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Eco-music festival in St Elizabeth this Saturday July 2

Posted by on Jun 30, 2011 in Dancehall, Festivals/Events, Jamaica Travel, Jamaican crafts, Jamaican Culture, Jamaican Food, Jamaican Music, Lovers' Rock, Reggae Artistes, Roots Reggae, St. Elizabeth Jamaica, Stevie Face | 0 comments

If you're in the area of St. Elizabeth Jamaica this weekend, take the family to this fun new festival and enjoy a swim or a nature walk to the waterfalls. There will also be a Grand Market, Jamaican food and crafts & a stage show. It's all taking place at RivFalls, Maggotty, St. Elizabeth on Saturday, July 2nd, between 8AM and 2AM. Adults $1500, after 5 $2000. VIP PRESOLD $3500 - 21 & over, Children 12 and under FREE, Children 12 - 16 all day $500, 17 & over $1000. Eco-music festival for St Bess this Saturday A number of Jamaican artistes are going green. They are billed to...

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Richie Spice Returns with Book Of Job

Posted by on Jan 30, 2011 in Jamaican Music, Reggae Artistes, Richie Spice, Roots Reggae | 0 comments

Richie Spice Returns With Book Of Job Friday, 28 January 2011 Reggae culture sensation Richie Spice is back with a brand new collection of signature hits on his new album Book Of Job, in stores and online on March 15, 2011. This, his fifth studio effort, is packed with 12 tracks of socially conscious roots reggae tunes that have made the entertainer an international staple for reggae lovers worldwide. Spice chose Book of Job as the title because of his commitment to creating uplifting music, which is as unwavering as Job's faith was while enduring his many hardships. "A whole heap of things...

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Nice TIME bio on Gregory Isaacs, the ‘Cool Ruler’

Posted by on Nov 24, 2010 in Dancehall, Gregory Isaacs, Jamaica News, Jamaican Music, Lovers' Rock, Reggae Artistes, Roots Reggae | 0 comments

The Death of Gregory Isaacs: Jamaica Mourns a Reggae Legend By Pat Roxborough-Wright / Kingston Friday, Nov. 19, 2010 Unless you're a reggae devotee, you might have assumed that the heyday of Jamaica's most famous music ended with the death of the legendary Bob Marley in 1981. After that, Marley's elegance seemed to have been overtaken by the louder and often lewder strains of dancehall reggae. But the thousands gathering to bid farewell to Gregory Isaacs this weekend know better: thanks to Isaacs' silky vocals and stage mastery — he was called the "Cool Ruler" — the reggae born at the time...

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Isaacs sent home in style

Posted by on Nov 11, 2010 in Blog, Gregory Isaacs, Jamaican Music, Reggae & UK, Roots Reggae | 0 comments

Isaacs sent home in style Published: Thursday | November 11, 2010 London, United Kingdom: Reggae legend Gregory Isaacs once again took superstar billing as hundreds of well-wishers, rather than mourners, celebrated his life in unique style in London yesterday. A sunny, crisp autumn day set the stage for the Cool Ruler's final appearance in the city he regarded as his second home. The All Saints Anglican Church in Harrow Weald, North London, was packed to the rafters as passionate, reflective tributes flowed from those who knew and loved the singer. The Gregory Isaacs All Star band played all...

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