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Posts Tagged ‘ Marcia Griffiths ’

MUSICIAN/COMPOSER DWIGHT PINKNEY TO RECEIVE JAMAICA’S “ORDER OF DISTINCTION” HONOR ON OCTOBER 20!

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August 12, 2014
MUSICIAN/COMPOSER DWIGHT PINKNEY TO RECEIVE JAMAICA’S “ORDER OF DISTINCTION” HONOR ON OCTOBER 20!

  PINKNEY… will receive the Order of Distinction in October— WHEN guitarist Dwight Pinkney moved to Kingston from Mandeville in the late 1960s, there was plenty of work for session musicians. Pinkney, whose career started with The Sharks at Studio One, has been awarded the Order of Distinction for his contribution to the development...
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MARCIA GRIFFITHS TO RECEIVE HER NATION’S FOURTH HIGHEST HONOR,”ORDER OF JAMAICA” OCTOBER 20!

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August 6, 2014
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  Marcia Griffiths— KINGSTON, Jamaica – Marcia Griffiths, one of reggae’s enduring talents, has been awarded the Order of Jamaica, the country’s fourth highest honor. The announcement of Griffiths’ latest accolade came Tuesday when the government announced its annual National Honors and Awards list. The award ceremony takes place on October 20 at King’s...
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GROOVIN’ IN THE PARK WITH MARCIA GRIFFITHS AND FRIENDS!

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July 2, 2014
GROOVIN’ IN THE PARK WITH MARCIA GRIFFITHS AND FRIENDS!

  Marcia Griffiths & Ken Boothe “Groovin’ In The Park”   Thirty-five years after they performed with Bob Marley at Madison Square Garden, Marcia Griffiths and Judy Mowatt returned to New York City and gave a stellar performance at Sunday’s Groovin’ In The Park show in Queens. Mowatt performed in the Marcia Griffiths and...
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SEAN PAUL, I-OCTANE AND DEMARCO ARE ADDED TO THE MONTREAL INTERNATIONAL REGGAE FESTIVAL FOR AUGUST 15-17!

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June 29, 2014
SEAN PAUL, I-OCTANE AND DEMARCO ARE ADDED TO THE MONTREAL INTERNATIONAL REGGAE FESTIVAL FOR AUGUST 15-17!

  Sean Paul—- ORGANIZERS of the Montreal International Reggae Festival have announced three more Jamaican acts for its annual show to be held in that French-Canadian city, on August 15-17. Sean Paul, I-Octane and Demarco are to join lover’s rock singers Maxi Priest and Sanchez, and reggae queen Marcia Griffiths for the three-day event....
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ROCK STEADY, REGGAE, DANCEHALL AND R&B FOR “GROOVIN’ IN THE PARK” JUNE 29!

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June 9, 2014
ROCK STEADY, REGGAE, DANCEHALL AND R&B FOR “GROOVIN’ IN THE PARK” JUNE 29!

 Marcia Griffiths— Promoters of the annual Groovin’ In The Park concert in Queens, New York say their decision to present a diverse cast of acts has paid off. According to Chris Roberts of organisers Groovin’ Inc, the menu of rock steady, reggae, dancehall and R&B appeals to different generations. “The combination is a natural...
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JAMAICAN FEMALE SINGERS ENJOYING MORE THAN 50 YEARS OF MUSICAL SUCCESS!

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June 8, 2014
JAMAICAN FEMALE SINGERS ENJOYING MORE THAN 50 YEARS OF MUSICAL SUCCESS!

Marcia Griffiths may easily have been the artist who benefit most from Bob Andy’s writing. He, not only wrote songs for her at the beginning of her career, but literally taught them to her line by line. Beginning as a nine-year-old on a 1964 Easter morning concert at the Carib Theatre in Cross Roads, the songs became the...
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BOB ANDY’S LIFELONG FIGHT WITH INJUSTICE!

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June 1, 2014
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Bob Andy —- Humility can become an even scarcer commodity among those who have achieved greatness. While the statement holds true in many instances, it does not apply to the great Jamaican songwriter and music icon, Bob Andy. After years of unending showers of praise about his songwriting ability, and his humility in never openly accepting it, Andy...
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THE 809 BAND TO REUNITE FOR “GROOVIN’ IN THE PARK” IN NEW YORK CITY, JUNE 29!

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May 8, 2014
THE 809 BAND TO REUNITE FOR “GROOVIN’ IN THE PARK” IN NEW YORK CITY, JUNE 29!

Desi Jones By Shereita Grizzle— Popular reggae backing band, The 809 Band will reunite this summer at Roy Wilkins Park in New York City for the 50th anniversary musical tribute to Marcia Griffiths. According to online sources, the reunion is being planned for Groovin’ In the Park 2014 set for June 29. CEO of Groovin Inc, promoters of...
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ON THE ENDS WITH CUTTY RANKS IN CLARENDON!

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May 2, 2014
ON THE ENDS WITH CUTTY RANKS IN CLARENDON!

 By Cecelia Campbell-Livingston– Cutty Ranks holding up a copy of his latest release, Last Man Standing.—-PATRONS at Debbie’s Sports Bar in Clarendon are likely to bump into deejay Cutty Ranks hanging out with friends. Cutty Ranks, who is known for hits such as A Who Sey Mi Done, Retreat, The Stopper and Six Million...
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INTRODUCING ADAHZEH, JAMAICA’S LATEST ALL-FEMALE REGGAE BAND!

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April 27, 2014
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 Adahzeh—- THERE are not many female reggae bands around. Girlstown broke Jamaica’s glass ceiling in the 1990s when they recorded and were Marcia Griffiths’ backing band. Adahzeh, a five-piece unit, is the latest to bridge the gender gap. Their first song, Caliente Girls, was recently released. The uptempo number is co-produced by Caniggia Palmer...
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