2013 LINE UP

21 May 2013 by Anancy Festival, No Comments »

Eight cities. Eight events: Orlando, Ft Lauderdale, Washington DC, Atlanta, New York, Nairobi (Kenya), Accra (Ghana) and Kingston – June 8th, 2013 & June 15th, 2013. Below is information on the line up of activities.

Ft. Lauderdale

June 15th, 2013
Time: 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm
South Regional/Broward College Library
7300 Pines Boulevard, Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
Admission: Free

Anancy Festival South Florida 2013 activities:

Musical and Cultural Performances
– The Sierra Norwood Calvary Cultural Children’s Group
– The Jamaica Folk Revue

Storytelling sponsored by Western Union I-PLEDGE
– Geoffrey Philp
– Michèle-Jessica Fievre
– Dahlia Walker – Jamaican Women of Florida

– Animated Film Screening by The Ananse Animation Project
– The Jamaican Documentary, “One People”

Arts and Craft Room
– Anancy Activity sheets
– Mask making and more.

Live Simulcast from other Anancy Festival Locations
– Kingston
– Washington DC
– Atlanta
– New York

Caribbean Food &  Caribbean Books on Sale



June 15, 2pm-6pm
St. Andrew Parish Library, 2 Tom Redcam Drive, Kingston 3
Admission: Free

  • Live simulcast from the Anancy Festival in Pembroke Pines, Florida
  • Anancy storytelling by Amina Blackwood Meeks, Adziko Simba and Kellie Magnus
  • Short films on Anancy by Laura Tanna, Lukkee Chong, and Rachel Moss
  • Anancy face-painting, arts and crafts and spider snacks
  • Anancy books and other Caribbean children’s books on sale

Orlando, Florida:

Date: Saturday June 8th, 2013
Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
One People Film Documentary Showing at 6:30pm
Address: 245 N. Highway 17-92, Longwood, Fl. 32750
Admission: $5 Adults
$1 Children –  2 Yrs.and Under FREE

Perfect for family entertainment the event includes Face Painting, Local Celebrity Readers in the Western Union Reading Center, Caribbean Cultural Performances, Original Children’s Poetry ‘Jamaican Style’ as created by Osceola County School Teacher, Marsha Wilson, Finger Play Performances, Children’s Puppetry, Interactive Children’s Songs and Music, Spider Art & Crafts on Display, A real ‘Rose Hair’ Tarantula Spider from Pet Bazaar on display for viewing, Real Estate Agent and Author Dan Pokima speaking about growing up in his homeland of Nigeria (Anancy Folktales originated in Africa though has strongly become incorporated in Caribbean culture), an array of African Artifacts on display, experiencing ‘hand’s-on’ children’s Art and Anancy Drawings created under the guidance of local artists who will be working with the children in attendance, the promotion of signing up for Library Cards via Seminole County Library system which will also have literature and brochures distributed at the event, ‘goodies’ for all children attending the event and much more…


Anancy Festival  New York
Date: June 15th, 2013
Time: 10am-3pm
Location: Langston Hughes Branch, Queens Public Library.
Address: 10001 Northern Blvd, Flushing, NY
Admission: Free

Anancy Festival Atlanta

Date: Saturday June 15th, 2013
Time: 2:00-5:30 PM
Location: Central Library, Lower Level Auditorium and Alcove
Address: 1 Margaret Mitchell Square at the corner of Forsyth Street and Carnegie Way, Atlanta, GA 30303-2513 (Downtown Atlanta). For GPS and Mapquest purposes, use 126 Carnegie Way, Atlanta 30303.
Admission: Free and open to the public.

Anancy Festival  Nairobi,Kenya
Date: June 15th, 2013
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: G-Rockers Centre,
Kawangware Slums
Admission: Free

Anancy Festival Washington DC
Date: Saturday, June 15, 2013
Title: Anancy! Anansi!
Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
Room: MLK Room A-5
Time: 10 AM to 11 AM
Theatrical presentation, storytelling, and art competition
Contact: Eva Greene Wilson (soca@socamom.com)
Contact: Dr. Claire Nelson (clairen@iadb.org)

Accra (Ghana)
June 15th, 2013
Time: 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm

—– Location To Be Announced




Pembroke Pines

Ananse Animation Project

Adrian Allen: adrian@steadyimage.net

Vivienne Chance vivienne@steadyimage.net

Lukkee Chong: lukkee@framebyframejm.tv

The Ananse Animation Project is a joint partnership between Steadyimage Multimedia, Inc. and Frame by Frame Productions, Inc., namely, the principals, Adrian Allen, Vivienne Chance and Lukkee Chong. The project’s objective is to entertain and to assist with the re-socialization of the Afro Caribbean Diaspora through animated cartoons. These cartoons are developed to attract an audience through stories with a moral, while acquainting the viewer with their ancestry, culture, and history. Lukkee Chong was one of the directors of the well-known Jamaican TV show, “Ring Ding,” starring Jamaican folklorist, Louise Bennett (Miss Lou). Lukkee Chong made a personal promise to Miss Lou that he would do what it took to make sure Ananse lived on! Adrian Allen and Vivienne Chance of Steadyimage Multimedia provided the animators and writers who helped make the project a reality. It is the project’s ambition to use Ananse’s persona to both entertain and teach the differences between right and wrong and to promote Afro Caribbean heritage.


Geoffrey Philp


Geoffrey Philp is a poet, novelist, and playwright. He was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and attended Mona Primary and Jamaica College, where he studied literature under the tutelage of Dennis Scott. When he left Jamaica in 1979, he went to Miami Dade College, and after graduating, studied Caribbean, African and African-American literature with Dr. O.R. Dathorne and creative writing with Lester Goran, Evelyn Wilde Mayerson, and Isaac Bashevis Singer at the University of Miami. Since then, he has participated in workshops taught by Derek Walcott , Edward Albee, and Israeli playwright, Matti Meged. As a James Michener Fellow at the University of Miami, he studied poetry under Kamau Brathwaite and fiction with George Lamming. Philp’s reviews, articles, poems and short stories have appeared in Small Axe, Asili, The Caribbean Writer, Gulf Stream, Florida in Poetry: A History of the Imagination, Wheel and Come Again: An Anthology of Reggae Poetry, Whispers from the Cotton Tree Root, The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories, and The Oxford Book of Caribbean Verse. His latest children’s e-book, Marcus and the Amazons, was published in June 2011.

Jamaica Folk Revue


The Jamaica Folk Revue was founded in 1975. The group was initially known as the “Singing Group”: the cultural arm of the Jamaica Association of Florida. When the organization became defunct in 1978, the group stayed together and continued as the Jamaica Folk Revue. According to Ms. Norma Darby, leader of the group, the Revue was started to showcase Jamaica’s culture. In the early 1970’s the Jamaica Association of Florida participated in the Miami International Folk Festival, which was a major annual event held at the Bayfront Auditorium (now Bayside) in Miami. There were Jewish, Hispanic and other cultural groups displaying their food, songs and dances, but there was no representation of Jamaica’s culture. It was then that Darby’s “love affair” with Jamaica began in earnest. She made intense studies of the works of Jamaican folklorists and historians, including Mervyn Alleyne, Martha Beckwith, Walter Jekyll , Prof.Rex Nettleford ,Edward Seaga, Philip Sherlock, and the late great Louise Bennett (Miss Lou) to learn more about the island’s culture. Darby especially acknowledges the influential work of Miss Lou, Olive Lewin, and Marjorie Whylie for helping shape her vision of The Folk Revue.


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