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Lila Iké and Tessellated will join Richie Stephens, Jah9 and Cuban-American singer Jon Secada at the 2021 staging of the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival. The event, which was last held in 2015, returns to the entertainment calendar in a virtual form for three days this month – January 28 – 30. Already, promoters have […]

COLUMBIA, South Carolina (AP): An aspiring rapper who performed under the name ‘Dank Frank’ won’t spend any more time in jail for burning down two rental houses owned by South Carolina’s governor. Frank Wilberding, 23, was sentenced Wednesday to the more than 600 days he has spent in jail in Richland County awaiting trial on […]

NEW YORK (AP): A planned book by Senator Josh Hawley, who objected to President-elect Joe Biden’s win and backed baseless claims that the election was stolen, has been cancelled by its publisher in the wake of the insurrection at the US Capitol by a mob of pro-Trump supporters, a decision the Missouri Republican called “Orwellian” […]

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times … it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness.” When tasked with reflecting on the year ending December 31, 2020, only that famous quote from Charles Dickens adequately sufficed. Coronavirus, enter stage left. Perhaps one of the hardest-hit sectors […]

Vybz Kartel’s latest project Dancehall Royalty is now out. As promised, Vybz Kartel released a five-track project EP. The album is called Dancehall Royalty, and features his sons Likkle Vybz and Likkle Addi. Other artistes featured on the EP include Renee 630 and his right-hand man Sikka Rymes. It’s about 16 minutes long. There’s no […]

Kamala Harris A virtual Caribbean inauguration party for United States Vice President-elect Kamala Harris under the theme: Celebrating #CaribbeanAmericanKamala will be broadcast on Sunday January 17. The event promises to be “an impressive gathering in cyberspace” with some of the Caribbean’s most notable artistes, dignitaries, and organisations marking an important moment in history – the […]

Top Live Events of 2020 1. Grounation Series 2. Rebel Salute 3. Reggae Wednesdays 4. Simply Myrna 5. Weddy Weddy Top Virtual Events 1. Reggae Sumfest 2. Digicel Unplugged Series 3. JN Together We’re Strong Christmas Special 4. Appleton’s Reserve the Night Concert 5. Freddie McGregor’s Birthday Bash Top YouTube Channels 1. Meet the Mitchells […]

In the dancehall, the festive season certainly isn’t reserved for that special time of the year in the month of December. Festive is all year round. Festive is a lifestyle. Festive covers a whole gamut of activities, including those that are rife with drama and those that are extraordinary. And then there were the headlines […]

The year 2020 dished out more than its fair share of losses, but fortunately, no amount of tears can wash away the enduring legacy of those in music, film, theatre and dance, who answered the higher calling. In the words of baseball great, babe Ruth, “Heroes get remembered, but legends never die.” Today, we salute […]

With the world on a lockdown tighter than a pressure cooker, owing to ‘Miss Corona’, the only agent with a visa, there was little that any human could do as the virus went on a rampage. But there was one force that was definitely equal to, and arguably greater than, COVID-19: Music. Staring squarely in […]

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