Alpha Institute Partners with Lonely Whale and Ghetto Youths Foundation in a New Scholarship Initiative


Music, education, youth, environment…This partnership has so much going for it! I am excited at this news and wish Andrew Taylor every success. Here is the press release from the Alpha Institute – an institution with a tremendous history. I hope they will keep us updated on this lovely initiative. (By the way, if you … More Alpha Institute Partners with Lonely Whale and Ghetto Youths Foundation in a New Scholarship Initiative

The Windrush Stories: A Visit to the National Library of Jamaica


The story of the Windrush continues, in different ways. Or rather, should I say “stories”? Because I see the Windrush as a mosaic of many human stories – of endurance and success, determination and disappointment. There has been some more local coverage; the Sunday Gleaner’s Arts & Education section included an article by Amitabh Sharma last … More The Windrush Stories: A Visit to the National Library of Jamaica

New York’s Vissi Dance Theater To Perform in Jamaica


It’s always exciting to have visiting dance troupes, and this one has Jamaican connections. You might like to enjoy next weekend… New York-based dance company ready to rock the stage Kingston, Jamaica August 31, 2017— The New York-based Vissi Dance Theater will perform in Jamaica on September 30 and October 1, 2017. For the first … More New York’s Vissi Dance Theater To Perform in Jamaica

Music from the Long Bench


The amiable, laid-back host of Radio Jamaica’s Sunday afternoon show Palav, Gerry McDaniel, recently invited me as a guest on his program. I felt honored and happily accepted. I sat down on the “long bench” alongside Patria-Kay Aarons, the vivacious television personality, weather forecaster and entrepreneur (I would be remiss if I did not mention her … More Music from the Long Bench

And The First Color is Orange: Beyond Sixteen Days of Activism


I seem to be fixated on colors at the moment. One of those in the rainbow spectrum is orange – the color that represents the Sixteen Days of Activism following International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (except in Jamaica). I discussed earlier the dilemma of Jamaican activists – many of whom wanted … More And The First Color is Orange: Beyond Sixteen Days of Activism