Category: Music and Culture

5 Facts : Reggae

  Did you know these five facts about Reggae? February was selected to commemorate Reggae Month as both the King (Bob Marley) and the Prince (Dennis Brown) of Reggae were born during the month. The first Reggae Month was celebrated in 2010. Reggae

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The Wait Is Over. Sting and Shaggy’s new single that premiered in Jamaica is here

The epic collaboration of international rock star Sting and reggae and dancehall superstar Shaggy is finally here. Titled, ‘Don’t Make Me Wait’, the song was performed for the first time ever in Jamaica at the biennial Shaggy and Friends Benefit concert, an initiative of

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The Rebel Salute Round-Up: Who Was Hot & Who Was Not

The umbrellas they used to shelter from the rain in the night were the same umbrellas they used to shelter from the sun in the morning going on to afternoon. Two days of real roots reggae and skanking drew to

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10 Historical Facts About Rebel Salute

In 2018, Rebel Salute celebrates its 25th anniversary.  It has evolved from an annual one-night ‘birthnight bash’ at Fayor’s Entertainment Centre in Mandeville to a globally recognised cultural event, attracting major local sponsors. Here are 10 historic facts about this sensational

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5 Times Miss Lou Spoke To The Fighter In Jamaicans

1. When jackass back strong, dem overload him hampa … Translation: When the donkey’s back is strong, they overload his hamper. Ever had one of those days when you were sure that everything and everyone had chosen you to pick

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Smooth, Suave, Sensational: 10 Facts About Singer Frankie Paul

Hailed by social commentator Ian Boyne as “smooth, suave and sensational in his delivery”, Frankie Paul was one of Jamaica’s finest and most iconic reggae singers and dancehall personalities of the 1980s and ’90s. Christened Paul Blake at his birth in Kingston, Jamaica,

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What’s Right With Jamaica? It’s Carnival!

Byron Lee is the man who must be credited with popularising the concept of Carnival in Jamaica. From as early as 1990, Lee introduced, on an extensive scale, the fire and fierceness of Trinidad’s Carnival culture to Jamaicans. That was

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Saluting Alan Magnus (Part 1): The Man Meets the Mic

Friday, March 31, 2017 will go down as a momentous day in Jamaican history. After 46 years of being ‘The Morning Man’ and winning the hearts of Jamaicans both home and abroad, Alan Magnus stepped away from the radio broadcasting stage. After raising the bar

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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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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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