Tanya Batson-Savage | Wednesday, December 18th, 2013
In December 2001 Tessanne Chin opened for Gladys Knight and Patti LaBelle at the Divas in Concert event in Kingston Jamaica, having earned the spot from a local talent competition.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Monday, December 2nd, 2013
The Alpha Boys School successfully highlighted that rather than being just a part of Jamaica’s creative history, it has the potential to continue making contributions toward Jamaica’s creative economy by copping first place in the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship Caribbean’s Pitch to Rich comp
Tanya Batson-Savage | Monday, November 25th, 2013
When I first saw the title Ke Ke Keng I thought it was reference to the laughter of a female ghost.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Monday, October 21st, 2013
For the rock enthusiast, living in the land of reggae means learning to live without live music stimulation, at least for long stretches.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Wednesday, September 25th, 2013
The twittersphere exploded with love, admiration and kudos as Jamaican songbird Tessanne took the stage at the blind auditions on Night 2 of NBC’s mega hit television series The Voice on Tuesday, 24 September.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Tuesday, September 17th, 2013
The Alpha Boys School is as an intrinsic part of Jamaica’s popular music tapestry with past students at the Kingston school have helped to shape the history of ska, rocksteady reggae and even dancehall.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, September 15th, 2013
The Jamaican Folk Singers is almost as old as the nation whose folk repertoire it safeguards. The Singers have an impressive cache of folk songs and one can almost be certain that although you are likely to hear some favourites, each season won’t be a repeat of the last.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Thursday, September 5th, 2013
The 2013 Concert Season for the Jamaican Folk Singers has been dubbed Tribute and Celebration. And that is precisely what they will be doing for their founder the late Dr. Olive Lewin.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Monday, August 26th, 2013
Last year, the Gungo Walk Festival joined Jamaica’s entertainment calendar. Though it reportedly enjoyed a smaller audience than the first installment, the sophomore staging proffered up great energy and diversity as it continues to carve out its niche for alternative music and more.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Tuesday, August 13th, 2013
When musicologist and folk researcher Dr. Olive Lewin receives her much deserved, albeit posthumous, Order of Merit on Heroes Day 2013, she will become Jamaica’s 11th cultural icon to do so.