Tag : Music

Congratulations to Shaggy on His Honorary Doctorate

  Congratulations are in order for music star Shaggy who will be conferred with one of nine honorary doctorates, by one of the United States’ leading Ivy League research universities – Brown University. On Saturday, May 28th, Shaggy, whose real name is Orville Burrell, will receive a Doctor of Fine Arts degree from the prestigious institution during the Undergraduate Class of 2020 Commencement Ceremony, which is being staged for students…

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Generation Z Dancehall – Unapologetically Authentic

  There is a common thread that weaves through the pulse of the music being made by ‘Gen Z’ Dancehall artists; they are unapologetic and authentic.  Picking up some of the cries of their Reggae forefathers, these artists are performing lyrics detailing their resistance to poverty.  Adding to their warrior chant, they are embracing a greater life filled with riches, women and unlimited travel. Gone are the days of hearing…

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Peer to Peer with Becca Dudley

  Becca Dudley is a TV and Radio Presenter, DJ and the founder of Reggae platform DEADLY. Becca began her career in 2012, when MTV signed her to be the new face of MTV UK. Over the course of her now 9-year career at MTV, Becca has fronted many of her own shows and hosted international shows such as the MTV EMA Live Red Carpet Show, MTV World Stage, whilst…

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Kelefa Sanneh’s Book ‘Major Labels: A History of Popular Music in Seven Genres’

Kelefa Sanneh, one of the essential voices of our time on music and culture, has made a deep study of how popular music unites and divides us, charting the way genres become communities. In Major Labels, Sanneh distills a career’s worth of knowledge about music and musicians into a brilliant and omnivorous reckoning with popular music—as an art form (actually, a bunch of art forms), as a cultural and economic…

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MORGAN HERITAGE REVEAL NEW VIDEO FOR “ENDS NAH MEET” FEATURED ON THEIR LATEST ALBUM

Reggae’s powerful sibling quintet Morgan Heritage returns with the compelling video “Ends Nah Meet.” Directed by the band and Maximilian Shelton, the video features a montage of clips from Jamaica, Morgan Heritage’s most recent European tour as well as historical public domain footage documenting the economic struggle that people of all classes (lower, middle and upper) face on a daily basis. “We wanted to connect the message in the song…

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