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Kingston Be Wise: Three Reggae Artists Share Their View of the City

Protoje, Sevana and Sheldon Shepherd share their views on Kingston

Depending on your view, Jamaica’s capital city, Kingston is either a place to avoid or to be celebrated. Three of Kingston’s reggae artists were asked to speak on the topic, ‘What Does Kingson Mean to Me’, at the recently concluded Imagine Kingston conference. The panel chaired by Dr.

Reggae, Jazz and the Legacies of Slavery - First Sunday at National Gallery of Jamaica

Leasho Johnson explores  history, tourism and dancehall - We Have Met Before

As an unusually dreary November began in Kingston, The National Gallery of Jamaica had a vibrant First Sunday featuring the exhibition We Have Me Before to a vibrant close.

Lignum Vitae Awards Shortlist Announced

Tanya Batson-Savage and Kim Robinson-Walcott announce 2017 Lignum Vitae Awards

Six writers, two of whom are making their return the list, have been shortlisted for the 2017 Lignum Vitae Writing Awards, a trio of biennial prizes presented by the Jamaica Writers Society (JaWS) and the Jamaica Copyright Licensing Agency (JAMCOPY).

Edna Manley College Presents Sabor Hispano - A Fusion of Rhythms from Hispanic America

Marjorie Whylie as she receives her PSCCA Award from Peter Ashbourne in 2013

With our closest neighbours, Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico currently trying rebuild after the catastrophic hurricane season in the region, it is probably more than just perfect timing that for its first faculty concert of the academic year, The S

Adidas Taps Rastaman Vibrations Through Chronixx

Chronixx is the face of Adidas Spezial 2017 line

Fashion and music have long been close friends - with benefits. This spring, sportswear giant Adidas turned to reggae to find the new face and voice of its Spezial 2017 line in the form of reggae revival poster boy, Chronixx.

Let's Dance: NDTC Launches 55th Anniversary Celebrations

Mark Phinn and Kerry Ann Henry in Dimensions at the NDTC 55th anniversary launch

A beautifully serene rendition of ‘Evening Time’ brought the musical overture at the launch of the National Dance Theatre Company’s 55th anniversary celebrations to a close.

Exhibition on Japanese Martial Arts Opens in Kingston

An image of a samurai looks on as a visitor explores the Spirit of Budo exhibit

The word budō, is hardly known in Jamaica, but the Japanese martial arts to which it refers has fascinated Jamaicans for decades. The travelling exhibition The Spirit of Budō:

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

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.

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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