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Reggae Month 2023 Launched

February is here and you know what that means, it’s reggae month! This year the theme is “Reigniting Reggae’s Legacy. Culture Minister, Oliva Grange recently launched the month-long celebration of the world-renowned genre and culture.

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Reimagining Nanny

A collection of five art pieces has been unveiled as part of an exhibition at the Institute of Jamaica (IOJ) in Kingston, to reimagine National Heroine and outstanding military leader, Nanny of the Maroons. With a desire to make Jamaica’s only National Heroine a well-rounded person rather than just a character from the history books, Exhibition Curator, Dr. Leo Douglas set out to ‘Reimagine Nanny’ by highlighting the untold stories the Maroon leader.

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Jamaica Youth Chorale: Christmas Joy

December is here and it’s time to bring the Christmas cheer! If you’re a Christmas carol lover or a live music enthusiast, come come see and hear the Jamaica Youth Chorale this weekend as they perform Christmas songs of old and new, with a special Jamaican flair.

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The Children Ought To Know

Professional storyteller, Dr. Amina Blackwood Meeks, has launched a book titled, ‘The Children Ought to Know’. The publication is a compilation of presentations, information and stories delivered at storytelling conferences and festivals over the past 10 years. We hear from the author and listen to a story this week on The Arts Page. 

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Ananse Storytelling Festival

The 2022 Ananse SoundSplash Conference and Storytelling Festival, happening from November 13-20, will pay tribute to ‘Jamaica 60’ under the theme: ‘Webs of Greatness’. This week on the Arts Page, we hear from renowned storyteller and Artistic Director for the event, Dr. Amina Blackwood Meeks, on the importance and impact of the yearly festival.

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Preserving Heritage Through Storytelling Part 2

This week on the Arts Page, we hear from renowned storyteller and Founder/Artistic Director of the Storytelling Foundation of Jamaica, Dr. Amina Blackwood-Meeks, on the unique and important function played by the artform of storytelling.

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Preserving Heritage Through Storytelling

Jamaica has a rich and diverse rich cultural heritage, with various artforms passed down throughout generations that demonstrate the essence of what it means to be truly Jamaican. Among these artforms is storytelling, which is defined as the social and cultural activity of sharing stories, sometimes with improvisation, theatrics, or embellishment. We explore storytelling on today’s programme.

 

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Inaugural ‘Miss Lou’ Festival Staged in Gordon Town

This year marks the 103rd anniversary of the birth of the ‘Mother of Jamaican Culture’, Louise Bennett-Coverley, or as we all affectionately call her ‘Miss Lou’. The inaugural ‘Miss Lou’ Festival was held recently in the Gordon Town community square named in her honour.

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The Arts Page- September 9, 2022

On this week’s arts Page, celebrations for the 103rd anniversary of the birth of Dr the Hon. Louise Bennett-Coverley.

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JCDC Fi-Wi Short Film Competition

Twenty-Two first-time filmmakers have been selected to create short films under the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC’s) FI WI Short Film Competition. Find out more about the competition right here on the Arts Page.

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Muralist Anthony “Taoszen” Smith

Muralist Anthony “Taoszen” Smith is one of the participants in the first cohort of the recently introduced Travel Grant Programme being facilitated by Kingston Creative. This week on the Arts Page, he shares his experience and takeaways from his time at the Kaya Kaya Festival in Curaçao.

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Kingston Creative Travel Grant Programme

Kingston Creative, in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank Lab (IDB Lab) and the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) is introducing a Travel Grant Programme which facilitates the participation of Jamaican creative entrepreneurs in creative fora and festivals overseas.

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Jamaica 60 Festival Song Competition Winner

The race for the Jamaica 60 Festival Song has come to an end and we have our winner. Stay tuned for highlights from the finals of the competition and a look at what’s coming up next on the Jamaica 60 events calendar, right here on the Arts Page.

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JCDC Gospel Star Competition And Other JA60 Activities

We’re still following the happenings of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission’s (JCDC’s) Gospel Star Competition ahead of the grand finals on Sunday. Who narrowly escaped elimination, and who’s still in the running to become the Jamaica 60 Gospel Star winner? Find out and get a look at what else is in store for Jamaica 60 over the weekend, right here on the Arts Page.

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Jamaica Gospel Star Competition

This week on the Arts Page, the 2022 Jamaica Gospel Star Competition, produced by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) in the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, is officially underway. Catch highlights of  the finalists as we gear up for the final live show.

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Festival Song Competition Finalists Part 2

On this week’s Arts Page, we’re showcasing the remaining five of 10 finalists of the Jamaica 60 Festival Song Competition as we countdown to the final live show!

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Jamaica 60 Festival Song Competition Finalists Announced

On this week’s Arts Page, the wait is over! The finalists for the Jamaica 60 Festival Song Competition have officially been announced. We bring you the first 5 of 10 finalists with a  preview of the songs vying for the title of Jamaica Festival Song 2022!

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The Arts Page- May 13, 2022

Creatives from across the region receive support through CATAPULT Caribbean.

And later, we pay tribute to late broadcaster and playwright, Barbara Gloudon.

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