music

In Dominica, a New Look at Creole

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Next month, Dominica will be celebrating its annual World Creole Music Festival — one of the region’s major music festivals. When the festival was first established in 1997, the aim was …

Eddie Murphy Releases Reggae Song With Snoop Lion

 Above: Eddie Murphy By the Caribbean Journal staff Reggae may have begun in Jamaica, but it’s now in almost every country in the world, including Zamunda: star actor and comedian Eddie Murphy has gotten into reggae. The star of films …

Five Great Mento Songs to Start Your Tuesday With

 Above: The Jolly Boys It’s one of the original forms of Jamaican folk music — and Mento still remains on the music scene today. Usually comprising a small band featuring a guitar, a rhumba box, drums and a banjo, Jamaican …

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 Above: Belo (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haitian singer Belo has released a new music video, “Banm Nouvel Ou.” The video, which was officially launched on Thursday, examines the the “lack of support of female musicians” and their …

 Above: Juanillo Beach (all photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell PUNTA CANA — The Punta Cana region is the Dominican Republic’s tourism engine — an amalgam of all-inclusive resorts and exclusive accommodations. Toward the south on the Dominican Republic’s coast …

 Above: Belo (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haitian singer Belo has officially released his new single, Banm Nouvel Ou (“Let me hear from you”). The release marks something of a shift from Belo’s traditionally laid=back style, and edges …

 Above: Volkswagen’s Super Bowl ad (Photo: VW)   By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor Keeping Abreast via Tweets I NOTICED excited tweets about Jimmy Cliff’s music being featured in a Volkswagen (VW) ad for Super Bowl 2013. Tweeps seemed genuinely impressed …

 Above: Saint-Pierre, Martinique (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s Consulate in Martinique has launched a new programme to help local artists to share their creative talents. The progamme, which was launched to coincide with National Day celebrations, …

 The following is the fourth in a series of excerpts from Dr Marcia Forbes’ new book, STREAMING: Volume 1; #Social Media, Mobile Lifestyles. By Marcia Forbes, PhD Look at Meeee!! It has been said that we write ourselves into existence …

 Above: Montserrat’s students at the seven-day workshop By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat’s young musicians got a boost earlier this month with a seven-day workshop conducted by the island’s Department of Culture. A total of 31 students from the Montserrat …

 By Marcia Forbes, PhD US President Barack Obama became the virtual embodiment of successful use of social networks like YouTube, Twitter and the then-still-alive My Space by a politician. Today, every politician dreams of millions of Facebook friends and hundreds …