All hail the queen of raggae If Robert Nesta “Bob” Marley was the “king”, Alpharita Constantina Anderson, better known as Rita Marley, must definitely be the “queen” of Reggae music. Looking at her life objectively, one can say Rita Marley, 62, the widow of Bob Marley, is an ordinary woman with the same struggles and [...]
Archive for June, 2008
Alton Ellis still rocking despite illness Despite his ongoing battle with myeloma, a cancer of the plasma cell which is an important part of the immune system that produces antibodies to help fight infection and disease, veteran singer Alton Ellis is still set on rocking as many stage shows as he can. Ellis is currently [...]
ow to survive an Auburn reggae concert Probably the worldâ€™s most auspicious current assemblage of world reggae musicians? Check. More than 3,000 people comfortably ensconced at Auburnâ€™s Regional Park and ready to get their reggae on? Check.
The Meditations on learning from Marley Ansel Cridland, frontman for the reggae trio The Meditations, learned an early lesson from the master. Cridland’s band experienced success in Jamaica with the single “Woman Is Like a Shadow,” which was recorded in 1974 and released two years later. The smooth harmonies of Cridland, Danny Clarke and Winston [...]
Jamelody chooses reggae over soca Trinidad is known mostly for soca music, but this is not the route along which Jamelody wanted to make his musical trod. Instead, it is reggae. Jamelody, whose real name is Michael Williams, is from Port of Spain, Trinidad. He said he was hardly exposed to carnival and soca music.
Travel: Jeep thrills It’s billed as the honeymoon capital of the Caribbean, but a growing band of visitors is eschewing the beaches and falling in love with Aruba’s dramatic desert interior The pair of them sit idle under the intense morning sun. Clinging to a large, dusty rock, they seem to be enjoying their sunbathing. [...]
Beenie ‘Attacks’ Marley – ‘The Doc’ lashes out at Bob’s sons in London interview Self-proclaimed King of the Dancehall, Moses ‘Beenie Man’ Davis, has voiced his obvious dislike for members of the prestigious reggae clan, the Marleys. In a taped interview with radio personality Chris Goldfinger on the British-based radio station BBC Radio 1 (97-99 [...]
Jamaica’s ‘first real superstar’ is still rocking steady As Darwin discovered nearly two centuries ago, islands are singularly suited for investigating the ebb and flow of evolution. more stories like this When it comes to music, Jamaica’s hothouse scene offers an unusually vivid case study of how a particular ecological niche can yield a startling [...]
Lord of the dancehall: Capleton brings positive attitude on tour Itâ€™s tough for outsiders to differentiate among dancehall reggae singers. But once you hear and see Capleton, you wonâ€™t confuse him with anyone else: Heâ€™s the bearded guy in a head wrap with the big heart and sandpaper voice. â€œHumility and tolerance is important,â€ said [...]
Island sounds return to desert for music festival Songs can both soothe and singe the soul — in a single stride. “Life has always been a struggle; Distrust, fear and obstacles; Many are called, but few are chosen; Why can’t we all be merciful?” Now set the words against the gently percussive rhythm and exotic [...]