Friday, December 15th, 2017

RnB singer Omarion has included lyrics from Chaka Demus and Pliers’ 1993 hit Murder She wrote in his new single Post To Be which features Chris Brown and Jhene Aiko. The single is produced by Dijon McFarlane and is scheduled for release on December 2. Murder She Wrote, released by Mango/Island Records, reached number 57 […]

THE RECENTLY concluded Heineken World Premiere Party, hosted at Fort Rocky in Port Royal, pulled out patrons by the hundreds. The organisers went all out with the production, employing the services of Main Event to create a massive and beautifully decorated stage, and the music was rounded, reflecting the reggae, dancehall and soca genres. The […]

Film director, Cori McKenna. – Contributed   The dancehall space and culture is often met with heavy resistance and immense negativity by many Jamaicans. There have been countless documentaries exploring the dancehall space, some aimed at highlighting the negative effects of that particular culture, others hoping to convince the world that dancehall does more good […]

Despite being, arguably, the chief architect of one of Jamaica’s most significant sporting accomplishments – the nation’s historic qualification for the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France, Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) boss, Captain Horace Burrell, does not believe enough is being done to maximise the nation’s mammoth global presence. “The simple answer is no,” said […]

Men have been at the forefront of Jamaican music for decades, but Chicago-based author Heather Augustyn has placed their female counterparts in the spotlight with her book Songbirds: Pioneering Women in Jamaican Music. Released last month, Augustyn says the book focuses on women who were involved in the music industry between the 1940s and 1980s. […]

Lady Saw’s 14-track studio album Alter Ego was officially released today under her Diva Records label. Saw, who teamed up with VP records to distribute the album, is in New York promoting and is also celebrating 25 years in the business.                 iriefm(2014)

Roots Rocking Reggae Radio IRIE FM and its sister station Zip103 FM on Thursday, signed a partnership agreement with Magnum STING making Grove Broadcasting the official radio partner for the greatest one night reggae and dancehall show on earth. Managing Director of both stations Debbie-Ann Dwar signed the contract with Magnum and Sting’s founder Isaiah […]

REGIONAL powerhouses Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago will battle for the CFU Men’s Caribbean Cup football championship title tonight at Montego Bay Stadium, St James, starting at 8 p.m. Winning the title will secure a major landmark for either team, as they will claim a spot in the prestigious Centennial Cup America. This first-time tournament […]

It’s on to the next round for Jamaica-born Anita Antoinette, coached by Gwen Stefani, as she advances to the final 12 in this season’s staging of the United States singing competition ‘The Voice’. Last Tuesday, the singer delivered another memorable performance as she belted out the lyrics to Meghan Trainor’s popular hit All About That […]

A berth in Tuesday’s Caribbean Football Union’s Caribbean Cup final will be at stake when hosts Jamaica square off against Haiti in the final Group B preliminary round match at the Montego Bay Sports Complex today. Kick off time is set for 8 p.m. Haiti enter today’s match with a distinct advantage. They lead the […]