VIDEO: An Interview with Tessanne Chin on Life After The Voice
Calibe Thompson of Jamaicans.com sat with Tessanne Chin before her February benefit performance for Food for the Poor. We learned about her new life, how she's dealing with celebrity, the strength of her support system and the music she plans to share with this whole new world.
Top 20 Most Romantic Reggae Songs
Picking the Top Ten Most Romantic Reggae songs proved an almost impossible because there were so many great songs left out I had to create a category of songs for special mention. Which Romantic Reggae Songs do you think is missing from this list? We want to hear from you!
Here Comes the King – a Daughter's Tribute
Marla Brown is the youngest daughter of legendary reggae singer Dennis “Crown Prince” Brown. Born in London to Dennis and wife Yvonne, she has four siblings who share their father's initials - 'D. Brown' – Dinah, Daniel, Dennis and Deborah – the latter two use their middle names Jason and Marla professionally. Dennis spent a great deal of time in London, crafting some of his best works there and nurturing his young family.
VIDEO: Tessanne Chin Exclusive World Premiere on Jamaicans.com!!
Watch the the Jamaicans.com world premiere exclusive - "Evening Time" featuring Tessanne Chin and Calibe. And watch the Weekly News Roundup and the Weekly Entertainment Roundup for more on this special event!
Top Ten Female Jamaican/Reggae Singers
This category was far and away the most difficult to list. Because of the limited amount of female singer I included Grace Jones and sing DJ Patra. Female singers in reggae have for decades had hits songs. Many female singers for variety of reasons, including rampant sexism, deliberate neglect motherhood, have been forced many to out of the music business. Over the last 4 decades female singers have not been able to become consistent hit makers like their male counterparts.
VIDEO: Remembering Bunny Rugs - The Voice of Third World
On February 2nd, 2014, the world lost a remarkable Jamaican treasure, the voice of Bunny Rugs. He was not just a penomenal vocal presence, he was also a bright, funny, warm-hearted man with a loving family, steadfast friends and legions of adoring fans. In 2013, Third World celebrated 40 years as a band, and Calibe had the esteemed privilege of spending a sunny evening with them, soaking in their brotherhood, listening to the sweet sounds of their harmonies, and basking in the brilliance of Bunny's voice.
Bunny - May your voice ring on in our ears, may your music live on in our hearts. Rest well, dear friend. You will be missed.
Jamaica's Blue Mountains to come alive with Music Festival on February 22-23
Between February 22 and 23 the mountains of Holywell will come alive with the beats of authentic Jamaican music, and the crafts of Jamaican artists. The inaugural Blue Mountain Music Festival, promoted by Annubis is set to be staged by Bombrush Records in collaboration with the Jamaica Conservation and Development Trust (JCDT).