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(L-R) Mr Denzil Thorpe, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport; Dr. Jonathan Greenland, Executive Director at the National Gallery of Jamaica; Senator The Honourable Thomas Tavares-Finson, O.J., C.D., Q.C., J.P. President of the Senate; and Mrs. Marjorie Leyden-Kirton, Acting Executive Director at the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission shared lens at the Portrait of former Jamaican religious revivalist, painter, sculptor and cultural force, Mallica “Kapo” Reynolds, in commemoration of the 110th anniversary of his birth, on Wednesday (February 10) at the National Heroes Park in Kingston.

Kapo’s 110Th Birthday Celebration Goes Down in Fine Spiritual Style

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The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), an agency of the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, celebrated the 110th anniversary of the birth of the late Mallica ‘Kapo’ Reynolds, OD, renowned Jamaican artist and religious leader, at National Heroes Park, on Wednesday, February 10 with a Floral Tribute

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President of the Senate, Senator the Honourable Thomas Tavares-Finson, O.J., C.D., Q.C., J.P., placing a tribute on the tomb of former Jamaican religious revivalist, painter, sculptor and cultural force, Mallica “Kapo” Reynolds, in commemoration of the 110th anniversary of his birth, on Wednesday, February 10 at the National Heroes Park in Kingston.
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Executive Director at the National Gallery of Jamaica, Dr. Jonathan Greenland lights a candle at the head of the table as part of a Revivalist tradition, at the commemoration of the 110th anniversary of his birth, on Wednesday (February 10) at the National Heroes Park in Kingston.


Mrs. Marjorie Leyden-Kirton, Acting Executive Director of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission, in delivering remarks on behalf of the Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Minister Olivia Grange, noted that, “
We are grateful that Kapo’s work has inspired subsequent generations to continue revival worship. It is important that in today’s Jamaica, where there are so many external influences competing for the attention of the youthful mind, that Revivalism and its deep African retentions still have relevance in society.”

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(L-R) Mr Denzil Thorpe, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport; Dr. Jonathan Greenland, Executive Director at the National Gallery of Jamaica; Senator The Honourable Thomas Tavares-Finson, O.J., C.D., Q.C., J.P. President of the Senate; and Mrs. Marjorie Leyden-Kirton, Acting Executive Director at the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission shared lens at the Portrait of former Jamaican religious revivalist, painter, sculptor and cultural force, Mallica “Kapo” Reynolds, in commemoration of the 110th anniversary of his birth, on Wednesday (February 10) at the National Heroes Park in Kingston.
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Lit candles and flowers were placed around the tomb of former Jamaican religious revivalist, painter, sculptor and cultural force, Mallica “Kapo” Reynolds, in commemoration of the 110th anniversary of his birth, on Wednesday (February 10) at the National Heroes Park in Kingston.
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A well-set Revival Table at the 110th anniversary of his birth, former Jamaican religious revivalist, painter, sculptor and cultural force, Mallica “Kapo” Reynolds on Wednesday (February 10) at the National Heroes Park in Kingston.


Kapo’s work is highly praised and was most influential throughout the 1970s, with his influence continuing beyond his death in 1989.  A member of the “Intuitives” artistic movement, Kapo holds many accolades and is considered one of the greatest Jamaican artists of his time. His awards include: a Gold Medal from
Emperor Haile Selassie during his visit to Jamaica in 1966; a Gold and a Silver Musgrave Medal from the Institute of Jamaica and the Norman Manley Award for Excellence in the Fine Arts.


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