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Buxton-Friendship Express Newsletter – March 2015

Buxton-Friendship Express Newsletter – March 2015

MARCH – It is Women’s History Month. We take this opportunity to salute the courageous women of Buxton who helped in shaping our proud history.

Our March 2015 Buxton Express newsletter is now available. You may download the attached copy, or click on the following link to access it:

http://buxtonguyana.net/Buxton-FriendshipExpress2015-03.pdf

Happy Easter!

Best regards,

Lorna Campbell. Chief Editor,

Buxton-Friendship Express
buxtonexpress@aol.com

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 27 March 2015

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 27 March 2015

  • Housing key for APNU/AFC Coalition
  • School girl may have been victim of violent assault
  • Rice farmers to be encouraged to vote for change
  • Crum-Ewing’s Mother will not rest until she gets justice for son’s murder
  • Show me the President asks opposition
  • Ms St Joseph’s Pageant on this Saturday March 28
  • A Look at the Courts
  • Sports

Click links below to view the videos:

Housing key for APNU/AFC Coalition

Posted: 27 Mar 2015 06:09 PM PDT   Continue reading

CARIBBEAN FUSION 2015 APRIL 26, 2015

 

CARIBBEAN FUSION 2015  APRIL 26, 2015

The Caribbean and Floridian Association, Inc. (CAFA) will be hosting the 21st Annual Caribbean Fusion on Sunday, April 26,2015 and is sponsored by the Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA), The Osceola Tourism Development Council and the City of Kissimmee. Continue reading

Guyanese Canadian Cultural Association of British Columbia – Dinner/Dance 30 May 2015

Guyanese Canadian Cultural Association of British Columbia

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2015 Spring Independence Dinner And Dance
Saturday, May 30th, 2015 – 7:00pm – 1:00am
 Fleetwood Community Centre
15996 – 84 Avenue, Surrey BC. Canada.
Music by Redemption Sounds – Door Prizes
Tickets: $40 for Dinner and Dance
Tickets available from:
Clyde Duncan       604-317-1771
Wayne Jemmott    604-970-6047
Tanuja Lafleur        604-777-1875
Sylvia Jemmott      604-589-1852

Guyana Berbice Association- Washington DC – Dinner & Dance – April 4, 2015

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Guyana Berbice Association (GBA) – Washington DC Chapter –

Annual Easter Dinner & Dance –  April 4, 2015

Download Flyer: GBA_Easter2015_Invitation

Russell Peters – “Somebody Gonna Get Hurt, Real Bad!!!” – comedy video

Russell Peters – “Somebody Gonna Get Hurt, Real Bad!!!!!!!!”

This is one of the earlier shows by Russell Peters…. read more below:

Russell Peters – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

  • Peters’ stand-up performances feature observational comedy, using humour to  highlight racial, ethnic, class and cultural stereotypes. He often refers to his own experiences growing up in an Indian family, and impersonates the accents of various ethnic groups to poke fun at them.

    As he told an audience in San Francisco, “I don’t make the stereotypes, I just see them.”[26] In a 2006 interview with The National, Peters observed that he didn’t intend to put down or offend different races and cultures, but tried to “raise them up through humour”.[27]   Continue reading

Female Musical Trailblazers: The first “All Girls Steel Bands” of Guyana* – By Lear Matthews

A women’s History Month Tribute

Female Musical Trailblazers: The first “All Girls Steel Bands” of Guyana*

By Lear Matthews

It was the early 1950’s. Guyana, then British Guiana, like many other Caribbean countries was in the initial stages of struggle to shed the yoke of colonialism, epitomized by the first national, multiethnic political party.  The dawning of “Massa Day Done”!

As with the political scene, “beating pan” was a male-dominated activity.  But despite normative cultural credence and challenges faced by women, pioneering genius was afoot. The phenomenon of a female steel orchestra was emerging.  Steel band was viewed as a lower class musical form, practiced by urban folk from economically deprived communities – “Dem Bad boys” from Albouystown and Lodge (although the majority of residents from those neighborhoods were decent, law abiding and productive).  Initially, steel band playing was not considered socially accepted as a legitimate genre of entertainment, thus deemed unworthy of invitation to perform at “prestigious venues” such as the Town Hall in Georgetown.   Continue reading

GCA New York – Online Magazine – February 2015

Download:  GCA New York- FEBRUARY 2015 ON-LINE MAGAZINE

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HEROC High Tea and High Fashion Event – Brooklyn NYC – April 12, 2015

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HEROC High Tea and HighFashion Event – Brooklyn NYC – April 12, 2015

HEROC- Health Education & Relief Organization for Cancer Inc.

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

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