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An Ancient Soul – The Art of Philip Moore – video

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An Ancient Soul – The Art of Philip Moore

Published on May 22, 2012 by Errol Ross Brewster

In this 1995 feature Philip speaks expansively of the Spirit taught philosophy that underpins his creations. Dr. Adeoloa James, a Nigerian residing and teaching in Guyana gives her insight into the atavistic connection Moore has to his heritage of African Spirituality and which is always at the heart of his art.

Dr. Denis Williams, then Director of Art, recognizes Moore’s status as a great Caribbean adaptation of a great African tradition and clarifies the technological and iconological aspects of his work.  Continue reading

Guyanese Online – Most Popular Entries – February 2015

Guyanese Online Most Popular Entries -Top 20 – February 2015

Views: February 2015 = 73,362 – Total at Feb 28 = 2,951,883

Click: View Complete List – February 2014 – Most Popular Entries

  1. CHINESE ADVICE TO 50-YEAR OLDS & OLDER
  2. GUYANA and CARIBBEAN RECIPES
  3. Old Jet Magazines – from 1950 onwards – updated
  4.  “I will Follow Him” – by a Nun’s Choir – conductor Andre Rieu – video
  5. Fruits of Trinidad and Tobago – and Guyana
  6. Guyanese in the USA: Are East Indians at war with themselves? – By Paul Sanders
  7. Guyanese prepared foods and fruits in pictures + video
  8. Guyana: Cash-jet pilot tried to dodge detection by U.S. authorities of US$6.3M – assets seized
  9. A Hundred Years Later – by Uri Avnery
  10. Deportees arrive from US, escorted to police headquarters under tight security Continue reading

‘Guyana: Beyond Beautiful’ – Imaging Interior Travels – video

‘Guyana: Beyond Beautiful’ – Imaging Interior Travels – video

Published on Jul 12, 2012 by Errol Ross Brewster

Imaging Interior Travels is a view through the lens of artist, photographer and film maker Errol Ross Brewster as he travels, over the years, through the interior regions of Guyana. It’s structure is not that of a touristic promotion, a traditional documentary nor a travelogue. Continue reading

Buxton-Friendship Newsletter – February 2015 and 175th Anni. Banquet- NYC May 16, 2015

From: Buxton-Friendship Express [mailto:buxtonexpress@aol.com]
Subject: BUXTON NEWSLETTER – FEBRUARY 2015

Hello Villagers and Friends of Buxton.

We are pleased to share with you the Buxton-Friendship Express newsletter for the month of February 2015. We encourage you to share it with your family members and friends who may not be on our address list.

As you know, this year (2015), marks 175 years since our premier village was purchased by previously enslaved African labourers. We would like to encourage groups, particularly those in Buxton, to organize and promote events fitting this milestone. Let us show appreciation for the sacrifice, love and legacy from our ancestors!

In New York, we plan to have a 175th Anniversary Gala Banquet Celebration on May 16, 2015. Awards will be given to villagers for outstanding contributions and service to the community. There will be a keynote address, cultural presentations and a delicious assortment of traditional dishes. We would greatly appreciate your contribution and/or support. For more details, please click on the following links:   Continue reading

Bollywood Needs a Serious Makeover! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Bollywood Needs a Serious Makeover! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised to clean up India. He will do well to start with Bollywood.

‘Jai Santoshi Ma’In recent times the Indian film industry has spread its influence to nearly every part of India, and even abroad, where its mindless and garish depictions have assaulted the intelligence in many living rooms. But this was not always the case.

One of the first superstars in the Indian cinema was Mahipal. He starred in over 100 movies and his last movie ‘Jai Santoshi Ma’ (1975) set records in the industry [read more].  In those days Bollywood idealized womanhood and the family and the epics left messages of the enduring values of love and devotion.

Bollywood today spends millions copying from Hollywood, converts the stories for the Indian audience and then remakes that after a few years. The copy and the remake of the copy, with eminently forgettable songs, weak story lines and sexual images have resulted in Bollywood sinking to a new low.  Continue reading

“Pantoum for Ferguson: 20 Miles a Day” Poem by Angela Consolo Mankiewicz

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Reblogged from the Rosaliene Bacchus Blog …. Thanks Rosaliene!

Originally posted on Three Worlds One Vision:

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To mark the fiftieth anniversary of “Bloody Sunday” in Selma, Alabama, on March 7, 1965, my Poetry Corner March 2015 features the poem “Pantoum for Ferguson: 20 Miles a Day” by American poet Angela Consolo Mankiewicz.

The modern pantoum is composed of four-line stanzas in which the second and fourth lines of each stanza serve as the first and the third lines of the next stanza. As you’ll notice in Mankiewicz’ pantoum, the repeated lines take on a slightly different meaning and punctuation.

The pantoum’s pattern of rhyme and repetition is the perfect poetic form for giving us the sense of the four-step forward and two-step backward movement of race relations in America.

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Women in Black History – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Women in Black History  – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

  • [The well-known names surface in the media when special events are celebrated. But how about those who made their contributions and are not in the limelight? The purpose of this article is to highlight the activities of these lesser known women so that readers can appreciate their work and legacies. ]
Dorothy Height (1912-2010)

Dorothy Height (1912-2010)

Light drives out darkness and love conquers hate. If the times aren’t ripe, then you have to ripen the times, Dorothy Height reminds us.

When one looks at the contributions of black women in history it becomes clear that they were undeniable sources of light and love. The literature is filled with examples of the rich and royal roles that black women have filled and how they were able to inspire others. We find that the impact of black women is often overlooked in the literature. Black women have housed, fed, cared for their families and faced the brunt of wars and pestilences. They have played important roles in freedom movements and in so doing inspired others to face the future with confidence.  Continue reading

VINTAGE MUSIC from the Caribbean – 15 Music Videos

VINTAGE MUSIC from the Caribbean – 15 Music Videos

The Tradewinds, Mighty Sparrow, Lord Kitchener, Roaring Lion, Wau Wau, Lord Melody, Alton Ellis.

GUYANA- ANOINTED – By Dmitri Allicock

GUYANA- ANOINTED

Annointed 

By Dmitri Allicock

ANOINTED

I listened from the shores in the shade

To all the sounds that the forest made

The rhythm of Guyana speaking words

The echoes of life, the river & the birds

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Read more — Go to the Dmitri Allicock Blog to comment and share

Guyana – Capitol TV News Videos – 24 February 2015

Guyana – Capitol TV News Videos – 24 February 2015

  • Elections: Returning officers Sworn in
  • Still no word from the PPP’s Prime Ministerial candidate
  • AFC/APNU mash band a big hit on the road
  •  GT -Mash is over but bachannal over rental of spots continue
  • UG strike enters its 5th week
  • A Look at the Courts

Click links below to view the TV News videos:  
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