NEWS

Caribbean Linked IV - Regional arts exhibition opens

Four Languages, One Art - Caribbean Linked IV Opens

The Caribbean Linked exhibition resulting from the annual residency opens today in Oranjestad, Aruba. Hosted by Ateliers ’89, Caribbean Linked brings together artists from across the region with representatives from the Dutch, English, French and Spanish Caribbean. 

In: Art & Design Tags: Caribbean Linked, Caribbean Art, art exhibitions, artists, art residencies
Ten filmmakers Barbados, Jamaica, Martinique, Trinidad & Diaspora for CTI 2016

Filmmakers from Barbados, Jamaica, Martinique and Trinidad and Jamaica make the cut for CTI 2016

Ten budding filmmakers from Barbados, Jamaica, Martinique, Trinidad and Tobago and the Diaspora have been named as participants in the 2016 Caribbean Tales Incubator project (CTI).

In: Film & TV Tags: Caribbean Tales, film incubator, Caribbean Film, Caribbean Tales Incubator
Quince Duncan & l-r Shujah Reiph Rhoda Arrindel ShenziRa Kahina Valeria Grinberg

Costa Rican Quince Duncan Receives President's Award at St. Martin Book Fair

Costa Rican author Dr. Quince Duncan, who is regarded as the country’s first Afro-Caribbean writer in Spanish, earned the President’s Awards at the 2016 St. Martin Book Fair. The award was presented at the closing ceremony for the 14th edition of the festival.

In: Books Tags: St Martin Book Fair, Book Fairs, Caribbean
Vahni Capildeo and Tiphanie Yanique make 2016 Forward Prize Shortlists

Two Caribbean Writers Make 2016 Forward Prize Shortlists

Two Caribbean writers have made their way to 2016 shortlists for the Forward Prize.

In: Books Tags: Vahni Capildeo, Tiphanie Yanique, Forward Prize, Forward Prize 2016, Caribbean writers

INTERVIEWS

Tanya Stephens calls for banning of the word 'female' as a label before artists

Tanya Stephens Talks Sex, Reggae and How Hatred Shaped Her

An eloquent and talented lyricist, Tanya Stephens delivered an engaging and provoking talk as the penultimate speaker in the 2016 Reggae Talks series staged by the Department of Literatures in English at the UWI, Mona.

In: Music
Tags: Tanya Stephens, Reggae, Reggae Talks, Music, Jamaica
Naomi Jackson debut author of Star Side of Bird Hill

Five Questions With Naomi Jackson

While at the Brooklyn Book Festival, Susumba caught up with the bright-eyed and charming Naomi Jackson debut author of The Star Side of Bird Hill (Penguin Press), published in June this year.

In: Books
Tags: Naomi Jackson, Brooklyn Book Festival, Caribbean writers, Star Side of Bird Hill
Christopher McFarlane and Maylynne Lowe in Basil Dawkins' Toy Boy

Chris McFarlane on the Art and Craft of Acting

Prolific is one word that comes to mind when describing Christopher McFarlane, veteran actor of stage and screen.

In: Theatre
Tags: Christopher McFarlane, Jamaican theatre, Jamaican Actors

REVIEWS

Kingston on the Edge 2016 closed with Art, music and a haze-filled sunset

Art, Music and Sunset Bring KOTE 2016 to a Vibrant Close

Kingston is a seaside city. This is an easy fact to forget, especially as you hopscotch over fetid water and the cracks and crags in the sidewalk.

In: Art & Design Tags: Kingston on the Edge, KOTE 2016, Jamaican Art, Jamaican Culture, Arts Festival, Caribbean Art
Calabash 2016 brought a literary feast

Calabash 2016 Brings a Literary Feast to Fruuishaan

Most of the year it’s a tranquil little town. While the waves are often restless taking more and more of the shoreline away with it each day, everything else in Treasure Beach, St. Elizabeth, is an essay in tranquility.

In: Books Tags: Calabash 2016, Fruuishaan, Caribbean literary festivals, Literary Festivals, Kwame Dawes, Marlon James, Kei Miller, Baz Dreizinger, Geoff Dyer
Saint International's Fashion Block 2016

Fashion Block 2016 - The Buzz, The Lights, The Fashion

With capes and trains as a recurring theme and a significant emphasis on African and Asian royalty, Saint International presented the works of 12 Caribbean designers at their annual Fashion Block, May 29, 2016, under the bright lights and buzz of New Kingston.

In: Life & Style Tags: Fashion Block 2016, Saint International, Caribbean fashion, Jamaican Fashion Designers, Jamaican fashion
Carla Moore explores Phillip Thomas' Faust

NGJ Goes Digital: National Gallery Explores Digital Art With Latest Exhibition

The National Gallery of Jamaica pays homage to the increasing use of digital tools in creating art with their latest exhibition Digital, which opened recently at their Downtown Kingston location.

In: Art & Design Tags: national gallery of jamaica, digital art, Digital, art exhibitions, Caribbean Art, Caribbean artists