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REGGAE GROUP INNER CIRCLE ADD FLAVOR TO CLASSIC ‘LIGHT MY FIRE’!

REGGAE GROUP INNER CIRCLE ADD FLAVOR TO CLASSIC ‘LIGHT MY FIRE’!

Reggae band Inner Circle will celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2018, and their latest single, fittingly, is a cover a 50-year-old song, The Doors’ Light My Fire. The reggae remake of the rock classic (produced by Inner Circle, released on DubShot Records/SoundBwoy Entertainment) features Samoan American reggae star J Boog and Konshens. “I couldn’t sleep one night and the story of Jim Morrison was on TV. He was singing ‘ Light My Fire’ in a laid back way and I … Read entire article »

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ST MARY SOUTH EASTERN WANTS A YOUNG MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT TO REPLACE DR WINSTON GREEN!

ST MARY SOUTH EASTERN WANTS A YOUNG MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT TO REPLACE DR WINSTON GREEN!

People’s National Party (PNP) supporters in St Mary South Eastern are insisting that their next Member of Parliament must be young. The demand comes days after Member of Parliament Dr Winston Green died suddenly while on his way to hospital after collapsing at his St Andrew home, sending shock waves across the country. Praises were heaped on the late MP who had … Read entire article »

CO-FOUNDER OF REGGAE SUMFEST, ROBERT RUSSELL, IS HAPPY WITH HIS NATIONAL AWARD HONOR!

CO-FOUNDER OF REGGAE SUMFEST, ROBERT RUSSELL, IS HAPPY WITH HIS NATIONAL AWARD HONOR!

BY SIMONE MORGAN-LINDO—    Robert Russell —-   IN the late 1960’s when Robert Russell made the decision to channel his energy into the entertainment sector, getting a national award was the last thing on his mind. However, some four decades later, the co-founder of Reggae Sumfest is slated to be vested with an Order of Distinction — Commander Class for his contribution to … Read entire article »

SINGER SHEILA HYLTON RETURNS WITH “TRUE LOVE”, A COLLABORATION WITH DENNIS BROWN!

SINGER SHEILA HYLTON RETURNS WITH “TRUE LOVE”, A COLLABORATION WITH DENNIS BROWN!

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer—-  Sheila Hylton— Sheila Hylton scored British chart hits between 1979 and 1981. After taking a hiatus from the music scene in the mid-1980s, she returned about 10 years ago with new material. Earlier this year, she released the song True Love, a collaboration with Dennis Brown. True Love was produced by Canute Neil Ellis. It is available on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play. “Dennis … Read entire article »

LEGENDARY COMEDIAN AND CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST, DICK GREGORY, DIES AT 84!

LEGENDARY COMEDIAN AND CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST, DICK GREGORY, DIES AT 84!

By Steve Almasy—-   This comedian single-handedly changed stand-up 01:21 (CNN)Comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory died Saturday at the age of 84, his son said on Gregory’s official social media pages. Dick Gregory died in Washington, Christian Gregory said, without giving details. “It is with enormous sadness that the Gregory family confirms that their father, comedic legend and civil rights activist Mr. Dick Gregory … Read entire article »

A MARCUS GARVEY MUSEUM TO BE ESTABLISHED IN ST. ANN!

A MARCUS GARVEY MUSEUM TO BE ESTABLISHED IN ST. ANN!

 Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange (fifth left) and Minister of Labor and Social Security, Shahine Robinson (seventh left) applaud after unveiling the new design for a museum in honor of Jamaica’s first National Hero, the Right Excellent Marcus Mosiah Garvey. The facility will be built on lands in St Ann’s Bay, St Ann, where the National … Read entire article »

FOUNDATION DEEJAY PAPA FINNIGAN, IS ON THE COMEBACK TRAIL!

FOUNDATION DEEJAY PAPA FINNIGAN, IS ON THE COMEBACK TRAIL!

  Veteran deejay Finnigan is back in the hunt with Kind of Love, a self-produced song released in February. He said it is a teaser for bigger things to come. “Mi have a nice lovers’ rock album coming with conscious music and I’m looking to drop it by Christmas. I am working with a company called Version City Records from New Jersey for the past … Read entire article »

MUSIC INDUSTRY PLAYERS SAY NEW CRIME PLAN STRATEGY IN JAMAICA, AFFECTING EVENT PERMITS!

MUSIC INDUSTRY PLAYERS SAY NEW CRIME PLAN STRATEGY IN JAMAICA, AFFECTING EVENT PERMITS!

By Curtis Campbell—   With some sections of the country currently grappling with an upsurge in violence, the police have taken the decision to deny or restrict permits that are granted for events held in some troublesome areas. The decision has seen members of the music industry crying foul, but commanding officer for St Andrew South, superintendent Arthur Brown, told The Gleaner that the clampdown … Read entire article »

JAMAICA’S DANCEHALL CULTURE TAKING ROOT IN INDIA!

JAMAICA’S DANCEHALL CULTURE TAKING ROOT IN INDIA!

By Kimberly Small—   The creator of India’s first reggae sound system, Taru Dalmia, says he yearn for the opportunity to work with the likes of Chronixx and Kabaka Pyramid. “We voice a lot of dubplates with both Jamaican and Indian artists. Some are voiced on new riddims but mostly, I like to stick to the timeless productions of the golden era. I … Read entire article »

RADIO DISC JOCK ZJ SPARKS, NOMINATED FOR 2017 HAPILOS DIGITAL MUSIC AWARDS, FOR AUGUST 22 IN KINGSTON!

RADIO DISC JOCK ZJ SPARKS, NOMINATED FOR 2017 HAPILOS DIGITAL MUSIC AWARDS, FOR AUGUST 22 IN KINGSTON!

BY SIMONE MORGAN-LINDO Observer writer—   RADIO disc jock Tricia “ZJ Sparks” Spence is one of four females nominated for a 2017 Hapilos Digital Music Awards. The ceremony, scheduled to be held on August 22 at Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston, is set to award the top female producer for the period of April 1, 2016 – March 31, 2017. Spence’s record label, Twelve … Read entire article »