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Busy Signal Too Damned Busy for Jamaican Grammies

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  As Fader reports, the Excellence in Music and Entertainment Awards (the Jamaican equivalent of the Grammies) was just last week, and one of their favorites (and ours) was not in attendance. Vybz Kartel may have been the big winner (or the Taylor Swift) of that particular ceremony, but its Busy Signal that has the tastemakers over at Fader dancing. ... Read More »

Made in Jamaica

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The sounds of reggae are synonymous with Jamaica — from the laid-back beats of Jimmy Cliff to Bob Marley‘s socially conscious lyrics. It’s Jamaica’s blues, a sound both built on pain and hope. But how has this island nation of 3 million made such a mark on the world stage? That’s what filmmaker Jérome Laperrousaz set out to find out ... Read More »

Museyon’s Guide to the Weekend

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  Celebrate: The inaugural TEDxJamaica event will take place this Saturday at the Social Sciences Lecture Theatre, University of the West Indies, Mona under the theme “Innovation without Boundaries.” Intended to inspire, and to promote the view that powerful ideas have the capacity to positively impact the world, the inaugural event will have four live speakers, Professor Robert Trivers, Professor ... Read More »

Museyon’s Guide to the Weekend

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  Celebrations: Jamaican Independence Day – Join Jamaicans all over the globe and show your support for Jamaica today, their Independence Day, by wearing the colors of the Jamaican flag, Green, Black and Gold. In Kingston, Jamaica’s capital, there will be an Independence Day Grand Gala at the National Stadium at which popular local star Richie Loop will be performing. ... Read More »

New Jamacian Museum Holds Open Calls For Reggae Artifacts

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And by “Reggae artifacts” we’re not talking about your CD of “Bob Marley: Legend” or that woven beanie you bought Freshman year. Rather, Herbie Miller, the curator of a forthcoming museum of Reggae music under development in Kingston, Jamaica is asking the public to contribute any relevant or valuable mementos relating to the island nation’s top cultural export. Already, the ... Read More »

Setting The Mood With Five International Valentine’s Day Tunes

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  The countdown has begun to what is either the most romantic or most depressing holiday of all—Valentine’s Day. If you’re currently attached, well good on you—it can be tough out there. To help you enjoy this special day all that much more, we’re offering five songs perfect for a little one-on-one time with your someone special from all around ... Read More »

It’s a Mod, Mod World

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You know we love music and you know we love movies, so it should come as no surprise that ‘Quadrophenia‘ is one of our all-time favorites. The 1979 film is based on The Who’s 1973 rock opera album of the same name. It’s the story of Jimmy, a young Londoner with a dead-end job who finds release in the sharp ... Read More »

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