Apr 16, 2014
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Posts tagged: Lloyd Parks

Bless Up, Mi Dads: Ten Current Caribbean Artists and Their Musical Fathers

Words by Jesse Serwer

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When you think of kids carrying on their father’s musical legacy, the Marley family is, rightfully, probably the first to come to mind. And if you’re talking about current reggae/dancehall music, you have to acknowledge the McGregor clan, with siblings Stephen, Chino and Shema all carrying on the Big Ship banner begun by their still-active father, Freddie McGregor. With Father’s Day coming up this Sunday, it got us wondering: who are some of the other current Caribbean artists and producers with influential musical fathers behind them? As many “mama” tunes as there are in reggae, dancehall and other genres, tributes to fathers are rare. Here’s 10 names we’re guessing you may know, and 10 reasons why you should also know their fathers–if you’re not up on the connections already.

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Across the Border: Kingston Bids a Hero Farewell

Words and photos by Martei Korley

Ranny Williams Centre filled to capacity

Ranny Williams Centre filled to capacity

Among the many activities surrounding the memorial services for Gregory Isaacs, who recently succumbed to lung cancer, perhaps none highlighted the adoration of The Cool Ruler more than the musical send-off held at the Ranny Williams Centre in Kingston this past Thursday (November 18th).

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