Tag Archives: Jamaica

Pinnacle & The First Rasta … the story of Leonard ‘Gong’ Howell

Following on from her celebrated book –  The First Rasta –  my long time friend, French music journalist and occasional contributor to Straight No Chaser, Hélène Lee,  has collaborated with Christophe Farnarier, and directed a compelling portrait of Leonard “Gong” Howell’s … Continue reading

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Jamaica50: Babylon Your Queendom is falling….

Since Big Ben struck midnight on New Year’s eve and the South Bank lit up large in anticipation of the Olympics on the East-side, it seems that Jamaica has thrown up a daily dose of evocative bass-ical vibrations into this … Continue reading

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JAMDOWN 50: Planetaria’s Deep’n’Rootical Selekshaaan… courtesy of the man called Kam Bhogal…

Following on from his most excellent tribute to the late great Gil Scott HeronL, comes the latest episode of Planetaria on Seeks Music. It dropped on New Year’s Eve and at the helm is digital artist/film maker – the mighty … Continue reading

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Book Bizniz… Which ‘Dudus’ dem a look for? Jamaica’s First President…

OVER A YEAR HAS ELAPSED since the world watched in awe as the Jamaican police and armed forces made a military style incursion into Tivoli Gardens in West Kingston in an attempt to arrest and extradite Michael Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke … Continue reading

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SHOTTSMAN comes with ‘TWO BIG SOUND: 7 Nights a Week!

Not too long ago I couldn’t resist the temptation to swing by a rare sound system clash at Brixton Town Hall featuring Sir Coxsone Outernational and Saxon Studio. As a one time ardent follower of Coxsone sound I stepped into … Continue reading

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