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Arts Page Celebrates Miss Lou 100

Arts Page | September 11, 2019
The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport has officially launched Miss Lou 100, to commemorate the centenary of the birth of cultural icon Louise Bennett Coverley. Activities have been spread across the globe, from Jamaica to Florida to Canada, with pockets of Jamaicans celebrating the mother of Jamaican Language and Culture in their own way. Dub Poet and Linguist Cue Kirk explains how Miss Lou helped to change her perception of herself as a Jamaican-Canadian.
Presenter: Vanessa Silvera
Producer: Vanessa Silvera
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Arts Page | September 13, 2019
On this week’s edition of the Arts Page, we present a breakdown of the activities for the Miss Lou 100 celebrations. Plus, Storyteller Amina Blackwood Meeks shares one of her Miss Lou favourites.
Presenter: Vanessa Silvera
Producer: Vanessa Silvera
Arts Page | September 3, 2019
When Kenia and her team at Listen Mi Caribbean heard the good news, they were beside themselves. They would be working to produce content for the 50th season of the globally loved children’s show Sesame Street. This opportunity will allow them to walk a path few local studios have before.
Presenter: Vanessa Silvera
Producer: Vanessa Silvera
Arts Page | August 9, 2019
The Louse Bennett Garden Theatre will come alive with poetic sounds this Sunday August 11 as SenYAcum Edutainment in collaboration with the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) and the Canadian High Commission presents the annual Jamaica Poetry Festival. This year the event marks nearly a decade since its rebranding as an annual poetry festival and I have on the line, the Founder of the Festival Yasus Afari and one of this year’s guests Dub Poet and Linguist Cue Kirk who flew in from Canada for this year’s staging.
Presenter: Vanessa Silvera
Producer: Vanessa Silvera
Arts Page | August 2, 2019
On this week’s edition of the Arts Page, a conversation with 2019 Jamaica Festival Song Winner, Raldene ‘Loaded Eagle’ Dyer, plus, the full run down of this year’s festival activities
Presenter: Vanessa Silvera
Producer: Vanessa Silvera
Arts Page | July 31, 2019
On today’s programme, team members from across the region face off at Sandals’ Festival of the Arts, Plus, JCDC Festival Song Competition Finals happens this weekend. And later, a selection from Jamaica’s Poet Laureate, Lorna Goodison, in our Poet Laureate Segment. That’s what’s on this week’s edition of the Arts Page.
Presenter: Twila Wheelan
Producer: Vanessa Silvera
Arts Page | July 19, 2019
Thousands of Jamaicans and visitors to the island are expected to journey to the historic Sligoville community in St. Catherine on July 31 and August 1 for Emancifest 2019, to be held at the Sligoville Multipurpose Stadium. Now a staple on the country’s Emancipendence activities, Emancifest will be staged under the theme ‘Where freedom meets culture…Preserving our culture’.
Presenter: Vanessa Silvera
Producer: Vanessa Silvera