The Calabash Experience 2014 – Day 1

Beverly East greeted us with her UK accent and Jamaican storytelling. She recapped her life in UK and her childhood with her grandma in the country. Serious and Funny were the chapters, as she took the audience 50 years back in a time when Jamaican immigration was at its highest.Grandma 6 rules surely had the crowd laughing as to how incredulous they were, but also identifiable  as well.

Adziko followed with more childhood stories, recapping the experience of a child bringing home grades to their parent. These too were funny.

Roland Watson-Grant told a story that captivated the minds and ears of everyone present. It commanded silence with every utterance of the words that painted the scene of children coming into the awareness of death for the first time. Roland’s story did just enough to break your heart without driving tears through your eyelids.


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