Archive for February, 2014

Bob Marley’s 69th anniversary

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

BOB Marley died at the age of 36. I recall seeing him alive at the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, where his sons were altar servers. The Ethiopian Orthodox Church is the closest church, theologically, to the Roman Catholic Church in Jamaica, and there were times, as a young man, when I would pay a visit. I [...]

Home-grown reggae the best – Chris Martin, Chronixx keep faith in Jamaican beat

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Despite Jamaica’s popular music forms coming under increasing international competition from overseas artistes who have honed their skills in reggae and dancehall especially, two of the more prominent younger artistes are not feeling threatened. “I believe that the best form of reggae music and the best form of Jamaican music will always be in Jamaica,” [...]

Third World lead singer Bunny Rugs is dead

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Clarke, who would have turned 66 this Thursday, February 6, passed away last night in a hospital in Orlando, Florida. He had been diagnosed with cancer and had been battling the disease in intensive care. It is reported that because of health problems, he missed some of the shows in Third World’s 40th anniversary tour [...]