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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 »

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 »

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 »

Discovering: Cumbia

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In Music+Travel Worldwide from Musyeon Guides, Eve Hyman takes you on a tour of Buenos Aires in search of the city’s cumbia scene. But what is cumbia, anyway? From folk music to the street to the club, check out our three-step cumbia crash course, after the jump…   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 »

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