On Friday evening, Moray House Trust hosted ‘A Conversation between Rahul Bhattacharya and Brendan de Caires’.
A release from Moray House Trust said that the evening began with a stirring musical performance by the Buxton Fusion School of Music. ‘Buxton Fusion’ is dedicated to preserving the oral culture in Guyana. Their music draws on African drumming patterns and incorporates Indian rhythms. The band is available for hire and can be contacted via Deo Persaud (tel. 624 1234).
Bhattacharya is best known locally as the author of The Sly Company of People Who Care, a novel about Guyana, published three years ago to international acclaim. De Caires was born in Guyana and now lives in Toronto. He has worked as an editor and periodically reviews writing for various journals. The release said that the conversation considered different eras of West Indies cricket, the nuances of Guyanese creole, and sorts of insights that foreign observers can bring to a society.