Welcome to the Third Newsletter

We are pleased to present our third newsletter, which comes along with the end of summer and the beginning of a new school and work year. We will host several events in fall and winter to keep you warm and inspired. For example, after months of rumors, next month the highly anticipated documentary Rasta: A Soul’s Journey will finally hit the Netherlands – twice!

Bassculture rond Volle Maan with the Pre-premiere of RasTa

On Thursday October 18, the second day of the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), Caribbean Creativity, in collaboration with Bassculture, will launch the first edition of Bassculture rond Volle Maan in Odeon. In this beautiful club in the heart of Amsterdam, we proudly present thé ADE cross-over night with Roots Reggae/Dubstep/Hip Hop/World Music, featuring live performances by Mad Professor, Jazzsteppa, Kubus and many others. In the early evening (8.30pm), we will host the exclusive Dutch pre-premiere of the documentary Rasta: A Soul’s Journey, including a live Skype Q&A with Donisha Prendergast, the granddaughter of Bob Marley, who in the film explores the roots, legacy and spread of Rastafari.

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Dutch Premiere of RasTa at Rootical Vibrations VII

If you cannot make it to Bassculture rond Volle Maan, or would like to see the film another time, or want to meet Donisha Prendergast in person, make sure to attend the exclusive Dutch premiere of Rasta: A Soul’s Journey at Rootical Vibrations on Friday the 26th of October. The evening is already the 7th edition of our succesful Rasta film event which we again host in collaboration with Each One Teach One in Amsterdam. The venue still has to be confirmed, but Donisha will almost certainly join us on this special night for a live Q&A with our audience. So stay tuned!

Hot-Hotter-Hottest Summer Edition of Yard Vibes

On Saturday August 18, during the hottest weekend of the year, we hosted our special summer edition of Yard Vibes in celebration of the London Olympics and the 50th anniversary of Jamaica’s independence. The day started out with an irie Caribbean BBQ prepared by Toko MC and Planet Rose, which filled our yard with lots and lots of happy people. The event continued with the exclusive premieres of two documentaries on the remarkable Olympic achievements of Caribbean and particularly Jamaican athletes, Built to Last (2012) and Usain Bolt: The Fastest Man Alive (2012). Eventually, everybody was drawn inside to explode on the dancehall sounds of our crew and guest sounds Selektor Depender and Herb-A-Lize It. We’d like to thank everyone who was there for this hot-hotter-hottest summer night. The next edition of Yard Vibes will be hosted on Saturday December 1, so keep the date!

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Launch of New Yard Vibes Website

We are very pleased to announce the launch of our new website for Yard Vibes. Along with a new look, we have included some features that we hope will make visiting the site a quicker, easer and more interactive experience. We hope you enjoy our new website, which will be expanded in the coming weeks, and would love to hear what you think about it. Just drop us a quick comment using the 'Contact Form' on the site!

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Photo Expo 'Celebrating Jamaica (50)' at LS74

Following the first showcase at the summer edition of Yard Vibes, the photo expo 'Celebrating Jamaica (50)' will be presented at the first exhibition of LS74 on Friday the 21th of September, 2012. LS74 is the new exhibition space of De Vrije Werkplek (The Free Workplace), a foundation facilitating creative freelancers with workplaces at Leidsestraat 74-I in Amsterdam. On September 21, LS74 will be officially opened with the first exhibition entitled 'Into the Open', where seven photographers will present their work, including the work of 
Emiel Martens, Founding Director of Caribbean Creativity. 'Celebrating Jamaica (50)' joins the celebrations of Jamaica's 50th anniversary of independence by showcasing the beauty and diversity of Jamaica and its people. The eight photographs, all printed on canvas, are taken by Martens during his travels around the island between 2006 and 2012. They depict some of the many natural and man-made landmarks across different parishes – and the way people interact with these environments.

All canvas prints are available for sale. For more details, please email.

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