Jah Cure lets loose new track
Reggae superstar Jah Cure, fresh off a tour of Japan, is ready to Wake Up the world with the power of reggae music in his new single.
Wake Up is the lead single from a new Various Artistes album called Sweet Personality Riddim.
It is produced by Garfield and Sanya Cowan for Nature's Way Entertainment Records.
Nature's Way Entertainment are also scheduled a combination single with Wayne Wonder and Alva titled Hour Glass. Also watch out for an original solo from Alva called I May Not Be.
Duane Stephenson has good CARIFESTA
The Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA) festivities held last month in Suriname have been described as being "filled with passionate movements, rhythmic beats, stunning images, moving storytelling, and exquisite tastes".
Some 30 CARICOM countries were present at the festival, among them Jamaica, whose musical ambassador, Duane Stephenson, flew the black, green and gold flag with immense pride.
The reggae singer had been invited by CARICOM to represent Jamaica at CARIFESTA.
"It was like a real homecoming with all my Caribbean brothers and sisters greeting each other and focusing on our similarities rather than our differences," the singer explained.
The man from August Town performed at the Youth Village, located in Paramaribo, and thrilled the multicultural crowd with great selections from his repertoire, including Ghetto Pain, August Town, Rastafari, and Fire In Me and Nah Pay.
The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) is now accepting entries for the 2013 Jamaica Visual Arts Competition & Exhibition. This competition staged by the JCDC since 1963 has been unearthing, developing and showcasing the creative talents of Jamaicans from all walks of life.
Entries from Kingston & St Andrew should be dropped off at Shop 25 Kingston Mall, Orange Street, Kingston, Mondays to Fridays 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Entries from all other parishes should be taken to the respective JCDC parish offices. Entry forms are now available online at www.jcdc.gov.jm , at the JCDC Head Office, 3-5 Phoenix Avenue, Kingston 10 and all JCDC parish offices island-wide.
Deadline for entries for the Jamaica Visual Arts Competition and Exhibition is Friday, October 18 at 4:00 p.m. Entries are open to youths 6-18 years old and adults 19 years old and over, Jamaican citizens and persons who reside in Jamaica for a period not less than two years at the closing date for entries.
The 2013 Jamaica Visual Arts winners will receive prizes including trophies, cash, exhibition and training opportunities and art supplies and equipment.