Category: Culture

Remembering Delroy Gordon: Jamaica’s Quiet Cultural Advocate






On March 16, 2017, many awoke to the sad news that executive director of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), Delroy Gordon, had passed. He was 55 years old. Gordon served as executive director of the JCDC for only four








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What Is Coconut Oil Good For?






Coconut oil is one of the most diverse and handy substances you can have in your house. In Jamaica, we have known this for a very long time. In the days before the popularity of mass produced lotions and body rubs,








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Jamaica Biennial 2017 Awards Announced






The Jamaica Biennial is one of the big highlights of Jamaica’s cultural calendar, and also a very important one, not only for the local visual arts community but also for the art world of the broader Caribbean region. In recent








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The Road Calling: diGJamaica’s Ultimate Carnival Checklist






Carnival season is earmarked on many calendars as a time for excitement and fun. In Jamaica, Carnival has become a staple around Easter time. Bands clad in brightly coloured costumes can be seen palaving and parading their way through streets,








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15 Wise Things Dr Seuss Said That Could Have Been Jamaican






Did you know that March 2 is celebrated as Dr Seuss Day? Why this date? Because March 2 is the birthday of Dr Theodor Seuss Geisel, the creator of the Dr Seuss children’s book series. We thought this was one








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Five Faces of Romain Virgo






Since his arrival on the professional music scene in 2006, Romain Virgo has become a Jamaican household name synonymous with a unique, soulful, lover’s rock sound. He has solidified his place as a reggae star locally and internationally, and many








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Reggae’s Sweetheart: 10 Fun Facts About Romain Virgo






His rise to stardom after winning the Digicel Rising Stars competition in 2006 has been a very astronomical and very public affair, yet somehow, reggae crooner and heartthrob Romain Virgo has managed to take it all in stride, with a poise








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Virtuous: 15 Reggae Songs Celebrating Women






Reggae speaks the language of love, and, of course, women are usually a central theme in many of the songs. Whether she is an empress, queen, royal, or a natural beauty, leave it to the reggae lyricists to find the








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Untold Stories: 10 Times Buju Banton’s Lyrics Spoke The People’s Truth






Reggae has long been heralded as the people’s music, depicting the day-to-day experiences of the populace. In particular, reggae music has provided a place of communal solace –  a place for collective commiseration and expression of the struggles and strivings of a








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#Playlist: 10 Socially Conscious Songs By Buju Banton






Buju Banton is one of the most loved Jamaican sons of reggae. His music, especially his work on his ‘Til Shiloh album and onwards, has often been likened to Bob Marley’s, and is said to have a similar depth and








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