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February 2013

DanceHappening on the Edge 2013

This year, the J.D.U celebrates its 5th anniversary. Their programme of events have been running from Monday, Feb. 25th and will continue until  Sunday March 03, 2013, In keeping with the themes of the ‘Fives,’ The Jamaica Dance Umbrella’s “5 years of Jamaica’s first ever dance festival” will feature four

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Happening on the Edge 2013MusicZincbeats

Jah9 launched her debut album, “New Name” to a highly appreciative capacity crowd and rave reviews at Redbones last night. An eclectic evening of music, dance, poetry, and album reviews, the launch was a well produced affair with Jah9 and her accompanying hand picked band (Rory’s Dubbites) thrilling audiences with

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MusicZincbeats

New Name is the debut album from rising female reggae vocalist Janine “Jah9” Cunningham. Jah9 has been credited as the creator of the “Jazz on Dub” genre, and New Name reflects this masterful blend of the jazz melodies of Billie Holiday and Nina Simone with the dancehall attack of Sizzla

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Dance

This year, the Jamaica Dance Umbrella celebrates its 5th anniversary. The organization’s theme for this year’s events is F.I.V.E, “5 years of Jamaica’s premier dance festival”. These series of events will run from Monday, Feb. 25th to Sunday March 03, 2013 – see schedule below. In keeping with the themes

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Dance

  Jamaican and British youth are set to exchange dance styles and share stories and inspiration live on stage at Contact Theatre on 23rd February 2013. Young people on both sides of the Atlantic have been in preparation for months for this live meeting on stage where they will have

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Environment

  A new study, led by the University of Georgia, solves the mystery of the dying Caribbean coral—as April Flowers reports in this article for redorbit.com. Plunk down a wastewater treatment plant anywhere along a Caribbean coast and watch the coral reefs nearby start dying, by a means unknown to

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Dance

    Waaw Waaw West African Dance Classes have started back at School of Dance. All Levels and children are welcome. Where: Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (School of Dance) When: Every Saturday 3:30-5:00 Cost: Children under 12 – $300 Adults – $800 Groups of 4+

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Good Works

  Medics On A Mission, Inc. has been traveling to Jamaica since 2009. They have carried out three mission trips to St Ann’s Bay Hospital, doing prostate surgeries and other urologic procedures for needy patients, some who have been waiting years to get their operation. The Medics on a Mission

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Photos from the Edge

  Seals hanging out in Cabo, Mexico. This guy really looks like he’s just chilling…. Photos contributed by Jamaica’s intrepid traveller Steve ‘Urchin’ Wilson.    

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BooksPoetry

  YardEdge talks to Pamela Mordecai about her latest collection of poems, Subversive Sonnets. YE: Tell us about your new book, Subversive Sonnets. PCM: It’s a collection of poetry, my fifth and the most challenging to write. It’s been long in the making. My books are usually about five years apart,

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