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Mariah Carey to Headline Jazz and Blues 2015

Global music sensation Mariah Carey will be headed to the 2015 edition of the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival. Historic Occasion Organizers of the event are proud to be hosts of her first-ever Caribbean performance, headlining the 19th annual event from Jan. 29 to 31, 2015, at the Trelawny Stadium in Falmouth. “Welcoming Mariah Carey to Jamaica’s shores is truly exciting, and we are extremely pleased to announce this iconic star as our headline act for 2015,” said veteran festival producer Walter Elmore, who believes Carey’s agreeing to perform is a testament to the quality of the annual production. “We […]


Kingston’s”MUSIC WEEK” begins this WEEK

The highly anticipated Kingston MUSIC WEEK is finally here. Kingston MUSIC WEEK which began last night and continues until next Sunday, aims to bring back live music to the city’s capital across all genres. MUSIC WEEK events Schedule: Monday DEC 1 1. RETV Unplugged at the Countryside Club 2. Launch of the single – “African Queen” by Samory-I at the Eutopia Sports Bar. Tuesday DEC 2 1. “Mature Alternative” at the Essence Lounge. The line-up includes veteran toaster U-Roy and singers Patrick Badoo and Eddie Fitzroy. 2. The Behind the Screen series at Usain Bolt’s Tracks and Records on Constant […]

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Jamaica Win 2014 Caribbean Cup

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica — Jamaica were crowned champions of the Caribbean Football Union Caribbean Cup after outscoring Trinidad and Tobago 4-3 on penalties in front of a vociferous home crowd at the Montego Bay Sports Complex a short while ago. After neither team was able to find the target during 90 minutes of regulation plus 30 minutes of extra time, goalkeeper Andre Blake gave Jamaica the ideal start in the shoot-out when he saved the penalty of Trinidad and Tobago captain Kenwyne Jones. Jermaine Taylor, Jobi McAnuff, Demar Phillips and captain Rodolph Austin, who was named man-of-the-match, were on target […]


Kabaka Pyramid ‘The Lyricist’ Mixtape

Titled ‘The Lyricist’ the mix CD showcases the talent and lyrical ability of Kabaka Pyramid who has been recently dubbed the conscious revolutionary lyricist. Hailing from Kingston, Jamaica Kabaka Pyramid unique musical style blending the power, energy and melody of Reggae with the lyricism of Hip Hop, resonates throughout this mix CD. Throughout the CD you will hear excerpts of Kabaka Pyramid discussing different views on Reggae music and Rastafari, which brings a level of insight into the mind and talent of the artist Kabaka Pyramid. He is an ever evolving artist that has numerous ways of expressing his creativity […]


Noisey Jamaica II – Gee Jam Studios comes to Kingston – Episode 4/6

Noisey Jamaica II – Gee Jam Studios comes to Kingston – Episode 4/6 In this episode our Walshy and the Noisey crew meet up with Island Records founder Chris Blackwell at his Strawberry Hill resort, and Walshy gets a visit from a gang of exciting new artists from Jon Baker’s Gee Jam Studios. Meet Major Lazer-affiliated Mystic and then Koko, Prodi and Yawd Movement.


Noisey Jamaica II – The Reggae Revival feat. Chronixx and Protoje – Episode 2/6

Noisey Jamaica II – The Reggae Revival feat. Chronixx and Protoje – Episode 2/6 In this episode of Noisey Jamaica II we meet the new young reggae artists Chronixx, Protoje and more. These artists are leading the way for the reggae revival both with their new found commercial success. Major Lazer’s Walshy Fire talks to these artists to find out what’s really fueling this reggae revival.


Noisey Jamaica II – Episode 1/6

Noisey Jamaica II – Episode 1/6 The second editon of Noisey Jamaica is a look into the revolutionary new young reggae movement led by charismatic artists like Chronixx and Jesse Royal. Presented by Major Lazer’s Walshy Fire and also featuring controversial new dancehall artists like Alkaline, Noisey Jamaica travels from downtown to the beaches to report on one of the most exciting periods in Jamaica’s rich musical history, including a look at the influence of Vybz Kartel, currently incarcerated for murder.