Arts & Leisure

Dreadlocks – A Magnet for Marginalization?

I toyed with the idea of letting my twin sons grow locks. The dreadlocks, in my view, still remains inextricably linked to the power of the Jamaican identity. Essentially, what the dreadlocks represented throughout the island’s history is what it still seeks to represent today. What has evolved, however, are the perceptions predominantly attached to …

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Stephen Marley Cops Reggae Grammy, Rhianna in the Winners Ccircle

Stephen Marley, took the 2007 Reggae Grammy Award with his Mind Control released by Tuff Gong/Ghetto Youths/Universal Republic. The official award ceremony was held Sunday night. The other nominees in the category were all reggae veterans from the 1960s: Burning Spear for The Burning Spear Experience (Burning Music Production); Lee “Scratch” Perry, The End Of …

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Herb tea, castor oil and the chamber pot – it’s back to school time!

We never looked forward to the start of any school term. In addition to the realization that “wi free paper bun”, judgment day was always that last Saturday just before school reopened, when all the joys of the holidays would evaporate into the feverish preparation of uniform and books for school, and the forbidding prospect …

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