Matisyahu’s London debut Fresh from rocking the States, Hassidic reggae performer Matisyahu has dropped into Europe with a series of gigs. London got a taste of what Americans have been enjoying for the last couple of years â€“ reggae with a Jewish flavour. Matisyahu is no novelty Jew looking to make a fast buck. He [...]
Archive for November, 2005
Reggae artistes and sex Sting 2005 should be commended for the intention to promote peace, love and unity in response to our gun culture and high murder rate. This is a good move to disassociate entertainment from violence and immorality. There is also an urgent need for those promoters to add responsible sexual lyrics and [...]
Sean Paul Addresses His Doubters Nobody would have blamed Sean Paul if he felt nervous or pressure creating the follow-up to his breakout album, “Dutty Rock,” which sold six million copies worldwide. But he insists he felt no pressure whatsoever.
Wallace Roney: Fulfilling the Promise Trumpeter Wallace Roney has been working in jazz for over thirty years. He made his recording debut at age fourteen and played in the bands of Tony Williams, Art Blakey, David Murray and Herbie Hancockâ€”just to name a few. A bandleader on his own for many years, Roney has dazzling [...]
Shakira’s world So this is what globalization looks like: a half-Colombian, half-Lebanese, bleached-blond, belly-dancing pop star who can balance a candelabra on her head while rocking out in Spanish and English.
Hollywood dances to a new Latin beat Hip hop’s influence in Hollywood, which spawned a number of films from House Party in 1990 to the Eminem biopic 8 Mile, is being challenged by an upstart musical genre. Several US production companies are battling to be the first to make a film about the reggae/salsa hybrid [...]
Richie Spice ready to add flavour Reggae artiste Richie Spice arrived in Guyana on Thursday evening and will perform this evening at a Clean Heart Youth-promoted concert at the National Park. Spice is the main ingredient of the show which will also feature fellow Jamaicans Maka Diamond and dancer Ding Dong.
Hemisphere news digest: South Florida Sun-Sentinel Reggae singer Abdel Wright has been arrested and charged with illegal possession of a firearm, Jamaican police said Friday.
Londoners take reggae track to the top in Italy Relocating from your native country to another country has its ups and its downs. As is the case with London-based duo Mattafix, they are still trying to adjust to the rigours of living in a fast-paced setting of London. Their experiences are documented in the single [...]
Reborn in Reggae Although she remains one of the most distinctive and soulful singers to emerge in the ’90s, in recent years Sinead O’Connor has been known as much for the controversies she’s caused (starting with her notorious Pope-bashing appearance on “Saturday Night Live” in 1992) and the confusion over her public pronouncements (among them [...]