Columbia, South Carolina (Sonique Solutions) – Even with no physical Carnivals set for 2021, Caribbean entertainer Champeon is paying tribute to the annual festival tradition of J’ouvert with his latest musical release appropriately titled “J’ouvert Powers”.
Me, myself & I, a Master of Fine Arts exhibition by Courtney Schmidt, features all black and white photographs utilizing the self-portrait to visualize the journey of self-growth. Referring to this body of work as “visual therapy”, she uses her art practice to make peace of past traumas and further her personal development in this unpredictable contemporary era. Within her exploration of identity, self-transformation, and self-acceptance, Schmidt uses the female nude within different spaces to express both literal and metaphorical realities of emotional passages. In this process, the self-portraits come together to display how acceptance of vulnerability can be channeled into a place of comfort and strength.
Me, myself & I, a Master of Fine Arts exhibition by Courtney Schmidt, features all black and white photographs utilizing the self-portrait to visualize the journey of self-growth. Referring to this body of work as “visual therapy”, she uses her art practice to make peace of past traumas and further her personal development in this unpredictable contemporary era. Within her exploration of identity, self-transformation, and self-acceptance, Schmidt uses the female nude within different spaces to express both literal and metaphorical realities emotional passages. In this process, the self-portraits come together to display how acceptance of vulnerability can be channeled into a place of comfort and strength.
The annual Clarendon Christmas Concert and Caroling Service will go virtual this year, in keeping with the national social distancing protocols caused by the Covid 19 Pandemic. The concert, which is a proud product of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) Clarendon Office and the Clarendon Municipal Corporation (CMC), will be streamed live on the social media pages of both organizations on Monday, December 21, beginning at 6:00 p.m.
The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), an agency of the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, celebrated the 64th anniversary of the birth of the late Reggae singer Dennis Emmanuel Brown, CD, on Monday, February 1, with a cultural gathering at his resting place, National Heroes Park, Kingston.The celebratory event began at 6:00 pm.
Kingston, Jamaica - After a hugely successful year, Bob Marley 75 continues into 2021 with several birthday celebrations leading up to Marley's 76th Birthday on February 6, including a global virtual birthday celebration hosted by the Bob Marley Museum, a Bob Marley Tribute Livestream by Stephen Marley, a limited edition release of Songs of Freedom: The Island Years, and a day of specialty programming on SiriusXM’s new Bob Marley’s Tuff Gong Radio channel.
From the Covid-19 pandemic to the presidential election, 2020 will go down as one of the most historic years in modern times. The year has defined many of the people in America's livelihoods, leaving many without direction or purpose, leaving them lost, scared, and confused. With negativity feeling so commonplace these days, it's easy to get consumed by the madness that is 2020. But in Miami, the Magic City, one man has decided to immortalize and commemorate recent times, showcasing his city, his world, through the perspective of one of its icons. Enter, DJ Fly Guy.
Washington, DC - In honor of Black History Month, Minister Traycee Gales, entertainment journalist and host of Gospel Access TV, a motivational platform that serves to inspire people to tap into their purpose, has teamed up with celebrity photographer Roy Cox to recreate iconic images of African Americans. This new series #CelebrateTheGreats pays homage to the life and accomplishments of the late great actor, Chadwick Boseman; Run-DMC hip-hop pioneer, Rev. Run; and star NFL quarterback turned activist Colin Kaepernick.
MIRAMAR, FL – The City of Miramarhas planned a series of events to honor the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to celebrate Black History Month and Reggae Month, while safely following CDC guidelines for COVID-19. At Tuesday’s press conference, the City announced a six-week long celebration that will recognize the achievements of African Americans and also recognize the contribution of Reggae music to our community.
STUDIO 17: THE LOST REGGAE TAPES opens a door into the creation of a musical form that changed the sound of popular music around the world and takes a hard look at the real lives of the poor musicians who created it. Located in the heart of downtown Kingston, Studio 17 was a nerve center of Jamaica’s vibrant music scene. Shot in Jamaica, London, and Hamburg, the film follows Clive Chin’s own battle to secure the rights to the Randy’s archive so that the music will be heard by future generations. We also see his emotional struggle to overcome the murder of his son Joel Chin, who was head of A&R for VP Records and worked closely with dancehall stars like Sean Paul & Beenie Man.
MIAMI, FL - Miami’s leading multicultural, contemporary dance ensemble, the Peter London Global Dance Company (PLGDC) (@peterlondongdc), celebrates its 10th anniversary with the virtual world premiere of WOMEN-ROSES-WATER, a contemporary and Afro-Caribbean dance fusion, with commissioned new music by The Ballet and Dance Orchestra, conducted by Ezra Haugabrooks, and featuring the artwork of visual artist Michael Elliott, commissioned to create five paintings for digital projection. The performance was supported by and filmed partially at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (@arshtcenter) in Miami, Florida.
A fitting tribute to Caribbean people who helped rebuild Britain, the Inaugural Windrush Caribbean Film Festival — from 17 October-8 November 2020 —is a celebration of a generation. As British subjects from the commonwealth, they came between 1948 and 1973 answering the call to help reconstruct a wounded country after World War 2.