Archive for August, 2006

Sharing reggae’s heartbeat

Thursday, August 31st, 2006

Sharing reggae’s heartbeat Zach Hollenbeak, aka DJ Xacto, and Geoff Haffner, aka Short Change (behind, in green shirt) DJ Just Cool Mon night at Ringlers Pub Little Nova Hollenbeak is one lucky daughter. The 9-month-old is growing up in a household filled with reggae.

Reggae fans enjoy bong show

Thursday, August 31st, 2006

Reggae fans enjoy bong show Good genes can get you only so far. Two of Bob Marley’s sons squared off Thursday night at the Bank of America Pavilion’s Roots Rock Reggae Festival, but only one channeled the legend’s spirit and charisma. Ziggy fell surprisingly short following a thrilling, electrically charged set from his usually behind-the-scenes [...]

Mark Hart hunts backers for Reggae documentary

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

Mark Hart hunts backers for Reggae documentary Talk about opportunity knocking. Montego Bay businessman, Mark Hart is hunting for investors to ensure the release of his documentry film, Rise Up.

‘Pon de River, ‘Pon de Bank

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

‘Pon de River, ‘Pon de Bank Niceness. In a word, that about sums up the 23rd edition of Reggae on the River, a concert held on the banks of the Eel River in Humboldt County, which has become not just an event, but a cultural institution. Every year, the festival (which took place August 4-6) [...]

Beenie, D’Angel married

Sunday, August 27th, 2006

Beenie, D’Angel married The self-proclaimed King of Dancehall Beenie Man took a queen yesterday when he wed fellow artiste D’Angel at the picturesque Creighton Estate in the hills of St. Andrew.

Soundslam Interviews: Brick & Lace

Sunday, August 27th, 2006

Soundslam Interviews: Brick & Lace Kingston, Jamaica has never sounded better than now! Meet Kingston’s new phenomenon, Brick & Lace. Born and raised in Kingston, Nailah and Nyanda, otherwise known to millions of fans as Brick & Lace, are no strangers to music. Like so many others, they were born into this industry. Their father [...]

Mixed moods from Mary Isaacs

Saturday, August 26th, 2006

Mixed moods from Mary Isaacs Mary Isaacs, with the DP Band led by guitarist Dwight Pinkney, presented a mixture of moods to a full, seated house at RedBones The Blues Café on Friday night. Before the main event, though, Pinkney played Dance With My Father and Jasmine sang for a “symphony of love”.

No more ‘Natty’: Sasha speaks out

Saturday, August 26th, 2006

No more ‘Natty’: Sasha speaks out After two heavily rotating hits, a rumoured relationship, an onstage confirmation and a subsequent break-up, the duo that is Sasha and Turbulence are no more.

A legend of reggae music, and his first love is acting

Friday, August 25th, 2006

A legend of reggae music, and his first love is acting With over twenty albums to date, Jimmy Cliff has always been one of the brightest stars of Jamaica’s thriving musical culture and was among the first to bring reggae to the worldwide audience.

For former Wailers lead vocalist, the Vibrations continue

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006

For former Wailers lead vocalist, the Vibrations continue Depending on the language spoken, the name Elan can mean either ‘tree of life’ or ‘energetic and outgoing’. The Los Angeles, California native is one of reggae’s best kept secrets, even though he was for two-and-a- half years (1997-1999) the lead vocalist for the legendary Wailers Band.