Culture, Arts, People, Jamaica

Laura Facey: Beauty and the Beast

Laura Facey’s sculpted figures are perfectly formed, pristine in their presentation. They capture the gestures of the human body in all...

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Culture, Literature, Arts, People, Jamaica

Peter Abrahams: The View From Coyaba

In the hills above Kingston, Jamaica’s sprawling, noisy capital, live an extraordinary couple. Daphne, born in Java, is the daughter...

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Culture, Music, People, Jamaica

Riddem & Rhyme: Byron Lee

It was a bitterly cold, blustery night in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, which happens to be my home town, and also happens to be one of the coldest...

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Culture, Music, Arts, Jamaica

Clement “Sir Coxsone” Dodd: “Just working on the feel”

It started out from a little restaurant at Lawes Street and Ladd Lane, “Nanny’s Corner”, in Kingston in the ’50s: we used to play...

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Culture, People, Jamaica

Tommy Cowan: backstage king

The first time I met Tommy Cowan, I ended up in one of the Caribbean’s most notorious prisons. The year was 1976. I was in the middle of...

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Culture, Arts, Food and Cuisine, Jamaica

Cook it up

I left Trinidad early one January morning, thinking that Jamaica was the two things I most needed: it was warm, and it was 900 miles away...

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