| Theatre lip service gives serious
THEATRE'S JOB, depending on who you ask, is to reflect the world. To hold up a mirror to the society, whether to send back a pimple-besmirched visage or a smooth-faced belle. In a sense, theatre, like all the other arts, can act as the...
Free concert ends JCDC's Marley celebrations
THE JAMAICA Cultural Development Commission's (JCDC) 2006 Bob Marley celebrations climaxed on Monday, February 6, at Addison Park in St. Ann, the reggae king's parish of birth. A huge crowd turned out for the free concert, which featured Everton...
Thomas Glave, a man in between
THOMAS GLAVE delivered a reading of his collection of essays Words to Our Now: Imagination and Dissent, published by University of Minnesota Press, at Redbones the Blues Café, recently. Glave is an assistant professor of English...
Alerta nurtures reggae in Colombia
WHEN JAVIER Foncesca and Alex Bonilla left Jamaica on Friday afternoon, they took a route very familiar to the famed Jamaica ICIs.
Dancehall's flair fades
GONE ARE the days when 'fashion over style' really ruled the dancehall. Remember the '90s when wearing a mushroom cut green wig and a pink leather suit with squares precisely cut into it was looking 'bashy'.
Selectors 'read' audiences
SOUND SYSTEMS and selectors garner strong crowd support because they guarantee a good time, building lasting reputations.