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KINGSTON’S GREENWICH TOWN COMMUNITY TO HONOR THE LEGENDARY DERRICK MORGAN AND BUNNY LEE!

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August 27, 2014
KINGSTON’S GREENWICH TOWN COMMUNITY TO HONOR THE LEGENDARY DERRICK MORGAN AND BUNNY LEE!

 By Basil Walters— Derrick Morgan and Bunny ‘Striker’ Lee have inspired many star performers from Greenwich Town—. THE Greenwich Town community in Kingston will honor two of its outstanding musical sons — producer Bunny Lee and singer Derrick Morgan — on Friday. They will receive the Upliftment Award at the neighbourhood’s Resource Centre. The...
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“WE CAN’T AFFORD TO LOSE JOHN HOLT” SAYS JAVAA CHAIRMAN OF THE AILING SINGER!

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August 24, 2014
“WE CAN’T AFFORD TO LOSE JOHN HOLT” SAYS JAVAA CHAIRMAN OF THE AILING SINGER!

Singer John Holt—- Curtis Campbell– The Chairman of the Jamaica Association of Vintage Artists and Affiliates (JAVAA), Frankie Campbell, is wishing singer John Holt a speedy and lasting recovery, following his recent collapse onstage at the One Love Festival in Springfield in the United Kingdom. Campbell told The Sunday Gleaner that the I Want A Love I Can Feel singer did an...
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BERES HAMMOND TO JOIN AIR SUPPLY AT NEW YORK CITY’S “GROOVIN’ IN THE PARK” CONCERT JUNE 29!

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April 14, 2014
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Beres Hammond – File Reggae hit machine Beres Hammond will join Australian soft-pop duo Air Supply as headline acts at the annual Groovin’ In The Park Concert at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, New York, June 29. Hammond, who ignited New York City when he last appeared on Groovin’ at Roy Wilkins Park in 2012, is expected...
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NEW YORK’S LINKAGE AWARDS EXPECT BIG TURNOUT MAY 3!

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March 2, 2014
Winner Chip Smith being interviewed

I-Octane By Sadeke Brooks—- A musician by profession, Dexter Blake, owner of Linkage Radio in New York, says he has first-hand knowledge of the struggles artists face. So in 2010, he started the Linkage Awards to show artists they were appreciated. Speaking with The Sunday Gleaner recently, Blake, who also goes by the alias ‘Linkage, said...
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THE 5TH ANNUAL DENNIS BROWN CONCERT TAKES PLACE IN KINGSTON, FEBRUARY 23!

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February 20, 2014
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  KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JARIA) says that this year’s 5th Annual Dennis Brown Concert will take place on the Kingston Waterfront, on Sunday, February 23 starting at 5:00pm. The concert will feature “some of the biggest names in reggae music, all performing for free, in paying tribute and continuing...
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REALLY, WHERE DOES REGGAE COME FROM?

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August 21, 2012
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Toots Hibbert—— With Jamaica celebrating 50 years of Independence, there has been, quite understandably, a look at what has happened in the country’s history. That is no less true of the country’s music. This year, The Gleaner has published, on a number of occasions, different aspects of that history. In one ‘Story of the Song’, a...
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REGGAE SUMFEST TRIBUTE MAKES BIG PROMISES TO JAMAICA 50!

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June 20, 2012
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Pinchers Reggae Sumfest, now into its 20th staging, has also been dubbed a Jamaica 50 event. As such, the producers have arranged for a Jamaica 50 tribute to take the Sumfest patrons on a journey through the musical decades. To help celebrate the country’s Golden Jubilee, John Holt, Yellowman, U-Roy, Leroy Sibbles, The Mighty...
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SHAGGY AND WAYNE MARSHALL ARE THE ONLY DANCEHALL ACTS TO MAKE THE LIST FOR LONDON’S 02 ARENA!

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June 13, 2012
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BY RICHARD JOHNSON——- JAMAICA’S dancehall is noticeably absent from the line-up of the 13-day concert to be staged in London’s O2 Arena on July 25 to August 6 this year. Of the raft of prominent ska, rocksteady, roots reggae and dub poetry acts listed for the event, diamond-selling artist Shaggy, and singjay Wayne Marshall...
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CD REVIEW: THE BEST OF JOE FRASER VOL.2

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June 10, 2012
TheBestOfJoeFraserVol.2

Review by Marlon Burrell About five years has gone by since the first volume of “The Best of Joe Fraser.” We are due for another, and if you are a fan of productions from Lloyd A. Campbell’s Joe Fraser label, you won’t be disappointed. This compilation is filled with hits of the past and...
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UNSUNG: VERE JOHNS ONE OF JAMAICAN MUSIC’S TRUEST HEROES!

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May 27, 2012
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Vere Johns   The name Vere Johns may mean very little to many though, quite ironically, it is a name that carries a lot of weight in terms of its relation to Jamaican music in its embryonic stages. It is quite reasonable to assume that without Johns’ contribution, Jamaica’s popular music might never have attained the heights...
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