NEWS

Jamaican Writer Makes the Final Cut at 2016 Austin Film Festival

Jamaican Writer Dominique Holmes Makes Final Cut at Austin Film Festival

Many travellers have learned that the seemingly quiet and inviting green of the Rio Grande as it passes through the Bog Walk Gorge belies the dangerous turbulence beneath.

In: Film & TV Tags: Dominique Holmes, Film Festival, writers, Jamaican Writers
Vahni Capildeo becomes third Caribbean Writer to earn the Forward Prize

Trinidad's Vahni Capildeo Snags Top UK Poetry Prize

The Caribbean made a near complete sweep of the 25th year of the Forward Prizes.

In: Books Tags: Forward Prize 2016, poetry prizes, Trinidadian Writers, Caribbean Poets, Tiphanie Yanique, Wife
Marlon James Makes Vanity Fair List of Daring 25 for 2016

Marlon James Makes Vanity Fair List of Daring 25

Author Marlon James is among Vanity Fair’s diverse list of the most intrepid people, companies and innovations in the United States in 2016. The list spans fashion, food, design, and IT.

In: Books Tags: Marlon James, Caribbean writer, Jamaican writer
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

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

David Brown's 'Labess' is one of the most striking dances of NDTC 2016

Reaching In to Tradition and Stretching Out to the Future: NDTC 2016 Season of Dance

Six years after Rex Nettleford’s passing, the National Dance Theatre Company reached inward and stretched, pulling out Kevin Moore’s Hommage a’ Dambala, a sweeping dance that is a clear inheritor of Nettleford’s legacy of mining folk culture and combining live music with dance for a d

In: Theatre Tags: National Dance Theatre Company, NDTC, dance, Jamaican Dance, Jamaican dance threatre
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