Wikimedians of the Caribbean User Group/WikiCari Festival
The first annual WikiCari Festival happened on Saturday, September 19, 2020
Catch up on the action here.
|Wikimedians of the |
|Approval date||26 July 2019|
|Official language(s)||Spanish, English, French, Dutch, French Creoles, English Creoles|
|Other language(s)||Other ethnic languages|
#WikiCariFest is a first-of-its-kind, online Wikimedia community celebration of Caribbean cultures, colours, creeds & ideas – hosted by Wikipedia Weekly!
Wikimedians of the Caribbean aims to achieve this through threading-the-needle through the various composite parts of the Caribbean experience; Food, Literature, Folklore, and the Visual & Performing Arts.
The event aims to:
- Increasing awareness of various parts of our regional culture.
- Sparking greater awareness of the heterogeneity of Caribbean culture and its 30+ million inhabitants.
- Galvanizing community members to improve contributions on Wikipedia Categories, Commons & most importantly, WikiData - in all the region's representative languages.
September 19 LivestreamEdit
The Wiki Cari Festival live-stream was on September 19, 1:30 -5 PM EDT on Wikipedia Weekly, and is available for viewing on YouTube.
The schedule is in Eastern Daylight Time / Atlantic Standard Time
START: 1:30 PM
Welcome and introductions: With Wiki Cari Leadership and hosts of Wikipedia Weekly
TIME CHECK A -- 2:00 PM Guest Speaker: Rubadiri Victor: The salience of multidimensionality in representations of Trinbagonian Culture -- Digitally Archiving Indigenous Lore, Life & Living in the Twin Island Republic.
TIME CHECK B -- 2:30 PM Music of the Caribbean: Folk Songs from the Caribbean Nationals on the Call + Recommendations from Social Media. How can we improve Wikipedia articles on Caribbean music?
TIME CHECK C -- 3:00 PM Wah Gwaan Pon Wikidata? Waiz di scene on WikiData? (What’s up on WikiData?) Segment Speaker: Ian Ramjohn + wider Panel We'll look at Indigenous Botany, Food of the Caribbean & Caribbean “Imports” -- Tell us TWO from your own country! We’ll put it to the community to make the linkages LIVE
TIME CHECK D -- 3:30 PM Diversity of the Caribbean A look at cultural diversity of the Caribbean (guest speaker to be announced)
TIME CHECK E -- 4:00 PM How to get involved in the Wiki Community Segment Speaker/Guest: News on Wiki // Sherry Antoine & Pete Forsyth News on Wiki Presentation (with group seminar happening immediately following the festival at 5:15 PM EDT)
TIME CHECK F -- 4:30PM Wiki Community 2030 Update Guest Speaker: Mehrdad Pourzaki, Wikimedia Strategy Design Team
TIME CHECK G -- 5:00 PM Closing remarks and Celebration Wiki Cari Panel is back, join us as we close out an exciting day. Join News on Wiki Seminar immediately after the festival at 5:15 PM
5:00 PM Wiki Cari Festival END
After Fest, at 5:15 PM Eastern Daylight Time:
- Join News on Wiki Seminar immediately after the festival at 5:15 PM on Zoom (To be announced here Saturday 9/19/20, sign up here for an update email: bit.ly/NewsOnWikiConnect
Focus Areas / Ideas for editingEdit
Let's add some more Caribbean flavor to Wikipedia! Please add to some topic areas for editing that could use some love.
This call-to-action centers around various themes. Feel free to add to the mandate!
- Anancy Stories
- El Chupacabras
- Papa Bois
- Mama D'Leau / Mama Dloo
- La Diablesse
- Bake & Shark
- Curry Goat
- Conch Salad
- Peas n Rice
- Johnny Cake
- Oil Down
- Fry Bake
- Roast Bake
- Curry Mango
- Red Mango
- Mango Amchar
- Ochro and Rice
- Coo Coo
- Crab and Callaloo
- Curry Crab and Dumplings
- Chow (Mango, Pineapple, Plum)
- Mannish Water
- Pacro Water
- E. R. Braithwaite
- Martin Carter
- Dereck Walcott
- V. S. Naipaul
- Louise Bennett-Coverley
- Olive Senior
- Chrisitan Campbell
- Luis Palés Matos
- Earl Lovelace
- Michael Anthony
- Anthony De Verteuil
- C.L.R. James
- Alfred Mendes
- Samuel Selvon
- Sonny Ladoo
- Nala Hopkinson
- Andrew Salkey
- Edwidge Danticat
- Caryl Phillips
- Erna Brodber
- Édouard Glissant
Caribbean News Media
- COMING SOON
- Little Theatre
- Edna Manley School of the Visual & Performing Arts
- Little Carib Theatre
- Trinidad Theatre Workshop
- National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA)
Have recommendations for other uncovered parts of the Caribbean Experience? Add it here!
- Soca Chutney
- Dance Hall
- Robert 'Bob' Nesta Marley
- Mighty Sparrow / Slinger Francisco
- Mighty Kitchner / Aldwyn Roberts
- Roaring Lion / Raphael De Leon
- David Michael Rudder
- Calypso Rose / Mc Cartha Lewis
- Machel Montano
- Beryl Mc Burnie
- Molly Ahye
- Astor Johnson
- Joyce Kirton
- Geoffrey Holder
- Please note that News On Wiki will hold a seminar immediately following the Festival at 5:15-6:00 PM EDT/AST, Sep. 19, 2020. Register here.
Interested? Sign up HereEdit
- JamaicanEditor (talk) 15:38, 6 September 2020 (UTC)
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