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A B….. Named Sandy

One of our own here at Island Stage, Maliika Walker lives in the Tri-State area. We are so happy that she is safe after the devastating blow from Superstorm Sandy last week. We asked Maliika to give us her perspective on the storm, the frame of mind people are in on the East coast and…
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November 5, 2012
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Mustapha Ahmed Art

Meet Mustapha Mohammed! This brilliant artist from Ghana caught the attention of Island Stage and we want to share his work with you!! Note that Mustapha is open for portrait commissions from now through the end of December.. Hi Mustapha!! Tell us about you!! My name is Mustapha Mohammed. I was born and raised in…
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October 16, 2012
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‘Jamakka’ Art!!

Greetings All! My name is Jamakka (Colleen) Wilkins. I am a novice artist self-taught. My artwork reflects the diversities of people.I mostly use colored chalks and colored pencils. I have lived in the pacific northwest as well as Colorado, Japan, Texas and now California. I am married to a wonderful man (JC) and have two…
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October 10, 2012
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Stephen Marley @ Irving Plaza, New York City, NY on September 18, 2012

Photos & article by Maliika Walker The NY Tri-State area forecasted possible tornadoes on September 18, 2012, but that didn’t keep concert goers from attending the Stephen Marley performance at Irving Plaza in NYC. The show was kicked off by the legendary Spragga Benz. Spragga torched the stage by firing up the audience with a…
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October 10, 2012
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Ky-Mani Marley Takes NYC

Written by Maliika Walker A blazing hot day in NYC set the mood for a pair of scorching hot performances from Ky-Mani Marley on Thursday, June 21, 2012. Ky-Mani treated fans to two shows in the NYC area that special day, a perfect way to end his four year hiatus. He made a few appearances…
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July 11, 2012
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Important Dates in JamRock History

1492 The island was discovered by Europeans when Christopher Columbus landed in the New World. 1509 The Spanish claim the Island. Many of the indigenous Arawak community dies off from exposure to European diseases. 1655 Jamaica is seized by the British. 1670 Treaty of Madrid: Jamaica formally handed over to the British by the Spanish.…
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June 6, 2012