Fire On Ice: Team Jamaica Awarded Gold-Medal-Status For Best Entrance In PyeongChang

Twitter is pretty unified in who won the best entrance competition at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games. The small Jamaican delegation made a huge first impression upon their entrance thanks to their energetic coordinated dancing, in which they turned the normally staid march into a party and the internet loved it. View this…

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PHOTO HIGHLIGHT: Rasta Shop Opens In Myanmar

Love for everything Rasta and Reggae has been on the rise abroad especially in Asian and African countries and a group of friends, Pyae Phyo, 27, Ko Htet, 28, and Naung Naung, 27, are capitalizing on the growing demand for all things rasta and reggae in their home country, Myanmar. Striped in red, yellow and…

City of Cardiff, UK To Celebrate Jamaican Vibes, Rum And Reggae In May.

Cardiff, United Kingdom – Rum & Reggae announced on their Facebook page (@rumandreggaefest) the location of this years Rum & Reggae Festival. The day-long Rum and Reggae Festival will take place in May and will bring the smooth sounds of reggae straight from its Jamaican birthplace to the Welsh capital. Reggae acts will perform throughout the…

Bob Marley Statue To Be Erected In Harare, Zimbabwe

Harare, Zimbabwe – The South African based Zimbabwean Arts and Media Consultant, Martin Chemhere, announced last week that after months of negotiations with the Marley Family, he has been granted permission to erect a statue of international Reggae legend Bob Marley in Zimbabwe. I’m thrilled to have finally succeeded in this project for our beautiful country….

5 Books By Jamaican Authors You Should Read This Year

Reading maketh a man, or so they say! For the bookworms among us here are five notable works by Jamaican authors that you can add to your reading list for 2018. 1. The Book of Night Women by Marlon James The Book of Night Women is the story of Lilith, born into slavery on a Jamaican…

Blackwell, Marley, Island Records & US Fifty Million Dollars Later

It was only two days ago I was discussing the legacy of famed reggae artist Bob Marley and the fortune that has been made after his death, when I came across news of a US$50-million deal signed last Saturday by Chris Blackwell, founder of Island Records, with Primary Wave Music Publishing, a boutique New York…

JAMIN UK Launches Voice of Jamaica Song Competition

JAMIN UK (Jamaicans Inspired UK) has announced the launch of their Voice of Jamaica competition in partnership with UK based Latchmere Productions. According to organizers, the aim of the song writing competition is to help Jamaicans living in the United Kingdom and the European Union to reconnect through music with Jamaica. Through the competition, JAMIN UK hopes to find the next…

Country Reggae! Morgan Heritage Mixes Southern Music With Reggae

Grammy-winning reggae ambassador, Morgan Heritage, according to the Associated Press (AP), is currently pioneering a new island-inspired reggae country mix that has become popular among patrons in Nashville’s famous bars and nightclubs. Their latest album, ‘‘Avrakedabra,’’ which was partially recorded in Nashville, Africa, Europe and Jamaica features 12 songs and has been nominated for a Grammy…

Shaggy Stars In Netflix Upcoming Action-Comedy Game Over, Man!

Movie watchers will be treated to an hilariously dumb Netflix action-comedy this coming March staring Adam Devine, Anders Holm, and Blake Anderson, co-stars of the Comedy Central slacker comedy Workaholics. The movie Pitts the trio against bonafide terrorists who threaten a hotel full of hostages, including Jamaica’s very own Orville Burrell better known as Shaggy.  Trailer Story Devine, Holm, and Anderson…