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  • Papie Keelo does it for the dancers

    March 15, 2018 5:47 AM 6

    THE dancer has always been a part of Jamaican music. Since the days of boogie woogie in the 1950s, and ska a decade later, the 'legs man' has made his mark. In Watchi Flick, deejay Papie Keelo (aka the Spanish Boss) highlights moves that has made dancehall popular in Eastern Europe and Japan. The hard-core song is complemented by a video saluting the genre's

  • Prince Levy to deliver debut album

    March 14, 2018 2:00 PM 5

    Reggae artiste Prince Levy is gearing up to release his debut 14-track album, Musical Messiah, in May after enjoying great success with the DJ Frass-produced High Grade single in Jamaica. "I am confident that the album will do well especially since the High Grade single got so much airplay in Jamaica, in California and Latin America," he said. Prince

  • Magma to drop two new singles

    March 14, 2018 2:00 PM 5

    As the first quarter of the year ends, Bermudian singjay Magma will be releasing two videos in the next couple of weeks. "One of the videos is for a song called Musicmaker, a combination with Cedric Myton from the Congos, and a video called Lions Don't Fear, which has a scene with Dean Fraser in it. Lions Don't Fear is a rasta warrior song that is getting

  • Kgn Parish Church targets $1.7 million to repair musical instrument

    March 14, 2018 5:09 AM 4

    As the State pushes to restore the old city from the waterfront northwards, where King Street meets South Parade, a church operation has begun to extend the life of an instrument which in part symbolises another renewal of the capital - its rebuilding after the devastating 1907 earthquake. The Henry Wills & Sons pipe organ was built in 1910, replacing

  • Justice served, his way

    March 14, 2018 5:00 AM 6

    Dr Paul Kersey is an experienced trauma surgeon, a man who has spent his life saving lives. When criminals intrude his home and brutally attack his wife and young daughter, Kersey becomes obsessed with delivering vigilante justice to the perpetrators. As the anonymous slayings of criminals grabs the media's attention, the city wonders if this deadly

  • UB40 spin-off tops reggae chart

    March 13, 2018 5:10 AM 6

    BRITISH reggae band UB40 Featuring Ali, Astro & Mickey debuts at number one on the Billboard Reggae Album Chart with Real Labour of Love . The tribute set was released on March 2 by Universal Music and has so far sold 307 copies. The 16-track album by former members of UB40 contains covers of popular Jamaican hit songs including Beres Hammond's She Loves

  • Shaggy, Sting drop new track

    March 13, 2018 5:10 AM 6

    SHAGGY and British rocker Sting have released the second single from their upcoming collaborative project 44/876. The set has a release date of April 20. The track, Morning Is Coming, follows up on the debut single Don't Make Me Wait which was released at the start of the new year. Don't Make Me Wait had its world premiere in Jamaica on January 6 at the biennial

  • Lack of support grounds Ja Carnival

    March 11, 2018 5:00 AM 9

    "We are not the US$200 to US$1,200 carnival," said Julianne Lee, director of Jamaica Carnival. Regardless of preparations to participate as one of the four bands to take the streets of Kingston on April 8, Lee says a lack of funding has immobilised the Jamaica Carnival team from moving forward with plans. "Following a meeting with the various officials

  • Obamas in talks with Netflix for 'production' deal

    March 11, 2018 4:29 AM 10

    NETFLIX MIGHT be on the brink of their biggest deal yet - signing on The Obamas. Former President Barack Obama is reportedly planning to produce a series of shows with the streaming service alongside his wife, Michelle. While details surrounding the projects are yet to be confirmed, The New York Times reports that they would provide the couple with a platform

  • Jovi Rockwell, Ding Dong on new single

    March 10, 2018 12:09 PM 6

    It's 'Aight' Songbird Jovi Rockwell, Ding Dong, Kool Face and Johnny Bravo have created a single titled Aight. Produced by Kool Face's label, Matao Muzic, the track explores a new age dancehall sound paired with catchy lyrics and melodies. "The song is very catchy and is bursting with energy and creativity, I am just very happy with the final product