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Vere Johns unearthed musical talents, helped shape J'can music

Whenever recommendations are made concerning the choice of additional national heroes or heroines, little or no mention is made of Vere Johns. Yet,...

'Quick fix needed for Kingston's less than impressive cultural retention

Kingston is largely seen as the Mecca for Jamaican music, however, in recent times, the parish labelled the creative city by cultural critics,...

Authentic sound system culture, a hard sell to sponsors

For the past 28 years (on the second weekend in August), Bass Odyssey has celebrated its anniversary as a sound system. This year...

Alborosie releases 'Freedom & Fyah' in dub

INTERNATIONAL REGGAE star Alborosie returns with a fresh release, Freedom In Dub, the dub reimagining of his celebrated Freedom and Fyah album. The self-proclaimed 'Dub...

Gotta Love Bunji’s Strides. Big Things Coming This September.

Off the heels of an epic headlining performance in Toronto at Drake’s OVO Fest last weekend,Bunji Garlin heads to the US state of New York from August 31-September 5th just in time for his “Turn Up” album launch, which is carded for September 1st. He’ll also land in the Big Apple just in time for […]

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IDB Jamaica appoints new chief of operations

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in Jamaica has appointed Adriana La Valley as its new chief of operations (COO), with effect from August 1, 2017. With over 20 years of international experience in development financing, La Valley takes up the position after serving...

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