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 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’....

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icon Watch Magnum Sting 2014 from the comfort of your home! Magnum Sting will be streamed live by Kariblink to audiences internationally. The production promises to have unique features and value added components....
icon Live Stream: Countdown to Sting 2014 With just a few days to go until the greatest one night Reggae and Dancehall show kicks into high gear, JamaicaLive TV sits with Gage, Ryno, Sashae, Droop Lion, Loyal Flames and Animosity to discuss their pending performances and myria...
icon 2015 Unsigned Only Music Competition Judging Panel Announced Unsigned Only Music Competition revealed today its high-profile judging panel for the 2015 competition, which is now accepting entries. The renowned panel consists of iconic recording artists and journalists and will determine the winners i...
icon Studio Chronicles explores Anchor Recording Studio Studio Chronicles is a new series brought by Irievibrations in collaboration with Dreama Studios and Illuminati Films that aims to present the roots and history of Jamaican music industry. In episode 4 they explore Anchor Recording Studio....
icon Studio Chronicles explores Hitmaker Recording Studio  Studio Chronicles is a new series brought by Irievibrations in collaboration with Dreama Studios and Illuminati Films that aims to present the roots and history of Jamaican music industry. In episode 3 they explore Hitmaker Recording Studio...
icon Studio Chronicles explores King Jammy's Recording Studio  Studio Chronicles is a new series brought by Irievibrations in collaboration with Dreama Studios and Illuminati Films that aims to present the roots and history of Jamaican music industry. In episode 2 they explore King Jammy's Recording St...
icon Gentleman wows with MTV Unplugged performance In its over 25 years of existence, the MTV Unplugged series never hosted a Reggae artist to embrace the concept and bring their music to new heights. Gentleman has become the first to fill this gap and to present his music ...
icon Will Jamaica’s Finest Reggae Artists Have a New Stage to Perform On in 2017? After social sharing platforms helped revolutionise the way people accessed music across the world it also meant that the market became saturated with a lot of substandard music. With many music fans deciding to spend their money on di...
icon Cali P soulfully chants for the 'Healing of the Nation' In Cali P’s inspiring EP, Healing of the Nation, as the name suggests he seeks to heal the nation with his authentic Reggae delivery. He has accurately captured the sound and nature of true/ authentic Reggae music with hi...
icon Noisey Jamaica pays respect to the foundation of modern Jamaican Music In the final episode of Noisey Jamaica II, Walshy Fire heads into the hills above Kingston with a group of Nyabinghi Rastas to truly get down to the roots of this musical movement. On top of that, Walshy gets exclusive time with the one and...

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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 Muiravale Freetown propelling Italy's Reggae music to new heights Among the many interesting upcoming Italian Reggae bands, one to keep an eye on is definitely Muiravale Freetown. This band from Terracina has an interesting story behind them and a bright future is surely awaiting them in ...
icon Jah9 bites into the lighter side of life with 'Avocado' video Known for her thought-provoking lyricism and captivating vocal deliveries, Jah9 ventures onto a more playful and lighter side of her persona with fan-favourite Avocado. We caught up with the radiant beauty to find out more about the concept...
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...

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icon 15 Reggae Christmas Songs to keep on replay With Christmas here once again, we went through our archives of Reggae-tinged singles and came up with 15  you're sure to keep on replay this holiday season. ...
icon Watch Magnum Sting 2014 from the comfort of your home! Magnum Sting will be streamed live by Kariblink to audiences internationally. The production promises to have unique features and value added components.
icon Live Stream: Countdown to Sting 2014 With just a few days to go until the greatest one night Reggae and Dancehall show kicks into high gear, JamaicaLive TV sits with Gage, Ryno, Sashae, Droop Lion, Loyal Flames and Animosity to discuss their pending performances and myriad of surprises they have in store....
icon Live Stream: Rebel Salute 2015 " The Preservation of Reggae "  Rebel Salute is undeniably a masterpiece, which is now hailed today as a spiritual renaissance, it has become the bedrock for the exposure and celebration of Jamaican roots music....
icon 6 Videos that gave 2014 new sight Without a doubt these singles/visuals effortlessly breathed life into 2014 in unimaginable ways. Here are our Top 6 videos that were kept on replay throughout the year.
icon Sting 2014 leave patrons stung with moments of disappointment Clashes, lyrical and physical; gunfire and a mad rush for safety by scores of patrons interspersed with strong performances and a hit debut by overnight recording sensation, Gully Bop, all combined to make what was the 2014 staging of Magnum Sting stage show at Jamworld Entertainme...
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