keep the links
- i'm not surprised that scientists are using jamaican dancers to study links between dancing ability and mate quality, though i think the researchers would do well to read up on the history of dance inna the dancehall first. how else to know which dances are supposed to be symmetrical?
- my main man marvin has not only garnered recognition--and sponsorship!--for his plans to take a team of jamaican kids to a robotics competition in LA (observer | gleaner), he's also started a blog, so we can cheer him on as he continues with his innovative educational initiatives back a yard.
- the jamaica-born prof i've been teaching for this past semester just wrote a contentious, provocative review of two new books on (american) black (cultural) identity. [read it while
it's freeonly registration is required.]
- also in the times this past sunday, an article on reggaeton that gives a pretty good sense of the scene in san juan, interviewing artists and audience members and recommending a bunch of clubs to boot. [
read it whilejust go to the library or something.]
- in other reggaetony news, apparently the genre has found favor in uganda.
- but whatchu know about africa? (maybe you should read more blogs.)