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Guyanese in Edutainment

An Author’s Journey - In Her Own Words by Yolanda Marshall

Yolanda Marshall

I was born in Georgetown, Guyana, to Herbert Marshall, a famous Guyanese Guitarist, and Hazel Marshall, a Bishop’s High school and University of Guyana graduate. At the age of five, my parents divorced and my younger sister and I lived with our mother. I used to love visiting my grandparents Alma and Livingstone Marshall’s home in Bent street.

Simone A. James Alexander Ph.D. - Professor & Author

Simone A. James Alexander

Simone A. James Alexander is Professor of English, Africana Studies and Women and Gender Studies and Director of Africana Studies at Seton Hall University, New Jersey, where she teaches and researches in the areas of Postcolonial literature, African American literature, African literature, Caribbean literature, Russian literature, American Literature and women writers.

The Story Of Bing Serrão And The Ramblers

Bing Serrao & The Ramblers - 2014

I begin with a summary of The Ramblers from the time we were very young teenagers ‘fooling around’ with attempting to make some sort of music, until up to 1962 when several members of the band had left Guyana, some emigrating to the U.K., others to Canada. Eventually, only Bing, Maurice and Vincent Xavier survived the exodus from the political unrest in Guyana.

Lisa Punch - Guyanese born singer, song writer, dancer and actress on ABC TV Rising Star

Lisa Punch Guyanese born singer, song writer, dancer and actress

Lisa Punch was born in Guyana, 1992 to John Errol Punch and Nafieza Aiana Daniels. She is the eldest of five siblings. Lisa attended Juliet Griffith Day Care Centre where at the age of three she began modeling.

Guyana's own ShaMain releases new single

Guyana's own ShaMain

ShaMain, Guyana's music sensation has released a new single titled "Beautiful". 

Raised outside the US capital Washington D.C. in the close-knit city of Hyattsville MD, ShaMain -- like so many of the greats before her -- cultivated her voice singing around the house as a young girl finding inspiration from already iconic voices in Reggae, R&B and Pop played by her parents.

Mayor Vincent Gray Proclaims 'Kojo Nnamdi Day'

Kojo Nnamdi

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray issued a proclamation declaring Nov. 1, 2013, as Kojo Nnamdi Day in the District of Columbia. The announcement celebrates Kojo's 15 years broadcasting on WAMU 88.5. 

Aubrey Cummings - Musician and Vocalist

Aubrey Cummings - Musician and Vocalist

Birth Aubrey Cummings was born in the year 1947 and grew up in the Alberttown / Queenstown neighbourhoods of Georgetown, Guyana Discovered talent His decision to develop a career in pop music was influenced by Michael Bacchus and the Heartbreakers. The magic of popular music and show business excited him, and he took up the guitar. He is a self-taught guitarist.

ShaMain - Young R&B Sensation


ShaMain is a Georgetown, Guyana songbird who brings a fresh voice to music that is transcendent and timeless. A beautiful meld of various musical genre from R&B, & POP to Dancehall Reggae ShaMain is a true singer of the soul.

Ruth Osman - Singer and Flautist

Ruth Osman

Guyanese singer and flautist, Ruth Osman, has been performing since childhood. Her passion for music has led to her appearance in a variety of events - from the church stage to national and international concerts.

Bing Serrao and the Ramblers, legendary musicians and Guyana’s first amplified string band

The Ramblers (1951) Standing from left - Bernie, Bing and Ambrose De Souza Sitting - George Baldinvic and Romer Rego

The story of the Ramblers goes back to around 1950 in Georgetown, British Guiana when the last three siblings of the Serrao family started playing with make believe guitars made out of empty herring cans attached to a wooden pole, for the finger board, and four rubber bands secured with wooden heads used as tuning keys.

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