Sunday, August 31, 2014

Exhibition: “In Retrospect: 40 Years of the National Gallery of Jamaica” Opens on Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 1:30pm through Saturday, November 15, 2014 — Jamaica, West Indies

“In Retrospect: 40 Years of the National Gallery of Jamaica”
Aug 31-Nov 15, 2014 http://nationalgalleryofjamaica.wordpress.com/
Exhibition: “In Retrospect: 40 Years of the National Gallery of Jamaica” Opens on August 31, 2014 at 1:30pm through Saturday, November 15, 2014 — Jamaica, West Indies; Event Details – Where: National Gallery of Jamaica; Location: 12 Ocean Blvd, Block C, Kingston, Jamaica (Entrance is on Orange Street); Telephone: 1-876-922-1561, 1-876-618-0654; Fax: 1-876-922-8544; E-mail: info@natgalja.org.jm; Opening hours: Tues-Thurs: 10am to 4:30pm; Fri: 10am-4pm; Sat: 10am-3pm; Last Sundays: the NGJ is open every last Sunday of the month, 11am-4pm
Event Description: “The National Gallery of Jamaica is pleased to present the In Retrospect: Forty Years of the National Gallery of Jamaica exhibition, which is opening on Sunday, August 31, 2014 and marks the beginning of the Gallery’s fortieth anniversary programme. It is indeed forty years ago this year, on November 14, 1974 to be precise, that the National Gallery opened its doors at Devon House and the institution, which in 1982 moved to the Roy West Building on the Kingston Waterfront, has grown significantly since then. As it presently stands the National Gallery of Jamaica is the oldest and largest national art museum in the Anglophone Caribbean and its reach and size was further expanded recently with the opening of National Gallery West at the Montego Bay Cultural Centre … The exhibition opening on August 31 coincides with the National Gallery’s Last Sundays programme for this month and the Gallery will thus be open to the public from 11 am to 4 pm. The formalities start at 1:30 pm, with the Hon. Lisa Hanna, M.P., Minister of Youth and Culture, as the guest speaker. This will be followed by a musical performance by Black Zebra, featuring Wayne McGregor and David Lazarus, who play a mixture of blues, rock, jazz and soul. As is customary on Last Sundays, the event on August 31 is free and open to the public. The In Retrospect exhibition will continue until November 15, 2014.”Read more at NGJ: http://nationalgalleryofjamaica.wordpress.com/
For further information: http://nationalgalleryofjamaica.wordpress.com/, http://natgalja.org.jm/ioj_wp/ and https://twitter.com/natgalleryja.

Event: “9th Annual Grace Atlanta Caribbean Jerk Festival and Family Fun Day 2014” on Sunday, August 31, 2014 from 12 noon to 10pm — Atlanta, GA USA

“9th Annual Grace Atlanta Caribbean Jerk Festival and
Family Fun Day” Aug 31, 2014 http://atlantajerkfestival.com/
Event: “9th Annual Grace Atlanta Caribbean Jerk Festival and Family Fun Day 2014” on Sunday, August 31, 2014 from 12 noon to 10pm — Atlanta, GA USA; Event Details – Where: Panthersville Stadium; Location: 2817 Clifton Springs Road, Decatur, Georgia; Time: 12 noon to 10pm; Telephone: 678 760-8543 or 404 388-9253; Email: glen@atlantajerkfestival.com
Event Description: “The 9th Annual Grace Atlanta Caribbean Jerk Festival and Family Fun Day will be held on Sunday August 31, 2014 at the spacious Panthersville Stadium located 2817 Clifton Springs Road in Decatur, Georgia from 12 noon to 10 pm. Jerk Fest is a day of food, fun, and music for the whole family. The Festival has presented the flavors and rhythms of the Caribbean to Georgia and surrounding states for the past nine years. The event’s combination of great food and great music is offered in a relaxed family type atmosphere. Featuring live reggae performances from Freddie McGregor, Luciano, Alison Hinds, Chubb Rock & Mix Master David plus other national and international artists. Food vendors, craft vendors, Kids fun zone, game truck, domino and ludo tournament. Plus cook off competition to find Atlanta's Top Jerk Chef. Pre Sold tickets only $15. $20 at the gate until 5pm. $25 after 5pm. Festival activities such as the jerk preparation demonstrations, food and product sampling stations, the crowning of Atlanta’s Top Jerk Chef, the live performances by international music stars, young people’s activity area, games tents, game truck and dominoes tournament have all been big hits at the festival. We are committed to making the 2014 Atlanta Caribbean Jerk Festival bigger and better than ever!!”Read more: http://atlantajerkfestival.com/
For further information: http://atlantajerkfestival.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/pages/Atlanta-Caribbean-Jerk-Festival/108982569146554.   For ticket information: http://order.ticketalternative.com/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventInfo?ticketCode=GS%3ATAUSA%3ATA14%3AGRA0831%3A&linkID=tausa&shopperContext=&caller=&appCode

Grace Atlanta JerkFest 8 31 2014 video by glen925

Event: “Cinema Paradise” ENDS on Sunday, August 31, 2014 at Great Huts Resort, Port Antonio — Jamaica, West Indies

“Cinema Paradise” Aug 27-31, 2014 at Great Huts Resorts 
http://www.greathuts.com/cinema-paradise/
Event: “Cinema Paradise” on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 – Sunday, August 31, 2014 at Great Huts Resort, Port Antonio — Jamaica, West Indies; Event Details – Where: Great Huts Resort; When: August 27th – 31st, 2014; Location: 8-10 Boston Bay, Port Antonio, Jamaica; Tel. +1 (876) 993-8888  or Tel.  +1 (876) 353 3388; Email: contact@greathuts.com
Event Description: “Great Huts is pleased to present Cinema Paradise, a celebration of Jamaican film. Cinema Paradise aims to showcase the Jamaican Film Scene from all its varied aspects. From script to screen these films are authentically Jamaica. Written and produced by Jamaicans, set against the backdrop of our tropical paradise, staring a complex people and showcasing a culture rich with music, symbolism, strife and strain. Cinema Paradise, now in its third year, provides a platform through which local and international guests have opportunity to interact with, and learn from important artistes in the Jamaican film movement. Dates: August 27th – 31st, 2014. Screenings start at 8:30 pm so come and experience the passion and insight of the writers and other artists and understand what influenced them in creating the social, political, economic and humanistic elements of their films. Dates: August 27th – 31st, 2014. To Reserve Your Place CALL Us on +1 (876) 993-8888.”Read more: http://www.greathuts.com/cinema-paradise/
For further information: http://www.greathuts.com/cinema-paradise/, http://www.greathuts.com/, https://www.facebook.com/greathutsresort and https://twitter.com/GreatHutsResort

Boston Beach Jamaica Aerial Video By peadovephotography

NGJ West’s Inaugural Exhibition: “Religion and Spirituality in Jamaican Art” ENDS on Sunday, August 31, 2014 — Montego Bay, Jamaica, West Indies

Inaugural Exhibition: “Religion and Spirituality”
July 11-Aug 31, 2014 at NGJ West
http://nationalgalleryofjamaica.wordpress.com/
NGJ West’s Inaugural Exhibition: “Religion and Spirituality in Jamaican Art” on view from Friday, July 11, 2014 to Sunday, August 31, 2014 — Montego Bay, Jamaica WI; The Montego Bay Cultural Centre, and National Gallery West, are scheduled to open officially on Friday, July 11, 2014 and will be open to the public thereafter. Opening hours and admission fees will be announced shortly. For more information contact the National Gallery of Jamaica - Location: 12 Ocean Blvd, Block C, Kingston, Jamaica (Entrance is on Orange Street); Telephone: 1-876-922-1561, 1-876-618-0654; Fax: 1-876-922-8544; E-mail: info@natgalja.org.jm; Opening hours: Tues-Thurs: 10am to 4:30pm; Fri: 10am-4pm; Sat: 10am-3pm; Last Sundays: the NGJ is open every last Sunday of the month, 11am-4pm
Introducing: National Gallery West: “National Gallery West is the new, Montego Bay based extension of the National Gallery of Jamaica. It is part of the newly refurbished and rebranded Montego Bay Cultural Centre, which is housed in the historic Montego Bay Court House on Sam Sharpe Square and was previously known as the Montego Bay Civic Centre. In addition to National Gallery West, the Montego Bay Cultural Centre houses National Museum West (a branch of National Museum Jamaica, which is like the National Gallery a division of the Institute of Jamaica), a gift shop and a café, a large multi-purpose town hall, and outdoor performance space. National Gallery West, which is located in the beautiful domed building at the back of the Montego Bay Cultural Centre complex, will offer four exhibitions per year. At least one of these will be curated specifically curated for National Gallery West, while most of the others will be related to exhibitions shown at the National Gallery of Jamaica in Kingston. Senior Curator O’Neil Lawrence has curatorial oversight over the exhibition programme.”Read more at NGJ: http://nationalgalleryofjamaica.wordpress.com/
“Religion and Spirituality” installation in Progress at NGJ West
http://nationalgalleryofjamaica.wordpress.com/
Event Description: “The inaugural exhibition, which will be on view from July 11 to August 31, 2014, is ‘Religion and Spirituality in Jamaican Art’, an abridged version of the Religion and Spirituality exhibition previously shown in Kingston, which features work by major Jamaican artists such as Carl Abrahams, Osmond Watson, Edna Manley, Albert Artwell, Everald and Clinton Brown, Eugene Hyde, Ralph Campbell, Mallica “Kapo” Reynolds, and Ebony G. Patterson.”Read more at NGJ: http://nationalgalleryofjamaica.wordpress.com/
For further information: http://nationalgalleryofjamaica.wordpress.com/.   Related articles: http://sharenews.com/new-centre-will-provide-boost-for-montego-bays-cultural-arts/ and http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20130105/western/western1.html. For further information about the Montego Bay Civic Center: http://www.jamaicatravelandculture.com/destinations/st_james/montego_bay/montego_bay_civic_centre.htm

Event: “The African American Cultural Festival of Raleigh and Wake County” on Labor Day Weekend, ENDS on Sunday, August 31, 2014 — NC USA

“The African American Cultural Festival of Raleigh and Wake County”
on Labor Day Weekend 2014 http://www.aacfralwake.org/
Event: “The African American Cultural Festival of Raleigh and Wake County” on Labor Day Weekend, Saturday, August 30 and Sunday, August 31, 2014; Event Details - Time: Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 11am to Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 7pm; Location: Fayetteville Street Mall, downtown Raleigh, NC; Street: Fayetteville Street; City/Town: Raleigh; Phone: 919-833-0140; Event Type: two-day, outdoor, art, and, music, festival; Organized by: Michelle Davis Petelinz, Art Program Director; Email: info@aacfralwake.org
About The Festival: “The African American Cultural Festival of Raleigh and Wake County is an annual celebration of African American culture as expressed through art, music, food and community. Over the past four Labor Day weekends, the two day festival has connected diverse people and families from across our region with local, national and international artists, performers, food vendors, area business owners, and our local media outlets. The festival has become Raleigh's premiere destination for teaching, sharing, and celebrating the distinctive folk and cultural traditions of African Americans here in North Carolina and from around the world. This year's festival marks the 5th Anniversary Year for The African American Cultural Festival of Raleigh and Wake County! This year's festival will be a celebration of African American culture and heritage that will exceed all expectations. Come out this Labor Day Weekend and celebrate with us!”Read more: http://www.aacfralwake.org/about/
For further information: http://www.aacfralwake.org/#itemId=5344a28ce4b012983d5cf292, http://www.aacfralwake.org/, http://www.aacfralwake.org/about/, https://www.facebook.com/aacfraleighwake and https://twitter.com/AACFRalWake

African American Cultural Festival in Raleigh, NC -  video by Robert Brown

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Event: “Community Screening - Caribbean Spirituality” on Saturday, August 30, 2014 from 7:00-10:00pm at Black Creek Community Farm — Toronto, Canada

CTFF “Community Screening - Caribbean Spirituality” August 30, 2014
 https://www.facebook.com/events/702868656416360/?source=1
Event: “Community Screening - Caribbean Spirituality” on Saturday, August 30, 2014 from 7:00-10:00pm at Black Creek Community Farm — Toronto, Canada; Contact: CaribbeanTales International Film Festival (CTFF); Address 38 Concord Avenue, Toronto, ON, M6H 2P1; Telephone: (416) 598-1410; Email: info@caribbeantales-worldwide.com; VENUE: Black Creek Community Farm; Address: 4929 Jane Street, Toronto, Ontario M3N 2K8; Admission: FREE
Event Description: “Community Screening "Caribbean Spirituality" in Association with West-Side Arts Hub at Black Creek Community Farm Farm August 30th at 7:30pm, Outdoor Screening!!! Brought to you by CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution Inc ‪#‎CTFF2014‬.”Read more: https://www.facebook.com/events/702868656416360/?source=1
For further information: https://www.facebook.com/events/702868656416360/?source=1 and http://caribbeantales-events.com/

Exhibition: “Tartan: Its Journey through the African Diaspora” ENDS on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at the Craft Central Gallery — London, UK

“Tartan: Its Journey through the African Diaspora”
ENDS on August 30, 2014 http://exhibition.ciad.org.uk/
Exhibition: “Tartan: Its Journey through the African Diaspora” through Saturday, August 30, 2014; Gallery Talk on Friday, August 29, 2014 from 12:30-3pm at the Craft Central Gallery — London, UK; Event Details: Venue: Craft Central Gallery; Location: 33-35 St John's Square, London EC1M 4DS, United Kingdom; Telephone: +44 20 7251 0276; Email: info@craftcentral.org.uk; Contact Info for CIAD - Email: info@ciad.org.uk
Event Description: “Tartan: Its Journey through the African Diaspora” is the first major project presented by The Costume Institute of the African Diaspora (CIAD), which tells the story of how tartan travelled around the world and through its influence led to aspects of material culture being developed in certain parts of Africa and the Diaspora. The project looks at how these cultures adapted, adopted or absorbed this influence to bring significance to fabrics such as madras cloth. A final chance to hear the story will be held at a gallery talk this Friday August 29th from 12:30 - 3 p.m. and the exhibition is open daily until Saturday 30 August 2014 from 10am – 6pm at the Craft Central Gallery in London.”Read more: https://www.facebook.com/arcmagazine
About The Costume Institute of the African Diaspora (CIAD): “(CIAD) is a growing resource hub for anyone with an interest in costume, fashion, textiles and adornments from Africa and the African Diaspora. CIAD exists to provide information regarding the history and development of these aspects of the many cultures found within the African Diaspora.”Read more: https://www.facebook.com/CIADuk
For further information: http://exhibition.ciad.org.uk/, http://www.ciad.org.uk and https://www.facebook.com/CIADuk. For further information about the Craft Central Gallery: http://craftcentral.org.uk/. Related article: http://bit.ly/VOYcvk

Event: 5th edition of the “Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival” through Saturday, August 30, 2014 at the World Trade Center, Piscadera Bay — Curaçao, West Indies

“Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival” Aug 29-30, 2014
http://www.curacaonorthseajazz.com
Event: 5th edition of the “Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival” on Friday, August 29 and Saturday, August 30, 2014 at the World Trade Center, Piscadera Bay — Curaçao, West Indies; Contact Info – Phone: +599 9 522 5299; Website: http://www.curacaonorthseajazz.com
Event Description: “Bruno Mars and Juan Luis Guerra at fifth edition Curacao North Sea Jazz - On August 29 and 30, the Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival will celebrate its first lustrum and it’s going to be one big party again. The first names to be announced for the jubilee edition are not the least: Bruno Mars and Juan Luis Guerra will make their appearance at the festival site at the World Trade Center, Piscadera Bay. Bruno Mars is a critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, producer and musician. The 18-time Grammy Award nominee and Grammy winner has sold over 115 million singles worldwide. His current album Unorthodox Jukebox and his debut album Doo-Wops & Hooligans have a combined certification total of 60x platinum worldwide. According to Billboard, Mars scored his first five “Hot 100” No. 1s faster than any male since Elvis Presley. As a singer, songwriter and producer, Mars has an impressive catalog of 22 “Hot 100” hits. Bruno Mars and his eight-piece band The Hooligans are on a sold-out world arena tour and will perform at the Pepsi Superbowl XLVIII Halftime Show on Sunday, February 2, 2014.”Read more: http://www.northseajazz.com/en/news/eerste-namen-cnsj-2014/
For further information: http://www.curacaonorthseajazz.com/, https://www.facebook.com/curacaonorthseajazz, https://twitter.com/curacaonorthsea and http://www.curacaopartyguide.com/events/categories/seasonal/curacao-north-sea-jazz-festival/. Ticket info: http://www.curacaonorthseajazz.com/nl/kaarten/. Related article: http://curacaochronicle.com/local/curacao-jazz-festival-headliners-2014/

“Liquor Store Blues ft. Damian Marley” [Official Music Video] by Bruno Mars


Prince & the New Power Generation - North Sea Jazz Festival
(Willemstad, Curacao. Aug 31/2013) video by 3rdEyeGirl

Exhibition: ASTT presents "Retrospect" ENDS on Saturday, August 30, 2014; Opening Night on Monday, August 25, 2014 from 6-8:30pm at Art Society -- Trinidad & Tobago

Exhibition: "Retrospect" August 25-August 30, 2014 at ASTT http://artsocietytt.org/
Exhibition: ASTT presents "Retropsect" on Monday August, 25 - Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Art Society -- Trinidad & Tobago; Event Details - Location: The Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago; Cor. Jamaica Blvd & St Vincent Ave; Federation Park, Port of Spain; Trinidad and Tobago, W.I.; Tel: (868) 622-9827 or (868) 738-8273; Email: exhibitions@artsocietytt.org or admin@artsocietytt.org;  Hours: 10am-6pm daily.
Event Description: "The Art Society of Trinidad & Tobago cordially invites you to "Retrospect", a journey through the past. This is your invitation to a joint art exhibition by Margot and Latoya Tidd. Opening Night on Monday, August 25, 2014 from 6-8:30pm at ASTT. Email: latoyzie@hotmail.com." -- Read more: http://artsocietytt.org/
For further information about the gallery: http://artsocietytt.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/asttevents.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Exhibition: “Best Foot Forward” on Friday, August 29, 2014 - 6pm at Popop Studios — The Bahamas, West Indies

“Best Foot Forward” August 29, 2014 at Popop Studios http://www.popopstudios.com/
Exhibition: “Best Foot Forward” on Friday, August 29, 2014 - 6pm at Popop Studios — The Bahamas, West Indies; Event Details – Where: Popop Studios; Address: 26 Dunmore Ave., Chippingham; Town: Nassau/ Paradise Island, Bahamas; Phone: 242-322-7834; Website: http://www.popopstudios.com; Email: info@popopstudios.com
About Popop Studios: “Popopstudios Center for The Visual Arts is an independent art studio and gallery dedicated to the preservation and advancement of alternative Bahamian visual culture. The goal is to educate, promote, expose and defend new and challenging developments in contemporary art in The Bahamas. Popopstudios exists to harbour both seasoned and developing artists interested in new media and mixed media processes, while projecting these efforts to a national and international audience.”Read more: http://www.popopstudios.com/about/
For further information: http://www.popopstudios.com; Email: info@popopstudios.com.  Related article:  http://caribbean-beat.com/issue-124/popop-spirit-nassaus-popopstudios-international-centre-visual-arts#axzz2yyRjItDg.

Popopstudios - John Cox

Amazon's Book Reviews: Caribbean Authors — George Lamming

George Lamming (born 8 June 1927) is a novelist, essayist and poet, who is the most famous writer to emerge from Barbados and one of the Caribbean's most important novelists. "Each of his novels is both complete in itself and part of a continually developing vision linked to the changing political scene in the Caribbean, with its urgent problems of political and psychological decolonisation, and to Lamming's evolving understanding of the human condition." He is a visiting professor in the Africana Studies Department of Brown University. http://www.amazon.com/George-Lamming/e/B000AQTEII
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This is a review for In the Castle of My Skin (Ann Arbor Paperbacks) by George Lamming - "In the Castle of my Skin" is a highly poetic account of growing up in the black community of Barbadoes. Lamming gives us a vivid picture of G's family, his friends, his school and village life. Interwoven with G's everyday experience is his awareness of what it means being black and being poor in a somehow secluded island community. Lamming's teatment of racism is sober and sensitive. It's the more effective because it shows how inseparable its perception is from the growing awareness a young black boy has of himself. There is much more violence in this as in many a bloody battle. In it's poetic language,the vividness of its characters and scenery,the deep psychological insight and the sober and just treatment of the growing awareness of differences in the context of Carribean history this novel is a masterpiece of universal literature.It certainly can be read as "the portrait of a young artist"; The reference of the main character's initial to Lamming's first name George seems pretty obvious. But if a portrait, its an excellent one! Read more: http://www.amazon.com/Castle-Skin-Ann-Arbor-Paperbacks/product-reviews/0472064681/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

This is a review for The Emigrants (Ann Arbor Paperbacks) by George Lamming - In Things Fall Apart Chinua Achebe narrates the disruptive effect European colonisation has on old tribal ways of life. In George Lamming's "The Emigrants" (1954)the movement is the other way round: a group of West Indians immigrates to London in search of a better future. During the voyage on the ship, told as a kind of rite of passage from their old to the new world, they share past experiences, dreams, hopes and ambitions. The voyage however doesn't prepare them for the life of outcasts that awaits them in London, and the subsequent loss of identity. The form of the narrative adjusts itself to its theme: its continuous flow, which narrates the voyage, breaks up into several trails following the individual destinies that lose themselves in the smoke of London. Though not as great as In The Castle of my Skin, which I think Mr. Lamming's greatest novel, it is an intense book about immigration, cultural chock and loss of identity. Read more: http://www.amazon.com/The-Emigrants-Ann-Arbor-Paperbacks/product-reviews/0472064703/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

This is a review for Season of Adventure (Ann Arbor Paperbacks) by George Lamming - Provides a powerful and insightful analysis on racism and colonization. Through his characters, Lamming paints a clear picture that allows us to see how racism not only affects its victims, but how it is also perpetuated by its victims. This book explains how and why "sellouts," "Uncle Toms" and "Tio Tacos" exist. Read more: http://www.amazon.com/Season-Adventure-Ann-Arbor-Paperbacks/product-reviews/0472066552/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

This is a review for Sovereignty of the Imagination, Language and the Politics of Ethnicity - Conversations III by George Lamming - Political philosophy, Literature, Caribbean history, Language studies. According to Prof. Anthony Bogues: The Sovereignty of the Imagination gives us that capacity for language and therefore the ability to name and establish categories. But this is not just a literary capacity; it allows us to define freedom. George Lamming recognizes the centrality of the quest for freedom for the social group that he calls 'this world of men and women from down below.' Read more: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0913441465?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creativeASIN=0913441465&linkCode=xm2&tag=carijour-20

George Lamming on Becoming West Indian video by NCF Barbados


George Lamming on Art & Artists video by NCF Barbados

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Exhibition: Featured artist, Neville LeGall, is now on display at Gallery NuEdge — Barbados, WI

Featured Artist Neville LeGall at Gallery NuEdge Barbados http://www.galerienuedge.com
Exhibition: CURRENT SHOW: Featured Artist, Neville LeGall, is now on display at Gallery NuEdge Barbados (part of our current group exhibition “Tropical Insight”) — Barbados, West Indies; Event Details: Gallery NuEdge Fine Arts Ltd. is located in one of the most prestigious developments in Barbados, 1st Floor, Building B, the Limegrove Lifestyle Center, right in the heart of Holetown, St. James, Barbados. Contact Info – Phone: +1 246-621-0067; Email: gallerynuedge@galerienuedge.com
About the Artist: “Since 1984, Neville LeGall has mounted several solo and group exhibitions in Barbados. His work has also been shown in other countries including the U.K., USA, Canada, Germany, and Cuba. A past President of the Barbados Arts Council, the Artist has taught at high school level for several years before pursuing a full time career as a visual artist.” —  Read more: http://www.nevillelegall.com/
About the Venue: “Gallery NuEdge features the most sought out contemporary artists from the local and international market. Exhibits include art in the form of multi-media, sculpture, painting, photography, and art installation.”Visit our website: www.galerienuedge.com and https://www.facebook.com/Gallery.NuEdge
For further information about the gallery: http://www.galerienuedge.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/Gallery.NuEdge.  For further information about the artist: http://www.nevillelegall.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Art-of-Neville-LeGall/291443794338600

Amazon Book Reviews: Caribbean Authors — André Alexis

André Alexis (born 15 January 1957 in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago) is a Canadian writer who grew up in Ottawa and currently lives in Toronto, Ontario. His debut novel, Childhood (1997), won the Books in Canada First Novel Award, and was a co-winner of the Trillium Award. In addition to his writing, he is a member of the editorial board of This Magazine. — Read more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andr%C3%A9_Alexis

This is a review for Childhood: A Novel by André Alexis - The story follows the life of Thomas MacMillan from early childhood until the death of his mother, Katerina, and Henry Wing, one of his mother's lovers. The main characters are superbly drawn while Thomas remains for us only a wispy image generated by his thoughts. The love of Henry for Katerina is constant, undemanding and rises above the everyday demands of mere mortals. Katerina, on the other hand moves by her own light and one is never sure if she is capable of loving and one wonders too what has caused this strange disconnectedness. There are wryly funny sections and clear bright narrative bits that draw the reader in. At the end one realizes that the story is touchingly sentimental while being questioningly honest. I liked the book but had a strange unsatisfied feeling when I was finished. I wanted to know more of Henry, Katerina and Thomas. Read more: http://www.amazon.com/Childhood-A-Novel-Andre-Alexis/dp/0805059822/ref=as_sl_pc_tf_til?tag=carijour-20&linkCode=w00&linkId=GTO22NU6KFKTNBA7&creativeASIN=0805059822#cm_cr_dpwidget

This is a review for Despair: And Other Stories by André Alexis - Andre Alexis' fiction collection, Despair and other stories, deals with relationships, love, and the darkness within us all. The stories are often fantastical, with a great deal of horror and humor, but they speak to real situations, fears, and life. Recurring themes are of dreams (especially nightmares), family, hands and fingers (or the absence of such), types of cloth, coincidence, sex, and death. The characters use each other (most notable in the story of a soucouyant), often acting cruelly. They then have philosophical discussions or meditations about good and evil, right and wrong, god, and the purpose of life. The stories do tend to end abruptly, with a sense of things left unfinished, unsaid, and unexplained, but this serves a purpose and leaves one feeling unsettled rather than unsatisfied. Read more: http://www.amazon.com/Despair-Other-Stories-Andre-Alexis/dp/0805059806/ref=as_sl_pc_tf_til?tag=carijour-20&linkCode=w00&linkId=HZEYZ5ZRZTVLSFCL&creativeASIN=0805059806#cm_cr_dpwidget

This is a review for A (Department of Narrative Studies) by André Alexis - A is a work of fiction in which André Alexis presents the compelling narrative of Alexander Baddeley, a Toronto book reviewer obsessed with the work of the elusive and mythical poet Avery Andrews. Baddeley is in awe of Andrews’s ability as a poet – more than anything he wants to understand the inspiration behind his work – so much so that, following in the footsteps of countless pilgrims throughout literary history, Baddeley tracks Andrews down thinking that meeting his literary hero will provide some answers. Their meeting results in a meditation and a revelation about the creative act itself that generates more and more questions about what it means to be “inspired.” Read more: http://www.amazon.com/Department-Narrative-Studies-Andr%c3%a9-Alexis-ebook/dp/B00MH3QX4K/ref=as_sl_pc_tf_til?tag=carijour-20&linkCode=w00&linkId=SWPF6RTJFFU7UX6J&creativeASIN=B00MH3QX4K

André Alexis reading from A at BookThug 2013 Book Launch video by Jay MillAr

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Event: “Carnival Gold Yacht Party 2014” on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 from 8:00pm-12:00am — NYC, USA

Carnival Gold Yacht Party on Aug 27, 2014 https://www.facebook.com/events/567857919991280/
Event: “Carnival Gold Yacht Party 2014” on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 from 8:00pm-12:00am — NYC, USA; Event Details - VP Presents: “Carnival Gold Yacht Party” hosted by Bunji Garlin; Date: August 27, 2014; Time: 8:00pm; Venue: Luxury Infinity Yacht; Location Pier 40 on the Luxury Infinity, 353 West St, New York, New York 10014
Event Description: “VP presents ... the #CarnivalGold Yacht Party! Bunji Garlin & Gyptian will be hosting! Apperances by Spice & QQ! Music by Power 105.1 FM's DJ Norie, DJ PROSTYLE & DJ Self! Everybody is VIP.”Read more: https://www.facebook.com/events/567857919991280/
For further information: https://www.facebook.com/events/567857919991280/, https://www.facebook.com/vprecordsmusicgroup. Ticket Info: http://www.summersplashnyc.com/?cpt_events=carnival-gold-yacht-party.   Related article: http://allevents.in/new%20york/carnival-gold-yacht-party/567857919991280#

Bunji Garlin - Differentology video by BunjiGarlinVEVO

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Exhibition: BSoA’s “Emerging Artists 2014 Show” in the Onions Gallery ENDS on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 — Bermuda, West Indies

BSoA’s “Emerging Artists 2014 Show” Aug 8-26, 2014 http://www.bsoa.bm/
Exhibition: BSoA’s “Emerging Artists 2014 Show” in the Onions Gallery from Friday, August 8 – Tuesday, August 26, 2014 — Bermuda, West Indies; Event Details – Where: The Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA); Location: The City Hall Arts Centre; 17 Church Street; Hamilton HM 11 Bermuda; Telephone: 441-292-3824; Fax: 441-296-0699; Email: info@bsoa.bm; Gallery Hours: 10am–4pm Monday–Friday; 10am–2pm Saturdays
Event Description: “BSoA holds an annual ‘Emerging Artists Show’, giving new and developing artists a platform to make their debut and launch their art career. ‘Our objective is all about making more art; we are working to stimulate creativity and encourage artists-in–training to join the Society and, most importantly, to exhibit their work.’”Read more: http://www.bsoa.bm/2014/06/emerging-artists-2/
About BSoA: “Affectionately known, as ‘The People’s Art Gallery’, BSoA encompasses four separate galleries; the largest of which is the Onions Gallery, comprising of 2,000 sq feet, next is the Edinburgh Gallery, comprising of 650 sq feet and two smaller studios, Studio A and B, comprising of 450 sq feet each. With shows that change approximately every three weeks, BSoA usually hosts in the region of 50 shows a year and regular fixtures for member-artists include four members’ shows plus a members’ photographic show per year. In addition, the Society hosts an inspiring exhibition of art and sculpture by Bermuda’s school children and the Bermuda College each spring ... At other times during the year, individual artists and groups of artists rent gallery space to display and sell their works. From time to time, the Society joins with other art organisations to host special exhibitions and events.”Read more: http://www.bsoa.bm/about/
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Event: “Dead Poets Live” a Tribute to Maya Angelou on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 7:30pm by the Poetry Society of Jamaica Fellowship at Edna Manley College — Jamaica, West Indies

“Dead Poets Live” by the Poetry Society of Jamaica Fellowship
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Event: “Dead Poets Live” a Tribute to Maya Angelou on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 7:30pm by the Poetry Society of Jamaica Fellowship at Edna Manley College — Jamaica, West Indies; Event Details: - When: Tuesday, August 26; Time: 7:30pm; Location: UTC-05, Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (EMC); Address: 1 Arthur Wint Drive, Kingston, Jamaica; Contact Info – Telephone: +1 876-946-9497; Email: poetrysocietyja@gmail.com; Website: http://www.poetrysocietyofjamaica.com
Event Description: “In continuing our year-long celebration of literary excellence we highlight the iconic Dr. Maya Angelou (1928-2014), poet, author, civil rights activist. Angelou's work and influence spans the globe. Her iconic presence, wisdom and militant perspectives continue to be sources of inspiration for generations, affording access to the divine. This month we highlight and celebrate Dr. Angelou's vast contributions to the the literary sphere, to thought in general and as a source of insight into the human experience and potential … Join us as we celebrate and explore another facet of Jamaican literature.”Read more: https://www.facebook.com/PoetrySocietyJA
About the Poetry Society of Jamaica Fellowship: “Founded in 1989, the Society has established several literary support systems, among them it’s longstanding Monthly Poetry Fellowships hosted at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts. The Fellowships afford a commingling of young poets, new to the journey, with more established and acclaimed practitioners. Among its more unique features is the fellowship's deeply entrenched practice of soliciting candid, immediate feedback from its panel and general audience for all works shared at each staging. The Poetry Fellowship has been hosted every last Tuesday of each month for the past 23 years.”Read more: https://www.facebook.com/PoetrySocietyJA
For further information: http://www.poetrysocietyofjamaica.com, https://www.facebook.com/PoetrySocietyJA and https://twitter.com/PoetrySocietyJA/status/502204382872494080/photo/1

Maya Angelou Poem "The Mask" video by Russell Jones

Amazon Book Reviews: — Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou born Marguerite Annie Johnson; April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014) was an African-American author, poet, dancer, actress and singer. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, and several books of poetry, and was credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning more than 50 years. She received dozens of awards and over fifty honorary degrees. Angelou is best known for her series of seven autobiographies, which focus on her childhood and early adult experiences. The first, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969), tells of her life up to the age of seventeen and brought her international recognition and acclaim. She became a poet and writer after a series of occupations as a young adult … — Read more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maya_Angelou and http://mayaangelou.com/

This is a review for I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou - Five stars, Great read and a very encouraging life journey from a amall southern town to several places and familial support groups provides a reader a point of view from Maya's margerruiote's movements to challenging new settings with relatives -- She once spoke at a dedication of a college performing arts center I had attended and she said in her commentary that" we eventually have to compose a life" I have told that phrase to old friends several times. Read more: http://www.amazon.com/Know-Why-Caged-Bird-Sings/product-reviews/0345514408/ref=cm_cr_dp_synop?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending#R15R0157MIHI7F

  This is a review for The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou by Maya Angelou - Maya Angelou's words absolutely captivate me throughout the series. Each poem opens a new door but reliterate the themes of oppression, struggle, freedom, and so much more. Two particular favorite short poems are The Lesson and Contemporary Announcement. Maya Angelou's continuous effort to live life through music, through dance, through writing reflects in The Lesson. Even though the poem seems rather morbid through the description of "rotting flesh and worms" "old tombs", "veins collapse", in the end it emphasizes the importance of living life and enjoying life until the last breath. So the lesson to be learned from "The Lesson" is to love life and live life. Read more: http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Collected-Poems-Maya-Angelou/dp/067942895X/ref=as_sl_pc_tf_til?tag=carijour-20&linkCode=w00&linkId=Y3WNOVEFKESY3FCZ&creativeASIN=067942895X#customerReviews

This is a review for Letter to My Daughter by Maya Angelou - "I gave birth to one child, a son, but I have thousands of daughters. You are Black and White, Jewish and Muslim, Asian and Spanish-speaking, Native American and Aleut. You are fat and thin and pretty and plain, gay and straight, educated and unlettered, and I am speaking to you all. Here is my offering to you," writes Maya Angelou in the introduction of her inspirational new book Letter to My Daughter. The following pages are full of stories and life lessons Angelou has learned over eighty years. "I have only included here events and lessons which I have found useful," the famous poet writes. "I have not told you how I have used the solutions, knowing you are intelligent and creative and resourceful and will use them as you see fit." There are few books that I love so much I would read again. This is one of them. I got Angelou's Letter to My Daughter in the mail around 4 p.m. and finished it before bed. I read it to my children as they played, read it after they had gone to sleep, and far into the evening hours. Angelou's words were so poetic and musical I felt as if she were speaking directly to me. Read more: http://www.amazon.com/Letter-My-Daughter-Maya-Angelou/dp/0812980034/ref=as_sl_pc_tf_til?tag=carijour-20&linkCode=w00&linkId=DNACDFJMFS45TGLQ&creativeASIN=0812980034#customerReviews

Maya Angelou introduces Letter to My Daughter: video by Random House Books