Quantcast
Last updated on April 21, 2014 at 1:20 EDT

Latest Jamaican music Stories

2014-01-17 08:22:07

NEW YORK, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kicking off "Reggae Month" in an epic way, February 4(th) 2014 marks the release of Love Situation, the newest album from international reggae star Tarrus Riley. Ever the versatile artist - this album explores musical territory that is guaranteed to be loved by music listeners of all generations. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140117/PH48219LOGO-a) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140117/PH48219-b) Production was...

2013-06-10 23:03:59

Based in Birmingham, UK, recent BEAT100 Ultimate Musician winners, XOVA, represent the “sound of 2013” with their modern blend of reggae vibes combined with pop, rock, ska, metal, dubstep, blues, Motown, and folk. (PRWEB) June 10, 2013 Based in Birmingham, UK, recent BEAT100 Ultimate Musician winners, XOVA, represent the “sound of 2013” with their modern blend of reggae vibes combined with pop, rock, ska, metal, dubstep, blues, Motown, and folk. “We are a...

2010-10-29 07:10:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Award-winning St. Lucian reggae artist Taj Weekes and his band Adowa push the boundaries of reggae once again with their third release, A Waterlogged Soul Kitchen, on Jatta Records. Already urging the genre to new heights, music reviewer Ted Boothroyd adds, "Musically vibrant, emotionally challenging and intellectually stimulating, A Waterlogged Soul Kitchen is the kind of reggae, or rather the kind of music, or rather the kind of art, that this world...

2010-01-27 08:00:00

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Multiple Grammy winning artist Ziggy Marley, and Tuff Gong Worldwide present "Dancehall Originators Vol 1," the first in a new series of dancehall reggae albums designed to pay homage to the groundbreaking original artists that paved the way for dancehall artists today. The album, which will be released on February 2nd, features tracks by Chaka Demus, Yellow Man and Buju Banton, among others (track list below). In 1992, producer/songwriter...

af1b839b47e9bf30c03867ad68a465441
2009-06-30 11:43:16

The San Diego, Calif., County Fair has dropped its annual reggae festival due to scheduling problems, officials say. Linda Zweig, a Del Mar Fairgrounds spokeswoman, told Tuesday's San Diego Union-Tribune the reggae fest had been eliminated from the fair after scheduling problems with the promoters. But reggae fans and performers say they're being singled out because of complaints about marijuana smoking at last year's event, which featured Ziggy Marley. Despite repeated requests by the...

2008-10-14 15:00:17

Don't call it a comeback - more like a return to the righteous roots that nurtured him. Legendary Heavy D, (Dwight Myers) has found himself with one of the country's hottest new reggae albums, Vibes, released on his own Stride Ent. Label and distributed by Universal Music executives' Monte and and Avery Lipman's UMG brainchild, Federal Distribution, in conjunction with UMG owned subsidiary Fontana Distribution. Renowned record executive Jordan Katz is overseeing Federal Distribution and the...

2008-10-01 15:00:27

IN SHORT What: Reggae: The Story of Jamaican Music: Part 1 Where: Documentary Channel When: 8.30pm, Saturday -------------------- REGGAE music has conquered the world and rocked successive generations. Jamaican music was, and is, a truly urban folk music -- unlicensed, uncopyrighted, uncensored and, to this day, untamed. The Story of Jamaican Music bears witness to the durability of the reggae movement over the past 40 years, tracking the constant human and cultural traffic...

2008-08-28 21:00:25

By Jeff Miers California in the 1960s. It gave us an awful lot. CSN& sometimes Y, the Airplane, the wonderful and beautiful Grateful Dead, Santana, Quicksilver, and, though she wasn't from there, Janis. And then there's Love and the Doors, and Quicksilver Messenger Service, too, not to mention Steve Miller's Band, and then Journey as well, for good or ill. California also gave us one of the finer bands to fuse Latin, funk, reggae, soul and R&B. War emerged from the '60s as a...

2008-08-18 12:00:35

THE Empire in Middlesbrough is to put on comedians from noon on Saturdays when the Boro are at home and the game kicks off at 3pm. First up from noon tomorrow, ahead of the match with Tottenham, is Scouse comedian GARY SKYNER (pictured). Entry is FREE. CLEVELAND YOUTH SWING BAND are desperately seeking trumpet and saxophone players. The group rehearse at the Baptist Church in Cambridge Road, Middlesbrough, on Friday evenings from 6.30-8.30pm. Keyboard/piano players are also...

2008-08-08 00:00:26

By Rahul Verma London's Jamaican community is a crucial part of MC culture, and is making the scene bigger than ever, says Rahul Verma The UK grime and MC scene is stronger than ever. Wiley's electro- charged, hip-house/rave anthem "Wearing My Rolex" is still in the Top 30 three months after it shot into the Top 10, while Estelle, who cut her teeth as a rapper, is the toast of Britain's and America's urban-music scenes thanks to her chart topping single "American Boy" and her acclaimed...