Thursday, 12 September 2013

BITS & PIECES: Cultural news and previews featuring Miss Lou, Mario Evon, and Diana McCaulay

JAMAICA LABRISH: Deja Vu Theatre Productions, in association with The African-American Research Library & Cultural Centre, will give a tribute to late cultural icon Dr. Louise Bennett-Coverly with an evening of speech and drama on Wednesday, September 28 at 2650 Sistrunk Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

THE RIGHT NOTE: Reggae-soul singer-songwriter Mario Evon recently released the first single, "Soul Tek", from his debut album Reggae-Soul Volume 1: M.E. On Love. The song, written and produced by Evon, was recorded at Bob Marley’s legendary Tuff Gong Studio and engineered, mixed and mastered by Rohan Dwyer. The song was officially dropped this past Tuesday through all major online music distributors and streaming services worldwide. 

THE READERS: A host of West Indian authors will descend on the Brooklyn Book Festival for a Best of Caribbean Literature segment, headlined by Jamaica's Diana McCaulay (Huracan) and Ifeona Fulani (Ten Days in Jamaica). Also set to appear are Robert Antoni (Bahamas/Trinidad), Elsie Augustave (Haiti), Barbara Jenkins (Trinidad), Oonya Kempadoo (Guyana), and Montague Kobbé (Venezuela). When: Thursday, September 19. Where: 80 Hanson Place (corner So. Portland), Brooklyn, New York.

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