Tuesday, 16 February 2016

SCENE & HEARD: Highlights from One Love Music Fest + NAACP Image Awards + Grounation 2016 launch


SIGN ME UP: Feb. 7, Kingston. The talented Heather Augustyn signs a copy of her book, Don Drummond: The Genius and Tragedy of the World’s Greatest Trombonist, for Franklyn St. Juste at last Sunday’s book launch to kick-start this year’s Reggae/Black History Month Grounation series at the Institute of Jamaica, Downtown Kingston. (Photo: Institute of Jamaica)


CATCH DI RIDDIM: Feb. 7, Kingston. In addition to readings and reasonings, last Sunday’s opening leg of Grounation 2016 at the Institute of Jamaica featured lively musical performances from an ensemble including (from left) Big Youth, Barry Basil and Michael ‘Ibo’ Cooper (on keys) paying tribute to the late great trombonist Don Drummond, in whose honour this year’s series is being held. This past Sunday’s edition saw appearances by Prof. Lorna Goodison, Kwame Dawes, Raymond Mair and Mervyn Morris. (Photo: Institute of Jamaica)

GOLDEN NOTES: Feb. 5, St. James. Vocal powerhouses Marcia Griffiths and Ewan Simpson sang up a storm as they dueted on-stage at last week’s action-packed One Love Music Festival in Montego Bay, held in honour of the 71st anniversary of Bob Marley’s birth. Griffiths and Simpson shared the bill with a starry lineup that also included Tessanne Chin, NoMaddz, Akon, and many more. (Photo: Skkan Media)

POWER OF TWO: Feb. 5, United States. The ever-gorgeous Sheryl Lee Ralph and the dapper Richard Roundtree are picture-perfect as they greet photographers on the red carpet at the 47th NAACP Image Awards in San Francisco, California. Ralph, an ambassador for the upcoming Sagicor/Sigma Corporate Run, also shared lend time with Glee’s Amber Riley (inset). (Photo:Zimbio.com)

REASON TO SMILE: Feb. 4, St. James. Rose Hall Montego Bay provided the balmy setting for the recent charity gala, a companion piece to the One Love Music festival, where siblings Rohan and Cedella Marley rekindled their bond while celebrating their superdad’s legacy. (Photo: Skkan Media)






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