Video: Miss Lou explaining Jamaican Proverbs
Do you know what is the meaning of the Jamaican proverb "When trouble tek man, pickney boot fit him". In this old Jamaica National Library Black and White video, Miss Lou explains the meanings of a few popular Jamaican proverbs.
Miss Lou Photo Gallery Tribute - September 7th is Miss Lou Day
On September 7th the world celebrates Miss Lou Day. Why September 7th? The Jamaica premier authority on culture, Miss Lou was born on September 7th, 1919 and died in July 26, 2006. Check out our photo gallery tribute to Miss Lou. It includes photos of a young Miss Lou, her wedding and her first international performance in New York. Also see the poem "Tenky, Miss Lou, Tenky
" by Joan Andrea Hutchinson and our Miss Lou Month May 2003 tribute page
Tenky Miss Lou, Tenky
Mi is a born Jamaican, an mi proud, An yuh fi feel proud to, Fi walk roun an big up yuh chest, An say tanks to Miss Lou
Miss Lou's May 2003 "Town Hall" Chat on Jamaicans.com
The first week of September is celebrated by many Jamaicans as Miss Lou week as her birthday is September 7, 1919.
In May 2003, Miss Lou visited Jamaicans.com for a chat in our forums with visitors to the the site. The following is an excerpt of that lively and most memorable visit.
Miss You, Ms. Lou!
Ms. Lou was a woman who could tell a story with ryhme, With a big welcoming smile, She could settle the most "collicky" child from acting bizarre and wild, "Ring Ding" was her venue and performing stage,
Jamaican Hall of Fame: The Honorable Louise "Miss Lou" Bennett-Coverley
Honorable Louise "Miss Lou" Bennett-Coverley, Jamaican Poet, actress, writer and story teller.
Dear Miss Lou
Miss Lou you are Jamaica's folklore ambassador and educator. As an actress, dramatiest, storyteller, poet and broadcaster you have paved the way for many Jamaican entertainers. You and the late Mas Ron (Ronnie Williams) changed the face of entertainment in Jamaica and allowed Jamaicans to be "Jamaicans".
More Thank You Miss Lou Tributes
Thank you Miss Lou for a great childhood. More Thank You Miss Lou Tributes
Thank You Miss Lou Tributes
Read the over 20 are worldwide tributes to Miss Lou. It is truly amazing how Miss Lou has touched the lives of many people and impacted Jamaican culture.
Miss Lou (For Louise Bennett)
My childhood was filled, With cultural pride defined, By a bandana woman, Whose smile was as wide as the Caribbean Sea
Jamaicans.com Exclusive Interview With Miss Lou
An exclusive Jamaicans.com Interview with Miss Lou.
Louise Bennett-Coverley Biography
The Hon. Louise Simone Bennett-Coverleyis quite possibly Jamaica’s most loved Folklorist, Writer, Artiste. Miss Lou, as she is affectionately known, received her education from Ebenezer and Calabar Elementary Schools, St. Simon’s College, Excelsior College, Friends College (Highgate). She was a resident artiste from 1945 to 1946 with the “Caribbean Carnival”....