September, 1979: Vintage 60 minutes interview with Bob Marley and the Rastafarians in Jamaica. To get this story George Negus took a harrowing journey through Trenchtown - Kingston's most notorious slum. He and his crew needed a group of voluntary bodyguards to get them out safely.
this is the link (many thanks to our member Fabio for finding the interview)
Alpha Blondy (born Seydou Kon? on January 1, 1953 in Dimbokoro, C?te d'Ivoire, West Africa), is an Ivorian reggaesinger and a major international recording artist. Alpha Blondy sings mainly in his native language of Dioula, in French and English, and also sometimes in Arabic or Hebrew. His lyrics convey strong political attitudes and a fine sense of humor. In particular, he coined the French term democrature (an English equivalent might be &qu
The 15th edition of Rototom Sunsplash gave us lots of emotions. The organization is every year better than before giving more services and getting nearest the needs of his festival-goes. It was a Festival full of enterprises and activities. Rastasnob magazine was there since the first edition with his own promoting stand and with his industrious participation in the management of the event. One of the man that Rastasnob magazine could meet at the Rototom Sunsplash festival was John Masouri, one
THE WAILERS BAND IN ITALY AUGUST 23 2008 - Riccione article and review by Nadia and Alberto
nadia and alberto from BMMagazine and Aston
The first date of the Wailers Italian Tour 2008 was in Riccione (RN) on 23 august 2008 and we (me and Alberto) went to this venue...
The concert took place at Palaterme near the beach of Riccione in a hot evening...
We arrived very early, 5 p.m., waiting for the arrival of the band..
Some soundchecker arrived with t... [Read More]
Did you know that the song Hooligan from Bob Marley and the Wailers was written by Shirley Maynier Burke (mother of politician Paul Burke)?
I read in jamaicaobserver that just yesterday Shirley won the copyright case against Marley estate and Studio One.
Burke was credited with the original recording but subsequently other claims intervened
Memorable lines in the song include: Don't bray like a donkey if you really man Hooligans, hooligans make up your minds hooligans, hooligans this is... [Read More]
Greetings Marco and thanks for getting in touch!
Bob did prophecy in one of his songs titled "Bad card", he said "Them a go tired fe se mi face but them cannot get me out of the race" and
everywhere you turn on the Globe, there is a Bob Marley's face if it's even on a T-shirt and his music is still one of the most played. He
was a prophet as much as he is a legend. He was topped into a source of higher consciousness of the world around him and this he shared with all who would come in contact wi... [Read More]
Eccoci qu?, di nuovo alla fucina controvento per un altro evento Reggae. Il concerto di Tosh Meets Marley, ovvero Il gruppo di Peter Tosh feat. il chitarrista dei Wailers Junior Marvin.
L'ambiente come al solito aiuta la tachicardia.....bancherelle a tema che vendono cd, magliette, adesivi, dischi, riviste...e tutto quello che tratta reggae.
Parlo prima con Steve Giant, l'organizzatore dell'evento... [Read More]
PHIL Chen is the only jamaican chinese to venture into the rock and roll arena playing with great artist like Rod Stewart, Pete Towndshend and Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Ray Charles, Jerry Lee Lewis, Keith Richards etc as well as with Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Desmond Dekker, Skatalites etc .He is currently on a world tour as the bassist for THE DOORS THE AMERICON ICON ROCK GROUP. Phil is a Master Class Instructor at the LA Music Academy.
Cherry Green - as she is better known- died of an heart attack in Miami Florida.
She was born Ermine Ortense Bramwell in Jamaica in August 1943. She died Sept. 24 as Ermine Dempsey-Barker in Palm Beach Gardens. But really, she was known as Cherry. Cherry Green. Sometimes Cherry Smith.
Cherry was one of the original members of Bob Marley and the Wailers.
"She was one of the backup singers who helped them create their signature sound," said Christopher John Farley, auth
ONE DAY AT HOPE ROAD Journalist Roberto Rocca Rey recalls his brief meeting with Bob (1979)
During the 70?s not many italian journalists paid a visit to the King of Reggae at his home at Hope Road. Among them Roberto Rocca Rey, who recalls his encounter for our magazine.
"Sono arrivato all'indirizzo di Marley - 56, Hope Road- verso le 3 del pomeriggio in un sobborgo di Kingston, che allora era una citt? relativamente insicura, con un altissimo numero di omicidi l'a... [Read More]
Memories of Bob: Danny Holloway
(article by marco virgona)
Danny Holloway lived 5 years in England (and a year in Jamaica). On the staff of the NME in London, then joined Island Records (UK) producing two Bob Marley 'live' lp's and was with Island for decades.
I worked for Island in London from 1973 to 1976. in Los Angeles, I worked at Island until 1996. Yes, i knew Bob. I recorded 'live' shows when Peter and Bunny were in the band w... [Read More]
Ciao a tutti, eccomi ritornato all'attivo dopo problemi di connessione internet (grazie Alberto)....Ho provato ad aggiungere i miei post nella stessa rubbrica di Alberto e Nadia ma il computer non rispondeva e quindi provando con un nuovo post e mi ha dato la possibilit? di aggiungere il mio contributo.
Intanto complimenti per la grande serata ed il bellissimo reportage che avete fatto...splendido....coinvolgente...grandi ragazzi...un giorno, sebbene ormai voi siate una coppia collaudata pe
Poet . . . prophet . . . musician . . . Bob Marley was many things to many people, and the instrument he played is as unique as he was. Painstaking research and detailing was done using Bob's original Les Paul Special to create this model, and the consensus is that this is one of the most spectacular additions to the Gibson Custom Shop's Signature Series of guitars. Aged-cherry finish on a solid mahogany body, mahogany neck, and genuine P-90 single-coil pickups generate that inimitable M... [Read More]
At 11:42 pm of april 8 2008, nbc network wrote: The mother of reggae icon Bob Marley died late Tuesday at her home in south Miami-Dade County.
Mother B was surrounded by loved ones inside her home and was ?very happy and very peaceful,? said daughter-in-law Sharien Booker. ?Her vision was always to bring people together. She was a very loving person, and we know she?s happy.?
Booker?s grandson, Ky-Mani Marley, an accomplished musician himself, told The Miami Herald she had always been a... [Read More]
IL MAGAZINE INCONTRA BUNNA DEGLI AFRICA UNITE
(Interview by Ivan serra)
Finalmente il magazine ? riuscito ad incontrare Bunna leader assoluto insieme a Madaski degli Africa Unite la massima testimonianza della scena reggae italiana.
Sicuramente il piacere di incontrarlo ha compensato in modo assoluto la fatica di alzarsi dal letto questa mattina per andare a lavoro.
La gentilezza e la grande disponibilit? di Bunna hanno subito regalato un aspetto particolarmente semplice alla serata, d... [Read More]
ST. LUCIAN REGGAE ARTIST TAJ WEEKES AND HIS BAND ADOWA WILL RELEASE THEIR SOPHOMORE ALBUM DEIDEM THIS SPRING IN ADVANCE OF THEIR MUCH ANTICIPATED NATIONAL TOUR
New York, NY ? May 7, 2008 - - Reggae recording artist Taj Weekes is set to shake up the musical landscape once again with his much anticipated sophomore album, DEIDEM (All of Us), set for release through Weekes? independent label, Jatta Records this spring. Jatta Records will distribute the album nationa... [Read More]
"Hi Marco! In the summer of 1978 while playing with a guitarist named Gregg Wright, we opened a show for Bob Marley at The Warehouse in New Orleans, Louisiana. I really didn't get to talk much with Mr. Marley, though I was able to watch him rehearse the band at sound check and after our set later that evening we were invited back to their dressing room to meet Bob and the band. Following the belie... [Read More]
1971: Winston Francis
TF-Mm hmm. So I imagine you were also providing a lot of background vocals for other artists as well?
WF- Oh yes. Oh Yes. Between '68 to '71, most of the records that came out I'd be in within some way. Because everybody did back-up vocals for everybody else. I remember when I did "Too Experience" and "California Dreaming," I did the vocals on ... [Read More]
in the pic: Sheena performing at the "International Year of the Rasta Child"
INTERVIEW WITH SHEENA SPIRIT
by Marco Virgona - 6 february 2008
Sheena Spirit, reggae pioneeress, was born in Brooklyn and had the blessed encounter of meeting the legendary King of Reggae, Bob Marley in March of 1976. She was signed to Tuff Gong International in 1979. She performed all over the island with many reggae giants, to include Bob, Dennis Brown, Third Wo... [Read More]
Nel 1979 a Bob Marley tocc? un onore che avrebbe gratificato la sua intera carriera: a Nassau fu invitato dal governo per l?International Year of The Child Benefit Concert. Lo show era tenuto a beneficio dell?Anno Internazionale del Bambino. Al suo arrivo Marley fu salutato da centinaia di isolani e di turisti messisi in fila sulla Bay Street, poi fu accolto dal Presidente della commissione nazionale dell? Ann... [Read More]
Siamo alla Fucina Controvento in zona industriale a Marghera (VE). L?atmosfera ? calda e la gente che attende tra una birra e l?altra si distrae tra le bancherelle che propongono un po? di tutto, dalle collanine ai piercing, braccialetti, cappellini e sciarpe, dischi, cd e riviste. In sottofondo viene messo un pezzo degli Zion Train e l?atmosfera si scalda ulteriormente. Le luci psichedeliche, il fumo e gli effet... [Read More]
INTERVIEW WITH MIKA LEADER OF ENTWINE BAND
(interview by Ivan serra)
This Finnish gothic metal supergroup Entwine have travelled a long way from their death metal-ish roots. Founded by Aksu Hanttu (drums), Tom Mikkola (guitar, also vocals at the time) and T.Taipale (bass) in 1995, it did not take long for them to get bored with the limitations the death metal genre imposed on their creativity. About two years later they had evolved into a far more melodic band, a... [Read More]
Here I am to share with you the wonderful experience of the Concert of Israel Vibration in Modena-Italy.
It was a very special day and night for me and Alberto (and Rastapax too)!! We saw a wonderful performance of Roots Radic Band and I-Vibes on 24 april in Modena and we met the band in the backstage! We will never forget that night!! So we would like to share with you all these positive vibrations!! Nadia
Eccomi qua di ritorno dopo la strepitosa giornata di ieri....... so... [Read More]