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Exciting end to Guyana Folk Fest

September 10, 2010 Leave a comment

By Tangerine Clarke

BROOKLYN -The Guyana folk festival ended its ninth season with an international flair. The energetic Guyana-based Classique Dance Company, joined the KenDrum Youth Steel orchestra from Canada, and juicy storyteller and veteran performer, Doris Harper from England, to thrill thousands of patrons at Meyer Levin School grounds in Brooklyn.

The inviting weather played a huge part in the success of the more that five hours of loud entertainment that included crowd pleaser, and Calypso Monarch, the Mighty Rebel, and Adrian Dutchin, direct from Guyana, who revved up the crowd with his eye-popping shirtless act.

A-list performers, such as Wrickford Dalgetty, Terry Gagraj, African drummer Jaggae, Chuck Girard and Yonnette Hopper provided exciting entertainment to engage both the nationals and their Caribbean counterparts.

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Jamzone goes regional

July 10, 2010 1 comment

Ms. Nikita Archer

By: Alex Holder Sr.

GEORGETOWN –23-year-old Nikita Archer, a teacher, will represent Guyana in this year’s regional Miss Jamzone pageant. The announcement was made earlier this evening by pageant coordinator for Hits and Jams Mrs. Dascia  Clarke.

Jamzone 2010 will be the first to feature regional contestants. It runs from August 14-22.

Organizers say the move is to not just improve the image of the contest, but rather amplify the footing of Guyana as a tourism destinations.

Some of the islands competing against Guyana for the coveted crown include Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Antigua, Dominican Republic, St. Lucia, Barbados and neighboring Suriname.

“Jamzone 2010 is a very great undertaking,” says Hits and Jams Director Kerwin Bollers.

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Categories: Entertainment, Guyana, Regional