As a part of its 2017 Reggae Month activities the Alpha Institute (formerly the Alpha Boys School) is staging an online silent auction that proffers up prizes that provide one of a kind items and “reggae experiences” that stretch from Jamaica to the UK.In: Music Tags: Alpha Institute, Alpha Boys School, Music, Jamaican Music, Reggae
A beautifully serene rendition of ‘Evening Time’ brought the musical overture at the launch of the National Dance Theatre Company’s 55th anniversary celebrations to a close.In: Theatre Tags: National Dance Theatre Company, NDTC, Jamaican Dance, dance, Jamaica
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.In: Music Tags: Reggae Month 2017, Reggae Month, Jamaica Music Museum, Mento, Jamaican Music
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.In: Books Tags: Kingston Book Festival, KBF, Book Industry Association of Jamaica, Book Festivals
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:In: Art & Design Tags: Japan, Jamaica, Martial arts, Exhibition, Institute of Jamaica
Garfield Ellis is possibly one of Jamaica’s best-kept secrets.
An eloquent and talented lyricist, Tanya Stephens delivered an engaging and provoking talk as the penultimate speaker in the 2016 Reggae Talks series staged by the Department of Literatures in English at the UWI, Mona.
While at the Brooklyn Book Festival, Susumba caught up with the bright-eyed and charming Naomi Jackson debut author of The Star Side of Bird Hill (Penguin Press), published in June this year.
Nicole Dennis-Benn’s debut novel Here Comes the Sun should come with a trigger warning. Despite the sunny, cheerful cover, these pages are filled with drought, desperation and desire – a scathing exposé on tourism.In: Books Tags: Nicole Dennis-Benn, Here Comes the Sun, book reviews, Caribbean writers, Caribbean literarure
In his first solo exhibition, Belasario and the Soundboy, Leasho Johnson draws a pulsating, drum and bass laden line between Jamaica’s colonial/plantation history, tourism and contemporary Jamaican sexuality as it is often uncovered in dancehall.In: Art & Design Tags: Leasho Johson, Jamaican Art, NLS, art exhibitions, Jamaican artists
If madness means being plagued by memory, haunted by ruins of the past, and housing oneself in the thick of life, then may we all be so afflicted.In: Books Tags: Shara McCallum, Poetry, Jamaican poets
Beautiful is not a word easily or often associated with crocodiles. But under the skillful artistry of Richard Nattoo, this gruesome, fearsome reptile is rendered a work of absolute and enigmatic beauty, in ‘Sobek’s Blessing’.In: Art & Design Tags: Richard Nattoo - Jamaican artists, Caribbean Art, Art Exhibition
The summer is heating up to record breaking temperatures. So it’s time to grab a towel, your glasses and head to the nearest beach, back verandah or hammock with a great read (and hopefully something cool to drink).In: Books Tags: Caribbean Books, Kei Miller, Nicole Dennis-Benn, Lynn Joseph, Here Comes the Sun, Augustown, Garfield Ellis
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