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THE SILVERBACK GORILLA SHOT DEAD IN ZOO, WAS NAMED AFTER RITA MARLEY’S SONG “HARAMBE” SAYS THE MAN WHO NAMED HIM!

May 31, 2016
Harambe

Harambe named after reggae song that preached ‘sharing and caring’ says man who dubbed gorilla BY RICHARD WHEATSTONE , RACHEL BISHOP Dan Van Coppenolle, who won a competition to name the then-baby gorilla, paid tribute to the tragic primate who was shot dead on Saturday. The silverback gorilla shot dead after a four-year-old boy...
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FIVE WAYS TO EXPERIENCE THE CARIBBEAN THIS SUMMER!

May 30, 2016
FIVE WAYS TO EXPERIENCE THE CARIBBEAN THIS SUMMER!

By Mara Sofferin— The Caribbean is beloved for its beaches and top-notch hotels, but experiencing the region solely from the seat of a chaise lounge is a big mistake. With more than 7,000 islands—many with their own distinct cuisines, cultures, and characteristics—there’s much more to see than just sun and sand. From music festivals...
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“TRUE TO MY ROOTS” MAKES IT FOUR WEEKS ON TOP!

May 29, 2016
“TRUE TO MY ROOTS” MAKES IT FOUR WEEKS ON TOP!

THE FOUNDATION RADIO NETWORK TOP 30 MUSIC CHART  (NY)            5/27/16   TW      LW WOC TITLE                                       ARTIST                                    LABEL                       HPR 1          1       12        TRUE TO MY ROOTS (4) FREDDIE McGREGOR        BIG SHIP/VPAL            #1 2          3       9          Queen Majesty                        Sleepy Wonder                     No Choice Music           #2...
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“REGGAE LOVES ROMANCE” REMAINS ON TOP THE SOUTH FLORIDA CHART!

May 29, 2016
Second week @ No.1

THE SOUTH FLORIDA TOP 25 REGGAE CHART                                 5/27/16   TW        LW      WOC  TITLE                        ARTIST                      LABEL             HPR 1 1          13        TRUE TO MY ROOTS (3) FREDDIE McGREGOR   BIG SHIP/VPAL  #1 2 2          15        Nah Ease Up                           Sanchez                       Joe Fraser Records  #2 3 3          15        Rain From The Sky                 Richie Stephens          Steely/Clevie     #3...
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REGGAE SUMFEST SEEKS ISLANDWIDE TRANSPORTATION TO FESTIVAL, JULY 17 -23!

May 29, 2016
ReggaeSumfest16Poster

ByMel Cooke— Robert Russell— In Jamaican popular music parlance, to ‘buss’ means that an entertainer has achieved a significant level of hopefully sustainable popularity, enabling them to earn well from their craft. One of the markers of this standing is appearing on a major event such as Reggae Sumfest, the annual festival held in...
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RADIO BROADCASTERS WHO REAP SUCCESS AS RECORDING ARTISTS!

May 29, 2016
RADIO BROADCASTERS WHO REAP SUCCESS AS RECORDING ARTISTS!

  RJR announcer Charlie Babcock (left) interviews Byron Lee in 1968.— Two weeks ago The Music Diaries brought to you an instance of a radio broadcaster who found himself in the recording studio, and in the process, became a fairly successful recording vocalist. The man of the moment then was veteran broadcaster Alan Magnus, who...
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“THE MARLEY NAME DOESN’T PRESSURE ME” SAYS BOB’S GRANDSON, JOE MERSA MARLEY!

May 29, 2016
“THE MARLEY NAME DOESN’T PRESSURE ME” SAYS BOB’S GRANDSON, JOE MERSA MARLEY!

 By Shereita Grizzle— Joe Mersa Marley looks at the mural of the Marley’s generation at the Bob Marley Museum. Carrying on a name and a legacy can be pressuring, but it is a job Joseph ‘Jo Mersa’ Marley, grandson of reggae legend Bob Marley, takes pleasure in doing. One would think that having been born...
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RAGING FYAH RELEASES NEW ALBUM “EVERLASTING!”

May 28, 2016
Raging Fyah

  Raging Fyah, one of the fastest rising roots reggae artists from Jamaica, just released their third studio album entitled Everlasting on the Dub Rockers imprint. The five-piece Kingston collective recently toured the U.S. with Stick Figure winning over new fans with AXS stating, “Raging Fyah is now poised for a significant impact upon America’s vast...
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LONDON WOMAN POURS HOT COFFEE ON HER EX OVER “TRIP TO JAMAICA WITH NEW GIRL!”

May 28, 2016
LONDON WOMAN POURS HOT COFFEE ON HER EX OVER “TRIP TO JAMAICA WITH NEW GIRL!”

Dionne Knight was cleared over alleged jealousy-fuelled incident in south London CLEARED: Dionne Knight— A SOUTH London woman accused of intentionally throwing piping hot coffee on her former partner has been cleared of all charges after a jury found her not guilty. Dionne Knight, 48, of Thornton Heath was accused of attacking Randall Bennett...
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NINJA MAN RETURNS TO COURT JULY 27!

May 28, 2016
NINJA MAN RETURNS TO COURT JULY 27!

 Ninja Man— Ninjaman is scheduled to return to the Home Circuit Court in Kingston on July 27. The entertainer, along with his son Jahneil, is charged with the March 2009 murder of Ricardo Johnson in Marl Road in Kingston. “All I want is that my court case to be finished so I can fully...
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