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For Immediate Release

Title: Guyana-Born Cultural Ambassador Brings Traditional Celebration To Essequibo


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 CaribPR Wire, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. April 2, 2010: Guyana-born award-winning cultural ambassador, natural lifestyle consultant and master drummer, Menes De Griot, is set to bring a traditional twist to Easter celebration in his country of birth this weekend.

 Griot, son of the late Art Sebastion Broomes, will be celebrating Easter in true Kweh Kweh tradition on the Essequibo Coast from April 5 – 7th.

The true essence of Kweh Kweh is set for Lot 14 Reliance, Essequibo, Guyana. The three-day event is being presented in memory of Josephine Kellman, better known as Ma or Aunt Elvy, the matriarch of the Kellman clan, and the late Mondelle Kellman.

 According to Menes De Griot, the event is to “keep our tradition heritage and culture alive.”

 Joining in the celebration will be Essequibo’s number one cultural icon, Leary Mc Kenzie and his group Afida of Linden, singer Syd Hooper, saxophone player Wilbert Saxie, Guyana’s legendary pan player, tuner, pan maker and arranger Frank Nigerian Lynch and John Miller on drums.

 Menes De Griot, who has performed throughout the world promoting and lecturing on Guyana’s culture, will also host a village town hall gathering on Wednesday April 6th focusing on health and wellness.

 Menes De Griot has received many community and political citations for his work in New York and is the winner of cultural awards from the Ifaorisa International Organization of Trinidad and the Guyana Cultural Organization of Canada.

 He continues a 17-year tradition as part of the Medgar Evers College of New York’s tribute to the ancestors.  

 For more on Menes De Griot and his work visit him at http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?v=wall&viewas=504402806&ref=ts&id=1600713451