Archive for January, 2011

Buju Banton plays Bayfront Park Amphitheater

Saturday, January 15th, 2011

Buju Banton plays Bayfront Park Amphitheater The reggae community breathed a sigh of relief in November when Buju Banton was finally released from prison on bail. Arrested in December 2009 on suspicion of conspiracy to possess and distribute five kilograms of cocaine, Buju (real name Mark Anthony Myrie) was locked up in Tampa’s Pinellas County [...]

Reggae sales slump in 2010

Saturday, January 15th, 2011

Reggae sales slump in 2010 Reggae albums released in 2010 undersold 2009 albums and experts want better marketing to resurrect the industry. The sales were so bad that only three albums released in 2010 made the top 10 selling reggae albums list, according to Billboard data on the US market. The rest of the top [...]

The Zimbabwe Guardian

Saturday, January 15th, 2011

The Zimbabwe Guardian Reggae star Sizzla Kalonji says he will NEVER condemn President Robert Mugabe for the land reform programmer which sought to redistribute land from minority whites to landless blacks. The Dry Cry hitmaker spent much of 2010 in Zimbabwe, first arriving in the southern African country in the early part of the year [...]

Saturday Hustle

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

Saturday Hustle On Tuesday reggae-rock songstress Tessanne Chin released her debut album In Between Words, Saturday Hustle grooves to some of our favourite tracks from the singer. Black Books – This song, first performed when Chin was the lead singer of the band Mile High, features a fusion of heavy metal, reggae and alternative. Add [...]

The Mighty Diamonds, the golden age of country and Nashville’s reggae gap

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

The Mighty Diamonds, the golden age of country and Nashville’s reggae gap If, for some tragic and unforeseen reason, Karl Dean were to lose his ever-loving mind and appoint me to his music council as some Chaplin-esque dictator-for-life, my very first order of business would be addressing Nashville’s “reggae gap.” Despite being able to find [...]

Is reggae music losing its appeal?

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

Is reggae music losing its appeal? The Makumbusho Village was the venue for the Explosive Zion show in Dar es Salaam a few weeks ago. The event was a cultural blend as people from different walks of life came to celebrate reggae music in Dar es Salaam. The multi cultural gathering told a story of [...]

Tony ‘CD’ Kelly — back on the hit trail – Jamaica Entertainment: Fashion, Music & TV News – JamaicaObserver.com

Saturday, January 8th, 2011

Tony ‘CD’ Kelly — back on the hit trail Music producer Tony ‘CD’ Kelly recently scored with his production of the track For Your Eyes Only which was recorded by Shaggy featuring Alaine. It has been a while since the noted producer scored a chart-topping single. Known for his producing, mixing and writing skills, Kelly [...]

Bob Marley legend lives on

Saturday, January 8th, 2011

Bob Marley legend lives on The 56 Hope Road, Kingston, is situated in a quiet upmarket suburb of the Jamaican capital. This was the unlikely home of reggae king, Bob Marley, and is today Kingston’s biggest tourist attraction. The home was converted into the Bob Marley Museum by his widow, Rita Marley, in 1986 and [...]

Marley family hoping to create licensing empire – NYPOST.com

Saturday, January 8th, 2011

Marley family hoping to create licensing empire Stir it up, Bob Marley fans — it’s organic and ecologically sustainable. That’s what the descendants of the legendary reggae singer are telling fans as they launch a new coffee brand along with a host of other licensed products, including clothing, sporting goods and electronics.