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Source: The Gleaner Published: Friday | December 27, 2019 | 12:05 AM by Stephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer. The standard and sound of reggae music have definitely changed over the past 10 years, says Wayne ‘Unga Barunga’ Thompson, well-known producer and one half of the drum-and-bass duo, Notis Heavyweight Rockaz. “The new generation of artistes and producers […]

Jamaican born and bred Busy Signal has merged fire with Afro B for a hilarious video for ‘100%’. 100% is fiery song mixed with Afro B’s afrowave style. On making the song, Busy Signal says “It was great to link up with my brother Afro B on the song. And we made this one for […]

Vybz Kartel is gearing up to release a new album, and sadly, “Exiled Pharoah” will have to wait. Sources confirmed with Urban Islandz that Vybz Kartel’s new project has been renamed to “To Tanesha” and it is set for a January 10, 2020 release date. This album will follow other Vybz Kartel projects such as, […]

WHAT IS REGGAE SUMFEST REGGAE SUMFEST HISTORY Reggae Sumfest was birthed in 1993 by fathers Johnny Gourzong and Robert Russell. The inspiration for Sumfest came from the downward spiral of a former local festival, Reggae Sunsplash. As Reggae Sunsplash eventually died out, Gourzong and Russell imagined an even greater reggae event— one with bigger names, […]

Jamaican reggae star Koffee was featured in a new short Honda documentary this week by Billboard. The Honda docu-series called “Honda Backstage” was directed by Alfred Marroquin and featured the young sensation as one of this year’s “most exciting rising stars.” In the short episode that premiered on Monday on Billboard’s YouTube, Koffee is filmed […]

It seems Bounty Killer’s tongue-lashing of politicians on the weekend has frightened the Members of the House of Representatives, so much so that they have taken quick action to cool his anger. A little over 24 hours after the Star newspaper published a front-page article in which the Killer castigated politicians for strangling Dancehall, Members […]

The whole point of digital music is the risk-free grazing” Cory Doctorow, Canadian journalist and co-editor and of the off-beat blog Boing Boing, is an activist in favor of liberalizing copyright laws and a proponent of the Creative Commons non-profit organization devoted to expanding the range of creative works available for others to build upon […]

Price, 57, has played music nearly her whole life, starting with piano when she was five years old. But in the fall of 2009, the guitar was still something of mystery to her. She had been playing for only a couple of months and was struggling a bit with the new challenges. Yet, instead of […]

Music is a form of art that involves organized and audible sounds and silence. It is normally expressed in terms of pitch (which includes melody and harmony), rhythm (which includes tempo and meter), and the quality of sound (which includes timbre, articulation, dynamics, and texture). Music may also involve complex generative forms in time through […]

Have you ever wondered how your favorite musicians make such great music? The answer is this: They fully understand how musical emotion works, and how to use this to create intense emotions in YOU while you listen to them. Understanding musical expression is key to becoming a great guitar player and musician. When you control […]