It's not often, if ever, that you hear of a reggae and dancehall artist crossing over into underground house and techno.
But it's not as random a makeover as you might think. After all, electronic dance music has big roots in Jamaican sound system culture and dub reggae. In the end, whether danceha ... More >>
Shaggy gets around.
You might see him eating teriyaki chicken on South Beach. Or hitting the stage in Eastern Europe. Or headlining a show at the Olympic Games. But this weekend, he'll be in Downtown Miami at Bicentennial Park for the Best Of The Best fest, partying, picking up chicks, and avoiding ... More >>
All photos by Laine DossBob Marley eternally give his "one love" salute at the Bob Marley Museum in Kingston.Short Order was recently invited to tour Jamaica, where we visited parts of the island not usually on the tourist radar. Yesterday, we shared our experience on a coffee plantation in the B ... More >>
Dance Messiah Bob Sinclar: he even looks like JesusLast week we previewed the upcoming February 11 performance by French superstar DJ-producer Bob Sinclar at SET.And if you thought we were kidding about this guy being the Jesus of dance music, just wait until you get a load of this interview, whe ... More >>
Christopher "Dudus" CokeThe standoff over Jamaican drug lord Christopher "Dudus" Coke, who has turned a Kingston slum into his own personal bunker to avoid extradition to the U.S, has forced his country into a state of emergency. To local law-enforcement officials, the situation is all too ... More >>
Trusted scribe Alex Rendon puts out a rock-solid music e-mail newsletter for New Times Broward-Palm Beach every week, which you can sign up for right here. Here's one stimulating entry from this week's edition.Ace local booking source the Honeycomb brings massive, nationally-touted reggae ensembl ... More >>
Jovi Rockwell is one of the most talented people you'll meet. Hailing from Jamaica, her island roots are deep and intact to her sound and her presence. She has been in between Miami and Jamaica for a number of years now, but does call Miami her "home..." Well, at least when she's in the States.
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Although we already discussed SunFest's New Music Night offerings, it would be poor form to let the day's other additions go unmentioned. For the youth contingent, 20-year-old Sean Kingston already has a wealth of Caribbean-flavored catchy melodies in his arsenal. "Fire Burning" is the one that rais ... More >>
The members of Bachaco are going to be busy little bees over the next few days. Well, ants maybe. Because, as you know, their name refers to a Brazilian
leafcutter ant. Entomology lessons aside, the SoFla-based fusion group
is going to be performing live at UM for the Patio Jam tomorrow. Then
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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 >>
Cooking at Little OchiLittle Ochi Seafood Restaurant in Alligator Pond Manchester is reputedly the best restaurant on Jamaica's south coast, and has also been mentioned as the finest seafood establishment on the entire island; it was certainly the finest we tried. Evrol "Blackie" Christian starte ... More >>
The weatherfolk predict isolated thunderstorms (versus social ones, with tons of homies), a Kardashian is knocked up, and some woman took the term fire sale way too literally -- so get into some shit this weekend. If watching grown men kick balls with skill and precision sounds like a dope time ... More >>
Jamaica's orange and vanilla scented Appleton Rum is the taste of smooth sophistication. Coming in on a wave from our friendly neighbors to the south, this sweet brand has flooded Miami hot spots like the Fontainebleau while making frequent trips into the mouth of this thirty Booze Hound, who very m ... More >>
Looking to go on a music cruise but can't stand the sight of hippies? Well the Jam Cruise is out of the question, but Shiprocked could be right up your alley. Departing on Sunday, November 15, Shiprocked will head to Ocho Rios, Jamaica and Georgetown, Grand Cayman before returning to Port Everglades ... More >>
How's this for advanced notice? STS9 has announced a January 2, 2010 show at Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale. The electronic rockers, who have a massive following in both the dance circuit and the jam circles, are giving fans plenty of notice for their upcoming show, presumably so you can make yo ... More >>