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WHAT - The Annual GIMISTORY FESTIVAL in the Cayman Islands.

WHEN - Nov. 27th to Dec 5th, 2004.

WHERE - As usual, performances will be in schools, hotels and every evening on the beaches and village yards of Grand Cayman and it's little sister island The Brac.

WHO – Among the participants this year will be tellers from:

Suriname - Paul Meddellijn,

Jamaica - Amina Blackwood-Meeks - Anansi story specialist),

Barbados - Winston Farrell - dub poet,

US - Antonio Rocha - Brazilian mime, Ken Corsbie - Guyanese/Trinidadian teller of "Caribbean Voices" ; Wrickford Dalgetty - Guyanese folksinger.

Trinidad & Tobago - David Bereaux and Friends - The "ol' time kaiso" and "extempo" specialists calypsonians; Samantha Pierre – "Ma Story" herself.>

Jamaican Amina Blackwood-Meeks is the complete Caribbean teller. She has been a teller at all of the GIMISTORY Festivals and is a favorite of the Caymanian audiences . Her telling of Anansi stories is unique and exciting. Amina is a trained teacher, dramatist now turned farmer, but still one of the most popular island storytellers.

Antonio Rocha, a native of Brazil came to the USA to perform and deepen his mime skills. He has performed in Singapore, Brazil , England and Aruba. He brings to life the sights and sounds of the rainforest and its rollicking and wildly entertaining inhabitants. Using storytelling, masks, and sound effects, he takes audiences to the Amazon and Brazil and around the world.

Paul Meddellijn from Suriname was born into a family of storytellers, listening to tales about the old world, invisible cities, African heroes of the jungle, myths and legends of his ancestors and of course stories of the smart spider Anansi. He is always travelling around the world, seeking new adventures, sharing stories and searching for the child within us, regardless of our age.

Ken Corsbie is a Guyanese/Trinidadian now lives in Long Island, New York and performs throughout North America. He claims to be part Chinese, African, Scottish, Amerindian, Welch and also storyteller, stand-up comedian, poetry performer and dramatist. He helped "instigate" the GIMISTORY Festival, and this will be the sixth time he will be participating in this unique event.

Barbadian dub poet Winston Farrell will be telling at this festival for the first time. He is a popular dramatist/poet/performer throughout the Caribbean and will bring both joy and thoughtfulness with his "riddim poetry".

The dynamic Trinidad contingent will be led, as usual, by Samantha Pierre ("Ma Story") and supported by the ol' time calypsonian specialists David Bereaux and Friends. Calypso will not be complete without the remarkable "extempo" experts who can improvise at the drop of a word – literally.

Scenes from past GIMISTORY Festivals - on the beaches and in the village yards..

David Bereaux and Friends with their happy versions of “ol’ time kaiso”, and Guyanese Alex Neptune spellbinding the “Guppy Night” beach audience with the jumbie tale of the “Old Higue”
Fresh frying Fishcakes for famished families. Every evening, on the beaches and in village yards, swank (lemonade) and fish cakes are prepared on site for the audience and tellers… all free.. there is no charge for GIMISTORY audiences at any of the schools, hotels or outdoor events throughout the island. Just walk in and enjoy.

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