Archive for March, 2009

Mavado’s ‘Special’ brand of dancehall justice

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Mavado’s ‘Special’ brand of dancehall justice Bailed-out bankers should be thankful that the Jamaican dancehall singer Mavado doesn’t run U.S. economic policy. On his latest single, “So Special,” one of the rare dancehall records to spend time on recent Billboard Hot 100 R&B/Hip-Hop charts, he paints himself as an avenging angel of the poor and [...]

Beenie for Belize

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Beenie for Belize Belizeans are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the ‘King of the Dancehall’ Beenie Man tomorrow to launch the Belize Reggae Fest Series. Produced by American-based promoters Triple T Productions and Nuffmuzik Productions, Reggae Fest is the very first entertainment series dedicated to bringing top-tier Caribbean performers to Belize on a regular basis.

Beenie for Belize

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Beenie for Belize Belizeans are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the ‘King of the Dancehall’ Beenie Man tomorrow to launch the Belize Reggae Fest Series. Produced by American-based promoters Triple T Productions and Nuffmuzik Productions, Reggae Fest is the very first entertainment series dedicated to bringing top-tier Caribbean performers to Belize on a regular basis.

The ‘Arrow’ aftermath

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

The ‘Arrow’ aftermath – Ninja claims win, Monster cries foul The smoke has cleared and Ninja Man has declared himself the winner of the clash with Merciless at the Magnum ‘Follow Di Arrow’ show. At the event, held at James Bond Beach, St Mary, the boos Ninja Man elicited seemed to signify his loss. The [...]

Message from the Underground

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

Message from the Underground The word “culture”, its definition and the determination of what constitutes “culture” can be an extremely subjective and divisive subject. At its most basic, culture is the representation of a society’s knowledge, attitude, values and behaviour. I don’t think any group or groups of people in a given society can monopolise [...]

Its a girl

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

It’s a girl Fay-Ann Lyons-Alvarez has delivered again-this time a bouncing baby girl. Minutes after noon yesterday, the four-crown 2009 “Soca Queen”-Soca Monarch, Groovy Monarch, People’s Choice and Road March-successfully gave birth to her firstborn at the Mount Hope Maternity Hospital via caesarean section. Husband and three-time International Power Soca Monarch Ian “Bunji Garlin” Alvarez [...]

Pluto Shervington’s first hit

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

STORY OF THE SONG: ‘Ram Goat Liver’ makes mannish water …And Pluto Shervington’s first hit In 1974, while Ernie Smith was on his way to the Federal Records (now Tuff Gong) on Marcus Garvey Drive, Kingston, he saw an accident. When he got to the studio he told Pluto Shervington about it. By the end [...]

Ban a step in right direction – KC Jockey

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

Ban a step in right direction – KC Jockey United States-based deejay Karl-Marx Fernandez Waite, more popularly known as KC Jockey, said that dancehall and reggae music needs to be cleaned up if the children are to be saved from the negatives in society. “The recent announcement that songs promoting violence and sexual content will [...]

Talking and Mixing to the Hip-Hop and Reggae Beat

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

Talking and Mixing to the Hip-Hop and Reggae Beat Islands figure big in the history of hip-hop — Public Enemy emerged from Long Island and the Wu-Tang Clan ruled Staten Island. But they’re newcomers compared with what some say are the genre’s original island roots: the West Indies. In the 1960s, huge portable sound systems [...]

Julian Marley talks roots, rock, reggae

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

Julian Marley talks roots, rock, reggae On Saturday, Bob Marley’s sons — Stephen, Damian, Julian and Ky-Mani will honor their father’s legacy and music when they hit the stage at the 16th annual Caribbean Festival at Bayfront Park. The day-long celebration will also feature music from Buju Banton, Capleton, Collie Buddz, Tessanne, Jahfe, Jean P [...]