icon Emperor Haile Selassie’s April 21st visit to Jamaica in 1966 The Heat that rose from the tarmac of Kingston's Norman Manley International Airport was nothing compared to the level of expectation that was seeping through the thousands gathered on the tarmac that 21st day of April, 1966. The day was de...
icon The tales behind some of Bob Marley's rare photos British photographer Dennis Morris was a high school student in London when he first met Bob Marley in 1974 when, through fate, they began a close professional relationship that lasted up to the untimely death of the Reggae legend’s life ...
icon Jamaica readies Acoustic Concert as the world unites for Earth Hour In its eighth year, WWF’s Earth Hour continues to defy expectations by mobilising hundreds of millions of people around different environmental priorities across the planet. And now in 2014, the movement further expands its digital and on...
icon Reggae meets Carnival in Brazil Boasting a number of Jamaican personalities and musician, last weekend’s Florianopolis Carnival in Brazil painted a vibrant persona of the universal language of Reggae with a float littered with a myriad of Jamaica colours....
icon Thomson Cruises freeruns over Jamaica in  'DreamRunners' trailer In celebrating their new home port in Montego Bay, Jamaica, Thomson Dream Cruises delivers a high-octane-blockbuster-esque trailer starring non other than Olympic medalist and second fastest man in the world, Yohan Blake....
icon Tanya Stephens wows with back to back live performances After 20 years in the business Tanya Stephens has once again shown Jamaica why she is regarded as one of the most appreciated artistes to grace its shores by staging two parties in two cities over two days.
icon Author Dutty Bookman announces arrival of new book Jamaican-born author Dutty Bookman has kept a low profile in recent months, following well-publicized panel discussions in Jamaica, the United States and Spain this year about the Reggae Revival. The author has reclaimed the attention of th...
icon Tribute to Mandela: An artistic celebration on Saturday The Minister of Youth and Culture, the Honourable Lisa Hanna, MP has announced that her ministry is organising a celebration event in honour of the late former President of the Republic of South Africa, Nelson Mandela.
icon Samantha J to perform on 106 and Park BET has selected Samantha J to kick off their Young Starz Week on 106 & Park on December 9. Blending the sounds of Dancehall, Reggae, and Pop, Samantha J will be performing her infectious single Tight Skirt live at 6P/5C on BET on December...
icon Chronixx, Kelissa and Dre Island ready for Dread and Terrible Europe tour 2014 One of the fastest rising Reggae artists out of Jamaica, Chronixx, is ready to hit the old continent, April + Summer Festivals 2014. Chronixx and Zinc Fence Redemption band will be in Europe presenting the " Dread & Terrible " Tour, alongsi...
icon Keznamdi set to rock Skyline with Reggae Revival Heavyweights California based reggae artiste Keznamdi, who recently returned to the island after a two month US West Coast Tour, will play live in Kingston this Friday, December 13 at a special concert dubbed "Keznamdi Live".
icon Rest in Power Nelson Mandela Today the world over bemoans the loss of a man who embodied the true definition of a leader, a warrior, humanitarian, and anti-apartheid activist. Of course we're speaking of none other than Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.
icon Demarco ready to unveil Alternative/Reggae Album Amidst a full roster of activities for the Yuletide season Dancehall & Reggae act Collin Edwards better known as Demarco is currently immersed in the studio working on material for his upcoming album.
icon Super Cat ready for Sting 30th anniversary William Maragh a.k.a. Super Cat, caught up with Barry G live on air in Jamaica. Barry G got Cat live on the phone in New York as he was hanging out with his manager Earlton. Cat started out by acknowledging the greats who had passed on in t...
icon Pentateuch and Earth Cry Band to perform at Alma Mater The Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (EMCVPA) invites you to support a concert in aid of the School of Music with alumni bands - Earth Cry and Pentateuch on Thursday, December 5, commencing at 7:00 p.m. at the Vera Mood...

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icon Ky-mani Marley rolls one up and 'Get High' on new single  Painted on a mellow backdrop, the relaxed production is laced with infectious chords that slowly builds into a compelling string section which allows Marley’s vocals to captivate us effortlessly. Take a journey on his mystical  ride&...
icon Chronixx, Kelissa and Dre Island share Dread and Terrible tour moments in Part 2 of VLog series  Mastering the art of spreading the message of a genre that has washed the world over, Chronixx, Kelissa and Dre Island share glimpses of their on-going tour life in Europe with a new vlog series dubbed Dread&Terrible. Ease out!...
icon Nyanda joins forces with Ugandan All-Stars for 'Your Ways' YOUR WAYS is an integral part of a youth oriented Campaign led by Reach A Hand Uganda which targets teens and young adults and aims to empower them with knowledge to better understand their sexuality and in turn make informed...
icon Beenie Man readies 'The Greatest Gallis' EP International Dancehall and Reggae music superstar Beenie Man, releases the lead single I Know from his forthcoming studio album The Greatest Gallis EP, exclusively through VPAL Records and MD Entertainment, and set for a US release on Apri...
icon Reggae continues to inspire International musicians The eccentric musician Rafter Roberts, hails from San Diego, California - a city that is no stranger to reggae culture. Artists like Jimmy Cliff, Etana and Raging Fyah are just a few of the Jamaican musicians who are frequent headliners at ...
icon KeesingLIVE! stands firm in pushing the musical culture forward Celebrating their one-year-anniversary on April 26th, KeesingLIVE! have craved out their name on the walls of must attend events...and is showing no signs of letting up any time soon. At their media launch for the event on April 15th, the f...
icon Demarco Breaks New Ground For Dancehall in Tel Aviv, Israel Ever since his emergence on the Jamaican scene seven years ago, musical chameleon Demarco has been a trendsetting entertainer and continues to break new ground for the Reggae/Dancehall genre. ...
icon Rare find: Bob Marley “Stop Killing One Another” (Unreleased Acoustic Demo) Unearthed by our good friends at The Midnight Raver blog, here's an emotional-laced demo performed by Bob Marley presumingly in 1968 with only Marley quivering vocal delivery and an acoustic guitar. Take a listen to the 17-minute-long track...
icon Abby Dallas Destined to Breakout The road to recognition for even the most talented artistes can be a long slow grind. Oftentimes, even ultra-talented artistes end up spending years working as session musicians and background singers before they are able to emerge as stars...
icon Unplugged: No-Maddz As part of their new weekly series dubbed JussBuss Acoustic, JussBussTV delivers unplugged versions of some fan favourite from the artistes themselves. In this episode, No-Maddz makes a quick trod through their ever-growing catalo...
icon Chronixx, Kelissa and Dre Island share Dread and Terrible tour moments in VLog series Mastering the art of spreading the message of a genre that has washed the world over, Chronixx, Kelissa and Dre Island share glimpses of their on-going tour life in Europe with a new vlog series dubbed Dread&Terrible. Ease out!
icon Benny Page finds the perfect blend of Moombathon on 'Hot Body Gyal' Echoing a sonic presence parallel to Major Lazer's, UK born, Jamaican influenced DJ and producer Benny Page is slowly carving out a path for himself in the musical stratosphere with 'Hot Body Gyal' crying as evidence of what he has in ...
icon Ziggy Marley to engage in Twitter iChart with iTunes on Wednesday, April 9th World renowned superstar, Ziggy Marley gives fans  a taste of his upcoming fifth studio album Fly Rasta on Tuesday, April 8 streamed live through iTunes 'First Look' feature. The ten track album features Reggae icon Daddy U-Roy and the...
icon Omi signs with Ultra Music, releases 'Cheerleader' Remix with Ricky Blaze Gaining popularity and a huge fan base throughout the Caribbean, Hawaii, Canada, Dubai and other places in the world, Jamaican born and raised crooner Omi busted on the musical scene with his self-penned song hit single "Chee...
icon Stephanie gives Miley Cyrus' 'Adore You' a Reggae touch Produced by Havatio Music & FOB International, Stephanie lets her vocals effortlessly shine on the cover of Miley Cyrus' hit single Adore You. Acting as a prelude to the upcoming single Naked, Stephanie taps into a more risque...

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icon Charmaine Limonius; a jazz crooning angel of a songbird With her album Moments set to be released later this year, the jazz crooning angel of a songbird possesses a charm that simply pulls you closer with every note she sings and never lets you go. We caught up with Charmaine Limonius a few days...
icon CaRio, eyeing Reggae's musical renaissance To the casual listener, CaRio will appear to be another vocalist aiming to achieve local and international recognition for a quick break; but the young crooner's musical desire reaches beyond the visible in hopes of grasping the future's un...
icon BLACKasCOLE changing the ideology on Reggae's limits In a musical climate that's ever shifting, BLACKasCOLE have visioned a clear path for themselves and is making no stops in attaining it. Changing the ideology of Reggae's limitations is by no means an easy task, but the band is headstr...
icon Sezi; the creative gypsy shaking musical boundaries Sezi's vocal range echoes messages we're all familiar with - love, heartbreak, a dream of a better tomorrow - but she does so with a peculiar beauty you don't experience from any and everywhere. Her presence dares you to view life in a diff...
icon Mamadee breathes new life in Reggae music Lost in the dream of pushing musical boundaries and seeing female vocalists shine even more than they currently are, Mamadee is making no stops in making said dream a reality by all means necessary. With her debut solo album Beautiful Soul&...
icon Sevana lifts voice at Earth Hour Jamaica...wows audience Performing as part of an all female acoustic set, inclusive of Aisha Davis, Sezi, Stephanie, Charmaine Limonius, Ruth Royes and BLACKasCOLE, Sevana placed her personal stamp on classic Bob Marley singles Jammin' and Don't Worry to roaring a...
icon Jah Bouks makes his trod to mama Africa Jah Bouks' spiral to the top of everyone's radars came as no surprise. His musical persona embodies what a true musician aspires to be; delivering songs that transcends race and social class while ensuring the its underline message is echoe...
icon Ruth Royes; sprinkling passion in every note she evokes To say her vocal tone can effortlessly pull you closer with every infliction of her voice would be a gross understatement. Ruth has been  captivating audiences for quite some time now but she is steadily calculating her moves in antici...
icon Stephanie embarks on a journey of musical fulfilment With a vocal caress that dances effortlessly from her smile, Stephanie has been wowing audiences with every performances she does while slowly etching her name amongst her childhood idols; but there's always that desire of giving and doing ...
icon Cali P reaching beyond sky's limit Often we're told that the sky's the limit but Cali P's destiny seems to believe in something much more...the idea of limitlessness and as such he'll never stop dreaming dreams beyond sky's limit. As  Cali P prepares for his performance...
icon Aisha Davis whispers melodies to the stars  It's been a while since female vocalists dominated varied musical soundscapes but with the ever-shifting persona of Reggae and Dancehall, Aisha Davis is determined to change the predictability of the genres by all mean necessary. Slated to ...
icon Reggae in India: Meet Reggae Rajahs How the music from a little island in the Caribbean has become so popular and relevant around the world can be told by the amount of countries with a reggae scene. Strangely enough India is among them, and a huge part of the credit is due t...
icon Troydon dedicated to spreading positivity through music Already a talented and accomplished dancer, well known within the Jamaican dance fraternity, his reggae heroes like Bob Marley, Gregory Isaacs, Gyptian, Jah Cure, Tarrus Riley, Mavado and Vybz Kartel inspired him to also want to express him...
icon Mark Balet assure fans he was 'Born to Love' with debut album With his debut album, 'Born to Love', coming early 2014, Reggae fusion artiste Mark Balet is eyeing to carve a permanent mark on the Reggae musical landscape. Speaking with Jamaicansmusic.com, the passionate crooner spoke to us about everyt...
icon Khemistry finds the formula to bridge the past with the future Listening to Khemistry's singles you'll immediately be taken aback by his vocal range and delivery, but most importantly the instant feel of all his influencers, that musically peaked in the 80's, oozing from his soul. Reminiscent of a youn...
icon Samantha J turning multiple heads in her 'Tight Skirt' Placing an interesting twist on Red Rat's 1996/7 hit single 'Tight Up Skirt', Samantha J's single doesn't simply waft through the airwaves but pulls you closer with every lyric she evoke.
icon Next Generation Marley: Daniel 'Bambaata' Marley Son of Ziggy Marley, grandson of Bob, Daniel "Bambaata" Marley stands unperturbed to expectations of living up to the family's rich musical legacy. Instead he looks ahead, wide-eyed, in anticipation of what he knows he can bring to the soun...
icon Musiq Soulchild and Syleena Johnson explores Reggae with '9ine' In an attempt to create an album that could act as a testament of their varied musical interests and artistic adaptability, Musiq Soulchild and Syleena Johnson locked themselves inside a studio to record nine songs in nine days. The result,...
icon Chronixx dissects career moves with Cipha Sounds on Hot 97 FM Chronixx's rapid ascendance to the top of Reggae's upper echelon has kept the media and fans alike watching his every move. Going beyond the image of a mainstream 'puppet', Chronixx spoke candidly on his career moves with Cipha Sounds on Ho...
icon Must visit Reggae blog: Boomshots Reggae music's prolific touch on the world has captivated generations after generations; inspiring us in unfathomable ways. As the years pass, admirers of the genre have found unique ways in preserving the art-form in hopes of creating a su...

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icon Wayne Marshall Goes Hard Dancehall artiste Wayne Marshall releases single 'GO HARD' from his upcoming album under the Ghetto Youths International recording label.
icon Jamaican Style Steamed Fish with Crackers Steamed fish with crackers is a truly traditional ground roots Jamaican meal. As an island nation, Jamaican cuisine features an abundance of seafood favourites, but this recipe is at the top of most lists. The spicy dish features fresh provisions and a plethora of herbs and seasonings, sim...
icon Grand Theft Auto V spins Reggae/Dancehall on Blue Ark FM Arguably one of the most anticipated games of 2013, Grand Theft Auto (GTA) V returns with yet another Reggae station; this time selections come courtesy of the individualistic musical maverick Lee "Scratch" Perry.
icon Grammys' Bob Marley tribute leaves goosebumps amongst an optimistic world Seeing Ziggy and Damian Marley alongside Rihanna, Bruno Mars and Sting performing together a bubbly and soulful tribute to the legacy of Bob Marley led to a standing ovation…with Bob somewhere looking down nodding in approval.
icon Download Denyque's I Am Supergirl Mixtape I am Supergirl comprises of 21 tracks, with a mixture of old favorites, new songs, and a few remixes of international releases. The project was mixed by popular Jamaican sound system Razz N Biggy.
icon Jah Rock and Jah Rastafari Peter C. Whittington is the Founder and Chief Designer for Jah Rock and Jah Rastafari Apparel. After forming a successful security company which consisted of 165 employees, he left his home country of Trinidad to pursue his education in patent design and technology.
icon Wayne Marshall Goes Hard Dancehall artiste Wayne Marshall releases single 'GO HARD' from his upcoming album under the Ghetto Youths International recording label.
icon Grand Theft Auto V spins Reggae/Dancehall on Blue Ark FM Arguably one of the most anticipated games of 2013, Grand Theft Auto (GTA) V returns with yet another Reggae station; this time selections come courtesy of the individualistic musical maverick Lee "Scratch" Perry.
icon Grammys' Bob Marley tribute leaves goosebumps amongst an optimistic world Seeing Ziggy and Damian Marley alongside Rihanna, Bruno Mars and Sting performing together a bubbly and soulful tribute to the legacy of Bob Marley led to a standing ovation…with Bob somewhere looking down nodding in approval.
icon Download Denyque's I Am Supergirl Mixtape I am Supergirl comprises of 21 tracks, with a mixture of old favorites, new songs, and a few remixes of international releases. The project was mixed by popular Jamaican sound system Razz N Biggy.
icon Jah Rock and Jah Rastafari Peter C. Whittington is the Founder and Chief Designer for Jah Rock and Jah Rastafari Apparel. After forming a successful security company which consisted of 165 employees, he left his home country of Trinidad to pursue his education in patent design and technology.
icon Rastafari Millennium Council excommunicates Snoop Lion Since his 'reincarnation' Snoop has struggled to convince the Rastafari and Reggae community that he is sincere about his profession of, and transition to the faith, principles and beliefs of Rastafari. Most doubtful of them all is Bunny Wailer the only living member of the original Wailer...
icon Rastafari Millennium Council excommunicates Snoop Lion Since his 'reincarnation' Snoop has struggled to convince the Rastafari and Reggae community that he is sincere about his profession of, and transition to the faith, principles and beliefs of Rastafari. Most doubtful of them all is Bunny Wailer the only living member of the original Wailer...
icon Bob Marley, the farmer at heart Without a doubt the Marley name needs no introduction but only a handful of avid Bob Marley fans can testify to having knowledge of Bob's eco-friendly nature.
icon Marley Movie to release on 4/20 The long awaited documentary on the life of Bob Marley entitled "Marley" is headed to theaters on 4/20.
icon Solid As Rock even in Hip-Hop Sizzla Kalonji is one of Jamaica's most prolific recording artistes in its music history, boasting a staggering album count of over 30 releases within his discography.
icon New Indonesian Band - Afro-Caribbean Connections Taxi Endorphin Percussion is launched! Four established musicians - Darman, Pele, Achmad BaihaQi and the youngest Arif Harahap (9 years old) - joined talents in November 2011 to create new sounds and music that combine rhythms from Indonesia, Africa and the Caribbean.
icon Steel Pulse's Blues Dance Raid with Kanye West Steel Pulse is arguably the most popular British based roots-reggae outfit (UB 40 might be considered too pop for purists), comprising of group members of various Caribbean descents.

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