TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS, MUSICAL YOUTH and MAD PROFESSOR are among the latest additions for Camp Bestival later this summer.
The first major line-up release for the 2013 Boomtown Fair can now be revealed, including TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS, RICHIE SPICE, COLLIE BUDDZ and the NEW KINGSTON BAND along with Jamaican music pioneer LEE “SCRATCH” PERRY.
Former Jamaican Prime Minister (1980-89) Edward Seaga has picked out 100 songs for Origins of Jamaican Music which will be released via VP Records.
The four-CD box set will be launched with a promotion tour in late October and officially released on 6 November.
The set includes:
Jamaican athletes, musicians and artists will come together this summer to celebrate the island’s 50th anniversary of independence at a “cultural extravaganza” in Birmingham.
The “Salute To The Athletes” show is set to take place on 25 July at the Symphony Hall and has been put on for Jamaica’s track and field team, whose pre-Olympic training camp will be based in Birmingham, before they head to London.
The ex-members of British reggae band MUSICAL YOUTH have lost a legal battle with their former lawyers over the copyright of hit single “Pass The Dutchie”.
The Midlands-based band claimed that solicitors gave them bad advice about the royalty money they might make from the 1982 song, which was an adaptation of “Pass The Kouchie” by THE MIGHTY DIAMONDS.