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A new publication from Mayaro Imprint

A highly anticipated new book, to be published by Mayaro Imprint, will hit bookstores in summer 2009.
White Frock & Coals Dust: The Story Of A Community Called The Wharf is written by Toronto-based Grenadian journalist, Lincoln Depradine.
“The main setting of the book is The Wharf/Carenage community,’’ Depradine said.  “But there is a connectivity of characters and incidents that reaches nationally, regionally and internationally – as far the Mau Mau Movement in Kenya.’’
Lawyer and cultural historian Caldwell Taylor, who wrote the foreword to the book, describes it as “both a triumph of narrative and a rich source of social history.’’  He reveals that a steelband 'converted' a priest, blackening his white frock with 'coals' (charcoal) dust and transforming a 'Father' into a favourite son.''
Ghana-born journalist Sam Donkoh calls it “a meticulously researched work,’’ saying it “makes the reader a front row observer of island life laced with intrigue, gossip and the funny bone tickler.’’


Look out for the grand Book Launching and Signing event dates!

The Progress of Winsford Devine - A Collection of Caribbean Lyrics
Edited by: Nandi Ogunlade
Compiled by: Jamil Asinia
Meet Winsford Devine in person at a city near you...

Port of Spain, Trinidad

May 31St, 2006 National Library
Toronto, Canada
July 12th, 6-9PM
Community Room @ Tropicana Community Services Organization
New York
Washington DC
Copyright seminar & panel discussion

A series of educational seminars, aimed at increasing awareness about the music industry and the creative arts, is being planned for members of the Black and Caribbean community.

This first seminar, scheduled for September 23, will look at copyright in music, specifically soca and calypso. Titled "Stop the Bleeding,''
it will be held at Tropicana Community Services, 670 Progress Avenue, Unit 14, Scarborough.

The idea for the series was sparked by the recent publication of "The Progress of Winsford: A Collection of Caribbean Lyrics.'' The book, published by Mayaro Imprint, outlines Winsford Devine's struggle to gain copyright over his compositions and his warning to young composers:
"Look out for people who want to exploit you for their own benefits.''

The committee established to organize the "Stop the Bleeding'' seminar says that "millions of dollars are being lost each year through copyright infringement and other illegal acts, including music piracy.''

Committee members are inviting singers, composers, arrangers, promoters, and other music enthusiasts to attend the September seminar. It will discuss topics such "Arrangement & Copyright,'' "Written Agreements VS Handshake Deals,'' and "The Meaning of Copyright.''

The event, which will also include a panel discussion, will involve professionals with expertise in copyright law. They are expected to answer questions from participants on their real life experiences in the music industry.




About Us
Mayaro Imprint had its genesis in JAD Communications, a Canadian public relations firm established by Jamil Asinia, Nandi Ogunlade (Bianca Jacob) and Lincoln Depradine in the mid-nineties. These media veterans are dedicated to exploring the relevance of writers, artists and activists to our unfolding experience.
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