100,000 Poets For Change (Barbados)

 

100,000 Poets For Change: Every September, poets across the planet, gather in a demonstration/celebration of poetry to promote serious social, environmental, and political change.  For this 2013 performance, you might see a few familiar faces like (captured in the screen grab) Katherine Felix – Co-ordinator for LXP.

In 2011, Barbados, one of the few Caribbean nations (including  Jamaica, Cuba, Dominica and The Bahamas) to participate, was co-ordinated by award-winning author, rhythm poet and theatre practitioner Winston Farrell.

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Sandra Sealy is Principal Consultant & Writer for Seawoman Creative Media - seawomancreativmedia.co Her background in public relations in marketing combined with her strong creative writing skills have ably prepared her as a freelance writer/ editor. Sandra covers a number of niches like copy for brochures and websites, advertorials, restaurant and book reviews, press releases, feature and cover stories, pictorial text and more. Sandra's work has been widely anthologised. Some of her writing credits include: CALABASH: A Caribbean Journal of Arts & Letters (USA) ; Arts Etc (Barbados); Her Circle Ezine.com; Caribbean Writing Today (ezine); POUI: The Cave Hill Literary Annual of the University of the West Indies (Barbados); Wedding Guide Barbados; SHE Caribbean Magazine (St. Lucia); Urban Entertainment (USA); In Paradise Magazine:Barbados (Writer/Editor) and the Nation Newspaper (Barbados). Her dèbut spoken-word CD single- "Beauty Of The Bald Head: The Jazzy Spoken-Word Single" (Butterfly Creative Productions/Kolaiah Studios 2003)-was launched on the luxurious Freewinds Cruise Ship in January 2003. The Aquarian was backed by the celebrated Freewinds Band and Dominican singing sensation Michele Henderson. Top Barbadian musicians who also were featured in her CD shared the stage: saxophonist extradordinaire (Chris Harper (founder of "Cool Jazz'); beloved Bajan diva Tamara Marshall and multi-awarding winning Dwain Gill (on trombone). The CD was favourably reviewed in Ejazznews.com. Listen to Seawoman's acclaimed 2-track music set by clicking on the link below. You can read samples of Sandra's work at Contently.com

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3 comments on “100,000 Poets For Change (Barbados)
  1. PassionPoet says:

    It was an awesome experience and I am glad I participated, tired though I was…. 🙂

  2. Katherine says:

    Thanks for sharing Sandra… we had some excellent pieces performed, and even a visit from Zana for the children. It was refreshing to be able to get support from the private sector for the event, and again, I have to thank Goddard’s Enterprises, the Goddard’s Sports Club and Caribbean Label Crafts for helping with the venue and technical costs, as well as Eric Julien of Perspective Studios who did the filming and editing. The challenge remains however, to make a difference, as artists, on a daily basis- not just once a year when we “speak” and perform about the issues we would like to see changed.

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