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Happy Birthday to the King of Reggae, Bob Marley! (Feb 6th)

Today (February 6th) would have been the legends 77th birthday, and today we honor the rich musical legacy he has left for the world to enjoy and learn from. As a singer, songwriter, and musician, Bob is considered as one of the pioneers of reggae, his musical career was marked by fusing elements of reggae, ska, and rocksteady, as well as his distinctive vocal and songwriting style.  Marley’s contributions to…

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Bob waits in vain for D Brown

(repost from the Jamaica Observer) SEPTEMBER 1980 was a busy month for reggae superstar Bob Marley. He was in the midst of his United States tour to promote the album Uprising, driven by its lead single Could You Be Loved. He was also booked to open for The Commodores at Madison Square Garden but had one special wish…to surprise his favourite singer Dennis Brown with a guest appearance at a…

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Peter Simon’s retrospective photo exhibit Reggae Bloodlines ‘Lens of A Generation’ will debut tonight at 7pm at Puls8 night club in Kingston, Jamaica. Simon’s installation of powerful portraits of Jamaican culture from the early 1970s to present day include prominent reggae artists of each respective era. Plans for additional exhibits in the United States are underway in New York City, NY and Martha’s Vineyard, MA. The opening coincides with a…

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