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)....
icon The Calabash International Literary Festival readies 13th staging of fine reading and hypnotising music Prodigy, from the legendary hip-hop group Mobb Deep, launches his Infamous Books imprint at Calabash 2014 with authors K'wan and Miasha, two of the hottest names in urban fiction....
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....

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icon Jamaican Music Hot This Summer Just as the Jamaican moment on last year’s BET Awards ignited buzz in Jamaica and on social media, last night’s Chronixx debut on America’s popular NBC’s ‘Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon’, lit a ‘bonfyah’ as an excited Fallon...
icon Reggae in Italy: Bunny Wailer at Parabiago Rugby Sound History was made at the Parabiago Rugby Sound Festival on the 18th of July when Mr. Bunny Wailer stepped on stage singing Rastaman Chant. ...
icon Dancehall Divas make risque moves at Reggae Sumfest's Dancehall Night Dancehall Night at Reggae Sumfest 2014 saw a slew of great performances from some of Jamaica’s most outstanding and popular artistes - and while largely a  male-dominated line-up, the dancehall divas ensured that they delivered sets ...
icon Chronixx, Beenie Man owns at Reggae Sumfest’s International Night 1 As with every Sumfest staging, there are stand out performances that simply take patrons’ breath away and Wiz Khalifa, Jason Derulo, Beenie Man and Chronixx truly didn’t disappoint....
icon Reggae Sumfest's International Night 2 ends with patrons begging for more Tessanne Chin and Freddie McGregor stole Saturday's International Night 2, as the curtains came down on Reggae Sumfest 2014. They stood out at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Centre, Montego Bay, on an impressive line-up that included Gram...
icon Chronixx carries 'Trouble' to Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show "Reggae was never dead nor dying," echoed Chronixx' persona as he carried the banner of Jamaican music on his back to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon....
icon Jah Vinci's treat fans with diversity on 'Ghetto Born'  “Ghetto Born”, the socially critical and exceptional debut album, by the internationally acclaimed  Dancehall/Reggae superstar , Jah Vinci, is already in high demand and will be launched in worldwide come July 22, 2014. ...
icon Jesse Royal and Major Lazer's Walshy Fire serves summer treat with 'Royally Speaking' mixtape Giving an update to previously released tracks, The Small Axe, Jesse Royal, along with DJ Walshy Fire offers fans and first time listeners a delectable summer treat that'll leave music lovers craving for more. Check it out and be sure to le...
icon All Set For Reggae Sumfest's 22nd Staging It's all systems go for the 22nd staging of Reggae Sumfest. According to festival organisers, patrons making it to Montego Bay for the 'Greatest Reggae Show on Earth' are guaranteed a spectacular showcase....
icon Tarrus Riley shares his love story on his new album Okay, we get it Mr. Singy Singy - you can sing. By this time there can be no doubt in anybody’s mind that Tarrus Riley is a deft vocalist and the musician once again places his talent on the top shelf with his latest release, Love Situati...
icon Sizzla Secures his Eminence with ‘Born A King’ Sizzla Kalonji is one of the most recognizable figures in the reggae/dancehall industry and certainly one of the most prolific. As of this year, the musicians abounding repertoire has grown to include over 70 compilations. Born A King joins...
icon Bob Marley's 'Iron Lion Zion' gets a Makeover on Santana’s Corazón There is no conceivable way to produce a list of legendary guitarists or influential musicians without including Carlos Santana. The sixty-six year old musician proved that his fingers are just as nimble as ever and still suited to their ta...
icon Kalado all set to thrill fans at his ReggaeSumfest debut An appearance on internationally acclaimed music Festival, Reggae Sumfest, is every artiste's dream, and for a dancehall act, his sights are firmly fixed on Dancehall Night to show off his skills. Come July 17, Pree Money singer, Kalado, wi...
icon General Degree Returns With New Smash EP, 'Bambalam' Legendary Jamaican artist General Degreeis back with a bang with his new smash EP Bambalam, available worldwide from all major digital retailers on July 15, 2014, with pre-order available now....
icon Wayne Marshall take fans on a musical journey with his ‘Tru Colors’ Wayne Marshall’s musical career has come a far way since the performer surfaced on the dancehall scene in 2001. He has already secured his place in the pantheon of dancehall music and is on his way to becoming one of the more celebrated v...

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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...
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 Fyakin readies debut album After teasing his fans for a few years now, Fyakin is ready to drop his debut album in 2014. As Jamaicansmusic conversed with the Roots Reggae crooner, we found out a little bit more about the man and what can be expect from the upcoming p...

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icon Interesting Facts about Jamaica most people don’t know Take a look at some of these very interesting facts you may not have known about Jamaica.
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 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....
icon Wayne Marshall take fans on a musical journey with his ‘Tru Colors’ Wayne Marshall’s musical career has come a far way since the performer surfaced on the dancehall scene in 2001. He has already secured his place in the pantheon of dancehall music and is on his way to becoming one of the more celebrated veterans in the industry. His latest release reveal...
icon Tanya Stephens 'Guilty' of Lyrical Assault Right off the bat listeners can hear that Tanya Stephens has something of substance to say on her latest album, Guilty. It shouldn’t come as a surprise as Stephens has long proved that she has lyric fever and she doesn’t need a cure. ...
icon Jah Vinci channels ‘Ghetto Born’ tribulations on debut album The album is based on the subculture of inner city life focusing on the hardships “ghetto youths” face such as crime, violence, and poverty.  Out of those hardships a star is born to break those barriers and rise to success....
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 the first time it was a very small movement. Now ...
icon Tarrus Riley shares his love story on his new album Okay, we get it Mr. Singy Singy - you can sing. By this time there can be no doubt in anybody’s mind that Tarrus Riley is a deft vocalist and the musician once again places his talent on the top shelf with his latest release, Love Situation....
icon Chronixx carries 'Trouble' to Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show "Reggae was never dead nor dying," echoed Chronixx' persona as he carried the banner of Jamaican music on his back to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon....
icon Samantha J inks lucrative deal with Columbia Records Roughly a year after the release of her breakout hit Tight Skirt, singer Samantha J has signed a record deal with major American label Columbia Records....
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. Tonight, the first of the two-night staging, we pre...
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