Archive for February, 2009

Venture Seeks to Cash In On Bob Marley’s Image

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

Venture Seeks to Cash In On Bob Marley’s Image Reggae singer Bob Marley’s name and likeness have been slapped on unauthorized merchandise since his death in 1981. Now, the Marley family and a private equity firm that invests in retail brands are preparing a major push to license Mr. Marley’s likeness, trademarks and themes to [...]

You’re all social hypocrites

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

‘You’re all social hypocrites’ – Kartel writes letter lashing out at ‘Rampin’ Shop’ critics Popular deejay Adidja ‘Vybz Kartel’ Palmer is defending his Rampin’ Shop and has sought to speak out against the critics of the song. In a letter which he sent to THE STAR on the weekend, the deejay responded to an article [...]

The original Mr Boombastic thinks Dubai is fantastic

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

The original Mr Boombastic thinks Dubai is fantastic No stranger to the UAE, reggae star Shaggy returns to Dubai this week to perform at Festival City on Thursday. The concert, which is part of DSF 2009, marks the Boombastic hitmaker’s third visit to the emirate, his last being 2007′s appearance at the Life Music Festival. [...]

Natty Dread Band gives impression that Reunion Islands belong to Bob Marley

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

Natty Dread Band gives impression that Reunion Islands belong to Bob Marley For members of the Natty Dread Band from the Reunion Islands, Bob Marley is more of a saint than a musician. The group of French-speaking musicians spoke as if the reggae icon was from their country and not Jamaica. Performing in Jamaica is [...]

Friday, February 6th, 2009

The Whole Wide World: Peter Tosh’s The Ultimate Experience More than 20 years since Peter Tosh’s 1987 assassination, the Wailers co-founder’s legacy (as well as Bob Marley’s) live on around the world, but that rings especially true in his native Jamaica, where he burst out of poverty and misery to become one of the most [...]

Farmer Goes Brave

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

Farmer Goes Brave: From Trinidad To Jamaica And Beyond Farmer’s first release for Trinidad Carnival 2009, “Belly Dancer,” is rolling off the tongues of many fete-goers during his recent performances in Trinidad. “Belly Dancer” is currently the only soca song on the music charts in Jamaica, reaching the Riddim Jamaica Top 10 last week. His [...]