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Peter Tosh – Live AT THE GREEK THEATER – August 23.1983 – Reggae Music Video

Peter Tosh – Live AT THE GREEK THEATER – August 23.1983 – Reggae Music Video

1. Intro/Creation [1:34]
2. Pick Myself Up [3:58]
3. African [4:09]
4. Coming in Hot [4:13]
5. Not Gonna Give It Up [5:27]
6. Rastafari Is [12:25]
7. Where You Gonna Run [4:59]    Continue reading

Dr. Patricia Cambridge – Piano Recital in Guyana- October 7, 2016

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DEMERARA GOLD – September 2016 Newsletter

DEMERARA GOLD – September 2016 Newsletter

Fall is HERE…get ready to witness the leaves turn orange, red, yellow and GOLD!   And THANK YOU for coming out to witness DEMERARA GOLD this past summer and telling family and friends about it!  May your days be filled with purpose, joy and peace… and may you keep shining like DEMERARA GOLD!

DEMERARA GOLD had a luminous summer.  The latest was the  August 13 performance at South Oxford Space, being featured on BRIC-TV (see link to the interview below) and a rave review in the New York Amsterdam News (see link to the review below).    Continue reading

Charlestown Alumni Association of NY – Dance – October 15, 2016

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GUYANA: Blessings to Treasure – 40 poems – By Dmitri Allicock

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Looking back at Colonial Education – commentary

LOOKING BACK AT COLONIAL EDUCATION

 Opinion - commentary -analysisEducation has historically played a critical role in the development of Guyana. It has imparted knowledge and skills and has empowered the people to solve everyday problems in society. It has supported capacity building in the plantation economy and has built critical areas of thinking. Education has made Guyana very competitive in its pursuit of economic growth and development.

Guyana’s experience since independence has shown that its educated and skilled population has provided greater opportunities in the area of human and economic development with the main spin-off being the creation of decent paying jobs and a better quality of life for all.     Continue reading

England’s Forgotten Muslim History – NY Times Commentary

Murad III, left, Elizabeth I, right. Ullstein Bild, via Getty Images (left); The Print Collector/Getty Images (right)

London — Britain is divided as never before. The country has turned its back on Europe, and its female ruler has her sights set on trade with the East. As much as this sounds like Britain today, it also describes the country in the 16th century, during the golden age of its most famous monarch, Queen Elizabeth I.

One of the more surprising aspects of Elizabethan England is that its foreign and economic policy was driven by a close alliance with the Islamic world, a fact conveniently ignored today by those pushing the populist rhetoric of national sovereignty.     Continue reading

Guyana Action Committee (GAC) – Raising voices to stop gun violence

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Guyana Action Committee (GAC) – Culture to combat gun violence

BY TANGERINE CLARKE | ARTS & THEATER – Caribbean Life News – September 20, 2016

The Guyana Action Committee (GAC), a non-profi­t will bring together some of Guyana’s artists including the Hooper Sisters, saxophoni­st, Flantis and Gospel singer Di Nike Amos to raise their musical voices in a cultural presentat­ion against Gun Violence.

The event will be held at St. Stephens Church Hall, 2806 Newkirk Ave., (between E 28 and 29th streets) in Brooklyn, on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016 from 8 pm.

The event will come alive with the Caribbean rhythms of African Drummer Mboya Wood, followed by a fashion show, skits and dance performances, as GAC kicks off a series of activities to raise funds to combat gun violence which continues to plague the communities.   Continue reading

Music: Ravi Shankar & Anoushka Shankar Live: Raag Khamaj (1997) – video

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As part of India & Pakistan’s Golden Jubilee celebrations, Pandit Ravi Shankar, accompanied by his daughter Anoushka Shankar, perform live for the BBC at The Symphony Hall, Birmingham.

President Barack Obama Town Hall at UWI, Jamaica – April 9, 2015 – video

President Barack Obama Town Hall at UWI, Jamaica – April 9, 2015

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