EMCVPA School of Music’s Parallel Paradox

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There seems to have been a communication failure among the three performing arts schools at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, with all three having overlapping productions last weekend. And the Buju Banton concert just down…

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Professor Kwame Dawes honoured with Windham-Campbell Prize

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Professor Kwame Dawes is one of two Jamaicans among the eight recipients of this year’s prestigious Windham-Campbell Prizes. The literary award recognises writers from across the globe for their outstanding work in fiction, non-fiction, drama and…

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Reggae’s impact undeniable! - Stadium to be upgraded after Buju concert

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Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange has said that Buju Banton’s Long Walk to Freedom concert, held on Saturday, has proven that reggae music is still one of Jamaica’s main attractions. Speaking with The…

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5 Questions with Yanah

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Singer-songwriter Yanah has been honing her craft since the release of her debut single So Shy in 2017. Born Hanay Lawrence, she is currently busy writing, recording and performing in and around numerous local entertainment spaces to get the word…

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Reggae Sumfest 2019 to support more females

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More female artistes across the reggae and dancehall genres will be getting the chance to shine at a major music festival this year. Promoters of Reggae Sumfest have revealed that the 2019 line-up will include more female artistes as they believe…

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IRAWMA returns to Jamaica for Reggae 50

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For its 37th anniversary, the International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) returns to Jamaica for the fourth time. Heralded as a global event with a pan-African fanbase, it has been held in New York, Chicago, and Trinidad and Tobago. The…

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Anthony B explores love and romance in new book

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Reggae artiste Anthony B is so excited about his latest project that he is doing somersaults. The fire-chanting Rastafarian singer has written a book, and it has nothing to do with Rasta, reggae, roots or weed. It’s all about romance. In fact, this…

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An emotional connection to our history

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Between 1738 and 1740, the Jamaican Maroons battled the British for their freedom. Centuries later, Dr Andrew Marshall, at the request of Steven Woodham, conductor of the Immaculate Conception High School (ICHS) Symphony Orchestra, composed a…

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An emotional connection to An emotional connection to our history

Gleaner on March 21st, 2019 | File Under Entertainment News -

Between 1738 and 1740, the Jamaican Maroons battled the British for their freedom. Centuries later, Dr Andrew Marshall, at the request of Steven Woodham, conductor of the Immaculate Conception High School (ICHS) Symphony Orchestra, composed a…

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Bunny Wailer goes to Cuba for treatment; no shows before 2020

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Elder statesman in reggae music Bunny Wailer is still recuperating from a stroke and will not be ready to take the stage until 2020. Jah B, as the only living member of the iconic Wailer is also called, recently returned from a five-week stint in…

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