Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Literarture: Calabash Lit Fest gives play to Words and Music

Calabash 2016 begins on June 3, at Jakes Resort in Treasure Beach, Jamaica, and ends on June 5. This year's guests include Marlon James, Nicole Dennis-Benn, Kei Miller, Robert McCrum, Eleanor Catton, Paul Beatty, Geoff Dyer, Vladimir Lucien, Pam Mordecai, and Tishani Doshi, among others. Batson-Savage writes:
While the Calabash International Literary Festival remains at its core a literary festival, since its inception, it has had a roaring affair with music which bears fruit in many ways and often skanks its influence onto the way the programme. Over the years the festival has also delivered some memorable musical moments and with Protoje headlining Friday night’s Midnight Ravers, it is gearing up for another.
With three critically celebrated albums under his belt, Protoje is now firmly entrenched among the current Reggae elite, so much so that he now has his own protege, Sevana, who will also be performing at Midnight Ravers. Cala-Clash makes its return on Saturday night with DJs Bambino  Sparks at the controls.

- from Susumba

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