Hugh Douse

Hugh Douse attended the Mico College and later did a B.A. in Media and Communication at the University of the West Indies, Mona where he is now pursuing postgraduate work in Cultural Studies. He is an Adjunct Lecturer at the UWI in the Institute of Caribbean Studies. Hugh is a former administrator at St George’s College and Calabar. He is the former Director of the Culture in Education Programme in the Ministry of Education. He has seved as Board Member and adjudicator of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission. Hugh still conducts workshops for the JCDC. Hewas also the first Director of the choir of the National Youth Orchestra of Jamaica. In 2001 he founded the Nexus Performing Arts Company, and is its Artistic Director. He is an actor who has appeared in plays, commercials, television specials and movies, including “Better Mus Come”, “Almost Heaven” and “Ghetta Life”. He has won Actor Boy Awards for Musical Direction, Best Song and Best Score for the children’s musical series Anancy Chaptaz. Hugh has worked on arts-based cultural identity workshops in New York, Wales, Reading, Birmingham and London for young people, mostly of Caribbean descent, for the Jamaica Diaspora and the Jamaican High Commission. Hugh is a columnist with the Jamaica Observer, and a host of the Radio Talk show 96 Degrees on NewsTalk 93 FM.

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