The Uprising Tour ran in Europe from May 30th to July 13th 1980 with five further dates in the USA in September. It was Bob Marley’s last tour before his tragically early death in May 1981 at the age of just 36. The tour was in support of the “Uprising” album released on June 10th […]
Courtesy Warrior Sistren BLAK IWA TV Royally Speaking featuring the Small Axe Jesse Royal premiered for the second time on the Usain Bolt Tracks and Records behind the screen series stage, last evening September 30th 2014. The popular Sports Bar in Kingston was a lively melting pot of patrons as all awaited the arrival of […]
Book Cover Photo ©Lee Abel www.reggaeportraits.com Scent Of Cedar by Jamaican poet Lasana Bandele is a volume of poems that is musical, inspirational, modern, fresh, prolific with absolutely no emphasis on rhyme but rhythm, message, meaning and flow, taking you to love, hope, freedom, justice, politics and places in the sun where dreams roam the […]
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Photos © Melanie Stratton Article by Alyssa Corbeil Nestled in the middle of Salt Lake City’s historical Liberty Park is where Reggae Rise Up’s 2 day festival has found its home for over the past 5 years. But this year was different, with numbers of festival goers almost tripling in size toppling over 17,000 lending […]
By Shelah Moody Photos By Lee Abel It’s about 3 p.m. in New York City, and Maxi Priest feels like he’s on top of the world. The Grammy nominated British reggae/soul singer has dropped into 21st Century Artists headquarters for a series of interviews in promotion of his tenth studio album, “Easy to Love” (VP […]
By: Maliika Walker When a new recording artist is launched to the public, audiences usually do not know what to expect from them. That artist has to work hard to show the audience that they should pay them some attention. Somehow they have to find a way to get their voice to stand out to […]
by: Maliika Walker Cristy Barber started her career in the music industry as the Director of Operations for Front Page, the company owned by hip-hop great KRS-One. That is no surprise considering her first tattoo was of the logo of A Tribe Called Quest. Today Ms. Barber is the President of Ghetto Youth’s International, the […]
“Celebration of Culture, Art, Music and Humanity” by Sista Irie, Austin, Texas Living in the “Live Music Capital of the World,” one rarely needs to travel outside Austin, Texas to hear the greatest, most captivating music in the universe. Austin is a living gumbo of musical cultures and performance art combined with a historical legacy […]
Jerk recipe This way of cooking has invaded restaurants and cafés worldwide, adding a hint of Jamaica to cocktail parties and backyard cookouts. Just about any meat can be “jerked,” but the real secret is in the marinade, a truly Jamaican blend of spices and seasonings. 1 dash of ground nutmeg 1 dash of mace […]
Ras Mc Bean – Inlightment Label: Union World Music Produced by: Fireman Crew Distribution by: Groove Attack / Irievibrations Records / LC-18422 IRIE071 / CD / Digital Download Release: 06-06-2014 Ras Mc Bean, born in Guyana, which is a state in South America and a part of the Caribbean, knows how to please the listeners […]
Femheka by Raxann Chin receives the prestigious Karib Nation Inc, award of excellence in Washington D.C. Jamaica-born, New York-based fashion designer, Raxann Chin, is among the esteemed fashion designers to receive the Caribbean Style & Culture Award of Excellence – Fashion Innovation in Washington D.C. on June 27, 2014, in honor of the ninth annual […]
Interview and photos by: Maliika Walker “We got a love situation, you say you love me, but do you really love me? Or how I make you feel?” It is June 5, 2014 and Tarrus was set to hit the stage at BB Kings in NYC at any minute. A young lady standing next to […]
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The oldest city in Colombia, romantic Santa Marta is fringed by beautiful beaches and the stunning mountains of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta range. Ancient ruins take cover in the lush mangrove forests of Tayrona National Park, the perfect spot for a day hike. Snorkel along vibrant reefs, then make your way to a […]
Will Match Crowd Donations Up to $5,000.00 Kingston, Jamaica: It was announced Friday that House of Marley, maker of high-quality consumer electronics inspired by the life and music of Bob Marley, has initiated a program to support the Jamaica Reggae Girlz’ current fundraising campaign being hosted on the crowd-funding site GoFundMe. The Reggae Girlz are […]
Taken from the forthcoming book “The Crabs & the 500 Acre Bucket” by Original Gong Family Copyright Patrick Howell 2014 I was thinking… What if my father had been working his father Vivian’s land (as he often did)on one of those days when his Uncle, The Gong, made one of his frequent visits in order […]
Maliika Walker Squidly Cole has been a drummer within reggae music for over thirty years. Yes let that sink in for a minute, thirty years. At the age of thirteen you were probably playing with your friends in the playground but Squidly Cole was in the studio recording Barrington Levy’s, Black Black Roses for Channel […]
Rebel Salute 2014 review and photos by Sista Irie radio producer/host, photojournalist, Austin, Texas “The Preservation of Reggae Music,” the stated mission of this year’s Rebel Salute is no easy task. That said, Tony Rebel has literally ‘set the stage’ sending a clear message to national and international fans, historical and emerging artists and growing […]
The 9 Mile Music Festival began as a labor of love, Pioneered by Cedella Marley Booker. Over the years the festival has had other names including “ The Caribbean Music Festival” finally evolving into what is known today as the 9 Mile Music Festival. This music event is more than just your average concert; it […]
Iam Chadinsky presents Chaddy Royal “Love Is Supreme” mixtape. A young and upcoming DJ hailing from Kingston, Jamaica by way of Mandeville links up with upcoming Roots Reggae artist Chaddy Royal who is based in Baltimore, Md. Love is Supreme is a must have!! FREE Download Here! DJ Chadinsky is a 22 year old disc […]
Muscially Speaking The Future of Jamaican Reggae Music By Lloyd Stanbury, Entertainment Attorney and Music Business Consultant Greetings, and let me take this opportunity to congratulate the Island Stage team on the successful launch of this quarterly magazine designed to highlight and discuss Caribbean lifestyle and cultural issues. I look forward to making regular […]
By Lisa Lamarre When I found out Morgan Heritage was coming to New York City, I knew I had to be there no matter what! I’ve been a fan for quite some time and dying to see them live. I honestly didn’t get into listening to full studio albums until recent years, so I made […]
Written by Maliika Walker- Island Stage This morning I woke up, took a shower, and prepared breakfast in my own home. I then took out my tablet and proceeded to read. The fact that I was able to do these things today, as a free black woman, did not enter my mind at all. Today […]
Fall 2013 Dates Have Been Postponed Stephen “Ragga” Marley announces new Spring 2014 dates for his U.S. tour. He will no longer be hitting the road this fall due to a change in his album release date. In anticipation of his third studio album Revelation Part 2: The Fruit of Life, the eight-time Grammy award winner […]
Protoje and The Indiggnation Europe!! Protoje & The Indiggnation is coming your way again!! Check the dates! Where will we see you? France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Swtizerland, Austria, Netherlands. Spread the news, see you soon!!
Summary & Photos by Empress K Chronixx, one of the leading young Jamaican artists in the new Reggae Revival Movement is on the move in 2013. Chronixx backed by his band, the Zinc Fence Redemption Band completed a 2nd successful tour in Europe this year and is now just wrapping up a well received […]
Summary and Images by Sista Irie – Austin, Texas “Kingston, be wise, Kingston, free up your mind…. Kingston, just be wise, Kingston, free up the I, yeah” –Protoje Nothing exposes truth as much as travel to faraway places, especially when multitudes of music lovers unite in heartical passion. After thirty years of faithfully attending Reggae festivals […]
“I will never be a politician nor will I ever think political. Just deal with life and nature.” Bob Marley Review & Interview by: Maliika Walker- Island Stage Freelance Writer I didn’t know what to expect when I attended the Brooklyn screening of the documentary, Bob Marley:Making of a Legend. I began hearing about the […]
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