Archive for May 23rd, 2012

MAYPOLE: AN EC SUPER ADDICTION

MAYPOLE:  AN EC SUPER ADDICTION          

By EWALT AINSWORTH                            05 15 2012            

In the years before Cheddie (BC) villagers from the ethnic enclaves from Plaisance to Mahaicony (PM) used to be abuzz and addicted to the crowning of the May Queen and plaiting of the maypole.  The May Queen / maypole expo used to be the fore-runner to the national and international beauty contests, but these days drug barons rule and the government seems to be in league with these quasi-consortiums.

Guyanese change agents in the Diaspora have been trying to rekindle the maypole and May Queen expo  because of its cultural impact in melding and welding diverse communities and bringing folks together irrespective of their ethnicity, religion, gender, race, class, immigration status etc but  it is not happening in North America.        Continue reading