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An evening with JANUKA part 3 – From Emancipation to independence 5 of 5

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PROGRAMME The eclectic programme managed by Marcia our MC, consisted of: A Taste of Jamaican food and drinks Traditional cultural dances, eg. Bruckins, Tambo, Dinki Mini, Kumina, and the Quadrille. Children and Adult games and dances, eg. Johnny was a Miller, River Bank Coverly, Emmanuel Road stone brucking. Telling Anancy story Dancing […]

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An Evening with JANUKA part 3 – From Emancipation to independence 4 of 5

BACKGROUND INFORMATION (contd) The Significance of Proverbs When growing up in Jamaica, our parents, grandparents and other elders in the community expounded proverbs during or after conversations about a particular subject or event. This was common place, spoken in patwah, and meant to make us think about the consequences of certain actions. Some proverbs were […]

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An evening with JANUKA part 3 -From Emancipation to independence 3 of 5

BACKGROUND INFORMATION (contd) The Significance of Anancy Stories I have fond memories of growing up in Jamaica and can recall hearing Anansi stories at home, school, on the radio, and at community gatherings. This was common place entertainment by elders and entertainers. We loved the character of Anancy the trickster. The way he spoke in […]

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An evening with JANUKA part 3 – From Emancipation to independence 2 of 5

BLOG 5 (B): BACKGROUND INFORMATION (contd) – THE FOOD WE ATE I enjoyed discussing this topic with family, friends and the wider Jamaican community. It was interesting to note that the same food would have different names depending on which part of the island they were produced. Elders would recall their favourite foods with smile […]

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An evening with JANUKA part 3 – From emancipation to independence 1 of 5

Programme The Will to Survive – Part 3 Emancipation to Independence Saturday 15th September 2018 18:00hrs. – 22:30 hrs. St. Laurence Church Community Centre 37 Bromley Road, SE6 2TS. Preamble Through the mediums of games, storytelling, proverbs, images, art, rituals, folk songs, music and dance, we celebrate our ancestors’ determination to: reclaim their humanity; reaffirm […]

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JANUKA Achievements (2018) : Workshops in the Community

We facilitated 9 dance workshops in community halls, day centres, and other public and private settings. We also had 10 requests to sing Jamaican folk songs with audience participation as an integral feature of our engagements. The sing- along sessions were a delight for the Senior citizens who happily sang along with us as they […]

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JANUKA Achievements (2018) : Dance Around the World

In October we were allocated 20 minutes to showcase the Jamaican Quadrille at Dance Around the World – Festival of International Dance, at Cecil Sharp House – Camden- North West London. This is one of our regular annual performances on this beautiful dance floor. I could sense the concentration of spectators as we danced in […]

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JANUKA Achievements (2018) : Elim Pentecostal Church in Catford at their Golden Years Club

On the 21st July, we performed at Elim Pentecostal Church in Catford, SE London, at their Golden Years Club annual event. This afternoon event was well attended by a multi-cultural audience of senior citizens. At the end of our performance, we were pleasantly surprized when called back to the stage to receive a commendation for […]

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JANUKA Achievements (2018) : Quadrille Dancing in Public Settings

Lewisham People’s Day (2018) On the 7th July, a hot summer’s afternoon, we danced and facilitated a short quadrille workshop at Lewisham People’s Day in Mountsfield Park South East London. This annual event is always well attended by local and surrounding communities. We enjoyed dancing on this stage and it was a delight to see the […]

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JANUKA Achievements (2018) : Quadrille Dancing in Private Settings

During 2018, we travelled near and far to entertain, educate, empower and inspire positive awareness of our Jamaican Cultural Heritage, to multicultural audiences of varying sizes, age groups and formality. Many verbal, non-verbal and written encouraging feedbacks were received. Comments included: “Please accept our heartfelt gratitude for your wonderful performance at our Family Day event. […]

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