Tag: music


Apple Set To Discontinue iPod Touch

Apple has announced it is discontinuing its original music player, the iPod Touch.  The firm says it will remain available to buy while stocks last. It was last updated in 2019. The iconic MP3 player was launched in 2001 and could up to store 1,000 tracks.  It was designed by Tony Fadell, who later invented the iPhone. Support The Readers […]


Jamaicans Overseas Get To Vote For Festival Song

The Jamaican Diaspora, for the first time this year will get the chance to vote for their favorite 2020 Jamaica Festival Song. This year there are 10 finalists vying for the crown and the lineup is an exciting and interesting one. It includes the following: Buju Banton (I am a Jamaican) Freddie McGregor (Tun up Di Sound) Toots & The […]


Jamaica Set To Put Revival Music On UNESCO Heritage List

Jamaica is seeking to have Revival Music inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. This was disclosed recently by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment, and Sports Denzil Thorpe, at an event dubbed: ‘Salute to the Parish of St James’, at the Institute of Jamaica (IOJ). “It is our intention […]


Eric “Cherry Oh Baby” Donaldson Gets Icon Awards

Six-times Jamaica’s National Festival Song Competition winner Eric Donaldson was one of the recipients of the Icon Awards at the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association Honor Awards held recently at the Little Theatre in St. Andrew. Donaldson has earned bragging rights by winning the competition over the years with songs such as, Cherry Oh Baby 1971, Sweet Jamaica 1977, Land of My Birth 1978, Proud to Be Jamaica 1984, Big […]


Reggae Music Icons Set To Get Gold Awards

According to a JIS report, Fifty Jamaicans, who have played a major role in the development of Reggae music, will be honored at the Reggae Gold Awards ceremony to be held at the National Indoor Sports Centre in Kingston on February 27, beginning at 7:00 p.m. The function is one of the highlights planned for Reggae month celebration during February. […]


President Obama Continues Tradition Of Sharing Favorite Year-End List

President Obama, recently took to his Facebook page to share the books, music, and movies that not only held his interest but also were his favorites of 2018. The President noted, “As 2018 draws to a close, I’m continuing a favorite tradition of mine and sharing my year-end lists. It gives me a moment to pause and reflect on the […]


Local Artists Get Roll Call In 2019 Reggae Grammy Category

The nominees for 2019 Reggae Grammy category have been announced and it’s made up of predominantly Jamaican artists. The nominees for Best Reggae Album include the following: The World Turns by Black Uhuru Reggae Forever by Etana Rebellion Rises by Ziggy Marley A Matter of Time by Protoje 44/876 by Sting & Shaggy Meanwhile, Kendrick Lamar and Drake lead this […]


Jamaica’s Dalton Harris Wins Britain’s X Factor Song Contest

Jamaica’s Dalton Harris, the 24-year-old songbird, hit the X Factor note in high octave to better his rivals Scarlett Lee and Anthony Russell in the ITV singing competition to capture the winning the prize. Singing contest and championship are not new to Harris as he had already won the local Digicel Rising Stars competition in 2010 at the tender age […]


Reggae Makes Intangible Cultural Heritage Of Humanity List

The uniquely created music — Jamaican Reggae has been inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The decision was made at the 13th session of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Republic of Mauritius following a strong lobby and advocacy by the Government of Jamaica, led by […]