Caribbean artistes urged to spread ‘climate justice’ message

#motherEarthandNature are also raising the Call for Climate Justice…

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Caribbean artistes are being encouraged to use their talents to galvanise support for the region as the world prepares to sign a new climate accord in Paris later this year, Jamaica’s Observer reports.

The call came from Dr Didacus Jules, director general of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) at the opening of the two-day “Voices and Imagination United for Climate Justice” conference here on Thursday.

Several prominent Caribbean artistes, including David Rudder, Alison Hinds, and Gamal “Skinny Fabulous” Doyle, have already committed to the effort.

The conference is intended to introduce journalists and artists to the Caribbean’s preparation for the United Nations climate meeting in Paris and the issues that are most critical for the region.

“I urge you to make your voices heard on this very critical issue, think creatively as to how you, as regional artists, can use your various art forms to communicate the climate…

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Fugees’ Pras Michel to attend ttff opening for premiere of Sweet Micky for President

GSM looks forward to seeing this Documentary.

Also, Salute to Pras on his premiere as a Documentary Producer at the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival…exhibiting the multi -dimensions of authentic Artistry…

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Pras Michel of hip-hop legends the Fugees will attend the September 15 opening night gala at the 2015 trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff), where the documentary Sweet Micky for President will be screened.

The remarkable story of Michel Martelly’s run to become President of Haiti, Sweet Micky for President will have its Caribbean premiere at the ttff/15. Pras, who is of Haitian descent, is one of the film’s producers as well as its narrator.

“We are thrilled to be hosting the regional premiere of Sweet Micky for President,” said Bruce Paddington, ttff Founder and Festival Director. “This is a brilliantly made, rousing film that affords us the opportunity to acknowledge Haiti and its importance in the shaping of the Caribbean’s history.

“It also affords us the opportunity to welcome Pras Michel, an accomplished son of the Caribbean diaspora, to Trinidad and Tobago and the ttff, as we celebrate our tenth…

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Haitian art, architecture at Queens Museum

Ayiti Cheri!!
#JUSTICEnotCharity from Ayiti to AFRIKA!!!

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This article by Tequila Misnky appeared in Caribbean Life.

On Sunday, July 25, Haitians from all over the metro area congregated at the Queens Museum to participate in a rich, diverse three-part cultural event that began on the expanded mezzanine, which looks at the Unisphere. The museum reopened last November after major renovations.

Marking their 10th year, Queens-based artist Patricia Brittle collaborates every July with architect and urban planner Etienne Telemaque to present a symposium at the museum called L’Education du Regard, Education by Sight.

Washington DC-based economist Leslie Pean (his most recent book concerns relations between Dominican Republic and Haiti), poet Robert Large, and food book —“Haiti Uncovered”— author Nadege Fleurimond were on the program. Jocelyne Dorisme sang accompanied by Reynald Felix on flute and Victor Supris on piano.

From the vast Haitian art collection of Harry Dorvilie, on display were works from three Jacmel artists — Prefette Dufaut…

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