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Nneka unveils her Love Supreme
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Nneka unveils her Love Supreme

The multi-faceted Nigerian-German singer announces her fourth album with “Maya”, a reggae flavored single. On “Maya”, Nneka combines rhythmic guitar melodies with her infectious gospel and reggae energy. The track follows the recent singles “With […]

Lovers Rock: when Sade reunited with her first love
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Lovers Rock: when Sade reunited with her first love

Twenty years ago, British-Nigerian soul icon Sade paid homage to a British subgenre of reggae with a homecoming album, Lovers Rock.

Haile Selassie I: Machiavellian ruler, hero of pan-Africanism
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Haile Selassie I: Machiavellian ruler, hero of pan‑Africanism

Haile Selassie I, emperor of Ethiopia and pan-African instigator, created an apocryphal personality and reign that has resonated into the reggae Rastafari and Africa’s modern political backdrop.

The Upsetter and Captain of the Black Ark, Lee “Scratch” Perry, dies at 85
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The Upsetter and Captain of the Black Ark, Lee “Scratch” Perry, dies at 85

Lee “Scratch” Perry, born Rainford Hugh – who reportedly died in Noel Holmes hospital in Western Jamaica on Sunday, August 29th – was a visionary that shook up the musical order by jamming tape machines, slogging silverware, packing samples, and layering effects onto tracks that would bleed into hip-hop, r&b, and punk.

Chronixx announces new album and shares ‘Dela Move’ visuals
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Chronixx announces new album and shares 'Dela Move' visuals

Jamaican star Chronixx unveils new music video for “Dela Move”, the first single from his album Dela Splash which will be released later this year. Photo credit: Harry Eelman Jamar McNaughton aka Chronixx is back in […]

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Koffee sings her ‘Raggamuffin’ at Tiny Desk
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Koffee sings her 'Raggamuffin' at Tiny Desk

< NPR unveils the Tiny Desk of the talented and precocious Koffee, who just become the first woman and youngest winner of the “Best Reggae Album” award at the last Grammy Awards. Awarded by the music industry’s supreme prize […]

Lee “Scratch” Perry invites Brian Eno on his new album ‘Heavy Rain’
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Lee "Scratch" Perry invites Brian Eno on his new album 'Heavy Rain'

Unstoppable Jamaican maverick announces re-works album ‘Heavy Rain’ from his latest one, ‘Rainford’ These re-works from the critically-acclaimed Rainford album invite some further players into the cosmic mix. Brian Eno makes an unexpected right channel entry into “Here […]

BFDM label boss Judaah embarks on new venture with Homemade Sound System
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BFDM label boss Judaah embarks on new venture with Homemade Sound System

Homemade Sound System is dedicated to reggae and dancehall flavors. Label boss Judaah is embarking on a parallel project with Homemade Sound System – a new signature that sees him return to the roots of his teenage/early […]