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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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’.
This week, conversations with Jamaican Poet Rasheeda Shaw, fresh off the boat from Namibia. That’s what’s on this week’s edition of the Arts Page.
The 2019 Jamaica Children’s Gospel Song Competition hosted in June, marked 16 years of honing the talents of some of Jamaica’s youngest and most promising vocalists. This year’s grand finals show was dubbed the “Sweet 16” and as fate would have it, this year’s winner in the 11-15 category was just weeks away from her 16th birthday.
On today’s programme, we walk through the streets of Downton, Kingston with the Kingston Creative crew and a group of talented artists.Plus, the group shares what it has in store for this weekend. Stick around as we explore this week’s Arts Page.
On this week’s Arts Page, highlights of the Arts in Tribute to former Prime Minister Edward Seaga.
On this week’s Arts Page, Percussionist Roshane Wright talks about his upcoming show ‘The Journey’
This week… the Art of Reggae Exhibition’s final showing at the National Gallery of Jamaica’s Last Sundays. Plus, music by Evad Campbell, Roshane Wright and Richie Sax. We have quite the Friday Treat for you on this edition of the Arts Page.
On this week’s Arts Page… Powerful Women and Men Perform for Charity, we speak with the Musical Director, Ewan Simpson.
Ruminations on this body work by a veteran artist, who has never before displayed all her creations in one show. On this week’s Arts Page, Margaret Chen delivers a rare treat with ‘Substrata’!
On this week’s Arts Page we talk to upcoming animator Danielle Parchment, and hear how she is beating the odds and illustrating her own artistic journey.
On this week’s Arts Page… we go behind the veil of Common Sense. Curious to know what I’m talking about?
On this week’s Arts Page we talk to graphic artist George Hay about his experience at the Kingstoon Animation Festival.
So….how does a poem about a little girl’s imaginary adventures equate to an award-winning animation? Keep listening to learn how.
On this week’s Arts Page…on your marks, get set to see Sprinter, the next great Jamaican film.