KOTE Schedule and What to do on Sunday 24 June 2012

The KOTE schedule is now out. Please see schedule below or you can download a printable copy from their website.

FRI22

9pm / KOTE2012 IDENTITY: THE OPENED I OPENING NIGHT  
Redbones – 1 Argyle Rd. – www.redbonesbluescafe.com
Contribution: $1000
 
Gallery Opening 7pm (free) Runs through June 30, 2012
BODY SOUL CONSCIOUS: An exhibition of old and new paintings by CHANDIS
Born in England and raised in Jamaica, Chandis is both a visual (painting) and performing (poet) artist
 
9pm – 11pm Main Stage: On the celebration of his father’s birthday,Addis Pablo pays tribute to Augustus Pablo and Rastafari through the captivating vibrations of the melodica. Roots Reggae & Dub….Blowing with the Wind…East of the River Nile.
Suzanne Couch is a talented pianist & one of the most alluring and beautiful voices in Jamaica! Journey with her on a special tribute to Ska, Jazz, Rocksteady and Reggae……Fu Manchu!
 
 
11:00pm – midnight / Dunhill Lounge Papiumba Band:  The musical duo of M’Bala & Papi creating organic sounds amongst Bonsai Trees grown by Kynan Cooke & Michael Woods
 
Visual Art: Inansi presents JaM-RoCKerS a collection of diverse people on diverse stones and OUTTA MANY ONE: Portraits painted on river stones – limited prints available on acid-free paper with archival inks & matted.
 
Tree of Life: Work by Charl Baker
 
Garden: JBW X: fine art photography club explores identity through the images of the Jamaican people and landscape
 
 

SAT23

11am – 1pm / ROSE TOWN POTTERS OPEN HOUSE
1 Raphael Avenue – www.facebook.com/#!/JamrockPotters
(Directional signs posted from Balmoral Ave & Half Way Tree Rd. intersection)
Rosehall Artisans Project is a collaborative community based effort with The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts (London) and Rosehall Developments.  Digging clay from local soils & firing pots in handmade kilns, traditional shapes of traditional cooking pots and tableware are rediscovered.
 

3pm – 6pm / SHOUT’ AND 4PLAY
Studio 174 – 174 Harbour St. (Harbour & West St.) – www.facebook.com/Studio174
SHOUT is a collection of new works by Jamaican emerging artists – Alicia Brown, Leasho Johnson, Monique Lofters,  Kristina Rowe, practicing Audrey Lynch & more …..
 
4PLAY 
features the SO((U))L collective DJs Lioness, Kwashe, Iset and Afifa in an experimental sonic presentation alongside Dub poet Steppa

 
 
SUN24

11am – 1pm / RE-OPENING OF KAPO GALLERY
National Gallery – 21 Ocean Blvd.- www.natgalja.org.jm
The National Gallery showcases their collection of Mallica “Kapo” Reynolds’ work, reinstalled as part of the reorganization of their permanent collection which was started in 2007. Reynolds is one of Jamaica’s best known Intuitive artists and was a Zion Revivalist leader. Free guided tours
 

1pm – 4pm / COPYRIGHT LAWS & THE CREATIVE ARTS
National Gallery – 21 Ocean Blvd.- www.natgalja.org.jm
Visual & Performing Arts Jamaica (VPAJ) and KOTE present this open discussion with an overall aim to illustrate / debate / explore / critique the current copyright system. Accompanied by film clips and small scale live musical performances, this will be the launch of a series of IP-Focused events.  
 
Invited participants include Veerle Poupeye (ED, National Gallery), Herbie Miller (Director/Curator IOJ’s Jamaica Music Museum, Chris Muir (UWI Mona Information Technology Services), Joan Webley (Manager of Copyright & Related Rights Directorate), Christopher Edmonds (Owner of Zincbeats, a music and media distribution and publishing company); Bruce Hart (Independent Film Maker), Seretse Small (Music artist and professional) and you. 
 
 
12pm – 1pm / AMEN BOOK LAUNCH 
St Andrew Scot’s Kirk Church – 3a Duke St, entrance on Mark’s Lane
A reading from the coffee table book AMEN, by author Jackie Young and a guided tour of the building which is the principal Presbyterian Church in the island.  It was rebuilt after the 1907 earthquake on the foundations of the original building.
 
This Coffee Table Book strikes at the core of Jamaica’s church history. The houses of God featured in AMEN represent denominations that were present on the island prior to the ending of slavery. 112 churches and one synagogue are included.
 
 
5pm – 7pm / MUSIC IS SACRED
Shaare Shalom Synagogue / 92 Duke Street (Entrance on John’s Lane). – www.ucija.org
Live music performance by legendary Jamaican musicians Earl “Chinna” Smith, Kiddus I and Cedric Myton, along with young talents Jah9, Jahmiela & Inna de Yard- Bringing the music and spirituality of Rastafari to this beautiful and holy place, the only Jewish house of worship in the island.
 
 
 
MON25

7:30pm – 10pm / SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 
Redbones – 1 Argyle Road – www.redbonesbluescafe.com
Contribution: $500
Especially for KOTE, local movie enthusiast David Morrison hosts and curates a night of Jamaican short films all under 15 minutes in duration. Come be part of the groundswell lifting local moviemaking upward into the future!

 
Featuring films by Storm Saulter, Peter Dean Rickards and others; including the award winning film Red Amber and Green by Christopher Byfield.
 
 

 

                                                                                                                                
TUE26

6m – 8pm / SON OF A CHAMPION 
Mutual Gallery – 2 Oxford Rd – www.mutualgallery.com
Show will be up for 4 weeks
Winner of the 2011 Super Plus Under 40 Artist of the Year, O’Neal Lawrence, exhibits his latest work, exploring his relationship with his father.
 

8.30pm / PIECES OF JAMAICA & TURNING POINT
Bolivar Gallery / 1D Grove Road – www.bolivarjamaica.com
David Muir’s “Pieces of Jamaica” collection captures the candid beauty of the Jamaican people and our rich and diverse landscape. This collection captures rustic reality and spirited humanity along with true beauty in things others might consider mundane.
 
Maxine Gibson, an accomplished Jamaican artist and architect, presents “Turning Point”, featuring paintings from her Blue Mountain collection, a tribute to Marcus Garvey among other work, as well as assemblages “Gambler’s Choice” and “Inner City”
 
Musical Performance by Jason Worton

 
WED27 

7:30pm / PECHA KUCHA 20X20 
Grosvenor Gallery – 1 Grosvenor Terrace
Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of “chit chat” Pecha Kucha Night was devised in Tokyo as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. It has turned into a massive celebration, with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world, inspiring creatives worldwide.
 
The Night rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds.
 
Featuring: David I Muir, Colin Porter, Charl Baker, Ingrid Riley, Cole’ Brown, Dana Baugh, Kamaal Manboard, Safi Harriet, Margaret Stanley, The 4th World and more
 
Presentations start at 8:20pm sharp

Food and drinks will be on sale at Grosvenor’s new café Roy Christopher’s
 
 
 

THU28

5pm – 8pm / A BRICOLAGE OF IDENTITIES 
Olympia Gallery – 202 Old Hope Road
Featuring the works of 4 Jamaican Visual Artists: Carol Crichton, Mortimer McPherson, Gisele Gardner and Garfield Morgan
 
Musical Performance by Ramsay
 
 

9:30pm / OPEN JAM SESSION 
Tony’s Bar – 5 Chelsea Ave. (Behind Chelsea Hotel) 
Free form live musical performances, DJ Gabre spinning after

 
 
 

FRI29

5pm – 8pm / ART MARKET 
Décor VIII Gallery – the courtyard at 8 Hillcrest Ave – www.facebook.com/decorVIII
Visual Art exhibition and outdoor Art Market, featuring 10 or more local artists 
Musical Performances by Phillip Supersad & Poetry Performance by Faith D’Aguilar
 
 

9pm / MUSIC EVOLUTION
Redbones – 1 Argyle Road- www.redbonesbluescafe.com
Contribution: $1000
 
Gallery: BODY. SOUL. CONSCIOUS.
 
Visual Art: Mark Harrison, Ingrid Coke & Inasi
 
Musical Performance: 
Three distinct sets mapping the musical genome, from live instrumentation to electronic technology 
Robot Taxi: Live Performance
Conversation Piece: Improvisation between DJ Sawandi & Omar Francis, Jason Worton, Vernon Dacosta, Kiddus I, Steven Newland and more!
Deep Cover 12: The convergence of DJs Pieter Barrow, Kwame Fredricks & Charles Lazarus spinning the best in Deep House music.
 
 

Garden: LA Lewis, Almost Famous
Famed DJ and “Conceptional” artist LA LEWIS will be presenting his first public exhibit. The installation will feature several objects that LA has created and some items that he has ‘actually touched’.
http://lalewis.com/almostfamous
 
 

 

SAT30
 
11am – 3pm / EXHIBITION 2012
Bank of Jamaica Auditorium – Nethersole Place
The Association of Jamaican Potters annual exhibition
 

1pm – 3pm / RED RUBBERBAND MURAL
Location to be listed on Website and Facebook
A KOTE favorite led by Allison Perkins. Join us in bringing some beauty to the city. Some brushes, acrylic, oil, spray paints & reducer will be provided. However if you would like to contribute supplies to the whole, it would be greatly appreciated.
Location will be blasted on our mailer and Facebook Page
 

 
5pm – 7pm / NO PLACE LIKE HOME

Artist Open House – Old Stony Hill Road
Welcome to ‘Wilmar’, the house of Artist Olivia McGilchrist’s late grand-father’s house, lingering with traces of a Jamaican heritage which she’s struggling to make her own. Three distinct moments from the 1980’s to 2011 will be portrayed as video installations throughout the house.
 
This work follows on from an ongoing body of work entitled ‘my dear daddy’, which was previously exhibited at the Edna Manley College’s CAG[e] Gallery last April.
  

7pm – 1am / “I SPOKE A DAY TOO LATE” NOW “I SING PROTEST MUSIC”
Artist Open House – 27 Gibson Road (off Stony Hill Road)
Who is Vanessa Kirkland? Who is Kavaun Shue? Five murdered Jamaicans come back to share their lives with us through performance, art and music…
 
This programme is an ongoing collaborative effort between SISTREN THEATRE COLLECTIVE and SO((U))L to use art to create a platform for social justice activism.
 
Host: Afifa
Guest Performance: D’bi (Jamaican-Canadian dub poet, monodramatist, and educator)
 
Music and dancing to follow
 
No sure about what you should be doing on Sunday? Here is my suggestion. Go to the National Gallery for their Sunday opening  then head to Kingston Kitchen at Hope Gardens.
 
Art and Food, what else do you need?
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