Festival Song contest on 7:00 pm
THE 2021 Jamaica Festival Song Competition is off and running. The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) which administers the competition is currently issuing the call for entries, encouraging Jamaican artistes and songwriters to participate in the annual...
A 'Heap' of podcasts
RETIRED University of the West Indies lecturer and dramaturge Dr Brian Heap is expressing delight with the crop of writers unearthed through his recent writing competition, part of his 'giving back' having been named the winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize for the Caribbean...
'Powerful' organisers pay tribute to Bert Rose
THE organising committee of the Powerful Women & Men Perform for Charity show is expressing sadness at the passing of Bert Rose, former lead dancer with the National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC).
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
ETHIOPIA'S famine of the 1980s killed thousands of people in that country and sparked global outreach initiatives like the Live Aid concert and the song We Are The World. Though not as high-profile, Let's Make Africa Green Again, a 1984 song by British Reggae Artists Famine Appeal...More
Sunday, March 21, 2021
L'ANTECH, the dance technique created by local choreographer and researcher Dr L'Antoinette Stines, which has the distinction of being the only one of its kind created in the English-speaking Caribbean, is now being shared with dancers and dance enthusiasts across the...More
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
British shoe company Clarks continues to have a healthy relationship with Jamaicans and the Jamaican culture. In its latest ode to the island, the iconic shoe brand has released three new styles which it says pays tribute to the individuality that the country is so...More
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Playwright and theatre producer Basil Dawkins is playing his part to keep the local stage alive during the current lockdown of the entertainment industry due to the global health crisis caused by the spread of the novel strain of the coronavirus. Like many of his...More
Thursday, February 18, 2021
Creating a space for dancehall culture to be accepted as part of the broader discussion about Jamaican popular culture is the thinking behind the publication Dancehall: A Reader in Jamaican Music and Culture , edited by University of...More
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Like so many events and activities scheduled for last year, The Kingston Biennial — the national art exposition organised by the National Gallery of Jamaica (NGJ) — also fell prey to the global pandemic. However, plans are currently underway for this showcase to be held later...More
Thursday, January 14, 2021
This article is part of a series presented by the Jamaica Observer highlighting the 10 murals which form an installation of public art along Water Lane in downtown Kingston. The initiative is part of the Paint the City project being curated by non-profit arts...More