Nine Mile Music Festival With Ms. Lauryn Hill, Stephen Marley, Damian Marley and others Miami-Dade County Fairgrounds, Miami Saturday, February 15, 2014 Better Than: Staying home, eating discounted Valentine's chocolates while listening to "One Love" over and over again. After last year's Nine Mil ... More >>
From the moment Tessanne Chin grabbed the mic and sang her heart out to Whitney Houston's "I Have Nothing" on season five of The Voice, the singer sent shivers down spines and made millions of Americans (and Jamaicans) jump off their couches and stare in awe at the TV screen. Chin may have gained i ... More >>
You don't need a significant other, heart-shaped chocolates, and roses to make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside this Hallmark holiday dedicated for lovers Valentine's Day ... All you need is music and Mr./Mrs. Right Now. Just check out the five best concerts going down this week, from Wale's smo ... More >>
The greatest force of bass in nature occurs when thunder booms over the flatlands of Miami. And when lightning strikes, sometimes the Earth catches fire. When the Everglades burn, waves of smoke as thick as wet concrete roll all over South Florida. The fat purple clouds nearly block out the sun. An ... More >>
Yesterday near Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Inner Circle's tour bus crashed into a highway cable barrier on Interstate 10 as the classic reggae band traveled to California to kick off its summer tour. A tire blowout was the cause. "Listen man, God is good," cofounder and guitarist Roger Lewis tells Cros ... More >>
"Like we say in Jamaica," Inner Circle founding guitarist Roger Lewis tells Crossfade, "it's a gladdy good thing for some smoke." This Saturday (AKA 4/20), Roger and his bruddas will be bringing the "Mary Mary" and "Boom Shaka Laka" to Sunset Cove Amphitheater with Steel Pulse. And it'll be a day t ... More >>
You're dead. But that doesn't mean you can't earn big bucks. Shit, croaking could be the best career move ever. Forbes recently broke down this year's most paid, most dead celebrities. And six of those ultra-wealthy, superdeceased folks are in the music business. Nothing's gonna stop them from sell ... More >>
In 1980, Bob Marley traveled to Brazil on a scouting mission with Island Records' Chris Blackwell and the Wailers' Junior Marvin, in preparation of a world tour. A year later, he was dead. But even though Marley never got to play Rio or São Paulo, the reggae man's musical influence had a serious ... More >>
The makers of Marley's Mellow Mood, a beverage meant to relax the human soul, might want to consider adding a more potent chilling-out agent to the recipe. Because the drink is made in partnership with some members of reggae icon Bob Marley's family, we suggest something closer to ganja, because at ... More >>
What's up, fans of Jazid's International Thursdays? The series that has brought you such jammy jams as the Brazilian Cabana Cachaca, Rockea en Español, Noche Argentino and Parranda Colombiana adds a new theme to the apparently ever-growing sampling of international Latin landscapes. This Thursda ... More >>
The mere mention of Capleton anywhere fans the Internet flames, as the reggae legend has been accused, on and off, of homophobia - or, rather, for refusing to co-sign on, or about-facing from, various anti-homophobia efforts in dancehall. His defenders, however, claim that he's moved past all that a ... More >>
Jacob KatelCurry Goat with Cabbage and Peas & Rice.We get a lot of credit for being a Latin stronghold, but as most who've been here (and left South Beach) know, the MIA is truly a Caribbean gateway, and Jamaican food is all over Miami. Only eat jerk chicken once a year at the Bob Marley Fest ... More >>
These days it's rare to find a new reggae act who embodies the genre's traditional roots. But such is the case with Rootz Underground, a six-man band formed 10 years ago out of "di yard" -- Jamaica. They not only sound right, but act right, singing conscious lyrics of justice and peace and matchi ... More >>
The aptly titled "Blazed and Confused Tour" is making a stop at Bicentennial Park in Miami on Saturday August 1. For those of you (read: all of us) who missed Snoop Dogg at Langerado this year, this is your chance to get incredibly high (on music of course) with a few thousand likeminded friends. Jo ... More >>
Invazion (Hypercube Records)
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Our guide to the 15th annual Caribbean Festival.
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Get funky-fresh dressed to impress at Kraftworks
Youll want to inhale THCv2.0
An independent record store finds its own level
Shining Time VP Records
Would Bob Marley have paid $28 admission to the Bob Marley Festival?
Deejays have nowhere left to go but into song
Chris Blackwell moves into the digi-Web-world-global-video age
Poverty, dancehall, and sound systems in modern-day Kingston, Jamaica
Watcha gonna do, Inner Circle, make one of the hottest recording studios in the nation?
The Caribbean Juice Bar
Kids in Exile: Right-winging it
February 11 - 17, 1999
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