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Demarco for more collabos with Ugandan artists

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Jamaican dancehall star Collins Demar Edwards, known by his stage name Demarco, is considering recording more collabos with several Ugandan artists when he gets in the country to headline this year’s Club music street jam on May 10.

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Commission denies increase in Reggae attendance; water use, waste, traffic, security still concerns

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At their hearing last Thursday, April 3, the county planning commission granted the Mateel Community Center’s request for additional offsite overflow parking for this year’s Reggae on the River but voted 5-2 to deny the Mateel’s request to increase attendance from 8,000 to 9,000 this year.

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African American Music Museum on track to be built

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Construction on the National Museum of African American Music in Nashville could start as early as next year. The construction will be one component of a larger redevelopment on the site of the old Nashville Convention Center in downtown.

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After Life Sentence, an Uncertain Fate for Vybz Kartel

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Vybz Kartel has been dancehall music’s most popular and hated personality for much of the last decade, inspiring equal levels of adulation and revulsion in Jamaica with his provocative lyrics and controversial antics. A shameless self-promoter who once launched his own condom line, he’s also an astute social critic with a book in the Princeton University library.

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T&T Reggae Concert Designed to Promote Love, Unity, Peace and Respect, Coming In May

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The airwaves across Trinidad and Tobago will soon reflect a strong mission to promote peace, love, unity and respect. Tropix Entertainment, in collaboration with several sponsors and corporate entities have partnered to use music in a bid to inject these values into society once again- values they believe are needed to bring Trinidad and Tobago back to the paradise it once was.

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DANCEHALL on show in Los Angeles

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AN exhibition saluting “communal listening” opened in Los Angeles this week. It includes numerous artifacts that define the Jamaican dancehall experience, including a sound system once owned by dub pioneer Osbourne ‘King Tubby’s’ Ruddock.

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A music publisher goes out of business

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We hear that United Music Publishers Ltd. have notified their composers that the company is entering liquidation. UMP was founded in London in 1932 to promote contemporary French music, particularly Messaien, Dutilleux and Duruflé. Over time, it took on a number of British composers, among them Simon Bainbridge, Diana Burrell, Edward Cowie, Michael Finnissy and Havergal Brian. Their catalogues are orphaned by the sudden collapse.

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Various Artists Early Dancehall Jugglin’ #1: 80s & 90s Freestyle Mix

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Black Sabbath Sound Presents “Early Dancehall Jugglin’ #1: 80s & 90s Freestyle Mix”. Mixed By Selecta-T Of Black Sabbath Sound.