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Jamaica Feeds Me: Garfield Ellis on What it Takes to Write When Talent Is Not Enough

Author Garfield Ellis shares his thoughts and excerpts of The Angel's Share

Garfield Ellis is possibly one of Jamaica’s best-kept secrets.

Tanya Stephens Talks Sex, Reggae and How Hatred Shaped Her

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

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.

Five Questions With Naomi Jackson

Naomi Jackson debut author of Star Side of Bird Hill

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.

Actress Michael Hyatt on her Journey to Self-Worth and Success

Michael Hyatt

“I think I remember this space,” Michael Hyatt says. She is on stage at the Dennis Scott Studio Theatre at the Edna Manley College in Kingston. She recalls one of her earliest encounters with this arts, as a participant in a summer school programme.

When Three's Company: Camille Davis, Sakina Deer and Sharee Elise on Their Adventures in Theatre

The many roles of Sakina Deer, Sharee Elise and Camille Davis

In what seems to be an act of theatrical serendipity three of Jamaica’s most celebrated young actresses, Camille Davis, Sakina Deer and Sharee Elise all stepped on to the Jamaican commercial stage in 2004-2005.

Chris McFarlane on the Art and Craft of Acting

Christopher McFarlane and Maylynne Lowe in Basil Dawkins' Toy Boy

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

David Heron on Being in the Musical Marley

David Heron as Tony Welsh in the  musical Marley

 For the past few years actor and playwright David Heron has been veering towards the classic on the stage, recently appearing in Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra, Coriolanus and Much Ado About Nothing.

Forty Years and Looking Forward: Brian Heap Celebrates with God of Carnage

Brian Heap celebrates 40 years in Jamaican theatre with God of Carnage

Dr. Brian Heap is about to shift gears in his career.

Five Lessons I Learned While Teaching at UWI - Storm Saulter

Storm Saulter

Filmmaker Storm Saulter, the vision behind Better Mus Come and co-founder of New Caribbean Cinema is in the final round of his tenure as Filmmaker in Residence at the University of the West Indies, Mona.

On Reggae and Truth - Duane Stephenson

Duane Stephenson talks and sings the truth at Soul Sessions

The soulful reggae crooner Duane Stephenson provided a fantastic end to the evening, at the recently held Soul Sessions: The Heart of the Art, at Redbones the Blues Cafe in Kingston.

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