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Eintou Springer explores relevance of Rapso to Education and Youth Development

‘Rapso has conquered the world without making concessions as to language and form, best staying close to its roots literally, figuratively!

This according to E.P.S who recently delivered the Opening Address at the 1st International Conference on Rapso held at the National Museum.

Ms. Springer’s paper entitled Warriors of the Word; The Rapso Phenomenon traced the History of Rapso, identified the links between this musical genre to the Black Power Movement of 1970 and traced the development of the art form from its originator Lancelot Layne to present day.

May 11, 2007

International Conference on Rapso

April 16, 2007

Cultural Odyssey The Trini Experience

A special feature of the session will be a fusion of the poetry of Eintou Pearl Springer with the jazz
March 29, 2007

Commemoration of the 200th Anniversary of the Abolition of the TransAtlantic Slave Trade

The IDAKEDA Group has been at the heart of the celebrations for the commemoration of the 200th Anniversary of the Abolition of the TransAtlantic Slave Trade
March 15, 2007


1881 was a year of significance for the newly emancipated Africans in Trinidad and Tobago In that year stick fighters masqueraders and revellers took on the might of the British colonial administration symbolized in the figure of the Commissioner of Police Captain Baker
March 7, 2007

The Idakeda Group uses Traditional Carnival Characters for schools Intervention Programme

Baby Doll Meets Midnight Robber a production based on an original script by author cultural activist and award winning actress Eintou Pearl Springer
November 9, 2006

Former Poet Laureate performs at Oscar Ritchie Hall

As the music begins to play awardwinning poet Eintou Pearl Springer reads her words aloud
November 8, 2006

Eintou Pearl Springer performs in Kiva with help from daughter

A drum held around a musicians shoulder is being played in the corner of the stage A barefoot woman dressed all in white dances while holding a broom her red lipstick the only color on her body She lets her body flow freely while feeling the music of the drum An emotionfilled voice songlike begins to read
October 11, 2006

The Idakeda Group works with the Carib Community for Amerindian Heritage Day

The Carib Community celebrates the seventh 7th anniversary of the granting of a date by the government of Trinidad and Tobago in honour of the Heritage of the First Peoples of Trinidad and Tobago and the ability of the Karina Carib First Peoples Santa Rosa Community in Arima to survive
September 29, 2006


The IDAKEDA Group is pleased to announce the launch of its website WWWIDAKEDAGROUPCOM The website provides information on the body of work amassed by Poet Laureate of Port of Spain Eintou Pearl Springer