Sunday, 2 June 2013

ARTS BEAT: Final Year Exhibit opens at Edna Manley College + Marley's Legend gets a remix edition

Putting a fresh spin on a Marley classic 
Legend, the Bob Marley masterpiece, is getting the remix treatment. Sons Ziggy and Stephen, collaborating with top-notch producers like Jason Bentley, have decided to give their father's well-loved album some fresh new energy and modern flavour, by supplying some of their own remixes on reggae classics like "Stir It Up," "Three Little Birds" and "Redemption Song." Lee 'Scratch' Perry, meanwhile, brings his offbeat magical touch to "Punky Reggae Party." The 16-track project is scheduled for release on June 25. 

Fascinating new art from Jamaican rising stars 
The School of the Visual Arts (Edna Manley College) officially opened its Final Year Exhibition on Saturday, June 1. Among the most keenly anticipated events on the local culture calendar, the annual exhibit is known for showcasing dazzling new efforts by the nation's most promising and buzzworthy visual-art talents as they embark on solo careers. Emerging star Duery Gabbidon (above) is seated by his captivating entry titled "In Transit," which explores his continuing life story with the aid of little black and white boxes. "Each box," he explains, "represents a character of life." The free-to-the-public exhibition is on view at the college throughout this month.

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