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SLY AND ROBBIE line up London show

Jamaican rhythm team SLY AND ROBBIE will perform in the capital this summer with Norwegian jazz trumpeter NILS PETTER MOLVAER.

The concert will feature fellow Norwegian guitarist EIVIND AARSET and electronica artist VLADISLAV DELAY of Finland.

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NO-MADDZ teams up with SLY AND ROBBIE

Jamaican reggae band NO-MADDZ has teamed up with legendary drum, bass and production duo SLY AND ROBBIE on its upcoming album.

The new 12-track record, called Sly and Robbie Presents No-Maddz, is scheduled for release at some point in 2015.

New single “Shotta”, produced by SLY AND ROBBIE from the upcoming album, is available now.

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Best Reggae Album Grammy nominations revealed

The nominations for the Grammy Awards 2015 can now be revealed including shortlisted acts in the ‘Best Reggae Album’ category.

The shortlist includes:

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Grammy ‘Best Reggae Album’ shortlist revealed

The nominations in the ‘Best Reggae Album’ category for the 56th Grammy Awards can now be revealed.

The shortlist includes:

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Reggae Rollover show comes to the UK: SHAGGY, MYKAL ROSE & SLY AND ROBBIE

The Reggae Rollover concert will take place at Wembley Arena later this year featuring SHAGGY, MYKAL ROSE, SLY AND ROBBIE, KONSHENS, AGENT SASCO [aka ASSASSIN] and TIFA.

The big show takes place on 19 October and tickets are on sale now priced at £35 to £55.

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BITTY MCLEAN lines up Jazz Café show in August

British reggae singer BITTY MCLEAN looks set to hit London later this summer with a big show at the Jazz Café. 

The gig takes place on 29 August and tickets cost £20 in advance.

In the early 1990s MCLEAN launched into the high end of the British charts with a string of top 10 hits.

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SHAGGY to launch new record label in Jamaica

Reggae and dancehall artist SHAGGY will tomorrow (26 February) launch his new record label, Ranch Entertainment, in Kingston Jamaica.

As reported in the Jamaica Star, the launch is set to take place at the Behind the Screen event at Usain Bolt's Tracks and Records.

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JIMMY CLIFF takes home Grammy Award with Rebirth

Jamaican music legend JIMMY CLIFF has walked away with the ‘Best Reggae Album’ Grammy Award for his latest record Rebirth, which is out on UMe/Sunpower.

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Grammy shortlist announced: JIMMY CLIFF, SEAN PAUL, TOOTS, SLY & ROBBIE and ORIGINAL WAILERS

The 55th annual Grammy awards nominees in the ‘Best Reggae Album’ category can now be revealed.

Whittled down from a pool of 54, the shortlist now includes the following albums:

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LEE “SCRATCH” PERRY lines up two shows at the Jazz Café

Legendary Jamaican musician and producer LEE “SCRATCH” PERRY has lined up two new shows at the Jazz Café in the New Year.

The London gigs take place on the following dates:

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JAMAICAN LEGENDS BAND announces UK tour: SLY & ROBBIE, ERNEST RANGLIN & MONTY ALEXANDER

The JAMAICAN LEGENDS BAND, which features SLY AND ROBBIE, ERNEST RANGLIN and MONTY ALEXANDER, will follow up their Jamaica 50 appearance at the IndigO2 with a string of rare shows across the UK.

Tickets go on sale today (30 May).

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Jamaica 50 Festival in London: all-star line-up revealed

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Jamaica’s independence from the UK, London’s IndigO2 will play host to the Jamaica 50 Festival this summer.

The 11-day event is set to feature an eclectic mix of reggae artists from YELLOWMAN to GYPTIAN, DAMIAN MARLEY to LUCIANO, and SLY AND ROBBIE to BIG YOUTH.

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New WARRIOR KING album & video: full details available

Jamaican singer WARRIOR KING has released an official music video for the first single off his new album Tell Me How Me Sound.

You can check out the video for “Jah Is The Only One” below:

Tell Me How Me Sound boasts some impressive production credits including STEELY & CLEVIESLY AND ROBBIEFat Eyes Productions and WARRIOR KING’s own Rootz Warrior

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Reggae goes country and gay

Two things you might not expect to hear from the world of reggae have hit the headlines recently – firstly VP Records is releasing a country-reggae record, and secondly a Jamaican artist has put out a "pro-gay reggae” album.

VP and Warner Music Nashville have joined forces on new compilation Reggae's Gone Country that includes 13 country songs by a number of well-known reggae artists.

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