The playlist: reggae – Wayne Smith, Super Cat and Shabba Ranks
Jamaican novelist Marlon James picking five songs to soundtrack his new book, A Brief History of Seven Killings
Vegas launches ‘Reggae Euphoria’
Not everything that happens with Vegas stays with Vegas. Unlike the west coast gambling capital, with the dancehall, reggae deejay — whose moniker introduced him as Mr. Vegas — everything he writes, produces, rhymes or releases should be blazed in neon lights for all to see and hear.
Riddim Radio and Bang Radio Presents; Riddim Up Live!
Riddim Radio X BANG Radio present #RiddimUpLive on the 28th November at The Forge Camden. Its a one day festival of art, music and culture: Celebrating the new wave of Reggae music from Jamaica to the UK.
Marley is reaching for a higher spiritual state
Ziggy Marley’s all about keeping it positive. That’s why his latest album, Fly Rasta, is a celebration of everything the Jamaican reggae artist is known to love: Mother Nature, Rastafarianism, peace and the herb (as he personally calls it), of course. But what Fly Rasta really is, is a deeper extension of Marley himself.
Reluctant Stereotypes ‘the nearly men’ of Coventry’s Ska scene
The Reluctant Stereotypes were the nearly men of Coventry’s flourishing ska scene, a scene that was headed by, of course, the mighty Specials. Like many bands at the time, The Reluctant Stereotypes used the ska reggae rhythms as a backbone to hang their own mix of words and music onto.
Arthur Guinness Jamaica 2014 review
Ever since its completion in 2002 for the 2003 World Netball Championships, Jamaica’s National Indoor Sports Complex has been used for a variety of events. From politics to fashion and, yes sometimes even sports, the Indoor Sports Complex has proved itself to be one of the island’s premier venues.
Dennis Brown Live: Rockers TV
Rockers TV was a New York Public Access show that focused on reggae music and ran for over twenty-five years. Earl “Rootsman” Chin was the laidback host and producer of this low-budget show that managed to snag big names like Bob Marley and Bunny Wailer on a regular basis.