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06 Jul: She Rocks! Meet June Givanni – Pioneering International Film Curator

June Givanni is a pioneering international film curator who has considerable experience in film and broadcasting for over 30 years and she is regarded as a resource for African and African diaspora cinema.   She was born in Guyana and grew up in the UK .  The development of the Pan African Cinema Archive is based on her collections from years of working in the field of cinema. Her motivation for the archive is to make this…

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12 Jun: She Rocks! Meet McKenzie “Diamond” – A Bright Shining Musical Jewel!

Even though Mckenzie Diamond currently resides in Richmond, Virginia she is a native of Guyana who derived her stage name from the town in which she was born (Mackenzie Linden). Makenzie was born Sue-Ann Melba Providence on March 17, 1986 to Tessa Providence and Marlon Richmond. Marlon a well- known singer and musician formed a band with his brother Stevie Richmond and performed locally at different venues in Linden. Ironically Mckenzie would follow right in…

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23 May: She Rocks! Meet Anjali Paray “Artiste Anjali” Indo/R&B/Singer & Songwriter

Anjali is the breath of fresh air that the world of music is waiting for. A woman of gentile strength and passion, her innovative style, powerful sultry vocals and haunting melodies ensure that she will touch the heart of one and all. Her influences span several continents, cultures and musical genres therefore it is only natural for her music to fuse both classical and contemporary urban sounds. Born in Brooklyn, with roots in Guyana and…

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20 May: Royal Wedding Choir Conductor, Karen Gibson, was born to Guyanese Parents!

Today guests at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s royal wedding witness history and were treated to a  number of romantic moments including a gospel performance of “Stand by Me” by The Kingdom Choir. The Kingdom Choir led by its founder, Karen Gibson, sang the American R&B classic from the West End of St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. Back in 2015, GGR featured the Award Winning conductor, who was born in London to Guyanese Parents.  Karen formed The…

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08 May: Princess “Shuri” Attends Met Gala With A Handsome Prince

Last night our very own princess “Letitia Wright” made her debut appearance at the Met Gala with a handsome date at her side. The internet was abuzz after the Black Panther & Avengers star showed up on the red carpet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art with Star Wars actor, John Boyega. But although the two breakout stars look great together, they are just friends who have know each other before they both became famous…

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24 Apr: She Rocks! Meet Multi-Disciplinary Artist, Suchitra Mattai

Suchitra Mattai is a multi-disciplinary artist who lives and works in Denver, Colorado. Suchitra was born in Guyana, South America, but has also lived in Halifax and Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Philadelphia, New York City, Minneapolis, and Udaipur, India. These diverse natural and cultural environments have greatly influenced her work and research. While her practice includes a wide range of materials and ideas, her primary interests include 1) the complex relationship between the natural and artificial…

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21 Mar: She Rocks! Meet Rochelle Porter, Founder & Creative Director of RPD LifeStyle Brand

Rochelle Porter has never met a blank surface she didn’t want to draw on. A lifelong lover of global design traditions, the Atlanta-based artist takes cues from the breezy hues of her Caribbean roots, the stark simplicity of Scandinavian prints and the bold geometrics of West African weaves to create vibrant, eye-catching textiles for the home décor and apparel markets. Her travel-inspired patterns feature joyful, unexpected burst of color and classic motifs with a fresh,…

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12 Mar: She Rocks! Guyanese “Alyssa Raghu” Secures Spot on American Idol Competition

Alyssa Raghu shed tears of joy Sunday night when she was advanced to Hollywood for the next round of American Idol.  The 15 year old songbird auditioned on the premiere episode on season 16 of the ABC’s singing competition before judges Katy Perry, Lionel Ritchie and Luke Bryan. Born to Guyanese parents, Alyssa is a student at Lake Nona High School in Orlando Florida and also plays the guitar. According to www.wftv.com, Alyssa’s ‘American Idol’ journey…

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14 Feb: Actress Shaunette Renée Wilson Brings More Guyanese Girl Magic to Black Panther Movie!

On the eve of the release of Marvel’s Studios Black Panther, Guyanese across the globe are beaming with pride as actress Letitia Wright gets ready to light up the big screen in her starring role as Shuri. Well little did we know that there’s another Guyanese girl, with a not so prominent role in the movie, but who also deserves to be celebrated. Meet actress Shaunette Renée Wilson who plays a member of Dora Milaje, a Wakanda’s elite special forces unit,…

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31 Jan: Guyanese Actress, Letitia Wright plays “Fierce” Princess Shuri in Upcoming Black Panther Movie

The much anticipated Marvel Studios’ Black Panther movie is just 2 weeks away from hitting theatres on February 16th, and we’re so proud see one of our very own light up the big screen.  Last night stars turned out for the Black Panther world premiere at L.A.’s Dolby Theatre and Letitia Wright was a red carpet favorite. The 24 year old actress, who was born in Guyana and raised in London,  plays the role of Shuri the technologically proficient…