50 years of musical magic from Mighty Diamonds

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We win already – Koffee’s mother - Jo-Anne Williams sounds off on daughter’s latest accomplishments, God and Grammy nomination

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The local music scene and social media quickly became abuzz last November after it was announced that reggae newcomer Koffee had been one of the nominees of the 62nd annual Grammy Awards. She created history by becoming the youngest solo act to be…

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A business beacon for the creative industry

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It is no secret that raw talent abounds in Jamaica. The Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (EMCVPA) has, since 1970, been a beacon of hope for those wishing to hone those talents through one of their schools – dance, drama, art,…

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UK singer Siobhan dives into the reggae recording world - Says her purpose is to create music Jamaicans everywhere will love

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An Internet search may not be the fastest medium to find on-the-up entertainer Siobhan (pronounced Sho-van). Even with a unique name like hers, which is of Irish origin, a Google search would first present musicians from Ireland like one of the…

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10A Filmshow opens for Reggae Month

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Reggae Month is often associated with music, but February 2020 has much more in store – particularly for local cinephiles. In the coming weeks, the famous Henzell property, 10A (West King’s House Road) – which has been transformed into a…

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Morgan Heritage stages all-genre iJAM festival in Florida

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Roots reggae sibling group Morgan Heritage – namely Roy ‘Gramps’ Morgan, Peter ‘Peetah’ Morgan and Memmalatel ‘Mojo’ Morgan – have embraced a new challenge, the inaugural staging of the iJAM Music Festival. Scheduled for Orlando’s Tinker Field in…

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BRT is in no competition - Organisers says Jamaican debut was largely requested

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While Beach Road Trip (BRT) Weekend gears up to make its debut in Jamaica, organisers are making it clear they are not here to start any competition with the other party weekend that already exists on the island. In an interview with The Gleaner…

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I-Octane urges parents to support children’s dream to entertain - Puts daughter on major stage as example

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Dancehall entertainer I-Octane is beaming now that his daughter Octavia, an aspiring recording artiste, received the opportunity to perform on a major stage. Last Sunday in the wee hours, the proud father invited his 10-year-old daughter to share…

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Pliers ‘shook’ by apocalyptic vision - Reggae singer moved to record gospel song

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This may sound rather dramatic, but it was an apocalyptic vision that changed the path for reggae singer Pliers and led him to record his very first gospel song. Pliers’ end time scene was played out about two months ago, and to this day, he is…

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‘Best birthday gift’…Twins for reggae singer Romain Virgo and wife

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Reggae singer Romain Virgo has double reasons to celebrate today. It’s the singer’s 30th birthday and his wife, Elizabeth, has given birth to twins.  The sex of the babies are still unknown but an overjoyed Virgo took to social…

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