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.
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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.