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August 1, 2017 – You can easily become un-emancipated today if…. By Freddie Kissoon  

You can easily become un-emancipated today if….

Freddie Kissoon

If you are planning to smoke a marijuana cigarette (in common parlance, “a joint”) tonight at the National Park when the crowds thin out and the night gets older; don’t do it. On Emancipation Day you will get seriously unemancipated. The police will arrest you, a silly magistrate will give you three years, the people you voted for couldn’t be bothered with your fate, and you may lose your life in a prison riot.

In other words on Emancipation Day, slavery may visit you again, if you take that joint. On this crucially important date, all African Guyanese must ask themselves if the effects of the abolition of slavery are totally gone.   Continue reading

Best Of Bob Marley – music

Best Of Bob Marley – music

Bob Marley & The Wailers – 01 – Is This Love. mp3    Bob Marley & The Wailers – 02 – No Woman No Cry. mp3      Bob Marley & The Wailers – 03 – Could You Be Loved. mp3     Bob Marley & The Wailers – 04 – Three Little Birds. mp3     Bob Marley & The Wailers – 05 – Buffalo Soldier. mp3     Bob Marley & The Wailers – 06 – Get Up Stand Up. mp3  Continue reading

The Caribbean: Standing by Mandela – by Sir Ron Sanders

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By Sir Ron Sanders

In memorialising Mandela, Caribbean people can proudly say that they stood with him in the time of the great struggle against apartheid – and he showed his appreciation says Sir Ronald Sanders.

A single word appears on the stone marking his burial place.  It is “Mandela”; and it is enough

Since December 5, that fateful day when Nelson Mandela left the world bereft of a leader the like of whom mankind had seldom experienced, much has been written and spoken in deserving tribute to him. But, it should not be forgotten that he was once called a “terrorist”; and apartheid – the system of institutionalised racism against which he fought, losing 27 years of his freedom – was justified by many governments for whom the Cold War alliance with the racist regime that controlled the country was more important than the rights of non-white South Africans.

The purpose of this commentary is to recall the role played by Caribbean people in freeing Mandela and ending apartheid.   Continue reading

Reggae music: Billboard top bands now mostly white, non-Jamaicans

Reggae music: Billboard top bands now mostly white, non-Jamaicans

View video report:  http://www.erietvnews.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=8740458

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. April 5, 2013: The musical genre of reggae may have originated in the largely black country of Jamaica and with Rastafarians but in the United States today, there is a gentrification of the genre.

 Seven out of the top ten reggae chart toppers this week on the Billboard reggae chart are all largely White and Americans.

Picture shows  Soja, an Arlington-Virginia group, is among those on the charts!  Continue reading

Bob Marley – 100 songs and videos – continuous play

Bob Marley – 100 songs and videos – continuous play

Bob Marley- 30 years later

April 11, 2011 marked the 30th anniversary of the passing of Robert Nestor Marley – Bob Marley:  (1945-1981)

Bob Marley is considered as the man who made Reggae, especially “Roots Reggae” popular around the world and basically put Jamaica on the map as a musical hub in the Caribbean.

His music has been carried on by his wife Rita,  his children and other relatives.  Today, everyone in the music world knows who Bob Marley is and could name at least one of his songs.  Read about Bob Marley at this link :-

Wikipedia – Bob Marley: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_marley

Lucky Dube – Reggae singer from South Africa – 3 videos

LUCKY DUBE – No Truth to the World  {His story of why he sings Reggae}

Reggae superstar Lucky Dube and his band  deliver infectious roots rhythms to the people in this fiery live concert performances filmed in South Africa and elsewhere. Lucky Dube presents his message of liberation and social justice in uplifting and unforgettable songs such as “Truth in the World,” “House of Exile,” “War and Crime,” “Back to My Roots,” “I’ve Got You Babe,” “Reggae Strong,” “Remember Me” and many more.
He recorded 22 albums in Zulu, English and Afrikaans in a 25-year period and was South Africa’s biggest selling reggae artist. Lucky Philip Dube (August 3rd, 1964 — October 18th, 2007) was a South African reggae musician.

Here, we present three of his recordings… the first has an interview  where he explains that during apartheid reggae was banned. It is followed by the song “No Truth in the World”.  The second song is one of his most popular songs “House of Exile” recorded here at a concert in Uganda – (Lyrics are included).  The third is a “Mandela Tribute” celebrating the end of Apartheid and the freeing of their people.

Enjoy these videos and related ones that appear after them.  Click to view videos…>>>> Continue reading

BOB MARLEY MIX – 15 TRACKS

BOB MARLEY MIX – 15 TRACKS

Here is a mix of 15 well known Bob Marley tracks: 20+ minutes of entertainment:

1. Lively up Yourself;  2.Natural Mystic.;  3. Nightshift; 4 Who the Cap Fit; 5. Roots Rock Reggae;  6. Pimper’s Paradise;  7. Nice Time;  8. Is This Love  9. Jammin;  10. Crisis; 11. Satisfy My Soul;  12. Sun  is Shining; 13. Crazy Ballhead;  14. Easy Shanking; 15. Africa Unite.

—-  Post #1042

“Jamaica In My Head” Flash Mob in Union Square, NYC

“Jamaica In My Head” Flash Mob in Union Square

10 May 2011

The Jamaica Tourist Board and Flash Mob America teamed up to give New Yorkers a taste of sun, sand and sea at the Jamaica Reggae Flash Mob in Union Square, NYC on May 9.

Featuring an exclusive dance remix of Ziggy Marley’s “Jamaica In My Head” the flash mob commemorated Marley Week and the 30th Anniversary of the passing of Jamaica’s music legend Bob Marley.

Over 200 reggae enthusiasts performed to a choreographed routine, which included Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt’s signature “Bolt to the World” dance move. The crowd also witnessed surprise appearances by notable Jamaicans, including Devon Harris, a member of the first Jamaican bobsled team, which inspired the movie Cool Runnings, members of the Jamaican national women‟s basketball team, Jamaican chess master Maurice Ashley, among others, who walked down a Jamaica-branded runway.

The event took place in New York City’s Union Square on the south side at 14th Street.

(Submitted by Godfrey Meertens)

Bob Marley- 30 years later

Bob Marley- 30 years later

  April 11, 2011 marked the 30th anniversary of the passing of Robert Nestor Marley – Bob Marley:  (1945-1981)

Bob Marley is considered as the man who made Reggae, especially “Roots Reggae” popular around the world and basically put Jamaica on the map as a musical hub in the Caribbean.

His music has been carried on by his wife Rita,  his children and other relatives.  Today, everyone in the music world knows who Bob Marley is and could name at least one of his songs.  Here is one of them and others that follow:

Movie on Bob Marley planned: http://www.newsamericasnow.com/get-ready-for-%E2%80%9Cmarley%E2%80%9D-the-movie-three-decades-after-death-of-bob/

Wikipedia – Bob Marley herehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_marley

Hear more of his music herehttp://www.last.fm/music/Bob+Marley

Jamaica…. Some Reflections

Jamaica…. Some Reflections

A nice video on Jamaica … with reflections by Harry Belafonte, Andrew Young, and Hugh Masakela ….

We set out to remind of the great influence we, as Jamaicans, have had on others. Hopefully the pride we have for the past achievements will translate into our sense of rightousness to be brothers and sisters to our neighbours and re-orient our minds to work as one moving positively into a brighter tomorrow.

From Frame by Frame Productions.