The Arts

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13 Aug: COVER GIRL:  Award Winning Saxophonist Nubya Garcia On The Cover of Jazzwise Magazine

Award winning London-born saxophonist and composer Nubya Garcia makes the cover of Jazzwise Magazine.  The September issue  features an interview with Nubya, one of the leading forces behind the resurgence of jazz-influenced sounds in the UK.  Nubya was born in 1991 in the Camden district of northwest London to a Guyanese mother, Loraine Jansen (Bishops High School alumni); and former civil servant, and a British Trinidadian film maker father. Garcia followed her older siblings to the local…

Letitia Wright

10 Aug: Letitia Wright Stars As Activist Altheia Jones In “Mangrove Nine” True Story

Letitia Wright is fighting for justice in the first trailer for “Mangrove.” Amazon Prime Video released the first look at the Small Axe episode on Thursday.   The Guyanese actress and Black Panther Star,  plays the role of Altheia Jones-LeCointe a Trinidadian physician and research scientist also known for her role as a leader of the British Black Panther Movement of the 1960s and 1970s. “Mangrove” tells the true story of the Mangrove Nine, a group of Black activists who clashed with London…

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13 Jul: Kira Divine Releases Highly Anticipated Single & Video for “My Season”

AFTER MAKING WAVES ON BILLBOARD CHARTS IN EDM KIRA DIVINE STEPS OUT AS AN  INDEPENDENT ARTIST WITH DEBUT SONG Coming off the heels of her multi-platinum success with Australian EDM band PNAU, Shakira Marshall who goes by the stage name “Kira Divine” releases her debut single and music video entitled “My Season” on all digital platforms. This first single is a small sample of the soundscape one can expect from her highly anticipated debut album…

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13 May: Meet Krista Martins, Founder of Wukkout! A Caribbean Dance Fitness Movement

Krista Martins is a professional choreographer, ACE-certified group fitness instructor and founder of Wukkout!® She has been teaching and performing professionally for over 15 years; she is also a Professor at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus where she teaches hip hop dance to undergraduate students. Krista has performed in a wide variety of music videos, commercials and television shows including but not limited to performances with MTV, BET, and the NFL. Most notably, her choreography…

Omaiah Hall: A star in the making

03 Feb: She Rocks! Meet Omaiah Hall – Guyana’s 2020 Junior Calypso Monarch

Via www. guyanachronicle.com OMAIAH Aaliyah Hall is an 18-year-old Communications student at the University of Guyana who was recently crowned the Junior Calypso and Soca Monarch  in Guyana. She’s also an alumni of Bishops and St. Roses High Schools.  In a recent interview with ‘The Buzz’,  Omaiah shared that she has always been passionate about the arts, especially music.  Here’s her story.. “I love how you can relate an entire story through a song and…

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27 Oct: Guyanese-American Actress and Award-Winning Singer/Songwriter Dawnn Lewis Returns to Broadway

Proud Guyanese-American and Brooklyn native,  Dawnn Lewis, best known for her strong and compassionate character Jaleesa Vinson in the hugely-popular 90s sitcom, A Different World, and for her current co-starring role in the HULU reboot of the Veronica Mars series has returned to Broadway as Zelma Bullock, Tina Turner’s mother in Tina: The Tina Turner Musical. Dawnn grew up in the Bedford-Stuyvesant and Flatbush sections of Brooklyn and is excited about returning to Broadway, spending…

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26 Sep: She Rocks! Kenise Etwaru Is Inspiring Other Through Her Ministry In Music

Kenise Etwaru was born in Guyana and emigrated with her parents at age nine along with her sister who was then six in order that they would have greater education opportunities.  They wanted to ensure them having the best possible opportunities in life.  They left a very comfortable life at the church her father Pastor Lionel Etwaru and his wife Margaret had started for a completely new life in a new country.  Seeing them persevere…

Tee Tee Solo

30 Aug: Meet Tunisia Solomon – A Rising Star Who Is Conquering the World of Steel Pan Music!

Meet Tunisia Solomon also known as ‘Tee Tee Solo’ born to a St. Lucian mother and a Guyanese father and is one of three siblings born into a musical family well known in Guyana’s history. The Solomons have continued to promote and teach the cultural musical heritage of Guyana and the Caribbean in their Adopted home of the U.S.; Phil Solomon, her uncle is a founding member of the Guyana Symphony Orchestra one of the…

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07 Jun: Where’s My Inheritance? Filmmaker Charisse Holder Journeys Back to Guyana to Reclaim Her Identity

Charisse Holder is on a mission to preserve her legacy. The young first generation Guyanese-American filmmaker recently wrapped up production of  “Where’s My Inheritance?“,  a film she co-produced with Randy Harris that documents their journey back to Guyana, the land of their ancestors in search of the missing pieces of their identity. The much anticipated film will premiere at Metro Tech Center’s Pfizer Auditorium in Brooklyn, New York  on Friday, June 21, 2019. Film Synopsis…

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31 May: Grammy Winning Guyanese-Canadian Melanie Fiona Comes to Brooklyn

Reported By Allison Skeete Special to NAN News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. May 31, 2019: A Grammy Award winner Caribbean roots singer is set to be in Brooklyn, NY this Sunday, June 2nd for the launch of the Guyana Innovation Prize Venture Fellowship. Melanie Fiona, a Canadian-Guyanese, is slated to be part of the Brooklyn, NY launch of the Fellowship, the brainchild of the Guyana Economic Development Trust CEO, Oslene Carrington. The event aims…