Category Archives: Arts / Culture

Happy Thanksgiving – 2017

GUYANA SPEAKS: Sunday, 26th November + Bourda Bazaar on 10th December 2017 – London

Dear All,

Please find below a reminder of this coming Sunday’s Guyana Speaks: ‘What will Oil do for Guyana?’ with Rex McKenzie, Christopher Ram and Dr Vincent Adams.     

 I’ve included a flyer about our Bourda Bazaar on Sunday, 10th December. The Bourda Bazaar will be opened by His Excellency F. Hamley Case and include musical performances from musicians, Keith Waithe, and Seetal Gurprashad (previously of the Hot Shots).  There will also be an exhibition of work by the artists, George ‘Fowokan’ Kelly and Rebecca Sharples as well as stallholders selling Guyanese products as varied as books, jewellery, greeting cards, cushion covers, collages, food  (e.g., conkie, pone, cassareep, etc) and drink.      Continue reading

My UG Convocation Address – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

My UG Convocation Address – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The lady next to me was puzzled. She couldn’t understand why I was “taking the trouble to visit Guyana to speak for only fifteen minutes.” I explained that it was the most important speech of my life. She smiled and shook her head, unmoved and unconvinced. It came to pass that I was standing before hundreds of graduates amidst pomp and ceremony and this is what happened: If only Ma can see me now!

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. We welcome your Excellencies, Members of the Diplomatic Corps, Ministers of the Government, Members of the Opposition, the Pro-Chancellor, the Chancellor of the University of Guyana, our esteemed Vice-Chancellor, and the Faculty and students of the University. A special welcome also to the overseas students of UG. In my time we didn’t have you, so welcome to our beautiful country.     Continue reading

‘When I Speak of History’ – by Leonard Dabydeen

When I Speak of History’  – by Leonard Dabydeen

November 18, 2017

When I speak of history I speak well;
I leave behind the past where broken bones
Lay scattered on blistering sands to tell
Of atrocities that are mostly groans.

While you may feel the pain lurking inside
With hurt failing any impunity;
And browse pages upon pages to ride
This feeling of guilt, remorse or pity,

It was Columbus sailing the great tides
Out discovering many a new world;
And Sir Francis Drake loved the battle cries –
Chicanery as a new age unfurled.

The mind finds revelations in the past,
So meaningful and useful to the last.

 

Leonard Dabydeen is author of Watching You, A Collection of Tetractys Poems , Xlibris Publication(2012); Searching for You, A Collection of Tetractys and Fibonacci Poems, Xlibris Publication (2015)

Ref: The Society

 

The Writing Life: Giving Thanks – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

Happy Thanksgiving 2017

At the end of May 2017, I received an unexpected request by e-mail from Vitor Rafael Siqueira de Araújo, a young poet, literature teacher, and freelance Portuguese/English translator in Roraima, North Brazil. His first poetry collection is due for publication in 2018.

With a bachelor’s degree in English and Portuguese literature from the University of Roraima, Vitor is currently enrolled in a postgraduate course in Translation Studies. Specializing in the translation of short stories, Vitor sought permission to translate one of my short stories.

I selected my most popular short story, The Ole Higue, published in July 2008 in the Guyana Journal (New York/USA). Considering that my short story contains dialog in Caribbean Creole English, Vitor’s project was very ambitious.

With its origins in West African mythology, the ole higue is an evil spirit that takes the form of an ugly, repulsive old woman that sucks the blood of…

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RAY LEE O’WN and Triple Play – Dinner/Dance – Toronto – New Years Eve 2017

Guyana Is We Own – Photo Video with Dave Martins’ music

NOVEMBER is TOURISM AWARENESS MONTH in GUYANA

Guyana Is We Own – Photo Video with Dave Martins’ music

Back Track   Published on Jan 31, 2015
Special thank you to the voice of Dave Martins and The Tradewinds. Took me quite some time…Putting this together. In It, are well OVER 100 selective pictures of Guyana. I’ve tried my best to match up the Images with the lyrics.
It’s all about setting your mind at ease…Wherever you may be. Hoping you’ll appreciate…Enjoy.
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GUYANA SWEET TO THE CORE Thirty Poems – By Dmitri Allicock + video

NOVEMBER is TOURISM AWARENESS MONTH in GUYANA

GUYANA

SWEET TO THE CORE

Thirty Poems  

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 By Dmitri Allicock

Read more: GUYANA- Sweet to the core- 30 Poems – By Dmitri Allicock

Beautiful Rupununi. Guyana – video

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Guyana Tourism Related Entries on Guyanese Online – November 1-15. 2017

NOVEMBER is TOURISM AWARENESS MONTH in GUYANA

The following Tourism related articles and videos are featured in Guyanese Online for every day of November.  Here are the ones  published up to 15th November 2017:

1. What is really needed to make tourism a success in Guyana? – THAG President weighs in

October 30, 2017 – 2:20 am

2. Beautiful Guyana – Land of Many Waters – Video

November 1, 2017 – 11:50 pm

3. Guyana – Yours To Discover – video produced by Mike Charles

November 2, 2017 – 8:07 pm

4  A special feature on Diwali- The Guyanese Perspective

November 3, 2017 – 11:06 am   Continue reading

GUYANA FOLK SONGS MEDLEY – By Terry Gajraj

NOVEMBER is TOURISM AWARENESS MONTH in GUYANA

GUYANA FOLK SONGS MEDLEY – By Terry Gajraj

Terry Gajraj –  Published on Jan 31, 2014
Singer: Terry Gajraj, Music: Brian Chaitoe, Studio: JTS
Thank you to everyone who contributed video footage to make this video possible: Shereeza Boodhoo Joshua and Kayla Kris Grauel Remona Gopaul.
If your name was missed, we apologize. All footage in this video belongs to the respective owners and we claim no ownership for any footage used in this video.
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