Farin X Change Joins Rock Saga Festival Lineup
Farin X Change, Jamaica’s north coast roots-rock-reggae heavyweights, have been added to the lineup of Rock Saga, Negril’s interactive alternative rock festival scheduled for the last weekend in May. With this booking, Farin X Change joins some of the biggest up-and-coming alt rock bands in the international market, including Lovehammers,
New Cockpit Country Jamaica Website Launched
Check out this new Cockpit Country website produced by the Cockpit Country Local Forest Management Committee, a community run organization dedicated to the welfare of Jamaica’s Cockpit Country. The Cockpit Country is one of the most biologically diverse areas on earth and home to hundreds of endemic species of flora
Farenheit’s Birthday Bash Wed at Brand New Machine
Farenheit is throwing his usual Birthday BASH in his own inimitable style this Wednesday at Brand New Machine (Fiction).
Reggay Forum/Simulcast Between Kingston and San Francisco
Here’s an interesting forum happening next week on the dancehall music/culture scene- a simulcast between gay and straight folks in the San Francisco area and Kingston.
New JTB Ads Featuring Usain Bolt
For those who haven’t yet seen these, here are some pretty cool new ads from the JTB featuring Usain Bolt. Whenever I see them, I feel proud of being Jamaican.
Brand New Machine This Wed w/ Engineroom’s Funky 2/3rds World Beats!
This Wednesday BNM presents Red Cups & Lollipops, reprising one of the most popular BNM nights with free lollis for the ladies and red cups for all along with that basement party feel. Engineroom will be outside on the deck offering you his signature funky 2/3rds world beats + house
RISE Fundraiser In Aid of Inner City Violence Prevention Programs
RISE Life Management Services is having a fund raising party at Fiction Saturday, March 27 from 6 – 10 pm. See Yardedge interview with Sonita Abrahams, Executive Director of RISE (Reaching Individuals Through Skills and Education) RISE needs to raise funds because phase 1 of their main inner city violence prevention project
The New Redbones
Redbones is back, and looking good. It’s pretty much a new updated version of the old Redbones. The new Redbones features a bigger outdoor stage, dancefloor, art gallery and the cool bar vibes we’ve come to know and love. Welcome back. We missed you. For more info see article in
Happenings In Jamaica
Here’s a list of some of the more interesting and some just plain big events coming up later this year. MARCH Moving Mountains Music Festival, Strawberry Hill (March 19-21) First of its kind Electronic Music Festival, a weekend long of electronic music. More info here Pgymalion, Kingston (March 19 – 28)
Moving Mountains Electronic Music Festival This Weekend
Moving Mountains is a revolutionary 3 day electronic musical showcase being held this weekend at Strawberry Hill. This is a first of its kind event for Jamaica and hopefully the first of many more treats for ELECTRONICA lovers… See facebook page for more info