Tag: Dennis Brown

6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 16, 2016

‘This One’s For Dad’. She did it again! Shericka Jackson produced a well-timed run to finish third in the women’s 400m final inside the Olympic Stadium to lift Jamaica’s Rio 2016 medal tally to…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com  ‘Butch’ Hendrickson Is PSOJ’s

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Reggae And Politics – The Playlist

Two major things are taking place in Jamaica this February: it’s Reggae Month, and the general election is coming up on the 25th. On the surface, these seem like two unrelated things, but even a passing glance at Jamaican cultural history will

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International Reggae Day – The Pioneers

Here are some of the people who have paved the way for reggae’s global presence. Bob Marley We’ve written quite a bit about the king of reggae since diGJamaica.com was launched in 2012. Marcia Griffiths If Bob Marley is the

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Hit Me With Music – diGJamaica’s Reggae Playlists

We’ve created a number of great reggae playlists over the past year or so, and since today, July 1 is being observed as International Reggae Day, we decided to put them all in one post so they’re easy to find.

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Trench Town – The Birthplace Of Reggae

Trench Town is arguably Jamaica’s most famous community, forever immortalised in song by none other than Bob Marley, with The Wailers tunes No Woman No Cry and the titular Trench Town and Trench Town Rock. Although Marley is its most famous (past)

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Playlist: Jamaica’s Musical Messages To Africa

Yesterday, we turned our focus on the reggae scene in parts of Africa, noting that there has always been a strong connection between Jamaica and the Motherland. Today, we share a playlist of songs by our reggae artistes celebrating and claiming

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Dennis Brown Playlist

  Jam with the Crown Prince of Reggae on his birthday with this special Dennis Brown playlist. His catalogue is so vast (84 albums!), but we’ve selected some of his best-known original hits and covers for fans to enjoy. If your favourite Dennis Brown song is not

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9 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Dennis Brown

Today is the birthday of Crown Prince of Reggae, Dennis Emmanuel Brown. Unfortunately, Jamaica and indeed the world, lost this musical treasure far too soon, as he died on July 1, 1999 at the age of 42. He had been battling

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Let’s Build A Vibe – Reggae Month 2015

Sunday marks the start of February, which is celebrated in Jamaica as Reggae Month. Last year, we brought you profiles, playlists, interviews and more, and we’re kicking it up a notch this year with our Interactive Reggae Month Special. In addition

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Mother’s Day Playlist

Mothers hold a special place in the Jamaican society for the role they play in shaping the lives of their children, sometimes without the help or support of fathers. For this, they are often immortalised in Reggae, especially by sons

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