A message from the Department of English at the University of Puerto Rico. We offer the Department at his family our condolences. I (Lisa) want to personally acknowledge my gratitude for his great kindness and warmth, which I valued immensely: Mervyn Coleridge Alleyne (1933-2016) Mervyn was a renowned sociolinguist and dialectologist whose ground-breaking work on […]
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Television journalist Soyini Grey of C Television sits with Nigel Campbell to discuss the 2016/2017 budget with reference to the creative industries in light of his recent blogpost which analyses the government’s diminishing response—both financial and conversational—to the idea a creative industry. Video courtesy CNMG Programme Air Date: Tuesday, 28 October, 2016 Programme Length: 0:25:28 © […]
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Disaster time again, for our sisters and brothers in Haiti. Already the vultures circle, using this tragedy as another opportunity to take advantage or worse, to engage in the pornography of suffering black bodies. Now is not the time for tears, hand-wringing, there are lots of organisations that are quietly doing good work in Haiti that […]
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This imaginative book throws new light on the closing years of Caribbean slavery and the lives of enslaved people of African descent before emancipation in Trinidad in 1834. The book centres on the drawings of plantation life by Richard Bridgens, an English-born artist who became a planter and slaveholder in Trinidad, and examines these in […]
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Raymond’s book was launched earlier this year during the Bocas Lit Fest, I missed her launched and readings then. Then the Carnival Institute hosted it’s Emancipation Lecture which featured Raymond talking about Bridgens work as an artist whose drawings of Pre-Emancipation Trinidad are used to illustrate Caribbean Slavery, but how he isn’t respected as an artist, and his work is often used without acknowledging his ownership.
I missed the Carnival Studies lecture, but I sent my cameraman to cover, and was able to watch it after and write a story based on her talk.
I was really taken with Raymond’s belief that we might be able to identify the people in Bridgens drawings, despite his limited skill. He wasn’t drawing imaginary beings, or representations. He was doing portraiture, and a detailed examination of the records may help us identify some of his subjects.
I find that very exciting.
My report on Raymond’s lecture is here.
What’s to be said about Bazodee? The Machel Montano headlined film opened in his native land last week, and I happened to catch it on opening night. The film is entertaining, but far from exc…
Source: Basically Bazodee: A Review
Theatre practitioner Mervyn de Goeas said he does not think of himself as just a director or a mas-man or an actor or a writer, but as an artist. He told an appreciative audience at the Monday Night Theatre Forum he has been a has-been on many occasions and come back each time.
Source: Once a ‘has-been,’ de Goeas continues another act | Monday Night Theatre Forum