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BOB ANDY to headline London ska fest day two

Legendary Jamaican artist BOB ANDY will headline day two of the London International Ska Festival 2016.

ANDY will be performing songs from the 'Golden Era' of reggae music with tunes like “Too Experienced”, “I've Got To Go Back Home” and “Young, Gifted & Black”.

The singer was due to perform at the 2011 festival, but due to illness couldn't come.


MARCIA GRIFFITHS & Friends UK tour postponed

A UK tour featuring MARCIA GRIFFITHS and friends which was due to kick off today has been “postponed”, according to Academy Music Group. 

A new date is expected to be announced in due course.


BOB ANDY robbed at knifepoint

Reggae legend BOB ANDY has been attacked with a knife and robbed in the upper St Andrew community of Mona in Kingston, Jamaica.

According to local reports ANDY was struck on his left arm as he entered his car and had two mobile phones, JMD$50,000 and US$5,000 stolen.

Jamaican police confirmed that there had been a recent wave of similar incidents in the area.


MARCIA GRIFFITHS reveals UK tour in May

Reggae singer MARCIA GRIFFITHS has announced a four-date tour around the UK this May featuring some big acts from Jamaica.

The show will feature BOB ANDY, JUDY MOWATT and TANYA STEPHENS as well as special guest RICHIE SPICE.

They will be backed by the 809 BAND and the event will be hosted by DADDY ERNIE and DJ DADDY FRIDGE.


MARCIA GRIFFITHS lines up big London show

Jamaican singer MARCIA GRIFFITHS has announced a show at the IndigO2 this September celebrating 50 years in the music business.

GRIFFITHS will take fans on a live musical journey through her half century in the business with the finest in classic ska and reggae alongside an all-star line-up backed by the PERFECT PURPLE band.


Easter Reggae Showcase revealed: BOB ANDY, KEN BOOTHE & more

Jamaican greats BOB ANDY, KEN BOOTHE and DADDY U-ROY are among the artists performing at the Easter Reggae Showcase in Brixton this April.


Legendary producer HARRY J passes away

One of reggae’s top producers in the 1970s, HARRY JOHNSON known popularly as HARRY J, has passed away aged 67 after a long battle with diabetes.

According to the Jamaica Observer, the producer died at the Savanna-la-Mar Hospital in his native Westmoreland on 3 April.