Culture is not for adults only.
For our culture to live,develop and transform it must be transmitted to our children.
At one time in our Caribbean history there were many platforms for transmitting our culture to our children. Many of these platforms were located in our backyards and villages as children came out on full moon nights to play games and to tell and have stories told to them about various characters of what some call “folk culture”
Today those old mediums of transmission of culture is almost non existent. Modern electronic gadgets many of them with imperialistic agendas programmed by their manufacturers have replaced our mediums and platforms of informal cultural transmission.
We are now challenge to create means to utilise the current media to transmit our culture or re – empower our all ways,means and platforms so that they can stand up to the lure of the modern gadgets.
There is a need for books,videos, games that highlight our cultural values,practices, songs, cuisine,dances and other cultural skills to our youth so as to preserve and develop our culture.
May those that hear this call be empowered to develop platforms and media of gathering and disseminating of our arts and cultural traditions and practices.
We give thanks to all dance tutors, dance schools,storytellers,plastic artists, visual artists voice artistes and others who have and continue to propagate our culture.
Thanks to Attilah Springer,Agba Pearl Eintou Springer, Agba Theodora Ulerie, Rubadiri Victor, Glen De Souza, Keylemanjahro Moko Jumbies, Junior Bisnath Kaisokah Moko Jumbies, Black Birth Mark,Sista Ava,Ella Andall, Lutalo Masimba -Br.Resistance, Hollis Peters -Br.Book , spoken word artistes, calypso tents theatre performing companies and all steelpan/steel orchestra yards. who continue to keep active platforms of culture transmission open to our youth.