A Celebration of Arrivals We’re Coming To America LiTTribute to the Americas literary genius with steelpan tassa soca and dance

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We’re Coming to AMERICA…A celebration of arrivals literary genius through song music dance soca/calypso tassa and steelpan…April 21 and 22 2018…


Following Our LiTTributes At UNESCO, Paris, France 2015

      LiTTribute to LondonTTown, UK 2013
      LiTTribute to the AnTTilles, Antigua 2013
      LiTTribute to the Mainland, Guyana, 2013 LiTTribute to the Republic, Trinidad and Tobago, 2012

Dr Kris Rampersad and Friends In Association with the Trinidad and Tobago Diaspora present
LiTTribute to the AMERICAS: A Celebration of Arrivals: An Evening Of Music, Culture & Dance inspired by LiTTscapes  Landscapes of Fiction from Trinidad and Tobago.

LIVE SteelPan Performances by Randolph Karamath
Jaya Devi Dancers Rohini Dube
Tassa DJ and Nine Member Royalty The Band
Soca Artiste Shelly Sweet Shells
April 21, 2018: 6.00 PM to 12.00 
South County Civic Center
16700 Jog Road, Delray Beach FL 33446

Special Introductory Discount on LiTTscapes by Kris Rampersad. PreOrder Now!
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LiTTscapes offers Novel Approach to Developing InterCultural Heritage Sectors  & Industries

LiTTscapes, a full colour compendium of Trinidad and Tobago as represented in its fictional literature against actual photographs of the landscapes, lifestyles and living heritage, has been acclaimed as a groundbreaking initiative to stimulate our nation “to heal our self-schisms”.
[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZWK7A-Abd0&w=320&h=266] “No one book can set out to achieve everything that a text can do for its people and its nation; but whatever you say one book can’t do, this one almost does,” says head of the Guyana Prize for Literature and former Vice Chancellor of the University of Guyana of LiTTscapes. It has also been hailed as a ‘labour of love’ in the Commonwealth Journal and ‘like a good fete” by Soca News UK.
LiTTscapes was conceived as a mechanism for expanding appreciation of national heritage and engaging and connecting cultures, restoring self appreciation and esteem to peoples of all ages through creative synergies while focusing on sustainable development of the tourism, heritage and education sectors. LiTTscapes is a pictorial, yet encyclopaedic compendium of the lifestyles, landscapes, architecture, cultures, festivals and institutions of Trinidad and Tobago as represented in more than 100 fictional works by some 60 writers from earliest to modern times, including both award winning Nobel laureates as well as lesser known writers.
It has been ‘translated’ and transmitted through interactive interfaces, exposition and performance as LiTTributes and through tours that offer unique insights into public places called LiTTours – Journeys Through the Landscapes of Fiction.
LiTTributes have already been enacted at launches nationally and in the wider Caribbean and our diasporas, LiTTributes to the Republic in Trinidad and Tobago, LiTTributes to the Mainland in Guyana, LiTTribute to the Antilles staged in March in Antigua; LiTTribute to LondonTTown among others. Upcoming LiTTributes2018 will focus on the Americas.
Publication of LiTTscapes which is also associated with the LiTTours – Journeys T
Acclaimed as a groundbreaking encyclopaedic yet coffee-table style compendium of the lifestyles, landscapes, architecture, cultures, festivals and institutions of the Caribbean as represented in more than 100 fictional works by some 60 writers, LiTTscapes is geared to stimulate interest in reading, literacy and connect the Caribbean with other continents through synergies with the creative sectors.
Stating that LiTTscapes, though easy to read, is not easy to describe “given its multi-tasking nature and its wide reach,” Head of the Guyana Prize for Literature Professor Al Creighton has called it “a work of art…a documentary, a travelogue, a critical work with visual and literary power.”
He said, “It is a quite thorough artistic concept…a portrait and biography of the nation of Trinidad and…is attractively, neatly and effectively designed.” He noted that it reflects “a considerable volume of reading ranging from…the dawn of Caribbean literature” in such early writings as of Walter Raleigh, through the 1930s period of literary awakening with the Beacon group, Alfred Mendes, CLR James and others, to present. 
“It takes us on a tour of the country, giving some exposure to almost every aspect of life…no tourist guide can give a better, more comprehensive introduction to Trinidad. It entices and attracts just as the glossy tourist literature.
“Photographs of several sections of Port-of-Spain are accompanied by the descriptions and literary excerpts: this treatment is given to the capital city, other towns, streets, urban communities, villages, historic buildings and places, vegetation, animals, institutions, culture and landscape.  There is considerable visual beauty, what Derek Walcott calls “visual surprise” in his Nobel Lecture; an impressive coverage of social history, geography, and politics, but also a strong literary experience.  It is a survey of Trinidad’s landscape and of its literature.”
Creighton noted Rampersad “has done the painstaking work analogous to that of a lexicographer, of sorting out their several hundred references to her subjects…. with memorable passages of real literary criticism” capturing the writings of VS Naipaul, Ian McDonald, Michael Anthony and others.
He said, “Rampersad’s Littscapes does achieve an innovative approach to literature in bringing it alive in the description of landscape, life, culture and people. It encourages people to take ownership of it, see themselves, their home or familiar places in it and accept it as a definer of identity.”
LiTTscapes is associated with customized LiTTours – Journeys Through the Landscapes of Fiction.
LiTTours  – bring these ‘scapes’ to reality through interactive engagement with the national landscape. LiTTours are available on request and along any subject, theme or location route related to user interest as entrepreneours, investors, industrialists or general cultural enthusiasts and have been held for Carifesta and the jubilee year of Independence through the capital and other cities and across the East, West, North, Central and South Trinidad and Tobago.

hrough the Landscapes of Fiction of Trinidad and Tobago, has been widely endorsed as an effective means of engaging the national and international communities in appreciating our built, natural and cultural heritage towards enhancing social and cultural development and diversification and all to promote literacy and heritage appreciation among  youths from ages 3 to 103. Custommised LiTTours for investors, industrialists, entrepreneurs as well as general enthusiasts and cultural practitioners and educators are available along with others that are themed along subjects as cuisine, literary houses; and districts as The Naparimas; SouTTscapes, CiTTyScapes etc are available by request only.

LiTTributes are events that blend holistic appreciation for Trinidad and Tobago in the many dimensions of built, natural and cultural heritage with literary and creative talents of its people, as well as to connect the Trinidad and Caribbean diasporas with our international communities.
The first LiTTribute to the Republic took place in Trinidad and Tobago in commemoration of the Jubilee year of Independence, hosted by the First Lady of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr Jean Ramjohn Richards and the author of LiTTscapes  at the 19th century Knowsley Building in Trinidad’s capital and the August 2012 launch of LiTTscapes at White Hall – one of Trinidad and Tobago’s Magnificent Seven buildings.
LiTTribute to the Mainland, Guyana – February 2013: in collaboration with Heritage building, Moray House and Guyana Drama Guild (dances & performances)
LiTTribute to the Antilles/ Antigua March 2013 (young poets, Antigua Museum)
LiTTribute to LondonTTown, 2013 (BBC, Commonwealth Foundation, filmmaker and writers)
LiTTribute to AuTThors, UNESCO, Paris 2015;
LiTTribute to Los Conquistadores, Barcelona Spain 2015
Dr Kris Rampersad is an international sustainable development educator, UNESCO facilitator, journalist and educator in Caribbean literature, culture and heritage. She is a founding member and director of the International Institute of Gastronomy, Culture, the Arts and Tourism and promotes literacy and literary appreciation through various endeavours as Leaves of Life.
For more than three decades she has been actively involved in interactive futuring, analysing, assessing, critiquing and defining the development agenda for Caribbean societies through its cultural forms, educating communities and leveraging the international community.
See: Youtube short video: LiTTscapes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkgE69wgUgw
        About Dr Kris Rampersad:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isKQt2LOXIM
LiTTscapes album on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Littscapes/
Dr Kris Rampersad Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/krisrampersad/                                        
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