Held at the National Stadium last Friday, 'Grand Gala', Jamaica's premier 48th Anniversary Independence Celebrations: a walk down memory lane was much anticipated as a showcase of music, dances, speeches, talent, and a collage of colours created by the various costumes and 48 years of creativity. But, alas, that was not the case.
NO LESS than 250 tiki torches lined the amazingly exotic beach at The Palmyra Resort and Spa last Sunday as Clear Concept carried through the rituals, christening their two-year-old 'baby', The Weekend.
WESTERN BUREAU: Amsterdam DJ Julien Lejay, Chicago's J.J. Flores, St Louis' Scotty Mack and Miami's Emilio Hernandez were the perfect precursor to the indomitable reggae performer Maxi Priest on night two of 'The Weekend' last Saturday in Montego Bay...
Tony Gregory's Gypsy Girl is a delightful anachronism in Jamaican music even 28 years after its release, as Jamaicans' taste for home-grown musical fare has grown to encompass more of the wide range of sounds a virtual world makes possible and available.
Run-DMC was a hip-hop group from Hollis, in the Queens borough of New York City. Founded by three of the most influential figures in hip-hop history, Joseph 'Run' Simmons, now known as 'Rev Run', Darryl 'DMC' McDaniels, and Jason 'Jam-Master Jay' Mizell, now deceased, the group is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential acts in the history of hip-hop.
The Negril weekend is over and the promoters for Smirnoff Dream Weekend and ATI (Appleton Temptation Isle) are all smiles.With four days of partying and countless events planned, Negril was full of activity over the recently concluded Emancipation weekend. Dream and ATI were overall successful
It's been 21 years since sound system Renaissance came into being; 21 years since the girls at Immaculate High School named a fledgling sound system that over the next two decades would blaze an unforgettable trail along the Jamaican musical landscape.
Studio 38, quickly becoming known for its celebration of live music from some of reggae music's greats, will later today oversee budding new hopefuls in Pulse's Caribbean Model Search. The second in a four series presentation show will feature contestants in the agency's flagship model event making appearances in bikinis.
Wyclef Jean is one of Haiti's most famous sons, and his tweeting about the earthquake there has been a galvanising force on the Web. Jean is most famous as a member of the now-defunct Fugees (FOO'-jeez).
The guest list read like a who's who from the Atlanta social scene and included Mayor of Atlanta Kasim Reed, Devyne Stephens, manager, multi-plantinum recording artiste, Akon, and Phalon Alexander (Jazze Pha), producer for R&B singer Ciara.
The 2010 Pulse Caribbean Model Search is now on. Gearing up to be the biggest on record, this year's search will feature more than the usual new model hopefuls, adding major celebrities, international supermodels and superstar performers.
The 2010 Pulse Caribbean Model Search is now on. Gearing up to be the biggest on record, this year's search will feature more than the usual new model hopefuls, adding major celebrities, international supermodels and superstar performers. The live event..
The large crowd on the lawns of the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre on Monday night was enough to show the magnitude of the World Reggae Dance Championship. Falling in line with independence celebrations, the competition has grown in magnitude, and on Monday night...
Think of Jamaican pop culture and the influence of Renaissance Disco is inescapable. From the catchy remixes such as the Nitro Mix and the Dancehall Queen Remix to productions of the Icebreaker and Tunderclap rhythms to peaking at number five on the Billboard 100 charts...
On a soggy Friday evening, not unlike the weather to which many Jamaicans have had to become accustomed as they pursue opportunities in foreign lands, a collection of the efforts to build connections between Jamaicans at home...