Dear Readers, please forgive me. Today’s weekly review will be late… and it may have to be a Monday post. We have put our house back in order after the passing of Hurricane Sandy; but now we are taking a little break. The sun pours gently into our yard; a soft breeze is blowing; and we are going to take a friend from overseas to visit the National Gallery of Jamaica, which is hosting one of its monthly Sunday openings: guided tours, live music, coffee shop, gift shop, and most of all great Jamaican art. What’s not to love?
Apart from the excellent permanent collections, there is the “World-a-Reggae” poster exhibition, which opened last month. I have seen some of the entries in this first-ever international competition, and they are very striking indeed.
If you are in Kingston, why don’t you join us? It opens from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and it will be a very pleasant Sunday experience. Oh, and by the way, it’s free of charge.
However, not all of us are so lucky. The rural and eastern areas of Jamaica have not recovered from Sandy, and it will be a while before they do. Let us spare a thought for them. We consider ourselves fortunate.
(The First International Reggae Poster Contest website)
(Jakoostik Music Ensemble website)