Lyttle fondly remembers falling in love with music at age six and talks about an old radio that he used to repair and fiddle with and later on used to sing along to the music he heard. While he enjoyed singing, he didn’t realized music would be his career until around the age of twelve when with the help of his uncle he began performing in an entertainment group where he not only sang but he danced and acted as well. This gave Lyttle a taste of the music industry, plenty of practice and the start of his amazing career.
Arts & Entertainment
CHM shares a few of the latest books by Caribbean authors. Pick one or two to pack to enjoy on your next vacation.
The Grenadian-American comedian and actress – with writing and producing credits to boot – has been at this entertainment thing for a while, making a name for herself with projects that span music, television and film. A quick Internet search confirms the 37-year-old’s credits date back to the early ‘90s.
Akeem Stanley is a Fashion Designer who specializes in high fashion women’s clothing and accessories. Born in the British Virgin Islands and raised in a single parent home, Akeem says that growing up Caribbean can sometimes come with a rigid set of rules and traditions and it has also helped him to develop many quality traits including a desire to succeed and to work hard for what he wants.
Ziggy Marley, born in Trenchtown, Jamaica, is an 8-time Grammy winner. He views his reggae music as a conduit between the spiritual and physical worlds. Much like his father, the legendary Robert “Bob” Nesta Marley did, Marley wants to bring consciousness and awareness through his music.
As a filmmaker, she made history by the time she was 30 when she became the first black female director to do a major motion picture at a Hollywood studio when she directed A Dry White Season, which depicted the horrors of apartheid.
DJ Willy Wonka, was born Adolfo Quan in Belize City in the country of Belize. He and his parents immigrated to the states when he was only 4 years old. He grew up in the Bronx, NY, and is now based out of Los Angeles, California.
Risha Rox is an interdisciplinary artist working in installation, sculpture, body art and storytelling – a practice which she refers to as Corporealism. After graduating from the University of California, Berkeley in 2003 with a major in African Diaspora Studies, she began to develop her artistic practice in the rich black loam of Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, NY.
Romeo Downer’s artistic journey began years ago on the quaint Caribbean island of Barbados. During his early school days, this ability was brought to the attention of Carl Broodhagen, a well-known artist in the Caribbean.