Artistes not ‘compassionate’ to the act – Reggae artistes want clauses changed While it has been reported that reggae stars, Beenie Man, Sizzla and Capleton have all signed the Reggae Compassionate Act, which renounces homophobia and violence against lesbians and gays, other artistes have shown no compassion for the act, as they say it is [...]
Archive for June, 2007
Ex-Beatle recruits Sizzla, Lady Saw, Cherine Anderson for remix Former Beatle Paul McCartney has crossed over into dancehall with the release of a single on the heels of his new album, Memory Almost Full. The remix single, Nod Your Head, is produced by Sly and Robbie and features Sizzla, Lady Saw and Cherine Anderson.
Islands create lures for the passport-weary New regulations that went into effect in January made passports mandatory for air travel to Mexico, Canada, the Caribbean and Bermuda. Suddenly, U.S. travelers were in a mad scramble for the document, which created such a backlog of applications (now estimated at just under 3 million) that the federal [...]
Jamaican ghetto upholds Marley legacy These days, people in Trenchtown, a gritty, violence-wracked district of Kingston, don’t gather around logwood fires, sup on communal broth and sing songs any longer. Life has moved on in Bob Marley country. But 26 years after the death of the reggae superstar, Trenchtown, which gave birth to reggae music [...]
The Skatalites | On The Right Track A Catholic school for wayward boys run by the Sisters of Mercy would not be the first place coming to most people’s minds as the birthplace of Reggae and Ska music. But in one of those mysterious quirks of fate the Universe delights in, if it hadn’t been [...]
Hungry mon! Americans love to celebrate the summer grilling season. Toss a few hot dogs and burgers on the barbecue, whip up some potato salad, cool down a few beers and crank that old-fashioned ice cream maker — for many, thatâ€™s perfection. But if a bland burger with iceberg lettuce just doesnâ€™t cut it anymore, [...]
‘Riddim’ has got Matisyahu risin’ Fifty years later, it’d be nice to greet Berra with the information that another Jewish man – a Hasidic Jew, to be precise – is one of the music world’s most fascinating, not to say unlikely, bright stars. As a reggae toastmaster, no less, and actually in the United States, [...]
Danish-born reggae siren killed in car crash Thrity-two-year-old Danish-born reggae singer Natasja Scrul was killed and two others injured in a car accident along the Hellshire main road, St Catherine early Sunday morning. The singer and friends, the Observer understands, left Saturday night’s Portmore Awards where Natasja had performed.
Jasmine’s Juice: My cup runneth over! The hottest tune this year so far has to have been Mims’ This Is Why I’m Hot. Used as a musical bed for any product on the planet that exists, will Mims be another one hit wonder a la Sunshine Anderson or does he have that much eluded longevity [...]
Danish rapper killed in car accident Natasja Saad, Danish rap and reggae artist, has died in a car accident, her mother said Monday. Saad, 32, one of Denmark’s best-known dancehall performers, died in the accident early Sunday, said her mother, Kristine Saad.