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In celebration of World Poetry Day and in recognition of Inter-American Week for People of African Descent, the National Library Service, in collaboration with the OAS-Barbados Office, will host a virtual evening of poetry.

Entitled Night of the Griots, Rising Above COVID, it will take place on Sunday, March 21, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. The event will launch a week of activities hosted by the Division of Culture, Prime Minister’s Office.

Fourteen award winning Barbadian artistes will participate in this virtual event. They are: Adisa Jelani Andwele (Aja), Adrian Green, Winston Farrell (RasFarrell), Gregory Fitt, LaShawna Griffith, Robert Gibson (Passion the Poet), Theo Greenidge (Theo the Award Winning Poet), Cyndi Marshall (Cyndi Celeste), Barbara Chase, Deborah McCollin (Mariposa), Akeem Chandler Prescod (StoneWithCupid), Nicholas Boyce (NEC), T’ Fari Steede (Hurricane) and Cheryl Corbin (Cher-Antoinette).

Acting Director of the National Library Service, Jennifer Yarde, expressed her excitement at hosting “an evening of culture and enlightenment”.

Members of the public are invited to log on to the National Library Service’s YouTube page to attend the online event. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, Culture, John King, will also be in attendance.  


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