Lee “Scratch” Perry and the Golden Age of Roots: ‘War Ina Babylon’ The producer occupies a unique place in the crowded and intricate world of Jamaican music. Making sense of the countless singers, engineers, and instrumentalists who could be involved in any given song requires the kind of expertise enjoyed by few casual listeners, but [...]
Archive for August, 2010
Luciano claims innocence He Is celebrated and revered for his uplifting musical messages, delivered through songs including Sweep Over My Soul and What We Need Is Love. He was even awarded the Order of Distinction by the Government in 2007. But earlier this year, reggae star Luciano hit the headlines in a shocking story that [...]
Troubled reggae festival can’t stop the sheriff Ottawa’s Reggae Festival had already been off to a bad start when news ricocheted Saturday that Bob Marley’s son, Ky-mani, had pulled out as its headliner. Then, at around 7 p.m., as some lined up to get in, while others were demanding refunds, a provincial sheriff, accompanied by [...]
Vegas stays busy International dancehall artiste Mr Vegas recently completed a handful of musical projects before embarking on his current tour of North America and Europe. Vegas has also released Boy Shorts, Sweet Jamaica, Can’t Even Walk and Cutie. Boy Shorts was produced by Billboard chart-topping producer Rohan ‘Sno Cone’ Fuller.
Biopic on reggae legend Bob Marley British director Jenny Ash has announced making a biopic about reggae music legend Bob Marley. Ash is developing a project about the reggae artist, focusing on the time he spend living here, reports contactmusic.com.
Ce’Cile mines ‘gold’ in the UK Ce’Cile has been consistent in churning out hits locally (her most recent include Anything and Black Coffee), she has managed to score most of her mainstream successes outside of Jamaica. Last year, she topped the German R&B Singles chart with Hot Like We and a few weeks ago Talk [...]
Chino takes pattern Caribbean entertainers are really becoming worthy of international recognition with each passing day. And Jamaican artistes, producers, public relations experts, and management must be given props for their industrious work and their ethic in ensuring the artistes, and essentially the island, receive the attention required. Kavelle Christie of Blueprint Publicity and Promotions [...]
Stevie Face’s road to recovery almost complete Though he performed at Capleton’s St Mary Mi Come From show just hours earlier, singer Stevie Face showed no signs of fatigue when he strolled into The Gleaner Company’s North Street office last Friday. These are good times for the St Thomas-born Face.
Lady Saw does it My Way With the release of My Way, Saw brings back her famous Dancehall beats and gritty lyrics that first gained her acclaim and widespread popularity at Dancehall shows. The album features fourteen tracks including lead single, Party Till December, which will also feature a music video due out in late [...]
Bob Marley’s son Julian ensures father’s love of reggae lives on Reggae’s biggest ambassador Bob Marley pioneered the music genre, bringing it into the mainstream. His legacy lives on in his sons Ziggy, Stephen, Damian, Rohan and Julian.