Lucky Dube death verdict delayed The Johannesburg High Court has delayed the verdict in the trial of three men accused of killing South African reggae singer Lucky Dube. One of the men recently confessed he had taken part in the crime and said all three deserved to be punished. They had originally denied murder.
Archive for March, 2009
Deadly Shoot Out Three policemen were yesterday shot and injured and a gunman shot dead in a dramatic early morning gunfight at a house owned by reggae singer Luciano at Westminister Crescent in Kingston. The incident, which started about 5:00 am, ended shortly after 7:00 am when police broke down a door to the entertainer’s [...]
Reggae Legend Gregory Isaacs and Tarrus Riley Perform at Reichhold The Reichhold Center for the Arts continues its 30th anniversary season with a blockbuster reggae concert featuring reggae icon Gregory Isaacs with special guest Live Wyaa Band, along with singer Tarrus Riley (“She’s Royal”). The concert is scheduled for 8 p.m., Saturday, March 28. The [...]
Excerpt from the Jamaica Journal – Lady Saw – raunchy artiste! The flamboyant exhibitionist DJ Lady Saw epitomises the sexual liberation of many African Jamaican working-class women from airy-fairy Judaeo-Christian definitions of appropriate female behaviour. In a decisive act of feminist emancipation, Lady Saw cuts loose from the burdens of moral guardianship. She embodies the [...]
Of hypocrisy and the Noise Abatement Act The seemingly selective application of the Noise Abatement Act, which sees some promoters facing rigorous enforcement while others are allowed to operate with impunity, is becoming a source of increasing concern in the entertainment industry. Three weeks ago, Negril-based promoter Clive ‘Cubba’ Pringle, who is also chairman of [...]
Ninja Man declares his innocence Deejay Ninja Man is proclaiming his innocence following police reports that he is wanted for questioning about the murder of 20-year-old Ricardo Johnson last Tuesday. Yesterday, it was reported that Ninja Man, real name Desmond Ballentine, was a person of interest to the police in the case involving the murder [...]
Island Records: how they became an artists’ paradise This week, a series of concerts was announced to celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of Britain’s most enduringly excellent record labels, Island Records. The programme, which runs at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London through the final week in May, underlines the extraordinary diversity upon which [...]
CVM joins TVJ in not airing carnival live CVM Television has joined Television Jamaica (TVJ) in refusing to air the carnival road march live amidst fears of breaching Broadcast Commission (BC) directives. It will cost the station advertising revenue but avoid costly penalties and public criticism.
Will our Soca artistes ever measure up to regional artistes? The recent International Soca Monarch competition held in Trinidad, which made history with the crowning of an eight-month pregnant Faye-Ann Lyons Alvarez, was indicative of the growth of soca music in the Caribbean. The competition was held on Friday, February 20 and, as a means [...]
Dancehall hurting reggae – Diaspora sounds off on ‘daggerin’ debate A hot-button debate in New York on Wednesday, stimulated by the Broadcasting Commission’s banning of lewd lyrics from the country’s airwaves, ended with the conclusion that dancehall is a troubled genre poised to render Jamaican youths an endangered species. The highly anticipated community forum and [...]