March 2017


Awash in colour, a moko jumbie towers over the Gayelle at Old Yard 2017. Named after an African god “Moko” and the West Indian term for spirit “Jumbie”, the character has long captured the imagination of Caribbean society. Today it is kept alive by practitioners devoted to maintaining these cultural forms and passing them on to succeeding generations. Moko jumbies and the numerous aspects of traditional Carnival were on full display at Old Yard 2017. An initiative of the Department of Creative and Festival Arts, the event was held on February 19 at DCFA headquarters on Agostini Street in St. Augustine. Old Yard is a teaching lab for its students, a history lesson for its audience and an excellent way to spend a Sunday during the Carnival season.

Photo: Aneel Karim

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UWI Calendar March - April 2017

Interdisciplinary Social Science Research
March 23-24
Learning Resource Centre
UWI St. Augustine Campus
Chinese Movie Night
March 24
Centre for Language Learning Auditorium
UWI St. Augustine Campus
techAGRI Expo 2017
March 24-26
Main Administration Building West Field
UWI St. Augustine Campus
Study in China Workshop
April 6
Centre for Language Learning
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UWI Children’s Centre Workshop
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The UWI Children’s Centre
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Department of Creative and Festival Arts
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