Posts made in April, 2010

Toots mixes it up again with new album

Posted by on Apr 30, 2010 in Blog, Jamaican Music, Toots and the Maytals | 0 comments

Toots mixes it up again with new album By CURTIS ROSS | The Tampa Tribune Published: April 29, 2010 Toots Hibbert describes "Flip & Twist," the new Toots & the Maytals' album, as "R&B, gospel, some country style and a little rock & roll." And, of course, reggae. The mixture of styles he mentions, in fact, sounds similar to the one that made Hibbert one of the major figures in Jamaican music. Hibbert, 64, and the original Maytals -- Henry "Raleigh" Gordon and Nathaniel "Jerry" McCarthy -- helped bring reggae into existence with a string of late '60s and early '70s singles...

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Localspice: growing Jamaica one pouch at a time

Posted by on Apr 30, 2010 in Blog, Jamaican Food, Jamaican Recipes | 0 comments

Localspice: growing Jamaica one pouch at a time

Don't forget - you can find the link to Localspice on our Jamaican "Groceries" page! I wish them great success. Support the farmers! Localspice: growing Jamaica one pouch at a time Published: Monday | April 26, 2010 Nashauna Drummond, Lifestyle Coordinator Fraternal twins Marvin and Marlon Stuart are on a mission to grow Jamaica, one pouch at a time. While there may be conflicting reports about who is older, there is no conflict about what they hope to achieve with their Localspice Complete Seasoning. A paste of allspice, scallion, hot pepper, salt, thyme and black pepper, one pouch takes...

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29th annual Int’l Reggae & World Music Awards: Sunday, May 2, in New York

Posted by on Apr 30, 2010 in Blog, Festivals/Events, Jamaican Music | 0 comments

Top Reggae, Soca Acts to Descend On Queens, NY CaribWorldNews, QUEENS, NY, Fri. April 30, 2010 Southeast Queens, New York is set to come alive with the music of the Caribbean this weekend, as reggae and soca takes center stage at the 29th annual International Reggae & World Music Awards. Sean Paul, Machel Montano, Julian Marley, Gramps Morgan, Queen Ifrica and Tarrus Riley, Tony Rebel, Alison Hinds, Barbee, Dean Fraser, the New Kingston Band, Mutabaruka, and Brigadier Jerry are among the nominees and scheduled performers for the event, set for Sunday, May 2 at York College Performing...

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Ian Fleming, Goldeneye Jamaica, and James Bond Beach

Posted by on Apr 30, 2010 in Blog, Jamaica beaches, Jamaica Travel, St. Mary Jamaica | 0 comments

It is said that Ian Fleming, who created the world's best known secret agent, loved Jamaica and appreciated the privacy he enjoyed there to do his writing. He not only wrote all of his James Bond novels there but three of them have Jamaican settings - Dr. No, Live and Let Die, and The Man With the Golden Gun, as well as the short story, Octopussy. Fleming was a British naval intelligence officer turned newspaper man. After World War II, having fallen in love with Jamaica (see article below), he asked a friend to find a dream home for him there and the friend did exactly that - found a...

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Bob Marley’s “Legend (Rarities Edition)” Is Released

Posted by on Apr 29, 2010 in Blog, Bob Marley, Jamaican Music, Marley | 0 comments

Bob Marley’s “Legend (Rarities Edition)” Is Released

Bob Marley's "Legend (Rarities Edition)" Is Released By Carl Bookstein Kingston : Jamaica | Apr 28, 2010 The rarities edition of Bob Marley and the Wailers' greatest hits album "Legend" was released this week. Bob Marley, in his short lifetime, was a magnetic performer and a prolific songwriter - the undisputed King of Reggae music. "Legend (rarities edition)", originally issued as the second disc of the 2 CD deluxe version of the album, is now available on its own. Amazon.com Widgets Released in 1984, 3 years after Marley's death at age 36, "Legend" is reggae's best-selling album ever,...

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