Jamaican Music

R.I.P. William ‘Bunny Rugs’ Clarke | Reggae Icon with a Sense of Purpose

Posted by on Feb 4, 2014 in Blog, Jamaican Music, Third World | 0 comments

R.I.P. William ‘Bunny Rugs’ Clarke | Reggae Icon with a Sense of Purpose

  Thanks for the Memories, Bunny Rugs! With great sadness, I learned of the passing over the weekend of William "Bunny Rugs" Clarke, lead vocalist of the legendary Jamaican reggae band, Third World, and one of my all-time favorites. He shared a birthday with Bob Marley (February 6) and died on February 2, 2014 at his home in Orlando, Florida, following a bout with leukemia, just a few days shy of his 66th birthday. He is survived by his wife and 8 children. Born in Mandeville and raised in East Kingston, Clarke often credited his father, an Anglican preacher, for his vocal talent and...

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Tessanne Chin Represents Jamaican Diversity | This gal can SING!

Posted by on Dec 4, 2013 in Blog, Jamaican Music, Reggae Artistes, Tessanne Chin | 0 comments

Tessanne Chin Represents Jamaican Diversity | This gal can SING!

Jamaican-born Tessanne Chin has been sending chills down our spines with her powerful vocal performances on this season's The Voice reality TV show in the USA. Unless you live in a cave, you must have noticed the attention this young, soulful singer-songwriter is getting. At the auditions, all four The Voice coaches spun around in their seats within the first few bars of her rendition of "Cry" by the artist Pink (watch below!), and begged her to join their teams. Many artists don't even get one single judge to turn around! Tessanne selected Maroon 5 front man Adam Levine. Not only is Levine...

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Third World at Reggae Fest in Lake Worth FL this weekend

Posted by on Apr 12, 2013 in Blog, Festivals/Events, Jamaican Music, Third World | 0 comments

Third World at Reggae Fest in Lake Worth FL this weekend

Reggae Fest to be held in Lake Worth By Willie Howard Palm Beach Post Staff Writer LAKE WORTH — The 15th annual Reggae Fest is expanding to three days this year and is set for Friday through Sunday at Bryant Park. More than 10,000 attended Reggae Fest last year, making it the second most popular event in the city behind the Street Painting Festival in February, said Jaene Miranda, chief executive officer of the Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce, which organizes the annual spring music festival. Miranda expects attendance to reach 15,000 this year with the addition of a third day...

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Bud Light Reggae Festival at Sugarloaf this Weekend | April 11-14 in Maine

Posted by on Apr 11, 2013 in Blog, Festivals/Events, Jamaican Music | 0 comments

Bud Light Reggae Festival at Sugarloaf this Weekend | April 11-14 in Maine

Bud Light Reggae Festival at Sugarloaf - Event set for April 11-14 UPDATED 12:00 AM EDT Apr 11, 2013 CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine —Nothing quite goes together as well as spring skiing and reggae music. Though its roots are far from the hills of New England, the reggae beat resonates across ridgelines at Sugarloaf each spring and it is the resort's signature event. To me, it is perhaps the East's best spring skiing celebration, and right now there are lots of pond skimming, bump-fests around. This year is the 25th anniversary of the annual Bud Light Reggae Festival, set for April 11-14. Last...

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Reggae icon Dennis Brown receives Jamaica’s Order of Distinction

Posted by on Oct 17, 2011 in Blog, Dennis Brown, Jamaican Music | 0 comments

Reggae icon Dennis Brown receives Jamaica’s Order of Distinction

"Dennis Emmanuel Brown ... I would have to say ... joy." ~ Damien Marley Reggae music icon, Dennis Brown, was recognized by the Jamaican Government today, on National Heroes Day, for his outstanding musical achievements. The Order of Distinction, Commander Class, was bestowed posthumously on Dennis Emmanuel Brown, who was dubbed the "Crown Prince of Reggae" by none other than Bob Marley. Marley was always adamant that Dennis Brown was the best reggae singer in the world, and his favorite. It's about damn time, I say!! And what a PERFECT description by Damien Marley. "Joy" is exactly the...

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This weekend!| Negril’s Smirnoff Dream Weekend 2011

Posted by on Jul 26, 2011 in ATI Weekend, Dancehall, Festivals/Events, Jamaican Music, Negril Jamaica, Negril Smirnoff Dream Weekend, Westmoreland Jamaica | 0 comments

You can also buy tickets online (see link @ end of post). Visit Negril Dream Weekend for local ticket outlets. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Smirnoff Dream Weekend is one of the staple events on the annual entertainment calendar and is scheduled for July 29-August 1. It boasts seven of the most premium events including Extreme Wet n Wild, Daydreams, Yush, Twisted Spirits, Smirnoff Xclusive, Smirnoff Flavours and Bere Vibes. This year there will be a total of 8 events on the Smirnoff Dream Weekend armband. A new addition this year is the option to buy one of several "Diamond Experience" packages which gives...

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