January 2019 – News Digest by Jamworld876
If you have missed what happened last month, and/or you want to catch up with what’s going on, check out our news digest.
Early this month
Buju Banton gave his first show since he was released from jail on Saturday night. He graced the stage at the National Stadium in Kingson asking, “have mercy on me,” kicking off the concert with “It’s Not an Easy Road.”
The I-Threes, formed by Judy Mowatt, Rita Marley and Marcia Griffiths, reunited on stage at the JaRIA award ceremony on Tuesday, March 5th, 2019
Tickets for Protoje’s ‘A Matter of Time’ live concert were sold out twice. With a larger number of patrons anticipated to attend, the organisers were forced to relocate to Palm Drive on the property instead of Hope Botanical Gardens.
Bay-C, former member of the well-known and currently defunct dancehall group T.O.K., was robbed on Monday, February 25th, 2019.
That day, he parked his car on Widcombe (also known as Mountain Spring), then he went for a jog. On his way back, he found a back passenger window of his car smashed and a number of items missing, including a laptop, two external hard drives, two thumb drives and a pair of headphones.
Jamaica has created no fewer than seven genres of music, the most current being dancehall. Last year reggae was added to UNESCO’s collection of “intangible cultural heritage” deemed worthy of protection and promotion.
Kumina, a Jamaican ritual brought to the island in the 1840s to 1860s by indentured labourers of Congo in Africa. Olivia “Babsy” Grange said that kumina will be submitted to UNESCO.