Jamaica Diaspora Day Live Online-Closing Ceremony

Closing Ceremony

Performer Bios

SUSAN LYCETT DAVIS – DR SUE – “British by birth, Jamaican by choice and American by naturalization.”
I teach…empower…facilitate learning….I EDUCATE
I write…perform…act…I ENTERTAIN
I support…volunteer…assist…I ELEVATE

After seventeen years of service and recent retirement from Nova Southeastern University (NSU), Dr. Susan Lycett Davis has been awarded the honor of Professor Emeritus. This honor speaks to her outstanding career as a HR Practitioner/Educator, and exemplary service, facilitating learning as a subject expert in organizational leadership; conflict resolution; and Human Resources development.
A community Activist, Entertainer, Writer, Author, Philanthropist, and Speaker, Dr Davis (aka Dr Sue) is positioning herself to continue to live her passion, of serving wherever and whenever needed, in her varied roles and areas of expertise!
Photo by David I Muir
Andrew Clarke is a singer, actor, director, producer who is the Founder & Executive Director of Braata Productions, a three prong not for profit that includes the Braata Folk Singers, Braata Theatre Workshop and Braata Education & Outreach.  A graduate of the Edna Manley College School of Drama, Clarke is an accomplished vocalist with 30 gold medals, and numerous national awards from the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission’s (JCDC) National Festival of the Performing Arts Competition in Speech, Music and Drama, his other awards include 15 National Awards for performance including Best Actor, and Best Male Vocalist. He is the 2008 recipient of the Prime Minister’s Youth Award for Excellence in Arts and Culture, and in that same year he represented Jamaica at the World Championships for the Performing Arts in Hollywood, California where he was crowned Grand Champion Performer of the World. Caribbean Life in 2013 honored him as being among the best and brightest of young Caribbean-Americans entrepreneurs in their 20 under 40.

In an effort to pursue his passion in theatre and music, he moved to New York City and within a year he started Braata Productions with the aim of helping to keep the Jamaican culture alive and ensure its sustained and rich legacy. His company has afforded a platform for Caribbean talent to launch their careers in the creative industries, and even his own solo career continues to bloom with events like the ‘Andrew Clarke Benefit Concert’ in Trinidad and Tobago December 2010. This was an effort in partnership with the Rotary International, and the ‘Gift of Life Program’ to raise funds, and address the medical needs of children who suffer from congenital heart defects and other similar conditions. He has since returned to Trinidad three times where his talents are in much demand.
International Theatre credits: David Heron’s Ecstasy (UK tour) and a Jamaican adaptation of James Baldwin’s Amen Corner (nominated Best Actor in a Lead Role by the International Theatre Institute – Jamaica Chapter (ITI) Actor Boy Awards, Jamaica’s Tony Awards). Off-Off Broadway: Jestina’s Calypso, Positive, In Arabia We’d All Be Kings, Space Between Two Heartbeats, Girl Without Wings, The Black That I Am, Flambeaux and most recently the World Premiere – Welcome to America: A Caribbean Musical which he also serves co-lyricist & composer on.
Clarke continues to pursue his passions for performance, the arts & education.
Photo by David I Muir
Adrianna Clark is the daughter of William “Bunny Rugs” Clark, former lead singer of the legendary reggae group, Third World.

Published by Jamaica Diaspora Taskforce Action Network - JDTAN

Jamaica Diaspora Taskforce Action Network - JDTAN

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