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7 hrs ago | The Gleaner

Fantan Mojah delivers in Germany

Reggae artiste Fantan Mojah recently electrified the more than 20,000 reggae fans who turned out to the 20th anniversary of Reggae Jam Festival hosted in Germany. The Rasta Got Soul singer, who has developed a strong fan-base in Europe and Africa, delivered a high energy and interactive set, which led to the audience giving an encore.


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11 hrs ago |

Patoranking Opens Up On The Meaning Of His Stage Name

Very fast rising Nigerian singer - Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie aka 'Patoranking' is one of the hottest singing acts in the Nigerian music industry at the moment. Born May 27, 1990, Patoranking is a reggae-dancehall artiste and often describes himself as the next big thing after Bob Marley.


Related Topix: Bob Marley

14 hrs ago | The Gleaner

Chronixx, Tessanne top nominees for US award show

Recording artistes Chronixx and Tessanne Chin will vie with each other, Sean Paul, Jimmy Cliff and Soja for the Bob Marley Award for Entertainer of the Year at the upcoming International Reggae and World Music Awards , to be staged at the Coral Spring Centre for the Arts in Florida on October 4. Reggae sensation Chronixx copped three other IRAWMA nominations in the shape of Male Vocalist of the Year, Best Song for Smile Jamaica and Best Music Video for Here Comes Trouble . Tessanne Chin, who has been riding a wave of popularity since winning season five of American talent show 'The Voice', bagged a second nomination for Female Vocalist of the Year.


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20 hrs ago | Jamaica Observer

Jamaica's Rastas ready for ganja decriminalisation

Taking a deep draw on a pipe that glows with burning marijuana, reggae luminary Bunny Wailer gives a satisfied grin through a haze of aromatic smoke in his concrete yard painted in the red, green, gold and black colours identified with his Rastafarian faith. These days, the baritone singer from the legendary Wailers, the group he formed in 1963 with late superstars Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, has reason to feel good.


Related Topix: World News, Jamaica, Central America, Drugs, Marijuana, Bunny Wailer, The Wailers, Bob Marley

Yesterday | Live Science

Are You a Supertaster?

By using food dye, count the number of taste buds in an area the size of a hole punch to see if you're a supertaster. This article was originally published at The Conversation.


Related Topix: The Conversation

Mon Sep 15, 2014

On Bob Marley's trail during a second trip to Jamaica

Probably Bob Marley, a poor boy from the hamlet of 9 Mile, St. Anne's Parish who became an international superstar. All facets of the Jamaican reality, positive and negative, thread their way through Marley's life trajectory.


Related Topix: World News, Jamaica, Central America, Bob Marley, Travel


Extra VIP Tickets Released for Raggamuffin

Due to high demand, a second VIP lounge has been created ensuring fans won't miss out on a deluxe Raggamuffin experience. VIP ticketholders will be able to move between the two VIP lounges throughout the day with both including elevated views across to the stages, exclusive entertainment, dedicated bars and catering, and VIP bathrooms.


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The Gleaner

Dishonest European promoters hurt reggae

After recently slamming several local reggae artistes for their unprofessionalism, Borjan Tisma has now turned his attention to the dishonest promoters applying their trade in Europe. Just over a month ago Tisma, who is based in Poland, stressed that some of the artistes are killing the reggae music business due to their unethical ways.


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Bob Marley and the Wailers with Aston 'Family Man' Barrett, front, with bass guitar

Following the success of their sell-out UK tour last year, Reggae legends The Wailers are back on the road with their new Legend tour. The band will be performing the iconic album live on stage in its entirety featuring the classic chart-topping tracks "Three Little Birds," "I Shot The Sheriff," "Jamming" and many more.


Related Topix: The Wailers, Bob Marley & the Wailers, Bob Marley

John Quiggin

Go8: The empire strikes back

Michael Gallagher of the Go8 has put out a press release in reaction to my piece in The Conversation on higher education reform , accusing me of "an attack on a straw man". It's a fine example of John Holbo's two-step of terrific triviality .


Related Topix: The Conversation, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ, Western International University, College for Financial Planning

Jamaica Observer

Freddie takes jerk to Long Beach

JERK festivals seem to be a hot item -- as far as Jamaican culture is concerned -- in the United States these days. Several major cities including Atlanta, New York, Fort Lauderdale and Philadelphia have events showcasing spicy productS.


Related Topix: Jamaica, NY, Atlanta, NY, Life, Food, Food Festival, The Abyssinians

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Sheffield Telegraph

Star performances at the University

The autumn series of concerts at The University of Sheffield ranges from Gustav Holst's The Planets being performed in a pop-up planetarium to an orchestrated piece with a narration by Sheffield Great British Bake Off contestant Howard Middleton. Sounds of the Cosmos features images of interplanetary journeys on all eight sides of the Octagon with musical accompaniment from The Sheffield Rep Orchestra, conducted by George Morton, next Thursday .


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Dan Stevens Talks a Walk Among the Tombstones, Evoking Sympathy for...

It's been two years since Dan Stevens departed Downton Abbey and he's not lost any time actively pursuing some amazing new roles in theater, film and television. In his latest movie, A Walk Among the Tombstones , he stars opposite Liam Neeson playing a heroin trafficker bent on revenge who hires a private investigator to hunt down the serial killers that brutally murdered his wife.


Related Topix: Downton Abbey, Entertainment, Television, Blues, Dan Stevens, Theater, Arts, Drugs, The Conversation, You're Next

St. Augustine Record

Medical thriller author Robin Cook prepares for visit

Author and medical doctor Robin Cook vaulted onto the literary scene in 1977 with his much acclaimed medical thriller, "Coma." It was the first of 28 books, all of which became best sellers.


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Canberra City News

Renewing Australian federalism

THE reform of Australia's federation is under review, with a White Paper process currently underway. In partnership with the Australian National University's Tax and Transfer Policy Institute at the Crawford School of Public Policy and with the University of Melbourne School of Government, "The Conversation" have asked leading Australian academics to begin a debate on renewing federalism, from tax reform to the broader issues of democracy.


Related Topix: National University, Australia, World News, The Conversation

Daily Monitor

Ethiopians welcome 2007

Ask me if I felt a little strange holding two candles and celebrating the beginning of a New Year in September and I will tell you no. I have done stranger things and besides I knew exactly what I was doing.


Related Topix: World News, Ethiopia, Africa, Life, Holidays, New Year's Day/Eve, The Ethiopians, Travel, Ethiopia Travel, Africa Travel, Uganda, Uganda Travel


Bob Marley's 'Legend' Album Finally Cracks Billboard Top 10

Billboard's album sales chart has a new entry in its No. 5 spot: Legend , the greatest hits record by Bob Marley and the Wailers.


Related Topix: Bob Marley, Bob Marley & the Wailers, The Wailers, Dance, Black Entertainment, Pop/Rock, Michael Jackson, Purple Rain, Music!, Drama Movies

Legends UB40 bring their epic tour to Cardiff

UB40, with Ali, Astro and Mickey, are back together and ready to perform their legendary hits plus new tracks from their forthcoming album. They will be performing at St David's Hall on April 15 2015.


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Jamaica Observer

Journey To Jah premieres

TWO European reggae singers who have made a mark in Jamaica are the subject of a documentary entitled Journey To Jah, which premiered September 3 at the Zurich Film Festival. According to the film's Facebook page, it took seven years to complete.


Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Gleaner

Jr Reid's Club Robbed

A man who broke into a club/bar owned by reggae star Junior Reid and stole high end liquors, then sold them at a meagre price was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment yesterday. Yesterday, when the matter was called up in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court, the accused man, 20-year-old Jevon Barnett of an Eastwood Park Road address, pleaded guilty to the offence.