| Studio bands fall apart
Up until late 1984 when a young man named Noel Davy got very excited about a pre-programmed song he had found on a small Casio keyboard, it was actually musicians and not a glorified programmer who created the music for singers and deejays...
Glory Days - A 'Big Youth' for decades
Born Manley Augustus Buchanan in 1949, Big Youth has lived a full life. Buchanan grew up in the heart of the Kingston inner city and made his debut during the heyday of U-Roy and his rival I-Roy.
Rare gatherings on local stages
In these days of greying hair and slower strides, it takes a special occasion or a special effort to get the studio bands together again. One such was the 50th anniversary of Studio One, celebrated at the Old Coal Wharf, Port Royal, Kingston...
LTM asks, 'Howzzat!?'
Howzzat!? Sounds familiar? No, Courtney Walsh is not coming out of retirement. Instead, the Little Theatre Movement (LTM) will be batting off its new pantomime season on Boxin Day with some good old-fashioned cricket.
Rastafari just 'hair' on stage
From Bob Marley to the singing Rastaman in the Reggae Sunsplash logo, Rasta and reggae are two of the images most closely linked to the idea of Jamaican culture on the world stage.
Musicians take the microphone
They are known for their musical talent and have each been in the music business for decades. How-ever, for percussionist Bongo Herman and bass guitarist Lloyd Parkes, playing instruments is not all.