August 25, 2014

Hundreds of Thousands attend Notting Hill Carnival in west London

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Hundreds of thousands of people attended the first day of Europe’s biggest street festival, the Notting Hill Carnival, the BBC reports.

The two-day event in west London started with children’s day and featured Caribbean culture, food, music and dance.

Giant floats and dancers wearing colourful costumes made their way along the procession route from 10:00 BST.

About a million people are expected at the two-day event which ends on Monday.

Organisers say this year is part of the build-up to the event’s 50th anniversary.

About 6,000 police officers attended and the Met Police said….[Full article HERE]

Dominican Republic Bans Miley Cyrus Concert On ‘Morality Grounds’
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The sensible Dominican Republic government has banned Miley Cyrus concerts from its country based on “morality grounds,” People magazine reports.
Cyrus, who made “twerk” a household verb after her 2013 VMA performance when she grinded up against Robin Thicke and grabbed herself with a foam finger as he sang “Blurred Lines,” had a September concert scheduled in the country, Kaitlan Collins reports for DailyCaller.com. The commission that oversees public performances released a statement Thursday saying Cyrus “undertakes acts that go against morals and customs, which are punishable by Dominican law.”
We can’t exactly blame them.
On her “Bangerz” tour, Cyrus has ridden an inflatable hot dog, had dollar bill confetti fall from the ceiling, and grinded against an Abe Clinton lookalike.
August 25, 2014

Dominican Republic Bans Miley Cyrus Concert On ‘Morality Grounds’

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The sensible Dominican Republic government has banned Miley Cyrus concerts from its country based on “morality grounds,” People magazine reports.

Cyrus, who made “twerk” a household verb after her 2013 VMA performance when she grinded up against Robin Thicke and grabbed herself with a foam finger as he sang “Blurred Lines,” had a September concert scheduled in the country, Kaitlan Collins reports for DailyCaller.com. The commission that oversees public performances released a statement Thursday saying Cyrus “undertakes acts that go against morals and customs, which are punishable by Dominican law.”

We can’t exactly blame them.

On her “Bangerz” tour, Cyrus has ridden an inflatable hot dog, had dollar bill confetti fall from the ceiling, and grinded against an Abe Clinton lookalike.

Celebrate Notting Hill Carnival With The 5 Best Rum Bars In London
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This guide to rum drinking in London by Valerie Denny appeared in Forbes.
With Notting Hill Carnival just around the corner (Aug. 24 and 25), we’re in the Caribbean spirit. And we’ve decided to get the party started a little early, so we asked a London insider for the best rum bars in London where you can get into the spirit of the islands with the perfect Dark and Stormy.
The Insider: George Frost, founder of The Duppy Share, a premium golden Caribbean rum that just launched last month exclusively at Selfridges. George previously worked as head of new business at Quintessentially, the luxury concierge service.
His Rum Credentials: ”I’m a self-professed Rum Adventurer with a love of all things rum and the Caribbean. This stems from childhood, the moment my brothers and I were able to wield a cricket bat, our parents [editor’s note: his father is the late Sir David Frost] took the family on regular holidays to Barbados and Anguilla. There, I was captivated with the energy, the fun and (as soon as I had reached the legal drinking age), the rum of the islands.”
On Creating The Duppy Share: ”A little while ago I noticed a gap in the rum category for a contemporary premium player that would resonate with a younger audience and represent a taste of the modern Caribbean. Spurred on by my love of the Caribbean, I got a team with of similarly adventurous spirits together and created The Duppy Share.”
What is the duppy share? A duppy is a mischievous spirit in the Caribbean. ‘The angel’s share’ is what some distillers call the alcohol that has evaporated and ‘gone to the angels’ as the alcohol ages. This portion is referred to in some Caribbean countries as ‘the duppy’s share.’
And here are the Rum Adventurer’s favorite bars:
PortSide Parlour – “This is where our story first began, I first heard of the legend of the Duppy Share whilst in this hidden nautical gem in the heart of Shoreditch. An impressive array of 80+ rums and seasonal rum cocktails.” 14 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, EC2A 3DU
The Rum Kitchen – “A rum lover’s paradise on All Saints Road with a new outpost in Kingly Court, Soho. Combines beach shack chic and epic rum cocktails with an impressive Caribbean menu and reggae beats. Ask for Mario.” 6 – 8 All Saints Road, W11 1HH and 1st Floor, Kingly Court, Carnaby, Soho, W1B 5PW
Pelicans & Parrots – “A traditional Caribbean Rum Shop style bar is tucked in the basement of this quirky Dalston treasure trove.” 81 Stoke Newington Road, Dalston, N16 8AD
Trailer Happiness – “This Portobello Road institution combines ‘70s retro decor with Tiki-inspired cocktails. Home of the monthly Rum Club.” 177 Portobello Road, London, W11 2DY
Cottons Rhum Shack – “This London landmark is home of the global rum guru Ian Burrell and his nephew, Andrae. If anyone knows their rum, it’s these guys with 243 rums on offer (at the last count!)” 55 Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8AN
August 21, 2014

Celebrate Notting Hill Carnival With The 5 Best Rum Bars In London

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This guide to rum drinking in London by Valerie Denny appeared in Forbes.

With Notting Hill Carnival just around the corner (Aug. 24 and 25), we’re in the Caribbean spirit. And we’ve decided to get the party started a little early, so we asked a London insider for the best rum bars in London where you can get into the spirit of the islands with the perfect Dark and Stormy.

The Insider: George Frost, founder of The Duppy Share, a premium golden Caribbean rum that just launched last month exclusively at Selfridges. George previously worked as head of new business at Quintessentially, the luxury concierge service.

His Rum Credentials: ”I’m a self-professed Rum Adventurer with a love of all things rum and the Caribbean. This stems from childhood, the moment my brothers and I were able to wield a cricket bat, our parents [editor’s note: his father is the late Sir David Frost] took the family on regular holidays to Barbados and Anguilla. There, I was captivated with the energy, the fun and (as soon as I had reached the legal drinking age), the rum of the islands.”

On Creating The Duppy Share: ”A little while ago I noticed a gap in the rum category for a contemporary premium player that would resonate with a younger audience and represent a taste of the modern Caribbean. Spurred on by my love of the Caribbean, I got a team with of similarly adventurous spirits together and created The Duppy Share.”

What is the duppy share? A duppy is a mischievous spirit in the Caribbean. ‘The angel’s share’ is what some distillers call the alcohol that has evaporated and ‘gone to the angels’ as the alcohol ages. This portion is referred to in some Caribbean countries as ‘the duppy’s share.’

And here are the Rum Adventurer’s favorite bars:

PortSide Parlour – “This is where our story first began, I first heard of the legend of the Duppy Share whilst in this hidden nautical gem in the heart of Shoreditch. An impressive array of 80+ rums and seasonal rum cocktails.” 14 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, EC2A 3DU

The Rum Kitchen – “A rum lover’s paradise on All Saints Road with a new outpost in Kingly Court, Soho. Combines beach shack chic and epic rum cocktails with an impressive Caribbean menu and reggae beats. Ask for Mario.” 6 – 8 All Saints Road, W11 1HH and 1st Floor, Kingly Court, Carnaby, Soho, W1B 5PW

Pelicans & Parrots – “A traditional Caribbean Rum Shop style bar is tucked in the basement of this quirky Dalston treasure trove.” 81 Stoke Newington Road, Dalston, N16 8AD

Trailer Happiness – “This Portobello Road institution combines ‘70s retro decor with Tiki-inspired cocktails. Home of the monthly Rum Club.” 177 Portobello Road, London, W11 2DY

Cottons Rhum Shack – “This London landmark is home of the global rum guru Ian Burrell and his nephew, Andrae. If anyone knows their rum, it’s these guys with 243 rums on offer (at the last count!)” 55 Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8AN

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August 15, 2014

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August 14, 2014

The Great BOB MARLEY

This is a Video Clip of Bob Marley’s Funeral held in Jamaica on May 21,1981.
This was the Biggest funeral ever in Jamaica. Take a look and share with your family and friends. Send some LOVE our way…

Reggae Gold 2014 Tracklisting: 

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1 Watch Out For This (Bumaye) - Major Lazer featuring Busy Signal, The Flexican & FS Green
2 Truck On D Road - Bunji Garlin
3 Jack Hammer - QQ
4 So Mi Like It - Spice
5 Want Dem All Sean Paul featuring Konshens
6 Sekkle and Cease - Assassin
7 Catch Me - Fay Ann Lyons
8 One More Time - Gyptian Feat. Melanie Fiona
9 All Of Me - Jah Cure
10 Richest Girl - Etana
11 Holiday - Maxi Priest
12 Soul Provider - Romain Virgo
July 26, 2014

Reggae Gold 2014 Tracklisting: 

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1 Watch Out For This (Bumaye) - Major Lazer featuring Busy Signal, The Flexican & FS Green

2 Truck On D Road - Bunji Garlin

3 Jack Hammer - QQ

4 So Mi Like It - Spice

5 Want Dem All Sean Paul featuring Konshens

6 Sekkle and Cease - Assassin

7 Catch Me - Fay Ann Lyons

8 One More Time - Gyptian Feat. Melanie Fiona

9 All Of Me - Jah Cure

10 Richest Girl - Etana

11 Holiday - Maxi Priest

12 Soul Provider - Romain Virgo

GUSSIE PRESENTING THE RIGHT TRACKS (JULY 22)
2CD COLLECTION TRACK LISTING
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DISC 1
1.  The Right Track - Tommy McCook
2.  Guiding Star - Leroy Sibbles
3.  Scorch Special - Simplicity People
4.  Gussie Special - Simplicity People
5.  Classical Illusion - Augustus Pablo
6.  Oh No I Can’t Believe - Gregory Isaacs
7.  Believe A Dub - Augustus Pablo
8.  Love You To Want Me - Horace Andy
9. Girl Don’t Come - Jacob Miller
10. Lying Lips - Leroy Smart
11. Schenectady’s/Schnectady’s Shock - Simplicity People
12. Logan Street Rock - Simplicity People
13. How Can I (Love Someone) - Delroy Wilson
14. Delilah - Horace Andy
15. Born To Love You - The Heptones
16. Born To Dub You (Part One) - Augustus Pablo
17. Born To Dub You (Part Two) - Augustus Pablo
18. Their Own Way - Dennis Brown
19. Pride And Ambition - Leroy Smart
20. Pride Version - Old Boys Inc./Simplicity People/Society Squad
DISC 2
1. Try Me - Roman Stewart
2. Leggo Beast - I Roy
3. Rhythm Style - Simplicity People & Big Youth
4. Stardum - Augustus Pablo
5. No, No, No - Leroy Sibbles
6. Magnificent Seven - I Roy
7. Oregan/Origan Style - Augustus Pablo
8.  KG’s Halfway Tree - Simplicity People
9.  High Jacking - I Roy
10. Skylarking - Augustus Pablo*
11. Skylarking (Part Two) - Augustus Pablo*
12. The Killer (Version) - Society Squad
13. My Time - Gregory Isaacs
14. Funny Feelings - Dennis Brown
15. Danger In Your Eyes - Mighty Diamonds
16. Danger In Your Dub - Tommy McCook*
17. Black Foundation - Augustus ‘Gussie’ Clarke
18. Proud To Be Black - Mikey Dread*
19. Love The Daughter Dem - Trinity
20. Peace Can Solve it - I Roy
*previously unreleased
GUSSIE PRESENTING THE RIGHT TRACKS (JUL 22)
VINYL TRACK LISTING
 SIDE A
1. Tommy McCook - The Right Track
2. Gregory Isaacs - Oh No I Can’t Believe
3. Horace Andy - Love You To Want Me
4. Leroy Sibbles - Guiding Star
5. Jacob Miller - Girl Don’t Come
SIDE B
1. Simplicity People - Schenectady’s Shock
2. Dennis Brown - Their Own Way
3. Delroy Wilson - How Can I Love Someone
4. Horace Andy - Delilah
5. Augustus Pablo - Born To Dub You
6. Leroy Smart - Lying Lips
GUSSIE PRESENTING THE RIGHT SEVENS (AUGUST 5)
7” VINYL BOX SET TRACK LISTING
Disc 1
A. Leroy Smart - Pride And Ambition
B. Old Boys Inc. - Pride Version
Disc 2
A. Leroy Sibbles - No, No, No
B. The Society Squad - The Killer Version
Disc 3
A. Roman Stewart - Try Me
B. Simplicity People featuring Big Youth
Disc 4
A. Leroy Sibbles - Guiding Star
B. Augustus Pablo - Classical Illusion
Disc 5
A. Gregory Isaacs - Oh No I Can’t Believe
B. Augustus Pablo - Believe A Dub
Disc 6
A. The Mighty Diamonds - Danger In Your Eyes
B. Tommy McCook - Danger In Your Dub
Disc 7
A. Mikey Dread - Proud To Be Black
B. Augustus ‘Gussie’ Clarke - Black Foundation
July 16, 2014
GUSSIE PRESENTING THE RIGHT TRACKS (JULY 22)
2CD COLLECTION TRACK LISTING

DISC 1
1.  The Right Track - Tommy McCook
2.  Guiding Star - Leroy Sibbles
3.  Scorch Special - Simplicity People
4.  Gussie Special - Simplicity People
5.  Classical Illusion - Augustus Pablo
6.  Oh No I Can’t Believe - Gregory Isaacs
7.  Believe A Dub - Augustus Pablo
8.  Love You To Want Me - Horace Andy
9. Girl Don’t Come - Jacob Miller
10. Lying Lips - Leroy Smart
11. Schenectady’s/Schnectady’s Shock - Simplicity People
12. Logan Street Rock - Simplicity People
13. How Can I (Love Someone) - Delroy Wilson
14. Delilah - Horace Andy
15. Born To Love You - The Heptones
16. Born To Dub You (Part One) - Augustus Pablo
17. Born To Dub You (Part Two) - Augustus Pablo
18. Their Own Way - Dennis Brown
19. Pride And Ambition - Leroy Smart
20. Pride Version - Old Boys Inc./Simplicity People/Society Squad

DISC 2
1. Try Me - Roman Stewart
2. Leggo Beast - I Roy
3. Rhythm Style - Simplicity People & Big Youth
4. Stardum - Augustus Pablo
5. No, No, No - Leroy Sibbles
6. Magnificent Seven - I Roy
7. Oregan/Origan Style - Augustus Pablo
8.  KG’s Halfway Tree - Simplicity People
9.  High Jacking - I Roy
10. Skylarking - Augustus Pablo*
11. Skylarking (Part Two) - Augustus Pablo*
12. The Killer (Version) - Society Squad
13. My Time - Gregory Isaacs
14. Funny Feelings - Dennis Brown
15. Danger In Your Eyes - Mighty Diamonds
16. Danger In Your Dub - Tommy McCook*
17. Black Foundation - Augustus ‘Gussie’ Clarke
18. Proud To Be Black - Mikey Dread*
19. Love The Daughter Dem - Trinity
20. Peace Can Solve it - I Roy

*previously unreleased


GUSSIE PRESENTING THE RIGHT TRACKS (JUL 22)
VINYL TRACK LISTING

 SIDE A
1. Tommy McCook - The Right Track
2. Gregory Isaacs - Oh No I Can’t Believe
3. Horace Andy - Love You To Want Me
4. Leroy Sibbles - Guiding Star
5. Jacob Miller - Girl Don’t Come

SIDE B
1. Simplicity People - Schenectady’s Shock
2. Dennis Brown - Their Own Way
3. Delroy Wilson - How Can I Love Someone
4. Horace Andy - Delilah
5. Augustus Pablo - Born To Dub You
6. Leroy Smart - Lying Lips


GUSSIE PRESENTING THE RIGHT SEVENS (AUGUST 5)
7” VINYL BOX SET TRACK LISTING

Disc 1
A. Leroy Smart - Pride And Ambition
B. Old Boys Inc. - Pride Version

Disc 2
A. Leroy Sibbles - No, No, No
B. The Society Squad - The Killer Version

Disc 3
A. Roman Stewart - Try Me
B. Simplicity People featuring Big Youth

Disc 4
A. Leroy Sibbles - Guiding Star
B. Augustus Pablo - Classical Illusion

Disc 5
A. Gregory Isaacs - Oh No I Can’t Believe
B. Augustus Pablo - Believe A Dub

Disc 6
A. The Mighty Diamonds - Danger In Your Eyes
B. Tommy McCook - Danger In Your Dub

Disc 7
A. Mikey Dread - Proud To Be Black
B. Augustus ‘Gussie’ Clarke - Black Foundation
VP RECORDS 35th ANNIVERSARY POP-UP EXHIBIT TO DEBUT AT NYC’S ANNUAL GRACE JAMAICAN JERK FESTIVAL ON SUN. JULY 20
The Reggae Powerhouse Celebrates Their Story & History of Reggae Music with State-Of-The-Art Display Designed by Michael Thompson
From ska to rocksteady, roots reggae to dub, lover’s rock to dancehall - VP Records has been at the forefront of Jamaica’s musical evolution.  2014 marks the 35th anniversary when its founders Vincent and his wife Patricia Chin moved their headquarters from Kingston, Jamaica to Jamaica, New York transforming their operations into the largest reggae company worldwide. On Sunday July 20th, 2014, VP Records will celebrate their story and the history of reggae music with a special pop-up exhibit that will debut at the fourth annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival, held at Queens’ Roy Wilkins Park. For more information on the festival visitwww.jerkfestivalny.com.
The VP Records 35th Anniversary exhibit will feature a visually appealing storyboard installation designed by Michael Thompson. There will be a detailed map exploring the global impact of reggae music in every continent and an illustrative timeline covering each era - beginning in1958 (when the Chins established Randy’s Record Mart and Studio 17 in Kingston, Jamaica).
A short video documentary will air as part of the installation. The video’s narrator and Sirius XM reggae personality Pat McKay will walk the viewers through the social and political history of Jamaican music and explain how VP Records is a key contributor to its growth, development and future. In an excerpt from the video, McKay explains that “Vincent and Pat’s move to New York and the founding of VP Record’s Distribution formed an independent and vital channel from Jamaica to the world. The classic recordings of the period made an indelible mark and established reggae as a dominant form of the developing ‘world music’ genre.”
VP Records co-founder Patricia Chin along with her sons Christopher and Randy Chin, who run and operate the label today, will be on site at Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival and available for interviews. After the exhibit’s debut, the label plans to take this traveling installation into other markets throughout the rest of the year. More details to be announced at a later date.
July 13, 2014
VP RECORDS 35th ANNIVERSARY POP-UP EXHIBIT TO DEBUT AT NYC’S ANNUAL GRACE JAMAICAN JERK FESTIVAL ON SUN. JULY 20
The Reggae Powerhouse Celebrates Their Story & History of Reggae Music with State-Of-The-Art Display Designed by Michael Thompson
From ska to rocksteady, roots reggae to dub, lover’s rock to dancehall - VP Records has been at the forefront of Jamaica’s musical evolution.  2014 marks the 35th anniversary when its founders Vincent and his wife Patricia Chin moved their headquarters from Kingston, Jamaica to Jamaica, New York transforming their operations into the largest reggae company worldwide. On Sunday July 20th, 2014, VP Records will celebrate their story and the history of reggae music with a special pop-up exhibit that will debut at the fourth annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival, held at Queens’ Roy Wilkins Park. For more information on the festival visitwww.jerkfestivalny.com.

The VP Records 35th Anniversary exhibit will feature a visually appealing storyboard installation designed by Michael Thompson. There will be a detailed map exploring the global impact of reggae music in every continent and an illustrative timeline covering each era - beginning in1958 (when the Chins established Randy’s Record Mart and Studio 17 in Kingston, Jamaica).

A short video documentary will air as part of the installation. The video’s narrator and Sirius XM reggae personality Pat McKay will walk the viewers through the social and political history of Jamaican music and explain how VP Records is a key contributor to its growth, development and future. In an excerpt from the video, McKay explains that “Vincent and Pat’s move to New York and the founding of VP Record’s Distribution formed an independent and vital channel from Jamaica to the world. The classic recordings of the period made an indelible mark and established reggae as a dominant form of the developing ‘world music’ genre.”

VP Records co-founder Patricia Chin along with her sons Christopher and Randy Chin, who run and operate the label today, will be on site at Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival and available for interviews. After the exhibit’s debut, the label plans to take this traveling installation into other markets throughout the rest of the year. More details to be announced at a later date.
June 22, 2014

ETHIOPIA TO JAMAICA - DUB COLOSSUS

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You can imagine my excitement when their new album dropped. When anyone say’s Ethiopian jazz meets Jamaican dub I’m all ears. So the Addis To Omega saga continues not just with a brilliant new CD, but some live performances too. From the album the standout cuts are Boom Ka Boom (And The Dub Disciples)’, 'Keep on Rocking' and lead single 'Madmen.' This is their fourth album and you can catch them LIVE:

Full band (10 piece)

July 19th @ Tropical Pressure Festival, Cornwall

July 20th @ International Festival, Milton Keynes

 

Dub Colossus Sound System (4 or 5 piece)

Aug 16th @ One Love Festival, Leighton Buzzard

Really worth not just buying this CD, but seeing them live. 

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June 4, 2014

WTF - Popcarnnnnnnn

Family of Legendary Reggae icon wants singer to stop claiming he is son of Bob Marley!
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A singer who goes by the name Fabian Marley may have to stop stating he is the son of the legendary Reggae singer Bob Marley until he can substantiate his claim.
According to a report by the Observer,  the singer Fabian Marley who goes by the moniker ‘Gong Kid’ gives his birth date as July 27, 1968.
He claims to be the result of a liaison between his mother Raphie Munroe and Bob Marley.
He says all his official documents, including his birth certificate, have the Marley surname.
According to the singer, six months after submitting his DNA results to the Marley family, he still hasn’t received a response.
He told the Jamaica Observer that he took the DNA test after receiving a “cease and desist” order from the family’s attorneys, Michael Hylton & Associates.
The document warned him to refrain from using the Marley name and claiming to be the son of reggae legend Bob Marley, unless he supplied concrete evidence.
June 3, 2014

Family of Legendary Reggae icon wants singer to stop claiming he is son of Bob Marley!

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A singer who goes by the name Fabian Marley may have to stop stating he is the son of the legendary Reggae singer Bob Marley until he can substantiate his claim.

According to a report by the Observer,  the singer Fabian Marley who goes by the moniker ‘Gong Kid’ gives his birth date as July 27, 1968.

He claims to be the result of a liaison between his mother Raphie Munroe and Bob Marley.

He says all his official documents, including his birth certificate, have the Marley surname.

According to the singer, six months after submitting his DNA results to the Marley family, he still hasn’t received a response.

He told the Jamaica Observer that he took the DNA test after receiving a “cease and desist” order from the family’s attorneys, Michael Hylton & Associates.

The document warned him to refrain from using the Marley name and claiming to be the son of reggae legend Bob Marley, unless he supplied concrete evidence.

Jamaican entertainer Queen Ifrica banned from New York performance
Interview with Barbadian singer-songwriter Shontelle
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This interview by Ryan Gilkes appeared in Barbados Today.
Barbados and the other islands of the Caribbean are rich with tremendous talent that is just waiting to be discovered and it is not this writer that is saying this.
It is our very own Shontelle, and she should know. She has had her fair spell, writing for some of the big names in the industry – the Kelly Clarkesons and the Cee Lo Greens.

“What I have found from my experience in the industry is that they tend to think that you have a lot more value if you have something to deliver other than your pretty face, hot body and just singing.– Shontelle

“The Caribbean has so….[Full article HERE]
May 20, 2014

Interview with Barbadian singer-songwriter Shontelle

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This interview by Ryan Gilkes appeared in Barbados Today.

Barbados and the other islands of the Caribbean are rich with tremendous talent that is just waiting to be discovered and it is not this writer that is saying this.

It is our very own Shontelle, and she should know. She has had her fair spell, writing for some of the big names in the industry – the Kelly Clarkesons and the Cee Lo Greens.

“What I have found from my experience in the industry is that they tend to think that you have a lot more value if you have something to deliver other than your pretty face, hot body and just singing.
– Shontelle

“The Caribbean has so….[Full article HERE]

This Day in Black History: May 11, 1981 
Reggae legend Bob Marley died from cancer.
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He was the embodiment of reggae music, Rastafarian culture, peace, love and ganja. Nesta Bob Marley,the man with a charismatic spirit, uncanny stage presence and immaculate musical talent, passed away in Florida — eight months after he was diagnosed with cancer — on May 11, 1981.
It’s hard to believe that Marley was only with us for 36 years, but he devoted more than half of his life to music. Marley was born in rural St. Ann Parish, Jamaica, on Feb. 6, 1945. When he was just nine years old, he met Neville “Bunny” Livingston (later Bunny Wailer) and Peter McIntosh (later Peter Tosh). By the age of 14, he dropped out of school to pursue music full-time, thus laying the foundation for Bob Marley and The Wailers……Full article HERE
May 11, 2014

This Day in Black History: May 11, 1981 

Reggae legend Bob Marley died from cancer.

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He was the embodiment of reggae music, Rastafarian culture, peace, love and ganja. Nesta Bob Marley,the man with a charismatic spirit, uncanny stage presence and immaculate musical talent, passed away in Florida — eight months after he was diagnosed with cancer — on May 11, 1981.

It’s hard to believe that Marley was only with us for 36 years, but he devoted more than half of his life to music. Marley was born in rural St. Ann Parish, Jamaica, on Feb. 6, 1945. When he was just nine years old, he met Neville “Bunny” Livingston (later Bunny Wailer) and Peter McIntosh (later Peter Tosh). By the age of 14, he dropped out of school to pursue music full-time, thus laying the foundation for Bob Marley and The Wailers……Full article HERE

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Maxwell + The 7 Seas inaugural cruise is up for exclusive presale with code Sail 15. Don’t miss out on the many exclusive intimate performances and VIP experiences from Maxwell and his many special guests. Visithttp://www.maxwellatsea.com for all of the details and to put in your deposit today before the best rooms are gone.
May 9, 2014

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Maxwell + The 7 Seas inaugural cruise is up for exclusive presale with code Sail 15. Don’t miss out on the many exclusive intimate performances and VIP experiences from Maxwell and his many special guests. Visithttp://www.maxwellatsea.com for all of the details and to put in your deposit today before the best rooms are gone.