Reprints February 25, 2011 With Island Spice, and Years of Seasoning, Old is New Again By JON PARELES The Jolly Boys returned to New York City for their first public show here in decades like a Model T with a new CD player in the dashboard. At Hiro Ballroom on Thursday night, they had material [...]
THE JOLLY BOYS JOIN SADE AS SPECIAL GUESTS Following a personal invitation from Sade, Jamaica’s legendary and iconic The Jolly Boys have announced that they will join Sade on their European tour this spring. The Jolly Boys, once the toast of Jamaica with their traditional ‘mento’ music, have after five decades been enjoying a [...]
Jolly Boys rehearsing “Blue Monday” by New Order and “Rehab” by Amy Winehouse in Rehearsals on Sat, July 3, 2010. Footage taken by Sarfraz Manzoor, journalist from the UK.
MENTO was the music of the Jamaican dancehalls before ska, rocksteady and reggae came along. A people’s music typically played in the countryside on acoustic–sometimes homemade–instruments, it dates to the late 19th century. Its lyrics generally dealt with rude or slack topics, or addressed the social issues of the day. Although often confused with calypso (largely [...]
On Saturday July 3, Geejam Productions will heat up the summer at Redbones Café in Kingston with Geejam Nights, a one-night-only concert event and party showcasing the Jolly Boys featuring Albert Minott and their new, modern take on mento, Jamaica’s first-time dance music. First set begins at 8:00pm with a performance of the kind classic [...]
Krista Henry, Gleaner Staff Reporter Anthony Mandler, the director of American rapper Drake’s Find Your Love video, which was shot in Jamaica in April and features singjay Mavado as the ‘villain’ of the plot, has come out in response to Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett’s comments last week, warning local acts to be careful in [...]
The Jamaican music industry has lost another pioneer with the passing of veteran studio engineer Sid Bucknor, who died of cancer at the St Charles Hospital, Ladbroke Grove in London on Sunday. Bucknor, who migrated to the UK in 1970, was one of the early innovators responsible for the evolution of Jamaican music from ska [...]
Clovis Cartoon – Beenie & Bounty Take To The Seas No, we just can’t get enough of these hilarious Clovis cartoons that spoof the ongoing United States visa saga facing some Jamaican artistes. The Clovis cartoon below was featured in today’s Jamaica Observer newspaper, and shows popular dancehall deejays Beenie Man and Bounty Killer (whose [...]
After much delay, the highly anticipated Nas and Damian “Junior Gong” Marley’s ‘Distant Relatives’ album is finally set and confirmed to be released on Tuesday, May 18th. The album cover was revealed recently, and we’ve featured it below. According to the artistes, the album album traces Hip-Hop’s roots in Africa, and how it was transported [...]
Some rap tunes we did back in the day, we were trying to get signed!!! Almost got there. Thanks to Anthony Fairweather, but we went a different direction and focussed on Dancehall. This dude is now one of the sickest artiste in Jamaica. Its just a matter of time. DAJENESIS – D.A.Jay by dalevirgo
Answer: Many Christians struggle with this question. Many secular musicians are immensely talented. Secular music can be very entertaining. There are many secular songs that have catchy melodies, thoughtful insights, and positive messages. In determining whether or not to listen to secular music, there are three primary factors to consider: 1) the purpose of music, [...]
This was i tune i knew/know even now word for word. I used to love listen to this tune. It run inna mi head today. Big up to General Degree.