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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…
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August 3, 2022
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JUDGEMENT I-taweh Album Review

Sista Irie: Reggae Photojournalist, Reggae Radio DJ   “Judgement” the album just released by singer-songwriter, guitarist and bassist, I-taweh, is as much a biographical statement as it is a deep rooted Rasta reasoning. I-taweh meticulously crafts the yin yang sequence of life, acknowledging oppression, Babylonian entrapment and insidiousness of poverty while emphasizing hope and faith…
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February 13, 2017
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Midnight Raver’s “One Dance” Album Review

Review by Midnight Raver Groundation lyricist and front-man Harrison Stafford takes back to Jamdown on 'One Dance,' the new album featuring legendary reggae musicians Leroy “Horsemouth” Wallace (drums),  Errol “Flabba Holt” Carter (bass), Lloyd “Obeah” Denton (keyboards), and Dalton Browne (guitar).  Perhaps the most authentic non-Jamaican reggae musician on the planet, Stafford has earned the respect of…
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May 23, 2016
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MORGAN HERITAGE LIVE AT B.B. KINGS NYC 11/7/13

By Lisa Lamarre When I found out Morgan Heritage was coming to New York City, I knew I had to be there no matter what! I've been a fan for quite some time and dying to see them live. I honestly didn't get into listening to full studio albums until recent years, so I made…
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December 3, 2013
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Bob Marley: Making of a Legend

“I will never be a politician nor will I ever think political. Just deal with life and nature.” Bob Marley Review & Interview by: Maliika Walker- Island Stage Freelance Writer I didn’t know what to expect when I attended the Brooklyn screening of the documentary, Bob Marley:Making of a Legend. I began hearing about the…
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August 12, 2013
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Reincarnated Documentary -Recap & Review

Written by Maliika Walker-Island Stage Reincarnated is defined as, "to be re-born in a new body." When Calvin Broadus aka Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion announced that Reincarnated was the name of his forthcoming documentary and album I have to admit I was more than skeptical. Yes, I was judging him. After all, this is…
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April 25, 2013
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MARLEY.. The Island Stage Review

Yesterday was a good day! A friend of mine hooked me up with a pass to see the screening of "Marley", the much anticipated docu-film which opens on 4/20/12 in theaters. I grabbed a couple of close friends and off we went! I was wondering what the crowd would be like and hoping that there…
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April 13, 2012