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Rick Ross, Third World Among Stars for St Kitts Music Festival 

The Caribbean’s hottest music event has announced the first wave of music stars for the 26th annual edition of the St Kitts Music Festival, which runs this year from June 22-30, with high-profile stars ranging from Rick Ross to Third […]

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The British Virgin Islands Has a New Music Festival 

The British Virgin Islands is debuting a brand-new music festival in May, Caribbean Journal has learned. . The BVI has announced plans for the new Virgin Islands Music Festival, which is slated to run from May 24-26, 2024.  This year’s […]

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When the Caribbean Island of Montserrat Was the Center of the Pop Music World

Legendary Beatles producer Sir George Martin’s dream was not just to build a recording studio in a Caribbean paradise, but to raise up the fortunes of an island he dearly loved in the process. On Montserrat, for a brief but […]

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Anguilla’s Legendary Music Festival Is Back 

Music legend Bankie Banx’s 2024 Moonsplash Music Festival will return to Anguilla’s Dune Preserve for its 34th annual staging from March 21 to 24, 2024. The longest-running independent music festival in the Caribbean, Moonsplash is more than just a concert. […]


From Jamaica to Antigua, Hotels and Bars With Music History

Music has always been deeply intertwined with Caribbean culture, from the African rhythms brought over by enslaved people to the lively calypso and soca rhythms that drive the region’s Carnival celebrations. The musical legacy of the Caribbean built to a […]

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Caribbean Airlines Adds Montego Bay Flights for Major Reggae Festival

Jamaica’s Reggae Sumfest music festival is back again this year in July, and regional carrier Caribbean Airlines is planning a special push for the event.  Caribbean Airlines will be adding more flights from Barbados and Trinidad to Montego Bay, Jamaica […]

When Nassau, Bahamas Was the Center of the Music World

Back in Black, AC/DC’s 1980 comeback record, was a spectacular success for the Australian hard rock band, selling more than 50 million copies worldwide to become one of the top-selling albums of all time. But for all of its commercial […]

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This Is the Summer’s Must-Visit Caribbean Music Festival 

It’s been a Caribbean music Mecca for nearly three decades, an annual summer gathering that’s an essential stop for any music star with an interest in the Caribbean.  A staple of the region’s music scene for 25 years, the St […]

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Admiral T, Chire LaKay to Headline Dominica Music Festival 

French Caribbean stars Admiral T and Chire LaKay are among those headlining this year’s World Creole Music Festival in Dominica.  The event, which is being held for the first time since the pandemic, will run from Oct. 28-30 at the […]

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Jamaica Gets Tourism Boost From Return of Reggae Sumfest 

Jamaica’s strong tourism summer got a boost from the recent return of the Reggae Sumfest music festival.  The legendary Montego Bay event was held from July 18-23, the first time since the onset of the pandemic.  “We were thrilled to […]

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The Caribbean’s Newest Reggae Hit Is a Love Letter to Antigua 

Caribbean all-inclusive brand Elite Island Resorts has partnered with reggae legend Causion on a major new musical tribute to the island of Antigua.  The song, Antigua Me Come From, is a common phrase of identity and heritage for Antiguans; a […]

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Jamaica Mourns Lee “Scratch” Perry, a Founding Father of Reggae

The island of Jamaica is mourning one of its leading musical lights: producer Lee “Scratch” Perry, who passed away this week.  Perry, considered one of the founding fathers of reggae music, was first a pioneer of dub music back in […]

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Ziggy Marley on His Father, Reggae and Jamaica

Bob Marley would have been 75 years old this year, and while the reggae legend’s life was tragically cut short, his oldest son, Ziggy, has not only carried on his father’s musical legacy but his quest to make the world […]

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Jamaica’s Reggae Sunsplash 2020 Goes Virtual

Jamaica’s legendary Reggae Sunsplash festival has returned after a 14-year hiatus with a virtual event this year.  This year’s reggae celebration will run Nov. 27-28, with one-of-a-kind access to live performances and artist interviews.  The festival first debuted in 1978 […]

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For Anguilla’s Bankie Banx, Nothing Stops the Music

Beach bars come and go like the tides in the Caribbean, sometimes washed out by hurricanes, sometimes falling victim to hard times, sometimes simply because their time has passed. So it’s perhaps ironic that Bankie Banx’s Dune Preserve on Anguilla, […]

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A Caribbean Music Playlist That Will Take You to the Beach

Next to smell, there’s nothing like music to spark memories. So while we can’t bring you the fragrance of Frangipani (or even suntan lotion), these 15 songs capture the memory of times spent relaxing on Caribbean beaches, drinking rum drinks […]

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The Grenada Music Festival Is Back for 2020

The Caribbean’s newest music event is back again for 2020, with the second edition of the Grenada Music Festival.  This year’s Grenada Music Festival will feature music superstars including Kool & the Gang, Shabba Ranks and Marcia Griffiths, among others.  […]

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Gladys Knight, Beres Hammond Join St Kitts Music Festival

The Caribbean’s hottest music festival has added more big names to its 2020 agenda.  The St Kitts Music Festival, now in its 24th year, has added Gladys Knight, Beres Hammond and Anthony B to the slate of performers for the […]

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Saint Lucia’s Must-Visit Summer Music Festival

By the Caribbean Journal staff A top Caribbean music festival is back in Saint Lucia this summer with the return of Mercury Fest. The beach music party, produced by Epic Events, is one of the region’s most anticipated summer festivals. […]

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Anguilla’s Must-Visit Music Festival, Moonsplash, Is Back

By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Anguilla’s Moonsplash Music Festival is back. The legendary music festival will take place under a full moon at the legendary Dune Preserve on Rendezvous Bay from March 21-24, 2019. The event returns after being suspended […]

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A Legendary Reggae Festival Is Making a Comeback

By the Caribbean Journal staff Since it debuted in 1978, Jamaica’s Reggae Sunsplash was one of the world’s most legendary reggae festivals. And now it’s coming back. After a 12 year hiatus, the iconic music gathering, which has hosted stars […]

Jamaica Looks to Grow Music Tourism

By the Caribbean Journal staff Given the global impact of Jamaica’s music industry, it’s no surprise that the country’s tourism sector is now looking to ramp up the growth of music tourism to the island. Jamaica Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett […]

Why You Need to Visit Reggae Sumfest

Reggae Sumfest will return to Montego Bay this summer, for the 25th staging of the “Greatest Reggae Show on Earth.” The island’s biggest weeklong festival, which draws thousands of reggae and dancehall fans from across the world, will take place […]

Morgan Heritage to Headline Roots and Soul Music Festival in St. Lucia

There’s a new music festival to visit in the Caribbean this summer: Roots and Soul. The artist is dedicated to musicians “setting new trends” in genres including reggae, conscious hip-hop, Afro-punk and R&B, with concerts accompanied by master classes and […]

Ziggy Marley Wins 2017 Best Reggae Album Grammy

Reggae superstar Ziggy Marley has done it again. The son of Bob Marley has taken home his third Best Reggae Album Grammy in the last five years. Marley won for his eponymous album “Ziggy Marley” under the Tuff Gong Worldwide […]


Anguilla’s Must-Visit Reggae Festival: Moonsplash

It’s almost time for one of the Caribbean’s great annual festivals: Moonsplash. This year will be the 27th annual edition of the iconic Anguilla festival led by music star Bankie Banx, who first conceived of a reggae festival held under […]

Grenada Readies for Major New Music Festival

Grenada is set for a major new music festival. The first-ever Pure Grenada Music Festival will begin April 5. The six-day festival will include eight concerts at five different locations across 32 acts. Grammy winners Joss Stone and Estelle will […]

Morgan Heritage Wins Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album

Reggae legends Morgan Heritage won this year’s Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album. The group won for its album, “Strictly Roots,” on the CTBC Music Group label. The group beat out a strong collection of reggae stars, including Rocky Dawuni, […]


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