Disney’s magic meets Jamaican rhythms The magic of Disney meets the magical isle of Jamaica, as Walt Disney Records readies an album of classic Disney songs newly recorded by a cross-section of top reggae musicians. The Disney Reggae Club features songs from immortal Disney animated films – from The Little Mermaid to Jungle Book – [...]
Archive for March, 2010
Matisyahu still tops Billboard Reggae Album Chart Iration, the Hawaii-based reggae-rock band debuted at number two on Billboard Reggae Albums but Matisyahu’s 30-week-old album remained at the top. Time Bomb (Law Records) is the band’s highest-ever charter on Billboard, having maintained the number two slot for the second straight week following its debut.
Life is ‘irie, mon’ in Jamaica, the birthplace of reggae When visiting this verdant Caribbean island, always remember that as important as knowing your rights is getting your lefts sorted out. You quickly learn that as in Australia and the United Kingdom, driving is done on the opposite side of the road. “The left side [...]
Talking With Jimmy Cliff, Shepherd Of Reggae Music This week, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame got a little more crowded. Monday night marked the Hall’s 25th annual induction ceremony. In the class of five: The Stooges, the Hollies, ABBA, Genesis and reggae star Jimmy Cliff.
Alison Hinds aim to top Jamaica chart Soca queen Alison Hinds plans to top Jamaican charts with her deejay-studded album Caribbean Queen but noticeably absent is fellow Barbadian star Rihanna. “We look forward to topping charts everywhere, especially in Jamaica. Caribbean Queen is my gift to all my fans everywhere in the world so that [...]
Nas and Damian Marley Perform New Collaborations at SXSW Considering Jamaican immigrants (and their soundsystem culture) were the driving force behind the birth of hip-hop, and that rap in turn inspired reggae’s evolution into dancehall, one would think the two genres would mix more often. Maybe they will in the wake of Nas and Damian [...]
Wonderful end to Negril’s One Love Reggae Series Reggae crooner Wayne Wonder headlined the final concert last Tuesday night, in the winter series of the One Love Reggae concerts. “I want to give Negril my all” said the artist born Von Wayne Charles, and so he did. The singer, whose No Letting Go album had [...]
Tekla Metfet links Bob Marley with the Bible and African Philosophy On February 6, 1995 –the 50th birthday of Robert Nesta Marley OM — Janet L DeCosmo in a paper presented at a seminar on Bob Marley at the University of the West Indies, Mona sought to compare the Rastafari folk philosopher with David of [...]
Barbados shuts out dancehall A Barbados minister of government has moved to shut out toxic Jamaican dancehall music from his country. Ronald Jones, the minister of education and human resource development, said the heavy diet of dancehall artistes performing in Barbados is an overkill and doing more harm than good. “Even though we share the [...]
Konshens gets behind the camera Jamaican dancehall and reggae singer, Konshens, has moved into directing his own music videos as the artiste said he refuses to be a “sideshow”. The video for his “The Realest Song” track has received rave reviews in various parts of the world. In a press release issued through the Wildfire [...]