“Punchinella Likkle Fella” at EMCVPA for Black History Month

Kingston, Jamaica February 15, 2018: Yuh memba wen yuh a pickney an a play ring game? That’s the feeling we want to reminisce on the grounds of the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts on February 22, 2018. The college will host its’ annual Colour Museum event which celebrates the cultural expression of both students and faculty. It is creatively packaged to highlight the entertainment and educational value in the diversity and richness of Jamaica’s performing arts heritage.

This year the Colour Museum showcase will seize the opportunity to depict the ancestral influences on the Arts and as such has partnered with Dr. Amina Blackwood Meeks on ‘(He)Art of The Matter: Talking on Purpose’ under the theme ‘Punchinella likkle fella’. It is meant to be a celebration of indigenous knowledge in traditional games across the Caribbean. This collaboration with (He)Art Of The Matter: Talking On Purpose expands and enhances the planned activity for Black History to explore the traditional artforms as a reservoir of indigenous knowledge. Colour Museum 2018 concentrates on one of those forms; traditional games, hence its’ title. Taken from the game “What can you do Punchinella Little Fellow”. It is premised on the assumption that because this game resonates across generations, the title will serve as motivation for inclusion, attendance and participation.

The day will be packed with fun and exciting games from the past for the millennials to experience, enjoy and learn from. The events will begin at 2 p.m at The School of Dance Bert Rose Studio. Come out and enjoy the walk down memory lane as you reinstate the childlike feelings.

For more information please contact the Marketing Department at the Edna Manley College of the Visual & Performing Arts at 920-4633 or marketing@emc.edu.jm.

The Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts has been through several stages in its evolution. The four Schools—Drama, Music, Dance, and Visual Arts—started out at different locations in Kingston. Two of the Schools, namely the School of Art and the School of Music, are historic because of their establishment in 1951 and 1961 respectively, before the island gained its independence from Britain in 1962.

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