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Buju Banton

Many Rastafarians do not celebrate personal birthdays. Global reggae music star Buju Banton, whose real name is Mark Myrie, may fall into that group’s majority – according to the artiste’s long-time collaborator, music producer Donovan Germaine....
Swedish reggae fan Amanda Elfstrand (left) and her companion enjoying the ambience at Mawnin Medz.

Western Bureau: While Reggae Sumfest is set to feature close to 50 of the biggest names in reggae and dancehall, if one should go by the responses from many of the overseas fans pouring into the island for the one-week festival, it would appear...
The late Gregory Isaacs on the main stage during day three of the 2010 Big Chill festival at Eastnor Castle Deer Park near Ledbury in Herefordshire.

Gregory Anthony Isaacs, OD, reggae’s undeniably ‘Cool Ruler’, would have celebrated his 69th birthday today, and according to his widow, June, he had a birthday ritual that he would follow, and a huge part of that involved a birthday cake – or...

A live band smoothly transitions from Chronixx’s Legend to Freddie McGregor’s I Was Born A Winner, and a sense of pride and accomplishment pervades the air. Then comes a remake of Busy Signal’s Stay So, quite the jump but still fitting to the...

Dennis Brown was just 12, going on 13, when he emerged on the entertainment scene in a most unusual way. He grew up with his father, Arthur, a scriptwriter and actor who took young Dennis along with him to many of his performances. The influence of...

Coincidentally, NDTC’s 57th anniversary aligns with Jamaica’s 57th anniversary of independence from the British empire. As a matter of course, the company will show appreciation of the nation’s popular culture by reviving choreography from the...

The Rita Marley Foundation, Jamaica, recently announced the winners of its inaugural songwriting competition, which targetted students attending high schools across Jamaica. The theme, ‘Strong Black Women and Their Role in History’ which was...

Western Bureau: Two dazzling young entertainers, Skinny Fabulous, the energetic soca artiste from St Vincent & the Grenadines; and Stylo G, the Spanish Town-born reggae fusion recording artiste who is based in Britain, will spearhead the delivery...

Senior FAME FM disc jockey DJ Denvo recently conducted a one-week disc jockey summer camp geared at teaching youth to create rhythms. “One of the things I’ve noticed with the kids is that they have shown enthusiasm for music. They’re now working...

This Jamaican artiste spiced up his reggae music offering with personable lyrics and memorable hooks, and with a name that signifies his love for the environment, Nature – or Nature Ellis as he currently goes by – has used elements of nature as...
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