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May

Hugh Douse

Hugh Douse attended the Mico College and later did a B.A. in Media and Communication at the University of the West Indies, Mona where he is now pursuing postgraduate work in Cultural Studies. He is an Adjunct Lecturer at the UWI in the Institute of Caribbean Studies. Hugh is a former administrator at St George’s College and Calabar. He is the former Director of…

19 May 2018
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19
May

Lesley-Ann Welsh

‘Artivist’, Culture Curator and Experience Engineer best depict Lesley-Ann’s engagement with the transformational potential of creative expression in work and life. Lesley-Ann is a founding member and current Executive Director of Manifesto Jamaica; a social enterprise whose mission is to develop and attract opportunities for young people that inspire creativity, productivity and elevated consciousness, by harnessing the talents of nation builders. Manifesto Jamaica was…

19 May 2018
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19
May

Joavan Puran

Joavan Puran better known as 'Yagga' has been involved in the growth and development of contemporary art in Jamaica for the past decade. His interests in issues relating to Jamaica's social landscape are visualized in his work, primarily focusing on te rastafari community. Joavan is a pass student of the Edna Manley College where he obtained a batchelors degree in fine art and has…

19 May 2018
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19
May

Marcus Goffe

Mr. Marcus Goffe is an Attorney-at-Law and intellectual property law consultant. Mr. Goffe’s experience spans fifteen years in several areas of law including intellectual property law, criminal law, human rights law, and entertainment and media law. Mr. Goffe holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree from the University of the West Indies, a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in Intellectual Property Law from Queen…

19 May 2018
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19
May

Masani Montague, BA (Hons), MES

Masani Montague is a playwright, director, journalist, novelist and researcher. She has written, directed and produced several radio plays, stage plays and music videos. Her plays and radio plays include: Up On Eglinton, Breakout, Soundclash, Reasoning With My Sisters, Danger To The Public and To Sheba With Love. She has directed music videos such as, Silhouette, Serious Judgement, Shoeshine, Up On Eglinton and Danger…

19 May 2018
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19
May

Kareece Lawrence

Born to parents who have an immense love for music, it’s no surprise that she too has become a lover of music; which she hails as being instrumental in her journey of becoming the True Self. Kareece has garnered a lot of experience in her 9 years in the Music industry- “I am honoured and humbled to be trodding earth in this time as Rastafari;…

19 May 2018
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19
May

Barbara Blake Hannah

Barbara Blake Hannah, who is affectionately called Mama Makeda, made history and newspaper headlines back in 1968 when she was appointed as an on-camera reporter/interviewer on the Thames Television Daily Evening Show, Today with Eamonn Andrews, making her the first black person to appear on British television screens in a capacity other than that of an entertainer. In addition, Ms. Blake Hannah has received…

19 May 2018
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01
May

Delroy Thompson

Delroy Thompson a 40 year veteran of the Local / International Reggae music industry started working as Sound Engineer for Audiofon, which was once a major sound company in Jamaica. Working with Audiofon afford him the chance to work on the sound as an engineer for international bands and entertainers. In 1975, Mr. Thompson took his sound engineerskills to help with the success of…

01 May 2018
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01
May

Kendall A. Minter

Knights of Malta, O.S.J.  | Kendall A. Minter, a native of New York and graduate and Senior Class President of Flushing High School, participated in the six year combined arts/law program at Cornell University, graduating with a B.A. in 1974, and a J.D. from Cornell Law School in 1976. Kendall is a co-founder and inaugural Executive Director of the Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers…

01 May 2018
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01
May

Ricky Trooper

Ricardo "Ricky Trooper" Johnson was born in a small town in St. Mary, Jamaica. Before he reached his teen ages, he was introduced to the world of sound system by veteran sound owner, Copey, of Coptic Hi Power Sound System, of Spanish Town, Jamaica. By the time Trooper reached his twenties he joined the legendary Kilamanjaro also known as Jaro sound system. The music…

01 May 2018
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