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 ...
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...

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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...
icon Studio Chronicles explores Harry J Recording Studio Irievibrations Records, well known for their work with Anthony B, Luciano and Konshens, has collaborated with production companies Dreama Studios and Illuminati Productions to create a documentary series about „the history and culture of ...
icon Ini Kamoze's 'Hill and Gully Ride' gets remixed by XTM.Nation In preparation for Living Heart Vol. 2, producer Kareem Burrell released a remix to Ini Kamoze's Hill & Gully Ride....
icon Gifts of Revolution in Honour of the King Nov. 2 marks the 84th anniversary of the Coronation Day of H.I.M Haile Selassie. In celebration of the crowning of the King, empress Jah9 will allow fans to download her brand new single, ‘Revolution Lullaby’ for free for 24 hours....
icon Mr. Vegas Music Announces Food Drive and Concert to Feed Children housed at Mustard Seed Communities CEO of Mr. Vegas Music (MV Music), Clifford Smith, more popularly known as Mr. Vegas, has announced a food drive and campaign to collect non-perishable items  and help raise funds for children housed at Mustard Seed Communities (MSC)....
icon Noisey Jamaica speaks with Popcaan's mother, explores the mystery of Alkaline In this episode of Noisey Jamaica, we meet travel to Portmore to meet the man behind some of Popcaan and Vybz Kartel's main songs, the producer Notnice. Then we go into Kingston to meet Alkaline, a rising star of dancehall. Did he really ta...
icon Noisey Jamaica visits Chris Blackwell and meets a host of new artists In this episode our Walshy and the Noisey crew meet up with Island Records founder Chris Blackwell at his Strawberry Hill resort, and Walshy gets a visit from a gang of exciting new artists from Jon Baker's Gee Jam Studios. Meet Major Lazer...
icon Farewell, John... On Sunday night into yesterday, Monday October 20th, the music industry was again sent into mourning as the news of yet another icon's passing circulated. On Sunday, singer John Holt passed away at the Wellington Hospital, St John's Wood, L...
icon Ernie, Pluto Delight At Keesing. Kelissa, Chronixx wow audience. One Third, 'Candy' Isaacs takes patrons down memory lane  It was a night for the veterans on Saturday as headline acts Pluto Shervington and Ernie Smith took music lovers on a trip down memory lane, a journey they embarked on without resistance or hesitation....
icon Rest In Power John Holt A musical hero that etched his name in the history books of Jamaica's unmatched musical legacy...a vocal genius that poured his heart out on every single he released...a poet whose lyrical content will stand firm in our heart...
icon Watch It: Marley Africa Road Trip Ep 1 Here's the first episode of MARLEY AFRICA ROAD TRIP, which was filmed in 2010 and shows Ziggy, Rohan & Robbie Marley going to Africa....
icon Jesse Royal highlights how people are afraid to readily accept change with Noisey Jamaica Jesse Royal is one of Jamaica's most important and charismatic new stars. In this episode we follow him to his farm in the hills with his friend Walshy Fire, who earlier this year collaborated on a mixtape with the young artist. ...
icon Nyanda stirs success with 'Trouble' Songstress Nyanda has been causing a major stir on the international scene with her hit single Trouble.Having topped charts in Uganda and Kenya the artiste has followed up the track with a video which has been getting rave reviews acro...
icon Noisey Jamaica journeys to Reggae Mountain to speak with Chronixx and Protoje In this episode of Noisey Jamaica II we meet the new young reggae artists Chronixx, Protoje and more. These artists are leading the way for the reggae revival both with their new found commercial success. Major Lazer's Walshy Fire talks to ...
icon Bob Marley's 'Turn Your Lights Down Low' comes to life on NBC's The Voice In the opening ‘Blind Audition’ rounds of NBC’s “The Voice,” Jamaican singer Anita Antoinetteturns all four chairs with her cover of “Turn Your Lights Down Low,” by Bob Marley....

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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...
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...

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icon Bob Marley's 'Turn Your Lights Down Low' comes to life on NBC's The Voice In the opening ‘Blind Audition’ rounds of NBC’s “The Voice,” Jamaican singer Anita Antoinetteturns all four chairs with her cover of “Turn Your Lights Down Low,” by Bob Marley....
icon Ini Kamoze's 'Hill and Gully Ride' gets remixed by XTM.Nation In preparation for Living Heart Vol. 2, producer Kareem Burrell released a remix to Ini Kamoze's Hill & Gully Ride....
icon Rest In Power John Holt A musical hero that etched his name in the history books of Jamaica's unmatched musical legacy...a vocal genius that poured his heart out on every single he released...a poet whose lyrical content will stand firm in our hearts and echo in our ears...forever!...
icon Noisey Jamaica journeys to Reggae Mountain to speak with Chronixx and Protoje In this episode of Noisey Jamaica II we meet the new young reggae artists Chronixx, Protoje and more. These artists are leading the way for the reggae revival both with their new found commercial success. Major Lazer's Walshy Fire talks to these artists to find out what's really fueling th...
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, mothers, and deejays who helped to shape the course of J...
icon Gifts of Revolution in Honour of the King Nov. 2 marks the 84th anniversary of the Coronation Day of H.I.M Haile Selassie. In celebration of the crowning of the King, empress Jah9 will allow fans to download her brand new single, ‘Revolution Lullaby’ for free for 24 hours....
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