Culture and Creative Arts Symposium on Sunday
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.
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