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*Throwback Thursday* Inner Circle, Rock With You, Festival de Viña 1995

INNER CIRCLE were undoubtedly the ambassadors of Jamaican reggae in the world during the 90s and caused a sensation during thier performance at the Show International Song Festival of Viña del Mar 1995, during the height of their popularity .. . INNER CIRCLE Find more videos in our History Channel … Remember, we are the History Channel International Song Festival of Viña del Mar.

Reggae star Junior Reid coming to 2720 Cherokee For First Annual Reggae Explosion

Reggae star Junior Reid is at 2720 Cherokee April 26 for the first annual Reggae Explosion.

He’ll be backed by the Yard Squad Band.

Also performing are Kreative Pandemonium, Zion and E-Dee.

Spinning will be DJ Fyness and DJ Witz. Ital Kae and DJ Michael Kuelker will host.

Doors are at 6 p.m. with the show kicking off at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $20-$30.

Get more information at 2720cherokee.com and eventbrite.com.

Jamaican Tourist Board release reggae song to honour bobsleigh team

The Jamaican Tourist Board has released a catchy reggae jam titled “The Bobsled Song” to celebrate their involvement in the Sochi games.

With a flapping visor and a rattling sled which teetered on the brink of overturning, 46-year-old Winston Watts ended Jamaica’s 12-year absence from the Olympic bobsleigh track by careering down into 30th and last place after two heats of the men’s two-man competition at Sanki Cliding Center. Read more

VP Records Relaunches Classic Reggae Label Blood and Fire

Queens, New York-based reggae independent VP Records has relaunched UK reggae label Blood and Fire, known primarily for its quality reissues of Jamaican recordings from the 1970s and ’80s, many of which were overlooked upon their initial release.

Founded in Manchester, England in 1993 by Elliot Rashman, Andy Dodd, Bob Harding (management of the multi-platinum 1980s soul-pop group Simply Red), Mick Hucknall (Simply Red’s lead singer) and authoritative reggae collector Steve Barrow, the label’s A&R and co-author of “The Rough Guide to Reggae” (which has reportedly sold nearly 50,000 copies), Blood and Fire sought to highlight the reggae narrative beyond the genre’s crossover stars through promotion of beautifully packaged reissues that include extensive booklets detailing the featured artists’ career trajectories, annotated song listings, rare photographs and vivid graphics. Read more

REGGAE MUSICIAN WAYNE SMITH HAS PASSED AWAY

Reggae artist Wayne Smith has died at 48-years-old.

The Jamaican musician, responsible for ‘Under Mi Sleng Teng’, dubbed as the first computerised riddim in Jamaican music, was admitted to Kingston Public Hospital on Friday after complaining of stomach pains.

Although his health was said to have improved on Sunday, he passed away on Monday. An autopsy has been arranged to determine the cause of death.

‘Under Mi Sleng Teng’ was released in 1985 on King Jammy’s Jammy’s Records after Smith discovered the revolutionary riddim on Noel Davey’s Casio MT-40 keyboard.