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Toots Hibbert & The Birth of Reggae
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Reggae Legend Toots dies
Jamaican reggae legend Frederick Nathaniel "Toots" Hibbert has died aged 77, his band Toots and The Maytals said in a statement early Saturday.
Hibbert "passed away peacefully" in Jamaica "surrounded by his family" at the University Hospital of the West Indies.
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The Push Reggae Band
The Push Reggae Band is the brain child of bassist Daniel Gabriel and lead vocalist Darrel Belle. Both being from the Seychelles islands they bring similar influences and visions to the band as well as some creole flavour. The band started in 2012 just jamming in the garage and playing small shows.
Protoje New Album In Search Of Lost Time
Protoje’s new ten-track album, titled In Search Of Lost Time, from all indications, appears poised to be a big reggae Grammy contender.
In Search of Lost Time was released globally last night via In.Digg.Nation Collective/Six Course/RCA Records and is the 39-year-old’s fifth studio album, following his A Matter of Time album, which copped a Grammy nomination for Best Reggae Album in 2019.
Popcaan Says Mavado Is Irrelevant In Dancehall
Popcaan is calling Mavado irrelevant in dancehall and challenging him to release an album.
Popcaan recently concluded an interview with the crew from Hot 97’s Ebro in the Morning, and one of the hot topics of the spirited discussion centered around his relationship with fellow dancehall strongman and rival Mavado. Popcaan had some very blatant advice for the Gully Gad, meanwhile revealing that he would be open to putting whatever differences to have to the side in order to collaborate for the betterment of the culture.
Ghetto presidents': musicians risk all to take on authoritarian rule in Africa
They call him the “ghetto president”, and his ambition is to bring the dreams and the sounds of the streets to the corridors of power.
Bobi Wine, a popular reggae star and prominent opposition MP in Uganda, will release a new album next month that addresses what he calls “the real issues people are facing – the injustices, corruption, high taxation, misrule, abuse of human rights, dictatorship.”
Pad Anthony Dies
The reggae and dancehall fraternity has once again been thrown into mourning after the passing of 80s Reggae Dancehall great Pad Anthony, whose real name was Hartley Anthony Wallace.
According to reports Paddy, as he was fondly called, had been suffering from various health issues after he suffered from a heart attack several years ago. Reports of his death surfaced today August 30.
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