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Roots, Rock, Auction: Online Silent Auction to Benefit Alpha Institute

Alpha offers up reggae experiences in Jamaica, New York and London

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.

Jamaica Music Museum Taps Into Mento Sweetness for Reggae Month 2017

Jolly Boys among the mento bands for 'How the Mento So Sweet' Reggae Month 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.

Jamming with Jazmyn at National Gallery of Jamaica

Jazmyn delivered an energetic and diverse set at Last Sundays in November

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

Protoje For Calabash 2016

Protoje for Calabash 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 Stephens Talks Sex, Reggae and How Hatred Shaped Her

Tanya Stephens calls for banning of the word 'female' as a label before artists

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.

Poets Pay Tribute to Don Drummond

Raymond Mair, Mervyn Morris, Jerry Small, Lorna Goodison & Kwame Dawes on Don D

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.

A 'Nice' Evening of Music With the NDTC

Chris Walker's 'Rough Drafts' brought a breathtaking close to Music of the NDTC

Chris Walker’s ‘Rough Drafts’ provided a breathtaking end to The Music of the NDTC, recently staged at the Little Theatre in Kingston.

Jamaica Music Museum Explores Don Drummond Through Poetry, Music and Musings

Jamaica Music Music explores Don Drummond for Reggae Month 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.

Kingston Designated UNESCO City of Music

The view of Kingston from the inaugural Blue Mountain Music Fesitval

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.

Shaggy & Friends 2016 Teams Up with iHeartMedia and Fiat

(l-r) Owen Grover of iHeart Radio, Susan Thompson of Fiat and Shaggy

The lawns of Jamaica House are once again getting ready to erupt with the sound of music and the feeling of philanthropy with the return of the massive benefit concert Shaggy & Friends, under the theme I Dare. The concert is slated for Saturday, January 2, 2016.

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