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TWO KILLED AT JLP RALLY IN MONTEGO BAY!

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February 8, 2016
TWO KILLED AT JLP RALLY IN MONTEGO BAY!

ST JAMES, Jamaica – Opposition spokeswoman on Information Olivia “Babsy” Grange says that the police has confirmed that two people were killed during the shooting which prematurely ended tonight’s Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) mass rally in Sam Sharpe Square, Montego Bay, St James. The two were understood to be among at least four people...
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IRANIAN ENTRY WINS THE INTERNATIONAL REGGAE POSTER COMPETITION!

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February 7, 2016
IRANIAN ENTRY WINS THE INTERNATIONAL REGGAE POSTER COMPETITION!

BY RICHARD JOHNSON—-  Prism of Nature by Iranian Seyed Abbas Mirqeisari.— FOR a second year, there are no Jamaicans in the top 100 winners of the International Reggae Poster Competition (IRPC). The results of the competition’s fourth staging were announced on the competition’s website last week. Iranian Seyed Abbas Mirqeisari’s Prism of Nature took...
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THE SECOND COMING OF ROOTS SINGER I KONG!

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February 7, 2016
THE SECOND COMING OF ROOTS SINGER I KONG!

 I Kong— Roots singer I Kong had a decade as an entertainer under his belt when he recorded the song The Way It Is in 1972. Released in 1978, The Way It Is was produced by Tommy Cowan with the Inner Circle band as musicians. Michael Lee was executive producer. The song, and album,...
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GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE ONE LOVE MUSIC FESTIVAL IN MONTEGO BAY!

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February 7, 2016
GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE ONE LOVE MUSIC FESTIVAL IN MONTEGO BAY!

 By Horace Hines—  Skip Marley performing at the One Love Music Festival, held at the Aqueduct at Rose Hall in Montego Bay—. ROSE HALL, St James — Impressive performances highlighted the inaugural One Love Music Festival put on by Tuff Gong International. Held at the Aqueduct from Friday night into Saturday morning, it would...
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CANADA-BASED KAFINAL SCORES HIS FIRST JUNO NOMINATION!

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February 6, 2016
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Kafinal—-  Entertainer Kafinal has scored his first Juno Award nomination. The upbeat recording artist earned a nod in the Best Reggae Recording category for the song Nah Complain, which features veteran deejay Daddy U-Roy. The nominations were announced earlier this week. Juno is Canada’s equivalent to the Grammy Awards. It is promoted each year...
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FABIAN THE TRUTH (FORMERLY FABIAN MARLEY) IS SLAPPED WITH A LAWSUIT FROM THE BOB MARLEY FOUNDATION!

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February 6, 2016
FABIAN THE TRUTH (FORMERLY FABIAN MARLEY) IS SLAPPED WITH A LAWSUIT FROM THE BOB MARLEY FOUNDATION!

By K’Shema Francis—   Fabian The Truth formerly Fabian Marley has been slapped with a lawsuit by The Bob Marley Foundation and 56 Hope Road Music Limited. A DNA result recently concluded that Fabian is not the son of the reggae Legend and is a 99% match with the man who is the father of...
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“REGGAE IS JAMAICA’S ANSWER TO TRINIDAD’S OIL” SAYS JOSEF BOGDANOVICH OF DOWNSOUND RECORDS!

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February 5, 2016
“REGGAE IS JAMAICA’S ANSWER TO TRINIDAD’S OIL” SAYS JOSEF BOGDANOVICH OF DOWNSOUND RECORDS!

BY AVIA COLLINDER–  BOGDANOVICH… I see reggae music as a natural resource which is underdeveloped— DownSound Records (DSR), led by entrepreneur Josef Bogdanovich who partnered with Sting’s Isaiah Laing to stream the island’s largest annual concert live to 179 countries worldwide, indicated on Wednesday that it is planning to deliver its own international staging...
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DIGICEL TO STREAM FORTY-EIGHT HOURS OF BOB MARLEY!

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February 5, 2016
DIGICEL TO STREAM FORTY-EIGHT HOURS OF BOB MARLEY!

Kingston, Jamaica – Total communications and entertainment provider, Digicel, will this year celebrate music legend, Bob Marley’s 71st birthday with a 48-hour live stream. The stream, which will start 12:00am on Saturday, 6th February, will feature exclusive Bob Marley content inclusive of the 2015 Redemption Concert that was held in downtown, Kingston, plus highlights...
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EXCO LEVI GOES FOR HIS FIFTH JUNO AWARD!

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February 5, 2016
EXCO LEVI GOES FOR HIS FIFTH JUNO AWARD!

By Kevin Jackson—  Exco Levi— SINGJAY Exco Levi, winner of the last four Reggae Recording of The Year categories of Canada’s Juno Awards, has been nominated for the 2016 event which takes place April 3 at Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary. This is the fifth nomination for Exco Levi (born Wayne Ford Levy). The Clarendon-born...
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STEVE JAMES KEEPS REAL ROCKERS ALIVE ON JAMAICAN RADIO!

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February 5, 2016
STEVE JAMES KEEPS REAL ROCKERS ALIVE ON JAMAICAN RADIO!

 Steve James— KINGSTON, Jamaica – He may host one of Jamaican radio’s most respected reggae shows, but Steve James is not a household name a la Barry ‘Barry G’ Gordon or Richard ‘Richie B’ Burgess. On Bess FM’s weekly Real Rock programme (Thursdays from 7–10 pm) James offers artistes whose music is rarely played...
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