Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, February 12th, 2017
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.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Wednesday, February 1st, 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.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Friday, February 12th, 2016
“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.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Friday, February 5th, 2016
Chris Walker’s ‘Rough Drafts’ provided a breathtaking end to The Music of the NDTC, recently staged at the Little Theatre in Kingston.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Friday, December 18th, 2015
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.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
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.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Tuesday, February 17th, 2015
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.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Thursday, January 29th, 2015
“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.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, March 30th, 2014
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.
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.