Chronixx & The Zinc Fence Band at SOB’s Tuesday September 17th!

I had the pleasure of seeing Chronixx recently at Rototom Sunsplash in Spain. (More on that whole amazing experience later!) He is definitely one of my new favorite artists in the crop of reggae revivalists, along with Iba Mahr, Kabaka Pyramid, Protoje, etc. The long awaited live NYC debut of rising reggae stars, Chronixx & The […]
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10th Anniversary Montreal International Reggae Festival 8/14 – 8/16

Don’t be sad if you weren’t able to make it to Montego Bay for Sumfest this year, because Montreal International Reggae Festival (MIRF) is right around the corner! Friday night, August 16th, features “the royal family of reggae” Morgan Heritage, performing their album, Here Comes the King. They also performed at the first production of MIRF. Saturday night, […]
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Hempress Sativa – New Video

@HempressSativa has a wikkid, new, conscious tune about marijuana called (Ooh Lalala) the Weed Thing, on the Fugees riddim. The video for it is on her Facebook page and on YouTube. Pay close attention and you can see Hempress Sativa’s sister, Tamiann Young, behind the wheel of the getaway car…        
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Macka Diamond – Twist Me

Dancehall Diva Macka Diamond smashed Sumfest. Her multi-colored, sequined dress was so sparkly you could see it from Miami! She performed with her own version of  Gwen Stefani’s troupe of  four dancing Japanese girls (Love.Angel.Music.Baby) who also appear in her new video, Twist Me. (Unedited / Explicit Version)  
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Shining like an Iberostar

I had the pleasure of staying at Iberostar Grand Hotel while in Montego Bay, for Sumfest. What an absolutely lovely property! I was sitting in bed editing photos on my laptop when the lights went off. I thought the hotel had a power outage, so I called the butler. (When you stay at the Iberostar Grand, […]
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Sumfest Reaches Dubai

Hello everyone, It’s been far too long since my last blog! I thought you might like to see that one of my images of Jazmine Sullivan at Sumfest was published in United Arab Emirates newspaper, The National. Talk about *boom* to di worl! http://www.thenational.ae/business/industry-insights/economics/reggae-summer-feast-shines-the-light-on-jamaicas-rhythms Stay tuned for some blogs posts about Sumfest 2013, the greatest […]
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‘No Woman No Cry’ Songwriter Vincent Tata Ford Died

‘No Woman No Cry’ Songwriter Vincent Tata Ford Died By: Brittany Somerset, Intrepid Reporter Vincent Tata Ford, the songwriter credited with composing the Bob Marley roots reggae classic mega-hit “No Woman, No Cry” died in a hospital in Kingston, Jamaica, on Sunday, December 28th. He was 68. Ford suffered from a life long struggle with […]
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Massachusetts Decriminalizes Marijuana

Massachusetts Decriminalizes Marijuana By: Brittany Somerset, Intrepid Reporter. It was a NORML day in the new year, when in a major step towards repealing marijuana prohibition in the United States, Massachusetts decriminalized marijuana, hash and THC, as of January 2nd, 2009. The Sensible Marijuana Policy Initiative, also known as Massachusetts Ballot Question 2, was an […]
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