Post Archive

May 2012

Jamaican History

Check out this link to an interview on RTE Lyric FM (Ireland) with Jamaican architect, Christopher Whyms-Stone talking about the story of Trenchtown and an historical Irishman without whom Bob Marley’s No Woman, No Cry couldn’t have been written. (Part 1 of 2) In part 2, Chris talks about his Culture Yard

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Jamaican WritersJamaicans on the EdgePoetry

Thanks to YardEdge contributor, Opal Palmer Adisa, for this reflection on being a Jamaican in Paris… Last August, while alternating between relaxing, meditating and writing in Luxembourg Garden in Paris, I was interrupted from my reverie by a stranger who asked if I were Parisian. Without a moment’s hesitation I

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EntrepreneursHappening on the Edge 2012

Mike Michalowicz (pronounced mi-CAL-o-wits) started his first business at the age of 24, moving his young family to the only safe place he could afford – a retirement building. With no experience, no contacts and no savings he systematically bootstrapped a multi-million dollar business. Then he did it again. And

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Art

Here are some of the sights from the Liguanea Art Festival 2012 held last Sunday in Liguanea, Kingston. This year things were a little different with some new artists present including well known Jamaican artist, Laura Facey, along with many other artists regularly seen at the fair. As usual, the

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Happening on the Edge 2012Rootz Underground

Rootz Underground will be in concert this Saturday, May 5! Come out and support Live Music in Kingston as well as the Rootz Releaf Programme. Pre-sale tickets are available at Bookophilia, Spartan Health Club and Hope Gardens. Ticket prices are $1500 pre-sold and $2,500 at the gate. V.I.P. tickets are

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Dance

Here’s Episode 1 of MI A GO FOREIGN – Moving to NYC. Enjoy this sit(dance) com dancehall style with Hanna Herbertson and Cindy Claes! For more info on what this is all about see Mi a go foreign.

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