Jamaica Blog Awards – Round 2!

posted on January 4th, 2011 by in Jamaican Style, Photography

© Peter Dean Rickards
© Peter Dean Rickards

Round two of the Jamaica Blog Awards is on and we are happy to see that our Kingstonstyle friends are standing strong with chances to win three titles. Keep those votes coming:

Vote for Kingstonstyle as Best Beauty & Fashion Blog!

Vote for Kingstonstyle as Best Photographic / Art Blog!

Vote for »The Art & Detail of Jamaican Fashion« by Kingstonstyle as Top Blog Post for 2010!

Alessandro Zuek Simonetti: »Small Kings«

posted on December 16th, 2010 by in Audio, Jamaican Style, Photography

Alessandro Zuek Simonetti: Small Kings
© Alessandro Zuek Simonetti

In the current edition of his Ghetto Palms column, Eddie Stats not only leaks a nice Max Glazer remix of Rihanna’s »What’s my name« featuring Vybz Kartel and Ricky Blaze but also made me aware of a book which would have probably made it on my Top 5 Reggae books for Christmas list had I known about it when I wrote it down – Alessandro Zuek Simonetti’s »Small Kings«:

Small Kings is a selection of black and white images taken at Passa Passa, one of the most famous street parties in Jamaica, a couple of months before the conflicts which brought the ghetto of Tivoli Gardens on the fist pages of newspapers all over the world. The book includes a text by Anicee Gaddis. (via Automatic Books)

The 72-pages book can be ordered directly via the publishing house for 10 Euros.

For more Passa Passa pictures, check Kingstonstyle and GABE.

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Download Ghetto Palms #124 »Space Heater Blend«

Out soon: FIRST – A Jamaican Magazine by GABE

posted on December 8th, 2010 by in GABE, Photography, SEEN

FIRST – A Jamaican Magazine by GABE

SEEN art director GABE prepared something special for you: He will release his diploma work FIRST – A Jamaican Magazine in a uber-limited edition of 10 pieces hand-signed by the artist. It will be available in the SEEN online shop very soon.

Here are some more details:
+ 150 pages
+ premium quality print
+ soft cover
+ editorial design and illustrations by GABE Holzner
+ photographs by GABE Holzner and Peter Dean Rickards
+ word by Jarmilla Jackson, Tobias Huber and Peter Dean Rickards
+ 39.90 EUR plus shipping

    Keep checking back to the shop to not miss the launch. Pre-orders can be placed via email to shop[at]seen-site.com. Gone when gone. First come FIRST, served.

    Bruno Mars & Jr. Gong »Liquor Store Blues«

    posted on December 7th, 2010 by in Free Download, Jamaican Artists, Photography

    © Peter Dean Rickards
    © Peter Dean Rickards

    Even though I do not know how this Beatnick edit of Bruno Mars’ and Damian Marley’s »Liquor Store Blues« differs from the original version I posted back in September and despite the fact that every other Bruno Mars track I have heard so far was as whack as it gets, I am happy to have found a working download link for »Liquor Store Blues« over at Chromemusic. Especially as Peter Dean Rickards posted some nice shots from Junior Gong’s and Nas’ Distant Relatives show in Trinidad this week – which come handy for this post.

    Definitely one of my top 10 reggae tunes this year.

    Download Bruno Mars & Damian Marley »Liquor Store Blues« (Beatnick edit)

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    Show & Tell presents: 10 Years in the Afflicted Yard

    posted on December 1st, 2010 by in Event, Jamaican Artists, Photography

    Show & Tell 12: The Afflicted Yard

    If you are lucky enough to not be stuck at a German airport due to heavy snow fall but find yourself in Trinidad and Tobago right now, we heavily recommend to visit »Show & Tell 12« at studiofilmclub tomorrow night.

    The final installment of the Show & Tell event series this year will see

    a decade of Jamaican cultural documentation through digital, photography, music, video, and writing

    by our friend Peter Dean Rickards. Rickards will be showing his work in Laventille near Port of Spain.

    Find more information on the event over at Ross Sheil’s blog and RSVP via Facebook.

    PS: Don’t leave Trinidad after the event but make sure to go see Damian Marley and Nas performing at the Hasley Crawford Stadium two days later. The latter might even wear one of our shirts…