Macafourchette       Saturdays With Ray

This edition of Saturdays With Ray can only be described as a Macafourchette.

Macafourchette for those who don’t speak patois can be defined as  little bit of this and a little bit of that. Some of our favourite foods fall into this category  a callaloo, a pelau or a mix up something something.

This macafourchette edition of Saturdays With Ray features  kaiso, samba, classical music, health talk and sport.

 

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She has appeared in the Calypso finals on 9 occasions and has won the title of Calypso Queen twice  but there is so much more to this dynamic mother of two including the fact that she is fluent in Portuguese.

 Heather Mac Intosh sits with us, shares a laugh and tells us about her drive to expose more Trinidad and Tobago citizens to the world of Portuguese.

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Heather alongside a dynamic cast of musicians and singers including Reigning Calypso Monarch 2016 Devon Seale will introduce the flavours of Brazil and the beauty of the Portuguese language to Trinidad audiences in September – all part of a year of events commemorating 100 years of Samba.

 

Dr. Debra Bartholomew

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Have you ever met one of those people who is disgustingly good at a wide range of things that you stop and wonder why am I here?

Debra Bartholomew is one of those beautiful souls. In addition to being a painter and singer she is a medical doctor and she shared some time with us to talk about one of her big concerns – diabetes.

You “see” Debra is an opthalmologist, a doctor of the eyes, so in her practice in the public health system she sees first hand  the damage that diabetes is doing to our Caribbean society and she gives us some straight forward advice to learn how to manage this silent killer that so many in the region not only live with but in many cases ignore everyday.

 

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He is not yet a household name but he intends to be.

Five years ago the acting bug hit Raguel Gabriel and he decided then and there that this was the career path for him.  So this Trini boy packed his bags and decided to audition for  one of the premiere acting studios in the world Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York.

From the thousands of applicants they only choose 15 – Raguel was one of them.

Stella Adler Studio’s notable alumni include Robert De Niro, Mark Ruffalo, Benicio del Toro and many others.

At the time of the interview  Raguel was preparing for a showcase concert to raise funds to continue the journey. We give you a sneak peek into his preparation.

 

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And now this brief weather forecast…..A Hurricane is coming!

“Hurricane Nyo”, Nyoshia Cain  is tipped to medal in the 100 and 200 meter events of the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro come September 2016.

Saturdays with Ray’s health and wellness corespondent Yemi caught up with the Hurricane and learned a little more about her training and what makes this young dynamo tick.

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Nyoshia was born with a rare disorder known as Hemi-hypertrophy which causes one side of the body to grow more than the other. Despite her challenges Nyo has become a force to be reckoned with in track since meeting up with her coach the speed factory’s Micky Ruben.

We here at Saturdays with Ray wish Nyoshia Hurricane  Cain nothing but success.

You can enjoy the sounds of the macafourchette by clicking on the play button below or you may head across to our broadcast partner’s page  www.caribbeanintelligence.com and check it out there.

Remember any day can be a Saturday all you have to do is press play.

 

 

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