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Jamaican Music

Late reggae icon Peter Tosh receives Jamaica honour

Twenty-five years after his murder, Jamaica’s government on Monday honoured the contributions of firebrand reggae musician and songwriter Peter Tosh, one of the Caribbean island’s musical giants.

Monday, 22 October, 2012, 4:09pm

Wake Up! John Legend & The Roots (CD)

The 1960s and 70s were a time of great social change in America. The Civil Rights Movement was pushing for racial equality, and young people of all races were speaking out against the war in Vietnam. All this anger and frustration led to boundless artistic proliferation: some of the 'protest' songs of the time remain among the best examples of folk and soul music.

26 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Theoretical Girl

Theoretical Girl Divided (Memphis Industries)

25 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Outtakes

Reggae fest to roll through Sentosa

Why is it that reggae sounds better on a beach? Most people who have been drawn to Jamaican-themed bars on the sandy fringes of Southeast Asia would have to agree that it does.

3 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Tales From a Skinny White Boy Bobby Kray (CD)

Bobby Kray is certainly raising eyebrows in the music world. The 27-year-old up-and-coming reggae star was previously a school bus driver, an agriculture student and a worker on a remote farm in northern England.

He was recently discovered in London when he burst into song at the famous record shop where he was working.

23 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

White boy takes on reggae challenge

Bobby Kray is certainly raising eyebrows in the music world. The 27-year-old up-and-coming reggae star was a school bus driver, an agriculture student and a worker on a remote farm in northern England.

He was recently discovered in London when he burst into song at the famous record shop where he was working.

26 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Reggae night finds its roots with founders' return

Lan Kwai Fong's Club 97 will celebrate the sixth anniversary of its Sunday Reggae Night with the two founding DJs (Rikki) Black Malik and Mikey Dread returning to 'big it up'.

27 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Hard-Fi

Hard-Fi

Stars of CCTV

(Warner Music)

31 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

FROM THE VAULT: 1979

The Police

Regatta de Blanc

(A&M)

Pretension begins and ends with the unfathomable decision to translate this album's title into French. The London-based band did the same with its first three. This one means White Reggae. But the reggae influence on this, The Police's second album, is no more than that.

30 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Various artists

Various artists

World Reggae

(Putumayo)

Unimaginatively titled it may be, but World Reggae is nevertheless a great showcase of 12 lesser-known international acts from Europe, South America and Africa.

9 May 2004 - 12:00am

UB40

UB40

Homegrown

(Dep Star)

At last, UB40, Britain's sole survivor from its 1980s ska revival, has gone back to its more creative roots by writing original material instead of cheesily 'skanking up' old pop tunes.

23 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Various artists

Various artists

Rodigan's 25th Anniversary

(Kiss)

This notable new reggae double disc pays tribute to Britain's best-known radio DJ of the genre, David Rodigan, who this year celebrates quarter of a century on the airwaves.

21 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

after dark

You get the tickets. We've got the plan.

'Sun is rising, the weather is sweet,' as Bob Marley pointed out. Even if you don't believe him, you should: when it rains, reggae makes the sun shine. Easter is here, so let's celebrate life for a change. Forget the gloom, the doom and the pestilence and indulge in a refreshing slab of something nice. Rasta la vista, me darlin'.

18 Apr 2003 - 12:00am

Schoolnight rules broken

One of the longest-standing Sunday night party venues is Club 97 (9 Lan Kwai Fong, Central. Tel: 2810 9333). Known simply as Reggae Night, the weekly party has been luring Sunday night drinkers and shakers for 18 months. Behind the turntables is British Jamaican DJ Mikey Dread who has been promoting reggae in Hong Kong for more than a decade.

18 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Live music

Attention reggae fans, Trevy Felix wants a word with you. And the charismatic founder of US-based roots reggae outfit Boom Shaka (right) has plenty to say.

21 Sep 2001 - 12:00am

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