‘Madhouse’ buss a 9 The Asylum ninth anniversary party held at Mas Camp Village on Oxford Road in New Kingston last Saturday was not short of excitement. There was a massive crowd turnout despite the rain earlier in the day and the vibe, the music, the artistes and dancers were well represented.
Archive for November, 2006
Film festival in Jamaica scraps plans to sell Peter Tosh guitar Organizers of a film festival in Jamaica have shelved plans to auction a guitar shaped like a M-16 rifle that was once owned by reggae legend Peter Tosh, one of the founders of the Wailers, after his sons protested the sale. Bidding for the [...]
Dutty dancehall delight “I represent Jamaica. I love that. From long time I’ve been doing (it) since I’ve been swimming” – Sean Paul. An ambassador of dancehall music, internationally acclaimed artiste Sean Paul has earned his award as the Gleaner’s Entertainer of the Year.
Passport changes worry Caribbean `Life Needs the Caribbean. You Need a Passport.” That advertising slogan, posted at airports throughout the Caribbean, has this tourism-dependent area bracing for a hurricane-force blow. For decades, U.S. citizens have escaped winter’s ravages for the white-sand beaches on a whim. When re-entering the United States, they have needed to show [...]
Gritty hit reflects singer’s rough childhood The lyrics to Ghetto Story, a haunting tale of growing up poor in the vividly violent streets of a Jamaican ghetto, were written from a surprising place: the grassy knoll of a lake deep in the suburbs of Southwest Miami-Dade, where ducks waddle by and the water laps softly [...]
Tarrus Riley sings in ‘Parables’ These days, Tarrus Riley is a busy man. With his 15-track album Parables, produced by Dean Fraser, released by VP Records for all of three weeks, he will be performing on the highly anticipated concert with Air Supply next weekend.
M-16 guitar came in hot Reggae historian and Peter Tosh’s former manager, Copeland Forbes, has joined in efforts to prevent the auction of Tosh’s one-of-a-kind M-16 Stratocaster guitar, slated to be up for grabs by the highest bidder on eBay. It was I who bought that guitar from a fan who custom-made it specially for [...]
Chico teams up with Lord Kossity for Booty Call Dancehall artiste Chico has again teamed up with French dancehall rap artiste Lord Kossity. They collaborate on the track Booty Call, which has been earmarked as the first official release off Kossity’s sophomore album Danger Zone for Universal Music (France).
Bob Marley goes upmarket with clothing line At Push Emporium, a hip boutique in downtown Los Angeles, a display is devoted to denim jeans ($220), military-style jackets ($310), T-shirts ($50) and other apparel from Tuff Gong Clothing. The new, pricey fashion line was inspired by an unlikely, populist source: reggae superstar Bob Marley. Despite the [...]
Impending auction of Tosh’s M-16 guitar sparks controversy The recent announcement of the impending auction of an M-16 Stratocaster guitar that belonged to late reggae icon Peter Tosh, has sparked controversy among his children, who say they were not informed of the intended sale of the instrument. Jawara McIntosh, 26, the youngest son of the [...]