Film by: Events Community Book Center Nola
Who: The New Orleans Community Book Center is a bookstore and community space that specializes in African literature and hosting performances. The bookstore’s mantra is to be “more than just a bookstore” as they hold events that strive to share stories of various groups of color and bring the community together.
Summary: This is a book reading of Erna Brodner and Velma Pollard’s book entitled Folklore and Culture in Jamaica. The book is a collection of essays that explore the cultural heritage of Jamaica by walking readers through an overview of Jamaican Culture which includes but is not limited to the history of Jamaica, Jamaican traditions, and the evolution of Jamaican music and dance. The authors speak of the political and social implications of Jamaican folklore and focus on the relationship to modern race and gender issues. The authors read the book in the video and stay to answer questions after.