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Published:Friday | February 4, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica's young are being targeted. Digicel is taking aim at that age group and has partnered with the Bob Marley Foundation to do it.

Published:Friday | February 4, 2011 | 12:00 AM

We still have jazz music in our heads, but Trelawny is not the only place...

Published:Friday | February 4, 2011 | 12:00 AM

All-Island carnival is a brand new party series to hit the Jamaican entertainment scene.
Bringing soca to the rest of Jamaica, a promotional team, made up of Marvin Lawrence, Julius Morgan and Larry Johnson, told The Gleaner....

Published:Friday | February 4, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The very fact that Jamaican music has such a huge impact on Japan is reason enough for local music pioneers to want to attend the largest international workshop geared towards "exploring music beyond the beat".

Published:Friday | February 4, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Worrell King of King of Kings Promotions is well known as the straight-talking promoter of Western Consciousness and the Tribute to Peter Tosh.

Published:Thursday | February 3, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Reggae recording artiste I-Octane completed a media blitz last week in New York City, captivating the local media personalities and charming reggae fans with his charisma just days ahead of his impending My Life tour.Last week's promotional tour...

Published:Thursday | February 3, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Reggae historians have pointed to Bob Marley's embrace of young musicians as one of the secrets to his remarkable success...

Published:Thursday | February 3, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Western Bureau: The 18th renewal of the annual Bob Marley Birthday Bash, which was not staged last year because of a temporary ban the police placed on the MXIII Lawn in Negril, is set ...

Published:Thursday | February 3, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Have you seen pictures of your friends at Jazz Fest so far? Check these out.

Published:Thursday | February 3, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaica Recording Industry Association (JaRIA), in association with the Ministry of Sports Youth and Culture, announced the launch of Jamaica's official programme of activities for Reggae Month 2011 on January 31.This year's theme is 'From the Root,...

Published:Wednesday | February 2, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Celebrating 15 years of great music, we just can't get enough of Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival....

Published:Wednesday | February 2, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Beginning today at 5:30 p.m., The United States Embassy will be showing a powerful four-part documentary as part of its Black History Month celebrations. The documentary, entitled Africans In America, will continue...

Published:Wednesday | February 2, 2011 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: The calibre of home-grown entertainers who performed on the Heineken Small Stage during the 2011 Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival is an indication that the future of the music industry is in good hands....

Published:Wednesday | February 2, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Roots reggae blares from small roadside record shops while black power youth wear Bob Marley and Burning Spear T-shirts with pride. Kingston, Jamaica in the 1970s, you think?
Nope, London, England.

Published:Wednesday | February 2, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The burly frame of producer Garfield Phillips stood out in the control room at the Mixing Lab studio in Kingston, where he conducted a recent recording session. Best known in music circles as 'Sampalue', Phillips has been...

Published:Tuesday | February 1, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Here are some more of the jazz fans spotted by our cameras....

Published:Tuesday | February 1, 2011 | 12:00 AM

It was not until the performances started that patrons were really revved up at All-Island Carnival, held at the UDC field on Saturday night. Starting the night's proceeding was the comedic and energetic Tanto Blacks....

Published:Tuesday | February 1, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Somebody at the Trelawny Multi-purpose Stadium said Susan Couch was the best performer they had heard on the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival's second day.That person, along with the many...

Published:Tuesday | February 1, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Near the start of the last decade, deejay Warrior King was at the crest of the second wave of artistes enjoying a Rastafarian resurgence in dancehall. From the early to mid-1990s, Garnet Silk, Tony Rebel, Capleton, Buju Banton, Anthony B and, a little later...

Published:Monday | January 31, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The Trelawny Multi-purpose stadium was the place to be last week, despite the rain, for the annual Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival.

Published:Monday | January 31, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Western Bureau:Maroon 5, the three-time Grammy Award-winning American quintet, made Friday night's edition of the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival an unforgettable affair, stunning fans at the Trelawny Multi-purpose Stadium with...

Published:Monday | January 31, 2011 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: Laura Izibor was easily the most impressive performer until about midnight when the indomitable Tarrus Riley, 'Prime Plus' Natalie Cole and hit-making duo Air Supply graced the stage at the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival....

Published:Sunday | January 30, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival, while being about good music, is also about what happens around that music. Good friends see each other after a year apart, new friends are made, and an atmosphere is developed that keeps patrons coming back, regardless of the line-up. Captured through the lenses of Janet Silvera and Sheena Gayle are some of those moments patrons will keep for a lifetime.

Published:Sunday | January 30, 2011 | 12:00 AM

After over a decade of being absent from the music industry, Bingie General is now attempting to make a return to dancehall music.According to Bingie, the brother of Major Mackerel, the attempt has been sparked by deejay Vybz Kartel's recent cover of his 1987 song Come Rush Me Nuh.

Published:Sunday | January 30, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Two weeks ago it was announced that after being staged for 10 continuous years in Treasure Beach, St Elizabeth, the Calabash International Literary Festival will no longer be held. In an email interview, Calabash founder and artistic director, author and lecturer Colin Channer spoke to The Sunday Gleaner about the festival.

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