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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.

Poets Pay Tribute to Don Drummond

Raymond Mair, Mervyn Morris, Jerry Small, Lorna Goodison & Kwame Dawes on Don D

Five Jamaican poets gathered to explore and celebrate the nature and impact of iconic trombonist Don Drummond, whose music and tragic fate have inspired many poetic verses.

Marlon James on Writing, Marley and Obsessions with Chatting Bad

Marlon James delivered the 2016 Bob Marley Lecture

One of the important weapons in the arsenal of any DJ worth their salt is the fluent self-praise that he or she can ram dancehall and cork party.

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.

Jamaica Music Museum Explores Don Drummond Through Poetry, Music and Musings

Jamaica Music Music explores Don Drummond for Reggae Month 2016

The Jamaican Music Museum’s Reggae Month Groundation series breaks new ground in 2016, by focusing on a single musician. The 2016 series will pay keen attention to the legendary, enigmatic trombonist Don Drummond.

Young Lions Rule at Blue Mountain Music Festival

Chronixx and Kabaka Pyramid share the stage at Blue Mountain Music Fest

With the city of Kingston robed in lights and laid out at its feet, the Holywell national park was the beautiful, albeit cold, home of the inaugural Blue Mountain Music Festival, and the mountains were indeed alive with music as roots rocking Reggae clothed the hills with good vibrations.

Jah9 Brings Dub Treatment to Reggae Month

Jah9

Singer Jah9 is getting set to rub some dub into the 2014 Reggae Month roster as she delivers The Dub Treatment. The Dub Treatment will be the singer’s first live full set performance since the launch of her debut album New Name in 2013.

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.

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.