Category: Culture

Calabash 2018 – Lit Up and Woke !

Every two years, Jamaicans young and young-at-heart flock to Jake’s in Treasure Beach for the Calabash International Literary Festival. There’s always something for everyone, no matter their ages or taste, but this year’s staging—from June 1-3—promises to be one of

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Come for the Literature, Stay for the Music

The Calabash International Literary Festival has always boasted a fusion of literature and music and this year’s staging is no exception. From June 1-3, the stage at Jack Sprat Restaurant will be ‘lit up’ with exciting emerging artists, stars on

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Woman Power at Calabash 2018

The 2018 Calabash International Literary Festival returns with a stellar line-up of women’s voices rich in wisdom, passion and brilliant intellectual prowess. Eighteen female authors, essayists, critics and poets will light up the stage over the festival’s June 1-3 run,

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10 Facts About Ceramist Gene Pearson

On Thursday, March 15, 2018, the news of Jamaican ceramist and sculptor, Gene Pearson’s passing left the nation’s arts circles saddened with grief. Pearson, 73 years old at the time of his passing, had established a formidable reputation as one

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10 Historical Facts About Rebel Salute

In 2018, Rebel Salute celebrates its 25th anniversary.  It has evolved from an annual one-night ‘birthnight bash’ at Fayor’s Entertainment Centre in Mandeville to a globally recognised cultural event, attracting major local sponsors. Here are 10 historic facts about this sensational

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5 Places in Jamaica to Visit For A Better New Year

This year, we are urging all diGgers to make it a part of their new year’s resolution to visit these five places in Jamaica. We promise that the benefits will far outweigh any reservations they may have. 1. The market

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What’s Right With Jamaica: Smile About J-A-M-A-I-C-A

How thankful are Jamaicans for Jamaica? It’s a wonderful country teeming with enthusiasm, brilliance, talent and heritage as lush as our verdant landscapes. There is much in this little island to be grateful for, and here at diGJamaica, we don’t

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5 Essential Facts Every Jamaican Ought to Know About George William Gordon

Sometimes it is surprising to find out that nationals in a country are unaware of some very important data regarding their history. We don’t want that to be Jamaicans, so we’re providing you with five essential facts every Jamaican needs

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5 Times Miss Lou Spoke To The Fighter In Jamaicans

1. When jackass back strong, dem overload him hampa … Translation: When the donkey’s back is strong, they overload his hamper. Ever had one of those days when you were sure that everything and everyone had chosen you to pick

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10 MORE Jamaican Proverbs To Make You LOL

Jamaican proverbs echo the voices of our ancestors. We hear, through these sayings, their admonition, warning and instruction. The first list of proverbs we did was such a hit, readers asked us to do another! If you haven’t, you need

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