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Celebrar el orgullo jamaiquino

The beginning of August is usually reserved for celebrating Jamaica Emancipation and Independence. For the last three years, this time of year is also when LGBT Jamaicans celebrate Pride. Pride is a celebration of the progress that the…

Burunbanda: Sátira política en Puerto Rico

Nacido en Escocia y criado en Londres, el fotógrafo Ivar Wigan busca abordar escenas narrativas y de retratos con una sensibilidad llena de matices a través de imágenes de momentos íntimos y sus interacciones con su entorno. En su trabajo,…

Jamaica: una cultura en transformación

It is strange and somewhat frightening how our ideas about self, society, gender relations, masculinity, politics, culture, and indeed, the world has changed over time. Recently, a colleague and I had a discussion surrounding some of the…

Desteñirse la piel

El hábito de las mujeres negras de desteñir su piel con productos cosméticos no es más que el resultado del racismo sistemático ejercido sobre sus cuerpos a lo largo de la historia

Retrospectiva del arte jamaiquino

Jamaican art has never been as experimental as that to be found in – say – Cuba, its neighboring island in the Greater Antilles. Cuban art reached out to the Modernist Movement almost as soon as it began. And Cuba has always had links to…

Jamaica: cuando el reggae va a la iglesia

It was not so long ago that dancehall gospel had its run-in with the section of the church which frowned upon the secular beats being used to transmit the Word of God. While I expect that there are still some who look askance at persons…

Todo reggae es político

El cantante jamaiquino de hip hop y reggae Kabaka Pyramid discute y defiende el caracter político de su obra y el rol de la música en su tierra natal