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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.

Riddim Twins Sly and Robbie Get Gold Musgrave Award

Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare receive Gold Musgrave Medals

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.

The UWI Singers Dives into History With Opera on Morant Bay Rebellion

George William Gordon and Paul Bogle get the operatic treatment in 1865

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).

"Yuh no fi stray from you vision": Chronixx on His Music, Mission and Inspiration

Chronixx delivers a stirring Reggae Talk at UWI, Mona

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.

Jamaican Media Houses Face the Music for Copyright Infringement

JACAP Sues Local Media Houses for Copyright Infringement

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.

Jimmy Cliff on His Musical Roots and Upcoming Songs

Jimmy Cliff Opens Reggae Talks 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.

On Reggae and Truth - Duane Stephenson

Duane Stephenson talks and sings the truth at Soul Sessions

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.

The Man Behind the Music: Mikey Bennett Speaks

Mikey Bennett speaks to Shawna-Kae Burns and Fabian Thomas

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.

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