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Sunday Vintage Vibes

3:00 am 12:00 pm

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Sunday Inspirations

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As he releases new music at the age of 77, one of reggae’s foundational figures charts his astonishing life in music, via swinging London, Brazilian samba and the chaotic bravado of The Harder They ComeFri 6 Aug 2021 06.00 BST Last modified on Thu 12 Aug 2021 21.02 BST 105 Even on his parents’ rural […]

Record company executive, mother, humanitarian makes tremendous impact A diamond jubilee comes around after 75 years, and today, Dr Rita Marley is shining like a diamond as she celebrates her 75th birthday. Much has been written and said about Rita, the singer and songwriter, member of the I-Three, mother, grandmother, humanitarian, and widow of Bob […]

“GANJA IS the healing of the nation” – a phrase that I am all too familiar hearing, due to my love of reggae and dancehall music. Singing about ganja rates as one of the top five topics in such music, the others being bad mind, girls, gangster lifestyle and Father God. The relationship between marijuana […]

[LOS ANGELES] – Toots and The Maytals won the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album with Got to be Tough here March 14, six months after its legendary lead singer died from complications of the Coronavirus. The announcement was made from the Staples Center where the 63rd Grammys were held virtually. Got to be Tough […]

One of reggae’s most important voices, Bunny Wailer, has died at the age of 73. The musician, from Kingston, Jamaica, was a founding member of The Wailers alongside his childhood friend, Bob Marley. Together, they achieved international fame with reggae classics like Simmer Down and Stir It Up, before Wailer left to go solo in […]

Frederick “Toots” Hibbert, frontman of the pioneering reggae outfit Toots and the Maytals and one of the greatest voices in popular music, died Friday evening at the age of 77. “It is with the heaviest of hearts to announce that Frederick Nathaniel ‘Toots’ Hibbert passed away peacefully tonight, surrounded by his family at the University […]

Robert “Bobby Digital” Dixon, one of dancehall/reggae’s most successful music producers, died on Thursday at age 59. He reportedly succumbed to a kidney-related illness after he had gone to do his weekly dialysis treatment at the hospital.  Reports are that Dixon began to feel ill and was eventually admitted and later died.  Reggae music has […]

Please join the Albumism team in celebrating Bob Marley’s musical legacy and revisit audio & video highlights from his career below! Born: February 6, 1945Died: May 11, 1981 Biography: Reggae’s most transcendent and iconic figure, Bob Marley was the first Jamaican artist to achieve international superstardom, in the process introducing the music of his native […]

IRIE FM radio station went off air Tuesday afternoon as employees stopped working to protest against the management’s decision to lay off six of their colleagues. Managing director Debian Dewar was contacted by phone late Tuesday evening, however, the call ended after The Gleaner reporter identified himself. Subsequent calls rang without an answer. In the […]

The ‘Founding Father of Hip Hop’ is a title that the Jamaican creator of the genre wears very well, and he laughs when asked how it feels to be so acknowledged. “Despite everything, I have never forgotten my roots,” DJ Kool Herc told The Gleaner. “There are so many people who have played a part […]