Tony Hendriks: born in Jamaica, the product of a mixed marriage. His mother was a woman; his father was a man.
He’s a writer, producer, actor, musician, comedian and a husband. Not always in that order.
“Paleface Point of View” on CVM TV made him a household face; “Laugh Jamaica” the comedy revue and stand up comedy made him a household name, in Jamaica.
He’s worked internationally as a comedian but now writes almost exclusively.
His feature film screenplay “Shoot The Girl” won Black Screenplays Matter 2017. The short film “Shoot The Girl” won Best Local Film at GATFFEST 2017.
Here comes summer! It’s festival time and Jamaica has plenty: musical, cultural, herbal, literary and culinary: animal, vegetable and mineral.
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How to Enjoy A Jamaican Festival Like A Local
We love a festival in Jamaica! Our most famous side dish for fish is called festival! A tasty, twisted, deep-fried, cornmeal dumpling! (Think, three-inch hush puppy.) (Tell me you ain’t hungry now!)
When it comes to music we’ve got festivals like dirt: Decades before Tessanne Chin won season five of The Voice, Jamaica had an annual Festival Song Contest. Winners had explosive titles, like: “Bam Bam”, “Ba Ba Boom” and “Boom Shacka Lacka”.
Desmond Dekker was right; Jamaica had “Music Like Dirt!”....read more
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