Formed in 1988, the IDAKEDA Group develops programs designed to impact Trinidad and Tobago youth audiences, NGOS and CBOs, specializes in Cultural, Corporate Event Management and manages and promotes the artistic works of regionally renowned, performance poet author Eintou Pearl Springer
We are the producers of critically acclaimed plays such as ‘Baby Doll Meets Midnight Robber’, ‘I Hyarima’ and ‘Kambule’, all written and directed by national cultural icon, Eintou Pearl Springer.
In 2016, we established our non-profit and charitable arm, the Indigenous Creative Arts Network – ICAN. ICAN is dedicated to furthering the education, self-esteem and marketability of young people through the culture, heritage and arts of Trinidad and Tobago. We have developed our own cultural techniques to conduct Interventions for vulnerable youth and communities, as well as to deliver Training Programmes. These programmes are made available to the corporate sector, non-governmental organisations, community-based groups and government institutions.
In a bid to uplift our local heritage we established African Legacy Tours which provide citizens and visitors to the country with an opportunity to better understand and experience the contributions of people of African heritage to the nation. The tours are educational, but also exciting and enjoyable showcasing the history and culture of the African in a unique and memorable way.
In 2017 we also launched the Zante Cultural camp which provides an immersive and fun atmosphere for a better appreciation of local cultural characters and artforms such as drumming, stick-fighting, fire breathing, storytelling and wire bending.