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Shameik Moore: Dope Jamaican

21 June 2015

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Shameik Moore: Dope Jamaican

According to Vanity Fair’s July 2015 issue, 20-year-old singer, dancer and actor Shameik Moore’s breakout performance in the Sundance hit Dope is “reminiscent of Tom Cruise’s in Risky Business”. The buzz surrounding the film has also landed Moore a spot on Indiewire’s list of “The 12 Major Breakouts of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival”. Dope, […]

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The Caribbean at the 2015 Grammys

9 February 2015

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The Caribbean at the 2015 Grammys

The stars of the Caribbean shone brightly on music’s biggest night, impressing on the red carpet, rocking the stage and taking home gilded gramophone mementos at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 8, 2015. Ziggy Marley, the eldest son of Jamaican reggae legend Bob Marley, won […]

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Tessanne for Red Dress Awards

8 February 2015

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Tessanne for Red Dress Awards

Jamaican songbird and Season 5 winner of NBC’s “The Voice”, Tessanne Chin, is billed to share stage with the legendary Elvis Costello, All That! and The Broadway Boys at the 12th annual Red Dress Awards. The ceremony will be held on February 10 at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York […]

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Behind The Mic: Yung J.R. ‘Starts The Movement’

6 February 2015

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Behind The Mic: Yung J.R. ‘Starts The Movement’

Pree Jamaica goes Behind The Mic with the deft, non-conforming, perceptive, self-reliant Yung J.R. The recording artiste and sometimes-musician is set to release a host of music this year – commencing with the aptly titled “Start The Movement” EP. Yung J.R. is among the talented Reid brothers – sons of one of Jamaica’s iconic vocalists, […]

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‘Pay Attention’ to 2015

28 January 2015

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‘Pay Attention’ to 2015

Pay Attention returns on Saturday with performances from some of Jamaica’s prime independent artistes. The event, which was first held in 2012 as a free event, promises an eclectic showcase of talents which include Five Steez, Gully Cash, Rseenal and Jane Macgizmo – as well as DJ Inztinkz and Deadline Sound. The organizers are anticipating […]

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All About The Bass-line: Meghan Trainor eyes reggae genre

6 January 2015

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All About The Bass-line: Meghan Trainor eyes reggae genre

Meghan Trainor wants to make a reggae album. The 21-year-old singer, songwriter, producer, who is set to release her debut album Title this month, told RTÉ she is already envisioning a different kind of follow-up. “I wanna get my reggae out there,” she shared. Sounds unusual for the Massachusetts-born, Nashville-influenced musician. Not so much. The […]

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Former Aswad frontman receives MBE

6 January 2015

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Former Aswad frontman receives MBE

Musician and actor Brinsley Forde is listed among the Order of the British Empire awardees. The honours was introduced by King George V on June 4, 1917 to acknowledge distinguished service to the arts and sciences, public services outside the Civil Service and work with charitable and welfare organizations of all kinds. Forde is recognized […]

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‘We want the Bob Marley ice cream too’

13 December 2014

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‘We want the Bob Marley ice cream too’

Earlier this year, Ben & Jerry’s launched a new Bob Marley-theme ice cream flavour named Satisfy My Bowl. Brilliant, right?! Not so, say American fans who will not get the opportunity to sample the delectable treat – since the special edition ice cream is only available in the UK. The fans were so moved they […]

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2015 Grammy Noms: Reggae Category

6 December 2014

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2015 Grammy Noms: Reggae Category

The 2015 Grammy nominations are out!  Here are some factoids as well as the nominees: 1985: Black Uhuru received the first-ever Reggae Grammy Award. 1992: The name of the award was changed to Best Reggae Album. 2002: Awards were frequently presented to the engineers, mixers, and/or producers in addition to the performing artistes. 2010: Eligible works are […]

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Behind the Mic with Marcy Chin

2 December 2014

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Behind the Mic with Marcy Chin

Pree Jamaica goes Behind The Mic with sultry recording artiste and Garveyite Marcy Chin . Fresh off a successful multi-city European tour with the ‘Bada Bada Gang’ #BBG, the entertainer has released the ‘Baddest MC’ promo mixtape with seasoned performing and producing trio Ward 21. What was your first recorded track? My first professionally recorded track […]

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Farmer Ziggy

26 November 2014

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Farmer Ziggy

On Tuesday, Grammy award-winning artiste @ZiggyMarley visited children at Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA) to highlight the importance of healthy living. Marley – best known for his musical pursuits – has, in recent times, being a champion for organic foods. “Organic foods, that they can grow for themselves, is better for their bodies… better for […]

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Lady Saw talks abuse, Patra spat, Rihanna

25 November 2014

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Lady Saw talks abuse, Patra spat, Rihanna

Grammy award-winning dancehall artiste Lady Saw dropped by Sway In the Morning. The veteran entertainer was promoting her latest effort, “Alter Ego”. She discussed surviving abuse at the hands of her father, a ’misunderstanding’ with Patra, squabbles with other female acts, Rihanna and making a movie based on her life. Lady Saw on Sway In […]

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