Meet the Storyteller: Joan Andrea Hutchinson
Story-teller, Actress, Cultural Educator, Motivational Speaker, Jamaican Language Trainer, Joan Andrea Hutchinson is the consummate communicator, who uses wit and humour to share Jamaican culture with young and old alike.
Her work is especially enjoyed by Jamaicans in the Diaspora. She has the kind of magic on stage which holds audiences spellbound, as she weaves stories and poems about Jamaican traditions and Jamaicans, shares Jamaican proverbs and Anancy stories, and mesmerizes her audience with the social commentary in the lyrics of Jamaican folk music. Mr. Hutchinson has produced to date, seven books and three CDs and has received various awards including,
- Caribbean Hall of Fame Award for Excellence in the Performing Arts
- Jamaica Music Industry (JAMI) Award for dub poetry
- City College of Birmingham, Language Ambassador Award