Last Sundays to ft. Chris Malachi

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The National Gallery of Jamaica’s Last Sundays programming for January 26, 2020 will feature a musical performance by the singer Chris Malachi.

Chris Malachi is a musical artiste on a mission to impact the hearts of people through his potent lyrics, soul-stirring vocal delivery and genre-bending sounds, grounded in Jamaican culture. Malachi, a name that means “one who is charged with a message”, encapsulates his belief in the transformative power of good and honest music.

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His musical journey started at an early age when his parents noticed his ability to remember songs from church as he often learned and practiced them on the keyboard at home. This prompted them to enroll him in piano classes. As time progressed, he joined the church choir- his first platform as a vocalist and performer. He also developed an interest in poetry and songwriting through English Language and Literature classes in high school. During his time as a student of the University Of The West Indies, Chris joined several performance and musical groups, where he had the opportunity to perform many different styles of music, ranging from Jazz to Roots Reggae. These experiences gave him the tools to hone his skills as vocalist, writer, musical arranger and co-producer for much of his work.

The line “Malachi rise up fi build di nation, calling everyone from one to pension” from his debut single, All I’ve Got, speaks to his personal development and encourages his generation to be the leaders of purpose that he knows they were born to be.

On August 31, 2019, Malachi released his debut EP “The Messenger” alongside producer J.L.L.

Doors will open to the public from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. The performance will begin at 1:30 p.m. As is customary on Last Sundays, guided tours are free, but contributions to the Donations Box located in the Coffee Shop are appreciated. These donations help to fund our Last Sundays events. The National Gallery’s Gift Shop and Coffee Shop will also be open for business.

Last Sundays to ft. Nexus

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The National Gallery of Jamaica’s Last Sundays programming for December 29th, 2019 will feature the Nexus Performing Arts Company as well as a selections from the National Collection related to music, movement and forms of resistance.

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Bringing the year to a spectacular close, the award-winning Nexus Performing Arts Company is back for what has become a staple of our December Last Sundays programme for the last six years. The Nexus Performing Arts Company was formed in 2001 by Hugh Douse, Artistic Director, voice tutor, singer, actor, conductor, songwriter, and a former Director of Culture in Education. The group has a broad musical repertoire that draws on Gospel, Negro Spirituals, Semi-classical, Popular music including Reggae and show tunes, African and Classical music of the European and African traditions. Join them as they take us on a lyrical tour of the works on display filled with song, dance and theatrical performances, a truly festive way to close 2019.

The National Gallery of Jamaica will be open from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, with the Nexus performance beginning at 1:30 p.m. As per usual on Last Sundays, admission is free, but contributions to our Donations Box, located in the lobby, are appreciated. These donations help to fund exhibitions and our Last Sundays programming. The National Gallery’s Gift Shop and Coffee Shop will also be open for business.

 

Last Sundays November 24, 2019 to ft. 6 Films

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The National Gallery of Jamaica’s Last Sundays programming for November 24th will feature a film screening in association with Jamaica Film and Television Association (JAFTA).

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Flight directed by Kia Moses and Adrian McDonald and produced by Tashera Lee Johnson

As usual Last Sundays admission is free though we are inviting donations for the Bahamas Hurricane Relief in light of the severe damage that was done to parts of the archipelago during hurricane Dorian. JAFTA is a non-profit association that represents the interests of the Film & TV industry of Jamaica inclusive of marketing Jamaican productions on the international scene.

We will be screening the following 6 films:

  • Passage directed and produced by Kareem Mortimer
  • Code directed by Sarah Manley and produced by Darin Tennent
  • Origins directed by Kurt Wright and produced by Noelle Kerr
  • A Broken Appointment directed and produced by Kaleb D’Aguilar
  • Trust directed by Jason Evans and produced by Renée Cesar
  • Flight directed by Kia Moses and Adrian McDonald and produced by Tashera Lee Johnson

Doors will open to the public from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. The screening will begin at 1:30 p.m. As is customary on Last Sundays, guided tours are free, but contributions to the Donations Box located in the Coffee Shop are appreciated. These donations help to fund our Last Sundays events. The National Gallery’s Gift Shop and Coffee Shop will also be open for business.

Last Sundays October 27, 2019 to ft. MINORI

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The National Gallery of Jamaica’s Last Sundays programming for September 29th will feature a performance by MINORI and the inaugural NGJ Summer Exhibition 2019 will also be on view. This month’s staging is in association with the Institute of Jamaica’s Heritage Fest celebrations.

 

 

 

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The NGJ Summer Exhibition 2019 consists of artwork from juried and invited artists from Jamaica and the diaspora to provide an inclusive and diverse showing of contemporary Jamaican art. The exhibition explores a wide variety of themes and concepts and displays a multitude of mediums in which they take form. It is also host to a number of emerging artists that we can look forward to seeing more work from in the future.

 

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She strives to be all that she dreams‘ is the mantra of the Jamaican singer, MINORI. MINORI’s music possesses a deep power & soul, her fusion of Reggae, Hip Hop, Trip Hop, RNB and Dancehall, delivering a message of trial and triumph. Her latest single RED PILL was released early this month, the inspiration of which came from the monumental movie The Matrix, where the RED PILL represents exposure to truth beneath the lies & illusion that surrounds us.

Doors will open to the public from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. The performance by MINORI will begin at 1:30 p.m. As is customary on Last Sundays, admission and guided tours are free, but contributions to the Donations Box located in the Coffee Shop are appreciated. These donations help to fund our Last Sundays events. The National Gallery’s Gift Shop and Coffee Shop will also be open for business.

Last Sundays September 29, 2019 to ft. QUILT

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The National Gallery of Jamaica’s Last Sundays programming for September 29th will feature a performance by QUILT. The inaugural NGJ Summer Exhibition 2019 will also be on view.

The NGJ Summer Exhibition 2019 consists of artwork from juried and invited artists from Jamaica and the diaspora to provide an inclusive and diverse showing of contemporary Jamaican art. The exhibition explores a wide variety of themes and concepts and displays a multitude of mediums in which they take form. It is also host to a number of emerging artists that we can look forward to seeing more work from in the future.

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Founded by Rayon McLean, QUILT is a dynamic group of young creative artists exploring and sharing transformative theatre. An avenue for young creative artists & performers, by young creative artists & performers, QUILT was born out of a need for a fresh, new, innovative way of creating performance art- a need to do things differently. QUILT’s mission is to transform theatre. Using devised theatre as their main tool of expression and under the leadership of the 2010 Prime Minister Youth Awardee for Excellence in Arts and Culture, Mr. Rayon McLean, the group’s main focus is to provide pieces that come with a strong social message that forces you to think and reflect, feel, laugh, learn and see our way of telling stories.

Doors will open to the public from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. The performance by QUILT will begin at 1:30 p.m. As is customary on Last Sundays, admission and guided tours are free, but contributions to the Donations Box located in the Coffee Shop are appreciated. These donations help to fund our Last Sundays events. The National Gallery’s Gift Shop and Coffee Shop will also be open for business.

Last Sundays August 25, 2019 to feature Ziah Push

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The National Gallery of Jamaica’s programming for Last Sundays on August 25, 2019 will feature the recently opened National Gallery of Jamaica Summer Exhibition 2019 as well as a performance by the musical artiste Ziah Push.

The NGJ Summer Exhibition is one comprised of both juried and invited artists from Jamaica and the diaspora to provide an inclusive and diverse showing of Jamaican art. The exhibition is varied in the concepts and themes explored by the artists as well as the mediums in which they take form. It is also host to a number of emerging artists that we can look forward to seeing more work from in the future.

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Growing up in Manchester, Jamaica, Ziah had a dream in his head and a passion in his heart, and that was to be a great artiste. Music has always been his biggest curiosity. Playing multiple instruments (guitar, bass, violin and piano) allowed him to perfect his craft as a producer, working closely with legendary producer “Don Corleonie” with credits from names such as Shaggy, Nicki Minaj, Sean Paul, Protoje and Chronixx.

Ziah’s Journey has led him to take the forefront as a recording artiste because he “has something to say”. His most recent Single is entitled “Black Magic Woman” produced  by his “Face The Music” Label and released under Protoje’s “Indigg Collective” Label.

The National Gallery of Jamaica will be open from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. The performance will begin at 1:30 pm. As per usual on Last Sundays, admission is free, but contributions to our Donations Box, located in the lobby, are appreciated. These donations help to fund our in house exhibitions and our Last Sundays programming. The National Gallery’s Gift Shop and Coffee Shop will be open for business.