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Jamaica Music Museum Taps Into Mento Sweetness for Reggae Month 2017

Jolly Boys among the mento bands for 'How the Mento So Sweet' Reggae Month 2017

For Reggae Month 2017 the Jamaica Music Museum will be searching for sweetness. The JMM’s annual Groundation events will be exploring the rhythms and message of mento under the theme ‘Mento: Is ow de Music So Sweet’, using film, music and discussions.

Kingston Book Festival Becomes Biennial Event: Next Event March 2018

Poet Mel Cooke reads to an audience as KBF 2016 lunch time event

The Book Industry Association of Jamaica (BIAJ) has announced that the Kingston Book Festival, usually held every March, will become an biennial event, with the next staging taking place in March 2018.

Exhibition on Japanese Martial Arts Opens in Kingston

An image of a samurai looks on as a visitor explores the Spirit of Budo exhibit

The word budō, is hardly known in Jamaica, but the Japanese martial arts to which it refers has fascinated Jamaicans for decades. The travelling exhibition The Spirit of Budō:

David Scott of Small Axe Receives Distinguished Editor Prize

David Scott, Editor of Small Axe

With a name hewn from the Jamaican proverb ‘small axe fall big tree’, the Small Axe journal of Caribbean criticism is a journal built on the understanding the small things can have an impact that far outstrips their size.

Monica Minott Launches Kumina Queen

Monica Minott launches her debut collection Kumina Queen

If one was to believe in stereotypes, accounting would seem the profession least likely to produce a poet.

Caribbean Writers Making the List: Best Books of 2016

Best Caribbean Books of 2016

It’s almost Christmas, the time of year that is the unofficial literary Olympics as magazines and newspaper make their lists, check them twice and declare which books had the inky muscles to be hailed among the year's best.

Trinidadian Writers Dominate Small Axe Prize 2016

Small Axe 2016  Literary Competition Winners Announced

The winners of the 2016 Small Axe Literary competition have been announced. The top places have been claimed by ‘Mango Feast’ by Portia Subran for fiction while ‘Learning to Swim’ by Soyini Ayanna Forde earned first prize for poetry.

ReadCaribbean Brings Caribbean Literary Massive to Miami Book Fair 2016

ReadCaribbean brings over 50 Caribbean writers to 2016 Miami Book Fair

The 2016 staging of the Miami International Book Fair will have a massive influx of Caribbean writers as the new ReadCaribbean initiative results in over 50 writers from the French, Spanish and English speaking Caribbean participating in this year’s festival.

Jamaican Film Industry Poised for Growth Says Veteran Producer Natalie Thompson

l-r Filmmakes St. Juste, Saulter, Thompson, & Randall and moderator Cresser

The Jamaican film industry has been trying to come to maturity but according to filmmaker Natalie Thompson, the time for reaping a robust film industry has finally arrived.

Edna Manley College Celebrates 40 and Calls for Greater Support of the Arts

Ibo Cooper, School of Music plays compere at Edna Manley 40th celebration launch

Dennis Scott’s Dog provided a dramatic official start to The Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts' 40th anniversary celebrations in the student theatre named after the iconic playwright.

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