A few months back I wrote about the most amazing summer trip my family and I made to the island of Montserrat. The island is Antigua’s neighbour and so we took a literal hop across on the boat to spend time. The island is dominated by one of the world’s most monitored volcanoes and has a unique and interesting history shaped by that very feature. This post was commissioned by Bankra Travel and is featured on their website. I’ve decided to share it here as well with a more extensive Photo-reel.
Nottinghill Carnival 2019 is 8 months away and United Colours of Mas have already launched their costumes. Kaleidoscope is the theme of the presentation and the colours, gems, and feathers give you that mesmerizing feel. I’m going to walk you through the launch event and show you the costumes carefully crafted by UCOM.
It has been sometime since I sat and a wrote a post that was not linked with a project. My Blog has been filled with conversations with creatives and experiences in Mas Bands and I have had little time to sit down and discuss the things going through my head. A Food for thought and a discussion with you my readers has been long overdue. This topic is controversial and my words may not sit well with some. However, I am not here to foster contention but dialogue. I too am confused due to my own personal reality by what I write. I have no answers just thoughts and I am just sharing it all with you.
“The quality of light by which we scrutinize our lives has direct bearing upon the product which we live, and upon the changes which we hope to bring about through those lives. It is within this light that we form those ideas by which we pursue our magic and make it realized” - Audre Lorde, Poetry Is Not a Luxury
In conversation with Kimarne who is a musician pushing to make his mark on the industry. He creates and his music is an extension of himself. He is a passionate creative and this is a look into his thought process and inspiration. This is what it is Being Creative While Black.
This is the fourth interview in this series. This is an exploration of the struggles of the Black Creative in a space where making a living from art is uncommon. This is a showcase of the creative talent that exists around us.