Category Archives: Arts / Culture

Guyana.. Drums of Rastafar-I in Georgetown City- video

Photo from Dmitri Allicock’s post in – Anything Guyanese First

Drums of the Botanical Gardens - Dmitri Allicock

Drums of the Botanical Gardens – Dmitri Allicock

Guyana.. Drums of Rastafar-I in Georgetown City – Video

Video Uploaded on Feb 24, 2008

Video: Rastafarians Beat drums and sing songs in the City while displaying their other talents in art and crafts.

Profile: Uncle Harinarine – Old Time Stories! – By Dhanpaul Narine

Uncle Harinarine – Old Time Stories!

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Vintage Green Glass Kerosene Lamp 1960's

Kerosene Lamp 1960’s

There was a time when the village in Guyana had no electricity. They used hand lamps to move around at nights. These lamps had a wick and a knob pushed the wick up or down depending on the user’s choice. The lamps were blown out at eight in the night and everyone was supposed to be in bed.

Those that could afford it had the gas lamps but after several pumpings the Tiley lamps would puff and go out as well. Then there were those that had neither gas nor hand lamps. They used a bottle with a long cloth wick soaked in kerosene and the smoke that came out was thick and black. It left a mark in the house and if you were a student staying up late the smoke went directly into your eyes.  Continue reading

GLIMPSES OF GUYANA – TWENTY FIVE POEMS – By Dmitri Allicock

GLIMPSES OF GUYANA

 TWENTY FIVE POEMS – By Dmitri Allicock

25 poems

NEAR GEORGETOWN’S HARBOR

When the Demerara becomes muddy and rumbles

And the coast washes in the Atlantic’s tumble

There lies green blankets of sugarcane flat lands

Where the ships announces themselves so grand

Nautical charts and instruments rules the stars

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Moray House Trust Lecture by Professor Ivelaw Griffith – July 15, 2015

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Guyana Is We Own – pictures of Guyana- music by Dave Martin and the Tradewinds

 
Published on Jan 31, 2015 https://www.facebook.com/JamoonWine

A 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.

History Vacation School – Atlantic Gardens, Guyana – July 27-31, 2015

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History Vacation School – Atlantic Gardens, Guyana – July 27-31, 2015

For more information, contact Hazel Woolford @ 220 – 4759 or hazelwoolford@gmail.com

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Comenius Moravian Alumni – Family Day Picnic – Brooklyn NY – July 11, 2015

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Update from Moray House Trust: June 2015

Moray House Trust

Moray House Trust

Update from Moray House Trust: June 2015

Moray House Trust was honoured to host the launch of a biography about Eric and Jessica Huntley in April. Eric and Jessica Huntley were pioneer publishers and political activists in the UK, after they migrated from Guyana in the 1950s. Jessica was a founding member of the Women’s Political and Economic Organisation in 1946 along with Janet Jagan, Janet Jagan and others. Jessica was, in the words of Tom Dalgety, “an encourager of many who wanted to say something but had no audience.”

Eric Huntley presented a collection of books, documents and recordings to Moray House Trust in the course of his recent visit to Guyana. He expressed his gratitude to the Trust for hosting two events. The first, held in October 2013, was to honour his wife, Jessica Huntley, on her passing. The second event, in April 2015, was the launch of a biography of the Huntleys entitled “Doing Nothing is not an Option”.   Continue reading

GCA On-Line Magazine – June 2015

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Letter from the Editor

The month of June 2015, was officially declared Caribbean Heritage Month by the 44th president of the United States, Barack Obama. We trust that your summer has begun with the energy and intensity of predictable newness.    Continue reading

The Freedom Riders of 1961- By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The Freedom Riders of 1961- By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The next time you sit in a train or ride the buses in America, or even enjoy a walk in the park you should think of a group of brave persons called the Freedom Riders.

Their acts helped to hasten the Civil Rights movement in the United States and to make it possible for all races to sit and eat together and to use public transportation without discrimination.

The Freedom Riders movement had its genesis in 1947. It  was in that year that the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) conducted a Journey of Reconciliation, the purpose of which was to direct attention to racial segregation in
public transportation.  Continue reading

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