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October 2012

Happening on the Edge 2011

UK’s Richard Tring wins! J. Wray and Nephew’s Master Blender, Joy Spence, presents Richard Tring of the UK with the Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum International Bartender Challenge Trophy. Tring was up against other talented bartenders from Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Peru, USA, Canada, the Cayman Islands and Jamaica. He won

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Happening on the Edge 2012

The nine finalists of the Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum International Bartender Challenge will battle it out tonight. The finalists who hail from all over the world are in intense preparation mode for tonights challenge. Overseas contenders are here representing Canada, Australia, Cayman Islands, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, the UK and the US. Representing Jamaica will be Ryan

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  Here’s a review by the Jamaica Observer on the Rootz Underground show held last Saturday at Hope Gardens. Read the Observer’s review here. I thought it was a great show – good crowd, nice vibes and great music with Pinchers and Half Pint demonstrating true showmanship. These two classic Jamaican artists

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Books

    Legendary Jamaican Actress of the international stage and screen, Leonie Forbes will bring to life her recently published book “Leonie Her Autobiography – Leonie Forbes as told to Mervyn Morris at a special reading and book signing at Bookophilia on Monday October 22, at 6:30 pm. This reading

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Good Food

  Appleton Estate 50 Year Old Jamaica Rum – Jamaica Independence Reserve, was awarded two major accolades at the Golden Barrel Awards which was held in London last week as part of UK RumFest 2012. Appleton Estate 50 Year Old Jamaica Rum – Jamaica Independence Reserve, won awards for the

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Rootz Underground

  October 20, Rootz Underground presents A Rootz Garden Concert with performances by Rootz Underground, Half Pint, Pinchers, Chronixx & the Zinc Fence Band ft Lymie Murray and Gabre Selassie with Rockers Sound Station. Tickets: Pre-Sold: General -$1500, Food Inclusive VIP – $3000. $2000 at the Gate. Children FREE. Gates open

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MusicRedselecter

  Jamaica’s very own Redselecter & Jeremy “MisterHarding” Harding, collectively known as Stereo Massive, have teamed up with Italian producer Congorock to produce “Bless Di Nation”. Featuring vocals from Sean Paul, this banging track is electroclash meets tribal house meets ragga styles and is out today on Ultra Records worldwide!

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Books

      Here’s a great list from Andrew Blackman of his 20 Best Caribbean Book Blogs! Check them all out HERE! Thanks Andrew!  

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General

Jamaica’s special needs community has been a major focus for the Digicel Foundation in recent years. For the 2011-2012 financial year, over 25% of the Foundation’s budget totalling over J$151 million, supported initiatives that contribute to the well being of Jamaica’s special needs community. In line with its renewed focus

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Art

Here’s a cool video from Make Something from Nothing, the first of a series of cultural projects called ‘Make with a Red Stripe’, features a unique sound sculpture created by sound artist Yuri Suzuki, in collaboration with DJ Al Fingers, singer/songwriter Gappy Ranks and designer Matthew Kneebone. The 2.5 metre

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