FALL WORKSHOP OCTOBER 2016
On Saturday, November 5th, we had the pleasure of having Dr.
Mahadevi Ramakrishnan, professor from Colgate University,
present an extraordinary workshop- Bienvenue en Martinique: L’île
aux Fleurs. Dr. Ramakrishnan began the workshop by providing a
comprehensive history of the island and the current status of the
island as Collectivité territoriale de Martinique. She shared with us
many similarities that Martinique has with France- the set-up of the
grocery stores, the specialty stores, etc. Numerous cultural artifacts
were referenced; video clips from the film Sugar Cane Alley, music
clips from Esy Kennenga, as well as poetry in creole with French
translation. Dr. Ramakrishnan continued by presenting to us an
itinerary of a trip that she has taken with her university students.
She has traveled with them on several occasions and the students
have all expressed how much they have enjoyed their time in Martinique with a little time spent at the beach. She enticed us with a trip filled with kayaking, hiking through a rain forest, visiting a school, and many other activities. At the end of the workshop, attendees and presenter enjoyed Chicken Colombo with rice and salad while discussing an affordable and exciting visit to Martinique.
SPRING WORKSHOP...APRIL 16, 2016
"La Voix Maghrébine"
Presenter: Beth Ait Oumessaoud
youtube source for songs, lyrics, and accompanying activities
ACTIVITIES TO ACCOMPANY SONGS:
SPRING WORKSHOP...APRIL 18, 2015
"De la Musique Avant Toute Chose"
Websites to look for music:
www.lesvictoires.com - France
http://www.adisq.com/index.html - Félix(Québec)
http://la-vie-en-chansons.blogspot.com/ - classée par thème
SPRING WORKSHOP ..... APRIL 20, 2013..... SUCCESSFUL LOTE PROGRAMS 101
POWERPOINT PRESENTATION FROM NANCY KETZ: AATF ADVOCACY TOOLKIT