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Hundreds of people turned out to two days of celebration of International Museum Day on May 17th and 18th at the National Museum in Port of Spain.

An intense program of activities over the two days began with a formal launch at the National Museum. The keynote address by Babacar M’Bow was extremely well received by those in attendance, including Senator the Honorable Joan Yuille Williams, Minister of Community Development and Gender Affairs, Khafra Kambon, Chairman of the Emancipation Support Committee, Professor Carol Boyce Davies, Leroy Clarke, Chief Abiodun, Vel Lewis, Curator of the National Museum, Finbar Ryan, Director of Culture and Eintou Pearl Springer, Poet Laureate of Port of Spain.

As part of the International Museum Day Celebration Ms. Springer facilitated a workshop for Secondary School children on the topic of the Bicentennial of the Abolition of the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade.

The two day event ended with a spectacular display of the diverse heritage of Trinidad and Tobago.

Click here for photos and clippings from the event.

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 17, 2007

Idakeda organizes another successful International Museum 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

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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
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