Alborosie’s “Viral” Tour Dates Announced

Reggae star Alborosie commits the second half of 2023 to his fans with prime tour dates on the West Coast of the US, and across Europe.  The “Kingston Town” singer will complete a 31-city circuit beginning May 10th in Portland, Oregon and ending August 11th in Cape Verde.  Albo will perform his newest single “Viral” as well as his classic hits. Wed May 10 Star Theater Portland, OR Thur May…

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Record Store Day For The UK – Bob Marley & The Wailers “Mr. Chatterbox”

Bob Marley’s name is synonymous with Reggae and his legend has transcended beyond the realms of the genre. Everyone knows the classics, however, not many know about this crucial non-album track “Mr. Chatterbox”. Produced by ‘The Hitmaker From Jamaica’ Bunny ‘Striker’ Lee (the only song Bob made with the fabled producer) and recorded at the legendary studio Randy’s, upstairs at 17 North Parade, Kingston, the track has all the hallmarks…

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Record Store Day Exclusive For The UK – Max Romeo “Every Man Ought To Know”

Max Romeo is perhaps best known for his work in the mid to late 70s with the innovative producer Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, “War In A Babylon,” “One Step Forward” and The Prodigy sampling “Chase The Devil” among his most notable works. Yet, the music that preceded that fruitful era is equally as important to the development of the Reggae genre. His work with ‘The Gorgon’ aka Bunny ‘Striker’ Lee began…

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Tola Akerele’s SOTO Gallery and Bogobiri House

Tola Akerele is an influential Interior Designer, Entrepreneur, Gallery curator and Hotel owner in Lagos. SOTO Gallery is a Lagos-based art space finding inventive ways to present contemporary art from Africa. Our programs, ranging from exhibitions, talks, and workshops, demonstrate a commitment to community-oriented, forward-looking, and inclusive art practices. With an eye for bold and timely creative work that may lie beyond the scope of more traditional galleries, they adopt…

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Triple Threat Jonelle McPherson Makes Strides Towards Her Dreams

As Jonelle McPherson was beginning her professional career, she found her bright future suddenly eclipsed by the uncertainty of the global pandemic. Despite the added challenges she faced, the Edna Manley College graduate continued to shoulder the weight of teaching, entrepreneurship, and acting, refusing to abandon her dreams. Three years on, Jonelle’s drive and resilience have led to a string of triumphs. She’s now in her third year of teaching…

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Women Are Changing The Industry But We Need More

We sat down with Valerie, founder of V Rocket Sound, to talk about the importance of Women’s History Month. The Sound System industry is male-dominated, and Valerie’s presence is respected and appreciated. Here is some of the conversation…. VP: For many years Reggae and Dancehall has been very male-dominated with female artists and professionals often sidelined, since you started your career have you seen any improvements and what more do…

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