Kulchurama is a three-part fundraising event focused on sending at least €2000 of raised funds for COVID relief to Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, St. Martin and St. Eustatius.
Kulchurama will take place on Saturdays the 3rd, 10th, and 17th of April 2021, live-streamed from WORM Rotterdam. During each event, we will be hosting online panel discussions, workshops and artistic performances by creators from the islands. On the last day, we’ll close off with a big bash featuring multiple performances by local artists.
All the money raised will be donated directly to charities based on every individual island (find list of charities at the bottom of the page.) So, if you would like to contribute or simply attend and support the creators, keep an eye on the organiser’s page they will be posting updates regularly. Donations can be made throughout the entire month of April!
How and Where to Donate:
There are multiple ways to support Kulchurama:
* The main way to donate is via the *GoFundMe campaign. ** Canoas di Caribe will start accepting donations on 1st of April.
You can also buy a raffle for 1.50€ and win the Afrofurustic comic book Kushobi by Nelly Blaise. Get your raffle via this tikkie link.
Meet Canoas di Caribe (The organisers behind Kulchurama)
April 3rd – St. Eustatius & St. Martin
**FREE Online discussion **
On the first day, we will get together for a panel discussion on Experiencing Antillian identity. Our guests to take over the mic and represent St. Martin will be panellists Shanica Romney and Lisa Adams, who also host a podcast called Say Less Sis – an inspiring platform that serves as a safe space to highlight and discuss taboo topics while advocating for the people of St. Martin.
To further represent St. Eustatius and add up to this conversation, we invited Edrieënna Brandao, who forms part of Caribbean Legacy, and a well-known radio speaker and history teacher Raimie Richardson.
GO TO STREAM HERE:
17:00 – 18:30 Workshop by Nelly Blaise (2.50 euro) TICKETS HERE.
Following the discussion, there will be a creative writing workshop in which the participants will dive into the world of Kushobi – a story based on the science of African and Indigenous disciplines, supplemented with the tales of Egyptian mythology and influenced by the history of the Benin Kingdom.
Community is what Canoas di Caribe value the most! Attend, support the artists, donate – your contribution in any way is greatly appreciated!
Follow the work of Canoas di Caribe on their Instagram!
List of Charities:
– Aruba: Fundacion Pa Nos Comunidad
– Bonaire: ACE Foundation
– Curaçao: Fundashon Un Bon Hoben pa un Bon Famia
– Saba: The Mentorship Program
– St. Eustatius: Mega D Youth Foundation
– St. Martin: No Kidding With Our Kids