"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 >>
If last night was any indication, SoBeWFF proud papa Lee Schrager might have to rename the festival the South Beach Wine, Food & Reggae Festival, because Ziggy Marley rocked the tents with a full-length concert that appealed to everyone of every age and degree of sobriety during Guy Fieri's ... More >>
Happy 4/20! This holiday, once underground, has gone mainstream. MTV lists quite a few celebrations and legalization demonstrations in San Francisco, Seattle, and even Topeka, Kansas. (Willie Nelson is performing.)At 4:20 p.m., thousands of people are expected to "light up" in solidarity. Since we a ... More >>
All photos by Laine DossMaking soup roadside. Jamaican men and women sell everything from fruit to steamed fish out of shacks and tents. Recently, Short Order was invited to sample the food and farms of Jamaica. In this three-part report, we shared a visit to several farms and the Bob Marley muse ... More >>
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say they haven't made a huge pot bust at the Port of Miami for months, but sometimes you just have to wait. Authorities report they discovered 3,837 pounds of marijuana, nearly two tons, stuffed inside shipping containers at the port last Friday.
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 >>
All photos by Laine DossShort Order was recently invited to join a diverse group of food bloggers to tour some of the more out of the way places in Jamaica. Today, we'll share a visit to a coffee plantation in part one of a three-part tour of the road less traveled in Jamaica.
TWCCL is a new weekly installment bringing you all the news you need on the three issues that matter most to Miamians. COCAINE: Big bust of the week: $217 million in cocaine, seized at a shipping port in Kingston. An eight-ball was found at the Kennedy Space Center. This is the second time i ... More >>
Christopher "Dudus" CokeAs we posted yesterday, Kingston, Jamaica still remains under a state of siege by gang members, and both they and Jamaican officials have blockaded streets throughout the capital city. At the center of it all is Christopher "Dudus" Coke, a notorious drug lord with bloody l ... 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 >>
It can be difficult to keep track of all the musical offspring of super-fertile reggae king Bob Marley. Ziggy, Stephen, Julian, and Damian have each carved out their unique notches in their reggae family tree. Julian, elder only to Damian, creates music true to the traditional roots reggae legac ... More >>
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 >>
Jacob KatelProspective Top Chef contestants shoot the shit while they wait their turn to see the casting director.Top Chef 7 is officially on its way to your signal box, and Magical Elves, the production company behind the hit Bravo series, was in Miami on Sunday looking for talent. Prospective c ... More >>
Treasure BeachLocated on the southern shore of Jamaica, about 4 hours west of Kingston, Treasure Beach remains a sleepy, relatively undiscovered fishing village. If you relish a quiet getaway that, in July and August at least, is barely tainted by tourists, this is where you want to be. And ... More >>
I just got an email this past Friday, announcing the current shortlist of reggae albums under consideration to be nominated for a Grammy. Surprisingly, one-time Fort Lauderdale resident, Etana, made the list due to her debut album, The Strong One, which was released earlier this year. Etana spent ... More >>
Back in April, New Times wrote about a case in which the only witness to a high-profile cop murder was about to be deported. To sum up the story: Jamaican-born Dwayne Henry watched a light-skinned man slay revered Sheriff’s Deputy Chris Reyka in the parking lot of a Walgreens last year. Henry has ... More >>
Our guide to the 15th annual Caribbean Festival.
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Strictly the Best 35/36 (VP)
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You may not have heard of Tony Kelly, but you have probably heard him
With "Earth A Run Red," Jamaican crooner Richie Spice rises again
Thanks to Pitbull and Nina Sky, Scatta Burrell's beat was the riddim of choice this summer
With the success of "Dude," Beenie Man and Ms. Thing prove they are the wickedest duo
Jamaican upstart loves the scent of that purple skunk
Good 2 Go (VP)
With King Man, Everton Blender mixes up lovers rock with roots reggae soul
If Babylon isn't ready to embrace Buju Banton yet, give it time
How one little record shop climbed to the top of the reggae world
Poverty, dancehall, and sound systems in modern-day Kingston, Jamaica
Don't worry, kid; reggae legend Freddie McGregor's gonna make it all better
Capleton finds success in righteousness
Watcha gonna do, Inner Circle, make one of the hottest recording studios in the nation?
Sounds of the Caribbean
Kingston duo: Black Rat and Max Wayne
Bass Mekanik breaks beats and windows
Dub architect, crossover dreamer, music exec, and all-around nice guy, Mikey Dread has kept the reggae fires burning for almost twenty years