Parang caravan hits Sangre Grande By RALPH BANWARIE Monday, October 18 2010 click on pic to zoom in Los Numeros had the crowd on their feet with their sweet parang presentations. ... « prev photo next photo » Selection of parang bands for this year’s parang finals seem to be a very challenging task. Based on the performances at the Sangre Grande Recreation ground on Saturday, the bands’ performances show they are working very hard by their presentations. At Sangre Grande, the 17 bands that performed were of a unique and high standard as they entertained the audience. The parranderos’ voices and music brought the crowd to their feet and most of the parang lovers were seen dancing away to the sweet music. And to accompany the musical treat, there were food stalls — like barbecue, pastelles, wild meat and provision to ensure that no one was hungry. At no moment the crowd assembled at the Recreation Ground seemed to be bored. No incidents were reported except that parang lovers wanted more music and were not worried about getting back home any time soon. Some of the bands entertaining the crowd with their sweet parang music were Los Amigos Cantadores,…
Buju Banton spirit got a huge boost yesterday when a judge granted the artist bail in Florida. Gargamel who has been behind bars for the last 10 months told one of his attorneys that he is eager to go home and lay in his own bed. “Marc Seitles, one of Banton’s lawyers, said the artiste was looking forward to going home. “I met with Buju after the hearing and he was very positive and looking forward to sleeping in his own bed in Tamarac, Florida,” Seitles told the Observer. “We are extremely pleased that bond was granted…,” Markus said. “It was the right decision because Buju isn’t a risk of flight or a danger to the community.” (Jamaica Observer) In the meantime Buju Banton fans are already basking in jubilation since the artist was given the nod yesterday by judge Anthony Porcelli. Banton though is still not totally in the clear, as his lawyer David Markus will now have to file a motion in the immigration courts to prevent Buju from being deported.
Dancehall kingpins Bounty Killer and Baby Cham has apparently reunite for another dancehall mega hit. A new track surfaced yesterday called “Stronger” which is a collaboration by Baby Cham, Bounty Killer and singer Mykal Rose. We at Urban Islandz things this song represent genuine dancehall from Cham and Bounty who is among our all time greatest dancehall deejays. Baby Cham and Bounty Killer was close friends in the nineties but part ways over unknown disagreements. It is delightful to know Cham and Killer worked out their differences and are now working together again to produce mega hits like “Another Level.” Source told Urban Islandz that Cham is also now officially a part of the Bounty Killer led Alliance. The new track “Stronger” was produced by veteran dancehall producer Dave Kelly of Mad House productions.
When: Fri Nov 05, 2010 - Sat Nov 06, 2010 Where: Sound Academy - Toronto Category: D'Bandit Events CHALAWA MEETS SLY & ROBBIE with special guests: THE ARESENALS + ROYAL SYNDICATE Sly and Robbie are one of reggae's most prolific and long lasting production teams. The rhythm section of drummer Lowell Dunbar (nicknamed Sly after Sly Stone, one of his favorite musicians) and bass guitarist Robert Shakespeare started working together in the mid 1970s, after having established themselves separately on the Jamaican music scene. They are humorously also sometimes referred to as Sly Drumbar and Robbie Basspeare, one example being the sleeve notes of Black Uhuru's Red album. Sly and Robbie may well be the most prolific recording artists ever. One estimate is that they have played on or produced some 200,000 songs, considering that some of their riddims such as "Revolution" have been used on over 100 songs TICKETS:GENERAL ADMISSION: $25.00 (+ SERVICE CHARGES)
Protoje has released a fifth single. The new track entitled Rasta Love features Grammy-nominated artiste Ky-Mani Marley. Marley, the second-youngest son of reggae legend Bob Marley, delivers the catchy chorus describing the trials of a young woman involved with a Rastafarian man. Meanwhile, the potent lyricism of Protoje fuels the song's savvy verses. The first verse was leaked on YouTube last week and the track has already been played on local radio stations like ZIP FM and IRIE FM. The Don Corleon-produced Rasta Love comes hot on the heels of Roll, released in August on Corleon's Minor Riddim. Both tracks will appear on The Seven Year Itch, Protoje's upcoming album which has been executive produced by Don Corleon Records and is slated for an early 2011 release. Protoje is currently anticipating his promotional tour this December in parts of Europe and the United States