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04 January 2013 Written by

Reggae Music Is Dieing

IT was slow going in terms of chart action and sales for Jamaican pop music in 2012. But for a minor hit, dancehall/reggae was off the radar. December figures from American sales monitor SoundScan presented a dismal picture with no album by a contemporary Jamaican artiste selling 5,000 copies in…

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15 December 2012 Written by

Reggae Comes to Brooklyn

The new Barclays Center was the venue for Wednesday's BioLife Sounds of Reggae Concert with headliners Beres Hammond, Ali Campbell, Shaggy, and Maxi Priest. And what a smasher it was. Rapper Jay-Z and superstar Barbara Streisand are just two of the performers who have played sold-out dates at the new…

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Following the recent announcement of a Grammy nomination for Best Reggae Album, prominent Jamaican producers, Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare are mixing their creative juices once more to help prop up a promising new Reggae act. Sly and Robbie have produced a large catalogue of hits and one of their…

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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. 

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A British DJ renowned for his knowledge of reggae has resigned from a leading commercial radio station in protest over what he called its "continued marginalisation" of the genre. David Rodigan said he was leaving Kiss FM after 22 years "with great sadness" after being moved to a midnight slot.…

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24 November 2012 Written by

Reggae Bands Are Disappearing

French reggae band Dub Inc was recently in India as part of the India Music Week. The eight-member group played in Mumbai, New Delhi and Bengaluru. Formed in 1997, the group also has a documentary to their name — The Rude Boy Story (directed by Kamir Meridja) that captures the…

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