GT CULTURE-VULTURES GAIN STICKMAN OSCARS – By Waltie Ainsworth

GT CULTURE-VULTURES GAIN STICKMAN OSCARS

By Waltie Ainsworth

After a prolonged absence of more than two decades, a dance troupe from the Guyana National School of Dance is performing

Claire Goring

Claire Goring

in New York for the Labor Day festivities.  And as part of the annual celebrations the Guyana Cultural Association awarded some 18 of its esteemed artists with special awards.

Topping the list of awardees was Ms Claire Goring of Solo fame and brain. Claire Ann is a native of Victoria and has been with the GCA since its inception in 2001 and is currently working on establishing an Art and Culture Centre for young artists in the Diaspora.

CLICKTHIS LINK FOR COMPLETE LIST OF AWARDEES: http://guyfolkfest.org/awards/

Read more below…………..

Dr. Vibert Cambridge

Dr. Vibert Cambridge

Dr. Vibert Cambridge, President of the GCA in a brief presentation, spoke of the growing and glowing partnership between the organization and the church, the business community, the mayor’s office, the schools and other established organizations.

Here is:  GCA-awards-2016-vibert-cambridge-speech

The presentation ceremony was held at the Brooklyn Borough Hall and among the guests was the newly appointed Consul General to the tri-state community of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, Ms Barbara Atherly. 

jeggae-band

Jeggae and his band

Former GM of the Guyana Broadcasting Corporation, Ms Ave Brewster Haynes chaired the proceedings.  And culture vulture Jeggae and a freshly minted troupe of drummers and flautists, brought the curtains down with some jerk-yuh-waist and wine folk anthems much to the delight of the full house activity.

ASOLMELYKAM

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GCA New York 2016 Awardees with members taken at the end of the event – click to enlarge

SLINGSHOT   –     GUYANA GET FIT

TERRY GAJRAJ  –   GUYANA BABOO

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