Island Village welcomes Amina Blackwood Meeks for the Storytelling series.
Island Village celebrates Jamaican culture with afternoons of “Moonshine & Storytelling Magic”
featuring the illustrious Amina Blackwood-Meeks. For Jamaica’s 60th year of Independence Island
Village celebrates Jamaica’s culture through 6 for 60!
6 for 60 will be held every third Sunday for six months from June to November 2022. It will begin on
Father’s Day and culminate on National Storytelling Day. The Father’s Day start is focused on
promoting health connections with Jamaican Fathers and their children. National Storytelling Day was
proclaimed by the Governor General in 2014 and is the climax of Ananse SoundSplash, the Annual
Storytelling Conference and Festival produced by Ntukuma, The Storytelling Foundation of Jamaica.
Amina is an award-winning Writer, Actress, Storyteller, Founder/Artistic Director, Ntukuma, The
Storytelling Foundation of Jamaica.
Each storytime will be held in Ocho Rios, on the Island Village stage featuring Amina Blackwood
Meeks, with local talent from St. Ann. These interactive presentations of Anancy stories and games
are designed for a family audience and will be free and commence from 4 pm each Sunday. The
programme will be structured in three segments as follows:
● Run up an dung (a sharing of traditional games from Jamaica with opportunities for
cross-cultural exchanges from any non-Jamaican attendees)
● Jamaica to d worl (a sharing of Jamaican stories which celebrate our rich culture and
highlight our global profile in all areas of endeavours)
● Waak guud (closing folk song)
– Father’s Day Sunday June 19
– Sunday July 17
– Sunday August 21
– Sunday September 18
– Heroes Sunday , Sunday October 16
– National Storytelling Day Sunday November 20
For More information please contact Ms. Janice McLeod Digital/Social Media Consultant, Island
Village/ Goodwill Holdings Limited, +1 (876) 472- 2468
1-(876) 613-3719 or 1-(876) 613-0136 | http://www.islandvillageja.com
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Directors: G. Wight, J. Wight, M. Wynter
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