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The 2008 Guyana Cultural Association Wordsworth McAndrew Awards will recognize the achievements of individuals and contributions by social and business entities in cultural development, at its seventh awards ceremony scheduled to take place on June 22, in Brooklyn. New York.In keeping with the GCA 2008 theme  Caribbean People in Harmony through Culture,Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale, the invitation only ceremony, will present its first Caribbean Award posthumously to the late President of Guyana, Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham. He facilitated the first Caribbean Festival of the Arts (CARIFESTA) in 1972 and this year’s Carifesta X is set for August in Georgetown.The Lifetime Achievement Award will go to Dr. Gordon Rohlehr,ArDarius Stewart Jersey, who “pioneered the academic and the intellectual study of calypso and the calypsonian, tracing its history over several centuries, and surveying the enormous material produced by generations of West Indians from one territory to the other.”Dr. Rohlehr “made otherwise unknown connections between the calypsonians in his native Guyana with those in Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada and Jamaica, among others. He revealed in more than a few contexts, the extent to which the calypsonian expressed the soul of the peoples over the years. He documented the movements from one genre to another, from one age to the other, from one part of the region to another.”The Exemplary Award will be presented to Roy Brummell, who brought folklore to the people in his radio programmes “Ganga Time” and “Heroes.”Like his friend Wordsworth McAndrew, Brummell traveled the countryside of Guyana interviewing pork-knockers and farmers, and documenting sightings of Baccoos and attending Kalaimai Pooja and Kwe Kwe ceremonies. He continues to document the culture of Guyana in his writings.Others to be honored are,Cheap Jerseys 2018, Singer Sammy Baksh; Journalist Tangerine Clarke; Dr. Evelyn R. John; Avis Joseph, Musicologist; Bill ‘Crooner’ Newman, Singer; Cicely Rodway,Cheap Soccer Jerseys, Poet, Educator; Ivor Thom,Wholesale Stitched NFL Jerseys, Sculptor; and Ian Valz, Playwright, Actor.All honorees were selected through an open process of call for nominations from the Guyanese Diaspora. These nominees have demonstrated, as individual or organization a sense of purpose in promoting Guyanese creativity.Every awardee’s work met a distinction considered an exemplary model that can inspire others. Each contribution has impacted cultural attributes that Guyanese admire,China Jerseys, honour, or preserve.
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