Daughter Tara Johnson said Friday that her father died at a hospital in western Jamaica on Wednesday after a long battle…
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Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff has won Best Reggae Album at the 2013 Grammys for ‘Rebirth,’ a disc produced by Tim Armstrong of the enduring East Bay punk band Rancid. Cliff, who previously won in this category for 1986′s ‘Cliff Hanger,’ bested Sly & Robbie, Toots & the Maytals, the Original Wailers and Sean Paul for the honor.
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British superstar Sting, who got his break as a singer/songwriter with pop/reggae band The Police, Hawaiian singer Bruno Mars and Barbadian pop singer Rihanna will also…Read More
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A Rastafarian priest leads a chant during the celebration of reggae music icon Bob Marley’s 68th birthday in the yard of his Kingston home, in Jamaica, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013. Marley’s relatives and old friends were joined by hundreds of tourists to dance and chant to the pounding of drums to honor the late reggae icon who died of cancer in…Read More
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Happy Birthday to Bob Marley. The iconic Jamaican singer-songwriter, musician and activist was born on February 6, 1945, and would have turned 68 today. Marley still remains the most-popular figure in Reggae music.
Marley was born in the village of Nine Mile in Saint Ann Parish in Jamaica (also the birthplace of Marcus Garvey).…Read More
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Bob's son Rohan tells TMZ the reggae legend would've totally supported Snoop's Rastafarian rebirth.
Rohan says he's well aware that an original member of the Wailers -- along with the Rastafari Millennium…
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Snoop Lion, Snoop Dogg, has done the seemingly impossible -- pissed off Rastafarians -- who claim he lied about becoming a Rasta just to make a movie and sell records ... and now they're threatening to sue.
Bunny Wailer an original member of Bob Marley and the Wailers…
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2013 Marks The Starting of A New AGE... Higher Consciousness & state a mind and A new Wave of Music meets the ears of the masses... and it is the VOICE OF THE YOUTH that shall sound like di Trumpet go east, fi tell di 12 tribe nuh sekkle in, because di beast out a street still a prey pon di weak. …Read More
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AFRICANGLOBE – Below is a letter written in 1883 by King Leopold II of Belgium to Belgian Christian missionaries being sent to Congo. These Christian missionaries would eventually become the spearhead of Belgian colonialism only to be followed by…Read More
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Born in Trench Town, Charmers established himself as a singer, musician and producer starting in theska era of the early 1960s. He was a member…Read More
JOHANNESBURG — South African officials said former president Nelson Mandela has been released from a Pretoria hospital and will recover at his Johannesburg area home. The 94-year-old anti-apartheid icon spent 18 days in the hospital for a lung infection and gallstones.
A spokesman for the presidency said Mandela’s longest hospital stay in decades came to an end late Wednesday.…
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The internationally renowned entertainer and now president of the Nyabinghi Theocracy Reign Order, Sizzla are these days focused on…Read More
New York — Students at New York University soon won’t have to wait in vain anymore to stir it up and, get jamming, and get together and feel all right in class.
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Dec 9, 1994 – Reggae singer Garnett Silk passes away at age 28. He and his mother were killed in gas explosion at his home in Mandeville, Jamaica; two of his brothers were injured, caused by fire on a Friday night.
Garnett Silk, born Garnett Damion Smith was a…Read More
Following reports, 2 years ago the artiste was barred after talks that his lyrics had a negative influence on the youth.
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Peter Tosh's groundbreaking achievements in taking reggae to the mainstream are remarkable: A founding member of legendary Jamaican super group The Wailers (alongside Bob Marley and Bunny Wailer in 1962), Tosh co-wrote the group's timeless global anthem "Get Up Stand…Read More
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Snoop Dogg has somehow mastered the art of relevancy in a game where artists are here today and gone tomorrow. Now moving under the moniker Snoop Lion, the legendary MC remains at forefront of Pop culture and new technology due to a recently…Read More
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(Reuters) - Hundreds of marijuana enthusiasts huddled near Seattle's famed Space Needle tower on Thursday night with pipes,…Read More
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