Ananse Sound Splash 2012, the Storytelling Conference & Festival takes place November 20-23, 2012 in Kingston, Ocho Rios, and St. Ann’s Bay.
Focusing on the unique value of Jamaica’s rich oral tradition and its contribution to national pride, the conference/festival will address storytelling within the context of cultural tourism, cultural industries and its capacity for generating economic activities. Activities include presentations of papers, panel discussions and performances.
Storytellers and presenters include Faith D’Aguilar, Amina Blackwood Meeks, Garfield Taylor, Rodney Joseph, Viv Morris Brown, Janet Reynolds, Leon South, and Joan Andrea Hutchinson (all from Jamaica); and Baba (The Storyteller, Diane Ferlatte, USA), Zowda Radebe (Nomsa Mdlaslose, South Africa), Michael Kerins (Glasgow, UK), Jan Blake (Mary Nelson, UK), Henry Muttoo (Cayman), Linda Fang (China), and Jeeva Raghunath (India).
The conference takes place under the patronage of Dr. the Hon. Barbara Gloudon, OJ, OM – cultural icon, doyenne of journalism, playwright and custodian of the pantomime. As an official Jamaica 50 event, it has also been endorsed by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), Jamaica National Heritage Trust (JNHT), HEART Trust/NTA as well as the African-Caribbean Institute of Jamaica.
[Many thanks to Peter Jordens for bringing this item to our attention.]
For full program and registration information, see http://www.vpaj.org/events/anase-sound-splash-2012-storytelling-conference-festival-kingston-ocho-rios-st-anns-bay