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Jamaica To Resurrect Skatalites in Hopes of Bringing Ska Back

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It’s true! Prime Minister of Jamaica, Portia Simpson-Miller, has recently revealed that as the island has moved away from the music programs and love it once had for it’s rich heritage she intends to resurrect the band that first put them on the international map as they say. She intends to use holograms, much like when Tupac Shakur took the stage at the 2012 Coachella Music Festival, of the original members of the iconic band The Skatalites to help promote the island’s rcih musical history to the world yet again much like they once did at the World’s Fair in 1964.

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Skamania Presents: Derrick Morgan, The King of Ska

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Big concert featuring one of Jamaica’s finest export Derrick Morgan. So if you are in the LA area June the 27th don’t be afraid to swing by and enjoy the vibes.  Below are the profiles of some of the supporting acts and the link to the Ticket fly page.

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Tessanne Chin,Wiz Khalifa Booked For Reggae Sumfest 2014

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West Coast rapper Wiz Khalifa and The Voice Season 5 winner Tessanne Chin are both booked for Reggae Sumfest 2014. Reps for Reggae Sumfest confirmed that both artistes will be taking the stage on International night.

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Gyptian’s Wet Fete ft. Kes – WSHH Premiere Over 7.3 Million Views

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Gyptian headed to Tobago before the Carnival madness to team up with Kes The Band for his sizzling new video “Wet Fete.” The video was directed by the island’s own Dave Elliot and Andre Thorne from Baby Thorne Production in collaboration with Tobago House of Assembly and Synergy TV.

REGGAE FANS: Roger, Roly and Rolf really enjoyed Errol Renaud and Caribbean Soul

Bob Marley Festival cements its place as an annual event in Mudgee, Austraila

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Reggae fans had a ball at the recent Bob Marley Festival in Kandos. Three top bands – the Macquarie River Mud Flappers, Joe Tee’s Afrodisa, and Errol Renaud’s Caribbean Soul played from midday until dark and had everyone calling for more.

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Soca Advantage 4 – Bloodline

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OK, it is the season for fetes, wuking up and jouverts. As Jamaica prepares it self for a couple weeks of revelry, local patrons (at least the ones who did not fly to Trinidad to partake in that island’s festivies from earlier in the year) can get familiar with some of this season’s most impactful hits with Bloodline Sound’s fourth edition of their Soca Advantage mixtape.

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New Issue no. 18.

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We have released our brand new issue, no.18. The new issue includes features with, Dre Island, Wayne Marshall, The Wizard and Gyptian. Also, be sure to check out the special segment introducing the Riddim Radio line-up. Have a quick look at what to expect here.

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Known for more of his cameo appearances in music videos, John Maffia has actually made quite a career for himself. In addition to being an actor, he is also a director, producer and an artiste, all in a day’s work for the man born Cornelius Grant. Hailing from the Waterhouse community, John draws inspiration for his films and his music from his surroundings.