On Tuesday evening, in the gardens surrounding the Emry James Museum at St. Andrew High School, Margaret Reckord Bernal’s Island Reliquaries: Voices of a Jamaican Past made its official introduction to Jamaica.In: Books Tags: Margaret Reckord Bernal, Island Reliquaries, Jamaican Poetry, Poetry
Armed with a devised theatre piece dubbed Wi Love Wi Self eleven student actors from across the island will be heading off to Barbados to represent Jamaica at this yea’s staging of the Caribbean Schools Drama Festival, December 8-15, 2013.In: Theatre Tags: Jamaica Schools Drama Festival, Caribbean School's Drama Festival, Jamaica Youth Theatre
The Alpha Boys School successfully highlighted that rather than being just a part of Jamaica’s creative history, it has the potential to continue making contributions toward Jamaica’s creative economy by copping first place in the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship Caribbean’s Pitch to Rich compeIn: Music Tags: Alpha Wear JA, Alpha Boys School, Michael Thompson, Joshua Chamberlain, Branson Centre
The National Gallery of Jamaica provided a launching pad for the latest installation of the Jamaica Journal last Sunday. The striking image from Ebony G.In: Books Tags: Jamaica Journal, national gallery of jamaica, Jamaica Biennial, Kim Robinson-Walcott, Rupert Lewis, Journal, Art
Chronixx, Protoje, Jah 9, Kabaka Pyramid, Raging Fire and Nomaddz are hailed as the voices of the Reggae Revival. But there is also a visual arm, declared in the works of Matthew McCarthy and his New Jamaica Collective, who use a style built on the urbanized ethos of graffiti.
Earlier this week, Susumba sat down for a quick chat with Toni-Kay Dawkins about her directorial debut with the re-staging of Basil Dawkins’ Toy Boy. She talks about the challenges, fears and lessons learnt as she tackled one of her father’s most successful production.
When filmmaker Mary Wells started the journey toward her first feature film, Kingston Paradise, she had no delusions that it would be an easy road, but she hadn’t expected it to be as arduous or as long.
Given the indelible footprints that Professor Baugh has tracked over the University of the West Indies campus, prints pressed into the minds of the numerous students who passed through his classes, it was not surprising that the launch of his third collection of poetry, Black Sand: New and SelectIn: Books Tags: Edward Baugh, Black Sand, Michael Bucknor, Tanya Shirley, Paula Ann Porter Jones, Peepal Tree Press
When I first saw the title Ke Ke Keng I thought it was reference to the laughter of a female ghost.In: Music Tags: Ke Ke Keng, Seretse, RedBones the Blues Cafe, jazz
Louise Bennett-Coverly, Miss Lou, remains unrivaled as one of Jamaica’s most important cultural figures. Yet, you couldn’t tell this from the smattering of people who turned out to celebrate Miss Lou Day 2013, September 6, at the space named in her honour, The Louise Bennett Garden Theatre.In: Theatre Tags: Miss Lou Day, Louise Bennett, Barbara Gloudon, Jamaica Labrish, Jamaican icons, Dennis Howard
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