4th annual multi-media series & workshops of
indo-caribbean arts & culture

Tuesday, March 12 thru
Saturday, March 16, 2002
(see schedule of programs & descriptions,
location & directions on following pages)

Monday-Thursday 12:00 – 4:00 pm
Friday 12:00 – 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 – 10:00 pm

LOCATION:
Gallery in the Round, The Auditorium,
The Fellowship Hall and The Gymnasium
in The Union Congregational Church
86-15 114th Street, (Off Jamaica Avenue),
Richmond Hill, Queens, NY 11418



DONATION:
Tuesday – Thursday: $3.00
Friday & Saturday: Adults $5 Children: $3.00

A 5-Day Event of Art, Photographic, Literature, Music and Culinary Exhibitions; Slide/Lecture Shows, Seminars, Video Documentaries, Lecture/Demonstrations; Performances: Music and Songs, Dance and Storytelling; Drama: New Works; Spoken Word: Poetry and Poetics

Paintings & Sculpture The Works of Karr Dyal, Indo-Caribbean Artist
Paintings in oil and watercolor, drawings, sketches, and sculpture in bronze by the prize-winning visual artist, Karr Dyal of Guyana.

Photographs The Indo-Caribbean Experience (1838-2002)
Rare and little-known early 20th century black-and-white and contemporary color photography of Indo-Caribbean life.

Literature Varieties of Indo-Caribbean Writings
Highlights the works of Guyana's distinguished statesman and intellectual, Dr. C. B. Jagan, and Nobel Laureate (Literature), V.S. Naipaul of Trinidad.

Lecture/Slide Show Indo-Caribbean: History, Migrations and Culture
An entertaining visual journey with a special cultural geography of Richmond Hill district in Queens, New York, the largest Indo-Caribbean neighborhood in the U.S.

Music, Dance, Stories Stories Told in Bells and Bols
Join in story-telling using small bells on the feet, syllabic patterns of the voice called bols, and rhythms on the tabla drum. Stories are also told with abhinaya (facial gestures) and mudra (hands).

Music, Dance, Stories The Madrasi Mariammen Theatre
Sacred invocations, thanksgiving, and stories from the Indian epics, Mahabharata. The Madrasi music and dance of Guyana come from the Tamil region of southern India.

Video Documentary Tan-singing in Trinidad and Guyana: Indo-Caribbean “Local-Classical Music”
A pioneering and ground-breaking work tracing the history and aesthetics of East Indian musical culture.

Lecture-Demonstration Indo-Caribbean New Yorkers: In Cyberspace and New Technologies
Researchers share research about New York's Indo-Caribbean communities, on websites, CD-ROMS, slides, oral recordings, videos, and more (open forum: bring our wares).

Lecture-Demonstration Indo-Caribbean Music, Dance, Drama, Literature: Works In Progress
Composers, choreographers, and creative writers share their works nurtured by Indo-Caribbean folk and classical heritage arts and from multicultural sources (open floor).

Spoken Word Performance Indo-Caribbean Literature: Polemics and Poetics
A galaxy of Caribbean literary and theatrical stars presents a rich feast of spoken words in performance from prose and poetry by and about Indo-Caribbeans (Open Mike: 8:30 – 9:00 pm).
Music and Dance A Mehfil of Traditional Madrasi, Tan Sangeet and Chutney Music and Dance
Professional and amateurs share and celebrate cultural heritage. Bring your costumes and bells (open floor/open mike).

Display & Fair Traditional & Popular Indo-Caribbean Music

Food Fair Culinary Delicacies of Guyana, Suriname & Trinidad


These workshops are made possible by the Queens Council on the Arts
with public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs'
New York Arts Development Fund

On-going support for the Rajkumari Cultural Center's programs is provided from
the Community Assets Program of the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA).

This program is also made possible with public funds from the New York State
Council on the Arts, a State Agency.



the 4th annual multi-arts series & workshops of indo-caribbean arts & culture
Tues, March 12 thru Sat, March 16, 2002
Monday – Thursday 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Friday 12:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday 12:00 – 10:00 p.m.

LOCATION:
Gallery in the Round, The Auditorium,
The Fellowship Hall and The Gymnasium
in The Union Congregational Church
86-15 114th Street, (Off Jamaica Avenue),
Richmond Hill, Queens, NY 11418

DIRECTIONS: (114th Street bet. Jamaica & 86th Aves)
BY CAR:
From NYC: Van Wyck Expressway to Jamaica/Hillside Exit. Make right onto Jamaica Avenue. Go to 114th Street.
From Long Island: Van Wyck Expressway to Jamaica/Hillside Exit. Make left onto Jamaica Avenue. Go to 114th Street.
BY TRAIN:
J TRAIN to “111 Street” Stop and Walk to 114th Street.
A TRAIN to “Lefferts Blvd” Stop. Take Q10 Bus to Jamaica.
E or F TRAIN to “Union Turnpike” Stop. Use front car. And then bus.
BY BUS:
Q10 BUS to Lefferts Blvd & Jamaica Ave. Walk to 114th Street.
Q37 BUS to 111 Street & Jamaica Ave and walk to 114th Street.

This multi-arts series and workshops is presented by
The Rajkumari Cultural Center in collaboration with
the Association of Artists & Writers

For Guided Tours of Exhibitions, Group (Colleges, Schools, Organizations)
and further information:
Rajkumari Cultural Center: 718-846-5431
Email: rajkumaricenter@aol.com
Assoc. of Artists & Writers: 718-835-1530.
Visit Us: www.rajkumari.org

schedule of programs

TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 2002
A special program of exhibition tours, lectures with slide shows, spoken word performance, music, dance,
and drama for school children and college students.

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Exhibitions
Photographs The Indo-Caribbean Experience (1838-2002). The Auditorium
Paintings/Sculpture The Works of Karr Dyal, Indo-Caribbean Artist. Gallery
Literature Varieties of Indo Caribbean Writings. Fellowship Hall

12:00pm to 1:00pm
Guided Tour of Exhibitions

1:00pm to 2:00pm
Lecture and Slide Show
Indo-Caribbean History, Migrations, and Culture. Fellowship Hall

2:00pm to 3:00pm
Video Documentary
Tan-singing in Trinidad and Guyana. Fellowship Hall

3:00pm to 4:00pm
Guided Tour of Exhibitions

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2002
A special program of exhibition tours, lectures with slide shows, spoken word performances, music, dance,
and drama for school children and college students.

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Exhibitions
Photographs The Indo-Caribbean Experience (1838-2002). The Auditorium
Paintings/Sculpture The Works of Karr Dyal, Indo-Caribbean Artist. Gallery
Literature Varieties of Indo Caribbean Writings. Fellowship Hall

12:00pm to 1:00pm
Guided Tour of Exhibitions

1:00pm to 2:00pm
Lecture and Slide Show
Indo-Caribbean History, Migrations, and Culture. Fellowship Hall

2:00pm to 3:00pm
Music, Dance, Stories
Stories Told in Bells and Bols. The Auditorium

3:00pm to 4:00pm
Guided Tour of Exhibitions

THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2002
A special program of exhibition tours, lectures with slide shows, spoken word
performances, music, dance, and drama for school children and college students.

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Exhibitions
Photographs The Indo-Caribbean Experience (1838-2002). The Auditorium
Paintings/Sculpture The Works of Karr Dyal, Indo-Caribbean Artist. Gallery
Literature Varieties of Indo Caribbean Writings. Fellowship Hall

12:00pm to 1:00pm
Guided Tour of Exhibitions

1:00pm to 2:00pm
Lecture and Slide Show
Indo-Caribbean History, Migrations, and Culture. Fellowship Hall
2:00pm to 3:00pm Music, Dance, Drama
The Madrasi Mariammen Theatre. The Auditorium

3:00pm to 4:00pm
Guided Tour of Exhibitions

FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2002
A special program of exhibition tours, lectures with slide shows, spoken word performances, music, dance,
and drama for school children and college students.

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Exhibitions
Photographs The Indo-Caribbean Experience (1838-2002). The Auditorium
Paintings/Sculpture The Works of Karr Dyal, Indo-Caribbean Artist. Gallery
Literature Varieties of Indo Caribbean Writings. Fellowship Hall

12:00pm to 1:00pm
Guided Tour of Exhibitions

1:00pm to 2:00pm
Lecture and Slide Show
Indo-Caribbean History, Migrations, and Culture. Fellowship Hall

2:00pm to 3:00pm
Music, Dance, Drama
The Madrasi Mariammen Theatre. The Auditorium

3:00pm to 4:00pm
Guided Tour of Exhibitions

SPECIAL FRIDAY EVENING EVENTS:

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Lecture-Demonstration: Open Forum
Indo-Caribbean New Yorkers: In Cyberspace and New Technologies.
Fellowship Hall

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Lecture-Demonstration: Open Forum/Floor
Indo-Caribbean Music, Dance, Drama: Works In Progress. The Auditorium

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Reception: Meeting the Cultural Community
Indo-Caribbean meet representatives of the Queens Cultural Community.
The Auditorium

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Spoken Word Performance & Open Mike
Indo-Caribbean Literature: Polemics and Poetics. The Auditorium

SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 2002

12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Food Fair and Display
Indo-Caribbean Culinary Delicacies of Guyana Suriname and Trinidad. Gymnasium

12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Music Fair and Display
Traditional & Popular Indo-Caribbean Music. The Gymnasium

12:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Exhibitions

Photographs The Indo-Caribbean Experience (1838-2002). The Auditorium
Paintings/Sculpture The Works of Karr Dyal, Indo-Caribbean Artist. Gallery
Literature Varieties of Indo Caribbean Writings. Fellowship Hall

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Guided Tour of Exhibitions

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Video Documentary
Tan-singing in Trinidad and Guyana. Fellowship Hall

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Lecture-Demonstration: Open Forum
Indo-Caribbean New Yorkers: In Cyberspace and New Technologies. Fellowship Hall

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Lecture-Demonstration: Open Forum/Floor
Indo-Caribbean Music, Dance, Drama: Works In Progress The Auditorium

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
A Mehfil of Traditional Indo-Caribbean Art Form
Madrasi, Tan Sangeet and Chutney Music and Dance. The Auditorium

  • This multi-arts series and workshops is presented by
    The Rajkumari Cultural Center in collaboration with
    the Association of Artists & Writers

    For Guided Tours of Exhibitions, Group (Colleges, Schools, Organizations)
    and further information:
  • Rajkumari Cultural Center: 718-846-5431
    Email: rajkumaricenter@aol.com
    Assoc. of Artists & Writers: 718-835-1530
    Visit Us: www.rajkumari.org