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On February 17, 2013, international reggae-dancehall artiste Orisha Sound and Jamaican music producer Sheldon Williams, popularly known as Shel K, were held up and robbed at gunpoint in Half-Way Tree, St Andrew. The two were getting ready to shoot
While Jamaica's Reggae Boyz will play no part in this summer's World Cup, state minister in the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment, Damion Crawford, says there are plans to provide entertainment for visitors to the island during the period.
Davina Henry, Staff Reporter It is no surprise that reggae music, much like Rastafari, has gone beyond race and nationality. The universal message, which promotes equality and love for all, has certainly transcended Jamaican shores and has found
The Pressure is, bar none, the best '60s-style ska-and-rocksteady band in Pittsburgh. Of course, The Pressure is basically the only '60s-style ska-and-rocksteady band in Pittsburgh. "It's often like, What shows can we play where we just play by
While many of the top acts at the recently concluded Blue Mountain Music Festival provided pleasing performances on a chilly Saturday night, the likes of Chronixx, Kabaka Pyramid, Raging Fyah, Third World and Tanya Stephens were a cut above the rest.
Barefoot and dressed in donated clothes, 12-year-old Renaldo Brown methodically plays scales on a flute under the canopy of trees at a Jamaican vocational school renowned for nurturing many of this music-steeped island's top instrumentalists. "It's
Ashanti heads to the islands with the King of the Dancehall Beenie Man on her flirty new single First Real Love, produced by Teetimus. The R&B diva effortlessly rides the riddim, while the Jamaican superstar adds his reggae flavor. It's my first real
Curtis Campbell, Gleaner Writer As part of ongoing Reggae Month celebrations, JaRIA recently hosted its annual award show where it paid homage to several persons who have played invaluable roles in the development of Jamaican music. JaRIA dug deep
Stascha Bader's 2009 film documents the rocksteady era (1966-69), when musicians blended ska, soul and R&B into something different, adding new rhythms, the prominent bass and socially conscious lyrics that in their reggae incarnation would earn a
Shereita Grizzle, Gleaner Writer As part of their 40th year anniversary last year, reggae band Third World was on tour at numerous locations across the globe. Because of an illness, lead singer William 'Bunny Rugs' Clarke missed out on many of the