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Broadcaster Ken Williams Recieves New York Legend Award.

kenwilliamsJamaica's HOT 102 FM Chief Executive Officer,  legendary broadcaster Ken Williams, was recently recognized for his work when he received the ‘New York Legend Award’ at the Irie Jam Radio 20th Anniversary in April of this year.

11-year-old son of Kittitian music icon makes name for himself in the U.S.

kenijah georgesBASSETERRE, St. Kitts, 12th June 2013 - In a musical genre dominated by musicians five times his age, an 11-year-old from Binghamton is making his mark. According to Channel 12 WBNG Action News, Kenijah Georges, (son of St. Kitts’ music icon and composer of the National Anthem, Mr. Kenrick Georges,) has been playing the saxophone for just a few years, but he's already hitting a note with seasoned jazz professionals.

Tifa gets international press recognition

Tifa-press-image-2013The international press shone the spotlight on dancehall diva Tifa over the past week. She was featured on two major international websites, namely and

Yusseff Ahmed’s Political Message with Musical Flair

CD-cover-of-CirclesSinger and composer Yusseff Ahmed strips the musical genre of rapso from its signature gritty and grim appeal, injecting a joie de vivre that seeps through every rendition. His protest songs are imbued with hope. Fatalism and calamitous showdowns are shelved.

Billboard’s Reggae chart toppers largely white, non-Jamaicans

Soja-400x250News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. April 5, 2013: The musical genre of reggae may have originated in the largely black country of Jamaica and with Rastafarians but in the United States today, there is a gentrification of the genre.

Skatalites saxophonists, Cedric “Im” Brooks, has died

cedric brooksOne of Jamaica's noted saxophonists, Cedric “Im” Brooks, has died. He was 70 years old.

Ryan crime report: Soca music breeding criminals

Selvin Ryan22Soca, dancehall and hip-hop music are said to be influencing youths into criminal behaviour. This is according to a report by the Ryan Committee on Youth at Risk. The report was laid in Parliament by Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar on Friday.

Caribbean Jazz Great Returns To Premier NY Jazz Club

Monty Alexander3CaribPR, NEW YORK, NY, May 2, 2013: Birdland Jazz Club will be springing to life this May, as Grammy-nominated artist Monty Alexander and his Grammy-nominated band, The Harlem Kingston Express, returns with their foot-tapping, hip swinging Caribbean infused jazz.

Morgan Heritage.... back to basics –

morgan heritageAs sincere as the lyrics are in their songs, so, too, are brothers Roy “Gramps” Morgan and Peter Morgan of the Morgan Heritage clan. Their cool,  calm and down-to-earth nature was quickly recognised during a recent interview with the T&T Guardian at the Hyatt Regency in Port-of-Spain.

Robyn Rihanna Fenty’s journey to stardom

rhianna4Born on February 20, 1988 in St. Michael, Barbados, Robyn Rihanna Fenty—the incredibly popular pop star you know today—was actually a shy child who found an outlet through singing and performing for her friends.

GUYANA - Robeson Benn defends calypso ban

censorship2Public Works Minister, Robeson Benn on Friday denied ordering National Communications Network (NCN) to stop playing the 2013 winning calypso titled ‘God Don’t Sleep’ but said he found the song offensive particularly on a government station.

Shaggy shocked at Chinese Laundry shooting

seanpaul-shaggyPORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, April 26, 2013 - AS he expressed shock over the shooting Thursday night of businessman and entertainment promoter Anthony Chow Lin On (Chinese Laundry), Jamaican dancehall star Shaggy said yesterday he hadn’t realised that crime in Trinidad was “that bad”.

Grammy Awards Tribute To Bob Marley: When Is a Tribute Not A Tribute?

bob-marley-tribute It all sounded so great at first and one could almost imagine oneself as a fly on the wall when the Bob Marley Tribute at the 2013 Grammy Awards was being posited and discussed.

Rihanna smashes Billboard record as “Stay” clinches most-ever top songs

rihanna 7CALIFORNIA, United States, Wednesday April 24, 2013 – Since 2005, when an unknown Barbadian teenager burst onto the international music scene with “Pon de Replay,” Rihanna has never looked back, accumulating accolade after accolade and breaking music industry records with a frequency that has become virtually predictable.

Peter Tosh and Toots Hibbert among eminent entertainers conferred with national honours

Several outstanding Jamaicans in the arts were recognized for their indelible contributions to the nation  during the annual Heroes’ Day National Honours & Awards ceremony on the lawns of King’s House. Chief among this year’s honorees was the late great reggae icon Peter Tosh, who was posthumously conferred with the country’s third-highest honour, the Order of Merit (OM).

CARICOM hunts official song

David-rudder w445Caribbean artistes and songwriters have a deadline of May 30 to enter the CARICOM Song Competition which carries a winner's prize of US$10,000.

Beenie Man to be included on T&T independence album

beenie_man_2Jamaican dancehall entertainer Beenie Man and international superstar, Chaka Khan are some of  the artistes who will be featured on an album being compiled by the Trinidadian Government to commemorate the country’s golden Independence Anniversary.

Americans dominate Billboard reggae

Christafari w460AMERICAN performers continue to dominate the Billboard Reggae Album Chart, according to the latest issue of the respected publication.

HBO: "Where the Music is Always Alive: Jamaica Jazz & Blues 2012"

KINGSTON, Jamaica, July 24, 2012 - In the midst of Jamaica's 50th anniversary of independence, HBO and Flow will host a private screening of the HBO Special, Where the Music is Always Alive: Jamaica Jazz & Blues 2012.

Buju Banton juror must again face judge's questions

buju-barsTAMPA, Florida, April 17, 2013 —U.S. District Judge James S. Moody Jr. on Tuesday, ordered former juror Terri Wright who helped send reggae star Buju Banton to federal prison, to appear before him at a June 26 hearing.

Shabba awarded by Reggae Sumfest-Jamaica 50

Veteran dancehall artiste Rexton ‘Shabba Ranks’ Gordon was almost brought to tears after being honoured by the Reggae Sumfest organisers and the Jamaica 50 Committee.