Archive for the 'Reggae Music' Category

Popular Jamaican reggae artiste has visa cancelled after carrying marijuana infused fluid on flight

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Luciano’s United States visa was cancelled by American law enforcement officers last weekend. The artiste, who was scheduled to perform on the Philadelphia Jerk Festival at Fairmount Park on Sunday, took to social media to advise promoters and fans of the development. “I regret to announce that whilst crossing the border from Canada into America [...]

Soca Queen Destra Garcia Is Ready To Shake Up Pop

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Soca imbues the listener with a sense of freedom and puckish abandon, but for those that make a living off it, the genre’s never-ending fête can sometimes be creatively limiting. The annual carnival in Trinidad, and the tour of international carnivals that follow through the rest of the year, require a steady stream of reliable [...]

A rare local show from Seattle’s resident reggae pioneer Winston “Flames” Jarrett

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

While Jamaican track and fields athletes have been racking up gold medals at the Summer Olympics, on Thursday, Seattle’s Olympic Sculpture Park will play host to Jamaican music legend Winston “Flames” Jarrett. The concert is part of the Seattle Art Museum’s free Summer At Sam concert series. Still singing at age 75, Jarrett was a pioneer in [...]

The rise of Future Fambo

Saturday, August 6th, 2016

Deejay Future Fambo earns a career milestone this week. He has made the Billboard Reggae Album Chart with Evolve: The Uprise. Distributed by Blaze Entertainment/Tropical Elec-tronic Productions, it debuts at number two behind Revelation Pt II: The Fruit Of Life. Fambo (real name Warren Williams), who is in his early 40s, has made a name [...]

Reggae’s royal return

Saturday, August 6th, 2016

A LIVE show from Julian ‘Ju Ju Royal’ Marley is something special. Currently on an extensive tour, the schedule he has undertaken across the globe has helped him master his craft and contributed to him becoming a seasoned performer. Surprisingly though, the son of reggae legend Bob Marley has never embarked on a UK tour.“Everything [...]

Jamaican reggae musician brings first Kemetic yoga to Vancouver

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Just when you thought Vancouver had all the yoga it could handle, an entirely new form of the practice is set to hit the mat here. Jamaican certified yoga instructor and dub musician Jah9 — born Janine Cunningham — will offer live music and the “African-inspired” practice known as Kemetic yoga on Tuesday and Wednesday [...]

How Music Works: Ireland’s reggae sound system culture rumbles on

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Though it is dismissed by many as a curio of music, reggae, if it is considered beyond its mainstream Bob Marley reputation, was one of the first genres of music to put the DJs and producers of music at the forefront of the culture. Born out of ska and rocksteady, reggae became Jamaica’s main cultural [...]

Stephen Marley: Reggae rebel

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

DON’T SAY that Stephen Marley isn’t versatile. With his new album, Revelation Part II: The Fruit of Life, boasting collaborations with acts including reggae star Shaggy, hip-hop hero Black Thought and Australian rapstress Iggy Azalea, it’s clear that Bob Marley’s second son knows how to mix and blend musical styles. “We had a concept,” Stephen [...]

Aidonia upbeat about upcoming US show

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

Dancehall act Aidonia is upbeat ahead of his July 23 gig at the Amazura Night Club in Queens, New York City. The event dubbed The Return, will see the deejay doing his first concert on the North American continent in more than six years. He recently returned to the island after a two-week promotional blitz [...]

Badda Skat on Reggae Music and the Power of Positive Intentions

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

"I first heard reggae music while I was on vacation with my family down in the Florida Keys," says Badda Skat. "I was probably 9 years old or so at the time. I remember it fully captivating me, and I had to learn more… Once I heard the word ‘Rastafari’ in a Bob Marley song, [...]