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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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Chris Blackwell on Bob Marley, James Bond and Jamaica

 If a fortune teller had stirred her tea leaves left instead of right one day in 1962, the world outside of Jamaica might never have heard of ska, reggae, or Bob Marley. That’s how close legendary record producer and Island …

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From The Bahamas to Jamaica, The Talking Heads’ Caribbean Love Story

 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, …

the wailers album

 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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 Musician Dave Mason’s biography reads like a who’s-who of rock history: the co-founder of the band Traffic with Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, and Chris Wood, writer of “Feelin’ Alright,” and performer of the ‘70s hit “We Just Disagree” counted Jimi …

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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 …

grenada music festival

 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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 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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 Jamaica is looking to Kingston as it seeks to capitalize on its vast cultural offering.  Jamaica’s Ministry of Tourism is looking toward developing the island’s unique cultural events into full-fledged tourism products, and Kingston is the centerpiece of the plan.  …

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 Hotel company Karisma is planning a big bash to celebrate what would have been the 80th birthday of global music icon Bob Marley.  The company’s Azul Beach Resort Negril is planning a week of events to mark the occasion from …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the coolest bars in New York has officially opened its doors in Jamaica. Miss Lily’s, the Jamaican eatery from Manhattan, has opened a new outpost at the hip Skylark Negril Beach Resort. The …

saint lucia 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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 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 …

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 By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton The Southeast Peninsula of St Kitts is raw, untouched and brilliantly green, one of the most beautiful places in the West Indies. It’s a winding, scenic road to get here, a striking setting that’s …

 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 …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Resorts World Bimini is hosting its second annual Driftwood Beach Festival. The June 1-3 event will feature live performances by Pato Banton and Clement Aubrey & The Reggae Allstars, beach volleyball with National Volleyball League pros and more. …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the region’s hottest music festivals is returning for its eighth year. The Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival is set for Aug. 30-Sept. 1, with headliners including Damian Marley, Burt Bacharach, Farruko, Patti LaBelle …