Posts Tagged with "reggae"

Shameik Moore: Dope Jamaican

Sunday, June 21, 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

Monday, February 9, 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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All About The Bass-line: Meghan Trainor eyes reggae genre

Tuesday, January 6, 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

Tuesday, January 6, 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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Farmer Ziggy

Wednesday, November 26, 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

Tuesday, November 25, 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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Reggae gone ‘Grand Theft Auto V’

Saturday, September 21, 2013

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Reggae gone ‘Grand Theft Auto V’

Fourteen tracks spanning the early 1970s to 2012 are featured on Blue Ark FM, the reggae/dancehall radio station in the hotly anticipated, mega-selling video game Grand Theft Auto V. Hosted by eccentric reggae genius Lee “Scratch” Perry, the station’s formidable playlist includes tracks from Perry himself, Dennis Brown, Yellowman, Gregory Isaacs, Chronixx, Protoje, Konshens and […]

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Rollin’ with Protoje

Friday, April 1, 2011

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Rollin’ with Protoje

Success hasn’t come overnight for Oje Ken Ollivierre, the artiste more popularly known as Protoje. His seven-year musical journey has been one of perseverance, patience, hard work and self-discovery, and now he has fully stepped out into the spotlight with the release of his debut album “7 Year Itch”, which creatively presents his lyrical gifts […]

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Sting-ing for peace

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

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Sting-ing for peace

Lyrical artillery has always found a home at Sting, the “greatest one night reggae show on earth” staged every year on December 26, but the entertainers on this year’s bill will once again be asked to leave their words of war at the entrance and eschew onstage confrontations as the promoters attempt to deliver a […]

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Cool as Courtney John

Sunday, September 12, 2010

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Cool as Courtney John

He’s a rare kind of artiste in today’s context, one who thrives on testing the limits of his craft as he pursues true artistry over the hype that clouds the industry. Courtney John is making music his way, drawing on eclectic and celebrated influences of the past and fashioning a signature sound that resonates with […]

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Stephanie sizzles at Heather’s

Sunday, August 15, 2010

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Stephanie sizzles at Heather’s

The intimate gathering at Heather’s Garden Restaurant and Bar on Haining Road in New Kingston conversed above the angry murmur of the water fountain as they waited patiently for the hotly anticipated songstress to take the stage. From The Deep band, J. Sterling and Debbie Pottinger served up a palette-pleasing aperitif, but now it was […]

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