He was on a trip to promote his reggae album, Focused, but Portuguese artiste Richie Campbell is also on a mission to complete a documentary about reggae he hopes will breathe new life into the genre in Europe.
The Jamaica Reggae Industry Association's Trench Town Festival, hosted at the Vin Lawrence Park in Trench Town, was an event which gave a vivid display of some of the best talent that Jamaica has to offer. However, it also showed that little has changed about the inner-city community, despite the fact that some of the world's most celebrated artistes hail from the area.
Acclaimed reggae band Dubtonic Kru and respected reggae vocalist Iba Mahr have decided to go Somewhere Inna Africa for Black History Month on the Motherland rhythm. The track, which is to be released this week, is the collaborators' effort to sensitise fans about black history and is a fitting addition to the Black History Month playlists.
The newly released book Global Reggae, edited by Carolyn Cooper and published by the University of the West Indies Press, is now available to satisfy the unending curiosity of reggae fans around the world.
Fresh off his inspirational performance at the Rainforest Seafood Festival in Montego Bay last weekend, fast-rising 'conscious' singer Chronixx departed the island Thursday for Kenya where, for the next few days, he will be acting as peace ambassador for the upcoming general elections in that country.
The incidence of entertainers losing their lives through air and road accidents has been high in modern history. Entertainers who were most in demand seemed to be at the greatest risk for such mishap, since their hectic schedules demanded frequent and extensive travelling in order to fulfil deadlines for engagements.