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Sting and Shaggy win 2019 Grammy award for 'Best Reggae Album' Special

On February 10, Sting and Shaggy reigned supreme at the 2019 Grammy Awards, which took place at the Staples Center in Los Angels, California.

UNESCO adds reggae to global cultural heritage list

Port Louis - Reggae music, whose chill, lilting grooves won international fame thanks to artists like Bob Marley, on Thursday secured a coveted spot on the United Nations' list of global cultural treasures.

UNESCO adds reggae music to global cultural heritage list

Port Louis - Reggae music, whose calm, lilting grooves found international fame thanks to artists like Bob Marley, on Thursday won a spot on the United Nations' list of global cultural treasures.

Review: Kenyan reggae artist Man Wazimu delights on 'Have Not' video Special

Nairobi - Kenyan reggae artist Man Wazimu has released his new music video for his song "Have Not." Digital Journal has the scoop.

Review: This new reggae album by Mystic Bowie will blow you away Special

On June 15, 2018, reggae artist Mystic Bowie released his new album "Mystic Bowie's Talking Dreads." Digital Journal has the scoop.

Mystic Bowie to release full-length breakthrough reggae album

Reggae artist Mystic Bowie will be releasing his eponymous debut studio album, "Mystic Bowie's Talking Dreads" on June 15, 2018.

Iration to play the Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk

On June 16, reggae-influenced alternative rock band will be performing in Brooklyn, New York, along with headliners Slightly Stoopid.

'Soul-reggae crossover sensation' Natty is back Special

London - Born in San Francisco, a UK resident since the age of one, Natty scored a Top 20 hit in 2008 with his debut LP 'Man Like I.' Digital Journal asked him all about the follow-up 'Release the Fear.'

Interview: Horace Panter of The Specials discusses music and art Special

The bass player with the ska/2 Tone legends is also an accomplished artist who has exhibited his paintings all over the world. He gave an exclusive interview to Digital Journal.

Review: Magic! charms on new radio single 'No Way No' Special

Reggae band Magic! is back with their refreshing new radio single "No Way No," and it is bound to go platinum in no time.

Chart-topping reggae band Magic! talks 'Rude' and music career Special

Huntington - On March 7, Magic! sat down and chatted with Digital Journal about their music and smash hit single "Rude" prior to their concert at The Paramount.

Long-term best friends to release first album together Special 

Every time he takes the stage, Tyler Cunningham brings a piece of his father with him. The bassist for Something Like Seduction performs every show with the same Hondo boomstick that his father Brian did in his earlier years.

Review: Emblem3 soars on new 'Forever Together' EP Special

Emblem3 is back with their soaring new EP entitled "Forever Together," and they prove to still be an awesome band of brothers.

Singer Matthew Patrick talks about new EP 'Yard Sale' Special

Roots rock and reggae musician Matthew Patrick chatted about his new EP "Yard Sale," which features the song "Fly" and "Howl at the Moon."

Reggae singer Junior Murvin dies at 64

Jamaican reggae singer Junior Murvin, best known for his hit "Police & Thieves," has died, aged 64. The cause of death is currently unknown.

Review: Reggae group Iration releases infectious studio album 'Automatic' Special

Reggae group Iration released their newest studio album “Automatic” on July 2, 2013, via their own record label, 3 Prong Records, which has a distribution through MRI/RED.

Bob Marley comes to Sydenham

Sydenham - Earlier this year, a documentary about the life and music of Bob Marley was released. It is being screened October 25 in Sydenham.

Snoop Dogg's reggae transformation; changes name to Snoop Lion

After a visit to Jamaica, Snoop Dogg says he's undergone a transformation. He says he's tired of Rap and his new album is all Reggae. Oh and he's changing his name to Snoop Lion.

More names confirmed for European reggae festival

Benicasim - The Rototom Sunsplash organisation has confirmed further appearances for its Summer festival, including a large number of dub artists.

Review: Reggae from Kingston, Jamaica and Barcelona

Kingston - Like Reggae? Somebody in Spain does. The people behind the Rototom Sunsplash Festival have just advised the world of a new album by Malijah.

Review: A Song for International Women's Day

Yesterday was International Women's Day, although nobody who matters seems to have noticed, but one young lady thinks it is something to sing about.

Free concerts and confirmed artists announced for reggae festival

Benicasim - Rototom Sunsplash have announced both free shows and confirmed artists for their August reggae festival in Benicàssim, Spain.

Introducing the Spanish reggae TV channel

Benicasim - The people behind the forthcoming European Reggae Festival have announced the launch of their own dedicated television channel.

Massive Reggae festival for Europe this Summer - book now

Benicasim - Rototom Sunsplash has announced what is likely to be Europe's largest reggae festival this year; tickets for the 7 day event are already on sale.

Bob Marley film screening at BFI

London - Bob Marley may have been dead for thirty years, but he's playing this afternoon at the British Film Institute, including previously unseen footage from Jamaica.

Op-Ed: Bob Marley is dead, but his music lives on

Bob Marley may have been dead for 30 years, but he is riding high in the charts again as his 1984 posthumous compilation album hits the number one spot in 17 of 22 international markets.

The Bob Marley legacy 30 years later

London - Bob Marley died more than 30 years ago, but his legacy is very much alive. Two of his sons are currently in the UK , and recently they appeared on the BBC's 'Breakfast' news programme.

Smiley Culture: Sad end for reggae’s Cheeky Chappie

A report on the manufactured controversy surrounding the death of the British reggae artist Smiley Culture, (David Emmanuel).

'Night Nurse' singer, reggae star Gregory Isaacs dies at 59

Gregory Isaac, the Jamaican reggae star who penned a world wide hit with "Night Nurse", has died. His family were at his bedside. Last year he had been diagnosed with lung cancer.

The culture of reggae band Culture

A Black History Month look back at Culture, one of reggae’s most influential and ‘conscious’ groups. Culture set themselves apart by insisting on reporting on Jamaican social conditions, above all else.
 

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