Labowi Promotions, in collaboration with the Laborie Development Foundation (LDF) Inc., invites art enthusiasts, beginners and professional, Arts students and teachers to enhance their skills and talents with Jonathan Gladding at Paint the Village.
Paint the Village is the first event on the Laborie Calendar of Events, it will be hosted commencing Thursday 14 through to Saturday 16 January 2016. This novel art event aims to feature and promote visual arts as part of Nobel Laureates Week.
During the event a theme will be chosen daily on which participants are encouraged to focus, ranging from live models, nature, countryside and a free theme of various locations in the village respectively.
Sessions will be held outdoors based on the theme and in public settings based on the session’s theme ending with a collective sharing and critique with special advice given to beginners and young artists.
Work will be exhibited and available for sale at an exhibition open to the public in Laborie on January 30th and 31st.
Interested persons can register to be part of this event by filling out a Registration Form (click), available here or on the Laborie Development Foundation website, ilovelaborie.com; or at the Laborie Development Foundation Office, Citrus Grove, Laborie Tuesdays and Thursdays during the hours of 9:00am – 4:30pm.
As Labowi Promotions celebrates its 20th anniversary, it also marks the 5th anniversary of one of its flagship projects, a project that Augustin Barthelmy, one of the members of Labowi Promotions, describes as “something that will have a lasting cultural and economic impact on the community”.
In 2006, the Cultural Development Foundation and the Poverty Reduction Fund (now the Saint Lucia Social Development Fund) made available to Labowi Promotions a set of steel pan instruments and covered the cost of fees to a trainer for an initial period of one year.
• Read the PDF document 'Labowi Promotions' 20th Anniversary: The Laborie Pan Project, a Community Experience'.
LABOWI PROMOTONS INVITES YOU TO THE SOLÈY KOUCHÉ 2015 EVENT, AT THE MORNE LEBLANC, LABORIE, 5PM, WEDNESDAY 22 APRIL 2015. IT'S OUR TURN TO LEAD: COLLABORATING, DOING, ADVOCATING FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY.
Solèy Kouché first started in 1993. The activity is organized by ECHO-Lab annually on the evening of 22nd April to celebrate Earth Day and create awareness of environmental issues
The Morne Le Blanc Nature Heritage Site was started by ECHO-Lab, the Environmental Conservation and Heritage Organisation of Laborie. It is of both historical and environmental significance to Laborie: it was the site of the Range Station 10, part of the U. S. radar tracking anti-missile system in the 1950s; it is rich in plant biodiversity. The site was started with seed money from a project undertaken by the ABL (Adapting by Learning) Team from York University, Canada in 1992. It is managed and maintained by ECHO-Lab.
Under the distinguished patronage of Dame Pearlette Louisy, Labowi Promotions and the Nobel Laureate Week Committee are pleased to invite you to an exhibition in Laborie.
The Papel at Rudy John Beach Park will hold the "Fidjay Labowi" exhibition on the work of Jonathan Gladding over the past ten years from Saturday the 21st of January, 2012 through to Tuesday the 24th.
Labowi Promotions will not produce Jazz in the South in 2015. Jazz in the South, which began in 1996, was conceived and managed as a community-based cultural festival dedicated to quality Creole Jazz and World Music, capable of attracting diverse audiences from home and abroad, with a strong educational component (master classes, workshops), giving Caribbean musicians based in the region and the diasporas an opportunity to meet, share and create, and contributing to the content and impact of the Saint Lucia Jazz (and Arts) Festival. In recent years, producing this festival has become increasingly difficult, and this year we have concluded that the conditions no longer permit us to remain consistent with our vision and our objectives and to produce Jazz in the South in a manner that is satisfactory to all our partners and to ourselves. We thank all those who have made this journey possible.
Jazz in the South performances have this year been consolidated into a single concert that will take place at the popular Rudy John Beach Park in Laborie on Sunday 4 May.
As in previous years, Labowi Promotions will feature an exciting blend of Creole Jazz. The line-up includes an original collaboration between two talented young keyboard players from the South of Saint Lucia, Gregory Privat’s quintet from Martinique, and the Jazz Racine Project of Guadeloupean Jacques Schwarz-Bart, with Etienne Charles on trumpet and “Prince of Haitian Roots Music” Erol Josué on vocals. Jazz in the South will on 4 May offer its usual blend of quality Caribbean music, local food, arts and crafts, and relaxing atmosphere.
In addition to its main concert on Sunday 4 May, Jazz in the South will, as usual, offer a number of training and educational opportunities. This will include a dance and music workshop conducted by Haitian Erol Josué, looking at the link between voodoo culture, artistic tradition and new forms of cultural expression, as well as a master class that will be conducted by saxophonist Jacques Schwarz-Bart at the Saint Lucia School of Music. A workshop will also be organised for the benefit of music teachers in the South of the island. In addition, a new feature of Jazz in the South this year will be a photographic exhibition of Caribbean jazz musicians.
Jazz in the South 2014
MAIN CONCERT, 3:00PM, 4 MAY 2014, RUDY JOHN BEACH PARK
THE SHOMARI AND WENDELL JAZZ PROJECT
GRÉGORY PRIVAT AND THE CHILDREN OF CYPARIS
JACQUES SCHWARZ BART'S JAZZ RACINE HAITI, FEATURING EROL JOSUÉ
MORE DETAILS AT JAZZ IN THE SOUTH'S WEBSITE
AT LEAST ONE HAITIAN PERFORMER IN EVERY FESTIVAL! HAITI MUSIC COLLECTIVE RENEWS CALLS TO ALL MUSIC FESTIVALS AROUND THE WORLD TO SUPPORT HAITIAN ARTISTS
“As we are about to mark the first anniversary of the terrible earthquake that struck Haiti on 12 January 2010, we all have the duty, not only to remember the suffering of the Haitian people, but also to do whatever we can to support recovery and reconstruction.” This was the message coming from the Haiti Music Forum that took place in Castries, Saint Lucia, in May 2010 when musicians and other people involved in the music sector met to discuss ways to strengthen collaboration and to build solidarity in the aftermath of that disaster. This event was organised by Bluemangó and Labowi Promotions, organisers of the Jazz in the South Festival.