Category: Arts

Tracking Derek Walcott’s Trek Through The Gleaner (Pt 1: 1950-1960)

On Friday, March 17, 2017, the Caribbean lost one of its most decorated and gifted literary gems. Derek Walcott, poet, playwright, son of St Lucia and Nobel Laureate, passed away. The accolades have been pouring out from around the world as international literary

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Remembering Delroy Gordon: Jamaica’s Quiet Cultural Advocate

On March 16, 2017, many awoke to the sad news that executive director of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), Delroy Gordon, had passed. He was 55 years old. Gordon served as executive director of the JCDC for only four

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Natural History Museum Hosts Competitions to Celebrate Earth Day

The Natural History Museum of Jamaica (NHMJ) will be celebrating Earth Day 2017 by hosting an Earth Day competition under the theme ‘Sustainable Tourism For Development’. Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 each year to promote the preservation of

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Jamaica Biennial 2017 Awards Announced

The Jamaica Biennial is one of the big highlights of Jamaica’s cultural calendar, and also a very important one, not only for the local visual arts community but also for the art world of the broader Caribbean region. In recent

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Jamaica Biennial Exhibit 2017 opens on Sunday, Feb 26

The main opening function of the Jamaica Biennial 2017 exhibition will take place at the National Gallery of Jamaica on the Kingston Waterfront on Sunday, February 26, starting at 1:30 pm. The keynote speaker will be the Hon. Olivia Grange, MP, Minister of

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11 Times Bob Marley’s Lyrics Inspired Us

Robert ‘Nesta’ Marley is the most renown reggae lyricist and singer of all time, and certainly Jamaica’s most legendary reggae king. His lyrics have inspired people into greatness and peace, as well as war and rebellion. His lyrics usually run

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Mento Music for Jamaica Music Museum’s Grounation Series

Mento music will be the main focus at this year’s annual Grounation series to commemorate Black History and Reggae Month.  Grounation is the Jamaica Music Museum’s flagship education and cultural community outreach programme. This year’s staging will be held each

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Advice from Jamaican Entrepreneurs: Joan Webley

Name: Joan Elizabeth Webley aka Nanook Age (optional): 33 Name of business: Nanook Enterprises Ltd.  Your job title: Attorney/Managing Director Age at which you started your business: 25 What do you think is the most important character trait in a

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#Playlist: 10 Get-Up-and-Go Jamaican Popular Songs

Everyone has blue days, or days when energy levels wane and they need something to lift their spirits and get them going again. Music can be the perfect pick-me-up. Scientific research has shown that when we listen to music we

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7 Great Jamaican Sculptors You Need To Know

We have been featuring some of Jamaica’s best known and highly acclaimed creatives since World Creativity and Innovation Week, which was observed earlier this month. Today, we take a look at some of Jamaica’s most celebrated sculptors. Laura Facey Cooper The daughter

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