The documentary screens at Toronto International Film Festival and Karen Bliss has reviewed it for Rolling Stone. Here is her review. Follow the link below for more. The marijuana smoke-filled opening of Reincarnated, the documentary chronicling the personal and spiritual evolution of rapper and one-time gangbanger Snoop Dogg to reggae artist and Rasta Snoop Lion quickly cuts to shots of a bonfire and singing. The context isn’t revealed until near the end of the film, which screened Friday at the Toronto International Film Festival. As Snoop’s journey to find…….
Half Way Tree in Kingston, Jamaica explodes as Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake and Warren Weir take gold, silver and bronze in the men’s 200m final at the 2012 London Olympics.
Yesterday we took a break in between shoots and headed up to Half Way Tree in Kingston, Jamaica where the men’s 200m final was being broadcast on big screens to huge crowds in the streets. We got there just in time to catch the Jamaicans finish one, two and three. The crowd was excited.
Opening with a call from the Maroon “Abeng” horn, this contemporary version of the Jamaican National Anthem showcases the beauty, people, art, athletics and cultural diversity of our island home, Jamaica.
YORK, Westmoreland — Eleven-year-old Ricardo Dove was shot dead by gunmen who invaded his home in this quiet farming community on Monday night.
A distraught Robert Dove told the Jamaica Observer yesterday that some time after 11:00 pm, he was asleep in his bedroom when he heard an explosion coming from the room occupied by Ricardo and his younger brother.
The grieving father recounted that as he called Ricardo’s name and got a faint response, there came another explosion.
He then rushed to his sons’ room where he saw the younger one standing on the bed, trembling and Ricardo’s lifeless, bloodied body sprawled on the bed beside him.
“As I tried to take my younger son off the bed I heard a barrage of gunshots outside,” he recounted.(read more here)
BEAUTY QUEEN babymama drama is hardly new to Jamaica or to the Caribbean—as Dave Rodney writes in this article for Jamaica’s Gleaner. Unmarried queens have been quietly having their babies for decades, long before the appearance of Facebook. Sometimes, the pregnancies were met with raised eyebrows and other times, nobody seemed to notice. Eventually, the dust settles and all the queens move on to lead happy and productive lives with their prosperous and talented offsprings. In the ’60s and ’70s, male politicians generally had the first pick of local beauty queens for wives, and many high-profile Jamaican politicians were beneficiaries of some of Jamaica’s most bewitching beauties. The queens back then pretty much adhered to the established social order of marriage first, then………………………
Cess Silvera, writer and director of Shottas, recently announced that Jamaican singer Mavado (whose real name is David Constantine Brooks) is on board with Shottas 2. Marley, son of reggae legend Bob Marley is slated for the role of Biggs. The film is the sequel to the 2002 urban classic Shottas, which starred Ky-Mani Marley, Carlton ‘Spragga Benz’ Grant, and Munair Zacca. According to Simone Morgan (Jamaica Observer), Shottas—the Jamaican term for gangsters—chronicles the lives of two friends who participated in organized crime in Jamaica and the United States. She writes that “the 2002 flick had a cult following long before” its 2006 U.S. debut. Last year, Mavado……………….