Grace Jones: actress, vocalist, songwriter and model, was born in Jamaica in 1963. Her family migrated to New York in 1965, where she studied theatre at Syracuse University. Ms. Jones started out as a model and began her musical career with a deal from Island Records in 1977. She’s had hit singles, including Pull up to the Bumper and I'm Not Perfect (But I'm Perfect for You. (My favourite is My Jamaican Guy) Jones has a unique singing voice (contralto), which covers just over two ranges. An aside here: Grace Jones/Tina Turner--when I grow up, I wanna be just like these ladies! Kick-ass and don't care! And just for kicks, a link to her performance with Pavarotti.
|Jones...in all her spray-painted wonder.|
She became famous for her unique look—severe, square haircut and outrageous, boxy-looking clothing. She has appeared in more than twenty films, including Conan the Destroyer, Wolf Girl and A View to a Kill. Jones has been nominated for several awards, including the Saturn Award, a Grammy award, an MTV Video Music Award, the Razzie Award and she won the Q Awards (UK Annual Music award). She has the distinction of having ranked 82nd on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll.
St James: is located at the northern end of Jamaica, and Montego Bay, Jamaica’s second city is part of this parish. The parish was named in honour of King James II by Sir Thomas Modyford, the island's first English Governor. When the English conquered the Spanish, the parish had no towns. Few people were in residence and business was non-existent, barring the export of lard from wild hogs.
Jackfruit: is a malodorous monster of a fruit that came to Jamaica from Southern Aisa. It’s fleshy and sweet and best eaten at home as it carries a pungent odor and a sticky substance that glues lips together. In other cultures, the seeds are roasted and eaten and some curry the fruit as a meal. As bad as it smell, it’s something that I enjoy!
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