He’s turned virtually anything into something artistic, recycled and decorated by himself and he was more than happy to show us the different elements that connected to make his Jamaican oasis come alive. Its a mecca for tourists, locals, artsy people and if you’re there and you dont look in awe…something is seriously wrong with you!
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 …
Come and see entire communities running on hydroelectricity with coconuts as the main resource for oil, petrol, soap and more. The Bouganville Revolution did that!
Bounty Killa and Vybz Kartel were ‘bakkled’!
It is equivalent to saying “JESUS WEPT” in the holy grail of everything Jamaican music.
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.
If you ask me for my favorite Jamaican video director right now im going with Daniel “SteezyFresh” Simpson!!! I found SteezyFresh by way of Matic‘s “BMF remix”, thought it was a hot video and sought out the creative mind behind it. I didn’t have to go any further than the Navino and Deablo “Look What Dem Start/Drag Queen” to be 100% sold on Steezy.
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.
Her photos are displayed on zinc and board (both have long been staples of building houses in the ghettos of Jamaica), there’s a table set up with dominoes, graffiti on the walls, even a standpipe for water. She truly created the entire experience!
There are some irregular people who are so backward, so carefree in their little white bubble that any tinge of color will burst it.
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.