Fund raising garden party and cultural show

Guyana Independence Celebration Committee Chairman Rickford Burke
Photo by Nelson A. King

The Guyana Independence Celebration Committee (New York) says it will host an OGBA Paati (Garden Party in Yoruba) and cultural extravaganza on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, at the roof garden of the Brooklyn Children’s Museum.

The committee said part of its proceeds will benefit homeless children.

Committee chairman Rickford Burke said the affair will be an explosion of our various cultures.

“This concept was inspired by the love and support the Guyana Independence Committee (NYC) has received from other Caribbean nationals, as well as our brothers and sisters from Africa,” he said.

Burke said Ogba Paati will depict “unity, as well as the unique connectedness of Guyanese and Caribbean heritage to African.”

The event theme is “Celebrate Our Guyanese, Caribbean & African Culture.”

Burke said it will feature Guyanese, Caribbean and African artistes, who are fluent in authentic Yoruba.

There will be live performances by DJ Buka and DJ Don from Nigeria; recording artistes Ariel Wins & Tayahna Walcott; Guyanese artistes Trevon Vibes, Brandon Harding and Adrian Dutchin; drummer Akoyaw Rudder; reggae artistes Saine and Linky First; New York panorama champions Despers Steelpan Orchestra; as well as by top soca artistes Problem Child, Freezy, Mr. Kella and Lyrikal.

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