Washington DC-Museum professionals from across the Caribbean will virtually connect in early November to reflect on cultivating resiliency and what it means during a global health crisis. The Museums Association of the Caribbean (MAC) is devoting its annual conference and general meeting on November 3 to 5 to the theme "Cultivating Resilience in Museums and Cultural Heritage Sites." In more than 15 concurrent sessions, museum professionals, including curators, educators, scholars, and researchers, are uniting to discuss themes related to historical sites, indigenous peoples, and social justice.
Miramar, FL - Popular South Florida Caribbean Riddims radio show will begin airing in New York on WVIP HD3 93.5 FM as of Saturday August 21st. The three-hour show, hosted by Eddy Edwards, Cleve Osborne and Gillian Smart – known as the Three@3 - currently airs on Saturdays at 3pm on CANEradio.com and will simulcast on the Caribbean Radio HD2 network.
The Gambia, West Africa, . Ahead of the highly anticipated On A High album to be dropped by reggae international star Sizzla Kalonji, comes visuals from his “Crown On Your Head” single. Directed by G-Mac and filmed in various parts of Kingston, a jubilant Sizzla takes to the streets to inspire his people. Close up shots blending into each other shedding light on the lifeline of Jamaica, the people. The overarching message, believing and uplifting yourself, is presented in a deliberate fashion. Pointing to a portrait of what it really means to stay Solid As Rock in these ever trying times.
Dancehall and Reggae artiste Stacious is the 2021 Jamaica Festival Song winner. The Singjay won the title along with a trophy and $3 million dollars cash at the Festival Song Grand Final at the National Indoor Sports Centre in Kingston on Thursday. Entry songs from the competition’s top 12 finalists covered a range of Jamaican music genres, including Mento, Ska, and Reggae/Culture.
The Jamaica Customer Service Song Competition is now accepting online entries for its 2021 Cycle. The competition which is in its 4th year of staging is a proud product of the partnership between the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC)and the Jamaica Customer Service Association (JaCSA), and has quickly become a vibrant highlight of the annual National Customer Service Week each October.
The 2021 Jamaica Gospel Star Competition television series will see its televised Grand Final this Emancipation Day, Sunday, August 1 on CVM TV and online at the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission’s (JCDC) website –www.jcdc.gov.jm ,and on its Facebook - Jamaica Cultural Development Commission and Youtube - JCDC Jamaica1 pages, beginning at 6:00 p.m.
New York, NY – The global pandemic has caused carnival season cancellations for almost a year and a half. From the famed Rio de Janeiro Carnival to Trinidad and Tobago Carnival and beyond, the Caribbean Diaspora used to massive, multi-day, non-stop fêtes, have had their celebrations grind to a halt!
Information Courtesy of The Miami Broward Carnival Host Committee
As we plan for the 2021 Miami Carnival season, please know that the Miami Broward Carnival Host Committee, which produces the official Miami Carnival on Columbus Day weekend in Miami, is committed to our patrons' safety masqueraders, vendors, and the community at large. With that said, we want to inform you that we will incorporate and go beyond the CDC's minimum requirements.
The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange encouraged all 13 Parish Queens of the 2021 Miss Jamaica Festival Queen Competition to put their best foot forward when stepping on the World Stage at the competition’s virtual Grand Coronation on Emancipation Day, Sunday August 1.
Lauderdale Lakes, FL - Fresh from a sold-out opening night in Palm Beach on July 10th, the Jamaican Bad Boys of Comedy tour, featuring Oliver Samuels, Drew Thomas and Chris “Johnny” Daley made their second stop at The Garden in Lauderdale Lakes, Florida on Sunday night, (July 18) to a standing room only crowd. Due to unforeseen circumstances, host Oliver Samuels was absent, but comedian Raul Blaze, who is fast becoming a sensation on social media, filled in as host and opened the show by introducing himself and taking a rollcall of Jamaican parishes to see which ones were represented.