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J Balvin Is Coming Back to Punta Cana 

 Reggaeton superstar J Balvin is returning to Punta Cana.  Balvin is bringing back his NEON Punta Cana music festival to the Dominican Republic, following a sold-out 2001 edition.  The event will run from Dec 7-11, 2022 in the Dominican Republic’s …

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The St Kitts Music Festival Is Making a Comeback

 One of the Caribbean’s most popular music festivals is coming back.  The St Kitts Music Festival, which had grown into one of the region’s most sought after music events before the pandemic, is returning in 2022.  This year’s event will …

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50 Cent, TLC to Headline New Riviera Maya Music Event

 Another new music festival is coming to Mexico’s Riviera Maya, Caribbean Journal has learned. It’s called Golden Sand, and it’s the brainchild of tech firm Pollen Presents, the company behind an increasing number of Caribbean festivals.  Golden Sand will be …

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 Another new music festival is coming to Cancun on the Caribbean coast of Mexico.  It’s called Ibiza Spirit, and the new festival aims to bring the “spirit and culture of Ibiza” to Cancun, with a mix of pool parties, boat …

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 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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 One of the Caribbean’s major music festivals is planning a comeback.  The Vujaday Music Festival is planning to return Barbados, targeting a five-night event from Feb. 9-13, 2022, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The festival guides attendees from oceanfront stages to …

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 Colombian music superstar J Balvin is coming to Punta Cana.  Balvin is set to bring his NEON weekend events to Punta Cana in December, following a sell out of three NEON music festival weekends in Las Vegas in September.  The …

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 For years, it’s been one of the most beloved — and unique — places to stay in Jamaica: Geejam, the Port Antonio signature that’s equal parts boutique resort and music and cultural hub, a sought-after hotel and recording studio tucked where …

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 This year’s edition of the Jamaica Jazz & Blue’s Festival is going virtual.  The music event will be held from March 4-6, with an additional charity component that will help raise funds for industry professionals affected by the pandemic.  The …

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 Ahead of Martinique’s reopening to travelers from the United States, the Martinique Tourism Authority has unveiled a new Spotify playlist that showcases the sounds of the French Caribbean island.  It’s called Martinique Caribbean Vibes, and the playlist features 80 songs …

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 Talking Heads drummer Chris Frantz’s new book, Remain in Love, is a billet-doux to his bandmate and wife of more than 40 years, bassist Tina Weymouth, as well as documenting the couple’s musical journey together — first, as part of …

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 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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 Legendary reggae band The Wailers has released their first new album in more than 25 years.  The new Sony Music Latin album, One World, has 14 songs, including the single “One World, One Prayer” produced by Emilio Estefan.  Also featured …

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 Another Caribbean destination is launching a virtual happy hour for travelers at home, this time the Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao.  It’s called “Dushi Island Vibes,” and it will be held on Friday, May 15 from 5 to 7 PM.  …

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 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 …

 A fiesta is always welcome — and even more so right now.  That’s the idea behind the new Spotify playlist by the Marriott Cancun, the latest Caribbean resort to launch a music menu to help inspire travelers in an uneasy …

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 Listening to great music is one of the best ways to virtually travel to the Caribbean right now, and one top Puerto Rico resort has the perfect playlist for your weekend. Puerto Rico’s iconic Caribe Hilton in San Juan has …

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 One of the top hotels on the “One Happy Island” of Aruba has launched a new Spotify playlist to, well, help make people’s days happier in this very uneasy time.  It’s called “Aruba Marriott Island Tunes,” and the property says …