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Jamaica–Celebrating the Ivy Baxter Dance Group!

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Dance has always been an important part of Jamaica’s rich diverse culture. This week we are privileged to have a very special guest, Mrs. Cynthia Gittens (nee Lee),  who was a personal friend of Ivy Baxter (1923 -1993) “Mother of Jamaican Modern Dance".

Ms. Cynthia, now 88 years young, is vibrant and still passionate about dance. She is excited to share her story of being part of the original Ivy Baxter Dance Group. Backyardlabrish is honored to preserve this piece of our history and invites you to join us in welcoming this very special senior.

If you or someone you know have memories to share, be sure to join the Labrish at 8:00PM Wed. 1/18/12inthe Backyard  where we, Celebrate, Enlighten &Preservethe rich diverse culture of: Jamaica‘Land We Love’.