Monthly Archives: February 2011

Raggamuffin 2011

Raggamuffin main stageWhen the Raggamuffin line-up was announced a few months back I wasn’t overly impressed. Mary J Blige – talented but not really my taste in music. Jimmy Cliff – a legend but a bit played out for me. Maxi Priest – too much synth-drum-loop-machine 80s style reggae. The Original Wailers – when I hear the term ‘Original Wailers’ I think Bunny Wailer, Peter Tosh and Bob Marley, but that’s another story. Ky-Mani Marley and Sean Paul were the saving grace of the line-up for me.

So I was very disappointed to hear prior to the festival the announcement that Sean Paul wouldn’t be performing and even more disappointed that Raggamuffin didn’t give any reason for the cancellation.

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Tighten Up Crew Top Ten – February 2011

Tighten Up CrewThe Tighten Up Crew started out in the late 90s running a night in a long forgotten venue on Gerrard Street in the heart of London’s China Town, called – you guessed it – Tighten Up. Over the years venues have come and gone but the commitment to bringing the very best Jamaican music from the 60s, 70s and 80s has never changed. (more…)

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