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Bello and Blakka: A Hilarious Reunion

Comedic Duo Bello and Blakka's Hilarious Reunion

The comedic duo Bello and Blakka (Winston Bell and Owen Ellis) could easily be construed as the current patriarchs of Jamaican stand-up comedy. Their work over the decades has easily separated it self from much of what else exists on the local landscape.

Insides: New Works by Camille Chedda, Phillip Thomas, Prudence Lovell and Oneika Russell

Insides a New Visual Art Exhibition at NLS

While most of the country focused its attention on the young athletes rivaling for domination in the 2015 Boys and Girls Athletic Championships at the National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica, just across the road NLS was opening its latest exhibition dubbed Insides.

Better Mus Come: Storm Saulter Calls For a Caribbean Film Aesthetic

Storm Saulter current filmmaker in residence at the UWI, Mona

Director Storm Saulter (Better Mus Come), the 2015 Filmmaker in Residence at the University of the West Indies, Mona is calling for the creation of a Caribbean film aesthetic and the strengthening of the writing undergirding Caribbean films, in order to create a more buoyant industry.

National Visual Arts Exhibition 2015: Valiant Effort in the Face of Scant Regard

The public mural for the 2015 National Visual Arts Exhibition

The Jamaica Visual Arts Competition and Festival 2015 staged by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission and currently running at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston is intended to be a celebration of the visual arts being produced by the country, yet, it may well be

"Yuh no fi stray from you vision": Chronixx on His Music, Mission and Inspiration

Chronixx delivers a stirring Reggae Talk at UWI, Mona

Reggae singer Chronixx one of the rebel poster bwoi for the Reggae revival, renaissance or revolution, depending on who is describing it, took over the lectern at the University of the West Indies, Mona.

Peppers Gives Off Steam with Late Night Lit

(photo by Marcus Golding) Steaming poetry & prose resounded at Late Night Lit

As a part of the recently concluded Kingston Book Fest 2015 the embryonic Jamaican Writers Society (JaWS) gathered a pool of literary talent that caused the Peppers Lounge to Sizzle with the event Late Night Lit.

Jimmy Cliff on His Musical Roots and Upcoming Songs

Jimmy Cliff Opens Reggae Talks 2015

Iconic reggae singer Jimmy Cliff provided fans with an evening of music and musings to kick off the March Reggae Talks, coordinated by Professor Carolyn Cooper and hosted by the Department of Literatures in English at the University of the West Indies, Mona.

Another Heated Love Affair With Lit!

Prof Mervyn Morris, Sharon Millar, Tanya Shirley and Roland Watson-Grant

The Department of Literatures in English unsheathed another heated Love Affair With Literature to start off the 2015 edition of the Kingston Book Festival. With a quartet that Dr.

Chris Walker Calls for Communal Engagement in Dance with 2015 Philip Sherlock Lecture

Chris Walker delivered an embodied 2015 Philip Sherlock Lecture

Dancer and choreographer Chris Walker delivered an engaging and embodied lecture on dance, culture, criticism and identity as the 2015 Philip Sherlock Lecture, dubbed ‘Contemporizing in Reverse: Folk Origins, Contemporary Aesthetics and Dancing in the 21st century. 

Dahlia Harris' Ol' Fyah Stick: A Hilarious Romp!

Dahlia Harris' Ol' Fyah Stick

Dahlia Harris’ Ol’ Fyah Stick is a hilarious romantic comedy, with greater emphasis on the comedy than the romance.

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