1st International Rapso Conference
April 29, 2007
De POWER of de Word in de RIDDIM of de Word: Commemorating the 200th Anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade
On Friday May 11th 2007, the Rapso Community will host the 1st International Rapso Conference as part of the Annual Rapso Festival. This Conference will be held in association with the Centre for Creative and Festival Arts (CCFA) of the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine and the National Museum and Art Gallery.
The Conference will span one day and will feature interactive lectures and discussions, as well as performances by Rapso and Spoken Word artistes. The Conference seeks not only to assess the contribution of Rapso to the cultural landscape of the Caribbean, but also its contemporary role as a vehicle for the social, cultural, intellectual and economic advancement of the national community. A craft market, in addition to book and music kiosks, will form part of the day’s activities.
The Conference, which will be held at the National Museum and Art Gallery, is free and open to the public. For further information and to register please contact the CCFA at 663 – 0327 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.