icon Bob Marley's Land Rover fully restored Just in time for the Bob Marley 70th Anniversary celebrations, his original1977 Series III Land Rover has received a full Ras-ta-ra-tion by the Caribbean’s leading resort company Sandals Resorts International and its Jamaican affiliate ca...
icon JCDC GOSPEL SONG ELIMINATIONS KICKS OFF FEBRUARY 3 The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) an agency of the Ministry of Youth & Culture kicks off the first audition/elimination round for the 2015 JCDC Jamaica Gospel Song Competition in Central Jamaica on Tuesday, February 3 a...
icon RUNNING EVENTS AND MYLAPS GEAR UP FOR KINGSTON CITY RUN After a hugely successful race last year, organizers of Kingston City Run (KCR) are promising an even bigger and better event in 2015. Runners from across the island and all over the globe are expected to converge on the Corp...
icon Kaci Fennel robbed of Miss Universe Crown? Jamaica's Kaci Fennell was placed fifth (fourth runner up) in the Miss Universe in Miami on Sunday, January 25th. But the question every one is asking is "Was she robbed of the title to keep persons talking of the event?"....
icon Ziggy/ Stephen Marley model John Varvatos #LegendaryStyle John Varvatos is proud to feature Ziggy and Stephen Marley in the Spring 2015 advertising campaign. The legendary black and white imagery was shot in Austin, Texas by distinguished rock photographer Danny Clinch. Dressed in John Varvatos ta...
icon Paint Jamaica opens online store Some of you may be familiar with Paint Jamaica: the art & social intervention uplifting communities in downtown Kingston through street art! This year has been a very special year for us, as we kicked off at 41 Fleet St with our first m...
icon Captureland... A short film by Nabil Elderkin inspired by the words of the late Nelson Mandela, and the song 'Capture Land' by Jamaican artist Chronixx. Captureland was shot in early November 2014 in the very welcoming and historic community or Port Royal...
icon 'Bruk Out' set to explore the world of becoming a Dancehall Queen Bruk Out! follows six of the world’s top Dancehall Queens from around the globe —Japan, Italy, America, Poland, Spain, and Jamaica—as they prepare to do battle at the world's biggest dancehall competition: the International Dance...
icon Majesti Accessories channels the art of simplicity with sophistication Adding a touch of elegance to your original style, Majesti Accessories is creating a niche for themselves amongst male accessories while pushing the boundaries of fashion forward gentlemen. We met with C.E.O Andy Heaven for a brief intervie...
icon PAINT JAMAICA RETURNS TO PARADE GARDENS The Paint Jamaica project started in July 2014 when a group of Jamaican artists and a French traveler got together and decided to bring art into the streets of Kingston in unexpected ways and in unexpected places....
icon The women of Jamaican Music gets overdue homage in "SONGBIRDS: PIONEERING WOMEN IN JAMAICAN MUSIC" Songbirds: Pioneering Women in Jamaican Music by Heather Augustyn has been published by Half Pint Press and is now available. The book is a comprehensive look at Jamaican vocalists, instrumentalists, record producers, dancers, wives, mother...
icon Paint and Plant Jamaica returns to Parade Gardens with one of a kind project merging art and nature The Paint Jamaica project started in July 2014 when a group of Jamaican artists and a French traveler got together and decided to bring art into the streets of Kingston in unexpected ways and in unexpected places....
icon NLS partners with ARC Magazine to stage its second exhibition abroad this year ARC and NLS will present at (e)merge art fair October 2 - 5 with an exhibition that puts local artists in direct conversation with contemporary art outside of the Caribbean....
icon Ring Di Alarm! Premieres in Jamaica To Full House "We can fill the cinema like any Hollywood film," announced Storm Saulter to an applauding audience on Wednesday evening, as the curtains were raised on the Jamaican premiere of Ring Di Alarm!...
icon Paul Campbell, much more than your average 'gangster' actor Paul Campbell has firmly established himself as one of Jamaica's leading actors and has also been recognised internationally for his contribution to the film industry. He may be familiar to movie lovers as the fearsome gangster, Mad Max, fr...
icon Fashion Enthusiast and Blogger Tanaka “Tiki” Roberts Gives her Take on Jamaican Fashion in the Global Fashion Scene “In Jamaica dancehall culture and fashion is inseparable and I can appreciate that because it keeps fans entertained. While I acknowledge that some musicians do get ahead of themselves at times, I think it is a part of cr...
icon Become a part of the Prosperity Jamaica Film Project Through this film, their aim is to deliver ideas that are relevant, simple, realistic, inclusive and perhaps more doable than any one philosophy presented to the people of Jamaica in the past 40 years. It is a documentary to inspire Jamaica...
icon Twin of Twins tap martial arts for latest project - Ching Pow Movie Ching Pow: Far East Yardies, is a comedy, which utilizes remixed Kung?Fu film with audio provided by popular Jamaican comedy team Twin of Twins. Cult Kung Fu film, Ninja Death parts One, Two and Three, has been edited to create one film: ...
icon Shottas Reboot...Pre-Production On Sequel To Begin September Twelve years after the original movie was released, pre-production on the sequel to the film, Shottas, should begin by early September this year. Shottas, a film about life in the violent Jamaican drug underworld, was released in 2002, and ...
icon Inspirational Reggae and Rastafarian Quotes to think about There are a number of Reggae/ Rastafarian quotes that have surfaced over the years, inspiring us in varied ways. Here's a compilation of 20 quotes that are sure to keep you thinking.
icon RING DI ALARM! set for Jamaican premiere After a long and successful film festival circuit, the New Caribbean Cinema film finally makes its debut in Jamaica with a one night only event slated for August 13 at the Carib Cinema.  ...
icon Live Blog: Reggae Sumfest International Night 2 With a sea of anonymous faces crushing against Reggae Sumfest's International Night 2, the night's performances offered a taste of new cultures and high-octane seductiveness all while exceeding all expectations....
icon Live Blog: Reggae Sumfest International Night 1 A night flushed with phenomenal performances while echoing voices of the here and now, Reggae Sumfest's International Nights have alwayswowed it's pulsating crowd with great memories they're sure not to forget anytime soon. Tonigh...
icon Live Blog: Reggae Sumfest Dancehall Night A 'groomer of greats' since its inception, Reggae Sumfest have given Reggae lovers worldwide something other festivals haven't; breath-taking moments that seemingly leaves patrons mystified and yearning for more until the next staging. And ...
icon Rastafari musical artifacts lost in fire: here’s how you can help After words spread that drums and other historical artifacts used in the birth of Jamaica’s popular music were destroyed in a fire at Rockfort in East Kingston recently, our friends at midnightraverblog.com have started a fundraiser ...

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icon iakopo's undeniable journey to the top Reaching international success in Japan, iakopo (yah-koh-poh) now seeks to introduce himself to the western world by way of his new single "Supernatural".  Immersing himself in the soul and vibes of reggae, while respecting t...
icon Baked Potatoes... a band you truly need to know Every so often we come across bands of tremendous potential to shake the musical landscape and Baked Potatoes is one such band. In our in-depth interview with the band, we explored the band's beginnings and visions of the future.
icon Wailing Trees: When passion and dreams collide With a multitude of Reggae bands surfacing throughout the musical landscape yearly, there are many that will go overlooked while others will shine effortlessly. Then you'll come across Wailing Trees; an amalgamation of a band you can't help...
icon Ziggy Marley talks Marijuanna, Reggae's Evolution with Green Global Travel Recently sitting with Bret and Mary from Green Global Travel, Marley opened up about Marijuanna's legalisation and Reggae inevitable evolution throughout the years....
icon Jeramiah Ferrari; merging the sounds of yesteryear with the essence of today Not very often do you come across eclectic bands such as Jeramiah Ferrari; but the moment you do you simply can't help but watch/listen to them in awe. We recently caught up with the band after their supporting performance with UB40 to expl...
icon Ras Linga riding the wave of independent glory  Very few artists are offered major label recording deals these days and even fewer turn them down to pursue an independent route to success. But Ras Linga decided to pursue the latter and shares with us in this in-depth interview his steady...
icon Orisha Sound; embracing the expression of time Cloaked in Russian and Brazilian ancestry, Orisha Sound sits as a multidisciplinary vocalist and instrumentalist that pulls you closer with her bubbly personality and captivating lyricism. We caught up with her for an in...
icon Reasoning with Addis Pablo and Ras Jammy  We had the pleasure to spend some time with Addis Pablo and Ras Jammy aka Suns of Dub just before their first appearance here at Rototom Sunsplash 2014. ...
icon Exclusive: Anthony B speaks on Marijuanna’s global legalization and decriminalization It’s an Anthony B full of joy the person that greets us in the backstage area of the Rototom Festival 2014 in Benicassim, Spain. He has just ended his energetic show and closed the third day on the Main Stage, finally com...
icon Lutan Fyah's vision of never ending musical growth "My hope is that my music remains a magnet. This is what I have been doing," explains Lutan Fyah on the heels of releasing his latest album Get Rid A Di Wicked. As his musical reach continues to inspire the world over, we caught u...
icon Gently walking the lines of the future with Tosh Alexander  "I want to be a true representation of an artist and respected as such by people and my peers..." quips Tosh with no hesitation as she resurfaces on the musical stratosphere with a new sound, image and team destined to break music...
icon Micah Shemaiah ready to spark a musical revolution on Reggae's soundscape Not very often do you come across artistes such as Micah but the moment you do you're almost always left excited for the future of music. Destined to break musical barriers while spreading the message of Rastafari, we caught up with Micah t...
icon There's no where but up to go for A-GAME Riddled with an assortment of multi-faceted anthems that perfectly defines his layered character, A-GAME promises to bring something truly captivating to Jamaica's musical stratosphere...and so much more. We caught up with the success-drive...
icon Evolution of Reggae Music - Reggae on the Rise "Reggae music is growing internationally every day. There are places where Reggae music is still completely un-discovered. And there are places where Reggae music is on a crazy rise. When I toured Czech Republic and places like Slovakia for...
icon 'Count Me In' for a new Rebelution Having Eric Rachmany doing lead vocals and guitar, Rory Carey on keyboards, Wesley Finley on drums and Marley Williams on bass, Rebelution have single-handedly redefine the possibilities of Reggae music's reach and assures us that their mis...

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icon Bob Marley returns to Reggae Sumfest for 70th birthday It is a thought likely wondered about on countless times over – where would Bob Marley be if he were still alive? Would he still be making his philosophic music? Where would he stand in today's society? In this tale, we honor Bob's life and death by creating an alternati...
icon Kabaka Pyramid releases long awaited track 'Well Done [Mr. Politician Man]' Kabaka Pyramid officially releases his new track "Well Done [Mr. Politician Man]". The song is produced by Damian Jr Gong Marley and released on the Ghetto Youths International Label....
icon No-Maddz Captures Reggae's Timeless Appeal with New Release An article of some substance was recently released in a local Jamaican newspaper, lamenting the perceived decline of the “once great” Reggae music.
icon Kendrick Lamar grabs Agent Sasco for new single Fresh off his two Grammy wins for “i,” Kendrick Lamar unexpectedly drops a new thought-provoking single “The Blacker The Berry,” with Dancehall's lyrical Assassin; Agent Sasco....
icon Keznamdi rocks the Dread and Terrible Tour Fast-rising reggae star Keznamdi recently returned to the island in high spirits from a successful Dread and Terrible West Coast Tour with fellow artistes Chronixx and Kelissa. ...
icon Bob Marley's Land Rover fully restored Just in time for the Bob Marley 70th Anniversary celebrations, his original1977 Series III Land Rover has received a full Ras-ta-ra-tion by the Caribbean’s leading resort company Sandals Resorts International and its Jamaican affiliate car company ATL Automotive, ITC - the Regional Distr...
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