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ANNUAL CARIBBEAN URBAN MUSIC AWARDS The first annual Caribbean Urban Music Awards (CUMA) is scheduled to take place in Jamaica on Saturday, April 26, 2008 at James Bond Beach in Oracabessa, St Mary. The Caribbean Urban Music Awards (CUMA), is

NEWS Dancehall artiste Lipton Russell popularly known as Dangerous recently shoot the video for his latest single “Too Bad Mind”, in his home parish of St Thomas. The single is done on the Substancial Records Label; the video was directed

NEWS I-Octane’s latest single “Different Page” recorded for Rated R label will officially be released by the end of April 2008. He is also gearing up to shoot a video for the single “Different Page”. I-Octane has another single “None

Reggae Believe It or Not Nyahbingi (sometimes spelt ‘Nyabhingi’ or ‘Nyabinghi’) music in its purest form is the music played at Rastafarian meetings or ‘grounations’, and is based around a style of relentless drumming and chanting. Sometimes a guitar or

Miss Jamaica Universe The crowning of 2008 Miss Jamaica Universe was held at the National Indoor Sport Centre, Independence Park on Saturday, 12 April. The winner was announced as 18-year-old April Jackson (Miss Swift Cash) . Twenty-two -year-old Doneika Plowright

SOPHIA BROWN TO SHOOT VIDEO Picture courtesy of myspace.com Female vocalist Sophia Brown is now turning her attention towards the video shoot for her new popular single, “I’m a Rose” on Wednesday, April 16, 2008. “I’m A Rose” is produced

MAMA BOOKER MEMORIAL SERVICE www.classical-reggae-interview.org A special memorial service will be held on April 15, 2008 to commemorate the life of Cedella Booker, mother of international reggae icon Bob Marley. The service will be held at the Garden House of

Reggae Believe It or Not The man know to most people as Metro is a figure in the UK’s sound system scene. The popular Metro Downbeat sound, which he lunched in 1959 was not the first in the country, but

KIPRICH NEW ALBUM DRAMA KING Marlon Plunkett otherwise known as Kiprich released his album on the 9th of April 2008. TRACK LIST Bosey Whine featuring Blacker This Is A Law Mi Little Katty Gwey Bun Fi Bun Joe Grind featuring

SPRAGGA BENZ OFFICIAL HOST FOR CUMA Picture courtesy of www.westindantimes.net Reggae/Dancehall artiste Carlton Grant popularly known as Spragga Benz is the official host for this year Caribbean Urban Music Awards (CUMA) taking place in Jamaica on the 26th of April

The “Hunt” is Over Digicel Rising Stars have set the bar for four consecutive years and intends to live up to their expectations. With auditions just a few days away, Rising Stars organisers have been looking for a host to

NEWS Dancehall artiste David Constantine Brooks more popularly known as Mavado has donated $10, 000 dollars as a contribution for Sunday, April 13, 2008 Sisters to Sisters Mediathon. The money was presented to committee member Paula-Ann Porter – Jones. Mavado

CEDELLA MARLEY BOOKER HAS PASSED July 23, 1926 – April 8, 2008   Picture courtesy of www.classical-reggae-interviews.org Reggae Times understands that the mother of legendary Reggae artiste the late Bob Marley, Cedella Marley Booker passed away at her South Florida

NEWS Jamaica’s premier film production company, Firefly Films, is holding open auditions at 10a West Kings House Road to cast actors in a new film – Blood, Gold and Green on Tuesday, April 8, 2008. Reggae Sumfest will be held

MAVADO CHARGED WITH GUN POSSESSION AND SHOOTING Reggae Times has been reliably informed that one of Jamaica’s most popular dancehall entertainers, the self-proclaimed, “Gangsta for Life”, David Brooks, known to most Jamaicans as Mavado; was arrested on Wednesday night, March

NEWS Anthony B, known for his conscious reggae lyrics and hardcore deejay style has tons of new materials including his debut soca single,” Tripping Down Di Road”. This single is in collaboration with Trinidad Soca star Machel Montano’s band member,

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By RT Ancient Monarchy more popularly known as Frisco Kid recently released a new single called “NUH PUNCH LINE”. It is recorded on the old axe riddim for Truckback Label. Fyakin recently shot a video for his single, “YOU ARE

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