At the launch of the 2023 staging of Calabash, Justine was in her element. Not quite in the limelight, but certainly not backstage!
World-a-reggae Poster Contest Celebrates Ten Years
Vasilis’ portrait of Queen Nanny of the Maroons is a powerful celebration of all the cultural warriors of Jamaica, like Michael ‘Freestylee’ Thompson, who are committed to fighting for freedom from oppression in all its forms.
Big Tingz a Gwaan fi VP Records
Miss Pat book pretty-pretty cyaan done. A Maria Papaefstathiou, one graphic artist from Greece, design it./Miss Pat buk priti-priti kyaahn don. A Maria Papaefstathiou, wan grafik aatis fram Griis, dizain it./Miss Pat's book is absolutely beautiful. It was designed by Maria Papaefstathiou, a graphic artist from Greece.
Freedom at Bob Marley Beach and Cane River Falls
The pages of history reveal that generations of underprivileged Jamaicans have suffered through seas of oppression. They must be fully freed. That’s the promise of Bob Marley’s Cane River vision.
Fi Wi Artist Dem a Lose Out
Fi di lickin a di spoon, nuff Jamaican artist a go lose di spoonful./ Fi di likin a di spuun, nof Jamiekan aatis a go luuz di spuunful./ For the licking of the spoon, many Jamaican artists are going to lose the spoonful.
High Time For a World-Class Reggae Museum
We may think that a storeroom is suitable for the Jamaica Music Museum. Foreigners know better.
Mrs Chin Breaks Records In VP’s Shop
It was not only the gender barrier that Miss Pat levelled. When she moved to New York she was taken under the wings of her much-admired Aunt Edna, “a courageous woman who had left Jamaica in her thirties to break the shop cycle.” Miss Pat alludes to the fact that shopkeeping was the destiny of many Chinese families in Jamaica.
Finding Out Who Toots Was Supposed To Be
The nation has certainly found out the man Toots was supposed to be: a legend of Jamaican music!