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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.

National Gallery Glances Over Its Shoulder with In Retrospect

Ebony G Patterson's Cultural Soliloquy (Cultural Object Revisited)

Regardless of the road you travel, it's usually helpful to cast a glance over the shoulder to see where you are coming from and the road covered thus far.

Laugh Out Loud Hamlet!

Ladi Emeruwa and Naeem Hayal as Hamlet

“Di show a go slap weh!” calls Tom Lawrence in what was hopefully his best Jamaican accent.

Absent Friends: Amusing

Jean-Paul Menou and Shanique Brown in Absent Friends

Alan Ayckbourn’s Absent Friends is an open-ended statement about relationships.

Ring Di Alarm: Diverse and Engaging

Ring Di Alarm

Tenor Saw’s 'Ring Di Alarm' was a game changer for Dancehall and Reggae music, heralding in the rise of digitally produced tunes.

Ching Pow: A Kicking Comedy

Twin of Twins the 'starring' voices behind Ching Pow

The karate move, or kickers, is a core ingredient of Jamaica’s dancehall/urban culture. The movies were a staple element in the Jamaican film diet in the 70s and 80s and found a home in the dying embers of the State and Odeon cinemas during the 1990s.

Laff It Off is Crammed With Laughter

Simone Cooper Clarke and Mark Martin in Laff it Off

Oliver Mair’s musical comedy revue Laff It Off is, in the main, made of pretty funny stuff.

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