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The Making of Ma Ma La Terre

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The Making of Ma Ma La Terre performed by Avion Mookram at the Millennium Dome the awarding winner for Female Adult Individual created for South Connection Carnival from the band  CANBOULAY, out of the fire come, DANCE OF THE CLOTH Ray Allan Mahabir 2000. When I had the opportunity to create a band for the […]

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Alwin Chow Lin On 30 April 1935 – 29 July 2011 

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Alwin Chow Lin On 30 April 1935 – 29 July 2011  Alwin Chow Lin On, ‘Chow’ to all who knew him in the UK, sadly died on the 29 July 2011 in Port of Spain (Trinidad & Tobago) from a heart attack following a long illness. Born and brought up in Sangre Grane, and manager of […]

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Canboulay, out of the fire comes, DANCE OF THE CLOTH.

5 days ago

In 2000 Ray Mahabir created South Connection Carnival Club’s Notting Hill carnival production entitled Canboulay, out of the fire comes, DANCE OF THE CLOTH. In researching a festival to celebrate the new millennium, I came across Canboulay, which was originally celebrated on August 1st, (the date of Emancipation celebrated in Trinidad and Tobago). Subsequently, it […]

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Liverpool – International Slavery Museum  – Sailor Mas costume 

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Liverpool – International Slavery Museum  Art Commission Brief – Sailor Mas costume  Background  The transatlantic slave trade was the greatest forced migration in history.  And yet the story of the mass enslavement of Africans is one of resilience and survival against all the odds, and is a testament to the unquenchable nature of the human spirit. In 1994, National Museums […]

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Underneath the arches- 2012-2020

May 2020

It has always been a dream of mine that one day I will have a space to create where I can house all my passions in my life- CARNIVAL- COMMUNITY- MY INDIA WORK- FOOD…  In 2012 I got this opportunity and on the 3rd of May 2012, C.A.F.E…Carnival – Arts – Food – Empowerment, later […]

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Come work with us! S.i.A has two exciting roles available at our Community Centre and C.A.F.E. We are looking for a Centre & Rentals Manager.

January 2020

Centre and Rentals Manager: Day to Day Management and Administrative tasks in relation to the management of Sunshine International Arts’ Community Centre and Café – C.A.F.E ‘Carnival-Arts-For-Everyone’ Reporting to: Ray Mahabir, Artistic Director (Line Manager)  Key Responsibilities: Managing and overseeing the centre’s operations. Management of the rental spaces and delivery of events. Administration on a […]

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Come work with us! S.i.A has two exciting roles available at our Community Centre and C.A.F.E. We are looking for a Café & Artistic Assistant.

January 2020

Centre, Café and Artistic Support/Assistant Reporting to: Artistic Director & Centre Manager  Role: This is an ideal opportunity for a hard working individual with an interest in the arts and/or carnival with some experience in hospitality looking for a casual and flexible position. Job Type: Casual 1-2 days a week Salary: London Living Wage Closes: 9th March […]

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