Make culture fun, put it on apps, says theatre movement president
Founder and president of the Longville Park Theatre Movement, Rosie Langoth, is suggesting that Jamaica's culture and tradition should be captured on an app and made available for download via smart devices and personal computers.
She proffered the idea against the backdrop that the younger generation are more interested in their cell phones and tablets than on getting acquainted with the past and aspects of their culture.
Langoth, who attended the Emancipation vigil hosted by the Longville Park Baptist Church in Clarendon, under the theme 'Emancipation Sinting', expressed disappointment that while the older folks were performing traditional songs, poetry and relating tales about the olden days, she observed the teens engrossed in their phones.
"I think we should meet them where they are at. Maybe we need to try now to think of certain types of apps that have to do with our culture and put them on the phone and make it attractive to them," Langoth stated.
She said in that way, the apps will entertain and, at the same time, educate the youth about Jamaica's culture.
"We have to market our culture in a new-era fashion," she told The Gleaner.