The Jamaican Folk Singers presents its 2013 Concert Season at The Little Theatre, Tom Redcam Avenue – Friday, September 13 to Sunday, September 15, 2013.
It’s entertainment for the entire family!
Join the Jamaican Folk Singers as they pay tribute to their founder, Dr. Olive Lewin, in Tribute and Celebration.
Patrons will be treated to the excitement of children’s games and the life lessons to be learned through the playing of the games and will also experience the drama of court proceedings where all matters are addressed – no exceptions!
The Jamaican Folk Singers, which was founded in 1967 by Dr. Olive Lewin, has strived through the years to remain true to its mission, which includes unearthing and exposing the beauty and artistic worth of Jamaica’s folk music heritage. It has been 45 years of overcoming challenges and helping to keep alive the folk foundations of Jamaica’s music, being a bridge between the senior citizens who have nurtured the values and lore of old Jamaica and the youth who are the hope and architects of tomorrow.
The Jamaican Folk Singers began as a group of friends who were invited by Olive Lewin to share her enthusiasm for Jamaica’s folk music, which developed with her experience in collecting and researching Jamaica’s folk music. From the group’s first public performance until now, there is focus on maintaining respect for our traditions and for the people who have kept them alive.
With a repertoire of over 200 songs arranged by Dr. Olive Lewin, the group has sung to enthusiastic audiences in Jamaica and several other countries including Martinique, Barbados, Cuba, Mexico, USA, Germany, Canada, Great Britain, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago and Argentina.
Over the years, the group has arranged Island tours – giving free performances in markets, schools, church halls and town centres across the island. These tours have been referred to by members as some of the most rewarding experiences – being welcomed by Jamaicans in the nooks and crannies of the island.
The 2013 Concert Season presents another opportunity for the group to use Jamaica’s folk music and its messages to uplift Jamaica whilst highlighting some of the values of “old Jamaica”, with the music encouraging respect and understanding among people of different backgrounds.
The Season is scheduled for September 13 to 15 at The Little Theatre, with shows on Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 6pm. Tickets are available at The Little Theatre, Tom Redcam Avenue; Music Mart, South Avenue and Monarch Pharmacy, Sovereign Centre.
The Jamaican Folk Singers operates with a belief that music greatly helped our forefathers cope with the realities of their harsh living conditions without becoming excessively bitter, and believe that today it can continue to bring and hold people together.
Join the Jamaican Folk Singers on the musical journey to keep alive the foundations of Jamaica’s folk music culture.
Check out Sammy, the Jamaican dog, from Goats in the Road, rolling over and over and over…
I found this hilarious and too cute!
Do you have any cool photos of Jamaican animals you want to share?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Jamaican animals” in the subject!
Check out this hilarious video poking fun at the way us Yardies speak!
Be warned – it’s a bit raunchy, but then I guess some of us are…
Hellshire fish anyone?
Here are a few shots I took at the recently held Kingston Kitchen, Jamaica’s premier food festival.
Once again a great yummy time was had by all despite the longish lines…
For more photos and info on Kingston Kitchen see their Facebook page
This ‘night kitchen’ attracted a large crowd.
A great event for Jamaican food brands to promote themselves.
Nutella crepe from Tea Tree Creparie.
Some delicious pastries were on offer.
Crepes from Tea Tree Creparie? They had smoked marlin and ham and cheese crepes, as well as crepes with Nutella!
Steve Urchin dipping marshmallows in Chocolate Dreams chocolate…Yum!
Hellshire fried fish.
GUNGO WALK - World Alternative Music & Arts Festival 2013 will be held on August 24, 2013, starting at 10am featuring Joy Mechanics in association with Edna Manley College.
The festival will beheld at the Edna Manley College campus, 1 Arthur Wint Drive.
Gungo Walk is an eclectic explosion of music, art, dance, poetry, food, film and so much more.
This one day festival will have performances from Sky Grass, Black As Cole, Stephanie, Mystikal Revolution, Charmaine Limonious, Robot Taxi, Ashe, Janine Jkuhl, Tableaux, Earthcry, Tribe Sankofa, Sons Of Liberty and more on its three stages.
The signature event “Armchair Rebelution” will have performances from Michael Sean Harris, Cherine Anderson, Sherieta, Chevaughn and Prince Levy.
Other attractions include: a vendor marketplace; food, art, jewellery, clothing, skin care. and more.
There will also be art installations, dance and photography workshops, poetry, film, a kids village and a new addition – a healing village with massage therapy, reike, yoga and meditation.
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Bowden Pen Farmers Association presents “Ancestral Memories, A Valley Sinting” in honour of our African Ancestors.
Immerse yourself in nature, the sights, sounds and taste of Freedom.
When: Emancipation Day August 1, 2013
At Ambassabeth Cabins
Bowden Pen, Upper Rio Grande Valley – Portland/St. Thomas
10:00 a.m. to Midnight
· Rock to pulsating & syncopated rhythms of Kumina Drums
· Mento Band & Vintage sounds
· Surprise guest artistes/cultural ambassadors and Cherry Natural / Poet
Traditional Foods that sustained the ancestors on sale
Adm: Spirit of love
For overnight accommodation call 462 8163 or
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more on Bowden Pen and the Ambassabeth Eco Cabins.
Green Lion’s innovative reggae dubstep project, the Rough Road Riddim, featuring Jahdan Blakkamoore, Chronixx, Kabaka Pyramid, Dre Island, Zamunda and Cronsyncro is out today.
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Award-winning producer Zeke Stern, aka Green Lion, responsible for OkayPlayer/LargeUp’s #5 Top UK Dancehall Tune in 2012 (“We Run England” performed by Mr Williamz) connects the pop music trends of reggae, dubstep, dub and dancehall on the Rough Road Riddim. Including some of the most acclaimed reggae and bass music vocalists of our time—Jahdan Blakkamoore (whose colabs with Major Lazer in 2011 and Snoop Dogg in 2013 compliment his iTunes Reggae Album of the Year awards—in 2008 for Take Charge with his band Noble Society and 2009 for the solo release Buzzrock Warrior), Chronixx (Major Lazer recording artist), Kabaka Pyramid (Billboard Magazine’s #1 ‘Next Big Sound’ in May 2013), Dre Island, Zamunda and Cron Syncro—the Rough Road captures a unique generational milestone in both music and message. Green Lion’s previous releases include the More Spiritual Riddim (#1 on Reggae-Vibes, #1 on Hot N Fresh, “A Future Classic.”-Music Is My Sanctuary) and “Come Down” performed by Billboard-charting recording artist Collie Buddz (featured on Hip Hop superstar’s website thisis50.com and included on Collie Buddz’ 2010 Playback EP). The cover art for the project was created by Jamaican visual artist, Taj Francis.
- Green Lion Crew - Rough Road
- Green Lion
- Soul of the Lion Records
Robin Clare at opening night of Dancing Words (photograph by Alicia Landsdown)
Here’s an update from the artist on her recently opened show in Sydney, Australia.
“It went really well, was loads of fun on the night and sold many paintings which was brilliant. There is an amazing response and interest in Jamaican culture over here which resulted in a packed venue, with a few expats thrown into the mix too which was great.
The exhibition was held in the gallery space, Blacklisted, while the Black Penny bar located at the front of the building housed the djs, so it made a perfect venue for the work.
We had some ladies from a local dance school, Dance Studio 101, come in and do a Dancehall exhibition set, while DJ’s Louis Basslines and Justice manned the decks with a selection of dancehall tunes and as the night wound down slipped into some reggae and dub.
Guests were treated to a custom Appleton Estate cocktail that the bartenders at Black Penny created called the Jamaican Honey Trap”.
101 Doll Squadron performing at Words Exhibition (photograph by Alicia Landsdown)
A great photographer, Alicia Lansdown, took some photos on the night. She caught some brilliant shots of the dancers, who call them selves the 101 Doll Squad, as well as the gallery and artwork.
Dancer Heloise of 101 Doll Squadron performing (photograph by Alicia Landsdown)
There’s a link to more photo’s on facebook.
DJ Justice at opening night of Dancing Words(photograph by Alicia Landsdown)
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