Row over Bob Marley’s Music (again).
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According to Barbados’ Nation News and the Jamaica Observer, two music companies are preparing for a legal battle over Bob Marley’s songs. Chris Blackwell’s Blue Mountain Music is set to defend their alleged misattribution, and diversion of income, among other things, in an attempt to retrieve “No Woman, No Cry” and other songs against plaintiff Cayman Music. The landmark trial date is set for May 12, 2014.
Cayman Music is the original, long-standing publisher for Bob Marley, one of the most successful reggae artistes of all time. They represented his catalogue from 1967 to late 1976. The defendants are the publishing arm of Island Records and sometime publisher of Bob Marley titles, from the mid-1970s to his death in May 1981.
Both publishers retain some of Marley’s work. Plaintiff Cayman Music was the publisher at the time the song was written but it was attributed to Vincent Ford, in an alleged “misattribution”. The move denied…[Full article HERE]
April 21, 2014

Row over Bob Marley’s Music (again).

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According to Barbados’ Nation News and the Jamaica Observer, two music companies are preparing for a legal battle over Bob Marley’s songs. Chris Blackwell’s Blue Mountain Music is set to defend their alleged misattribution, and diversion of income, among other things, in an attempt to retrieve “No Woman, No Cry” and other songs against plaintiff Cayman Music. The landmark trial date is set for May 12, 2014.

Cayman Music is the original, long-standing publisher for Bob Marley, one of the most successful reggae artistes of all time. They represented his catalogue from 1967 to late 1976. The defendants are the publishing arm of Island Records and sometime publisher of Bob Marley titles, from the mid-1970s to his death in May 1981.

Both publishers retain some of Marley’s work. Plaintiff Cayman Music was the publisher at the time the song was written but it was attributed to Vincent Ford, in an alleged “misattribution”. The move denied…[Full article HERE]

Tribute to a Salsa Singer
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Muralists in the Bronx are honoring the salsa singer Cheo Feliciano, who diedThursday in a car accident in Puerto Rico, The New York Timesreports.
In Hunts Point, the artists known as BG183 and HEF worked on a wooden panel that mimics a full-length subway car, behind the studios of TATS Cru, a Bronx group of artists.
The mural, which the two artists began on Thursday within hours after hearing of Mr. Feliciano’s death, is a short walk from what was once the Hunts Point Palace, where he performed as the vocalist for the Joe Cuba Sextet in the 1960s.
April 20, 2014

Tribute to a Salsa Singer

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Muralists in the Bronx are honoring the salsa singer Cheo Feliciano, who diedThursday in a car accident in Puerto Rico, The New York Timesreports.

In Hunts Point, the artists known as BG183 and HEF worked on a wooden panel that mimics a full-length subway car, behind the studios of TATS Cru, a Bronx group of artists.

The mural, which the two artists began on Thursday within hours after hearing of Mr. Feliciano’s death, is a short walk from what was once the Hunts Point Palace, where he performed as the vocalist for the Joe Cuba Sextet in the 1960s.

April 18, 2014

Vybz Kartel Night of Killing Lizard Video Exposed (RAW)

Armando Peraza, flamboyant Cuban bongo drummer, has died
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A self-taught musician, Armando Peraza performed with jazz artists like Dave Brubeck and George Shearing, and spent two decades with Carlos Santana, David Colker reports in this obituary for The Los Angeles Times. Follow the link below for the original report.
Cuban-born drummer Armando Peraza, a self-taught musician who transformed himself from a homeless orphan in Havana to a world-recognized bongo and conga expert who performed with Carlos Santana for nearly two decades, died Monday in a South San Francisco hospital.
The cause was pneumonia, said his wife, Josephine Peraza. Peraza had also battled diabetes for many years.
Officially, Peraza was 89, but he admitted that he made up a birth date to give to authorities when he came to the…..[Full article HERE]
April 18, 2014

Armando Peraza, flamboyant Cuban bongo drummer, has died

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A self-taught musician, Armando Peraza performed with jazz artists like Dave Brubeck and George Shearing, and spent two decades with Carlos Santana, David Colker reports in this obituary for The Los Angeles Times. Follow the link below for the original report.

Cuban-born drummer Armando Peraza, a self-taught musician who transformed himself from a homeless orphan in Havana to a world-recognized bongo and conga expert who performed with Carlos Santana for nearly two decades, died Monday in a South San Francisco hospital.

The cause was pneumonia, said his wife, Josephine Peraza. Peraza had also battled diabetes for many years.

Officially, Peraza was 89, but he admitted that he made up a birth date to give to authorities when he came to the…..[Full article HERE]

BBC Radio 1Xtra - Robbo meets Alkaline
April 11, 2014

BBC Radio 1Xtra - Robbo meets Alkaline

Vybz Kartel: “I Will Not Be Recording Music In Prison”

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The debate over whether or not Vybz Kartel will be recording new music in prison is over.
Lawyers representing the dancehall star says he has no intentions of recording behind bars after carefully evaluating the proposals.

“He has no intention of recording while in custody,” Kartel’s lead attorney Tom Tavares-Finson said after the deejay was sentenced to life imprisonment last Thursday.

Tavares-Finson came to the conclusion after receiving a letter from the judge inquiring about whether or not Kartel should be allowed to make music in prison.

“That is the most ridiculous proposition I have ever heard that he [Kartel] should be given authority to record while in custody,” Tavares-Finson added. “The person was not convicted to do music, he was convicted to do hard labour.”



A rep for the former Portmore Empire head also told Urban Islandz that Kartel says he will not be recording new music in prison given the harsh treatment from the system.

“After the system finish tearing you down then they want to use you, so no Addi [Vybz Kartel] will not be recording new music to make more money for the system to tear down ghetto youths,” the rep told us.

Vybz Kartel, real name Adidja Palmer, Shawn “Storm” Campbell, Andre St John, and Kahira Jones were all given life sentences by a High Court judge on April 3, 2014.
Vybz Kartel will be eligible for parole in 35 years when he is 73 years old.
The four men were convicted of the August 16, 2011 murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams, who cops say was killed over two missing guns belonging to Vybz Kartel.
Williams body has yet to be found.
April 7, 2014

Vybz Kartel: “I Will Not Be Recording Music In Prison”

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The debate over whether or not Vybz Kartel will be recording new music in prison is over.

Lawyers representing the dancehall star says he has no intentions of recording behind bars after carefully evaluating the proposals.

“He has no intention of recording while in custody,” Kartel’s lead attorney Tom Tavares-Finson said after the deejay was sentenced to life imprisonment last Thursday.

Tavares-Finson came to the conclusion after receiving a letter from the judge inquiring about whether or not Kartel should be allowed to make music in prison.

“That is the most ridiculous proposition I have ever heard that he [Kartel] should be given authority to record while in custody,” Tavares-Finson added. “The person was not convicted to do music, he was convicted to do hard labour.”

A rep for the former Portmore Empire head also told Urban Islandz that Kartel says he will not be recording new music in prison given the harsh treatment from the system.

“After the system finish tearing you down then they want to use you, so no Addi [Vybz Kartel] will not be recording new music to make more money for the system to tear down ghetto youths,” the rep told us.

Vybz Kartel, real name Adidja Palmer, Shawn “Storm” Campbell, Andre St John, and Kahira Jones were all given life sentences by a High Court judge on April 3, 2014.

Vybz Kartel will be eligible for parole in 35 years when he is 73 years old.

The four men were convicted of the August 16, 2011 murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams, who cops say was killed over two missing guns belonging to Vybz Kartel.

Williams body has yet to be found.

April 3, 2014

Aloe Blacc covered Naughty By Nature’s O.P.P. in the 1Xtra Live Lounge today!

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The Legendary Shabba Ranks by Wayne Carnegie

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April 2, 2014

The Legendary Shabba Ranks by Wayne Carnegie

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Jamaica school serves as cradle for island’s music

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Barefoot and dressed in donated clothes, 12-year-old Renaldo Brown methodically plays scales on a flute under the canopy of trees at a Jamaican vocational school renowned for nurturing many of this music-steeped island’s top instrumentalists, as David McFadden reports for the Associated Press. “It’s challenging but I like it. I’m getting better ’cause I’ve been practicing nearly every day for two years,” said the serious boy from the gritty Jamaican city of Spanish Town, tapping the keys on the silver-colored wind instrument as he spoke. Renaldo is among two dozen boys from impoverished backgrounds who are discovering a new world through music after being placed by family courts at Alpha Boys’ School. Some of the boys are orphans, while others are placed at the home because of neglect, abuse or because their parents can’t control them. A residential facility operated by Catholic nuns since the late 19th century, the school has long been the cradle of Jamaica’s prolific music culture — and…….Full article HERE
March 24, 2014

Jamaica school serves as cradle for island’s music

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Barefoot and dressed in donated clothes, 12-year-old Renaldo Brown methodically plays scales on a flute under the canopy of trees at a Jamaican vocational school renowned for nurturing many of this music-steeped island’s top instrumentalists, as David McFadden reports for the Associated Press. “It’s challenging but I like it. I’m getting better ’cause I’ve been practicing nearly every day for two years,” said the serious boy from the gritty Jamaican city of Spanish Town, tapping the keys on the silver-colored wind instrument as he spoke. Renaldo is among two dozen boys from impoverished backgrounds who are discovering a new world through music after being placed by family courts at Alpha Boys’ School. Some of the boys are orphans, while others are placed at the home because of neglect, abuse or because their parents can’t control them. A residential facility operated by Catholic nuns since the late 19th century, the school has long been the cradle of Jamaica’s prolific music culture — and…….Full article HERE

March 24, 2014

Wizkid does Bob Marley….Destination Africa Live Lounges….

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  STUDIO ONE meets TREASURE ISLE

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·  EASTER REGGAE SHOWCASE
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·  O2 ACADEMY BRIXTON
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·  SAT 19th APRIL’14
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·  Studio One is one of Jamaica’s most renowned record labels and recording studios, having been described as the Motown of Jamaica. The record label was involved with most of the major music movements in Jamaica during the 1960s and 1970s including ska, rocksteady, reggae and dancehall and has been described as the most important label in the history of reggae, the list of artistes who have recorded at Studio One is literally a who’s who of Jamaican music. Synonymous with Studio One is Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd legendary producer and the founder of the label. Coxsone’s main competitor was Duke Reid, The Trojan. Duke Reid was a friend of Coxsone’s parents and the two’s friendly rivalry would continue up until the 1970’s with both men running their own labels as well as the sound system’s on which they both first made their names.


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·  Treasure Isle owner and producer -  Arthur “Duke” Reid was born in Portland, Jamaica. After serving ten years as a Jamaican police officer, Reid left the force to help his wife Lucille run the family business, The Treasure Isle Grocery and Liquor Store .He dominated the Jamaican music scene of the 1960s, specialising in ska and rock-steady, though his love of American jazz, blues and soul was always in evidence. Reid had several things going for him that helped him to rise to prominence. He made a concerted effort to be in the studio as much as possible, something his counterparts did not do. He was known as a perfectionist and had a knack for adding symphonic sounds to his recordings and producing dense arrangements. Furthermore, his records were considerably longer than those being produced by his rivals. His tunes often broke the four-minute barrier, while most ska songs were barely longer than two minutes. The material that Treasure Island issued exemplified the cool and elegant feel of the rocksteady era.


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·  This iconic show features- a stellar lineup of reggae artistes who became major international stars through these historic labels -


·  BOB ANDY, KEN BOOTHE, LEROY SIBBLES, JOHNNY OSBOURNE, PAT KELLY, DADDY U-ROY, DENNIS ALCAPONE, CHRISTOPHER ELLIS (singing the songs of his Father Alton).


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·  Tickets : £37 standing - £40 seated VIP available


·  Available online ticketweb.co.uk , ticket master, See ticket, Stargreen


·  Info: 08444 1000


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February 15, 2014

  STUDIO ONE meets TREASURE ISLE

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·  EASTER REGGAE SHOWCASE

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·  O2 ACADEMY BRIXTON

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·  SAT 19th APRIL’14

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·  Studio One is one of Jamaica’s most renowned record labels and recording studios, having been described as the Motown of Jamaica. The record label was involved with most of the major music movements in Jamaica during the 1960s and 1970s including ska, rocksteady, reggae and dancehall and has been described as the most important label in the history of reggae, the list of artistes who have recorded at Studio One is literally a who’s who of Jamaican music. Synonymous with Studio One is Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd legendary producer and the founder of the label. Coxsone’s main competitor was Duke Reid, The Trojan. Duke Reid was a friend of Coxsone’s parents and the two’s friendly rivalry would continue up until the 1970’s with both men running their own labels as well as the sound system’s on which they both first made their names.

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·  Treasure Isle owner and producer -  Arthur “Duke” Reid was born in Portland, Jamaica. After serving ten years as a Jamaican police officer, Reid left the force to help his wife Lucille run the family business, The Treasure Isle Grocery and Liquor Store .He dominated the Jamaican music scene of the 1960s, specialising in ska and rock-steady, though his love of American jazz, blues and soul was always in evidence. Reid had several things going for him that helped him to rise to prominence. He made a concerted effort to be in the studio as much as possible, something his counterparts did not do. He was known as a perfectionist and had a knack for adding symphonic sounds to his recordings and producing dense arrangements. Furthermore, his records were considerably longer than those being produced by his rivals. His tunes often broke the four-minute barrier, while most ska songs were barely longer than two minutes. The material that Treasure Island issued exemplified the cool and elegant feel of the rocksteady era.

· 

·  This iconic show features- a stellar lineup of reggae artistes who became major international stars through these historic labels -

·  BOB ANDY, KEN BOOTHE, LEROY SIBBLES, JOHNNY OSBOURNE, PAT KELLY, DADDY U-ROY, DENNIS ALCAPONE, CHRISTOPHER ELLIS (singing the songs of his Father Alton).

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·  Tickets : £37 standing - £40 seated VIP available

·  Available online ticketweb.co.uk , ticket master, See ticket, Stargreen

·  Info: 08444 1000

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David Rodigan MBE ‘Masterpiece’
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Ministry of Sound have release their latest Masterpiece compilation, curated by SEG’s David Rodigan MBE. The legendary Reggae DJ and broadcaster has described the album as “a reflection of my life musically, including both the things I grew up listening to and the things I am currently enjoying.”
Signed copies of the album are available via Pledge Music, along with 7” vinyls of selected tracks and other unique products.
The Album is also available through iTunes and Amazon.
February 15, 2014

David Rodigan MBE ‘Masterpiece’

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Ministry of Sound have release their latest Masterpiece compilation, curated by SEG’s David Rodigan MBE. The legendary Reggae DJ and broadcaster has described the album as “a reflection of my life musically, including both the things I grew up listening to and the things I am currently enjoying.”

Signed copies of the album are available via Pledge Music, along with 7” vinyls of selected tracks and other unique products.

The Album is also available through iTunes and Amazon.

February 9, 2014

JAMAICA HAPPY!!!