Arts & Culture

Str8 Edge Classic Dancers rule

Str8 Edge Classic Dancers, winners of the World Reggae Dance Championship held at the Ranny
Williams Entertainment Centre, last Wednesday. (PHOTOS: MICHAEL GORDON)

THE fourth time turned out to be the lucky charm for six-member dance group Str8 Edge Classic Dancers. The outfit emerged winners in the 10th staging of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission-promoted World Reggae Dance Championship held at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre, last Wednesda ... Read More

Winston ‘Niney’ Holness and Donovan Germain Ronnie Burke heads field of distinction
RONNIE Burke, a co-founder of Reggae Sunsplash, will receive a national award for his contribution t ... Read More

An evening of excellence
JAMAICA'S cultural offerings in the performing arts were on full display with the staging of the ann ... Read More

Ricky Rowe (left) and Tony Hendriks stars in the play Samson
and Di Liar. Aunty Roachy Festival returns
FREE literary festival, Aunty Roachy Festival, returns to the Independence Village at the Ranny Will ... Read More

Freedom Fe Who? kicks off today

Saturday, August 01, 2015    

“FREEDOM FE WHO?” Even in hard times, survivors of
slavery could “tek bad sinting mek laugh”.

THE Little Theatre Movement's (LTM) continues its tradition this year with Freedom Fe Who? which will be showcased today -- Emancipation Day -- at the Little Theatre in St Andrew. According to the LTM's Barbara Gloudon, the work is a celebration of an important part of Jamaican history. "The Pantomime Company pays respect to Emancipation with a production highlighting, not only the day, but what came after, hence the title: "Freedom Fe Who?" The production is the latest in the LTM's Heritage ... Read More

BOOM dance-off to excite

Friday, July 24, 2015    

The energy god Elephant Man is expected to take to
the stage at Boom Badda Dan: The Ultimate
Dancehall Dance Crew Clash set for the National
Stadium Basketball Court tomorrow.

COME tomorrow, the National Stadium's basketball court is expected to come alive with the staging of BOOM Badda Dan: The Ultimate Dancehall Dance Crew Clash. The organisers of the event are promising the 'baddest dance crew clash' ever seen locally. "Plans have been going very well. The anticipation has been building and the dancers are excited, especially, the crews from Europe and Asia. They all want to show how well they have grasped the Jamaican culture and dancing, and everybody wants t ... Read More

Sanneta Myrie wins MJW talent competition

Saturday, July 18, 2015    

Sanneta Myrie doing her peice which she said was a
tribute to Jamaica’s history and culture.

CONTESTANT Sanneta Myrie emerged winner of the Miss Jamaica World (MJW) Panasonic Talent Fast Track Competition held at the Fiction Fantasy Night Club in St Andrew, on Friday. Myrie, who wears the sash Evergrow Garden Centre, was one of 18 competing for a first top 15 finalist spot in the Grand Coronation slated for Montego Bay Convention Center in St James, on August 15. From dance pieces, art and music, poetry and karate exhibitions, the contestants served the very packed venue some valuable ... Read More

Dancing with Style

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Friday, July 17, 2015    

(L-R) Latonya Style, head of
Dance Jamaica
with fellow
dancer Maggi
Bono of Germany. Stacia Fya is also part of the Dance
Jamaica family. Dancer

TAKING Jamaican culture to the world. That is what dancer Latonya Style and her team at Dance Jamaica have been doing since 2006. A former member of the Ashe creative dance troupe, she is one of the country's in-demand teachers of Jamaican popular culture through dance. "It first started out as a means of documenting and publicising the work of dancers here. I was really acting in an administrative way, using the Internet and social media such as MySpace and YouTube to get the word out about ... Read More



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