Archive for the 'Reggae Music' Category

Honouring LKJ

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

IN 1970s Britain, the sounds of Marley, Burning Spear and Linton Kwesi Johnson were the soundtrack for militant black youth protesting racism in that country. On October 20, Johnson will receive the Order of Distinction for his contribution to the development of Jamaican music. The OD, Jamaica’s fifth highest civic honour, will be awarded during [...]

Artists gather for benefit to aid local reggae legend Ras Jahn

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Bob Marley sang about “One Love” and if there is one love today it’s Ras Jahn Bullock: More than a dozen acts and DJs will show their love for the local reggae legend today during a benefit at The Os in in Sunderland.Bullock, of both Loose Caboose and The Alchemystics, was injured in an accident [...]

To the world – Taking music of the region mainstream

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

When Jesse Serwer was a beat reporter, he covered the reggae/Caribbean scene for mainstream publications such as Rolling Stone and The Fader.But, he never thought entertainers and events from the region got their just due. As editor/writer for the website LargeUp.com, Serwer, founder/publisher Dave Susser and chief photographer Denmark-born Martei Korley have sought to correct [...]

Sell off! – Sumfest’s dancehall night brings out thousands

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

Well over 25,000 patrons poured into the Catherine Hall Entertainment Complex in Montego Bay for Reggae Sumfest’s Dancehall Night on Thursday night. Traditionally, the annual event enjoys huge support from fans who make the journey to see their favourite dancehall stars in action. via Sell off! – Sumfest’s dancehall night brings out thousands.

Bunny Wailer: reggae warrior

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

There are certain things which get Bunny Wailer very angry, but we’ll come to them in a bit. Let’s start with the history lesson, one the man himself brandishes with great and warranted pride. Neville O’Riley Livingston is the last of the original tribe of men and women that emerged in Kingston in the early [...]

Hearing Aide: Ziggy Marley’s ‘Fly Rasta’

Sunday, June 8th, 2014

Ziggy Marley’s new musical offering Fly Rasta combines many of the essential elements that make up Ziggy Marley as a Rastafarian, music artist, and the son of a legend. The multifaceted  record reaches to the ends of the musical spectrum, touching on pop, roots, reggae, funk and soul. Marley easily navigates through numerous genres and [...]

Mad for reggae in Samba land

Sunday, June 8th, 2014

Jamaican music has resonated with Brazilians for nearly 50 years, starting with Jimmy Cliff’s song Waterfall in 1968.Waterfall won the International Song Contest that year. It was so popular in Brazil that Cliff moved to the Samba-mad country the following year. Cliff remains the biggest reggae act in Brazil. Bob Marley, who visited in early [...]

Reggae legend Lee Scratch Perry is cosmic. And now likes BitTorrent

Sunday, May 18th, 2014

Reggae luminary and cosmic traveller Lee Scratch Perry is embracing BitTorrent technology at 78 years of age. Perry has worked with nearly every reggae legend as a producer, writer, and composer spanning a 50-plus year career — he was one of the first to produce Bob Marley in the early 1970s in Jamaica — and now [...]

AIDONIA: Doing it for the ladies

Friday, May 9th, 2014

It has been nine years since Aidonia first made headlines in the dancehall with gun-toting songs like Bad People, Fraid A We and From Dem Dis. But two years ago, the deejay changed his tune and, according to him, turned his attention to the ladies. That change of sound has resulted in well-received songs such [...]

Kartel to face another charge

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Entertainer Vybz Kartel who received a life sentence for the murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams Thursday, April 3, is to again face the court on another charge relating to the case. With the murder trial over, Kartel will also stand trial in mid August for attempting to pervert the course of justice. It is alleged [...]