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GUEST RUNDOWNS

Postings from special guest contributors. From commentaries, to higher reasonings, to just running-off the mouth. “Everybody has an opinion!”

BUSY SIGNAL MAKES A MOVE ON BILLBOARD REGGAE DIGITAL CHART!

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April 28, 2016
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 By Kevin Jackson—  Busy Signal— Everybody Move , the 2014 single by Busy Signal has been given a new lease on life. Thanks to exposure in the recent LG G5 mobile television commercial, the song debuted at number six two weeks ago on Billboard’s Reggae Digital Singles chart. The song is currently number three...
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THE SECOND “SWEATFEST” SLATED FOR MONTEGO BAY, JUNE 3-5, IS CANCELLED!

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April 28, 2016
THE SECOND “SWEATFEST” SLATED FOR MONTEGO BAY, JUNE 3-5, IS CANCELLED!

By Simone Morgan—  Keith Sweat in performance at the Aqueduct in Montego Bay, last year. LAUNCHED with much fanfare last year, the second staging of SweatFest, slated for June 3-5 in Montego Bay, St James, has been cancelled. The announcement came via the website of American rhythm and blues singer Keith Sweat, founder of...
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TWO ROADS IN MONTEGO BAY TO BE RENAMED IN HONOR TO FORMER REGGAE BOYZ FOOTBALLER, THEODORE “TAPPA” WHITMORE!

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April 27, 2016
TWO ROADS IN MONTEGO BAY TO BE RENAMED IN HONOR TO FORMER REGGAE BOYZ FOOTBALLER, THEODORE “TAPPA” WHITMORE!

By Wayde Brown— Former Reggae Boyz midfielder and former national senior team coach Theodore “Tappa” Whitmore is to be honored by the St. James Parish Council with two roadways in the city of Montego Bay being renamed after him. One roadway is to be renamed the Theodore Whitmore Crescent and another is to be renamed...
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JAMAICA’S MUSICAL INFLUENCE IS VERY STRONG IN BRAZIL!

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April 27, 2016
JAMAICA’S MUSICAL INFLUENCE IS VERY STRONG IN BRAZIL!

By Shereita Grizzle— Jimmy Cliff— Reggae music was birthed in the trenches of Kingston, Jamaica, but today it has evolved into a universal language, a world music, loved and respected across the globe. The music has become such a powerful tool that it has transcended geographical boundaries and has crossed language barriers to connect people...
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KEVIN LYTTLE TO HEADLINE “CARIBBEAN VILLAGE 2016” IN FORT LAUDERDALE, JUNE 26!

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April 27, 2016
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Friends of South Florida’s Caribbean community are gearing up to enjoy the second installment of “The Caribbean Village”, an exciting, family-friendly music, arts, food and wellness festival celebrating Caribbean American Heritage Month. Kevin Lyttle, a son of St Vincent and one of the prestigious few artists to have entered the Billboard Top 5, will...
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“PRINCE LEFT NO WILL” HIS SISTER TELLS THE COURT!

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April 26, 2016
“PRINCE LEFT NO WILL” HIS SISTER TELLS THE COURT!

 This photo taken on June 16, 1990 shows musician Prince performing on stage during his concert at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris— Prince’s sister said Tuesday the pop icon left no known will behind, and asked a court to appoint a special administrator to oversee his vast estate. “The decedent left surviving...
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AFTER SIX DECADES, THE LEGENDARY ERNEST RANGLIN 83, IS RETIRING WITH A NEW ALBUM AND A FAREWELL TOUR!

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April 26, 2016
AFTER SIX DECADES, THE LEGENDARY ERNEST RANGLIN  83, IS RETIRING WITH A NEW ALBUM AND A FAREWELL TOUR!

By Angus Taylor— Guitar legend says goodbye on farewell tour. After 6 decades in music, Jamaican guitarist Ernest Ranglin has decided to retire from stage shows at the age of 83. As a thank you to his fans he has announced a farewell world tour. He will be joined by Nigerian drummer Tony Allen,...
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BELIZEAN BORN-CALIFORNIA BASED REGGAE SINGER ELJAI, TO RELEASE HIS LATEST ALBUM “THE OTHER SIDE OF ELJAI!”

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April 26, 2016
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 Elijai— WHEN Belizean singer Eljai started recording songs for a new project in late 2015, the initial idea was to release an EP. Midway the sessions, he had a change of plan. “Things were going so well we thought it would be better to put out an album. I think we made the right...
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FREDDIE McGREGOR’S LATEST SINGLE “TRUE TO MY ROOTS” MAKING STRIDES ON THE CHARTS!

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April 26, 2016
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    Reggae Ambassador, Freddie McGregor, O.D. has done it again with the release of his second single “True to My Roots” on the classic Studio One “Heavenless” riddim’ (previously made popular by Reggae legend Dennis Brown’s “Your Love’s Got a Hold on Me” and Tristan Palmer’s “Entertainment”).  The track sets the stage for...
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LIVE PERFORMANCES AT REGGAE SUMFEST ARE REDUCED TO TWO NIGHTS!

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April 26, 2016
LIVE PERFORMANCES AT REGGAE SUMFEST ARE REDUCED TO TWO NIGHTS!

BY BRIAN BONITTO—  Josef Bogdanovich—- REGGAE Sumfest’s live performances will be scaled down from three nights to two, according to Josef Bagdonovich — new chairman of Summerfest Promotions — organizers of the event. “This will help to re-energize the event,” he told the Jamaica Observer yesterday. “Sumfest is a great Jamaican brand promoting dancehall...
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