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‘Yardie’ play makes Hollywood rounds

Jamaican actress, writer, comedienne and TV host Sardia Robinson is making her mark on the Hollywood scene and inspiring women across the country with her one woman show, From a Yardie to a Yankee, a true story about her life, struggles, and journey to stardom.

“I am so thrilled to be able to tell my life story on stage because I am deeply passionate about encouraging other women to love themselves, make smart choices and fight back when life gets difficult,” says Robinson. Read more


REGGAE held centrestage during last weekend’s Florianopolis Carnival in Brazil which involved a number of Jamaican personalities.

Singers Bunny Wailer and Andrew Tosh, music industry veteran Maxine Stowe and former Miss World Cindy Breakspeare were joined by former Jamaica football coach Rene Simoes, and Brazilian music promoter Chritiano Andrade, on a float saluting

Jamaican music. Read more

Natural Black Looking To Conquer 2014

Reggae artist Natural Black carved his niche in the genre over a decade ago, with profound music and prolific lyrics that uplift fans far and wide. His resilience has been tested and demonstrated over the years, and he maintains his extraordinary ability to capture the attention of a massive and diverse array of music lovers, worldwide.

Born Mortimer Softley in Georgetown, Guyana, Natural Black migrated to Jamaica in 1995, in hopes of realizing his dream of becoming a reggae singer. “Coming to Jamaica was natural,” he reveals, for he epitomizes the inherent culture of reggae. “Like life, reggae music inspires and gives the artist an opportunity to express oneself fully, regardless of the issues highlighted.” Read more

Fortunate Youth’s All-Ages Reggae Shows Breathe Life Into the Band

Fortunate Youth, a six-piece reggae outfit from the South Bay, know just how lucky they are. While “fortunate” may be an obvious descriptor for guys who get to travel the country playing reggae, the “youth” part has gained more significance as five years of recording and touring has expanded the group’s positive vibe to a national, all-ages audience.

“We’ve heard from parents throughout the whole country that their 7- and 8-year-olds love our music,” says drummer Jordan Walpole. Read more