Radio Jamaica

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Radio Jamaica, the radio of the Jamaica Jamaica! exhibition at the National Gallery Kinston, Jamaica

24/24 7/7 The best of Jamaican Music

In 1959, the first local radio station, JBC (Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation), founded by one the architects of Jamaican independance, Norman Manley, became the first station on the island’s airwaves to focus more on Jamaican music than American jazz and rhythm and blues. From this point on, radio became not only a source of pride for Jamaicans, but the first link in the record production chain : live contests talent shows provided producers with a pool of fresh talent for the Jamaican music industry. In honour of this extraordinary slice of music history, the exhibition Jamaica Jamaica ! decided to create Radio Jamaica, the exhibition’s very own web radio, which broadcast 24/24h 7/7d non stop thousand of songs, mixes, archives and playlists by surprise guests around the all course of the exhibition.

Radio Jamaica is available on radiojamaica.org or by downloading the Radio Jamaica! App to your phone.

The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sports, the National Gallery of Jamaica (NGJ) and the Jamaica Music Museum in association with La Philharmonie de Paris are pleased to present the exhibition Jamaica, Jamaica!, which opens on February 2, 2020 and closes on June 28, 2020.

Tuesdays to Thursdays: 10 am – 4:30 pm | Fridays: 10 am – 4 pm | Saturdays: 10 am – 3 pm.Last Sundays: the NGJ is open every last Sunday of the month, 11 am to 4 pm
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