Sunday Jul 20
New York Daily News
Honors at Jamaica Independence Gala
New York Carib News newspaper publishers Karl and Faye Rodney, actress Sheryl Lee Ralph and members of the Skatalites ska band will be honored at the Jamaica Independence Celebration Foundation's affair Members of Jamaica's historic Skatalites ska band will be recognized at the gala.
All About Jazz
Heather Augustyn -- Don Drummond: The Genius and Tragedy of the Worlda (TM)s Greatest Trombonist
Don Drummond: The Genius and Tragedy of the World's Greatest Trombonist Heather Augustyn 233 pages ISBN: #978-0-7864-7547-6 McFarland 2013 Don Drummond: The Genius and Tragedy of the World's Greatest TrombonistA-Heather Augustyn's study of the late and extraordinarily gifted Jamaican trombonist, composer and ska pioneer is exceptionally ... (more)
Boomtown Festival preview
With the festival season well and truly under way and so many to now choose from, it can be hard to decide on where best spend a long weekend and maximise the summer.
JCDC planning ska's rebirth
The event, Heart of Ska Festival, is slated for the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre in St Andrew on Saturday, August 12. According to Dahlia Harris, director of culture in the Ministry of Youth and Culture, the festival's main objective is to reposition Jamaica as the home of ska music, which has become increasingly popular in Europe and USA.