Tag: music

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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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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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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A Look Back At Bob Marley’s Death

Facts About Bob Marley’s Death Bob Marley died on May 11, 1981. He was laid to rest in his home in Nine Miles, St Ann, on Thursday, May 21, 1981. A mausoleum was built. The funeral service took place at

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11 Times Bob Marley’s Lyrics Inspired Us

Robert ‘Nesta’ Marley is the most renown reggae lyricist and singer of all time, and certainly Jamaica’s most legendary reggae king. His lyrics have inspired people into greatness and peace, as well as war and rebellion. His lyrics usually run

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Mento Music for Jamaica Music Museum’s Grounation Series

Mento music will be the main focus at this year’s annual Grounation series to commemorate Black History and Reggae Month.  Grounation is the Jamaica Music Museum’s flagship education and cultural community outreach programme. This year’s staging will be held each

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Rebel Salute: 10 Things Every Veteran ‘Saluter’ Knows

Rebel Salute is one of Jamaica’s premier reggae festivals, highlighting the very best in local reggae talent. The festival has been in existence for over two decades, and there are some persons who have never missed a show. Here are

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