Art and cultural enthusiasts will get an opportunity to learn more about one of Barbados’ most colourful characters, the late King Dyall, when the Commission for Pan African Affairs’ (CPAA) exhibition/panel lunch-time discussions, Living Downstairs, continue in the West Wing of Parliament next week.

"Painted Shoes" from David Guru - an installation characterising the memory of the late Redvers Dundonald, aka: King Dyall

On Wednesday, January 18, starting at noon, nine-time Pic-O-De-Crop Calypso Monarch, Anthony “Gabby” Carter; Art Collector, Denis McIntosh, and Artist, Omowale Stewart, will discuss Who Was King Dyall?

Detail of installation from "Spouge On Juke Box" - ask Elombe Mottley and he will define how Spouge is based on Bajan dialect speech patterns

The following Wednesday, January 25, the late Jackie Opel’s contribution to the development of Spouge music will come in to sharp focus during a talk entitled: Jackie Opel: The Tragedy and Lessons for Culture.

David Guru's "Vending Mother of All Businesses" at Barbados' Best Kept Secret - West Wing in the House Of Assembly (towards Ho Kwong)

Panellists for this event, which also begins at noon, are Art Researcher, Elizabeth Watson; Artist, Ras Aykem Ramsey; and Musician, Antonio “Boo” Rudder.

Admission to the public is free, and further information may be obtained by contacting the CPAA, at 228-8757/8758.

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