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The start of the Rex Nettleford Arts Conference 2017 on Wednesday October 11, 2017 coincides with the 152 nd anniversary of The Morant Bay Rebellion in Jamaica which began on Wed Oct 11, 1865. Sometimes referred to as the Morant Bay Uprising, it is considered a watershed moment in Jamaica’s political development, culminating widespread dis-satisfaction […]
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Christopher Cozier is an artist and writer living and working in Trinidad. A 2013 Prince Claus Award laureate, he has participated in a number of exhibitions focused upon contemporary art in the Caribbean and internationally. Since 1989 he has published a range of essays in a number of catalogues and journals. Read more.
Arts and Culture for the 21st Century: Millennial Dis-Engagement Engagement – Re-Engagement The theme for this year’s conference comes against the background of the belief that the way forward for national, social and economic independence is through the arts and culture. Under the theme the conference therefore seeks to provide an opportunity to explore the […]
We are having a Tea Meeting! The Jamaican cultural manifestation known as a “Tea Meeting” is a hybrid of a convention and a tea party of the English variety. It emerged, like so many other traditions, as a parody of the ways of the colonisers by the enslaved Africans. The latter would imitate the modes […]
Originally Published: Sunday | October 27, 2013 by The Jamaica Gleaner | Gleaner Writer: Mel Cooke At only the second staging of its biennial Rex Nettleford Arts Conference, The Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (EMCVPA) presented the first issue of its Jonkonnu Arts Journal recently. The publication’s official presentation in the […]