Celebrate Caribbean Heritage Month with caribBEING

Celebrate Caribbean Heritage Month with caribBEING at The Studio Museum in Harlem!

Jun 24, 2016 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM at The Studio Museum in Harlem

The Studio Museum in Harlem has partnered with caribBEING to present Studio Screen, which will include 4 films inspired by the exhibition  Ebony G. Patterson: … when they grow up …, an immersive, site-specific installation that highlights the systemic issue of ephehiphobia, or fear and loathing of children. The selection of shorts focuses on Caribbean youth as they struggle with tough decisions, and confront their own innocence in the face of societal pressures that prescribe adult responses from them:

No Soca, No Life (Kevin Adams, 2012, 30 mins.)
Olivia is a teenage girl from an impoverished community with a fabulous singing voice, honed in the church choir. When she decides to use her talent to sing soca, however, Olivia must face many hurdles, not least of all stiff opposition from her mother.

Missing Melodie (Monique Campbell, 2008, 7 mins.)
A young woman emigrates from Jamaica, looking forward to the reunion with her mother, but is sadly disappointed by the bitter reality.

Making History (Karen D. McKinnon & Caecilia Tripp, 2008, 9 mins.)
Two friends, acclaimed Carribean writer Edouard Glissant and poet Linton Kwesi Johnson, meet on a summer day and discuss issues of cultural identity. Analogously, a young woman traverses a metropolis alone.

Raft of Medusa (Alexis Peskine, 2016, 10 mins.)
Illustrating Theodore Gericault’s 200-year-old shipwreck painting The Raft of Medusa(1818–19), this poetic video depicts youthful migrants of African descent immigrating to the Western World from countries that were long colonized and exploited. The film explores the power and richness of these once colonized places, and speaks to the strength and vivacity of the youth uprising in these freshly independent nations, whilst also exposing the obstacles they face in the new world.

The screening will be followed by a public dialogue and Q&A with the featured filmmakers moderated by Shelley Worrell, co-founder of caribBeing, and Nico Wheadon, Director of Public Programs + Community Engagement at The Studio Museum in Harlem. Participants are then invited to a special Caribbean themed Uptown Fridays!, the Museum’s summer series that transforms the courtyard and galleries into a vibrant social hub, featuring the sounds of Libation’s DJ Ian Friday with Manchildblack and Afro Mosaic Soul, and signature cocktails.

The Bob Marley Museum

The Bob Marley Museum in Kingston, Jamaica, WI is a tourist attraction full of information and antiques from the life and music of Bob Marley. From 1975 to 1981 the artist used the home as a site of business and recording, and it was converted to a Museum six years after his death by his wife Rita Marley. Music permeates the premises and attractions on the site, and it is a great place to visit while on the island! For more information click here.

Below are some of my favorite photos from my site visit: 

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Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015.

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Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015.

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Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015.

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Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015.

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Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015.

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Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015.

 

Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Castries, St. Lucia

At the end of July I had the pleasure of viewing the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Castries, St. Lucia. It was given the honorary status of a Minor Basilica on 11 May 1999 as part of the centenary celebrations. Besides the stunning architecture, the interior design stunned and enthralled me! The interior is decorated  by St. Lucian artist and National Cultural hero, Dunstan St. Omer (more information on him can be found here).

Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015 of Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Castries, St. Lucia.

Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015 of Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Castries, St. Lucia.

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Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015 of Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Castries, St. Lucia.

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Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015 of Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Castries, St. Lucia.

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Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015 of Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Castries, St. Lucia.

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Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015 of Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Castries, St. Lucia.

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Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015 of Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Castries, St. Lucia.

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Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015 of Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Castries, St. Lucia.

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Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015 of Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Castries, St. Lucia.

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Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015 of Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Castries, St. Lucia.

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Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015 of Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Castries, St. Lucia.

Braata Productions 5th Anniversary Fundraising Gala

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