Category: Music and Culture

Calabash 2018 – Lit Up and Woke !

Every two years, Jamaicans young and young-at-heart flock to Jake’s in Treasure Beach for the Calabash International Literary Festival. There’s always something for everyone, no matter their ages or taste, but this year’s staging—from June 1-3—promises to be one of

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Come for the Literature, Stay for the Music

The Calabash International Literary Festival has always boasted a fusion of literature and music and this year’s staging is no exception. From June 1-3, the stage at Jack Sprat Restaurant will be ‘lit up’ with exciting emerging artists, stars on

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Press Release: Jamaica Music Museum collaborates with Ocho Rios Jazz Festival

In fulfilling one of its core outputs to contribute to the diversity of Kingston as a UNESCO designated creative music city, The Jamaica Music Museum (JaMM) will partner with The Ocho Rios Jazz Festival to present “Twin Double: The Art of Two”,

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Three Times Jamaica Featured In Beychella

It was a historic set from the first black woman to headline the Coachella music festival. Beyonce didn’t just make history; she paid homage to it through an unmatchable performance. The American entertainer turned the April 2018 staging of Coachella

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Press Release: Gospel Artiste Jermaine Gordon Releases 2 New Songs

‘Save our children’, the plight that echoes around the world, spurred noted contemporary psalmist, writer, author and artiste Jermaine D. Gordon into action. Lending his voice to the cause, Gordon on Sunday released the children’s version of one of his

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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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