The Arts

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26 Oct: She Rocks! Viktoria I.V. King is Breaking Down Barriers In the Filmmaking Industry

Today the film industry still struggles to include female filmmakers and director, but Viktoria I.V. King is determined not to let that keep her from behind the camera, and from seeing her work on screen. The 29-year-old award-winning British-American Director, Producer, Writer and Photographer has a passion for storytelling through filmmaking.  She has directed and produced multiple projects for Theatre (plays, musicals, opera), and Film (award-winning feature film & web series, short films, commercials and music…

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08 Oct: She Rocks! Ebonee Noel of CBS New “FBI” Drama Series Has Strong Guyanese Roots

You may have recently seen Ebonee Noel staring as Kristen Chazal, a smart tech savvy analyst in the new CBS gripping 13-episode drama series, “FBI”.  The Harlem-born actress is also known for her role in the ABC’s drama “Still Star-Crossed” as Livia Capulet. Other TV credits include “Wrecked,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Eye Candy” from Jason Blum, and a supporting role in the independent feature “Long Nights, Short Mornings.” Ebonee is the daughter of Guyanese parents, Cheryl E. Noel…

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21 Jul: She Rocks! Meet Nubya Garcia, Award Winning Jazz Saxophonist & Composer

London-based saxophonist and composer, Nubya Garcia, is one of the leading forces behind the resurgence of jazz-influenced sounds in the UK. Raised in a creative environment built by a set of Caribbean parents, her brand of afro-tinged Jazz has made her a key component in a string of new and established groups: from work with MOBO Award-winning drummer, Moses Boyd, legendary Jungle producer and toaster, Congo Natty, through to her own works as part of…

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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,…