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Caribbean’s religious diversity celebrated at CARIFESTA XCaribbean’s religious diversity celebrated at CARIFESTA X

first_img Jul 30, 2015 First published in the CARICOM Secretariat Publication, CARICOM View CARIFESTA…a homecoming! (Volume 4 Issue 1/2008) Religion is an essential element in the Caribbean culture and this was fittingly highlighted at tenth Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA). Inserted into activities to underscore the range of diversities within the Caribbean culture, this element saw Muslims, Hindus and Christians integrally involved in CARIFESTA X. On August 24, 2008, the National Park in Georgetown, Guyana, was transformed into a grand bazaar containing a rich representation of the Muslim culture. Islamic art and artifacts, craft and literature were displayed as part of this celebration of the Muslims’ presence in the Caribbean. Clothing and accessories associated with the Islamic culture were displayed, adding a touch of fashion to the presentation. Dancers preparing to perform a classical Indian dance at the Guyana National Stadium during CARIFESTA X `Let’s come together as one’ for CARIFESTA XII The 100-member choir performs at the Guyana National Stadium during CARIFESTA X This is one in a series of articles, photographs and videos from our archives that we will share over the next few weeks as we continue the countdown to CARIFESTA XII in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 21-30 August. The pieces will showcase our multi-faceted cultural heritage, the faces and the voices of our icons, our people. CARIFESTA – Opening Ceremony: REPEAT Happening Today – CARIFESTA XII opens in Haiti Aug 21, 2015 Aug 3, 2015 You may be interested in… Over at the Guyana National Stadium, Hindus gathered three days later to showcase their religion with the singing of Bhajans [Hymns], classical Indian dances and dramatic performances based on the instructions in the Hindus’ holy texts. There was also a grand exhibition of art and craft, clothing and foods of the Hindu culture. Hinduism and Islam were assimilated in the Caribbean when Indian indentured labourers were brought to the Region on the introduction of wage labour after the abolition of slavery. Christians showcased their religion on August 28 also at the Guyana National Stadium at Providence. Their presentation was done in the form of a concert which attracted one of the largest crowds at that venue. Performances by celebrated Gospel recording artistes Mr. Lynks of The Bahamas, Guyanese-born Edward Nebblet and Sean Sobers, Calvin Curtis Whilby popularly known as Prodigal Son of Jamaica and Nicole Balusingh-Holder of Trinidad and Tobago, were the highlights of the concert. As a reflection of the racial diversity among the followers of Christianity, there were gospel songs performed in Hindi, as well as Indian cultural dances. In addition, there were dance performances to ballad-type and hip-hop gospel music, an indication of how gospel compositions have evolved over the years. Other presentations included a 100-voice chorale, drama and poetry. Celebrating the Caribbean’s religious diversity in CARIFESTA is a relatively new feature. In his remarks at the concert, President of Guyana, His Excellency Bharrat Jagdeo, said that Guyana had not only re-invigorated CARIFESTA, but had broadened its based, given the Festival’s popular appeal, and added features that were not there before. We have harnessed the religious communities, the indigenous peoples’ experience and a whole range of activities that will cause this Festival to grow,” he said. Guyana’s head of state noted that creating space for religion in CARIFESTA has reinforced the view that “we are not just material but spiritual beings.” Guyana’s Minister of Culture Youth and Sport, the Hon. Dr. Frank Anthony, who also addressed the concert, said “just as religion transcends gender, age and ethnicities, so too can our culture transcend barriers.” He added that culture and religion must be used to “heal and unite our people.” Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Aug 21, 2015 CARIFESTA scene CARIFESTA- its symbolism, history, developmentThis is one in a series of articles, photographs and videos from our archives that we will share over the next few weeks as we continue the countdown to CARIFESTA XII in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 21-30 August. The pieces will showcase our multi-faceted cultural heritage, the faces and the voices of our icons,…August 4, 2015In “Barbados”CARIFESTA XIV tops agenda of Regional Cultural Committee MeetingThe hosting of the Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA XIV) in August 2019 in Trinidad and Tobago is at the top of the agenda of the Twenty-Sixth Meeting of the Regional Cultural Committee (RCC) being held this week at the CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana. Directors of Culture as well…June 25, 2018In “Associate Member States”CARICOM pleased with current stage of preparations for CARIFESTA XIV2019 is the year of the Two C’s, Carnival and CARIFESTA! This is according to Trinidad and Tobago which will be hosting the fourteenth edition of the Caribbean Festival of Arts in August 2019. Representatives of the Trinbagonian CARIFESTA XIV planning committee provided the Twenty-Sixth Regional Cultural Committee (RCC) Meeting with…June 29, 2018In “Associate Member States”Share this on WhatsApplast_img

Ready to rock, paper, scissorsReady to rock, paper, scissors

first_imgKenneth Clarke is an impatient man, and not just when he’s waiting in the queue for the Commons canteen. The justice secretary wants cases to be wrapped up much quicker in the future – and we think we may have a solution for him right here in Chancery Lane. The UK Rock Paper Scissors Championships are coming to London’s legal heartland, with more than 300 people expected to take part in the age-old battle of mind-games and complete luck. The event has doubled in size for its fifth outing and will be held on 22 October at the Knights Templar pub (also well known as a Wetherspoons refuge for impecunious lawyers waiting for payday). Let’s face it, month-long submissions can get pretty dull, so we’re looking forward to the first High Court judgments to be resolved immediately through simple hand gestures. On three…last_img read more

High school football: Haughton makes statement in victory over No. 5 East AscensionHigh school football: Haughton makes statement in victory over No. 5 East Ascension

first_img“That’s a hugewin,” he said. “That’s a win that allowed us to prove to a lot of people thatwe deserve to be in the conversation in the upper echelon of the 5A teams. “Our kids thought that, but it’s good to prove it to yourself, also. So that was a good win. It gives you that confidence boost that, ‘OK, we can play with the big boys.’ ” Tristan Sweeney caught six passes for 64 yards. Whitten caught four for 65. The Spartanswere ranked No. 5 in the Louisiana Sports Writers Association Class 5A poll.The Bucs were ranked No. 10. “Those guys arereally good and have some good playmakers,” he said. “They got some peopleloose in the second half.” But Haughtonanswered with three straight touchdowns with the first coming on a long drive.The Spartans got within 21-10 with a field goal on the final play of the firsthalf. The win mightnot have been quite as big as Haughton’s victory over Byrd in 2017 inBrotherton’s second year as head coach, but it ranks high. Haughton juniorPeyton Stovall made his first start of the season after sitting out last week’swin over Red River with an injury. He came through. According to Haughton stats, he completed 15 of 26 passes for 169 yards and one touchdown. He also scored on runs of 9 and 6 yards. East Ascension came into the game off a 40-31 season-opening victory over two-time defending Class 5A state champion Zachary. The HaughtonBucs went into Friday’s game against the East Ascension Spartans at Harold E.Harlan Stadium with something to prove. CJ McWilliamscaught a 33-yard touchdown pass and completed a 38-yard TD pass to MatthewWhitten after taking a short flip from Stovall in the backfield. Haughton facesWoodlawn next Saturday afternoon at 2 at Lee Hedges Stadium. The Knights (0-1)were scheduled play Captain Shreve in the Battle on the Border Saturday eveningat Independence Stadium.Perfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks NowAspireAbove.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndo The Bucs scoredall three of their second-half touchdowns in the third quarter. “That stretch through the middle part of the second quarter andmidway through the third quarter we just kind of kept our foot on the gas andreally wore them down,” Brotherton said. “Keyshawn Davis got some tough yards and had a good game,”Brotherton said. “Stovall has some good runs. CJ made one CJ play. They werehitting on all cylinders.” Keyshawn Davis rushed for 104 yards on 18 carries and scored on a 43-yard run. He also had three catches for 36 yards. Haughtonemphatically made its point, defeating the Spartans 41-23. It wasn’t reallyeven that close with the Bucs building a 41-10 lead. Randy Brown/Press-Tribune Haughton improved to 2-0. East Ascension dropped to 1-1. JonathanStephens made a big play on special teams, returning a punt 51 yards to givethe Bucs the 41-10 lead. Carter Jensen kicked five PATs. All of Haughton’s playmakers did what Brotherton expects them to do every week. “Our defense just got after them,” he said. “I’m not sure how many times we sacked him but it was a pretty good bit. We just stayed after them the whole night.” Brotherton saidone of the keys to the victory was putting pressure on the Spartans twoquarterbacks. Brotherton saidthe defense wore down some late, but he gave the Spartans credit for continuingto battle. The Bucs didn’tget off to a particularly great start, though. They went three-and-out on theirfirst two possessions. East Ascension scored the game’s first TD on a 21-yardpass. East Ascensiongot within 41-23 with 7:02 left, but the Bucs didn’t let them get any closer.last_img read more

Matt Rogers urges Eddie Jones to consider NRL coachingMatt Rogers urges Eddie Jones to consider NRL coaching

first_imgRugby League Dual-code legend Matt Rogers has declared Eddie Jones would be a revelation as an NRL coach and is certain his former Wallabies mentor would take the jump to rugby league in his stride. Rogers played under Jones (pictured) for three years when he switched to the 15-man code in the early 2000s, and claims the current England rugby coach’s work ethic is among the best in sport. Jones has been linked with Rogers’ former club at Cronulla, with reports suggesting the Sharks could consider him as an option to replace current coach John Morris. The 60-year-old has never coached in rugby league, but Rogers believes from his dealings with Jones that his knowledge of the game and capacity for hard work mean he would quickly pick up the intricacies of the sport. “He’d be a revelation,” dual-international Rogers told AAP. “He has a brilliant mind. A brilliant sporting mind. And his work ethic is relentless. He knows the game of rugby league, he knows it really well. “Alan Jones did it (at Balmain), and I would put Eddie Jones on another level in his work ethic. I can see him being a success 100 times over. “There is no way I look at it where I can’t see him being a success, the way he operates.” Jones is tied to English Rugby until 2023, and they have indicated there has been no request for a release. Meanwhile Morris is under contract at Cronulla until the end of next season, and made the finals last year with a reduced salary cap. Rogers has long believed Morris has the makings of a good NRL coach, but says he would encourage any team to pursue Jones. He points to the way Jones built Japan’s national side ahead of the 2015 Rugby World Cup and has subsequently turned England back into a powerhouse. “He’s a brilliant coach and a hard taskmaster. He will get the best out of his players,” Rogers said. “The great coaches demand a lot from their players. “Look at Des Hasler, Craig Bellamy and Wayne Bennett. These guys are hard taskmasters but they are fair. “Whoever landed (Jones) as coach would do well. It might be a year or two transition until he gets the squad he wants. But he is a career coach.” Morris, whose side are aiming to recover from a 1-3 start when they face St George Illawarra on Sunday, said he had been surprised by reports of Cronulla’s interest in Jones. – AAPlast_img read more