2019, a landmark year that will be remembered as a groundbreaking time for women in Jamaican music, comes to an epic climax today with the release of the Rock & Groove Riddimcompilation. Sevana, Naomi Cowan, Jaz Elise, and Lila Iké, four of the island’s most in-demand artists, have joined forces over a bouncy new rhythm, accompanied by dub versions, produced by GRAMMY-nominated Protoje and J Vibe. Rock & Groove Riddim is rooted in a half-century tradition of Jamaican riddim compilations that feature a variety of voices bringing their own flavor to the same beat.

The deadline for entry for the 2020 National Festival of the Performing Arts is fast approaching, according to Director of Marketing and Public Relations at the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), Andrew Clunis.

Please see below pictorial highlights and captions regarding the Jamaica Visual Arts Competition’s launch of its inaugural Youth Edition Exhibition and Awards Ceremony, which was heldat the Jamaica Conference Centre, Port Royal Street, Downtown Kingston on Sunday, November 24, 2019.

The award winning pieces of the Jamaica Visual Arts Competition’s very first Youth Exhibition are currently on display at the Jamaica Conference Centre, 14 – 20 Port Royal Street, Kingston.

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