Art

King Stitt – The First KING of the Danchall

Therefore, it is not quite clear who if it was King Stitt or Daddy U-Roy who created the toasting style. Here are a few more interesting points about these two pioneers:


17 May 2011 0

‘The Garden of Eden’ in Black Hill, Portland, Jamaica

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!


6 May 2011 0

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…
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19 April 2011 0

Bounty Killa and Vybz Kartel ‘bokkled’ at Follow Di Arrow 2011

Bounty Killa and Vybz Kartel were ‘bakkled’!

It is equivalent to saying “JESUS WEPT” in the holy grail of everything Jamaican music.


28 February 2011 0

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.


15 February 2011 0

Teka Henlon – Jamaican Visual Artist

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!


13 February 2011 0

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.


30 January 2011 0

Who is Walter Rodney?

By the summer of 1968 Rodney’s “groundings with the working poor of Jamaica had begun to attract the attention of the government. So, when he attended a Black Writers’ Conference in Montreal, Canada, in October 1968, the Hugh Shearer-led Jamaican Labor Party Government banned him from re-entering the country. This action sparked widespread riots and revolts in Kingston


12 March 2010 0