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Posts tagged: Sly Dunbar
Words by Jesse Serwer—
As you may have heard, Shaggy has been in the studio working on a collaborative, back-to-reggae-basics LP with none other than the Riddim Twins, Sly and Robbie. We already were quite amped to hear what these legends were cooking up together—how could we not. But we didn’t imagine that the first leak would be something as massive as a collaboration with Jamaica’s favorite living singer, Beres Hammond, on the Sitting and Watching riddim made famous by Dennis Brown.
Words by Tasha Brown—
After Omar “OMI” Pasley released his smooth, do-right, do-good single “Cheerleader” last year, we warned you to be on the lookout for the Jamaican crooner in the coming months. We even put him at No. 2 on our Top 10 artists to watch this year.
Words by LargeUp Crew—
Words by Eddie STATS Houghton
As we mentioned yesterday in our “Superthruster” Throwback, Sly & Robbie have some big works in the pipeline. Like, globally big. Once in a century big. To be specific, next year Jamaica celebrates it’s 50th anniversary of independence (1962-2012) and besides going into the 2012 Olympics as the overdogs (and big events being organized by JA-to-the-world ambassador Shaggy) the occasion will see the release of a unique documentary on Jamaica. Producers Justine Henzell (daughter of Perry Henzell of The Harder They Come fame) and Zac Harding (brother of super-producer Jeremy Harding) have teamed up with director Kevin MacDonald (filmmaker behind the excellent Last King of Scotland) to make a “collaborative documentary” called One People. Taking the official Jamaican motto of Out of many, one people as their guiding principle, Henzell and MacDonald have put ego aside and crowd-sourced the film-making to the world at large, asking people to film themselves on the subject of what Jamaica means to them, to be edited into a 90-minute film premiering on August 6th, 2012 (Jamaica’s Independence day).