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876-411 Review Show – Kaci Fennell fifth at Miss Universe and Bob Marley’s 70th anniversary

Blessings everyone and welcome to a brand new episode of the live, online Jamaican entertainment show, the 876-411 Review Show, hosted by Marc Brown. In this edition of the show, we look at the controversy surrounding Kaci Fennell’s placement at the Miss Universe pageant on January 25, as well as the upcoming 70th anniversary of […]

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Anniversary edition of Bob Marley’s ‘Legend’ album released

Marking 30 years since the release of Bob Marley’s most popular posthumous album, Legend, Universal Music Enterprises (UME) are celebrating the anniversary by releasing a special CD and blu-ray edition of the compilation. Initially released in May 1984, Legend sold over 25 million copies globally and was named in the top 50 of Rolling Stone […]

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Tessanne Chin marches on to ‘The Voice’ semifinal

Tessanne Chin’s desire to become the first Jamaican musician to win an American music talent show is another step closer to being fulfilled after advancing the semi-final round of The Voice thanks to two top quality performances. The gentle songstress is now in the top five, receiving the third most votes overall following renditions of […]

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Deluxe version of Bob Marley’s ‘Kaya’ released to mark 35th anniversary

It has now been 35 years since “Kaya,” the legendary album from universally-regarded Reggae icons, Bob Marley and The Wailers was released and now, fans can enjoy it in a whole new light as a deluxe edition of the compilation has been released. On Tuesday, Universal Music Enterprises released “Kaya: 35th Anniversary Deluxe Edition,” a double album featuring 24 re-mastered tracks, […]

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Bob Marley Grammy tribute gets mixed reviews from Jamaican music lovers

It was billed as one of the greatest tributes ever to an iconic musician; however fans and music lovers were left with mixed feelings following Sunday night’s honorary performance at the 55th Grammy Awards, dedicated to late Reggae legend, Bob Marley. Word of this planned event broke late last week after a picture emerged of […]

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Luciano blasts young musicians for making degrading content

The self-professed ‘Messenger of Reggae,’ Luciano has a big issue with the current state of Jamaican music, taking aim at younger artistes for what he calls the demise of positive lyrical content within Reggae/Dancehall music. Speaking with Bermudan newspaper, The Royal Gazette earlier this week, the veteran singer chastised emerging acts for pushing messages of […]

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Celebratory events planned to celebrate Bob Marley this week

With Jamaica set to celebrate what would have the 68th birthday of late Reggae legend, Bob Marley, telecommunications giant, Digicel plans to host a number of events culminating the Reggae legend’s life and times. On Wednesday, Digicel will sponsor events scheduled to take place at the Bob Marley museum that morning, including a Masters vs. […]

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‘Marley’ cops NAACP award nomination

Marley, the highly-acclaimed documentary recapping the life and music of Reggae icon,Bob Marley, has secured another nomination for a major international award. The documentary, directed by British filmmaker, Kevin Macdonald recently copped a nomination for next year’s National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Image Awards. Marley is up for the Outstanding Documentary (Theatrical of Television)award, which features contenders […]

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Reggae Golden Jubilee

Edward Seaga to release album celebrating Jamaica 50 next month

One of Jamaica’s longest tenured politicians has been delving into the world of music as he looks set to release a new album commemorating Jamaica’s 50th anniversary as an independent nation. Former Jamaican Prime Minister, Edward Seaga, will be releasing a 100-song box set entitled, Reggae Golden Jubilee: The Origin of Jamaican Music via New York-based record label, VP Records. […]

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Sean Paul becomes first Jamaican artiste to reach 100 million views on YouTube

Though prominent Dancehall/Reggae superstar, Sean Paul may not be reaping the rewards he hoped for in the United States regarding his latest album, the entertainer has scored a major milestone through the North American country’s biggest video-sharing outlet. The official video for Got 2 Luv U, the chart-topping single from Sean Paul and American pop […]

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Marley and Me

New edition of popular Marley book set for release on singer’s birthday

One of the most popular and controversial books documenting the life of late Jamaican Reggae legend, Bob Marley will hit the shelves for a second time in the New Year. Marley and Me: The Real Bob Marley Story has been scheduled for a February 2013 re-release by Kingston-based publishing house, LMH Publishing. The second edition […]

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Portia Simpson-Miller condemns Mugabe’s comments

The Prime Minister of Jamaica, Portia Simpson-Miller has finally broken her silence regarding recent comments made by Zimbabwean president, Robert Mugabe about her country. As reported on Monday, Mugabe allegedly made a number of controversial assertions about Jamaican while speaking to a number of business people, government official and dignitaries during the Research and Intellectual […]

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Zimbabwe president allegedly labels Jamaicans as drunkards, weed smokers

Many Jamaicans who go overseas will tell you that they’re often confronted with the stereotypes that people from the island either smoke or drink often. Those labels apparently have been slapped on Jamaicans by one of Africa’s most revered leaders. Robert Mugabe, the president of Zimbabwe, reportedly took shots at Jamaicans at a recent university […]

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Mp3: Lutan Fyah Ft Freeky – God Watch Ova Wi

DOWNLOAD: CONTRIBUTED BY PIA JORDINE. Olihile ‘FREEKY’ Afrika is an African reggae artiste that was born in a township south of Johannesburg, South Africa. His name ‘Freeky’ is origin from Sotho (one of the tribes found in South Africa). He was musically incline and dominantly played the bass guitar within his teenage years; and contributed […]

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Marcus Garvey’s words continue to resonate throughout Jamaican music

“A reading man and woman is a ready man and woman, but a writing man and woman is exact,” the words of a true revolutionary who not only inspired his people to break through barriers, but a genre to serve as a conduit for said people seeking hope and success within an increasingly complicated system. […]

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Bob Marley earns new Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

Reggae music’s greatest icon has posthumously captured another accolade after receiving a new Lifetime Achievement Award Grammy recently. Legendary Reggae singer, Bob Marley earned a replacement version of the same lifetime achievement award that he initially copped in 2001. According to reports, Recording Academy personnel recently visited Jamaica and later noticed that the original version […]

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