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Green Lion’s innovative reggae dubstep project, the Rough Road Riddim, featuring Jahdan Blakkamoore, Chronixx, Kabaka Pyramid, Dre Island, Zamunda and Cronsyncro is out today. BUY ON ITUNES Award-winning producer Zeke Stern, aka Green Lion, responsible for OkayPlayer/LargeUp’s #5 Top UK Dancehall Tune in 2012 (“We Run England” performed by Mr

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EnvironmentGood Food

Here’s the latest update in my home gardening adventure (see Home Gardening in Jamaica, Part 1). First and most excitingly for me, after one week I’ve got some little sprouts poking up – the basil, tarragon and chives seem to be bubbling along!

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EnvironmentGood Food

Eating in Jamaica can be a challenging thing for people like myself with unusual (or as Karin puts it “weird”) taste. I’m a pescetarian (I eat fish and shellfish, but no meat), I don’t like eggs or tofu, I prefer savoury to sweet, and I’ll eat a whole jar of olives

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Happening on the Edge 2010

Last Saturday’s “Eclectic” event at Susie’s Bakery in Southdale Plaza proved to be eclectic in tempo as well as lineup. Organized by Seretse Small’s Live Music Nation JA and Griot Music, the event was billed as a “party of extreme ESP- Extra Sensory Pleasure”.

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Music

Steely and Clevie @ Best Of The Best 2007, Miami, FL Wycliffe “Steely” Johnson, musician and producer extraordinaire, passed away yesterday morning (1 September 2009) in a hospital in New York. You can read the details elsewhere if you’re so inclined- having been privy to the details of his travails

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Rootz Underground

Rootz Underground has just debuted its latest single and music video, entitled “Power To The People” (Riverstone Records, 2009).

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Farin X Change

Farin X Change At a time when many are questioning the content and quality of Jamaican popular music, emerging reggae band Farin X Change stands solidly above the debate with an eclectic blend of roots reggae and rock influences.

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Music

This is part 2 of a 3 part post. Part 1 can be found here. Treasure Dub (Treasure Isle) 197-something An austere cover from the “heavy manners” period of the 70s Dub as a musical technique did not really emerge on the Jamaican scene until roughly 1972, although proto-dub was

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Music

YardEdge welcomes our new guest blogger Christopher Edmonds here with his first post about dub. The Seducer Dub Wise – Perhaps this covers suggests the Broadcasting Commission should ban this too? After reading this great article here about Jamaican album covers, I thought I would add my bit to the

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