Stanford 20/20: cricket and culture

Stanford 20/20 cricket is the real deal. It is entertaining, energetic, colourful and all the action takes place in the space of a few hours.

Culture Box

And the Grammy goes to, wait a minute, did we hear right? Amy Winehouse.

Tastes Like Home

Hi Everyone, On my plate this week is Jamaica’s national dish, ackee and salt fish.

Casting for GFX starts tomorrow

Casting for the Guyana Fashion Xpo begins tomorrow, as the designers behind the anticipated fashion extravaganza search for the right looks for the catwalk.

Culture Box

For an art form rich in culture, dating back even before the first Mashramani and one that is well respected in the Caribbean and further afield, calypso is being poorly treated by the private sector in this country, which is depressing and downright difficult to accept.

Tastes Like Home

Hi Everyone, Growing up, I was tortured by porridge. The only kind of porridge that I could bear was sago porridge.

Full line-up of calypso monarchy contenders for Bartica semis

Out of respect for the tragedy at Lusignan the Adult Calypso competition quarterfinals was cancelled last Saturday so the full line-up of performers will be in Bartica tonight campaigning for the title when the semi-finals is held.

Culture Box

The pain of ‘breaking in’ new footwear was excruciatingly and vividly brought home to me this week when I had to do just that.

Tastes Like Home

Hi Everyone, In life one should never say “never,” so I won’t say it.

Strong line-up of calypsonians sends message to Rebel

VAT, otherwise known as “de pressure”, the culture of poverty in Sophia, foreign loans, and a wisecracking doctor are among the barrel of social commentary that rolls into the city next weekend when the adult calypso competition kicks off at the National Park.

Culture Box

Did someone say J’ouvert? As in the all-night-til-morning party that leaves you high on, well party vibes, we hope, though many persons out there probably have stories to tell of getting high on something else?

Tastes Like Home

Hi Everyone, I owe Barbados, for my love of the golden apple. In Guyana, I had seen and eaten a couple of golden apples, but I never got the lure of this fruit with its prickly seed.

Classique reloads ‘Dance Like You Do’

The beauty, fire and intensity of Classique’s Dance Company’s popular production, ‘Dance Like You Do’ returns to the stage of the National Cultural Centre for one night only tomorrow, but with fresh new dances and performers.

The Alternative set to shake up Mash

They are new. They are bold. They are ready. And if they are right, Mashramani and some of its related activities will never be the same again.

Culture Box

Ever unobtrusively observe someone’s face and think ‘what if it cracks?’ Or wonder about who was underneath there?

Tastes Like Home

Hi Everyone, Choka is one of the most pleasurable of foods I’ve ever eaten.