Cul­ture and Cre­ative Arts Sym­po­sium on Sun­day

Jamaica Gleaner - - INTERNATIONAL NEWS -

AS AN ex­ten­sion of the first annual One World Ska and Rock­steady Fes­ti­val, the Ja­maica Mu­sic Mu­seum – In­sti­tute of Ja­maica, in as­so­ci­a­tion with the De­part­ment of Gov­ern­ment, UWI, and the Sound & Pres­sure Foun­da­tion, will host a Cul­ture and Cre­ative Arts Sym­po­sium on Sun­day, Novem­ber 27, at the In­sti­tute of Ja­maica Lec­ture Hall, start­ing at 2:00 p.m.

The sym­po­sium will fo­cus on cul­ture and the cre­ative arts as a strat­egy for the de­vel­op­ment of Kingston and is a pre-con­fer­ence event to launch Imag­in­ing Kingston: A Con­fer­ence on the Restora­tion of Kingston.

The day be­gins with a bus trip to his­toric cul­tural sites, in­clud­ing Stu­dio One and Randy’s Record­ing Stu­dio, dance­halls from the 1950s and the world fa­mous Prince Buster Shack. Vis­i­tors are en­cour­aged to ex­pe­ri­ence free guided tours of the Ja­maica Mu­sic Mu­seum’s cur­rent ex­hi­bi­tion Cu­rat­ing Mu­sic Build­ing a National Col­lec­tion be­tween noon and 2 p.m.

The Cul­ture and Cre­ative Arts Sym­po­sium will ex­plore top­ics such as mu­se­ums, fes­ti­vals, con­certs, ar­chi­tec­ture, icon­is­ing spa­ces and de­vel­op­ment in Kingston, cul­ture and the cre­ative arts, the vis­ual arts and the de­vel­op­ment of ur­ban spa­ces, drama/street the­atre, youth en­trepreneur­ship and employment.

Di­rec­tor Brad Klein’s crit­i­cally ac­claimed award-win­ning doc­u­men­tary Le­gends of Ska will close the sym­po­sium.

Han­del and Horn present Uppa Level at Vinny Samp­son place, Cheap­side, St El­iz­a­beth. Fea­tur­ing En­ergy Zone.

Stop the Violence Mu­sic Fes­ti­val is at Bour­bon Beach, Ne­gril. Fea­tur­ing Cul­ture, Ras Zacharri, Aba­jonai Kushites, Fi­lantro lavah, Lexi, Clas­sic B, Chicken Hawk, Larry Smoove. Speak­ing out against violence, and pro­mot­ing ed­u­ca­tion.

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