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Ziggy Marley is releasing a New Album ‘More Family Time’
Blazin' Reggae Vibes Episode 081 "Rasta Vibes Taming The Day In A Roots Powerplay" Get a handle on your day with this week's episode of Blazin' Reggae Vibes, "Rasta Vibes Taming The Day In A Roots Powerplay. With crucial sounds stirring in the pot, you'll be shifting the mood toward a happy rising up. Experience the sounds of the old and the new with non-stop roots rock reggae coming on strong. [ 116 more words ]
Blazin' Reggae Vibes Episode 081 "Rasta Vibes Taming The Day In A Roots Powerplay" Get a handle on your day with this week's episode of Blazin' Reggae Vibes, "Rasta Vibes Taming The Day In A Roots Powerplay. With crucial sounds stirring in the pot, you'll be shifting the mood toward a happy rising up. Experience the sounds of the old and the new with non-stop roots rock reggae coming on strong. [ 99 more words ]
Blazin' Reggae Vibes Episode 081 "Rasta Vibes Taming The Day In A Roots Powerplay" Get a handle on your day with this week's episode of Blazin' Reggae Vibes, "Rasta Vibes Taming The Day In A Roots Powerplay. With crucial sounds stirring in the pot, you'll be shifting the mood toward a happy rising up. Experience the sounds of the old and the new with non-stop roots rock reggae coming on strong. [ 100 more words ]
DJ Eeyo Talks To Lila Iké A Queen In This Concrete Jungle DJ Eeyo talks to Lila Iké, a new face of an uprising female reggae artist. Lila talks about her childhood, her 2019 European Tour, and her new album, "The Experience". Lila Iké - 'The ExPerience' Out Now!: Lila Iké Online: ======================================== LISTEN to More Blazin' Reggae Vibes Podcasts Click HERE
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Ten Takeaways From Popcaan’s New Album ‘FIXTAPE’
Thanks to the producer, Creep Chromatic’s mixing and fixing, Popcaan’s new FIXTAPE is truly a masterful composition with some pretty fresh beats, loads of dubplates, spoofs, and of course the Unruly Boss’s compelling tracks.
Shenseea Sets Margaritaville On Fire With Sexy Bikini Photos
Dancehall sweetheart Shenseea has calmed fans with sizzling new beach photos after her car accident last week.
Shenseea Shows Support For “Trending Gyal” Jada Kingdom And Her New Hit Songs
Dancehall songstress Jada Kingdom is currently basking in the spotlight as three of her new songs this week are all currently trending in the Top Ten of YouTube Jamaica.
Billboard Snubs Beenie Man & Bounty Killer On ‘Verzuz Effect’ Cover
Billboard Magazine is facing backlash from Jamaican fans after they neglected to include Dancehall heavyweights Beenie Man and Bounty Killer in a digital cover for a story about the ‘Verzuz Effect’.
‘She Too Bad,’ Popcaan Outs Car Thief On Instagram
Popcaan took to Instagram, in a now-deleted post, to appeal to his followers to help him find a woman who stole a car at a Kingston 8 address where he kept a party recently.
Ishawna’s ‘WAP’ Remix Draws Criticism From Dancehall Circles
WAP by Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion took the internet by storm last week for its raunchy lyrics.
Spice And Dexta Daps Have That Spice And Kartel Chemistry
For almost a decade, Spice and Vybz Kartel have been entertaining Dancehall fans with raunchy lyrics and hits.
Blak Ryno Claps Back At Fan Over Criticism Of Gun Lyrics After Shooting Of Professor
Dancehall artiste Blak Ryno has become the latest entertainer to speak out against ‘gun violence’ on the island.
Chronixx’s First Online Concert Was ‘Cool As The Breeze’
From the visuals to the setlist, Jamaican singer Chronixx executed a beautifully arranged virtual concert on Sunday evening, sharing the title of his newest release, Cool As the Breeze.
Beenie Man Reaffirms His Relevance With Fiery Music Video For ‘So Many Gal’
Veteran King of the Dancehall Beenie Man has released a sizzling hot music video for his brand new track So Many Gal.
Shenseea Recovering And In Good Spirits After Car Accident
The Shenyeng queen Shenseea seems to be on the mend following a car accident last Friday, August 7, in which she suffered minor injuries.
Cardi B Approves Of Vybz Kartel’s WAP Remix
Dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel has remixed American rappers Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s hit single WAP.
'Ghetto presidents': musicians risk all to take on authoritarian rule in Africa
Artists taking on political roles from Algeria to Zambia have been beaten, detained and killedThey call him the “ghetto president”, and his ambition is to bring the dreams and the sounds of the streets to the corridors of power.Bobi Wine, a popular reggae star and prominent opposition MP in Uganda, will release a new album next month that addresses what he calls “the real issues people are facing – the injustices, corruption, high taxation, misrule, abuse of human rights, dictatorship.” Continue reading...
Marley Family: One Love
Bob Marley’s exquisite reggae classic ‘One Love’ from 1977 will need little introduction to those who visit this site. It’s a song by Bob Marley, coupled with elements of ‘People Get Ready’ by Curtis Mayfield, that stands as a true classic of reggae music. It has been revisited a number of times including the excellent
Clint Dyer replaces Dominic Cooke to direct Bob Marley musical
The conversation about race ‘has changed in theatre, as it has across society’, says original director of the show Get Up, Stand Up!Clint Dyer is to direct a new stage musical about Bob Marley after the original director, Dominic Cooke, stepped aside to acknowledge that “the conversation about race has changed in theatre, as it has across society”.Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Story, which will star Arinzé Kene as the reggae superstar, was developed by writer Lee Hall and Cooke, who are both white. Cooke said he had had an inspiring time preparing the production and called Dyer “a brilliant theatre-maker and an inspiring leader. I can’t wait to see what he brings to this powerful story.” Continue reading...
Notting Hill Carnival 2020: details announced for online version
Sound systems will play sets alongside steel bands and costumed ‘mas’ performers on four livestreamed channels, after coronavirus cancelled million-strong festivalDetails have been announced for 2020’s Notting Hill Carnival, which will take place online amid the coronavirus pandemic.The event usually attracts more than a million people to the streets of west London on August bank holiday weekend, for two days of Caribbean cultural expression including costume parades, steel bands and sound systems playing dancehall, roots reggae and more. Related: The sound systems of Notting Hill carnival: 'I'll stop when I can't walk' Continue reading...
Peter Dyer: Ghost Train
Here’s Scottish reggae man Peter Dyer with his debut single ‘Ghost Train’. The track is produced by the Subatomic Sound System and is released on 25th July. One important aim of the release is to raise money for three Scottish charities with the first three months’ proceeds from the track. These charities include FDAMH who provide
Steve Barker: the 'anti-John Peel' sidelined by the BBC after 43 years
The 72-year-old DJ has been beaming leftfield music – plus interviews with Bono, Morrissey and more – into Lancashire since 1977, but drastic local radio cuts have ‘left us to drown’Not many people casually call themselves “Zelig-like”. But then not many people can say they were at Bob Dylan’s “Judas!” Manchester Free Trade Hall show as well as the Sex Pistols’ second ever gig, and that they gave A Guy Called Gerald’s acid house classic Voodoo Ray its first radio play.This is Steve Barker, the 72-year-old host of On the Wire on BBC Radio Lancashire, which has been taken off air after 36 years and 1,850 episodes amid devastating cuts to local radio UK-wide. When the Covid-19 lockdown began, BBC local TV and radio stations were reduced to skeleton staff, but earlier this month it was announced that the new structures would be permanent, with the loss of at least 450 jobs and a major reduction in specialist and current affairs coverage.I knew one day they'd seal the escape hatches and leave us to drown. But I'm not ready to stop Continue reading...
Zara McFarlane's dream festival: Koffee and herbal tea
The British jazz singer takes us to Jamaica for a lineup where Steam Down, Yola and Moses Boyd jam next to a waterfallIt would have to be in Jamaica, but not on the beach as people might expect. I’m thinking of a hillside, country spot, with a winding river you can walk in, green trees and a little waterfall nearby. It’s partly imaginary but I have been to a specific place in Jamaica like this, with a secluded river you could cross by stones, and drooping trees. It wouldn’t be a festival for tens of thousands – maybe one or two thousand people, so not Glastonbury-sized. More like a retreat. Continue reading...
Buju Banton: Upside Down 2020 review – as good as he's ever been
(Roc Nation/Gargamel)The controversial reggae star returns with a majestic howl of rage and an inspired mix of dancehall, roots and rockBuju Banton is the 90s Bob Marley in Jamaica. In the UK, it feels necessary to recall his miserably homophobic single Boom Bye Bye, which cast a poisonous pall over his nascent international career in 1992. Banton wrote it aged 15, half the age Eric Clapton was when he ranted about “keeping Britain white”. But we don’t read about Clapton’s racist drivel in every review and interview. Adult Clapton was given a pass that teenage Banton never got. White privilege? Perhaps.Yet although Banton renounced homophobia, and has now deleted the song from his catalogue, he was still performing it in 2007. And while there are dozens of Buju lyrics on Genius, only one has over 100,000 views. Its squalid allure endures. It shadows his later, conscious work. Continue reading...