Reggae Artistes

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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Westmoreland Curry Festival 2013 | Jamaica | Sunday, April 28

Posted by on Apr 25, 2013 in Beenie Man, Blog, Curry Chicken/Goat, Jamaica Things to Do, Jamaica Travel, Tifa, Westmoreland Curry Festival, Westmoreland Jamaica | 2 comments

Westmoreland Curry Festival 2013 | Jamaica | Sunday, April 28

Love curry chicken? Curry goat? Head to the Westmoreland Curry Festival this weekend! The Westmoreland Curry Festival 2013 is the premier annual curry food show in the Caribbean and this will be Westmoreland's 13th annual event. It's a major fundraiser for the Manning's School and other worthy charities in Westmoreland Parish. Over 10,000 local and international visitors patronize the festival every year. The festival is a family fun-fest with face painting, a children's play area, and craft and vendor booths. It appeals to adults as well with enjoyable evening music entertainment by popular...

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Beres Hammond to get key to the city at Miami music festival – Caribbean360

Posted by on Apr 18, 2013 in Beres Hammond, Blog, Festivals/Events | 0 comments

Beres Hammond to get key to the city at Miami music festival – Caribbean360

Beres Hammond to get key to the city at Miami music festival FLORIDA, United States, Tuesday April 16, 2013 – Veteran reggae star Beres Hammond will be honoured by the City Of Miami with the key to the city, which will be presented by Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones, at this year’s Best Of The Best music festival. The legendary Jamaican singer will also be presented with a Congressional Proclamation by Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson for his many musical and philanthropic contributions over the last three decades. The international Reggae star will also feature as one of the headline...

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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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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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