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Sunday, August 28, 2011

THE GRAMMY Museum ®​ : Offering a Fabulous Evening of DINNER AND BOB MARLEY

On May 11, 2011, The GRAMMY Museum debuted a new exhibit, Bob Marley, Messenger. Housed on the Museum's second floor, the exhibit focuses on Bob Marley as a private, spiritual man, as a powerful performer who used his lyrics to give a voice to the disenfranchised and as a legend who has inspired legions of fans in the 30 years since his death. Bringing together more than 40 diverse artifacts, rare photographs and more, the exhibit features items from the private collection of the Marley family.

Friday, August 26, 2011

'Ghana's Bob Marley' spreads message of brotherhood : A CNN feature on Rocky Dawuni

Every week CNN International highlights some of Africa's trailblazers, and people with the most engaging personality through African Voices. It gives people across the world an opportunity to explore the lives and passions of interesting people who rarely open themselves up to the camera.

This time African Voices brought to us one of reggae music's finest musicians Rocky Dawuni who hailes from Ghana.

Below is CNN's African Voices full interview with an always pleasant, Rocky Dawuni. Sit back and fulljoy!

UPDATE: Sizzla 'as strong and resilient as his message is'

Reggae artist Sizzla Kalonji up to this morning was listed in critical, but stable condition; as his doctors continue to work hard to ensure the artist makes a full recovery.

According to Sizzla's publicist "as strong and resilient as his messages, we look forward to seeing him on a powerful journey towards healing. He is surrounded by lots of love from his family and friends. Please continue to keep him in your prayers. The family is pleased with the outpouring of love that has been coming from all over the island and internationally."

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Sizzla hospitalized after crashing his motor bike

Reggae artist Sizzla Kalonji is currently in the hospital after his motor cycle crashed into a bus in Mount Salem, St. Ann, Jamaica.

So far his only reported injury is a broken collar bone with internal bleeding. His condition is reportedly serious, but stable.


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Jah Cure Heads to Zimbabwe on the country's 'Celebrity Host Programme'

The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) and London-based Zimbabwean entertainment company Sparks Entertainment is currently working together to host a Jah Cure concert in Zimbabwe.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

First collection of eco-friendly 'Marley' headphones launched

The House of Marley has today (August 18) announced the launch of its first collection of highly anticipated MARLEY branded headphones, in the UK. The eco-friendly audi devices will be available in HMV stores throughout the UK, independent action sports specialist retailers and other leading retailers in early autumn 2011.

All lines of the audio products have been made from eco-friendly materials that embody the Marley Family's value of equality, unity, authenticity, sustainability and charity. 

NEW VIDEO: Mavado Ft Chase Cross - Burnin Up/Yes I Am [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

Mavado teams up with his cousin Chase Cross on the Spit Fire Riddim with "Burnin Up" and "Yes I Am"


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Beenie Man to Receive Official Proclamation by US Councilman

On Labor Day Sunday, September 4, 2011 the self-proclaimed 'Dancehall King' Beenie Man will be presented with a proclamation from US Councilman Leroy Comrie, for over three decades of outstanding contribution to the reggae music industry.

The official presentation will take place at the inaugural Reggae Rhythm & Blues Concert slated for Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, New York

Monday, August 15, 2011

Win Tickets to see Jimmy Cliff live performance at the IndigO2

Jimmy Cliff will be playing at the IndigO2 on September 3, his major London show in 10 years.
Cliff is a potent musical force, recognised globally for his contribution to film and music.
The show at the famous venue in The O2, will feature performances of all of his greatest hits, including You Can Get It If You Really Want, Sitting in Limbo and I Can See Clearly Now.
If you know the name of the Caribbean island that Jimmy Cliff is from, then you could be a winner.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Jimmy Cliff working on new album with Punk Rocker Tim Armstrong of Rancid [New Song Inside]

Reggae pioneer Jimmy Cliff is hard at work on his new EP and album with Tim Armstrong of the acclaimed punk rock band Rancid. The EP which is expected to be released in November, will notably include a cover of The Clash's "The Guns of Brixton". 

Saturday, August 13, 2011

GREAT INTERVIEW: Jimmy Cliff on the ignorance of skin bleaching and the sexual explicitness of dancehall

Reggae star Jimmy Cliff talks to Davina Hamilton about the ‘ignorance’ of skin bleaching and the sexual explicitness of dancehall
Written by Davina Hamilton 
11/08/2011 11:08 AM

BEHIND his softly spoken exterior, Jimmy Cliff is a man with much to say. Mind you, with a career that’s spanned over four decades, it’s no surprise that the reggae veteran has seen plenty, done plenty and formed many opinions.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Third World heads to New York to pay homage to Marcus Mosiah Garvey

New York, NY (August 11, 2011):  Just one look at their resume and body of work and it is exceedingly clear that Third World has continued to stake their claim in reggae music. Easily recognizable by chart topping singles such as "96 Degrees," "Now That We've Found Love," (both currently on the top 100 Billboard Charts), "Reggae Ambassadors," among others, this reggae dynasty continues to break new ground with their 23rd album Patriots, currently number two on the Jamaica Music Countdown charts.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Buju Banton Moved to Mississippi Prison

Grammy winning reggae artist Buju Banton is about to be transferred from the Pinellas County Jail in Florida to The Adams County Prison in Natchez, Mississippi. US officials have claimed that the reason for his move is due to a current shortage of bed to accommodate the entertainer.

Toots and the Maytals Celebrate 50 Years with Headline UK tour featuring Jimmy Cliff

Jimmy Cliff Toots Hibbert and the Maytals UK Tour

Celebrating 50 years as one of the worlds absolute loved ska and reggae groups, the legendary Toots and The Maytals are set to play the biggest UK tour of their illustrious career when they team up with legendary reggae icon and actor Jimmy Cliff in August and September 2011.

Led by the charismatic Toots Hibbert, The Maytals who started in Kingston, Jamaica in 1961 and would do as much as any artist to popularise the reggae sound.