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 […]

How Sammi Starr Is Giving a New Soundtrack to Bahamian Travel

Bahamas-born Sammi Starr, Sony Music recording artist, has announced the launch of “#Bahamas, Your Best Picture Deserves My Best Song,” a grassroots social media campaign aiming to share with the world Sammi’s love his country and the sounds of its […]


Tarrus Riley, Machel Montano Team Up on New Single

The Caribbean’s newest hit is the result of a partnership between two of its biggest stars. The single, “Memory,” is a team-up between reggae star Tarrus Riley and soca superstar Machel Montano. While Riley is featured, It’s very much a […]


At Jaanchie’s Restaurant, The Sound of Curaçao

Hearing (and tasting) Curaçao By the Caribbean Journal staff They gather here every Sunday. Here at Jaanchie’s, perhaps the most famous restaurant in Curaçao, a place that has been here for almost eight decades. Set in a ranch-style building in […]

Zouk Superstars to Headline Dominica’s World Creole Music Festival

19th edition of festival begins Oct. 30 By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica’s World Creole Music Festival, now in its 19th year, is still going strong. And this year’s lineup of music stars is no exception, headlined by a group […]

A New Way to Get Local Music in Turks and Caicos

By Dana Niland CJ Contributor TCI Beat Records, the top music label in the TCI, unveiled its musical CD Vending Machine at the Providenciales International Airport earlier this month. The machine holds up to 430 CDs in the racks, with […]


Pressure Busspipe, Barrington Levy to Headline USVI Music Festival

Above: US Virgin Islands native Pressure Busspipe By Dana Niland CJ Contributor St.Thomas will host musicians and entertainers for the America’s Paradise USVI Music Festival from July 16 to 19. This year’s slate will include Cedric The Entertainer, Barrington Levy, Destra, […]

In St Kitts, a World of Music

Above: Ciara By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor If the music lovers in your office are suddenly absent from their desks, they just might be on a flight to St. Kitts, where the annual St. Kitts Music Festival kicks off […]

Curaçao Adding New Music Festival

Above: Curaçao (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Curaçao’s North Sea Jazz Festival has grown into one of the Caribbean’s leading music festivals. Now, the island is looking to build on its success with another festival: the Curaçao International […]


Soca Star Destra Signs on for St Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival

Above: Destra By the Caribbean Journal staff Soca star Destra is joining this year’s St Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival, organizers announced. Destra, who will perform with the Bakanal Band, is among the leading soca artists in the region. She […]

Ziggy Marley Wins Reggae Grammy For Second Straight Year

Above: reggae star Ziggy Marley By the Caribbean Journal staff Another year, another Grammy win for Ziggy Marley. Just two days after his father would have turned 70, Jamaica’s Marley did his family proud with his second straight Grammy Award […]

Haiti Set for Jazz Festival

Above: last year’s festival By the Caribbean Journal staff The ninth edition of the Port-au-Prince International Jazz Festival begins Saturday in Haiti’s capital. The weeklong festival includes artists from Haiti, the wider Caribbean and the world, including legendary Haitian group […]


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