Welcome to the 'Geriau Windrush Words' project.
The words of poets are the most powerful ways of telling and retelling the stories of our history and achievements.
It is often said that poetry is the lifeblood of Wales. It always has been and it has adapted to the many cultural, industrial, and linguistic shifts throughout its history; in these acts of survival it has also thrived.
Originally all poetry in Wales was written and performed in Welsh providing an important cultural service as part of a bardic tradition, in which poetry was composed and performed orally, often in courts, sometimes to music, to recognise heroic events. It was almost never written down; remembered only in the mind and on the tongue.
Today the poetry of Wales is recognised at the National Eisteddfod and at many other times, in many other places.
The poetry of Jamaica, developed to tell the stories of oppression and celebration throughout its history; in these acts of survival it has also thrived.
Today the poetry and poets of Jamaica is celebrated annually at the Jamaica Poetry Festival, managed by Jamaican poet Yasus Afari, and held each August in Kingston.
This project is managed by the Learning Links International team in Wales and SenYAcum in Jamaica, with support from the Welsh Government and other organisations. 'Geriau Windrush Words' aims to bring Welsh, Jamaican and other Caribbean poets together to support the telling the story of the Windrush travellers and the so called 'Windrush Generation'.
NB This site is under development
THE 'GERIAU WINDRUSH WORDS' PROJECT IS MANAGED
BY LEARNING LINKS INTERNATIONAL
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SENYACUM< JAMAICA