icon The Jamaican Mermaid: Royanne DeSilva Ever wondered what life as a mermaid is like? To live freely, beyond borders as a citizen of the world? With twenty-five countries and counting under her belt, Royanne DeSilva, also known as the Jamaican Mermaid, allows her audience the opp...
icon Galavant Jewelry: A celebratory explosion of cultural pride Mirroring the braggadocious persona of Jamaican pop culture while channelling modern elegance, Galavant Jewelry has craved out a niche for themselves amongst the plethora of accessory houses while pushing the boundaries of fashion o...
icon Celebrate Jamaica’s Independence With Appleton Special’s Dream Weekend In Jamaica There is no better time to visit Jamaica than during Dream Weekend’s week-long independence celebration. From July 28 through August 1, the entire island goes into party-mode, but Dream Weekend in Negril has built a worldwide reputation f...
icon Summer's must have: miSimBeachBabe Image this: You're laying on the beach (or poolside) with a swimwear that hugs your curves so sensually the sun dims with jealousy. Okay, to be honest these eye-popping pieces are near indescribable; they simply have this allure that pulls ...
icon Art Is Also 'Brand Jamaica' FACT: While Jamaica has some stunning galleries, the internet has - and will continue - to influence how we explore, see and understand art. ...
icon RUNNING EVENTS AND MYLAPS GEAR UP FOR KINGSTON CITY RUN After a hugely successful race last year, organizers of Kingston City Run (KCR) are promising an even bigger and better event in 2015. Runners from across the island and all over the globe are expected to converge on the Corp...
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....

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icon Selah Marley wows with debut single 'Breathe' “Essentially, that song for me is me standing up for myself–or more standing up to myself,” she said. “Because it’s clear I’m talking about some guy, some love interest that I’m not dealing with anymore, that I’m over it."...
icon Ce'Cile gets sultry on 'Never Been Loved' with Max Stone Never Been Loved is the new single by the uniquely talented performer and songwriter Max Stone, who you might recognise as the X-Factor finalist who was determined to only perform the music he loved. He covered Bob Marley’s No Woman ...
icon Naomi Cowan readies her vision #Jamaica2030 "I want to carry on my family's legacy, and it is not necessarily from a financial point of view. I have seen the experiences and the work my parents have done, and I believe that with excellence, more persons will notice and the brand will...
icon Estelle lives happily with 'Love Like Ours' Give her a pen, paper and a mic and this songbird is sure to melt you heart away. We caught up with Estelle to explore her musical journey thus far, her frame of mind presently and her upcoming album led by the Tarrus Riley-assisted Love Li...
icon Protoje Delivers Cinematic Visuals for Powerful “Blxxd Money” Single There are some songs that need interesting visuals to make it more appealing, and others that are so vivid that the entire picture instantly paints itself within each listener’s mind. Protoje’s single “Blxxd Money” is definitely the...
icon New Bob Marley Autopsy Documentary Watch this new documentary: Autopsy - The Last Hours Of… Bob Marley"A documentary series that reveals the truth behind the controversial deaths of global icons and people whose untimely deaths were surrounded by scandal and intense media ...
icon Chris Brown flexes Dancehall prowess with Konshens Dancehall, the difficult to quantify and forever shape-shifting genre, finds Konshens consistently evolving with its sound yet remaining true to his core fanbase. With a little over a year since its debut, his single Bruk Off grabs an irres...
icon Protoje’s Blood Money Begs No Pardons Every now and then, there comes a song that helps make sense of the world around us. Even if just for a minute, the song transports its listeners into the depths of an artiste's mind and soul, giving a voice to far too frequently unspoken, ...
icon UB40 Embraces Vocal Tranquility with 'Unplugged' and 'Greatest Hits' Compilations "This is the first time we've taken iconic UB40 tunes and done them in an acoustic style," says Ali Campbell. "It all sounds very fresh. It's completely unlike anything we've done before."...
icon Courtney John returns with 'Strangers' Meet Courtney John, the lovers rocker, that enigmatic, rare artist who comes along every once in a while, with uniqueness that simply radiates. His peers have called him a modern-day Slim Smith; some say he’s...
icon Rototom Sunsplash 2016 Day 8: A reassuring conclusion! The end of the festival arrived and caught us unprepared. We were ready to spend at least another week here, but we will be also happy to wait for the next Rototom’s edition. After the show all the members of the organisation went...
icon Rototom Sunsplash 2016 Day 7: Friend’s night! The day after Manu Chao’s sold out everyone was amazed, this 2016 edition already brought in Spain more than the usual 250’000 people and we still had to listen to many other artists. In a place like Rototom whoever comes must b...
icon Rototom Sunsplash 2016 Day 6: Manu Chao’s Sold Out! We saw more people than usual as soon as we woke up. We were going to have a very long night, because of the two main shows: Manu Chao on the Main Stage and Jah Shaka at the Dub Academy. ...
icon Rototom Sunsplash Day 5: A festival for Europe? Reggae has a good and old friendship with Europe, a continent that got the message and gave birth to many talents of the genre. On our fifth day at the 23rd european reggae we wait for one of our continental stars: Dub Inc from Fran...
icon Rototom Sunsplash 2016 Day 4: When the stars come back It was impressive to see thousands of fans gathering at the entrance long before the official start. Many came just to see Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley back at the Rototom after three years. By the way, he was spotted near the Dance...

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icon Troydel Wallace - A new perspective on different With a multitude of artists surfacing throughout the creative landscape yearly, there are many that will go overlooked while others will shine effortlessly. Then you'll come across Troydel Wallace; an impeccable force to be reckoned with. W...
icon Tapping into the many frequencies of love with art Dip your hands into the foreverness of Amanda Mitchell's mind. "I put colour to canvas and see where it takes me that particular day. I have a vague initial idea in my head, of how I want it to look, other than that my mind empties and I go...
icon Leon & The Peoples redefines the industry-made mold "There is no Tomorrow without Today, so live your life and have a great Yesterday.” Not very often do you come across eclectic bands such as Leon and The Peoples; but the moment you do you simply can't help but watch/listen to them in awe...
icon The Rise of Nuwarhol Like many things in life looking to be defined, “art” is one that has varying interpretations. The dictionary tells us that art is a skill—in its display and application, art is an expression of creativity and imagination that produce...
icon The vocal truth of RocStar Give her a pen, paper and a mic and this songbird is sure to melt you heart away. We caught up with the budding chanteuse, for an in-depth interview, in hopes of officially introducing her to the world....

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icon Duane Forest ready to change lives with 'The Climb' We caught up with the crooner to find out more about his beginnings, his non-profit charity and musical journey.
icon Is It 'Too Late' For Jane Macgizmo? Jane Macgizmo is a poetic author of modern Jamaican music. Her soul-bearing singles are genre bending at its finest; inevitably taking listeners on a sonic journey comparable no other. As she stencil her lyrical process across our minds, we're elated to premiere her latest single Too Late....
icon Estelle lives happily with 'Love Like Ours' Give her a pen, paper and a mic and this songbird is sure to melt you heart away. We caught up with Estelle to explore her musical journey thus far, her frame of mind presently and her upcoming album led by the Tarrus Riley-assisted Love Like Ours....
icon Sevana shines in 'Losing Patience' 'Losing Patience', is a (very) mini series which is packed with relatable moments and humour-riddled punches!
icon The Open Mind of Eli'Jah We caught up with the budding Reggae singer to find out more about his beginnings, musical journey and his hopes for the future.
icon Yashae pulls us closer with her 'Boomerang' Meet Yashae, the Urban Pop singer-songwriter, that rare artiste who comes along every once in a while, with uniqueness that simply radiates. We caught up with the budding chanteuse to learn more about her and her debut single Boomerang. ...
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