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Robbie Shakespeare –Reggae General

As a fan of most genres of music, the bass is one of those musical instruments that I have long  appreciated in its various forms, whether it’s the bass playing from Jazz (Paul Chambers, Ron Carter, Butch Warren, Charles Mingus), … Continue reading

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Lee “Scratch” Perry 1936-2021

In the past 18 months Jamaica has witnessed the passing of numerous giants from the golden age of Jamaican music (1960s-1980s). Those that have left us include Bunny Wailer, Bunny Lee, Toots Hibbert, Bob Andy and Dobby Dobson. Yet this … Continue reading

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What I learnt During the Pandemic Week Ending 8/5/20

In Jamaica I learnt A number of Jamaicans have finally landed back home after weeks of dismay at being refused entry in early April when offshore. For some the disrespect  continued up on their return. Jamaica to be blacklisted by … Continue reading

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What I Learnt During the Pandemic Week ending – 1/5/2020

In Jamaica I learnt The daily double digit increase in the number of COVID-19 positives is very concerning. The government’s farmers market drive-thru initiative was an excellent move. Long may it develop across all parishes. The importance of small farmers … Continue reading

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Bob Andy 1944-2020

Bob Andy’s recent passing is indeed a real shocker. As he was a regular caller in Jamaica to a couple of phone-in radio shows hosted by Mutabaruka and Bongo Jerry Small respectively. Bob’s song “Going Home” kept me going in … Continue reading

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The Mighty Diamonds – Royalties Dread

Last week I heard an interview that featured Donald “Tabby” Shaw and Lloyd “Judge” Ferguson who both are members of reggae group the Mighty Diamonds. The other member, Fitzroy “Bunny” Simpson, was absent due to illness. Now the Mighty Diamonds … Continue reading

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The Pioneers of Jamaican Music Speak to Brown Sugar

  Radio programmes in Jamaica continues to be one of the key strengths in local media here. Whether it’s in the area of current affairs, sports, health, politics, law or music the quality of such radio shows is impressive. One … Continue reading

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Bob Marley Day

Bob Marley would have been 70 today had he lived beyond 1981 until now. Just goes to show that despite the great man’s long absence his contribution to music continues to be appreciated and celebrated. In Jamaica numerous events are … Continue reading

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Marcia Griffiths – 50 Years in the Business

Reggae artiste Marcia Griffiths is celebrating 50 years in the music business. Marcia guested Wednesday night on  “Cutting Edge” hosted by Mutabaruka on IRIE FM. Marcia sat for whole duration of “Cutting Edge” which runs from 10pm to 2am each … Continue reading

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