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Tribute to JANUKA by Mr. Desmond Clarke (Quadrille Instructor)

Tribute to JANUKA: From Mr. Desmond Clarke (Quadrille Instructor) on the occasion of our 10th Anniversary celebration. THE REAL PERSON WITHIN THE SLAVE Congratulations JANUKA on your tenth anniversary. May you continue to serve your purpose and achieve your goals indefinitely. What you are experiencing here this evening, ladies and gentlemen, entertaining though it may […]

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Tribute to JANUKA by Ralph Waithe

A Journey with JANUKA: I became aware of JANUKA in 2009 and the Quadrille dance quickly stirred my cultural and spiritual awareness. The dynamic drumming that precedes JANUKA performances holds my captive interest; it evokes the memory of our African slave ancestors whose adaptation of Ballroom Style to Camp Style became a medium of communication, […]

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Tribute to JANUKA by Cliff Purchase

I personally have known JANUKA for approximately 8 years. During that time, I have seen a group of women, who met in 2005 under the tutelege of “Mr Desmond Clarke” to learn quadrille, develop into a formidable group of quadrille dancers.  I can recount meeting them during those early days of rehearsal at an Antenatal Clinic […]

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Tribute to JANUKA by Gennette Edwards

Hello Beverley and the JANUKA group, Congratulations on all your past events and launch of website. The launch evening was so lovely and must have been very special for everyone. Januka has achieved a lot over the years. My favourite aspect of the group is their sense of respect, dignity and pride in promoting Jamaica’s culture, history […]

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Tribute to JANUKA by Caspar James

I met members of JANUKA first at a fundraising party in London and was immediately overwhelmed by their warm hospitality and boundless energy; dancing quadrille in between serving up courses of delicious food and fine drinks! I was determined that they should come to Norwich where myself and my organisation, Culture Crossroads, have put on […]

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Tribute to JANUKA by Pauleene Hammett

I first met Beverley, your group co-ordinator, in 1976 when we trained together to become midwife teachers at the Royal College of Midwives. After a 7-year career break, we reunited and worked together in midwifery education for the next 20 years!! I first became aware of Januka in 2005 as Beverley started to talk about […]

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