Today, we’re looking out for those who aren’t always on top of their game. Many creatives, despite our works, some days we lack that motivation to keep on pushing. I want to share with you a jump start from an upcoming Artist by the name of Kvlar. Titled “It’s YOURS“, the Artist urges listeners to use the lyrics as a part of a conversation you need to have with yourself. “Sometimes, life can be so hard. It’s like everything’s coming at you fast, doubts and negative feelings find a home in your mind. This song came to me at a very dark period in my life. I look at this song now, as a needed conversation to have with yourself,” shared the Singer. For those that need a boost, Kvlar provides it here. A song that is quickly becoming our favourite for the month, we encourage you to share it with a creative (See ways you can share it below). Check out the track below!
Update 1: “Endz Off” postponed until further notice!
The ability to create is such a beautiful thing, and the Island of Jamaica boasts a plethora of Creatives that help to elevate the Culture in Music, Fashion, Literature, and Art. Unfortunately, not many Creatives are being recognized as physical platforms for them to display their work are in short supply. Enter Kamoey Ng-You a.k.a. “GyalKapone“, a fellow Creative who hopes to make a change and start something new with her Creative Mixer event called, “Endz Off“! With a September 30th date and being held at Chaser’s Cafe (5 Belmont Rd., Kingston), Ng-You invites DJs, Writers, Musicians, Artists, Photographers, and Designers to attend and display their works of art to a new audience which can in turn create Business opportunities, make new connections, and growth in their careers.
When asked the reason for the event, Ng-You said, “I want to give all mediums a chance to just be comfortable in a non-competitive environment, because for young Artists in this Country, everything is a “Fight to the top”. While some competition is healthy, it’s not always the best because a lot of us suffer from issues that our Art gives us refuge from“. While the Event is free to attend and Creatives showcase their works for free, Ng-You hopes to get the attention and assistance of Corporate Jamaica, and encourages attendees to support by purchasing pieces from a Creative. “I’m trying to invite as much people to participate as possible, even if I have to pay for their work to be printed and mounted out of pocket because people need fi buss, and I’ll be damned if I don’t make that happen because I know I wish someone would help me” she added.
Creatives participating in the Mixer are requested to bring a copy of their favourite piece of work that they’re willing to part with as a giveaway session may arise during the event. “I want everyone to leave with someone else’s favorite artwork because that energy and positivity is channeled to others. Sharing the things that make you happy with someone else is one of the greatest things you could ever do and I want to promote that movement. I want everyone to have a smile on their face at the end of the day” said an exuberant Ng-You. She closed by saying, “It’s not about money, it’s not about hype, it’s not about a bagga chatting. It’s about giving everybody a platform to be themselves, be comfortable and make a future“.
The “Endz Off” Creative Mixer will start at 5PM, and ends at 8PM. To participate, contact Kamoey Ng-You at 848-2367, or send her a Direct Message on Instagram at @GyalKapone.
You’ve seen him capturing many of your favourites in their element, popping up at an event with his tools ready to shoot, and his signature “ShotByDeth“, but recently Keanu “ShotByDeth” Gordon unveiled his Photo Book titled “SHOTBY Vol. 1“. Featuring a few of his favourite shots, viewers get an exclusive look into some of the shots that have and have not been made public. Capturing the likes of Creep (Chromatic), Chi Ching Ching, Nicholas Mahfood (ZimiNick), Andrew Trabass, Jada K, and more, this is one to collect. A display of what many creatives in the Caribbean can do when given the opportunity. View some of the pictures and download the full collection below.