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Jamaican Music

Roots, Rock, Auction: Online Silent Auction to Benefit Alpha Institute

Alpha offers up reggae experiences in Jamaica, New York and London

As a part of its 2017 Reggae Month activities the Alpha Institute (formerly the Alpha Boys School) is staging an online silent auction that proffers up prizes that provide one of a kind items and “reggae experiences” that stretch from Jamaica to the UK.

Jamaica Music Museum Taps Into Mento Sweetness for Reggae Month 2017

Jolly Boys among the mento bands for 'How the Mento So Sweet' Reggae Month 2017

For Reggae Month 2017 the Jamaica Music Museum will be searching for sweetness. The JMM’s annual Groundation events will be exploring the rhythms and message of mento under the theme ‘Mento: Is ow de Music So Sweet’, using film, music and discussions.

Bio of Don Drummond Gets Jamaican Launch for Groundation 2016

Heather Augustyn author of Don Drummond the Genius and the Tragedy

“I wrote this book because Roger Steffens once told me that there are over 500 books on Bob Marley, but not one book on Don Drummond,” explained Heather Augustyn.

A 'Nice' Evening of Music With the NDTC

Chris Walker's 'Rough Drafts' brought a breathtaking close to Music of the NDTC

Chris Walker’s ‘Rough Drafts’ provided a breathtaking end to The Music of the NDTC, recently staged at the Little Theatre in Kingston.

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.

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.

Nomaddz New Album Roars to Life at Countryside

Nomaddz launches Sly and Robbie Presents Nomaddz

“They have moved from just being dub poets,” says Debbie Bissoon, host of the album launch for Sly and Robbie Presents Nomaddz, at the Countryside Club in Kingston.

Can Jamaican Music Strike the Right Note for the Economy? Symposium Urges Investment in the Sector

Nomaddz performs at Arts in the Park 2013

A clear call for investment into the creative sector was issued at the launch of the Jamaica Music Museum’s first symposium on music and the creative sector.

Alpha Boys School Launches Online Radio Station

Alpha Boys School Launches an online radio station

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.

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