“Una Sola Voz” – Zonas Poéticas


“My Name Is George Junius Stinney Jr”


This Ain’t A Love Poem – Kayrond


This Ain’t A Love Poem is a sentimental piece that expresses the thoughts that go through the mind of a young male in a long term Relationship and goes into his deepest thoughts and unspoken emotions of the relationship with his lady.

The name This Ain’t A Love Poem is an insight of what a relationship puts us through. It brings forth the reality of being in a relationship in our present times. I wrote this poem to express that what we see from other relationships and the media is only a fraction of the truth of what it takes to be in a relationship. That a relationship doesn’t work on ideas but on senses. So if people remain senseless nothing will change. I strongly feel that if we take time to know who we are then our relationships will be better.

Kumar Sublevao- Beat: Afrochan (Live performance)


SPOKEN WORD: Terrorism is not a Religion – Hersi


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51_XrR3J9VY

 

CARIBBEAN STORYTELLING: Anansi ~ An African / Jamaican folktale | Denzel Washington


Denzel Washington narrates a hillarious story about “Anansi da spider big man in da bush. Him teeny-teeny, but animals dem give him big big respect, ’cause him own all da stories in da world.”

An animated Jamaican cartoon told by Denzel Washington, accompanied by the music of reggae band UB40. It is a celebration of African /Jamaican cultural traditions. Illustrations by Steven Guarnaccia. Written by Brian Gleeson.
1991… released 1992

CARIBBEAN STORY TELLING: THELMA PHILLIPS | MONKEY LIVER


Born Thelma Ermintrude Knights, Aunty Tek took the name Phillip after marriage.

A long time resident of Belmont in St George, Aunty Tek as a pioneer among women in Grenada, breaking long-held stereotypes — from being among the first women to own and drive a car on the island, to a career as a teacher and principal.

But it was folk tales that truly defined her career — as a raconteur, she was said to be rivaled only by the late Jamaican folklorist Louise “Miss Lou” Bennett-Coverley and Trinidad-born and Grenada-raised Paul Keens-Douglas.

-Read more at: http://www.caribjournal.com/2011/12/15/grenada-mourns-its-greatest-storyteller/

 

Storytelling: Jan Blake “The Leopard Woman”


storytelling Jan Blake was born in Manchester of Jamaican parentage. She has an international reputation for dynamic, witty, exciting storytelling. Specialising in stories from Africa and the Caribbean Jan is currently one of Europe’s leading female storytellers. She has featured at all the major storytelling festivals in the country, performs, runs storytelling workshops and teaches and performs all over Europe. Jan has worked as an artist in residence at various theatres throughout Britain and in doing so has developed close links with theatres such as The Southbank Centre, The Royal National Theatre, The London Philharmonic Orchestra, The National Concert Hall of Ireland, The Lyric Theatre Hammersmith, Battersea Arts Centre, & The Unicorn Theatre for Children. She is committed to passing on skills that can help storytellers develop their expertise. Jan works with a range of audiences, in a range of venues, from schools to the corporate boardroom, performing teaching and training. She designs storytelling and visual arts programmes for delivery in schools and the community and is also a Storytelling consultant at the National Theatre. Jan is currently involved in a four year global Educational Storytelling project The Storytellers’ Olympiad, with The Company of Common Sense.

 

-Read more at http://www.applesandsnakes.org/page/84/Jan+Blake/233

CARIBBEAN STORY TELLING: Paul Keens-Douglas


Paul Keens-Douglas was born in Trinidad but spent his early childhood in Grenada, where his family resides, and where he attended Presentation Boys College. He holds diplomas in Commercial Broadcasting and Radio & Television Production from Announcer Training Studios and RCA Institutes of New York, an Honours Degree in Sociology from Sir George Williams University (Concordia), Montreal, Canada, and has done two years post-graduate work at the University of the West Indies, Mona. Jamaica.

Active in drama from an early age, he has a wide and varied background in Theatre and the Creative Arts. Since his return to Trinidad in 1974, he has focused on highlighting the Trinidad & Tobago and Eastern Caribbean vernacular in poetry, storytelling, dramatic presentations, and advertising, both as writer and performer.

A self-published author, he has to his credit seven volumes of works, twelve albums and one video. He has produced several radio and television storytelling series, and is the founder/producer of the annual Tim Tim Storytelling Show and the Carnival Talk Tent which focuses on the oral traditions. His work has been featured in several anthologies and well known international publications. and has been highlighted on the BBC and on Canadian and American radio and television.

An active Rotarian, he is a founding member of the Association of Black Storytellers of America, and holds the Zora Neale Hurston Award. the Caribbean American lntercultural Organisation Award, Washington, and the Beryl McBurnie Foundation for the Arts Award, Trinidad. A total professional in control of his management, talent and properties, he makes regular tours of the Caribbean territories and metropolitan countries lecturing, performing and doing workshops.

A former Creative Director with McCann-Erickson (Trinidad) Ltd. Paul now freelances within the Advertising Industry, developing programmes, concepts and promotions for a variety of clients. With this wide and varied background. it is not surprising that he has moved into the field of Management and Staff Training, focusing on inter-personal and cross-cultural communication. and is as much sought-after conference presenter and after-dinner speaker.

 

-Courtesy of http://www.search.co.tt/trinidad/paulkeen/more.html