Tag: reggae

Jamaica

Jamaica Set To Invest $10 Million In Reggae Product

The Government has committed $10 million to initiate and build out a major cultural product, which is intended to enhance the visitor experience through the streamlined infusion of reggae music. Mr. Bartlett said the concept, dubbed the ‘Tourism Reggae Product’, is intended to facilitate the development and hosting of multiple daily reggae events, particularly in resort areas, targeting visitors to […]

Jamaica

Jimmy Cliff’s Village Set To Get Icon Treatment

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has announced plans to make Jimmy Cliff’s hometown Somerton a tourist attraction. The Minister’s announcement comes against the background of renaming the hip strip in Montego Bay Jimmy Cliff Boulevard. Cliff’s hometown of Somerton holds the rich cultural history of some of the most celebrated Jamaicans. Former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson, former Governor General Sir Howard […]

Jamaica

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 […]

Jamaica

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. […]

Jamaica

Veteran Singer Junior Reid Set To Launch New Project

Delroy “Junior” Reid is the 55-year-old Jamaican reggae and dancehall musician continues to take his music to new levels and is set to release his 18th studio album, Kingston Yard Style. Reid is best known for his signature songs such as “It’s Okay (One Blood)” and “This Is Why I’m Hot” as well as being the lead vocalist for Black […]

Jamaica

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

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 […]

LIFESTYLE

Reggae And Calypso At Christmas

The celebration of Christmas in the Caribbean is not only inimitable but also one of those experiences that one would be hard-pressed to find anywhere else in the world. The sun-drenched white sand beaches, crystal clear waters, comfortable seasonal temperatures that allow for boating, fishing, and assorted leisure activities are magical and priceless. During the Yuletide season, everything is turned […]

LIFESTYLE

Reggae Singer Goldie Crippled And Forgotten

No one remember old Marcus Garvey No one remember old Marcus Garvey No one remember him, no one They been talking about Paul Bogle They been talking about William Gordon Burning Spear — Old Marcus Garvey The song titled, Old Marcus Garvey, must be the refrain of Alric Lansfield Malcolm aka Goldie Locks. Born on August 8, 1950, in Troy, Trelawny, Goldie has always […]

LIFESTYLE

Jamaican Artists In Pole Position On Billboard Reggae Albums Chart.

Damian Jr. Gong Marley, Sizzla, and Chronixx maintain key positions on the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart.  Stony Hill by Marley which peaked in the top spot has now dropped to number 2.   I’m Yours by Sizzla and Chronology from Chronixx occupy the third and fourth spots respectively. Barbara Greene, Readers Bureau, Fellow Edited by Jesus Chan Do you want to […]