Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley (February 6, 1945 – May 11, 1981)
was a Jamaican singer-songwriter and musician. He was the
lead singer, songwriter and guitarist for the ska, rocksteady
and reggae bands The Wailers (1964–1974) and Bob Marley
& The Wailers (1974–1981).
Marley remains the most widely known and revered performer
of reggae music, and is credited for helping spread both Jamaican
music and the Rastafari movement to a worldwide audience.
Marley's best known hits include "I Shot the Sheriff", "No Woman,
No Cry", "Could You Be Loved", "Stir It...
(Dow Jones)The International Monetary Fund's executive board
Thursday approved a $1.27 billion loan to Jamaica, opening the
door for additional financing of more than $1 billion from other
international financial institutions.
Jamaica gets immediate access to about $640 million of the
27-month stand-by arrangement, with some of the money
expected to be used to create a financial stability support fund,
the IMF said in a statement.
The loan deal follows the successful completion of the government's
debt exchange totaling nearly $8 billion. The...
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao pledged Wednesday to continue
China's support to Jamaica's economic development, saying
the two sides should expand cooperation in infrastructure
construction, mining and tourism.
China's trade with Jamaica slipped by some 30 percent to 219
million U.S. dollars last year. However, China's imports from
Jamaica nearly tripled year on year, according to Chinese
He called on the two sides to bolster cooperation in infrastructure
construction, mining industry and tourism, and said China is...
The annual Smile Jamaica concert in honour of the life and
legacy of the Hon. Robert Nesta Marley returns to the birth
place of the Reggae icon, Nine Mile, St. Ann in Jamaica on
Saturday, February 6, 2010.
The Bob Marley/Rita Marley Foundation the global initiative
was renamed Smile Jamaica/ Africa Unite and brought to
James Bond Beach on Feb 23rd 2008 in Jamaica for the first
In 2008, the Smile Jamaica and Africa Unite concert experiences
united for a memorable event, and Smile Jamaica took a break in
2009. For the 2010 installment, Smile...
The 29th annual Ragga Muffins Music Festival returns to
Southern California February 20-21 bringing a weekend
of reggae music to the Long Beach Arena.
The two-day Music and Arts Festival continues the tradition
of honoring Bob Marley, one of the greatest champions of human
rights and world peace, by spreading his vision of One World,
One Love through music and community.
Ragga Muffins Performances on Saturday, February 20:
Bajah &the Dry Eye Crew
Ther nominees for best reggae album were
Buju Banton - Rasta Got Soul (Gargamel Music, Inc.)
Gregory Isaacs - Brand New Me (Tad's Record)
Julian Marley - Awake (Ghetto Youths/Tuff Gong/Universal Republic)
Sean Paul - Imperial Blaze. (VP/Atlantic)
Stephen Marley - Mind Control Acoustic (Ghetto Youths/Tuff Gong/Universal Republic)
Stephen Marley won the Grammy for best reggae album the fourth
time a member of the Marley family has won in the past five years.
In 2006 Damian Marley won for Welcome to Jamrock, the single of
which was a blockbuster hit...
After nearly a year of intense scrutiny, political posturing
and consumer outcry, it's time for the music business to
come to grips with its new superpower: Live Nation Entertainment.
At a time when live entertainment remains one of the healthier
sectors of the troubled music industry, the combined Live Nation
and Ticketmaster stands to dominate each part of that sector:
touring, management and ticketing.
Live Nation is the largest promoter and venue operator in the world,
owning the majority of North American amphitheaters and promoting
most of the...
The Virtuoso Alborosie is shaking up California in February
with his ESCAPE FROM BABYLON TO THE KINGDOM OF ZION
tour. This tour is the presentation and representation of
Alborosie’s sound, giving people the chance to catch this
rising reggae star in person. He will be visiting numerous
venues performing his various hits, this tour is a must see.
Multiple Grammy winning artist Ziggy Marley, and Tuff Gong
Worldwide present "Dancehall Originators Vol 1," the first in
a new series of dancehall reggae albums designed to pay homage
to the groundbreaking original artists that paved the way for
dancehall artists today. The album, which will be released on
February 2, 2010.
In 1992, producer/songwriter Phillip Smart, founder of Long Island's
HC&F Studios, created the scorching "Hot This Year" riddim, whose
bouncy keyboard riffs and resounding bass were considered ground
breaking at the time.