Jamaicaâ€™s bad gyal Ceâ€™Cile showing no sign of slowing down CEâ€™CILE has been in the game for a very long time and with her string of â€˜bad gyalâ€™, thought-provoking and provocative tunes, she is certainly showing no sign of slowing down anytime soon. Ceâ€™Cile has cleverly crafted her career into what she wants it to [...]
Archive for October, 2008
Health, wellness and music take centre stage A musical fete was the icing on the cake at the four-day WATA Rose Hall Triathlon & Wellness Festival at Cinnamon Hill, St James, last Saturday. The Ocean Spray and WATA-sponsored free concert never fell short in promoting health and wellness along with great music.
Two for Reggae Two female artists with distinctively different styles will share the same stage this week at the nightclub Room 960. The first is Etana, who, along with Queen Ifrica, is leading a female roots-reggae revival. The other, Barbee, is an up-and-coming dancehall singer overflowing with sex appeal. The reggae world was introduced to [...]
Reggae gurus Black Uhuru was a socially responsive outfit that proved to be a winner in more ways than one. REGGAEâ€™S relationship with the rest of the music world is a strange one. It seems like everybody knows Bob Marley and a few sanitised (read: â€œwhiteâ€) hits in reggae fashion. This can mean anything from [...]
From record shop to reggae empire Reggae producer Clive Chin tells Davina Morris about the musical legacy of his father, VP Records producer, Vincent Chin. On Friday, Brixton Town Hall, England, hosted a launch party to mark the release of the two CD/DVD collection, Reggae Anthology: Randy’s 50th Anniversary.
Matisyahu strays too far from genre on new EP Itâ€™s not that Matisyahu or his cast of bandmates are inherently bad musicians. In fact, thatâ€™s pretty far from the case. Matisyahuâ€™s sometimes hard-to-find first album, Shake of the Dustâ€¦Arise, is notable for some truly novel moments and at representing a time in the Hasidic-Jewish reggae [...]
Merritone closes 58th anniversary at The Deck When Merritone Music was started in St. Thomas, approximately 14 miles from where Paul Bogle began his epic march to Spanish Town in 1865, Alexander Bustamante had been out of detention at Up Park Camp for nine years and it would be 14 years before Marcus Garvey’s body [...]
Day 3: Ari Up and Away Most CMJ bands play indie and rock, but sprinkled throughout the week there is also some world flavor. At Santos Party House last night for the DubShot Records showcase, I saw three interesting and different bandsâ€” all playing variations on reggae music. First was the racially mixed Fear Nuttin [...]
Golden State lauds veteran reggae group Third World In their 35 years as ‘Reggae Ambassadors’, Third World has travelled far and wide and much has been written about them. However, when they played the 18th annual Jazz at Drew Festival, held at the Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles, California in [...]
Lucky Dube: Invocations of a reggae icon One year after the gruesome murder of Lucky Dube, philosopher, poet, messenger, entertainer and lyricist, his eminent position and the vacuum created as a result of his death is yet to be filled in the world of reggae. It is unarguable that Dube secured a place among the [...]