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Posted on 30th November 2008 by Reggaelifestyle

On December 6th 2008 thousands of party goers and reggae music fans from all walks of life will converge on the Liguanea Club on Knutsford Boulevard. It’s A Reggaelution is a new event that is expected to be a yearly affair. In it’s inaugural staging the likes of Buju Banton, Etana, Taurus Riley and Roots Underground will be the headlining acts with Arif “Supa Coop” Cooper & Delano from Renaissance sound system present to ensure that there is never a let up on the vibes and musical excitement.

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Posted on 2nd September 2008 by Reggaelifestyle

The International Caribbean Reggae Music Festival will be returning for it’s 9th staging in 2008 after a one year absence. The artist line-up for 2008 has not been finalized but the promoters of the festival are uging fans to vote for their favourite artists that they would like to see at ICM 2008 via the festival’s official website. ICM Fest, that will be held on Sunday, November 16 at the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park in Key Biscayne, Miami, Florida.

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Posted on 10th April 2008 by Reggaelifestyle

The official date for the third annual Port Royal Music Festival is November 7 - 9, 2008. The change of date from the usual month of August to November will enhance tourism in Jamaica for November, bringing more tourists to the island during this time. The planning and organizing for its third staging is well underway and this year’s event promises to exceed all expectations.

The festivities will begin with the Celebrity Party, followed by the Main Show and then Jazz on the Harbour. It is clear that this year’s event will capture “all the right elements of music, bringing a diverse line-up of activities” as Christopher Blythe explains Director of Paradise Communications. “As we develop a music festival in Kingston, Jamaica we plan to revive Port Royal and bring forth its once ritzy days, which will be envied by many, not only in Jamaica but the entire region as a festival of class and quality” he added. This years line-up will include genres from adult contemporary, pop, r&b, reggae and jazz just to name a few.

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Posted on 16th March 2008 by Reggaelifestyle

Black Entertainment Television (BET) has joined the Team Jamaica on the Road to Beijing campaign. The network is partnering with Team Jamaica Bickle and VP Records on the ‘Team Jamaica on the Road to Beijing’ reggae charity concert, to be held at Brooklyn College on April 20.

BET will be filming the event, which features reggae artistes Richie Stephens, Etana, Duane Stephenson, and Jamaican sports legend Donald Quarrie, and a host of other music and sport ambassadors, for airing on both BET and BETJ.

Proceeds from the charity staging will not only assist Team Jamaica Bickle with providing much needed support to the Island’s promising high school athletes competing at Penn Relays in April, but will also fund Jamaican athletes competing in the XXIX Olympics in Beijing this August.

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Posted on 15th March 2008 by Reggaelifestyle

If everything goes according to plan, later this year Jamaican music lovers could be in for a very special treat with the staging of Reggae in Symphony. This, according to one of the featured acts, Freddie McGregor, who along with John Holt constitute the main attraction on the stellar event that highlight reggae’s classical ingredients.

The first of two such gala concerts, highly ranked as “an evening of elegance” is set for Sunday, April 20 at the Broward Centre for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Started in London six years ago with the London Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Reggae in Symphony was last held in October 2007 at Brooklyn College, New York.
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Posted on 27th February 2008 by Reggaelifestyle

The music legend received the Reggae Icon Award posthumously Sunday during the 2008 Reggae Academy Awards. His widow, Rita Marley, accepted the award, held at Jamaica’s National Indoor Sport Centre in Kingston, from Prime Minister Bruce Golding.

The first-time event coincided with what Golding dubbed National Reggae Month in Jamaica. Another blowout event, the Smile Jamaica Africa-Unite concert on James Bond Beach Saturday, lasted almost 12 hours.

Rita Marley thanked international hotelier Chris Blackwell for believing in her husband and helping to launch the reggae singer to stardom. She remembers people warning Blackwell about trusting musicians from Trench Town, a ghetto in west Kingston. “Don’t give those guys any money. If you give them money, you will never see them again.”

Blackwell’s bet was right, and he was recognized by the academy with an award, presented by the island’s minister of culture, youth and sports, Olivia Grange.

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Posted on 27th February 2008 by Reggaelifestyle

Best Reggae Song - She’s Royal Omar ‘Tarrus’ Riley

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Posted on 17th February 2008 by Reggaelifestyle

When Erna Brodber discusses ‘Reggae as Black Space’, the distinctive burru drumming and voices of the University Singers fill the Assembly Hall, University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona campus, tomorrow evening, it will mark the beginning of an extensive blend of artistic endeavour and academia.

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Posted on 1st February 2008 by Reggaelifestyle

The Reggae Studies Unit of the University of the West Indies, Mona will host the Annual Bob Marley Lecture on Tuesday, February 5, at the Undercroft of the Senate Building. The lecture, The Full Has Never Been Told: Exploring Dancehall’s Moral Conscience, will be delivered by Dr Donna Hope. Vivien Goldmans The Book of Exodus: The Making and meaning of Bob Marley and the Wailers’ Album of the Century will also be launched. The double-bill programme begins at 6:00 pm.

Vivien Goldman is an adjunct professor of punk and reggae at New York University’s Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music. She has devoted much of her multi-faceted career to Afro-Caribbean and global music. [...]

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Posted on 30th January 2008 by Reggaelifestyle

The newly proclaimed ‘reggae month‘ will be getting its full dose of the king of reggae, Bob Marley, with the premiere of the documentary Africa Unite: A Celebration of The Vision of [...]

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