August 22, 2011

Rehearsals for How Anansi bring the Drum going well

Young people from all over Trinidad and Tobago have been quietly working over the August vacation to get ready for their November performance of How Anansi Bring the Drum
August 8, 2011

Chibale perform for Prime Minister Kamla PersadBissessar at 2011 Emancipation Village

The Chibale Drumming Ensemble also known Chibale cheebahlay had an extremely busy and productive Emancipation season this yearThe group performed with Something Positive from New York at the Grand Opening of the Emancipation Village with highly acclaimed local drumming and dancing group Wasafoli on Emancipation Day and played backup drums for the National Young Emancipation King during his performance at the Village They also had the opportunity to perform their own repertoire for an Emancipation Charity Dinner held in Arima
July 25, 2011

Images from Storytelling Conference in Martinique

The oral tradition of Storytelling is becoming more recognised for its powerful influence in empowering communities transforming behaviours and boosting selfesteem
July 11, 2011

New York based Guardian Media Group reviews Eintous Godchild poetry for children

Profound and lucid is how Eintous latest book for children Godchild is described by Dr Glenville Ashby of the Guardian Media Group in New York
July 4, 2011

Eintou creates new Anansi story

How Anansi Bring the Drum is the title of the new play written by Eintou Pearl Springer as part of a special project to develop a National Youth Theatre Eintou also wrote the play as part of her contribution to the United Nations International Year in honour of Persons of African Heritage The play will be performed in November African History month
June 27, 2011

World Poetry Festival draws international group of poets

Poets from France Spain Kenya USA Haiti Cuba Jamaica Trinidad and Tobago and many Latin American countries all came together recently for a successful international poetry festival in Caracas VenezuelaThe Festival took place at the Teresa Carreo Theater and the Centre of Latin America Studies Rmulo Gallegos CELARG
June 13, 2011

Eintou selected for 8th World Poetry Festival Venezuela

The Casa Nacional de las Letras Andrs Bello has included former Poet Laureate of Port of Spain Eintou Pearl Springer in its World Poetry Festival taking place in Caracas June 1218 2011
May 30, 2011

Storytelling A Literature of Liberation

Despite all that the African has produced and created culturally in the aftermath of enslavement we have failed to acquire the cultural confidence necessary for us to retake our place as a powerful global people This then is the task that confronts the conscious diaspora African storyteller How can the ancient art forms of survival be used to reinvigorate our people by reaching into the minds of our children
May 16, 2011

Eintou Springer speaks on the importance of Storytelling

Eintou Springer will present a wide ranging paper later this week at an upcoming conference on Storytelling in MartiniqueSpringer a storyteller for many decades will share with conference participants her perspective on the importance of stories as transformation for young people who are At Risk and as healing for communities