Thursday, 24 March 2011

CULTURE BITS: Charles Hyatt Foundation now off the ground + Morgan Heritage head to NYC for United Nations concert

IN MEMORY OF UNCLE CHARLIE: Charged with promoting the legacy of the late cultural legend, the recently launched Charles Hyatt Foundation aims to provide assistance and foster collaborations with individuals, bodies and institutions to develop arts and culture in Jamaica. The foundation, headed by Hyatt’s son, Charles Jr., is administered by a group of theatre practitioners (and members of the Hyatt family), including Hyatt’s widow Marjorie, Fae Ellington, Leonie Forbes, Grace McGhie and Louis Marriot. The immediate focus of the foundation, however, is securing a scholarship for a final year student at the Edna Manley College for the upcoming academic year. The launch was held on Monday on the grounds of the Pantry Playhouse, New Kingston.

AFRICANS UNITE: Reggae band Morgan Heritage is getting set to perform at the United Nations (UN) as part of the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, on Friday, March 25 in New York. The group is participating in the Living Legacy Concert, which takes place at the General Assembly Hall of the UN. The concert will also feature other prominent artistes from Africa, the Caribbean and North and South America. The multimedia programme will also include slave narratives and a reading by Dr. Julius Garvey from the publications of his father, Marcus Garvey.

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