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Rohan Marley looking for ‘Biggest Bob Marley Fan’ (who he’ll fly to NYC)

"This is a chance for me to meet one of the best Bob Marley fans in the world and share the many blessings that my father has given to the world," said Rohan Marley.

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NYC record store Deadly Dragon Sound is closing this weekend (but looking for new location)

Record Store Day will be the Lower East Side reggae/ska/dancehall/etc store's last day.

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Lauryn Hill surprised audience at Bob Marley tribute @ Apollo

Bob Marley was the center of attention at the Apollo on Saturday night, but Lauryn Hill stole the show, as this Apollo-written recap of the event explains:This past Saturday, the Apollo Theater celebrated the 35th anniversary of reggae icon Bob Marley's Apollo debut with two big blowout concerts...

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reggae singer John Holt (“The Tide is High”), RIP

Sad news from the reggae world: singer John Holt died yesterday (10/19) at age 69. Best known for writing "The Tide is High" while in the band The Paragons which was later made a woldwide hit by Blondie, he's the voice behind a number of reggae classics including "Ali Babba," "See Your Face," "Tonight," "Wear You to the Ball," "Police in Helicopter" and "Stick by Me...

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‘NYC in Dub’ w/ Lee “Scratch” Perry, The Congos, Sun Araw, Adrian Sherwood & more in pics

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Once again, the Red Bull Music Academy put on an amazing one-of-a-kind presentation in New York, this time to a sold out Le Poisson Rouge crowd last Thursday (5/30)...

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Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry on tour +++ other reggae-related news

Dub pioneer, living legend and genuine eccentric, Lee "Scratch" Perry is currently on a US tour that will stop at NYC's Gramercy Theater on Thursday (5/17) with openers Subatomic Sound System...

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Little Roy released an album of reggae Nirvana covers, 20th anniversary editions of Nevermind out soon

September 24 marks the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's Nevermind and amongst the hoopla we've already seen SPIN devote an entire issue to the album as well as curate a free, downloadable tribute...

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Toots and the Maytals selling joint-shaped USB Drive, on tour now (2 Brooklyn dates included)

Reggae legends Toots and the Maytals are touring non-stop through the end of July, and they're coming to Brooklyn twice this summer. They play Brooklyn Bowl on July 19 and 25...

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an Ari-Up birthday party show, Slackers tour dates & more

Since we last spoke, official word came back regarding Ari Up's untimely passing: it was cancer. In her memory and the memory of the tunes she left behind, Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg is hosting a show on January 16th called "Ari Up Punky Reggae Birthday Party" featuring appearances from members of The Slits, The Slackers, PiL, as well as Neneh Cherry and many others...

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Sugar Minott, RIP

Reggae and dancehall pioneer Sugar Minott died Saturday at a hospital in Kingston, Jamaica, after suffering from a heart-related ailment. He was 54...

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