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Posts Tagged ‘ Bob Marley ’

THE RISE OF A NEW GENERATION – COULD SKIP MARLEY’S HISTORIC HIGHLIGHT MAKE NEW INROADS FOR REGGAE MUSIC?

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February 26, 2017
Skip Marley & Katy Perry

By Shereita Grizzle— File Marley brothers (from left) Stephen, Ky-Mani, Jr Gong and Julian in performance at the recent Redemption Live concert.— It may be hard to believe that it took the Marley’s three generations to achieve a top 10 hit on the US, Billboard Hot 100 charts, but that’s the reality. Bob Marley’s grandson,...
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SINGER ELJAI PAYS HOMAGE TO REGGAE ROYALTY!

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February 23, 2017
SINGER ELJAI PAYS HOMAGE TO REGGAE ROYALTY!

By Howard Campbell—  Eljai.— Belizean singer Eljai pays tribute to reggae royalty on Together Forever , which blends two classic songs. Produced by Murdaben, Together Forever was released on February 6, Bob Marley’s birth date. It came out five days after the birthday of Dennis Brown. With February also recognized as Reggae Month in Jamaica, Eljai thought it would...
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“IT’S TIME FOR ZIGGY MARLEY NOT TO ACCEPT THE REGGAE GRAMMY NOMINATION” SAYS ROGER STEFFENS!

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February 14, 2017
“IT’S TIME FOR ZIGGY MARLEY NOT TO ACCEPT THE REGGAE GRAMMY NOMINATION” SAYS ROGER STEFFENS!

BY RICHARD JOHNSON—  Ziggy Marley— Sunday’s win by Ziggy Marley for Best Reggae Album at the Grammy Awards has ignited another wave of criticism. Over the years, the Grammy judges have been criticised whenever a Marley wins the Best Reggae Album category. Critics claim that if a Marley is in the category a win...
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BOB MARLEY AND DENNIS BROWN ARE CENTRAL TO REGGAE MONTH!

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February 12, 2017
Bob Marley & Dennis Brown

Bunny Livingston (left), Bob Marley (center) and Peter Tosh as The Wailers.– Reggae music began in 1968 with Nanny Goat (Larry Marshall and Alvin Leslie), Bangarang (Stranger Cole and Lester Sterling), Baby Why (the Cables), and No More Heartaches (the Beltones), leading the way. Dennis Brown had just turned 11 at the time, while...
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“MAKE BOB MARLEY A NATIONAL HERO” SAYS AUTHOR DAVID CUPPLES!

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February 12, 2017
“MAKE BOB MARLEY A NATIONAL HERO” SAYS AUTHOR DAVID CUPPLES!

By Basil Walters—  Top: David Cupples. AMERICAN author David Cupples believes Bob Marley should be made a National Hero of Jamaica. During his address to the Bob Marley Lecture Series Thursday at the Undercroft at University of the West Indies (The UWI), Mona, Cupples described Marley as a revolutionary and visionary whose message was...
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FRANKIE CAMPBELL, CHAIRMAN OF THE JAMAICA ASSOCIATION OF VINTAGE ARTISTS & AFFILIATES, BATS A REGGAE “WALK OF FAME” IN NEW KINGSTON!

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February 4, 2017
FRANKIE CAMPBELL, CHAIRMAN OF THE JAMAICA ASSOCIATION OF VINTAGE ARTISTS & AFFILIATES, BATS A REGGAE “WALK OF FAME” IN NEW KINGSTON!

Frankie Campbell— Frankie Campbell, Fab 5’s bass player and chairman of the Jamaica Association of Vintage Artists and Affiliates (JAVAA), is batting for Jamaican music to have its own Walk of Fame at the Emancipation Park in New Kingston. According to the musician, JAVAA has already tabled a proposal to the government requesting that...
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DANCEHALL ARTIST I-OCTANE WEIGHS IN ON BOB MARLEY’S INFLUENCE!

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February 3, 2017
DANCEHALL ARTIST I-OCTANE WEIGHS IN ON BOB MARLEY’S INFLUENCE!

 Bob Marley— I-OCTANE is no stranger to the Marleys and their music. He has worked with Ky-Mani Marley on A Yah Wi Deh for his 2014 album My Journey and on Wayne Marshall’s Go Hard featuring Damian “Junior Gong” Marley, Aidonia, Assassin, Bounty Killa and Vybz Kartel. Ky-Mani and Damian are sons of reggae...
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THE TWELVE TRIBES OF ISRAEL TO PAY TRIBUTE TO BOB AND DENNIS AT “REGGAE LEGENDS” IN KINGSTON, FEBRUARY 4!

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January 28, 2017
THE TWELVE TRIBES OF ISRAEL TO PAY TRIBUTE TO BOB AND DENNIS AT “REGGAE LEGENDS” IN KINGSTON, FEBRUARY 4!

 Top: Bob Marley Bottom: Dennis Brown– Rastafari mansion, Twelve Tribes of Israel will pay tribute to reggae icons Bob Marley and Dennis Brown at and event dubbed Reggae Legends on February 4. Staged as part of the the celebrations for Reggae Month, the event will be held at the Twelve Tribes headquarters on Old...
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THE MARLEY ESTATE STOPS NEW ORLEANS-BASED PROMOTERS OF “THE MARLEY GRAS JERK CHICKEN FESTIVAL” FROM USING THE MARLEY NAME!

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January 20, 2017
BobMarleyGrasJerkChickenFest17

Marley clan clamps down on festival Bob Marley— The Marley family has reportedly stepped in to prevent a New Orleans-based company from using the name Marley Gras to promote their jerk chicken festival. The NOLA Caribbean Festival has announced the inaugural Marley Gras Jerk Chicken Festival will now be known as the NOLA Jerk...
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JEREME MORGAN (GRAMPS’ SON) MAKES THE BILLBOARD CHART WITH HIS DEBUT ALBUM “TRANSITION!”

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January 19, 2017
JEREME MORGAN (GRAMPS’ SON) MAKES THE BILLBOARD CHART WITH HIS DEBUT ALBUM “TRANSITION!”

BY KEVIN JACKSON—  Jemere Morgan.— Jemere Morgan, son of Morgan Heritage member Gramps Morgan, makes his debut on the Billboard Reggae album chart this week. His debut album Transition enters at number four. Transition, released on January 6 via Dada Son Entertainment, contains 17 tracks. It also includes collaborations with Toian (Bang Bang); Agent...
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