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Jamaica Jazz and Blues Gets Reggae-matic

Third World

Megastar wattage culled 80s/90s balladeers, a king or diva of soul or funk and a touch of currency from adult contemporary and R&B is the successful formula for Jamaica Jazz and Blues: The Art of Music Festival. With Mary J.

Cultural Notes from DJ Spooky at Roktowa

Paul Miller aka DJ Spooky

On Friday evening Roktowa hosted Paul Miller aka DJ Spooky with an evening that blended a light lyme with discussion on art and culture. Miller delivered an interesting presentation dubbed Rhythm Science: Notes for a Shattered Culture.

Reggae Storm Reigns at Emancipation Park with Let Live Music Live

Taurus Riley

An deluge of Reggae acts were brought out to Emancipation Park, New Kingston, for the fourth staging of the annual Taurus Riley concert Let Live Music Live.

Raging Fyah - Blazing a Reggae Trail

Kumar Bent and Delroy 'Pele' Hamilton the rhythm and bass of Raging Fyah

Jamaica’s live music scene has been heating up. The ferment is in part being driven by the renaissance of live bands that have once again become prominent on the island’s music scene and the band Raging Fyah has been a piece of kindling keeping the blaze going.

Sparrow Martin Plays the Blues

Sparrow Martin

The evening showers set on dampening Kingston's spirits had ended, but only a few turned out to Pulse8, formerly known as Studio 38, for the third installment of Groovalization.

Blueprint Snags GBOB 2012 Championship

Di Blueprint Band in performance at Vera Mood Hall

Di Blueprint Band, winner of the 2011 Jamaica Global Battle of the Bands competition, have been declared the 2012 champion, and therefore dubbed ‘Best New Band in the World’.

Sizzla Blazes with Cameo at Reggae Fusion

Sizzla Kalonji

The poster for Reggae Fusion at Redbones boasted Mystikal Revolution, Raging Fyah and Lutan Fyah, however it was the un-billed Sizzla who stole the show, bringing the night to a historic, and a little hysterical, close.

Blueprint Heads to London for GBOB Finals

Di Blueprint Band

Di Blueprint Band, winner of the 2011 Jamaica Global Battle of the Bands competition, is about to set off to wage musical warfare in the United Kingdom.

Redbones Adds Its Own Book to it's Cultural Menu

Evon Williams

The night was more a concert than a book launch. But given that it was a book about Redbones the Blues Cafe, that is not too surprising.

A 'Jakoostic Vibe at National Gallery of Jamaica

Jakoostic playing at National Gallery of Jamaica

Kingston, Jamaica: As Jamaica brushed itself off from the effects of Hurricane Sandy, the National Gallery of Jamaica opened its doors for its monthly Sunday opening and proffered up not only great art but also great music.