All About Attitude
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The new documentary explores the Puerto Rican trans world with amazing wit and grace, Max McCormack writes in this review for Out.com. Here’s an excerpt, with a link to the original report and a film preview below.Gender identity is not something filmmakers Antonio Santini and Dan Sickles struggle with on a daily basis. However, the fight for the right to define oneself despite nature captivated the young artists enough to take them on a three-year journey to shed a much-needed light on the transgender community in Puerto Rico. What came out of this experience was Mala Mala, a documentary film premiering at Tribeca Film Festival this week.
Santini and Sickles met at a party during their days at New York University. One thing led to another and they found…[Full article HERE]
April 19, 2014

All About Attitude

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The new documentary explores the Puerto Rican trans world with amazing wit and grace, Max McCormack writes in this review for Out.com. Here’s an excerpt, with a link to the original report and a film preview below.
Gender identity is not something filmmakers Antonio Santini and Dan Sickles struggle with on a daily basis. However, the fight for the right to define oneself despite nature captivated the young artists enough to take them on a three-year journey to shed a much-needed light on the transgender community in Puerto Rico. What came out of this experience was Mala Mala, a documentary film premiering at Tribeca Film Festival this week.

Santini and Sickles met at a party during their days at New York University. One thing led to another and they found…[Full article HERE]

Jamaicans will soon have to pay tax on bank withdrawals!
A line-up of some of the Caribbean’s top poets will share the stage at The Living Word, one of the highlight events at the 2014 NGC Bocas Lit Fest. 
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Iconic UK-based Jamaican poet Linton Kwesi Johnson, known for his fiery lyrics and forceful politics, will headline the performance, joined by fellow Jamaicans Lorna Goodison, Mervyn Morris, and Kwame Dawes, alongside Trinidadians Anthony Joseph, Vahni Capildeo, and Lauren Alleyne, St Lucian Vladimir Lucien, and Malika Booker, whose roots are in Grenada and Guyana.
The evening performance, on Friday 25 April at the backyard performance space Bohemia in Woodbrook, is “a celebration of the Caribbean’s poetry and performance traditions,” according to festival organisers, and pays tribute to the late Jamaican dub poet Mikey Smith in the year of his 60th birthday.
The event, which also includes a performance by Freetown Collective, is free and open to the public, like all performances and readings at the NGC Bocas Lit Fest. All the participating poets will also appear elsewhere in the festival programme, reading from and talking about their work.
Linton Kwesi Johnson is the chief judge for the 2014 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, sponsored by One Caribbean Media. The winner will be announced during the festival. http://www.bocaslitfest.com for more information.

THE LIVING WORD
Friday April 25, 2014
8 p.m.
Bohemia, 33 Murray Street, Woodbrook
April 19, 2014

A line-up of some of the Caribbean’s top poets will share the stage at The Living Word, one of the highlight events at the 2014 NGC Bocas Lit Fest. 

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Iconic UK-based Jamaican poet Linton Kwesi Johnson, known for his fiery lyrics and forceful politics, will headline the performance, joined by fellow Jamaicans Lorna Goodison, Mervyn Morris, and Kwame Dawes, alongside Trinidadians Anthony Joseph, Vahni Capildeo, and Lauren Alleyne, St Lucian Vladimir Lucien, and Malika Booker, whose roots are in Grenada and Guyana.

The evening performance, on Friday 25 April at the backyard performance space Bohemia in Woodbrook, is “a celebration of the Caribbean’s poetry and performance traditions,” according to festival organisers, and pays tribute to the late Jamaican dub poet Mikey Smith in the year of his 60th birthday.

The event, which also includes a performance by Freetown Collective, is free and open to the public, like all performances and readings at the NGC Bocas Lit Fest. All the participating poets will also appear elsewhere in the festival programme, reading from and talking about their work.

Linton Kwesi Johnson is the chief judge for the 2014 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, sponsored by One Caribbean Media. The winner will be announced during the festival. http://www.bocaslitfest.com for more information.

THE LIVING WORD

Friday April 25, 2014

8 p.m.

Bohemia, 33 Murray Street, Woodbrook

April 18, 2014

Vybz Kartel Night of Killing Lizard Video Exposed (RAW)

Armando Peraza, flamboyant Cuban bongo drummer, has died
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A self-taught musician, Armando Peraza performed with jazz artists like Dave Brubeck and George Shearing, and spent two decades with Carlos Santana, David Colker reports in this obituary for The Los Angeles Times. Follow the link below for the original report.
Cuban-born drummer Armando Peraza, a self-taught musician who transformed himself from a homeless orphan in Havana to a world-recognized bongo and conga expert who performed with Carlos Santana for nearly two decades, died Monday in a South San Francisco hospital.
The cause was pneumonia, said his wife, Josephine Peraza. Peraza had also battled diabetes for many years.
Officially, Peraza was 89, but he admitted that he made up a birth date to give to authorities when he came to the…..[Full article HERE]
April 18, 2014

Armando Peraza, flamboyant Cuban bongo drummer, has died

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A self-taught musician, Armando Peraza performed with jazz artists like Dave Brubeck and George Shearing, and spent two decades with Carlos Santana, David Colker reports in this obituary for The Los Angeles Times. Follow the link below for the original report.

Cuban-born drummer Armando Peraza, a self-taught musician who transformed himself from a homeless orphan in Havana to a world-recognized bongo and conga expert who performed with Carlos Santana for nearly two decades, died Monday in a South San Francisco hospital.

The cause was pneumonia, said his wife, Josephine Peraza. Peraza had also battled diabetes for many years.

Officially, Peraza was 89, but he admitted that he made up a birth date to give to authorities when he came to the…..[Full article HERE]

Invitation to book launch: Love for an Island by Phyllis Shand Allfrey
April 17, 2014

Invitation to book launch: Love for an Island by Phyllis Shand Allfrey

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April 15, 2014

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April 13, 2014

THIS is JAMAICA be PROUD

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BBC Radio 1Xtra - Robbo meets Alkaline
April 11, 2014

BBC Radio 1Xtra - Robbo meets Alkaline

Sad News For Jamaica
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Former world 100m record holder Asafa Powell is banned for 18 months for doping http://bbc.in/R65byt.The Jamaican sprinter, 31, was sanctioned by the Jamaican Anti-doping Disciplinary panel for taking the banned stimulant oxilofrine at last year’s national championships.
April 10, 2014

Sad News For Jamaica

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Former world 100m record holder Asafa Powell is banned for 18 months for doping http://bbc.in/R65byt.

The Jamaican sprinter, 31, was sanctioned by the Jamaican Anti-doping Disciplinary panel for taking the banned stimulant oxilofrine at last year’s national championships.
April 8, 2014

RUDE SEXIST VULGAR BUT REALLY FUNNY 18+

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Whenever we feel down we watch this….

Vybz Kartel: “I Will Not Be Recording Music In Prison”

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The debate over whether or not Vybz Kartel will be recording new music in prison is over.
Lawyers representing the dancehall star says he has no intentions of recording behind bars after carefully evaluating the proposals.

“He has no intention of recording while in custody,” Kartel’s lead attorney Tom Tavares-Finson said after the deejay was sentenced to life imprisonment last Thursday.

Tavares-Finson came to the conclusion after receiving a letter from the judge inquiring about whether or not Kartel should be allowed to make music in prison.

“That is the most ridiculous proposition I have ever heard that he [Kartel] should be given authority to record while in custody,” Tavares-Finson added. “The person was not convicted to do music, he was convicted to do hard labour.”



A rep for the former Portmore Empire head also told Urban Islandz that Kartel says he will not be recording new music in prison given the harsh treatment from the system.

“After the system finish tearing you down then they want to use you, so no Addi [Vybz Kartel] will not be recording new music to make more money for the system to tear down ghetto youths,” the rep told us.

Vybz Kartel, real name Adidja Palmer, Shawn “Storm” Campbell, Andre St John, and Kahira Jones were all given life sentences by a High Court judge on April 3, 2014.
Vybz Kartel will be eligible for parole in 35 years when he is 73 years old.
The four men were convicted of the August 16, 2011 murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams, who cops say was killed over two missing guns belonging to Vybz Kartel.
Williams body has yet to be found.
April 7, 2014

Vybz Kartel: “I Will Not Be Recording Music In Prison”

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The debate over whether or not Vybz Kartel will be recording new music in prison is over.

Lawyers representing the dancehall star says he has no intentions of recording behind bars after carefully evaluating the proposals.

“He has no intention of recording while in custody,” Kartel’s lead attorney Tom Tavares-Finson said after the deejay was sentenced to life imprisonment last Thursday.

Tavares-Finson came to the conclusion after receiving a letter from the judge inquiring about whether or not Kartel should be allowed to make music in prison.

“That is the most ridiculous proposition I have ever heard that he [Kartel] should be given authority to record while in custody,” Tavares-Finson added. “The person was not convicted to do music, he was convicted to do hard labour.”

A rep for the former Portmore Empire head also told Urban Islandz that Kartel says he will not be recording new music in prison given the harsh treatment from the system.

“After the system finish tearing you down then they want to use you, so no Addi [Vybz Kartel] will not be recording new music to make more money for the system to tear down ghetto youths,” the rep told us.

Vybz Kartel, real name Adidja Palmer, Shawn “Storm” Campbell, Andre St John, and Kahira Jones were all given life sentences by a High Court judge on April 3, 2014.

Vybz Kartel will be eligible for parole in 35 years when he is 73 years old.

The four men were convicted of the August 16, 2011 murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams, who cops say was killed over two missing guns belonging to Vybz Kartel.

Williams body has yet to be found.

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April 5, 2014

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