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JCDC mounting exhibitions for Miss Lou celebrations

The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) will mount several exhibitions as part of the celebrations for the centenary anniversary of the birth of cultural icon, Louise Bennett-Coverley, fondly known as "Miss Lou".
 
The exhibitions will be mounted this month, starting Saturday at JCDC's parish offices and parish libraries across the island.
 
The month-long celebrations aim to engage and give persons the opportunity to participate and reflect on the life and work of Miss Lou.
 
Born on September 7, 1919, Miss Lou died on July 26, 2006 in Canada and was buried at National Heroes Park, in a section reserved for cultural icons. 
 
Known for writing and performing her poems, folk songs and stories in Jamaican patois, Miss Lou is regarded by many as the "mother of Jamaican culture".
 
Activities for the month will include lunch-hour concerts, ring-ding style concerts, a floral tribute at National Heroes Park and special tribute concerts.


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