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Peer to Peer with Dubplate Pearl

  Dubplate Pearl is a selector in London who has been very active on the scene.  In speaking to her about Greensleeves, and her acknowledgement of the importance of the label, we thought it would be a good idea to share her contribution with the Planet Reggae community. VP: Greensleeves celebrates 45 years in the industry this year – how did you first hear about the label? DP:  I lived…

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Notting Hill Carnival is a Mood 🎉 

  Next week the world descends on West London, to enjoy the Notting Hill Carnival as it makes its big return. The biggest street party in Europe takes place on the late summer bank holiday Sunday and Monday (29th and 29th August). A very Caribbean experience with towering Sound Systems beating out the heaviest riddims, people dressed in vibrant outfits and costumes winding to the music and the whole of…

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Peer to Peer Focus: Poema Jones

Poema Jones is everything creative who draws some of her inspiration through music.  The painter, illustrator, and designer comes from Suriname roots.and describes herself as a raggamuffin living offgrid in Gambia.  Poema repatriated to the Gambia, Africa from Amsterdam in November 2017 to pursue a more natural, free life as a creative. VP:  How did you get your start in your creative ventures? PJ:  Ah!  That’s an interesting story. After…

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Greensleeves Records x Tate Britain “Life Between The Islands” New Art Exhibition

Featuring over 40 British artists, Life Between The Islands traces over 70 years of Caribbean British art. The track Worries and Troubles by Tannoi has been selected for the soundtrack accompanying the promotional video showcasing the exhibition. The track was released in 1985 on UK Bubblers label, a Greensleeves subsidiary label. Exploring the works of British Caribbean artists, alongside other British artists influenced and inspired by Caribbean themes and heritage, the exhibit…

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Honoring King Yellowman

By:  Carter Van Pelt As Greensleeves Records celebrates its 45th anniversary in 2022, the VP Music Group highlights the influential label’s key artists and catalog. Yellowman (born Winston Foster on January 15, 1956) was a transitional figure in Jamaican music, solidifying the reggae emcee’s rise to preeminence in the dancehall and foreshadowing the deejay tsunami to come by the mid-80s. Yellowman’s lyrics were clever, unrestrained and boastful in a way…

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Happy Birthday Johnny Clarke

Written by:  Adam Prescott Revered Reggae artist Johnny Clarke celebrates his 67th Birthday today, January 12th! Johnny is a true cornerstone of Roots music since its inception and one who is still very much active in the scene today. Clarke started out working with a variety of producers in the early 70’s, Clancy Eccles, Glen Brown & Rupie Edwards to name but a few, however it wasn’t until he started…

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