First Note: Lady Saw considers Christianity, Dancehall & Taxes, Reggae Grammy Award Nominations

Lady Saw ‘Contemplating’ Baptism (The Voice) Popular Jamiacan dancehall star Lady Saw has confirmed that she is contemplating baptism, the Jamaica Star reports. Earlier this week Saw, dubbed the ‘Queen of the dancehall,’ took to Twiter to announce the news. She tweeted: “Been thinking…

First Note: RIP Bob Marley’s Manager, Popcaan promises to do better & La Lewis is arrested

Marley’s former manager dead (The Jamaica Observer) DANNY Sims, the American impresario who once managed Bob Marley and The Wailers, died last Wednesday in Los Angeles at age 72. Allan ‘Skill’ Cole, Sims’ close friend, told the Jamaica Observer that…

First Note:10.04.2012

Richie Spice Drops New Album ‘Soothing Sounds: Acoustic’ (Urban Islandz) Reggae virtuoso and cultural sensation Richie Spice exhibits his unbridled talent and versatility with the release of his latest studio effort, Soothing Sounds: Acoustic, available worldwide on Tuesday, October 23, 2012…

First Note: 09.27.2012

Jamaica: The loudest island on the planet? (BBC News) Everywhere you go in Jamaica, you hear music – loud music. Although authorities recently enforced an island-wide musical curfew, there is a growing campaign to relax the restrictions. Why has the Caribbean…