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The 2013 Reggae/Dancehall review pt. 3

The 2013 Reggae/Dancehall review will throughout this month, take you back to the scenes, comments, facts and opinion of those who know, as it relate to the Jamaican Reggae or Dancehall artistes who made 2013.

"We got to keep on walking....on the 'road to zion" 
~Damian Marley~

The people approve when the message is clear.... #Bestof2013

 Music News Flashback

Book Ends
Reggae in a Jacket
The unheralded world of reggae art gets the spotlight on November 12 when London's Soul Jazz Books releases Reggae Soundsystem: Original Reggae Album Cover Art by Steve Barrow and Stuart Baker.
It is homage to the creativity of how art influenced Jamaican popular music going back to the 1950s when the country's music industry was taking shape Read More

Rantin From Inside the Dancehall
"if you want a taste of the Jamaican music scene through the eyes of a knowledgeable critic, then reach into your pocket and buy this volume. Don't be confused by the title, it's about much more than just Dancehall." This according to Dr. Dennis Howard, veteran Journalist and lecturer at the University of the West Indies. Dr. Howard, released a new book titled Rantin From Inside The Dancehall more By Curtis Campbell

News reports and articles

London Mayor Said Marley's Song Helped Him Cope with Olympic Pressures
Mayor of London Boris Johnson has credited Bob Marley's Three Little Birds song for helping him to cope with the pressures surrounding the staging of the recent London Olympics. The mayor was speaking at a reception he hosted on Monday at City Hall to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of both Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago.
The Mayor said the popular song by the late Jamaican reggae icon, especially the chorus: "don't worry about a thing, cause every little thing is gonna be all right", helped him when dealing with these issues.

Journalist Patricia Meschino Recognized For Her Contribution to Reggae Music
American Journalist Patricia Meschino is recognized in an eight-part entertainment feature titled, Write On written by Jamaica Observer Senior Writer, Howard Campbell. Pat Meschino as she is known across the Reggae entertainment industry, has written Reggae reports for The Source, Vibe, The Village Voice, Skywritings, Jamrock, Billboard magazines and the official Marley Family website
The article, Turning The Pages With Patricia Meschinois based on the impact of women on reggae as artistes, administrators and managers. Pat Meschino has covered the Reggae genre for over 20 years click for more

The Daughter of a Jamaican Actor Hits the Big Screens
Charlene Hyatt, British born and daughter of reknown Jamaican actor Charles Hyatt, will play the roll of the Representative of United States Congress Woman Corrine Brown's in a movie called Left To Die which premieres Sunday November 4th, 2012 on Lifetime television.
The movie is based on a true story of the life of Sandra Chase, an American who accompanied a friend to Equador on vacation and was imprisoned for drug trafficking. Hyatt's boss is a member of the team fighting for the return of Chase (played by Barbara Hershey) to American shores...more

U.S. President Barrack Obama on Bob Marley's Music 
Speaking to the power of music in an interview on MTV with Sway Calloway, the President of the United States of America said, "I can remember when I was in college listening and not agreeing with his whole philosophy, necessarily but raising my awareness about how people outside of our country were thinking about the struggles for jobs and dignity and freedom" in reference to Bob Marley's music watch