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Country Duppy - Mildly Amusing

Sharuna Miller and Shantel Mullings in Aston Cooke's Country Duppy

There are ways in which The Fairfield Theatre’s production of Aston Cooke’s Country Duppy could be construed as a valiant effort.

Nomaddz New Album Roars to Life at Countryside

Nomaddz launches Sly and Robbie Presents Nomaddz

“They have moved from just being dub poets,” says Debbie Bissoon, host of the album launch for Sly and Robbie Presents Nomaddz, at the Countryside Club in Kingston.

Jean Binta Breeze and Linton Kwesi Johnson Shower Poetry on Montego Bay

Linton Kwesi Johnson and Jean Binta Breeze

The sound of airplanes taxing as they landed and took off filled the Montego Bay evening, but it was poetry hat was to take flight.

Saving Alligator High - Seriously Hilarious!

Patrick Brown's Saving Alligator High - a seriously hilarious play

Patrick Brown’s Saving Alligator High, produced by Jambiz International, is seriously hilarious business. That is, it is serious and hilarious at the same time.

Divorce Papers: Decent Cast, Weak Script

Oliver Samuels and Ruth Ho Shing in Divorce Papers

When I was a child I loved Michigan and Smiley’s ‘Diseases’, and I would happily chant along that Jah should “lick” the transgressors with diseases for their wayward ways.

Company Dance Theatre's 26th Season: Technically Sound, Emotionally Weak

The Company Dance Theatre - photo by Matthew Henry
The Company Dance Theatre has often impressed audiences with their admirable technique and unflinching ability to meet their artistic director's choreographic challenges.

Braata Reaches for Big Things

Braata Folk Singers at the 5th Anniversary Gala

Although they have adopted the Jamaican word for a little something extra, Braata Productions appears to be bent on making a big impression on the Jamaican Diaspora landscape, particularly in New York (Queens) where they are housed.

Funny Kind a Love - A Witty, Dramatic Love Rectangle

Funny Kind' a Love

Patrick Brown’s Funny Kind’ a Love is a menage a quatre, or rather a love rectangle.

The Price of Memory: Enlightening and Emotional

Price of Memory
The axe forgets but the tree that has been chopped remembers.
-African proverb

Halcyon Days: All Over Again by A-dZiko Simba Gegele

A-dZiko Simba Gegele reads from All Over Again

In her debut novel, award-winning poet and playwright A-dZiko Simba Gegele brings us the story of a boy who is figuring out what it means to grow up.

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