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CD Review: NiyoRah, Feel Your Presence

NiyoRah: Feel Your Presence Denkenesh Records, 2010 www.niyorah.com NiyoRah operates just this side of an insufferable self-righteousness, but don’t let that put you off. The stance seems to be an occupational hazard for contemporary reggae singer-songwriters (which ...
Concerts, Dancehall, Music, Reggae, Reviews

Show Review and Slideshow: Richie Spice at the Independent SF

Photos by: Lee Abel, reggaeportraits.com On September 17 in San Francisco, The Independent featured Richie Spice headlining a showcase of all Jamaican singers. Kicking off with Sister I-Live, a relative of Peter Tosh, born in ...
Concerts, Dancehall, Music, Reggae, Reviews

Jah Kettle at the Ottawa Reggae Festival

This was an impromptu performance by Kettle at the Ottawa Reggae Festival 2010 in Le Breton Flats, arguably the best the Ottawa Reggae Festival had to offer with all the no-shows of its headliners ...
Dancehall, Interview, Music, Reggae

Reasoning with Sean Paul

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Sep 28
[This was first published for Jahworks.org in October of 2002, right on the cusp of his mainstream popularity.] Who would have thought that a Jamaican swimmer and water polo player from uptown Kingston would introduce ...
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CD Review: Gappy Ranks, Put the Stereo On

Gappy Ranks, Put the Stereo On [VP Records, 2010] Standing out most in Ranks' debut album is an original blend of contemporary and classic sound. It combines instrumentals reminiscent of the Studio One era, ...
Dancehall, Interview, Music

Reasoning with Ce’Cile

The reggae diva Ce'Cile has always held some interest to me, not only for her multifaceted talent but what I find to be her perhaps most distinctive quality: genuine confidence to say just how ...
CDs, Dancehall, Music, Reggae

Download Konshens’ Free Mix Hosted By Kevin Crown

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Sep 16
Current reggae artist Konshens (b. Greg Spence), who blazed onto the music scene a few years ago with the popular radio hit “Winner,” has released his second official mixtape "The Realest Mixtape Part 2." ...
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