Just a reminder that 18 Degrees North will return this Sunday, February 18 at 9 p.m. on TVJ. Check out a preview here.
Damian Marley and Bruno Mars. Enjoy!
Having a toddler means lots of exploring. Which means I see a lot of things that I wouldn’t normally notice. The lizards dashing around. Butterflies flitting about. Flowers, seeds, rocks. All are fascinating. It teaches you to slow down and appreciate the moment, and to learn all over again. And is there anything better than watching a beautiful little girl shriek with delight as she chases a butterfly around?
The Jamaicans arguably had the best entrance for the Olympic Opening Ceremonies in South Korea last week. So joyful and of course, they can dance. Check it out here.
18 Degrees North’s third season will return on Feb. 18 at 9pm on TVJ. Check out the promo here. I worked on the debut episode with several colleagues. It is an analysis of dancehall artist Vybz Kartel and the propriety of him benefitting from his music catalogue while imprisoned. It is an excellent episode, if I do say so myself.
Sting and Shaggy are releasing an a album together. Their first video, filmed in Kingston, is in this article.
A BBC Radio 1 piece on how Jamaican music has given a voice to resistance. There are some really great interview subjects. Check it out here.
A nice, refreshingly honest review from an Irishman who stayed in Kingston- from the Irish Times.
It seems the synchronized swimming team based in Kingston is no more. However, a new team materialized in Port Antonio. And they are doing quite well, despite financial challenges. I hope they become the first team to make the Olympics. Check out the story here.
This brings me back to all those hours in the pool. All that training, all that chlorine and the bonds with your teammates- almost no words were necessary. Not to mention the fact that we could swim two lengths underwater and balance upside down. I can still do it all, if I try hard enough and if I don’t worry about technique.