Kemar Swaby – Jamaican Visual Artist

Art in Jamaica: KEMAR SWABY, Edna Manley School Class of 2010 Posted on April 19, 2011 by zmecca KEMAR SWABY’s is a visual communications graduate from Edna Manley School of the Arts in Jamaica. His exhibition, KARMA VIPAKA, showcases how different generations may view political and social spheres of life. Kemar seemed to be one of the standout …

Abbebe Payne – Jamaican Visual Artist

Abbebe’s paintings are quite shocking if you’ve never seen a birth happen, more so if that birth wasn’t a natural birth, you might actually be surprised at what you see. He experienced 2 natural birth with his “Empress” and thought so much of the process that he honors it with 5 painted canvases.

While his art is most definitely his reality, he is not unaware of the social position that he takes on by being an artist.

Why Rappers Are Allergic to Africa

This is an extremely interesting article from my college friend whose blog I subscribe to at Connecting the World. He poses that the disconnect between African-Americans and Africa is more propaganda than anything, and in a twist of popular thought, he uses NYC native rapper Nas’ own recollection to show how motherland Africans look down on African-Americans. He suggests that the media develops a stereotypical negative lens on Africa and therefore ‘African-Americans’ know nothing out of this misdirection.

Natasha Cunningham – Jamaican visual artist

Natasha Cunningham was the first person Kevin ‘Supanova’ Salmon and I got the chance to film when we arrived at Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in Kingston. Her exhibition featured prints of some of her designs and a large mannequin dressed in a paper and tulle dress (she talks about it below)! Every girly girl would want to be in these clothes, trus mi.