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Third World lead singer, Bunny Rugs passes away

Bunny Rugs passes awayThe Reggae world has lost another of its patriarchs after Third World lead singer, William ‘Bunny Rugs’ Clarke passed away Sunday night after a long battle with leukemia.Clarke, who was set to turn 66 on Thursday, passed away at his home in Orlando, FL, according to friends and collegues of the singer. A week earlier, he was in hospital receiving treatment for the cancerous disease and had been in intensive care.

Regarded as one of the most profound and distinct voices in Reggae music history, Clarke started his career at just 15 years old and worked with popular Reggae band, Inner Circle as well as prominent producer, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry. The Mandeville-born artist then became a member of Third World, one of the most popular Reggae bands in history, spending 31 years with the group.

While part of the group, they issued classics such as Now that We Found Love, Always Around, Committed and Try Jah Love, the latter co-written alongside legendary American singer, Stevie Wonder, who performed with the band at Reggae Sunsplash in 1981.

Those songs and others were chart-toppers in several countries, particularly gaining acclaim on American and British singles charts. The band, which also featured the likes of Michael ‘Ibo’ Cooper, Stephen ‘Cat’ Coore, Colin Leslie and many more, dropped several hit albums while signed to Island Records including 96 Degrees of Shade (1977), Journey To Addis (1978) and received six Best Reggae Album Grammy nominations for later projects such as Serious Business, Committed, Live It Up and Ain’t Givin’ Up, though they never emerged with an Grammy award.

In a statement Monday morning, Jamaica’s minister of youth and culture, Lisa Hanna said of Clarke, “I am sad that Bunny Rugs has passed away and we will no longer be able to go to a venue to watch him perform with his beloved Third World. However, I am grateful and proud of his contribution to music. He was a true Reggae ambassador who, along with the rest of Third World, brought Jamaica’s music to the world.”

“Bunny Rugs’ voice was distinct. He had a charisma and stage presence that were spell-binding, with a smile that was vibrant. I personally will never forget him singing ‘Try Jah Love’ and ’96 Degrees in the Shade.’ Today, I offer condolences to Bunny Rugs’ family including his musical brothers in Third World.”

Clarke’s death comes as Jamaica celebrates Reggae month, which celebrates the country’s most popular genre and the stars of that genre, including Bob Marley, who was born on the same day as the Third World star.

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9 Mile Music Festival – Bob Marley Movement 18th Annual – Sat March 12th 2012

Event Details

Formerly known as the Caribbean FestivalThe Annual 9 Mile Music Festival is also a canned food drive to help feed the hungry in South Florida and rural parts of Jamaica. Created in order to fill the demand for an event to celebrate and pay tribute to the life of the legendary Bob Marley, this daylong festival generates at least 11,000 fans annually. The festival also features a wide variety of international food as well as an arts and crafts marketplace, and a main stage, which is used for the facilitation of a plethora of live entertainers.

Four canned goods are required by all patrons.

Please help feed the less fortunate!

Special performances by

  • Stephen “Ragga” Marley
  • Damian “Jr Gong” Marley
  • Julian MarleyKy-Mani Marley
  • Thievery Corporation
  • Slightly Stoopid
  • Major Lazer
  • Inner Circle
  • Kevens
  • and many more

Food Drive

Bob Marley Movement of Jah People’s Caribbean Festival is not only a music festival but a humanitarian effort to feed the hungry.  For the past 17 years, we have asked our patrons to help us keep the spirit and message of Bob Marley alive by contributing to our Food Drive.  To date, the festival has collected over 1 million canned goods to benefit other charitable organizations dedicated to the eradication of hunger and malnutrition throughout the state of Florida.  This year our Food Drive will benefit Curley’s House, an organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life for low-to-moderate income individuals, families, the elderly, youth-at-risk, the abused and HIV/AIDS infected individuals by providing bulk food product to needy residents.  To find out more information, please visit www.curleyshouseinc.com.

When

Saturday, March 12th

Where

Bayfront Park
301 N. Biscayne Blvd. 33132
Miami, FL, United States

Cost

  • $58.00 General Admission + 4 canned goods
  • $170.00 VIP + 4 canned goods
  • Kids 12 and under get in free

Ticket Info

Purchase tickets online here or at these vendors below:

 

Juney’s Restaurant 

18400 N.W. 2nd Avenue, Miami, 33169

305.654.2955

Barbican Square 

11030 Pembroke Road, Miramar, 33025

954.885.5422

Reggae N Things 

7851 W. Sample Road, Coral Springs, 33065

954.255.3280

Jamaica Kitchen 

8736 S.W. 72st Street, Miami, 33173

305.596.2585

Condom USA 

3066 Grand Avenue, Coconut Grove, 33133

305.445.7729

Uncle Sams 

1141 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, 33139

305.532.0973

Caribbean Delite Rest 

9491 S.W. 160th Street, Miami, 33157

305.254.6606

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Video: The Reggae Wave – Inner Circle


January 12th marked the beginning of “The Reggae Wave” project at Circle Village . In attendance were representatives of Jahfe, Fourth Dimension, Roots Shakedown, Spred The Dub, Skafyah and Stampede Movement as well as Inner Circle, Lance O of Kultcha Shok and Abebe Lewis of The Abebe Lewis Marketing & Branding Group. Members of Inner Circle as well as Abebe Lewis and Lance O addressed the bands on a collaborative project entitled “The Reggae Wave”. The Reggae Wave will allow the bands to expand their fanbase and create a movement or “wave” outside of their respective “hotspots” by contributing to a compilation EP that will be available to fans for free via physical product and viral partnerships. The compilation EP would allow the bands to cross promote each other which we believe would strengthen the reggae roots movement and lead to a subsequent Summer Tour of Florida, and beyond.

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MP3 | Inner Circle featuring Casely, Beenie Man & Brisco – Da Bomb (Remix)

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The legendary Inner Circle team up with Beenie Man, Casely and Brisco for a remix to their song “Da Bomb”. Shouts out to Abebe!!! Listen/download below…

Inner Circle – Da Bomb
featuring Casely, Beenie Man & Brisco

DOWNLOAD:Inner Circle "Da Bomb Remix" (141)

Via: The305

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