Nov 23, 2014
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Posts tagged: The Harder They Come

The Harder They Come: 40th Anniversary


This year marks the 40th anniversary of the legendary film The Harder They Come, and to celebrate, it will be re-released in a restored & remastered version for one night only on September 5th in theaters around the US. Watch the remastered trailer below.

Though the release will not be making it as far as Europe and the UK, for our London followers, the Portobello Film Festival has your back on Friday, 30th August, with free screenings of THTC and Marley. Check out their full schedule for all their Caribbean film programming.

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Throwback Thursdays: Boney M’s “Rivers of Babylon”

Words by Jesse Serwer—

Boney M Rivers of Babylon

In the late 1970s, few musical acts in Europe were bigger than Boney M. While the brains behind the outfit was German producer Frank Farian, the group itself was 100% Caribbean, consisting of vocalists Liz Mitchell and Marcia Barrett from Jamaica, Bobby Farrell from Aruba and Maizie Williams from Montserrat.

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Toppa Top 15: Edward Seaga Selects 15 Jamaican Music Classics

Words by Edward Seaga, Daddy Lion Chandell, Donald Clive Davidson and Roy Black—

Edward Seaga Golden Jubilee

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Riding West: Robin Clare’s Dancehall-Inspired Western Movie Posters

Words by DJ Theory —

Jamaican-born, Sydney, Australia-based visual artist Robin Clare—check out our last piece with her here—has some fresh new works on the table, in which she continues to explore Jamaican pop culture with a series of large-scale, cinematic images. The unique original prints in her Badder Dan Dem Star series combine stylistic elements inspired by vintage comic books, with signature nods to dancehall culture, imagery and music.

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Come Back Around: Download Jimmy Cliff’s “One More” + “Rebirth” Album Details

Words by Jesse Serwer—

We’re betting you know by now that Jimmy Cliff has a new album produced by punk rock luminary Tim Armstrong (Rancid, Operation Ivy) on the way. Well, that record, a follow up to the Sacred Fire EP the duo hit us with last year, now has a name, a track listing and a release date. Rebirth, which includes 10 original tracks plus covers of The Clash’s “Guns of Brixton” and Rancid’s “Ruby Soho,” drops July 17 through Universal Music. And the man who told us The harder they come, the harder they fall and You can get if if you really want may yet have another song for the ages in his bag. “One More,” which he performed on David Letterman a few weeks back, is a TUNE, an anthem for music lovers and makers that captures the ecstasy and anticipation of closing time, when all everybody wants to hear is jus’ one more.

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Better Is Coming: ‘Better Mus’ Come’ NY Premiere at Lincoln Center

Words by Jesse Serwer—

It feels like it’s been years that we’ve been telling people about Better Mus’ Come, the directorial debut from Jamaica’s Storm Saulter. Actually, it has. On Thursday Feb. 16, at 7pm, Jamaica’s most talked-about movie in years will finally get its New York premiere at Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theatre. LargeUp is the official media sponsor for the screening, which is co-presented by ImageNation Cinema Foundation and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, and hosted by WBLS radio personality Dahved Levy. The event will also feature musical guests AN UNPLUGGED PERFORMANCE FROM MR. VEGAS (!) and a talkback with director Storm Saulter.

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