Gungo Walk World Alternative Music and Arts Festival is BACK!

guango_walk_flyerSaturday,August 24 the Edna Manley College campus will be home once again for the eclectic explosion of Music, Art, Dance, Poetry, Food, Film and so much more.
This one day festival will have performances from Sky Grass, Stephanie, Mystikal Revolution, Charmaine Limonious, Robot Taxi, Ashe, Janine Jkuhl, Tableaux, Earthcry, Tribe Sankofa, Sons Of Liberty and more on its three stages.
The signature event “Armchair Rebelution” will have performances from Michael Sean Harris,

Authentic Jamaican Design Competition

Competition-Poster-fina3lJamaican residents  create an original design of a craft item that demonstrates originality, creativity, potential for production and income.
Alongside the Creative Industries Conference (November 2013), the Jamaica Intellectual Property Office in association with the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment, is hosting a Design Competition aimed at participants in the craft industry. This competition will not only foster creativity but will focus on the linkage between intellectual property protection and the industries’ business structure and practices.

EMCVPA Rex Nettleford Arts Conference set for October 16-18, 2013

emcrexbannerWeb2MARK YOUR CALENDARS…Save the date! The Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing will host its Second International Conference under the theme “The Creative Industries: Sustainability and Social Transformation”, Save The Dates for October, 16-18, 2013.

The importance of the creativity industry in the context of sustainability and social transformation in the 21st century cannot be overemphasized. More than ever before, during this period of economic turmoil there is increasing recognition that a large proportion of the new economy will depend on how well leaders succeed in supporting and unlocking people’s creative energies and capacity.

Glasstone Project

GlassstonesA20130118RMRicardoMakynGleanerEight young people were recently trained in the art of jewellery-making at the Edna Manley School of the Visual and Performing Arts. These talented youngsters have not only designed and created unique pieces, but have already had their first order of items filled to be sold in gift shops across the island.

The Glasstone Project, as it is called, was initially developed by the United Kingdom-based Travel Foundation, a charity whose focus is on the sustainability of travel and tourism.

‘Ruined’ tells a fantastic story

ruined-apr-2012Marcia Rowe, Jamaica Gleaner Writer
There were a number of cathartic moments in the production Ruined. Playwright Lynn Nottage’s story of the devastating effect of the civil war in The Democratic Republic of Congo on the country’s women was not lost.

Director Eugene Williams and his cast, comprising a guest performer, graduate performers and students, joined forces to give a memorable presentation of the Congolese play.

Without notice, the Dennis Scott Studio Theatre’s stage went black.

School of Music 50th Anniversary Faculty Jazz Recital

somfaccon-apr-2012Like highly skilled chefs that have mastered the kitchen, the highly experienced Faculty of the Edna Manley College School of Music whipped up savoury jazz dishes at the recently held School of Music 50th Anniversary Faculty Jazz Recital. The College’s Vera Moody Concert Hall was packed as jazz enthusiasts flocked to relish the performances by lecturers such as Maurice Gordon, Michael “Ibo” Cooper, Samuele Vivian, Peter Ashbourne, Jon Williams, Orville Hammond and June Lawson.  It was time and money well spent on a beautiful Saturday evening,