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 ...
icon Paint Jamaica; aspired to inspire creative minds Marianna and her Regal Youth team decided to make a change and create a new landmark which could drive global attention to Kingston. “Paint Jamaica” project aims to improve the identity of downtown Kingston and inner city residents...
icon International Reggae Day’s ‘Experience Reggae 360’ well received Complimenting the International Reggae Day 24-hour media festival showcasing Jamaica’s music culture, a series of lifestyle parties in different cities concluded the ‘Experience Reggae’ promotions on JulyOne where fans were encouraged...
icon KOTE ends but Artists Hope Support Will Continue The Kingston on the Edge (KOTE) Urban Art Festival is the largest showcase of its kind in the Caribbean. This year KOTE heralded nine days of creative exhibitions and celebrations all served under the overarching theme of ‘Balance’....
icon The 'Jamaican Mafia' ready to take over theatres Since the release of a 53-second teaser in March of this year, many have been waiting with bated breath for the release of the official trailer for the original movie, Jamaican Mafia. Well, the wait is over, and the trailer sets the perfect...
icon Things to know for the festival season 2014 Jamaica Festival 2014 will enliven a sense of belonging to the nation and reinforce a sense of national responsibility.  ...
icon Join Jamaica and The Marley Family on the Road to the Women's World Cup 2015 Beauty, athletic, and bursting with the desire of success. The Reggae Girlz football team is more than ready to head to Canada for the Women's World Cup 2015, but there's just one challenge that's standing in their way that you can help wit...
icon The Art of Jamaican-styled Dominoes One of the greatest things about dominoes lies in the fact that anyone can learn the basics rather easily and the more you play the better you become at predicting moves, assuming what’s in your opponents’ hands and of course slamming y...
icon Caribbean’s Largest Art Festival to Launch in Kingston Tonight Since it started in 2007, the Kingston on the Edge (KOTE) Urban Art Festival has celebrated the diverse artists who live, work and are inspired by Kingston. More than 450 artists and performers from the U.S., France, Spain, Canada and even ...
icon Cedella Marley Gets In On The World Cup Action Four years ago, they got involved in the World Cup when Ziggy Marley released the song, Africa Land. This time around, the Marleys have joined 'the greatest show on earth' through fashion....
icon ALPHA WEAR JA readies 2014 summer lookbook with Yellowman, Chronixx, Konshens and more. Alpha Wear JA (AWJA), a unique fashion forward venture created by the renowned Alpha Boys School in Kingston, Jamaica, is pleased to announce the launch of its 2014 Summer Lookbook....
icon Etana, Ambassador for National Caribbean American Heritage Month The Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS) led by Dr. Claire Nelson is pleased to announce its selection of Jamaican international reggae singer Etana as this year's Musical Ambassador for National Caribbean American Heritage Month (NCAHM)....

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icon Bugle anticipates performance at Arthur Guinness Day Concert Guinness, the popular Irish stout and one of the most successful beer brands worldwide has been built on a legacy of music in Jamaica. Its strong connection with Jamaican music, dance hall in particular, has made it a staple ...
icon The lyrical Assassin ready to shine at Arthur Guinness Day Concert On Thursday, September 25, partygoers and Guinness lovers can look forward to another staging of the Arthur Guinness Day Concert at the National Arena. ...
icon Jah Cure promises some ‘Reflection’ on Arthur Guinness Day It is confirmed; the golden-voiced reggae singer, Jah Cure, is one of the headline acts for the Arthur Guinness Day concert. He will grace the AGD stage for the first time on Thursday September 25 at the National Arena.&nbs...
icon Five Steez holds back no punches in 'These Kingston Times' A Jamaican rap artiste is as rare a chimera as a non-Jamaican dancehall artiste. As Five Steez raps on the intro track to These Kingston Times, “Welcome”: “dancehall and rap are two cousins”; this relationship is th...
icon Top 10 Moments of Rototom Sunsplash 2014  From the Sun beach to the Reggae University sessions, from the coconut ice cream at 4am to almost always busy hammocks near the Dub Academy, from the press conferences to the long lines for the coffee at the camping bar. Ro...
icon Bobby Shmurda taps Junior Reid, Mavado, Popcaan for Dancehall remix With everyone doing their remix to one of the most popular summer anthems it's only right that Bobby Shmurda channels his Caribbean roots and tap some of Jamaica's most talented for a Dancehall remix.
icon Lucas D makes rounds with first single This past spring, Canadian teenager Lucas Di Pasquale became an unlikely Internet sensation with his acoustic cover medley of songs by dancehall star Popcaan. Now he returns with his first single on the Beach Life Riddim....
icon Rototom Sunsplash Day 8: Ready for the next one! It’s the last day here in Benicassim and everybody is looking for one last emotion to keep the fire burning in the heart till next year. As every day from 11 am to 3 pm it’s time for a massive exodus to the beach, where...
icon DOUBLE TROUBLE AT THE REGGAE MOUNTAIN; Jesse Royal and Keznamdi in concert this weekend Skyline Drive, now affectionately called the Reggae Mountain, will come alive with a special acoustic concert dubbed Double Trouble this Saturday, August 30. The up close and personal concert will feature fast rising reggae...
icon Rototom Sunsplash Day 7: From Africa to Jamaica  The Reggae University introduced a few artists that would animate the Main Stage later on: the Twinkle Brothers went through their historical career and Femi Kuti told his memories about his father and his experience in mus...

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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...
icon Tanya Asaki; feathering her way into Reggae lover's hearts With her newly released single I Love You Still taking the blogosphere and varied airwaves by storm, Tanya Asaki is making calculative moves to inscribing her name permanently amongst Reggae legends. We caught up with the radiant chanteuse ...
icon Miriam Simone determined to make her mark on Reggae's stratosphere Breathing her thoughts into melodies, Miriam Simone has been patiently awaiting the perfect time to let the world fall in love with her compelling sound and intriguing lyricism. We recently caught up with the songbird to explore her mystica...
icon Meet Zhavea; the chanteuse you simply can't get enough of Zhavea have been captivating tastemakers everywhere with every single she releases but the more you hear of her is the more you'll yearn to hear of her; which is a great thing! JamaicansMusic caught up with the Pop princess, gaining a deepe...
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...

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icon Exploring the culture of Dancehall in Japan "The dancehall scene is all about love, respect and energy, and we want to bring that culture to Japan." Those words form the foundation of a short film launched in late July by American company, Bose Corporation....
icon Top 10 Moments of Rototom Sunsplash 2014  From the Sun beach to the Reggae University sessions, from the coconut ice cream at 4am to almost always busy hammocks near the Dub Academy, from the press conferences to the long lines for the coffee at the camping bar. Rototom Sunsplash isn’t simply another music festi...
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 creating an image that is unique and I encourage the...
icon Sean Paul/ Enrique Iglesias carries 'Bailando' to America's Got Talent/Good Morning America Recently Chronixx made his American Network debut on NBC 's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, now comes Sean Paul in full fiery with the Enrique Iglesias headed single Bailando; performing on NBC's America's Got Talent and ABC's Good Morning America....
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: ‘Ching Pow: Far East Yardies.’...
icon Daniel Bambaata Marley embodies next generation of Marley with 'Maintain' "Jah message has been passed on to many generations" chants Daniel on his latest single Maintain, the product of a collaborative effort with producer Glark, the son of Bobby 'Digital' Dixon, of Digital B Records. Beginning with an excerpt from one of Marcus Garvey's speeches, the single sp...
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