Tanya Batson-Savage | Monday, April 10th, 2017
Fashion and music have long been close friends - with benefits. This spring, sportswear giant Adidas turned to reggae to find the new face and voice of its Spezial 2017 line in the form of reggae revival poster boy, Chronixx.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, February 12th, 2017
As a part of its 2017 Reggae Month activities the Alpha Institute (formerly the Alpha Boys School) is staging an online silent auction that proffers up prizes that provide one of a kind items and “reggae experiences” that stretch from Jamaica to the UK.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
For Reggae Month 2017 the Jamaica Music Museum will be searching for sweetness. The JMM’s annual Groundation events will be exploring the rhythms and message of mento under the theme ‘Mento: Is ow de Music So Sweet’, using film, music and discussions.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, December 4th, 2016
As the National Gallery of Jamaica’s Last Sunday’s programme slowly and steadily ingrains itself into Jamaica’s artistic calendar, with each installment it is becoming the place and space to discover (possibly in that Christopher Columbus sense of the word) new
Tanya Batson-Savage | Thursday, May 26th, 2016
While the Calabash International Literary Festival remains at its core a literary festival, since it’s inception, it has had a roaring affair with music which bears fruit in many ways and often skanks its influence onto the way the programme.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Thursday, March 31st, 2016
An eloquent and talented lyricist, Tanya Stephens delivered an engaging and provoking talk as the penultimate speaker in the 2016 Reggae Talks series staged by the Department of Literatures in English at the UWI, Mona.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, February 21st, 2016
Five Jamaican poets gathered to explore and celebrate the nature and impact of iconic trombonist Don Drummond, whose music and tragic fate have inspired many poetic verses.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Friday, February 5th, 2016
Chris Walker’s ‘Rough Drafts’ provided a breathtaking end to The Music of the NDTC, recently staged at the Little Theatre in Kingston.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016
The Jamaican Music Museum’s Reggae Month Groundation series breaks new ground in 2016, by focusing on a single musician. The 2016 series will pay keen attention to the legendary, enigmatic trombonist Don Drummond.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Friday, December 18th, 2015
Many a reggae singer and dancehall deejay have long touted that reggae rhythms put Jamaica on the map. This has taken a more literal turn as the island, or rather Kingston, has now been placed on the map of UNESCO’s Creative Cities.