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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.

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.

Island of Dance: Diverse Array of Dance for Arts in the Park

Fire and drums brought Arts in the Park to a blazing finish

The rich diversity of the contemporary Jamaican dance scene was put on display at the fourth Arts in the Park event at Hope Gardens in Kingston on Sunday.

National Gallery of Jamaica West Presents Xaymaca

Colin Garland's In the Beautiful Caribbean in the Xaymaca exhibition NGJ West

The National Gallery of Jamaica are invoking Jamaica’s original name Xaymaca (land of wood and water) for new exhibition headed for National Gallery West, the NGJ’s outpost in Montego Bay.

Institute of Jamaica Reintroduces Saturday Openings with 'Paint It'

Institute of Jamaica - East Street, Kingston

The Institute of Jamaica is reintroducing its Saturday openings with a touch of colour.

Owen Blakka Ellis Revels in 'Riddim & Riddles' With New Collection

Ian 'Ity' Ellis and Owen Blakka Ellis at the launch of Riddim and Riddles

What a time to be a Jamaican. Although the country might be failing in many areas, the creative industries are in their prime and have been brewing a cultural paradigm shift that could change the common perspective on Jamaican art.

Braata Reaches for Big Things

Braata Folk Singers at the 5th Anniversary Gala

Although they have adopted the Jamaican word for a little something extra, Braata Productions appears to be bent on making a big impression on the Jamaican Diaspora landscape, particularly in New York (Queens) where they are housed.

Anjell Bryan is Miss Jamaica Festival Queen 2014

Miss Jamaica Festival Queen, Anjell Bryan Charlene Codner (l) & Honica Brown (r)

After running off with two of the sectional prizes, the petite Anjell Bryan, Miss Kingston and St. Andrew, sashayed home with the crown for Miss Jamaica Festival Queen 2014. The tiara for 1st Runner-up was snagged by Sharlene Codner (Miss St.

Jamaica Festival 2014 Launched

Jamaica Festival 2014

Preservation and recycling are not strange bedfellows and they are destined to come together again this summer under the mandate of Jamaica Festival 2014.

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