The Delightful Festival: Caribbean (Guyanese) Delights

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Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning

161-04 Jamaica Avenue

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A Better Jamaica is pleased to present The Delightful Festival: African Delights, Asian Delights, Caribbean Delights, and Latinx Delights. Join us as we salute Jamaica's vibrant immigrant population by presenting a series of FREE evenings of ethnic music, food and film.

Caribbean (Guyanese) Delights

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Delightful Food - Sybil's Bakery & Restaurant
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Delightful Music - Randy Recklez Ramdin and the HQ Band
8:00 pm to 10:00 pm - Delightful Cinema - Guiana 1838: The Arrival

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Delightful Music: Randy Recklez and the HQ Band - According to Randy Recklez Ramdin: Everyone is born naturally Recklez, but only a few will ever harness its greatness. Come experience the recklezness of Randy Recklez Ramdin and the HQ Band.

Delightful Cinema: Guiana 1838 - The abolition of slavery in the British Caribbean in 1834 prompts Gillanders, Arbuthnot & Company in Calcutta, a part of the East India Company, to recruit Coolies from India to fill the resulting labor void. The company hires Sinha, a fierce small-timer to sell dreams of El Dorado to the unsuspecting, impoverished Coolies who are signed to five-year contracts as indentured servants. Upon the Coolies' arrival in British Guiana in 1838, the British planters promptly enslave them to ensure that the growth of sugar in the British West Indies will continue uninterrupted. John Scoble of the British and Foreign Anti Slavery Society arrives on the colony a year later to discover a new form of slavery; this time on the backs of Indians.
Director: Rohit Jagessar
Writer: Rohit Jagessar
Stars: Aasheekaa Bathija, Thomas Garvey, Kumar Gaurav

The Delightful Festival is presented by:

A Better Jamaica, Inc.

With the generous support of:

New York City Council Member Adrienne Adams
New York City Council Member Rory Lancman
New York City Council Member I. Daneek Miller
New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson
The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs

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Jamaica, NY 11432

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