From Jamaica to Babylon

The last thing you'll be starved for this week is culture. There's no excuse for staying home in front of the TV when you can choose whether to take in the flavours and music of Jamaica, browse a jewellery fair or watch Scandinavian dance companies perform at police headquarters. In the evening, if you need to release any inner frustrations or anger, head over to RAW 2012 and rave the night away.

 

Jamaican 50-year independence party
On 6 August 1962, a Caribbean island won independence from Britain. Fifty years later, this event will be marked by celebrations across the world, including in Copenhagen, where Jamaican culture has left its traces: from Bob Marley’s legendary performance at Roskilde Festival in 1978 to the local popularity of reggae music and culture. Sample Jamaican food, such as spiced jerk chicken and rice and peas, attend workshops on Jamaican culture or seminars on Rastafari, before getting pumped up for a performance by reggae great Jah Cure. SM

Park Café Club – Gallery 79, Østerbrogade 79, Cph Ø; Sun 16:00; tickets: 220kr, www.billetlugen.dk; www.skyjuice.dk

 

CIFF Jewellery Fair
Learn more about jewellery than you ever thought you’d want to know, from lectures about trends in 2013 to various exhibitions and awards ceremonies. Numerous brands, including Big Bijou, Georg Jensen and Hagerty, will be represented at the fair. SM

Bella Center, Center Boulevard 5, Cph S; starts Thu (Aug 9), ends Aug 12, open 09:00-18:00; free adm with pre-registration before Aug 8; entrance without pre-registration: 200kr; pre-register at www.cphjf.bellacenter.dk

 

RAW 2012
Mind-numbing and teeth-grinding psycho-rave with seven stages, twelve hours of music and thousands of ravers. Go if you have deep-rooted primal frustrations  that need to be sweated out of your system, or else stay far, far away! EBD

Docken, Færgehavnsvej 35, Cph Ø; Aug 4, 21:00-07:00; 220kr, www.billetlugen.dk

 

Copenhagen Summer Dance
Tim Rushton and the Danish Dance Theatre will be performing excerpts of the season’s shows, and Skånes Dansteater, Sweden’s largest independent dance company, has also been invited to perform. Some 124 free tickets will be available for each show, so if you’re on the fence about attending, try to snatch one up before they’re all gone. SM

Copenhagen Police Headquarters, Polititorvet 1, Cph V; starts Mon, ends Aug 12 daily performances at 20:30, matinee performances at 14:30 (Aug 11-12 only); tickets: 60kr; www.danskdanseteater.dk
 





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