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Dancehall Highlights Social Strife in Dennis Scott's Dog

Trevor Nairne uses Dancehall as a lens to explore Dennis Scott's Dog

Trevor Nairne’s dancehallesque adaptation of Dennis Scott’s fantastic fable Dog is rife with sweet possibilities.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Face Time with Chris Abani at Calabash 2016

Paul Holdengraber and Chris Abani share a 'Reasoning' at Calabash 2016

“On a Beach in Jamaica, the other side of Africa’s heart,

gourds grow vascular and full, and a reluctant people 

"Word Upon Word": 15 Quotes From Calabash 2016

Calabash 2016 brought several quote-worthy moments

The 2016 Calabash International Literary Festival ended on Sunday, June 5, after a weekend full of celebration of the word through fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and song.

Calabash 2016 Brings a Literary Feast to Fruuishaan

Calabash 2016 brought a literary feast

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.

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

Saint International's Fashion Block 2016

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.

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

Carla Moore explores Phillip Thomas' Faust

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.

The Bacchae Trips on Its Good Intentions

Marvin George's adaptation of The Bacchae

In the School of Drama’s current interpretation of Euripedes’ The Bacchae, director Marvin George attempts to translate the greek tragedy to issues of relevance to the contemporary Caribbean. It is an attempt born of great intentions, both creative and cultural.

A Beautiful Morning of Movement and Music

NDTC celebrated Easter with a beautiful morning of movement and music

Though not as much a staple of Easter in Jamaica as bun and cheese and fried sprat and hardough bread, with 35 years under its leotard the National Dance Theatre Company’s Morning of Movement and Music is an established tradition.

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