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Jamaica Jamaica! Exhibition about Jamaican music opens at the National Gallery
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Jamaica Jamaica! Exhibition about Jamaican music opens at the National Gallery

Jamaica, Jamaica! brings together rare memorabilia, photographs, visual art, audio recordings and footage unearthed from Jamaica's best museums and most elusive collectors and studios, while collaborating with legendary local visual artists to convey the essence of a true Jamaican music experience. Teeming with creativity and innovation, Jamaica has produced some of the major musical currents in today's popular music landscape; yet, its rich history and diversity are often overshadowed by its most famous icon, reggae superstar Bob Marley. This exhibition aims at showcasing a broader vision that has allowed the world to know the island's music, by digging deep into its past and present in search for the roots of "rebel music", beyond the cliché and the postcard. The most ambitious...
Rebel Salute 2012 – Roots Rockin’ Reggae Concert
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Rebel Salute 2012 – Roots Rockin’ Reggae Concert

The 18th Annual Pepsi Rebel Salute has returned and will feature a superstar line-up, including Stephen Marley, Johnny Obsourne, Maxi Priest, Gramps Morgan, Queen Ifrica, Tarrus Riley, Luciano and Tony Rebel, the festival organizer. The Pepsi Rebel Salute will take place on Saturday, January 14, at the Port Kaiser Sports Club in St. Elizabeth. The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) is among the sponsors for the concert event. Jamaica’s top roots reggae show, the event attracts visitors from the United States, Canada and Europe, who are looking for reggae in a family-friendly environment. The show’s mantra focuses on the principles of positive living. Attendees of the Pepsi Rebel Salute have healthy food and beverage choices including fresh juices, vegetables and fruits. “The continued success of...
First Reggae Sound System in India
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First Reggae Sound System in India

Reggae Rajahs are India's first reggae sound system. The trio composed of Diggy Dang, Mr. Herbalist and DJ MoCity (Iraq's first soundboy) are reggae entertainers and promoters based out of New Delhi. Coming together for their love of reggae music in early 2009, the Rajahs started playing a mix of roots reggae, lovers rock, ska and dancehall music at venues across New Delhi. By the summer of 2010, with afirm fan base established in their hometown, the Rajahs invaded major cities across the country - Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore and Chennai - as well as tourist destinations such as Goa and Manali. International performances in the last 2 years include Peru, Panama and New York City. Reggae Rajahs have performed with upcoming local artists such as BASSFoundation and The Ska Vengers and have also ...
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Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival 2012

Tickets for the most highly anticipated show in the region, the JAMAICA Jazz and Blues Festival - The Art of Music, are now available for purchase online as well as at select locations in Kingston and Montego Bay. Patrons can purchase tickets for the 2012 mega event for either single nights, the weekend, or the entire season. Single night tickets grant entry to Thursday, Friday or Saturday night, while the weekend package provides patrons with access to Friday and Saturday nights. Season tickets grant access to all three nights of the stellar event. In tribute to the celebration of Jamaica’s 50th year of independence in 2012, general admission single night tickets for Thursday January 26 will be only US$50 while VIP tickets are priced at US$120. On Friday, general admission will be US$100...
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Buju Banton wins Grammy

Buju Banton has won the Grammy Award in the Best Reggae Album category. The Grammy Award show is being aired tonight. Banton was nominated for his Before the Dawn album. Other nominees were Gregory Isaacs and King Isaac (more…)
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Marley Family Loses Lawsuit agaist UMG

Bob Marley's family lost a lawsuit seeking the copyrights to several of the late Jamaican reggae singer's best-known recordings. U.S. District Judge Denise Cote in Manhattan said the UMG Recordings unit of Vivendi SA's Universal Music (more…)
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Frontline World features Alpha Boys

Frontline World a the multi award winning television program broadcast on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and streamed online. In a recent program Frontline was on location in Jamaica and featured the Alpha Boys School in (more…)