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BIG SETS, SMALL CROWD AT FIRST “BLAST FROM THE PAST” VINTAGE CONCERT!

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December 20, 2016
BIG SETS, SMALL CROWD AT FIRST “BLAST FROM THE PAST” VINTAGE CONCERT!

 George Nooks— There is a prototype, it seems, for so-called vintage shows in Jamaica. Big performances and small, but exuberant audiences. That was the case for ‘Blast From The Past’ last Saturday at Limelight Club in Half-Way-Tree. A modest turnout rocked to the timeless songs of Ken Boothe, George Nooks, Big Youth, Gem Myers,...
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THE LEGACY OF SINGER/SONGWRITER/PRODUCER B.B. SEATON!

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November 26, 2016
THE LEGACY OF SINGER/SONGWRITER/PRODUCER B.B. SEATON!

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL—  B.B. Seaton Though he recorded a number of cover songs early in his career, it did not take B.B. Seaton long to discover the importance of being a songwriter. By the late 1960’s, he hit his stride as singer/songwriter for The Gaylads, with whom he performs this evening at the inaugural...
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KAFINAL RELEASES NEW SINGLE “I DON’T WANNA WAIT!”

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November 17, 2016
KAFINAL RELEASES NEW SINGLE “I DON’T WANNA WAIT!”

 Kafinal— Singer Kafinal is delighted about his new single I Don’t Wanna Wait. Produced by Trench Town-based Triple L Records, the track was released earlier this month. “I Don’t Wanna Wait is a call to show the love while we are alive and able to experience and appreciate it,” said Kafinal. Kafinal, who won...
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THE SECOND ANNUAL KINGSTON MUSIC WEEK, KICKS OFF DECEMBER 1- 6!

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November 30, 2015
THE SECOND ANNUAL KINGSTON MUSIC WEEK, KICKS OFF DECEMBER 1- 6!

 (L) Cherine (R) Boris Gardiner—  LIVE music comes to the capital city from December 1-6 with the second staging of Kingston Music Week.The week kicks off on Tuesday with Live at Countryside scheduled for Countryside Club in Half-Way-Tree, and features ’80s deejay Peter Metro, Nina Karle and Alana. On Wednesday, student bands at the...
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LEGENDARY SINGER KEN BOOTHE COMPLAINS OF NOT GETTING AIRPLAY IN JAMAICA!

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November 25, 2015
LEGENDARY SINGER KEN BOOTHE COMPLAINS OF NOT GETTING AIRPLAY IN JAMAICA!

 Ken Boothe— KEN Boothe is singing a song familiar to many of his contemporaries; That his new songs are being overlooked by disc jockeys in Jamaica. The singer’s latest album, Journey, was recorded and produced at his Kingston home studio. It features the title track and New World Order. “Jamaicans need to get more...
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KEN BOOTHE TO CUT BACK ON DATES IN 2016!

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November 20, 2015
KEN BOOTHE TO CUT BACK ON DATES IN 2016!

 Ken Boothe— REGGAE great Ken Boothe plans to cut back on his calendar of shows in 2016. “I am taking a break, I have seen what extensive touring can do to artists, so I am taking care of my inner self. I can no longer do 15 shows on a tour, so I will...
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HEINEKEN STARTIME CONCERT SERIES TO RETURN WITH NEW NAME IN JANUARY!

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November 18, 2015
HEINEKEN STARTIME CONCERT SERIES TO RETURN WITH NEW NAME IN JANUARY!

 Michael Barnett— Startime, the live show credited with sparking the rocksteady revival of the 1990s, returns in early January. Michael Barnett, who started the event as Heineken Startime in June 1988, told the Jamaica Observer that details of the show will be announced soon. Startime was last held in September 2013 at Mas Camp...
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GT TAYLOR PLANS INTEGRATED CONCERT AND PARTY FOR DECEMBER 25!

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October 20, 2015
GT TAYLOR PLANS INTEGRATED CONCERT AND PARTY FOR DECEMBER 25!

 By Mel Cooke—   GT Taylor— As he plans the 15th staging of the Extravaganza branded with his name, sound system operator and media personality ‘G.T.’ Taylor intends to stage what he calls a 360-degree event. With this in place, there would be a continuous flow of live and recorded entertainment at Independence Park, Black...
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MORE THAN 500 ARTISTS AND 8,000 SONGS RECORDED AT CLEMENT DODD’S STUDIO ONE!

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October 18, 2015
MORE THAN 500 ARTISTS AND 8,000 SONGS RECORDED AT CLEMENT DODD’S STUDIO ONE!

From left: Bunny Livingston, Bob Marley and Peter Tosh when they just formed The Wailin’ Wailers.— Studio 1 has become a household name in Jamaica, insofar as it relates to the island’s rich musical legacy. Hundreds of recording artistes who have achieved local and international fame either began their careers there or have honed...
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TODAY (JULY 1) IS INTERNATIONAL REGGAE DAY!

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July 1, 2015
TODAY (JULY 1) IS INTERNATIONAL REGGAE DAY!

 Top: Ken Boothe, Andra Davis Bottom: Cherine The media-based celebrations aim to bring reggae into sharp focus globally. This is achieved through increased airplay of reggae music, special conferences and workshops, as well as live shows. According to conceptualiser Andrea Davis, this year will see the inclusion of music markets such as Hawaii, India,...
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