“Who taking over, Chinese
Big business in Guyana, Chinese
Cellphones and your TV, Chinese
Everything now in the country, Chinese
The clothing you wear, Chinese
Women check out your false hair, Chinese
Ayo look at me, I am an Afro-Chinese”
It was third time lucky for 2014 Junior Calypso Monarch Shontell Gittens, who had previously entered the competition in 2012 and 2013.
Some people are arguing that there is no longer a Mashramani, not even in the traditional sense of the word. Last week I questioned why we really celebrate the actual holiday if we do not have much to celebrate after having done little to no work but this week I want us to look at the evolution of our local celebration of the carnival festival.
Guyanese designer Michelle Cole has been named the Young Gifted and Black Entrepreneurial Awards Designer of the Year.
On February 23 she received an award from the New York body at an event hosted at the LG NY on Lexington Avenue in Manhattan.
I would love to know why we really celebrate Mashramani. Ask a school child and he or she will say almost robotically, “Mashramani is a celebration after hard work.” Hard work my –bleep –
Is the work done?
Tomorrow is Mashramani and apart from the main event – the parade of costumes and bands in various parts of the country – the number one activity that many will be participating in is some form of picnic.