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Backyard Labrish

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To celebrate, enlighten and preserve the rich diverse culture of the Jamaican: 'Land We Love'

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Tonight Backyardlabrish will revisit ‘Intercultural Relationships' featuring Vanderbilt University's Associated Professor of English Dr. Ifeoma C.K.Nwankwo, author of 'Historical & Contemporary Perception & Portrayals of Jamaica in the... more

This week we revisit the stories of two Jamaican ‘Mavericks' past and present. From the past, the Island's 1st Millionaire George Stiebel born 1820 who left, to Jamaica his most enduring legacy: ‘Devon House. Wilfred... more

Tonight we revisit the celebration of three Classical Musicians of the past: ‘Young, Gifted & Black'.These very talented Jamaican born artists travelled worldwide, receiving acclaim and recognition long before the popularity of... more

Jamaica is known worldwide for it's outstanding athletes, original music, creative language, beautiful beaches, exotic birds, and palate-tingling food, just to name a few. However very little is known in Jamaica, the Diaspora or worldwide,... more

Proverbs are brief didactic statements forming an important element in the oral culture of Jamaica. Not only do they give spice to everyday conversation but they also serve as an educational and social function, assisting children to learn the... more

Jamaica's first lady of Comedy Louise Bennett- Coverley would have been 93 years old on Wed. 9/11/12. In celebrationof her contribution to the Jamaican Culture, Backyardlabrish invites you to tune in to a rebroadcast of some... more

Jamaican Female Trailblazers of the Past This week we celebrate three women born in Jamaica at different period and under different circumstances. Against all odds these women displayed uncommon strength and tenacity travelling to new... more

?When this ship departed Kingston Harbor on 24th May, 1948, all 300 places were taken. An extra 192 men made the voyage on the deck. Many had served with the Allied Forces during the war. Some wished to rejoin the... more

?What a Celebration? This week Backyardlabrish will reflect on the Independence celebrations all over the world.. Many of us in the Diaspora realize that we will not be here to celebrate Jamaica's next 50th.Independence . We must... more