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Arts Page: Jamaican Poets School Tour

This week, the 2019 iteration of the Jamaican Poets School Tour is now underway. I’m Vanessa Silvera and that’s what’s on this week’s Arts Page. Stick around to hear more.

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On this week’s Arts Page, Heritage Week Celebrations in full swing.

Our Heritage a Great Legacy, that’s the theme chosen for this year’s Heritage Month celebrations which have been taking place across the island since the start of October. The activities usually heat up around the time of Heritage Week though, when schools along with numerous businesses dress up and commemorate aspects of our culture.

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Arts Page Features Jermaine Edwards

This week, we chat with Jermaine Edwards, fresh off his Asia tour. Plus, we talk his new album and being awarded this year by the state of Florida. Stay tuned as we uncover this week’s Arts Page.  

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The Art of Storytelling with Christopher Creary & Christine Neil Wright

From September 1 to December 10, Jamaica will be celebrating its most famous of storyteller, Louise Bennett Coverley. Today we are also featuring two people who have made the practice into a career, Christopher Creary, storyteller and tour guide at Hope Botanical Gardens and animated storyteller Christine Neil Wright.

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Featuring Miss Lou 100 Activities

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.

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Arts Page Celebrates Miss Lou 100

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.

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Production Company, Listen Mi Caribbean Lands Sesame Street Deal at KingstOOn

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.

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Arts Page discusses the Jamaica Poetry Festival

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.

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JCDC Festival Song Winner 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

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Sandals Hosts Festival of the Arts

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.

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The Launch of EMANCIFEST 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’.

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The Arts Page Features JCDC Children’s Gospel Song Winner: Kevinna Melbourne

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.

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Kingston Creative’s Kingston Art Walk

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.

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Arts in Tribute to Seaga

On this week’s Arts Page, highlights of the Arts in Tribute to former Prime Minister Edward Seaga.

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