January 25, 2018
THE VOICE OF A WOMAN FESTIVAL JAMAICA will be launched on Saturday, 27th January, 4pm – 10pm at Carib 5, Cross Roads followed by a gathering at Devon House and continue on Sunday 28th January from 10am – 10pm at the Cove Theatre, Island Village, Ocho Rios, featuring conversations with artists, filmmakers, speakers and others.
Grace Jones is highly regarded internationally as an icon in film, music and fashion. In additionto her numerous film roles, James Bond – “A View To Kill” – opposite Roger Moore, “Conan the Destroyer” – opposite Dolf Lundgren, “Boomerang” – opposite Eddie Murphy and numerous other titles, she is a pop culture icon in music having reached cult-like status with contemporary performing artists Rihanna, Beyonce, Lady Gaga and others who rank Grace Jones as a leading inspiration – a woman who broke all of the rules. Her current film documenting her life in Jamaica will be the first time that audiences are given a close-up look at the real Grace Jones.
Set in large part in Jamaica, GRACE JONES: BLOODLIGHT & BAMI sees Grace
visiting the places of her childhood and in the studio with Sly and Robbie working on an
album and beyond Jamaica to her life and work in Paris. She switches fluidly between standard English and her native Jamaican patois, reminiscing on her childhood growing up with siblings, cousins, old friends and neighbors, also remembering the painful experience of physical abuse at the hand of her Grandfather Peart, nicknamed “Mas P,” a religious disciplinarian who traumatized Grace with sadistic beatings before she left Jamaica at age 13 to join her Mother and Father in America. Grace’s story is one of talent, uncompromising resilience, tenacity and breakthrough, a Jamaican woman from humble beginnings, who broke through the childhood years of abuse, to go on to dominate the world stage.