AARON Talbert, VP Records’ vice-president for Sales & Marketing, thinks the real problem for reggae music at the moment is its failure to produce a new superstar. “What’s happened to reggae is that we have not broken a new artiste since Sean Paul in 2002,” Talbert said to the Jamaica Observer at last Friday’s launch [...]
Archive for October, 2012
How did the brand, scourge of schoolchildren, become the music genre’s footwear of choice? A new book about this strange love affair explains why Kingston’s reggae stars regularly travelled to buy up the Somerset firm’s wares via Clarks, the shoes that tap to Jamaica’s reggae beat.
In the glorious eras of the 1980s and ’90s of reggae/dancehall music, there were various recording artistes who held major sway in the Jamaican music industry.Many of the artistes of the era were so good at their craft, that some music lovers will argue that local music was at its best in the ’80s and [...]
One of the most popular and controversial books documenting the life of late Jamaican Reggae legend, Bob Marley will hit the shelves for a second time in the New Year. Marley and Me: The Real Bob Marley Story has been scheduled for a February 2013 re-release by Kingston-based publishing house, LMH Publishing. The second edition [...]
Pop Quiz: What is the most successful reggae song in 2012? Who won the 2012 Grammy for best reggae album? Too many Jamaicans are not able to answer those questions correctly. Reggae music has come a long way since its inception in the 1960s but the evolution seems to be greeted with waning interest. It [...]