Tag : Nottinghill Carnival

Shaggy Is In The ‘Mood’ For Nottinghill Carnival

  Thirty years since he scored his first ever UK #1 single with ‘Oh Carolina’ on London’s Greensleeves Records, Shaggy is returning to the streets where it all began to perform at Notting Hill Carnival. This August bank holiday sees the return of the UK’s biggest celebration of Caribbean culture and it’s fitting that it’ll be graced by one of the islands’ most popular exports, Mr Boombastic himself, who will…

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45 Plus Years of Channel One in the UK

Channel One Sound System is one of the UK’s best-known and most loved reggae sound systems.  Having taken over the running of their father’s sound in 1979, Mikey Dread and his brother Jah T took the sound to local blues parties and dances.  Mikey took the name Channel One as homage to the legendary Channel One studio in Jamaica.  In 1983, Channel One started playing at Notting Hill Carnival, they…

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