Category: Music Monday

The Rebel Salute Round-Up: Who Was Hot & Who Was Not

The umbrellas they used to shelter from the rain in the night were the same umbrellas they used to shelter from the sun in the morning going on to afternoon. Two days of real roots reggae and skanking drew to

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10 Historical Facts About Rebel Salute

In 2018, Rebel Salute celebrates its 25th anniversary.  It has evolved from an annual one-night ‘birthnight bash’ at Fayor’s Entertainment Centre in Mandeville to a globally recognised cultural event, attracting major local sponsors. Here are 10 historic facts about this sensational

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Smooth, Suave, Sensational: 10 Facts About Singer Frankie Paul

Hailed by social commentator Ian Boyne as “smooth, suave and sensational in his delivery”, Frankie Paul was one of Jamaica’s finest and most iconic reggae singers and dancehall personalities of the 1980s and ’90s. Christened Paul Blake at his birth in Kingston, Jamaica,

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Five Faces of Romain Virgo

Since his arrival on the professional music scene in 2006, Romain Virgo has become a Jamaican household name synonymous with a unique, soulful, lover’s rock sound. He has solidified his place as a reggae star locally and internationally, and many

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Reggae’s Sweetheart: 10 Fun Facts About Romain Virgo

His rise to stardom after winning the Digicel Rising Stars competition in 2006 has been a very astronomical and very public affair, yet somehow, reggae crooner and heartthrob Romain Virgo has managed to take it all in stride, with a poise

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Reggae’s Gargamel: 10 Interesting Facts About Buju Banton

Buju Banton is one of the most loved and celebrated Jamaican reggae artistes of the 1990s and beyond. His prolific lyrics have spoken to love and romance, politics, Rastafarianism, religion, sexuality and culture in Jamaica. His lyrics have a way

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Smoking Hot Lyrics from Jamaican Reggae Love Songs

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A Look Back At Bob Marley’s Death

Facts About Bob Marley’s Death Bob Marley died on May 11, 1981. He was laid to rest in his home in Nine Miles, St Ann, on Thursday, May 21, 1981. A mausoleum was built. The funeral service took place at

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11 Times Bob Marley’s Lyrics Inspired Us

Robert ‘Nesta’ Marley is the most renown reggae lyricist and singer of all time, and certainly Jamaica’s most legendary reggae king. His lyrics have inspired people into greatness and peace, as well as war and rebellion. His lyrics usually run

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Mento Music for Jamaica Music Museum’s Grounation Series

Mento music will be the main focus at this year’s annual Grounation series to commemorate Black History and Reggae Month.  Grounation is the Jamaica Music Museum’s flagship education and cultural community outreach programme. This year’s staging will be held each

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