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Frederick “Toots” Hibbert was a giant of reggae, one of the genre’s pioneers and among its greatest stars, and Toots and the Maytals’ last album, Got To Be Tough, released Aug. 28 via Trojan Jamaica, is a fitting testament to a career that spanned 60 years. It was also, sadly, Toots’ final album, as the Jamaican icon died on […]

As the ongoing coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the live music industry, enterprising artists and venues around the country are being forced to think outside the box when it comes to playing for an audience. The most recent innovative solution? Drive-in concerts, which have started springing up as an alternative to standing in […]

Some of us can’t help but reminisce on a simpler time as 2020 continues to get crazier and crazier, and Spotify is helping make that nostalgia a bit easier. The streaming service, having noticed an influx of throwback-themed playlists in recent months, unveiled on Monday (Sept. 28) its new version of Time Capsule, a personalized […]

UNESCO has declared reggae, the Jamaican music that spread across the world with its calls for social justice, peace and love, to be a global treasure that must be safeguarded. Born in the poor neighbourhoods of Kingston in the 1960s, reggae reflected hard times and struggle but could also be joyous dance music with its distinctive off-beat. […]


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