Tanya Batson-Savage | Wednesday, November 11th, 2015
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.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Saturday, October 24th, 2015
Renowned producers, Lowell ‘Sly’ Dunbar and Robert ‘Robbie’ Shakespeare, dubbed the ‘riddim twins’ for their collaborative efforts inside the studio and on the stage, will join scholar and novelist Orlando Patterson as the recipients of and the 2015 gold Musgrave Medals.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, June 7th, 2015
Jamaican history is replete with the stories from which great operas can be made, whether they be tales of high romance, intrigue or heroism and the great tragedies that most often becomes heroes (possibly because we often don’t know they are heroic until we kill them).
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, March 22nd, 2015
Reggae singer Chronixx one of the rebel poster bwoi for the Reggae revival, renaissance or revolution, depending on who is describing it, took over the lectern at the University of the West Indies, Mona.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Thursday, March 12th, 2015
The Jamaica Association of Authors and Composers (JACAP) has announced that it has sued five (5) media houses for breaches of copyright law and has sent “cease and desist” letters to an additional seven (7) radio stations.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Wednesday, March 11th, 2015
Iconic reggae singer Jimmy Cliff provided fans with an evening of music and musings to kick off the March Reggae Talks, coordinated by Professor Carolyn Cooper and hosted by the Department of Literatures in English at the University of the West Indies, Mona.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
The soulful reggae crooner Duane Stephenson provided a fantastic end to the evening, at the recently held Soul Sessions: The Heart of the Art, at Redbones the Blues Cafe in Kingston.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Tuesday, February 17th, 2015
The music producer is often heard but rarely seen. Prolific producer Mikey Bennett had the rare moment in the onstage spotlight as a part of the February installment of Soul Sessions.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, February 8th, 2015
Celebrated singer Myrna Hague is gearing up for another edition of the Simply Myrna concert, on Saturday, March 7, 2015. In her brief address to the audience gathered at the media launch at the Hotel Four Seaons, Hague delivered an emotional commitment to Jamaica and her fans.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Thursday, January 29th, 2015
“They have moved from just being dub poets,” says Debbie Bissoon, host of the album launch for Sly and Robbie Presents Nomaddz, at the Countryside Club in Kingston.