|Video light shines on Jamaica
At one time Jamaican singers were heard and not seen. Now colourful, energetic, reality-driven, fantastically imaged Jamaican music videos of varying quality are adrift on the airwaves, as Jamaica has seen a boom in the number of videos being produced by local artistes.
Desi Jones well 'Skooled' in drumming
Feeling the rhythm with each tap, drummer Desi Jones speaks to his audience with each performance. A musical son of Sonny Bradshaw, Jones is also a key member of the popular backing band Skool.
Eek! a giant Mouse!
The name Eek-A-Mouse may sound frightening to some, but Ripton Hylton's uniqueness expanded to the stage and his high-pitched sound that made him a hit. His 6'6 is far from mousey and neither is his persona.
The Dragon dances for God
The legendary Byron Lee, OD, of Byron Lee and the Dragonaires, came face to face with cancer in late 2006. After radical surgery and a gruelling series of chemotherapy treatments he came home last week to speak with media and participate in plans for a massive concert in his honour, come June 30.
Jamaican artistes feel the burn of bootleggers
Artistes worldwide often lament the low record sales they suffer due to bootleggers. And while encouraging consumers to buy their authorised original works might do little to rattle a bootlegger's conscience, artistes are now forced to seek more innovative ways to effectively supply their markets.
Ghana sings a 'Redemption Song'
Marley has been specially selected to be honoured by the Ghanaian Government under the 'Akwaaba Anyemi Programme' as part of the 'Joseph Project'. The Joseph Project facilitates the reconciliation and unification of all Africans, so that their positive spirit and strengths are used to emancipate Africa and Africans worldwide.