JAMAICA ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: March 14th – March 20th, 2015

MISTA SILVA RECORDS NEW SINGLE—03/14/15 Mista Silva, who was awarded the Urban Music Award for best African Act, is ready to begin 2015 with a new Jamaican dancehall-inspired recording. The single includes influences of traditional Ghanaian music. Silva represents progressive elements in Africa and the African Diaspora. GULLY BOP TO PERFORM FIRST SHOW OVERSEAS—03/15/15 Gully […]
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JAMAICA ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: March 7th – March 13th, 2015

JAMAICAN MUSICIAN AT THE TOP OF THE CHARTS IN SOUTH AFRICA—03/07/15 Moving from Kingston to Cape Town in South Africa in pursuit of a modeling career, Marlon Cotterell is becoming a musician. While he has signed on with several modeling agencies, his musical career is also on track, as he is the lead vocalist on […]
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JAMAICA ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: February 28th – March 6th, 2015

EDNA MANLEY COLLEGE, PATRICK BROWN TOP AWARD NOMINATIONS—03/01/15 The Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts has garnered the most nominations in the categories considered for the 2015 Actor Boy awards. The college received a total of 22 nominations. Nominations were given for Best Drama and Best Musical, among others. “Saving Alligator High” […]
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JAMAICA ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: February 21st – 27th, 2015

RAINFOREST SEAFOOD FESTIVAL ATTRACTS THOUSANDS—02/21/15 Montego Bay’s Catherine Hall Entertainment Center was the venue for another successful edition of the Rainforest Seafood Festival. The festival enjoys the participation of the Jamaica Public Service Company, the National Commercial Bank, and ATL Automotive. The proceeds from the event support the Cornwall Regional Hospital and the We Care […]
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JAMAICA ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: February 14th – 20th, 2015

HANNA OPENS CULTURAL HERITAGE EXHIBITION—02/14/15Jamaica’s Minister of Youth and Culture, Lisa Hanna, has conducted the official opening of an exhibit on Jamaica’s Intangible Cultural Heritage at the African Caribbean Institute of Jamaica/Jamaica Memory Bank offices in Kingston. The display represents part of continuing work to make the public more aware of the island’s cultural heritage […]
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JAMAICA ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: February 7th – 13th, 2015

THEATER CLARIFIES INFORMATION ABOUT PRODUCTION—02/07/15The Little Theater Movement (LTM) of Jamaica wants to make it clear that its Princess Boonoonoonoos production was not linked with the Bashment Granny production. According to Barbara Gloudon, producer and playwright, the theater has received questions about whether the two productions were connected. She emphasized that no communications are exchanged […]
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JAMAICA ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: January 31st – February 6th, 2015

MORRIS WRITES BOOK ON MISS LOU—02/02/15Jamaica’s poet laureate, Mervyn Morris, plans to introduce his new book “Miss Lou: Louise Bennett-Coverly and Jamaican Culture,” at the University of the West Indies, Mona, on February 10, 2015. Professor Emeritus Morris described his new book as both a biography and a critical assessment of the work of Miss […]
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JAMAICA ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: January 24th – 30th, 2015

HOLT HONORED AT JAZZ FEST—01/25/15The Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival will include a tribute to John Holt at its January 29, 2015, event at Trelawny Stadium. The tribute will involve nine acts. Holt died in October 2014 in London, leaving an impressive legacy in music and a long list of hit songs, which inspired those […]
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JAMAICA ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: January 17th – 23rd, 2015

70TH ANNIVERSAY OF BOB MARLEY’S BIRTHDAY TO BE CELEBRATED—01/17/15Jamaica’s government is scheduling a series of events in February to mark the 70th anniversary of Bob Marley’s birth. Wykeham McNeil, Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, noted that Marley’s contribution to music, and music’s contribution to tourism on the island, cannot be overstated. Marley died of cancer […]
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Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley delivers a message as “HARD WORK” Tops Next Week’s Top 10 Reggae Chart for the week beginning 01/19/2015

This week’s top 10 reggae songs ranked by RockDaBox.net for the week beginning January 19th, 2014. Damian “Jr Gong” Marley’s “HARD WORK” tops this week’s charts. Be sure to listen on Friday mornings to Sir Rockwell on RockDaBox.net for the Weekly Top 10 Reggae Charts.  TW = This Week LW = Last Week WOC = […]
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