The National Cultural Council and the Division of Culture have announced the recipients of the Golden Drum Award and Special Recognition Award respectively for year 2014.
The Golden Drum Awardees are:
– Henry Alexander for Preservation of Traditional Arts;
– Leroy ‘Wadix’ Charles for the Promotion of Creole Music and Language;
– Noreen Joseph for Theatre and Preservation of Culture;
– Raymond Lawrence for Cultural Leadership and Development.
The Special Recognition Awardees are:
– Imelda Aaron for Cultural Leadership and Promotion of Steel Pan Music;
– Algernon ‘Ras Algi’ Adams for Performance and Visual Arts;
– Leslassa Armour – Shillingford for Excellence in Queen Pageantry;
– Peter Letang for Music;
– Petros Meaza for Promotion and Development of Art.
The Golden Drum Award is issued to individuals, groups or institutions that have made a great contribution to the art and culture spanning more than twenty years.
This award was instituted in 1982 and the first awardees were Rosemarie Cools-Lartigue, Phyllis Shand Allfrey and Vernice St.Luce.
The Special Recognition Award is issued to those who have made special contributions in culture over a ten year period and under and to those who have achieved notable successes in a particular field of arts and culture.
The 2014 Golden Drum Award Ceremony is scheduled to take place at the Arawak House of Culture on July 30 at 8.00 p.m. under the patronage of His Excellency President Charles Savarin.
The event also features performances by award winners and other local artistes including Sixth Form Sisserou Singers, Pan in Harmony and Michele Henderson.