VARIOUS – Rise Jamaica: Jamaican Independence Special

VARIOUS Rise Jamaica: Jamaican Independence Special Trojan Jamaica Formato: unmixed 2xCD

VARIOUS – Rise Jamaica: Jamaican Independence Special

VARIOUS Rise Jamaica: Jamaican Independence Special Trojan Jamaica Formato: limited gatefold green & yellow vinyl 2xLP + insert

Various: Rise Jamaica review – independence celebration of the island’s pre-reggae sounds

Jamaican star Jimmy Cliff. Photograph: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images This double-album selection of the music of 1962 shows the roots of ska and reggae – and the exuberance of the times. Jamaica’s independence in August 1962 marked not just the sovereignty of a new nation but the arrival of a new music destined to become a global force. Reggae as a genre lay a few years down the line, but this expansive two-CD collection drawn from independence year captures its innovative origins. Jamaica’s template was the shuffle and boogie of American R&B, but that was swiftly alchemised by the verve of an island brimming with young talent. On one side were gifted singers such as Owen Gray and Derrick Morgan,… Continue reading Various: Rise Jamaica review – independence celebration of the island’s pre-reggae sounds

Revisiting The Harder They Come, Jamaica’s first feature film

Perry Henzell’s debut showed that desperate times call for desperate measures and acted as a window into day to day Caribbean struggles. For fifty years, film critics have waxed lyrical about The Harder They Come. The socio-political crime thriller opened the Windrush Celebrations in Brixton on June 18th. Directed by Perry Henzell and co-written by Trevor D. Rhone, stars reggae superstar, Jimmy Cliff. It charts the electrifying rise and fall of Ivanhoe “Rhygin” Martin, a poor musician from Jamaica’s countryside who travels to the capital, Kingston, to change his fortunes. The narrative follows Ivan as he is ruthlessly exploited by his employer, we cry for him when he is robbed and brutalised by the police. He experiences pain when he… Continue reading Revisiting The Harder They Come, Jamaica’s first feature film

Video: Jimmy Cliff – Human Touch (Acoustic, Live From Miami, 2021)

#JimmyCliff #HumanTouch #Acoustic | Jimmy Cliff – Human Touch (Acoustic, Live From Miami, 2021) Official acoustic video for “Human Touch” by Jimmy Cliff Follow Jimmy Cliff: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jimmycliffmusic Twitter: https://twitter.com/jimmycliff Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jimmycliff

When Jimmy Cliff was framed and thrown into jail in Nigeria

In 1974, the music legend had arrived in Nigeria for a musical concert in what was reportedly his first visit to Africa. He was greeted by a massive crowd at the airport. “My first trip to Africa was Nigeria. It was a bitter-sweet experience,” Jimmy Cliff recently recalled in an interview with theartsdesk. “Sweet because of the thousands of people at the airport awaiting me. I’d never had that adulation, I only saw it for The Beatles, so to have it for myself was really great. They lined the street from the airport to the hotel. It was amazing. “The bitter part of it was I got thrown in jail for no reason at all. A man came and said,… Continue reading When Jimmy Cliff was framed and thrown into jail in Nigeria

Video: Jimmy Cliff – Human Touch

Today, musician, actor, singer, songwriter, producer, humanitarian, and global music legend Jimmy Cliff releases “Human Touch,” his first offering of new music in almost 10 years. “Human Touch” was written to promote human interaction just in time for post-Covid realities and exudes his spiritual maturity “Human Touch”

GLOBAL REGGAE PIONEER JIMMY CLIFF NEW SINGLE “HUMAN TOUCH,” AVAILABLE TODAY, AUGUST 6

GLOBAL REGGAE PIONEER JIMMY CLIFF NEW SINGLE “HUMAN TOUCH,” AVAILABLE TODAY, AUGUST 6 Today, musician, actor, singer, songwriter, producer, humanitarian, and global music legend Jimmy Cliff releases “Human Touch,” his first offering of new music in almost 10 years. “Human Touch” was written to promote human interaction just in time for post-Covid realities and exudes his spiritual maturity “Human Touch” available, here.  “As an African descendant, I am blessed and happy to display our unique human story of survival and triumph and to clothe this stage of my musical journey in the great achievements & lessons of Ancient Egyptian enlightenment that has so influenced the recent centuries of human civilization as reflected in obelisks and other Pharaonic monuments in the major cities and… Continue reading GLOBAL REGGAE PIONEER JIMMY CLIFF NEW SINGLE “HUMAN TOUCH,” AVAILABLE TODAY, AUGUST 6

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