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Reggae at the Ritz celebrates Independence, honours Beres

Legendary Reggae singer Beres Hammond

New Jersey's landmark Ritz Theatre is once again paying homage to the drum and bass sounds of the islands with the second annual installment of Reggae at the Ritz. This year's staging welcomes Reggae legends Beres Hammond and Culture, along with acclaimed Roots Reggae singers Tarrus Riley and Duane Stephenson to fete Jamaica's 47th year of Independence.

Hosted by Icon World Entertainment and… Continue

Added by CShout1 on July 18, 2009 at 2:11pm — No Comments

Sean Paul wins Best Reggae Artist

Last night Sean Paul took home the award for Best Reggae Artist at the Soul Train Music Awards.

The Soul Train Music Awards was held last night in Atlanta with honors going out to some of the best in the entertainment industry. The Best Reggae Artist catagory was a first this year for the award show. Nominees for the 2009 Soul Train Best Reggae Artist Award included Mavado, Serani, Tarrus Riley, and Ziggy Marley.

Congrats to Sean… Continue

Added by CShout1 on November 7, 2009 at 10:50pm — No Comments

A literary note for reggae music

TORONTO, Canada -- Reggae music is striking a different note with the publication of a new novel by acclaimed Jamaican-born and Toronto-based author Horane Smith. His fifth novel Reggae Silver has been released. Bob Marley, Reggae’s most familiar face, has been credited for taking Jamaican music from the slums of west Kingston, to stages on all continents during the 1970s. Today, the music transcends many cultures, races, and ethnic groups.

Now,… Continue

Added by CShout1 on August 28, 2010 at 11:31pm — No Comments

Marley kids win legal battle

THE United States Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from clothing companies claiming legal rights to sell shirts with the image of reggae icon Bob Marley.

According to The Associated Press on Monday, the Supreme Court let a lower court ruling stand that merchandisers used Marley's likeness to sell clothing at Wal-Mart, Target and other stores without…


Added by CShout1 on November 4, 2015 at 2:46pm — No Comments

Reggae Conference to Celebrate Marley's 65th Birthday

The Institute of Caribbean Studies and the Reggae Studies Unit at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona will play host to the International Reggae Conference (formerly Global Reggae Conference). This year's theme will be labeled 'Current and Future Trends in Popular Music'. The event will be taking place February 17-20, at the UWI. GLEANER A press release announcing the conference stated: "The conference and associated events will… Continue

Added by CShout1 on September 7, 2009 at 11:02pm — No Comments

Legends Of Reggae & Soul For Brooklyn Academy Of Music

The appeal of reggae, like soul music, is universal. Both genres have been embraced over the years by music lovers worldwide, especially Jamaicans at home and in the diaspora. New York-based Jammins Entertainment will present the Reggae Legends and Soul Legends Concert Series - billed as a celebration of nostalgia and enduring talent.

The concert series will be held on Thanksgiving weekend at the prestigious, landmark venue, Brooklyn… Continue

Added by CShout1 on October 28, 2009 at 12:54pm — No Comments

New Zealand and Australia Ragamuffin Reggae Festival Headline By Shaggy & Wyclef

Hiphop superstar and reggae lover Wyclef Jean along with Shaggy (pictured above) will headline the third Ragamuffin Reggae Festival, which takes place again in New Zealand and Australia in January.

A release from promoter Andrew McManus Presents said the Haiti-born Jean will headline the festival's five shows in the New Zealand capital, Auckland, as well as dates in the Australian cities of Perth, Sydney, Brisbane and… Continue

Added by CShout1 on October 28, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Monty Alexander, Maxi Priest and A.J. Brown for Reggae Jazz Fusion

FORT LAUDERDALE - South Florida will be treated to a rich and explosive combination of reggae and jazz when Jamaican jazz great Monty Alexander, renowned reggae crooner Maxi Priest, and respected cabaret singer A.J. Brown hit the stage for the first annual Reggae Jazz Fusion.

The event, produced by Riddims Marketing, is being…

Added by CShout1 on March 3, 2011 at 10:13pm — No Comments

R.I.P. Bunny Rugs

A voice you will recognize on the first note, Bunny Rugs (William Clarke), lead singer of the world renowned reggae band Third World passed away yesterday February 2. CaribShout salutes this amazing talent, unforgettable voice and a decent human being. Jamaica and Reggae has lost an Icon.

Rest In Peace Bunny Rugs, you will be…


Added by CShout1 on February 3, 2014 at 9:29am — No Comments

Jamaica begins process to get reggae inscribed on UNESCO cultural heritage list



Added by CShout1 on February 9, 2016 at 2:16pm — No Comments

Buju, Gregory Isaacs among Grammy nominees

KINGSTON, Jamaica: Buju Banton, who is in the midst of fighting drug charges, and reggae legend Gregory Isaacs who succumbed to liver cancer recently, are included in a list of five nominees for the Best Reggae Album in this year’s Grammy awards. Buju’s 10-track album, ‘Before the Dawn’, which was released in September and debuted at number two on Billboard’s Reggae Albums chart while the singer was still in prison in Florida, has earned him a spot… Continue

Added by CShout1 on December 4, 2010 at 5:52pm — No Comments

Reggae Star, Gyptian added to Blige's UK Tour

GBurkeImages Photo - Gyptian at Club Genesis

MIRAMAR - Reggae star Gyptian continues to sizzle this year as he now joins forces with the iconic Mary J. Blige. Gyptian will be breaking from his tour schedule to join the R&B queen on the England leg of her UK tour.

He takes… Continue

Added by CShout1 on October 6, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Artistes Pay Homage to Beres Hammond

Reggae stars pay homage to Beres Hammond, the godfather of reggae soul, in the ultimate way as they cover his songs in My Favorite Beres Hammond Songs, a double-disc album available from VP Records on April 26, 2011. Spanning over 30 years of recording soulful reggae music in his signature smoky-sweet baritone, Hammond's catalog is filled with hits for the picking.

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Added by CShout1 on April 25, 2011 at 8:44pm — No Comments

Jamaica's 2011 Reggae Film Festival

With a tradition established over three years since inception by the Jamaica Film Academy, the Reggae Film Festival announces the staging of the 2011 event to be held in…

Added by CShout1 on January 6, 2011 at 1:57pm — No Comments

Una Morgan Poised to Release 1st Solo Album

As the daughter of reggae veteran Denroy Morgan, chanteuse Una and her siblings were guided, similarly to the Jackson 5 onto a musical path at a young age. The Morgan clan’s father encouraged his children to explore and develop their talents, and helped Una to discover her many gifts. As a vocalist, songwriter, and keyboardist, Una’s integral contribution to iconic family group Morgan Heritage helped propel her and her siblings to worldwide… Continue

Added by CShout1 on September 2, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

SOJA joins jazz fest line up

American reggae band SOJA is confirmed for the 19th annual Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival scheduled for the Trelawny Multi-Purpose Stadium in Falmouth from January 29-31.

This marks the band's first performance and visit to Jamaica.…


Added by CShout1 on November 14, 2014 at 1:19pm — No Comments

Award winning Jamaican cooking star to display at Food, Rum and Rhythm event in London

LONDON, UK - The famed Jamaican born British entrepreneur, chef, musician, author and television personality, Levi Roots, will display his mastery of Caribbean cuisine at London’s prime wine and spirit-tasting venue, when the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) takes the tastes, spirits and rhythms of the Caribbean to the British capital on Saturday.

Roots, the creator of the award winning “Reggae Reggae” jerk barbecue sauce, will appear… Continue

Added by CShout1 on November 4, 2009 at 10:37pm — No Comments

Joss Stone creates reggae magic with "Water for Your Soul" album.

WATER for Your Soul, the seventh album by British soul singer Joss Stone, has topped the Billboard Reggae Album Chart. The 14-track set was co-produced by Stone, Damian Marley, Steve Greenwell, Conner Reeves and Jonathan Shorten.

Stone met Marley when they were members of the group SuperHeavy (which also had Mick Jagger, Dave Stewart and A R Rahman). She…


Added by CShout1 on August 13, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Common for Reggae Sumfest

WITH just over a month to go before this year's staging of Reggae Sumfest, the organisers have named their first headliner in the American rapper Common.

The artiste is riding a crest at this time following his Academy Award win for the song…


Added by CShout1 on June 4, 2015 at 5:58pm — No Comments

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