9th annual Miss Lou Reading Festival slated for February 6

Louise Bennett

On Febraury 6, from 2 to 4:30 pm, the Friends of the South Regional Broward Library, Jamaican Folk Revue, Inc. and Broward College will host bring the ninth annual Louise Bennett – Coverley Reading Festival will held at the Broward College Performing Cultural Arts.

Presented under the patronage of the Consul General of Jamaica, the Hon Franz Hall, the 9th Annual Louise Bennett – Coverley Reading Festival is free to the public and forms part of the Library’s schedule of activities for Black History Month.

This year’s entertainment will include Tallawah Mento Band, “Dr. Sue”, Sierra Norwood Calvary Children, Easton Lee, the Jamaican Folk Revue and NDTC’s Jordan-Leigh Wyatt, presenting a tribute in dance, to the late Bob Marley.

Headlining this year’s Festival, titled “Lyrics, Laughter & Lessons – Jamaican Comedy & the Miss Lou Legacy”, is the inimitable Owen Blakka Ellis, who describes his presentation, as –“weaving storytelling, poetry, stand-up comedy…to share perspectives on the evolution of comedy, as a distinctive entertainment genre in Jamaica and the role and impact of the work of the Hon. Louise Bennett-Coverley in this process.”

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