This is the latest episode of the syndicated Dancehall Now podcast produced by Highlanda Sound System for March 2011 featuring the very latest dancehall and soca music in a full stereo radio broadcast format.
This episode includes live footage from Highlanda’s Dancehall Now Radio Show (Tuesdays 6pm – 9pm EST) on DaFlavaRadio.com, VibesFM.gm and Route1Radio.com in which reggae recording artist Tarrus Riley talks with SuperPEC about growing up being surrounded by music, and travelling the world promoting his current projects.
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The inaugural Reggae Vault Classics event, which took place on Thursday, April 21st at The Sound Table in downtown Atlanta‘s historic fourth ward district was truly a refreshingly joyous occasion. I would definitely look out for the next installment in this promising party series.
Here is a glimpse into what took place:
Gallery: Reggae Vault Classics @ The Sound Table
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U.K. production company Xingu Films, Canada’s Conquering Lion and Jamaican producer Justine Henzell are uniting to remake 1972 Jamaican classic, “The Harder They Come,” which starred reggae legend Jimmy Cliff as an aspiring musician lured into crime.
“Harder” will be produced by Henzell, Xingu’s Trudie Styler and Alex Francis and Lion’s Damon D’Oliveira and Clement Virgo in the three countries’ first co-production.
The original was written and directed by Henzell’s father Perry Henzell, who died in 2006.
D’Oliveira described the new version as a re-imagining that will move to contemporary reggae and reggae-influenced grooves.
Set in Jamaica and London, it’s being penned by former New Musical Express scribe Chris Salewicz, co-writer of “Third World Cop” (the most financially successful Caribbean pic) and books including “Bob Marley: The Untold Story.”
The producers expect to have a draft script ready for Cannes and principal photography is targeted for 2012.
“Next year is the 50th anniversary of Jamaica and the 40th anniversary of the original film, so the timing is perfect,” said D’Oliveira. ” ‘The Harder They Come’ was the first film to bring the real Jamaica to the world, and that spirit informs this new version.”
Henzell, director of Jamaica’s Calabash Literary Festival, said as the rights holder to the original she has been approached many times by companies with remake ideas, adding, “For the first time, I am confident we have a team that will simultaneously honor the original while creating a new narrative worthy of the legacy.”
“Live On The Waterfront” is a 4 day event brought to you by The Live Entertainment Group to Stimulate and revamp your taste for our Jamaican music on April 22 – 25 2011 . This phenomenal event will feature a few genres of our Jamaican musical culture like, Roots Rocking Reggae, Dancehall and Gospel etc.
Live On The Waterfront is geared towards bring back to Jamaica’s event calendar a truly authentic musical showcase, with a focus on the local talent rather than foreign acts. The Representation of Jamaican music will be from originators and innovators in the industry current and Old stars.
Acts such as Vintage line up; Charlie Chaplin, Josey Wales, U Roy and many more, Roots Rocking Reggae; Tarrus Riley, Tony Rebel, Etana and many more, Dancehall; Bounty Killa, I-Octane, Lady Saw and many more, Gospel; Carlene Davis, Dj Nicholas, Prodigal Son and many more. There will be various bands providing melodious rhymes that will soothe your ear and better yet Byron Lee’s Dragonairs will be there to electrify you with their wide collection of high energy soca music.
Pier One Montego Bay Jamaica will be the place where this new phenomenon will be born and staged. This venue as you know is the home for some of Jamaica’s/Montego Bay’s most luxurious sunset viewing with a wide view of the night sky as it touches the ocean and to top it off Pier One is also Montego Bay’s number 1 dining location. Pier One is also the home for some of Montego’s Bay biggest events like Short Circuit, Dancehall Queen, Fame Road Show and many more hit events.
Come meet, greet, eat and party responsibly in a safe and relaxing environment among friends, family and to sum it up great people. Come and experience entertainment in a way you have never experienced before.