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In her acceptance speech for a Doctorate of Letters (D Litt) from the University of Leicester last Thursday, poet Jean 'Binta' Breeze connected the ceremony with a long history of performance."I just had to say it has been a lifetime of entering and...

Dr Jean 'Binta' Breeze stayed in England longer than accustomed this time around to accept an honorary Doctor of Letters from the University of Leicester last week. Normally, she would have wrapped up a book tour and returned to Jamaica in the...

On Saturday night, Xaymaca International Band hosted their first official event at the Constant Spring Golf Club, St Andrew. They have secured the support of a famous Jamaican face, Usain Bolt. "That's the guy right there," Bolt told The Gleaner at...

Industry insider and director of operations at the Reggae Embassy, Christina Grand, is encouraging local beat makers to get educated on how to carry out business transactions involving their creative work.Grand expressed concern at the level of...

With Obama now a former President of the United States of America (USA), it is a good time to revisit the time when he came to Jamaica and went to a place where many of the songs which influenced him were created - 56 Hope Road, St Andrew.Former USA...

Songwriting is one of those aspects of Jamaican popular music that has been given scant respect. More often than not, it is the singers and the musicians that get the credit for the success of a recording, while the composers live in obscurity....

The story of Moore Town, located in the Blue and John Crow Mountains of eastern Jamaica, is steeped in Maroon history and heritage.The Maroons in Jamaica resisted and escaped from slavery, an institution of plantation servitude perpetuated by...

With the decline of live stage shows in the island, several concerned event organisers are now playing their part in an effort to keep that section of the industry alive.Last year saw the owners of Reggae Sumfest selling shares in the event to...

After a brief sojourn, Byron Lee's Jamaica Carnival is back!The event, relaunched last year with a mini road parade on Carnival Sunday, was well received and has stirred a new wave of expectations in the carnival arena.Come Sunday, April 23,...

There is only one new set of the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart for the week of January 28 and it is also a new name from a well-established family in Jamaican popular music. Jemere Morgan's Transition has started its Billboard chart journey at...
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