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Reggae Poster Contest entries go on show at National Gallery of Jamaica

The National Gallery of Jamaica’s exhibition, World-A-Reggae: the 100 Best Entries from the First International Reggae Poster Contest, has opened to the public in Kingston.

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Full details revealed for ANTHONY B show in Brixton

Hot on the heels of a storming Lambeth Country Show headline performance ANTHONY B will be back in Brixton next month for a show at The Electric.

The gig is set to take place on 28 October from 7:30pm until midnight and tickets are priced at £18.

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LEE PERRY interview in The Observer; plus no-show at IndigO2

The Observer has carried out an interview with Jamaican reggae and dub legend LEE “SCRATCH” PERRY.

In typical off-the-wall fashion PERRY talks about vampires, why he's not eating “dead moooo” and 50 years of Jamaican independence.

Read the interview in full on the Guardian website.

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Jamaica 50 Festival in London: all-star line-up revealed

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Jamaica’s independence from the UK, London’s IndigO2 will play host to the Jamaica 50 Festival this summer.

The 11-day event is set to feature an eclectic mix of reggae artists from YELLOWMAN to GYPTIAN, DAMIAN MARLEY to LUCIANO, and SLY AND ROBBIE to BIG YOUTH.

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Live footage of LEE “SCRATCH" PERRY performing in Bristol

Legendary Jamaican musician LEE PERRY and THE UPSETTER BAND played in Bristol last night at the O2 Academy. 

Live footage of the band playing “Zion’s Blood” from the 4 February show can be viewed below. 

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Kaya Festival 2012: New reggae-heavy event includes LEE PERRY, SKA CUBANO & more

The initial acts can now be revealed for a new three-day African, reggae and world music festival taking place in North Wales this summer.

The line-up so far for the inaugural Kaya Festival includes:

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LEE PERRY & JOHN HOLT Q&A sessions in UK press

The Guardian and The Voice newspapers have carried out Q&As with two of Jamaica’s greatest musicians: LEE ‘SCRATCH’ PERRY and JOHN HOLT.

In the Guardian piece dub legend LEE PERRY provides “words of wisdom on dubstep, getting fit in his 70s, and modifying the Lord's prayer”.

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LEE 'SCRATCH' PERRY announces run of UK live shows

Legendary Jamaican artist LEE 'SCRATCH' PERRY has announced a UK tour that kicks off early in the New Year.

The live shows include:

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LEE PERRY Q&A: “my thing is still alive”

The Guardian newspaper has carried out a typically eccentric Q&A session with dub and reggae visionary LEE “SCRATCH” PERRY.

The 75-year-old Upsetter responded to a question about his sex life with the reply “My needs is not dead and my thing is still alive”, and when asked about his biggest disappointment, said: "I have a very nagging wife".

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