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Sezi's 'Slow Burn' at Redbones


Sezi recently launched her EP, Slow Burn, at Redbones the Blues Cafe, but the small audience who turned out for event had to go through their own slow burn as the event started over an hour and a half late.

Blands Blaze at Arts in the Park

Shaggy introduces 7yr-old Xylophone at Arts in the Park

If there had been doubt about the existence of a growing pool of young talented musicians and singers, the idea was laid to rest when the Ministry of Tourism presented Arts in the Park, hosted by Shaggy, at Hope Gardens on Sunday, February 24, 2013.

Icons of Reggae Talk History and Evolution

(l-r) Bobby Digital, Bunny Lee, King Jammy and David Katz

Reggae historian David Katz played selector and interviewer as he led, three iconic and prolific producers of Jamaican music, Bunny Striker Lee, King Jammy and Bobby Digital, through a discussion about their careers, the evolution of the music and their thoughts on the contemporary music landsca

Protoje Launches His '8 Year Affair'


Rising artist Protoje has made no secret of his ambitions to walk in the footsteps of reggae legend Bob Marley, so it seemed only fitting that the launch of his sophomore project, The 8 Year Affair took place at Tuff Gong Studios, Three Miles, Kingston.  Protoje admitted th

Music and Musings at 'Grounation' with Nomaddz and Di Blueprint

Nomaddz at Grounation 2013

The musical skills of Nomaddz and Di Blueprint Band combined with the theoretical ground of Joshua Chamberlain and Dr. Clinton Hutton second week of Grounation 2013.

The DJ, the Artist & The Academic - Afifa Aza

Afifa Aza creative director of So((u))l

“I'm an artist. I'm a DJ,” says Afifa Aza, creative director of Sounds of Life - So((u))l, which she operates with Georgia Love. Afifa’s affair with music has lasted a lifetime but approximately four years ago, to took it to another level.

Reggae Grammy Continues to Spurn Rising Talent

Sean Paul at the Jamaican launch of Tomahawk Technique

When the Reggae Grammy nominees were announced last December, it underscored that once again the academy had favoured the talent of veterans to the detriment of those currently on the rise.

Mary J Blige Brings Drama to Jamaica Jazz & Blues 2013

Mary J Blige

Mary J Blige brought the second night of Jamaica Jazz and Blues 2013 to a high energy close at the Trelawny Multi-purpose Stadium.

Jamaica Jazz and Blues Gets Reggae-matic

Third World

Megastar wattage culled 80s/90s balladeers, a king or diva of soul or funk and a touch of currency from adult contemporary and R&B is the successful formula for Jamaica Jazz and Blues: The Art of Music Festival. With Mary J.

Cultural Notes from DJ Spooky at Roktowa

Paul Miller aka DJ Spooky

On Friday evening Roktowa hosted Paul Miller aka DJ Spooky with an evening that blended a light lyme with discussion on art and culture. Miller delivered an interesting presentation dubbed Rhythm Science: Notes for a Shattered Culture.