Longtime Montreal black community leader and volunteer retires at 92

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At 92, after a lifetime of helping people, Ivyline Fleming has decided to take down her community leader’s shingle. The much-decorated volunteer is proud of what she has accomplished, but she has had enough — and wants time now to travel, to read, to relax. Time for herself. Certainly, she … Continue reading

Mr Vegas starting ‘new journey’ with God, leaving dancehall

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The artiste made the announcement on social media over the weekend. “Thanks to the fans that stood by me over the years,” Mr Vegas said, adding “This is the start of a new journey. This is the day that I answered to his call. I have decided to make Jesus … Continue reading

Beenie Man’s album release date changed to September 16

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After months of planning and promotion, it seems fans will have to wait a while longer to listen to Beenie Man’s new album, Unstoppable. The album was scheduled to be released today, however STAR Online has learnt that its release has been delayed until September 16. “The album was due … Continue reading

Jah9 will release sophomore Album 9

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OUT SEPTEMBER 9 ON VP RECORDS / STEAM CHALICE RECORDS For those who’ve been waiting for Rasta consciousness to mount resurgence in contemporary reggae, Jah9 is a figure of revelation and deliverance.  The Jamaican-born singer-songwriter, poet and producer, who has been covered by the likes of Vogue and Vice about … Continue reading

Elephant Man hits Billboard singles chart

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Dancehall star Elephant Man is pumped up at the success of ‘Hip Sings’, his collaboration with overseas-based DJ-songwriter and producer DJ Sultan. The song is flirting with crossover success as it has been in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot Singles sales chart for the past three weeks, peaking … Continue reading

Stephen Marley releases fourth studio album

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Stephen ‘Ragga’ Marley released his fourth studio album, Revelation Part II: The Fruit of Life, on July 22. It has been at number one for two weeks on the Billboard Reggae Album chart, and it is distributed in Jamaica and the Caribbean by Tuff Gong International. Produced by the Grammy-winning … Continue reading

Vegas salutes athletes with new song

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Dancehall star Mr Vegas has, over the years, paid tribute to his homeland with a number of recordings, including ‘Sweet Jamaica’ and ‘Gi Wi Back Wi Sweet Jamaica’. Vegas recently recorded and released a hot new track titled Go Before Dem to show his support for the Jamaican athletes participating … Continue reading

The FIREMANIA FETE Silent Party hits Club LaBoom on Saturday September 24

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Never been to a Silent Party before? No worries, it’s easy to join in the fun. A new nightclub trend is sweeping the Montreal area. And the concept might have you re-thinking the usual club atmosphere as Montrealdancehall.com, Fire Empire Productions and Starclub Events presents the annual FIREMANIA FETE dubbed; … Continue reading

King Jammy “New Sounds of Freedom” Out Today on VP Records

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King Jammy is one of reggae’s most prolific talents, whose career spans a half-century. Almost 40 years since the original sessions, King Jammy revisits the seminal album that launched his career as a producer. New Sounds of Freedom is a re-working of the 1977 Black Uhuru classic Love Crisis featuring … Continue reading

Barrington Levy – Biography

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Levy was born in Clarendon, Jamaica. He formed a band called the Mighty Multitude, with his cousin, Everton Dacres; the pair released “My Black Girl” in 1977. Levy established his solo career the next year with “A Long Time Since We Don’t Have No Love”; though the single was a … Continue reading