Category Archives: Features

Has the Jamaican Community Become Desensitized to Murder?

On Thursday 13 March, Vybz Kartel (real name, Adidja Palmer) was found guilty of murdering former associate Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams following a 65 day trial – the longest in Jamaica’s judicial history, writes Nadine White.

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Portland Paradise: Errol Flynn, the Blue Lagoon, Boston Jerk Centre and Frenchman’s Cove

In 2011, Beenie Man released Sex on the Beach (above), a risqué track with a first verse styled as telephone conversation which concludes with the rapper telling a lonely lady to meet him for fun and drinks at the exclusive … Continue reading

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Review: Dennis Brown 2013 Tribute Concert, Kingston, Jamaica

Last week, Bashment Vibes was privileged to gain VIP access to the annual Dennis Brown Tribute Concert, which took place in Kingston, Jamaica, on Sunday evening. Best described as a massive street party to celebrate what would have been the … Continue reading

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Top 10 Wailers Albums

Last month, Nielsen Sound Scan, the organisation that tracks music sales across the US, Britain, Canada and Japan, revealed the compilation Legend: Bob Marley and The Wailers had become the 9th best-selling album of all-time. Legend has been certified platinum … Continue reading

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History of Jamaican Music

Below is a link to a brief history of Jamaican music featured on the education website Learning Live and used by teachers in the London borough of Hackney to support e-learning.

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The £100m Reggae Robbery: Part 3

Below is the final installment of a three-part report, originally published in New Nation newspaper in 2004, exposing how record companies and so-called ‘collection societies’ deprived reggae artists of millions of pounds in publishing and royalty revenues. Read part one … Continue reading

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The £100m Reggae Robbery: Part 2

Below is the second of a three-part report, originally published in New Nation newspaper in 2004, exposing how record companies and so-called ‘collection societies’ deprived reggae artists of millions of pounds in publishing and royalty revenues. Read part one here: … Continue reading

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The £100m Reggae Robbery

Below is the first of a three-part report, originally published in New Nation newspaper in 2004, exposing how record companies and so-called ‘collection societies’ deprived reggae artists of millions of pounds in publishing and royalty revenues.

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Bob Andy and Marcia Griffiths @ Hammersmith Apollo, London (2003)

In 2003, Bashment Vibes co-produced the Young Gifted and Black concert, which featured Bob Andy and Marcia Griffiths singing together in London for the first time in more than 30 years.

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Documentary: Reggae and Dancehall in London (2002)

A short film we helped produce in 2002 about the changing face of London’s reggae and dancehall scene.

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