Shit gets real in Kingston Town

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Social Experimentation in Jamaica. (30.10)   I grew up outside of cities. The rare moments I spent in big cities were as consumer, a tourist. London was an urban experience, but it was relatively safe. Kingston is a different story. Kingston is one of the most dangerous cities in the world. Its geographical location between […]

My arrival at Life Yard, -Kingston.

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My arrival in Life Yard – Kingston. For my last day at Bhartopia in Bhonny Gate, Bharti invited a trio of musicians to do a rehearsal at his place. We got to share a nice moment. It was one of the only nights of my stay when Bharti and I stayed up later than half […]

This Is Michael

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    Michael was born 33 years ago, his mom did not go to declare his arrival in the Jamaican society at this time. His existence has therefor never been registered by any manner to the government. As it costs too much to declare him after the years for him and his family, they probably […]

Why I travel barefoot

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  Throughout my travels, I have witnessed an interesting phenomenon. In some remote places, the white man is the synonym of a cash-machine. Occidentals usually move with a lot of cash and are searching for stuff to buy to bring back to their friends at home. As I’ve never felt any interest for mainstream hotels, I […]

A week in St Ann’s Bay, Jamaica.

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It has now been almost a week since I arrived in Jamaica. As my plane was late on departure, the people that was supposed to receive me at the airport wasn’t there anymore. My Mauritian Sim Card doesn’t work, and they do not answer the unknown number of the taxi driver. –What a mission. So […]

4 days in East-London, UK

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  I finally left my little island of Mauritius. On my way to the Caribbean archipelago, I have a transit of 4 days in London. There I am staying with a friend of mine called Kim. In her small room in a shared apartment of East London we needed to fit my 2 surfboards, my […]

Who Is Rafiki | The Mixtape

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An artistic expression session based around Hip-Hop, Dub, Jazz melodies and Rebel Chants, embellished with tales of inner travels. After more than a year of conceptualization and more than 2 months of recording sessions. We are proud to present you « Who Is Rafiki | The Mixtape » The project is available on Bandcamp for 8$. Every single […]

Hitchhiking in Mauritius Island

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Back when we were 14 year-old youngsters learning to surf, my friends and I quickly realised that our dependence on others would slow down our progress curve a lot. Surfers are not the most punctual guys you could hang around. So we needed to find alternatives to the endless-seeming waiting period we were facing for […]

Blck.Rivr.Stati•n – The Gallery

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    Black River Station was a musical journey presented by Rafiki and Brainlove into the poetry of hip-hop, jazz and rebel chants. Black River Station had the pleasure to feature great pianist Rony Appadoo, the saxophonist Jean-Noel Ladouce and artists such as Julie Ducray, Charles Arthur Feuvrier, Trevor Favier and the breakdance crew Flava Kidz. […]