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 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 ...

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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...
icon Toian hits MTV with 'Rude Boy' From a little town on a small island, “Rude Boys”, the brand new music video performed by Jamaican singer & songwriter, Toian, made its debut on international television station MTV Jams on August 10, 2014....
icon Rototom Sunsplash Day 6: Putting Jah First Rototom Sunsplash is sadly going towards the end, but the last days are full of surprises and big shows. The sixth day is in part dedicated to the Spanish Reggae scene, with the Reggae University hosting a debate on the con...
icon Rototom Sunsplash Day 5: Showered with Blessing The Reggae University kicked off the day with a very conscious program; first was the world premiere of Escape to St. Croix, a documentary on the Reggae scene and the rasta culture in the Virgin Islands. The movie directed ...
icon Rototom Sunsplash Day 4: Legends and Rising Stars One of the many lucks of being part of the media at Rototom is that we can access the festival before it opens for the public. So on the fourth day of the festival while wandering around looking for something to eat we mana...
icon Classic Duets echo throughout Kingston It was a benefit concert for two promising students of the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, but by night's end the two beneficiaries weren't the only people feeling satisfied....
icon Rototom Sunsplash Day 3: Pulling Roots and Culture from Different Generations The day starts late at Rototom, as in the late morning people go relax themselves on the beach and only around 5pm people slowly begin to wander around looking for activities in the Festival area. Someone...
icon Rototom Sunsplace Day 2: Great vibes while remembering Marcus Garvey For the second day we managed to check some of the activities Rototom organizes beside the concerts. In the morning the selectors on the Sun Beach entertained all of those who decided to relax under the sun with some Rockst...
icon Aidonia Embraces Rastafari, Deejay says “No More War” After almost ten years as a hardcore deejay delivering some of the biggest hits the genre as seen amid lyrical feuds with several artistes, Dancehall star Aidonia appears to have had a spiritual awakening and his now on a new musical journe...
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 f...
icon Mr. Vegas sees 'Reggae Euphoria' with 'My Jam' After such an unforgettable and noteworthy performance on Dancehall Night at Reggae Sumfest 2014, followed up with an appearance on International Night 1 with US- Based Artiste Jason Duerelo, it only gets more career focused ...
icon Pressure Builds on Reggae’s Sound If the colourful cast of reggae/reggae-fusion artists that exist in the industry today have demonstrated anything with their varyingly unique sounds, it is that reggae is as diverse a genre as any.  ...
icon The History Of The Jamaican Festival Song Right on the heels of Emancipation Day, we take an optimistic look forward to Independence Day in a few days time, and again marvel at the power of music and the important role it has played in both events. A powerful force among people and...

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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...
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...

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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 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 Lëk Sèn Takes Reggae Back to its African Roots and Beyond If you’ve seen the Denzel Washington action-thriller Safe House, then you’ve probably already been introduced to Lek Sen’s music. The song “Rebel Blues” from his debut solo release -- Burn -- was featured on the movie’s soundtrack and now, some four years later, the musician is...
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 Aysha Loren wants to ‘Keep It Like It Is’ Effective pop-reggae single out now, taken from ‘Back To You’ EP due July 7th. Readying herself for her first full release after a long break from the industry, Aysha Loren has released funky reggae track ‘Keep It Like It Is’ as a teaser for upcoming EP ‘Back To You’....
icon The undying rhythm of Mento Mento, also referred to as the Jamaican calypso, was perhaps Jamaica's first popular music form. It preceded ska, reggae and dancehall, and was the first genre of music to be recorded for commercial purposes....
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