Archive for the 'Reggae Music' Category

H.E.R. discusses her upcoming reggae album

Sunday, July 11th, 2021

R&B singer H.E.R. released her debut album Back of My Mind in June 2021 and already has a new project in the works. The “Fight For You” singer recently set down with Ebro Darden on Apple Music 1 and revealed she has been working on a reggae album as well. She’s already flexed her Caribbean [...]

UK Reggae Record label sue Chris Brown for copyright infringement

Sunday, July 11th, 2021

American singer Chris Brown is being sued by a UK-based Reggae record label for copyright infringement. Greensleeves Publishing Ltd filed the lawsuit against the 32-year-old star, according to a report by Bloomberg Law.The iconic Reggae label have accused the singer and his music producers, Sony Music Entertainment, of ripping off Dancehall veteran, Red Rat’s monster [...]

Remembering Bunny Wailer, Reggae Mystic And Wailers Co-Founder

Monday, March 8th, 2021

Neville O’Riley Livingston, the Jamaican vocalist better known as Bunny Wailer, died on March 2 at Medical Associates Hospital in Kingston, Jamaica, at age 73. A founding member of The Wailers alongside Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, Wailer went on to become a reggae icon in his own right. Wailer traveled and performed sporadically, each [...]

U-Roy obituary

Friday, March 5th, 2021

Of the many innovations Jamaican music has offered to the world over the past 50 years, the lyrical art of “toasting” has had perhaps the most profound and long-lasting impact. A stylised, poetical form of chatting and scatting, it was brought to prominence in the early 1970s by the reggae deejay U-Roy, who has died [...]

Beres Hammond to embrace fans with Love From a Distance – Live set to close Reggae Month

Thursday, March 4th, 2021

With the COVID-19 pandemic instituting a new normal defined by physical distancing, reggae legend Beres Hammond will put his own spin on six-feet-apart protocols when he gets up close and personal with Love From a Distance. On Sunday night, February 28, the world renowned vocalist and his band will take the stage for an exclusive [...]

U-Roy: the singularly musical toaster was a vital part of reggae’s bloodline

Thursday, March 4th, 2021

For as long as there have been soundsystems, there have been DJs toasting them. Known as “the originator”, U-Roy was far from the first, but nobody had made a significant impact outside Jamaica before him. In 1970, his album Version Galore landed in London courtesy of Trojan Records. We’d never heard anything like it. There [...]

Peter Tosh Master Tape Rediscovered in ‘Studio 17′ Doc Clip

Thursday, March 4th, 2021

A lost Peter Tosh master recording is unearthed in this clip from Studio 17 – The Lost Reggae Tapes, a 2019 documentary about the Jamaica’s legendary Randy’s Records studio. “Formed by a Chinese-Jamaican couple in the early ‘60s in Kingston, Jamaica, Randy’s Records started as a used record store, then grew to house a reggae [...]

Spoiler ‘a genius of the absurd’

Tuesday, February 16th, 2021

Calypso historian and ethnomusicologist Hollis “Chalkdust” Liverpool describes Theophilus “Spoiler” Philip as the epitome of humour.” Humorous calypsoes existed before Spoiler, but Spoiler is credited with making it part of the calypso tent when picong and calypso wars served as the most common form of humour. Spoiler entered calypso in 1946 and he could hold [...]

Watch: Reggae’s Glory Days Are Revisited In Must-See Documentary

Tuesday, February 16th, 2021

Here’s one more reason to love Black History Month: It coincides with Reggae Month, a global celebration of the music and culture deemed an “an intangible cultural heritage” by UNESCO.In 2008, Jamaica declared February as a monthlong recognition of the genre its country created and cultivated; as well as acknowledge the birthdays of two of [...]

A testament to unity, SC Public Radio is expanding long-running ‘Roots Musik Karamu’

Monday, December 28th, 2020

In this so-deemed dark winter, finding a patch of positivity may at best feel daunting and other at times seem like an exercise in futility. That’s where Osei Chandler comes in. Since 1979, the host of South Carolina Public Radio’s “Roots Musik Karamu” has been taking to the airwaves to remind us not to worry [...]