|JAVAA opens Jamaica Music Hall of Fame
When the Jamaica Association of Vintage Artistes and Affiliates (JAVAA) celebrated its fifth anniversary in July this year, the young organisation "dedicated to the preservation of Jamaica's musical heritage ..." also opened the doors to its 'Jamaica Music Hall of Fame'.
Pioneers get their dues
To list all the accomplishments of the 12 initial inductees into the Jamaica Music Hall of Fame, established by the Jamaica Association of Vintage Artistes and Affiliates would take many an expansive hard drive.
Random Chaos - Born on sand and lives to rock
WAKING UP on the beach in Negril, Westmoreland, on January 1, 2005, was not just a special start to a new year for Dominique Brown, but the beginning of a new adventure. Driven by her passion for music, Brown dedicated herself to her musical talents and formed the band Random Chaos.
Trevor Beckford 'organ-ises' transition
WHEN 68-year-old Trevor Beckford, chief organist at Spanish Town's St James Cathedral, gave his 43rd recital at the church on Sunday, November 2, his 12-year-old piano pupil, Brittany Dewdney, shared the programme with him.
Dance and the Child Conference coming to Jamaica
AT THE Dance and the Child (daCi) Conference 2009 in Jamaica, children will not only be taught how to perform, but also how to use the art form for educational purposes.
Matalon leads Garnet Silk to 'Splashing Dashing'
IN THE last few years of his life, it seemed to all happen to and for Garnet Silk. He had the hits and the stand-out concert appearances; then there was the hiatus from music, the return and the shocking (and for many still mysterious) death.