Arts on Sunday

Martin Carter
Martin Carter

Martin Carter’s sweet suite

[Suite of 5 Poems]                                                       1.   Unwritten histories of human hearts Who knows one day the books will write themselves in magic language soon transforming us to image, symbol and the ultimate silence.

Edna Manley
Edna Manley

Focus and Jamaican literature

Jamaica                                                            I saw my land in the morning And O but she was fair The hills flared upwards scorning Death and failure here.

Walter Rodney

Walter Rodney’s cultural legacy

There is an important monument at the University of Guyana (UG) that was established years ago to honour historian Walter Rodney, who was assassinated on Friday, June 13, 1980 by a planted bomb in Georgetown.

Lewis Carroll

An enduring tale

The Mouse’s Tale                                                      “Fury said to a mouse         that he met in the     house, ‘let us both go to law    I will prosecute you – Come I’ll                                        take no denial:                                     We must have                                 a trial; For        really this   morning I’ve nothing to do.’  Said the mouse     to the cur,       ‘such a trial, dear Sir, with    no jury or judge would        be wasting our breath.’         ‘I’ll be        judge, I’ll be jury,’ Said cunning    old Fury,       ‘I’ll try the whole      cause, and condemn          you   to     death.’”  – Lewis Carroll    Last week we explored the way literature can employ techniques of the fantastic and enter the realm of child’s play as a way of making serious commentary and judgment on the real world.

Millie Small

Millie Small’s enduring legacy

My Boy Lollipop                                         My boy lollipop You make my heart go giddy up You are as sweet as candy You’re my sugar dandy My boy lollipop Never ever leave me Because it would grieve me My heart told me so   I love you, I love you, I love you so But I don’t want you to know I need you, I need you, I need you so And I’ll never let you go   My boy lollipop You make my heart go giddy up You set my heart on fire You are my one desire My boy lollipop   Millie Small Today, the legacy of this music rules popular culture around the world, but especially in every corner of the Caribbean region.

Cast members pose for a photo during rehearsals for Link Show 35 (Photo used with the permission of Ron Robinson)

A welcome return in Link Show 35

Two of the country’s best production companies, The Theatre Company and Gems Theatre Productions provided one of the crucial components of the Republic Jubilee celebrations, the cultural factor, and in this case, theatre.

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