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ANTIGUA CARNIVAL officials are scratching their heads of how to make-up for an expected shortfall in the revenue of the money needed to run this year’s festival.

LOS ANGELES (CARIBUPDATE/Dec 7, 2016) – Ziggy Marley, one of the may prolific recording sons of late legend Bob, is in line for yet another Grammy, and so too is the up- and-coming Jamaican band Raging Fyah.

Major Lazer in Jamaica

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KINGSTON, Jamaica(CARIBUPDATE/Nov 5, 2016) - Major Lazer, the dancehall-inspired trio comprised of Diplo, Jillionaire and Walshy Fire, returns to Jamaica for the 5th consecutive year for their Major Lazer & Friends show.

Protoje and Jah9

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – (CARIBUPDATE/Nov 5, 2016) - Three Jamaican acts have been named so far in the line-up for the 8th annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival set for the Monterrey County Fair and Event Center from May 26-28, 2017.

Protoje and Jah9

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – (CARIBUPDATE/Nov 5, 2016) - Three Jamaican acts have been named so far in the line-up for the 8th annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival set for the Monterrey County Fair and Event Center from May 26-28, 2017.

Jamaican reggae revivalists Protoje and Jah9 along with dancehall luminary, Yellowman have just been named for the popular festival.

This announcement sees a dynamic range of artistes joining together to make a truly top-tier festival. Some of the biggest names in the hip hop, reggae, rock, and roots worlds from across the country and around the globe are all set to take over.

Also on the line-up is hip-hop legend Nas, Cali Roots favorites SOJA, Stick Figure, Iration, Nahko and Medicine for the People. Also included in this round are Easy Star Records artistes Passafire and reggae powerhouse Easy Star All-Stars. Adding to the international reach of this year’s line-up is New Zealand-based Six60.

 

Reggae Legend Bob Marley in happier times. (

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KINGSTON, Jamaica (CARIBUPDATE/NOV 21, 2016) - WHEN Robert Nesta ‘Bob’ Marley died on the 11th of May 1981, it was a very sad day for Jamaica, and indeed, the world. He had fought a long, hard battle against cancer but had finally succumbed to it. This cancer had begun as a malignant melanoma underneath his toenail.

NEW YORK (Mirror/Vov 21, 2016) – She’s no stranger to a provocative performance. And Trinidad-born American hip hop sensation Nicki Minaj put on an X-rated display during Sunday night's American Music Awards, alongside pop princess Ariana Grande here on Sunday night.

Dancehall artiste Vybez Kartel

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KINGSTON, Jamaica (CARIBUPDATE/NOV 17, 2016) - Imprisoned deejay Vybz Kartel has been transferred from the Horizon Adult Remand Centre on Spanish Town Road and placed at the maximum security Tower Street Adult Correctional Facility in Kingston.

Reggae Artiste Jah Cure

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NASSAU, Bahamas (CARIBUPDATE/NOV 16, 2016) — Jamaican entertainer, Siccature Alcock, also known as Jah Cure, pleaded not guilty when he appeared in court here on Tuesday after being accused of committing a misdemeanor that stemmed from an argument at the Atlantis Paradise Island resort on Sunday.

Sean Paul

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KINGSTON, Jamaica (CARIBUPDATE/NOV 16, 2016) -Based on chart history in the United Kingdom, Sean Paul is the most successful Jamaican act on that country’s national pop chart.

Reggae artiste Luciano

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KINGSTON, Jamaica (CARIBUPDATE/NOV 15, 2016) - LUCIANO has pulled the plug on his Zion Awake European tour, citing dissatisfaction with his travel and musical arrangements.

Omari Banks

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KINGSTON, Jamaica (CARIBUPDATE/Nov 9, 2016) — Anguillan born reggae recording artist Omari Banks has been playing music for years and is planning for an album release in 2017. In the meantime, Banks has taken another crack at the Jamaican market with Naturally, a lovers rock song he did with producer Clive Hunt.

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