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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!”

“WE REMEMBER DENNIS BROWN” HOLDS ON TO NO.1 FOR THE THIRD WEEK!

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July 23, 2016
“WE REMEMBER DENNIS BROWN” HOLDS ON TO NO.1 FOR THE THIRD WEEK!

  THE FOUNDATION RADIO NETWORK TOP 20 ALBUMS/CD’S (NY)  7/2/16 TW        LW      WOC  TITLE                                    ARTIST                        LABEL 1 1          7          WE REMEMBER DENNIS BROWN (3) VARIOUS ARTISTS   VP 2 3          5          Ride Out Your Storm              George Nooks                         Tad’s Records 3 6          8          Cultural Ambassador              Tippa Lee                        Stones Throw Records 4 5          9          Freedom...
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WHAT’S OLD IS NEW AGAIN, AS “BABA BOOM” BY BUNNY LYE LYE & BUCKY JO TAKES OVER THE NO.1 SPOT

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July 23, 2016
WHAT’S OLD IS NEW AGAIN, AS “BABA BOOM” BY BUNNY LYE LYE & BUCKY JO TAKES OVER THE NO.1 SPOT

THE FOUNDATION RADIO NETWORK TOP 30 MUSIC CHART (NY)            7/22/16 TW      LW WOC TITLE                                      ARTIST                                   LABEL                       HPR 1          2       15        BA BA BOOM (1) BUNNY LYE LYE/BUCKY JO  MUSICAL AMBASSADOR #1 2          6       8          Cultural Ambassador              Tippa...
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THE END OF AN ERA, AS THE LAST VCR ROLLS OFF THE FACTORY LINE!

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July 22, 2016
THE END OF AN ERA, AS THE LAST VCR ROLLS OFF THE FACTORY LINE!

TOKYO, Japan (AFP) – The world’s last videocassette recorder is set to roll off the factory line as a Japanese manufacturer ends production of the once booming home-theater technology. Funai Electric, which says it is the world’s last VCR manufacturer, pointed to a sharp decline in demand and trouble sourcing parts for its decision...
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ERIC DONALDSON, HALF PINT, LEROY SIBBLES, AND PAM HALL, HEAD TO THE “RISE UP REGGAE CONCERT” IN NAIROBI, KENYA, OCTOBER 1!

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July 21, 2016
ERIC DONALDSON, HALF PINT, LEROY SIBBLES, AND PAM HALL, HEAD TO THE “RISE UP REGGAE CONCERT” IN NAIROBI, KENYA, OCTOBER 1!

The two music legends will be joined on stage by other reggae greats including Leroy Sibbles, Pam Hall, Endel Major and Kenya’s self-proclaimed “First Lady” of reggae Nazizi. The event dubbed the Rise Up Reggae Concert will be held at Carnivore on October 1, 2016. Donaldson is known for hits such as Cherry Oh...
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“MUSIC SHOULD BE A PART OF THE EARLY CURRICULUM IN JAMAICA’S PRIMARY SCHOOLS” SAYS DR. CAROLYN COOPER!

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July 21, 2016
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 BY HOWARD CAMPBELL—  Top: Show promoter and entertainer Capleton (right) shares a photo opportunity with Bobby Montague, national security minister, at A St Mary Mi Come From launch in Kingston on Tuesday.  Bottom: Guest speaker Dr Carolyn Cooper, professor of literary and cultural studies at The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, addressing the...
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THE LEGENDARY GROUP THE MELODIANS, EVEN WITH NEW MEMBERS, STILL ROCKING THE PLACE!

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July 21, 2016
THE LEGENDARY GROUP THE MELODIANS, EVEN WITH NEW MEMBERS, STILL ROCKING THE PLACE!

 The Melodians: (from left) Trevor McNaughton, Taurus Alphonso and Winston Dias performing at the This Is Ska Festival in Rosslau, Germany, in June. OF the flood of harmony groups that ruled the rocksteady era, The Melodians is among the few still active. In late June, the trio performed at the June 24-25 This Is Ska...
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THE THIRD ANNUAL “AFRICA MEETS REGGAE & WORLD MUSIC INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL” IN NIGERIA, NOVEMBER 25-26!

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July 20, 2016
THE THIRD ANNUAL “AFRICA MEETS REGGAE & WORLD MUSIC INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL” IN NIGERIA, NOVEMBER 25-26!

  The third annual Africa Meets Reggae and World Music International Festival (AMR) returns to Lagos, Nigeria on the 25th and 26th of November, 2016.  The festival will be held at the Hockey Pitch – National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria and will showcase the top names in Reggae and World Music.  The first round announcement...
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COMMENTARY FROM AUBREY CAMPBELL: “WHEN IS THE TRUTH AN OFFENSE…?”

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July 20, 2016
COMMENTARY FROM AUBREY CAMPBELL: “WHEN IS THE TRUTH AN OFFENSE…?”

Good day folks. If you started the day and the work week, pondering, wondering just what kind of world are we living in, count your blessings, you are not alone. The weekend past, produced more bloodshed and wonderment, and I am thinking that somewhere, out there, something, someone, is under siege! Is it/could it...
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VETERAN ROOTS GROUP, THE WAILING SOULS, HEAD TO KENYA NOVEMBER 5!

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July 20, 2016
VETERAN ROOTS GROUP, THE WAILING SOULS, HEAD TO KENYA NOVEMBER 5!

Legendary Jamaican roots-reggae group Wailing Souls are set for a live performance in Nairobi. According to the organisers, Chini Ya Mti Promotions, the three-time Grammy nominated group will perform on November 5 this year at the KICC Grounds. The Wailing Souls comprises Winston “Pipe” Matthews and Lloyd “Bread” McDonald. The group was formed in...
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JUNIOR TUCKER TO BE TOASTED AT “THE SPIRIT OF JAZZ HOTTA IN JULY” JULY 24!

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July 20, 2016
JUNIOR TUCKER TO BE TOASTED AT “THE SPIRIT OF JAZZ HOTTA IN JULY” JULY 24!

BY BASIL WALTERS—  Junior Tucker—- THE enduring career of singer Junior Tucker will be toasted Sunday at the Wine Shop, with the ‘The Spirit of Jazz Hotta In July’ show. The former child star, now a minister of religion, will also celebrate his 50th birthday. Sharing the stage with Tucker will be singers Suzanne...
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