Jamaica Cultural Re-awakening Conference Day

Jamaica Hidden Histories: Cultural Re-Awakening Conference Day


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The event kick started with refreshments on arrival followed by an enthralling, energetic and vibrant opening performance from the fabulous all female Harambe Drummers and a short introductory film. This engendered great interest and enthusiasm for the day’s events. Delores Cooper, OD eloquently chaired the day, and shared some of her childhood experiences of growing up in Jamaica.

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Welcome to the Cultural Re-awakening Conference which is the first activity in the delivery of the Jamaica Hidden Histories project. We would like to offer a warm welcome to those of you who are attending a Full Spectrum’s event for the first time and tank those who have supported us since 2004.

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The event kick started with refreshments on arrival followed by an enthralling, energetic and vibrant opening performance from the fabulous all female Harambe Drummers and a short introductory film. This engendered great interest and enthusiasm for the day’s events. Delores Cooper, OD eloquently chaired the day, and shared some of her childhood experiences of growing up in Jamaica.

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Quotes Feedback

This event has made me believe more strongly that West Indian culture/history should not be confined to just one month – it should be part of everyday history taught in schools.

 

I’ve always felt strongly about my culture, but this event has further enhanced that

– Leeonnie Hayles

 

Such a rich culture and history which needs to be advertised more and celebrated

– Louise Jones, Newman University student

 

Sense of pride of our achievements

– Skecia Mardenborough – Newman University student)

 

I feel very proud – it was great

– Monica McCorkle.

 

Buccaneers – Brilliant!  Amazingly informative!

 

I wasn’t aware of the strong links to the Bible in Rastafarianism.

I will do some further research

 

It was great, very insightful – engaging.  Different.  Enjoyed the music, interaction and the knowledge from both presenters and audience.

 

Absolutely amazing, awe inspiring female drumming group.. The tutor, Kandake, was amazing.

The presentation was first class, very informative.  We wanted a whole day and weekend on the subject.

Please do more work with her and the amazing drum group.

Drummers were fantastic.

 

Best part of the day was… young people sharing their views.

The wonderful speakers, food and discussion with youngsters on the stage.

 

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