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THE ISLANDER – MY LIFE IN MUSIC AND BEYOND by Chris Blackwell

REVIEW by Barbara Blake Hannah   Chris Blackwell begins his autobiography with a story of how some Rastas once saved his life when he got lost while boating with friends in Kingston Harbour. It made me smile to read, as once when I was lost under the bitter hatred of British racism, Chris Blackwell gave…
Susan
August 3, 2022
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SKIP MARLEY ANNOUNCES FIRST US HEADLINE TOUR

THE 21-CITY US TOUR KICKS OFF MARCH 20thWATCH THE LET’S TAKE IT HIGHER DOCUMENTARY ON TIDAL HERESkip Marley has just announced his first US headline tour alongside the release of the Let’s Take It Higher documentary. The “Change” tour will kick off on March 20th in Tampa, Florida, and will make stops in New York,…
Susan
February 12, 2022
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Bob Marley Movie Casts Kingsley Ben-Adir As Music Icon

The long-awaited biopic based on the life of international music icon Bob Marley has now cast actor Kingsley Ben-Adir to portray the beloved singer in the upcoming Paramount Pictures film. The director of the recent Academy Award-nominated Best Picture film King Richard, director Reinaldo Marcus Green, is set to direct the high-profile project. Meanwhile, Cedella Marley, who is…
Susan
February 11, 2022
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SEAN PAUL & SIA DEBUT NEW SINGLE “DYNAMITE”

SEAN PAUL DEBUTS NEW SINGLE “DYNAMITE” FEATURING SIA LISTEN TO “DYNAMITE” HERE “hasn't lost his touch when it comes to crafting catchy club-fillers” – Billboard “The universe is held together by gravity, electromagnetism, and a worldwide adoration for the music of Sean Paul.” – The FADER Download Artwork HERE Today, the multi-award-winning and Billboard chart…
Susan
October 27, 2021
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People Power-Jesse Royal Ushers in Post Pandemic Reggae Revival

By Shelah Moody Photos by Lee Abel   “Music is service, so we live in service continually,” said conscious reggae singer Jesse Royal.     On Oct. 5, the “Modern Day Judas” singer, his dynamic Jamaican band and his younger brother  DJ Justus, of the Ft. Lauderdale based group Firm Music, brought positive vibes to the Independent…
Susan
October 13, 2021
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SKIP MARLEY releases new track “VIBE” featuring POPCAAN today!

RELEASES NEW TRACK, “VIBE” FEATURING POPCAAN TODAY VIA TUFF GONG/ ISLAND RECORDS ● LISTEN TO “VIBE” HERE ● WATCH THE LYRIC VIDEO HERE SKIP’S FIRST NEW MUSIC SINCE GRAMMY©-NOMINATED DEBUT PROJECT HIGHER PLACE FEATURING RIAA CERTIFIED GOLD #1 GLOBAL SMASH “SLOW DOWN” WITH H.E.R. LIVE SHOWS, INCLUDING ALL-STAR GLOBAL CITIZEN FESTIVAL (LAST WEEKEND), AUSTIN CITY LIMITS (TODAY AND 10/8) AND LIGHTS ON FESTIVAL IN BROOKLYN (10/21)   (Oct. 1, 2021…
Susan
October 1, 2021
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JUBBA WHITE set to release his long-awaited debut solo album MY RANDOM THOUGHTS on October 15

      For Immediate Release (September 30, 2021 - Kingston, Jamaica) - White Stone Productions is honored to announce the long-awaited debut album My Random Thoughts from award-winning drummer / producer / vocalist Jubba White to be released on October 15 on the White Stone Productions label distributed by Tuff Gong International.   The 11 track album will show the depth…
Susan
October 1, 2021
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Cedella Marley Kicks Off New Women’s Football Initiative

Cedella Marley Kicks Off New Women’s Football Initiative with International Friendly Between Jamaica and Costa Rica Cedella Marley, CEO of the Bob Marley Group of companies and Global Ambassador for the Jamaica Women’s Football Programme. Inaugural Football Is Freedom fundraising match takes place Sunday, October 24th at 5pm in Fort Lauderdale’s DRV PNK Stadium Cedella Marley (CEO of…
Susan
September 29, 2021
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Taj Weekes Wants us to Pause

Written By Maliika Walker    “Come out the water is safe, no need for testing. If you come out to late, we lose Investments.”  Taj Weekes, Crisis   Taj Weekes has returned to the music scene with a new album opus reflecting on the events affecting the world today titled, Pause.  This album is the…
Susan
September 14, 2021
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Robert “Dubwise” Browne Cliff Marley Tosh Album Review

Album Review By Jen Cheshire When I was asked to review “Cliff Marley Tosh” the latest album by Robert “Dubwise” Browne, I thought this would be difficult as it’s an instrumental album of covers of well-known songs by Jimmy Cliff, Bob Marley, and Peter Tosh. Dubwise is an acclaimed musician, from a talented musical family…
Susan
August 16, 2021
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Thievery Corporation in Denver

By Angela Agnew After a very long year and a half live music is back and it was well worth the wait! The show opener Mike Love was returning to Levitt Pavilion after a rained out show in June. Their loss was our gain! Unlike the last show, umbrellas were not needed, the weather was…
Susan
August 3, 2021
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Busy Signal drops Bruk Dung Di Bed single and video

BUSY SIGNAL DROPS "BRUK DUNG DI BED" ON TRI-CIRCLE RIDDIM EP DANCEHALL SUPERSTAR DELIVERS EYE-POPPING NEW VISUALS NEW RIDDIM FROM NUH RUSH RECORDS (DISTRIBUTED BY TUFF GONG INTERNATIONAL) ALSO FEATURES JOVI DIPREE https://youtu.be/I31AFzC9euo https://youtu.be/I31AFzC9euo For immediate release: July 21, 2021 Jamaican dancehall superstar Busy Signal continues his hot streak this summer with the release of…
Susan
July 22, 2021
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H.E.R. ANNOUNCES NEW YORK CITY “LIGHTS ON FESTIVAL” ON OCTOBER 21-22 AT LEGENDARY BARCLAYS CENTER

FOUR-TIME GRAMMY AWARD WINNER & ACADEMY AWARD WINNER H.E.R. ANNOUNCES NEW YORK CITY “LIGHTS ON FESTIVAL” TO TAKE PLACE ACROSS TWO DAYS ON OCTOBER 21-22 AT BROOKLYN’S LEGENDARY BARCLAYS CENTER FEATURING HEADLINING SET BY H.E.R. & FRIENDS AS WELL AS SUPERSTARS MAXWELL, BRYSON TILLER, & MORE RECENTLY ANNOUNCED BAY AREA “LIGHTS ON FESTIVAL” ON SEPTEMBER 18-19…
Susan
July 22, 2021
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HIS EXCELLENCY Taj Weekes

A Siren Is A Sign Of Crisis   CRISIS is the first single and video from the 7th studio album by critically acclaimed social activist and lyricist, Taj Weekes. The single and video drops on Friday July 16th, and will be followed by the “PAUSE” album, scheduled for release on August 9. As a songwriter, recording…
Susan
July 19, 2021
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International Acts Shatta Wale and Stylo G Join Badda General and ZJ Liquid for Explosive ‘Barrel Remix’

Kingston, Jamaica -- April 2021 (Acclaim PR) -- As if the “Barrel” couldn’t get anymore packed with treats, Badda General and ZJ Liquid have been joined by international acts Shatta Wale and Stylo G — respectively the Ghanaian and British “Kings of Reggae Dancehall” — for the new “Barrel Remix,” which embodies music greatness!  The April release, produced…
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April 16, 2021
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Sean Paul Release Visuals For Single “Everest”

Featuring Masicka And Skilibeng via FADER PREMIERE New York, NY, April 16th 2021. Coming on the heels of the release of his seventh studio album, ‘Live N Livin’, Sean Paul is ready to release the visuals for one of his tracks “Everest” featuring dancehall artistes Masicka and Skillibeng. Directed by Kieran Khan Productions, Everest was shot in…
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April 16, 2021
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Sean Paul’s “Live N Livin”Album Review

Written By Jen Cheshire “'Live N Livin' is one of two albums from the multi-award-winning Jamaican dancehall star, Sean Paul, offering a collaboration over confrontation undertone that showcases unity in Dancehall. The album was inspired by the perception of members of the music industry that dancehall is dead, instead, Sean Paul believes dancehall is alive…
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March 24, 2021
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A Conversation With Sean Paul

Uptown Rude Boy Returns to Conscious Music with New Album “Live N Livin.” By Shelah Moody  Buju is a hero to me— someone I’ve looked up to throughout his career. When he was incarcerated, I was able to visit him twice; just to give him the strength; just to tell him that no one has…
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March 22, 2021
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Meet Carlos Vives

Getting to know Carlos Vives! Island Stage first learned about Carlos Vives in 2020 after Ziggy Marley shared his featured collaboration with Vives on the track "El Hilo" from Vives recent album release, Cumbiana. We caught up with Carlos for a quick Q & A. With more than 20 million albums sold worldwide, Carlos Vives…
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March 17, 2021