On Saturday, December 12th 2015 the Laborie Development Foundation (LDF) Inc. will host a one-day workshop from 9:00am to 2:00pm at the Laborie Boys Primary School. The workshop is organized as part of the review process for the Strategic Development Plan for Laborie under a project entitled Creating Sustainable Communities – Building Capacity for Adaptation to Climate Change and Related Issues. This project is financed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP) in Saint Lucia.
READ FULL LDF PRESS RELEASE HERE.
The Laborie Development Foundation invites you to watch the video here below, by Saint Lucia artists Arthur, featuring Mongstar, and promoted by the Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN), Saint Lucia chapter, to raise awareness for climate change and its impacts on our communities.
You are also invited to read and sign CYEN Saint Lucia's petition to support the Caribbean's States common position at the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, asking for a binding agreement that would limit global temperature rise at or below 1.5C above pre-industrial levels.
This level is considered an imperative in order to allow communities such as Laborie to survive the changing climate patterns and its consequences. You can find the petition following this link.
Our very own Jonathan Gladding contributed one of his creations to help raise awareness to the cause.
PRESS RELEASE – If the purpose of Creole Heritage Month is to celebrate creativity, then it is not surprising that the School of Music and Labowi Promotions have included two Creole Jazz concerts in this month’s calendar.
With musicians like Luther Francois, Emerson Nurse, Ronald Boo Hinkson, Ricardo Francois or Augustin “Djab” Duplessis, Saint Lucia has made a huge contribution to the creation of a genre of music recognised as “Creole Jazz”.
It is jazz music, rooted in the culture of the islands, influenced by all the traditional genres of music of the Caribbean. With support from Alliance Française and Bank of Saint Lucia, and in collaboration with the Laborie Development Foundation, there will be two Creole Jazz concerts.
The first takes places today, Thursday 22 October at 7:30pm at the Laborie Parish Hall, as a production of Jazz in the South. At this concert, there will be performances by theJocelyn Ménard Quartet from Guadeloupe and Alibi from Saint Lucia.
Admission is EC$ 25, and EC$ 10 for students.
A Creole Jazz concert featuring Alibi (Saint Lucia) and the Jocelyn Ménard Quartet (Guadeloupe), will be held this next Thursday, 22 October, at Laborie's Parish Hall.
It is organised by Labowi Promotions and the Saint Lucia School of Music, with support from the Alliance Française, as part of the Creole Heritage Month.
Tickets: 25$. 7:30pm, sharp.
Laborie is celebrating the 5th edition of its Jounen Kweyol, part of Festen Labowi, starting this Friday, 25 September, from 7:30pm at the Market Square.
The Laborie La Marguerite Society and the Au Leon La Rose Society will participate to the launch, an event 'dubbed' Konba sé flè-a, followed by a performance from Avòt Sèvis, Creole Music Band.
Activities will continue throughout October, with amongst other events a beach party - Mawonn Bòd Lanmè - on 5 October, Kiltè Èydèn featuring Indian cuisine and cultural entertainment, Creole Jazz, Tèt a Tèt,and the Gwan Fèt finale on 25 October.
Please download the attached flier for more information on all the proposed activities and events.
25 September: "Konba sè Flè-a", a community presentation, within the 4th edition of Festen Labowi event, hosted by the Laborie Economic and Employment Forum to create employment.
5 October: Mawonn Bòd Lanmè
16 October: Dinen Kwéyòl
17 October: Fèt Magwit
21 October: Panel Discussion
22 October: Creole Jazz Concert
25 October: Grand Event!
12-13 December: Laborie Steel Pan competing at Junior Panorama
TBD: Pan Fiesta, with pan master class by Andy Narell
TBD: Kolasyon Nwel
TBD: Nobel Laureates Week.