Tag : Musician

Remembering Lester ‘Ska’ Sterling

By:  Carter Van Pelt Skatalites founding member and saxophonist Lester Sterling, O.D., passed away on May 16th at the age of 87. A product of Alpha Boys School’s illustrious music program, he had been the last surviving charter member of the globally influential Jamaican ensemble. He first appeared on recordings as early as 1962 for Coxson Dodd (with Herman Sang’s City Slickers) and was a studio session regular in the…

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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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Carrying The Legacy Forward: Addis Pablo

  Addis Swaby aka Addis Pablo is a reggae instrumentalist, composer, and producer. Addis is a talented melodica and keyboard player. He is the son of the legendary Jamaican melodica King and dub vanguard, Augustus Pablo. VP:  How did you get your start in the business? AP:  Immediately from when life started I was immersed in the world of Augustus Pablo, who was one of the pillars of Rockers and…

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