Taken from Presenting the Kingston All Stars LP.
Watch Nicholas Laraque (Stephen Marley's sax player and past Alpha student) help rehearse Alpha students for the track 'Alpha on the Top' at Alpha and then go with them to Tuff Gong Studio.
Ken Boothe working hard in his home studio.
Kingston All Stars- Tribute to Kebra Hi-Fi
Liverpool's award-winning celebration of reggae music and Jamaican heritage returns in June for a jam-packed weekend of cultural appreciation, positivity and just great vibes.
The festival is the immediate past winner of the 'Best New Festival' at the UK Festival Awards 2016. Positive Vibration will once again take place in Liverpool from June 9-10, 2017.
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Release date March 17, 2017
Limited edition vinyl copies are available. Click here for more information.
From the liner notes of the Kingston All Stars debut LP ”Presenting Kingston All Stars”
Composed of some of the most gifted musicians to ever walk the streets of the Jamaican capital,the Kingston All Stars project is a celebration of the heyday of vintage reggae, taking the form of a contemporary music project that pays homage to the glory days of the music’s past. Spearheaded by Canadian producer, engineer & musician Moss Raxlen, who was also the driving force behind the great Rocksteady: The Roots Of Reggae feature documentary, and who produced Lynn Taitt’s last-ever works, the Kingston All Stars revolves around a robust core of legendary session players who have been respectively responsible for the lion’s share of the greatest Jamaican music ever committed to tape.
As part of Reggae Month, our friends at Jack Sprat in Treasure Beach hosted David Rodigan, MBE for the Jack Sprat 15th Anniversary. It was a real community affair with locals and international visitors enjoying the music next to the sea and under the stars. It is even better in person! Jack Sprat (and his cousin, Jakes Hotel, next door) are participating in the Reggae Auction happening now on Alpha Boys School Radio.
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PBS 106.7FM Melbourne’s ska, rocksteady and early reggae party Jamaica Jump-Up is back after a summer break with a massive line-up for a very special, one-off fundraiser for the Alpha Boys School in Kingston, Jamaica.
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Featuring live performances from none other than the Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Ska Vendors and The Moonhops! Yes, THREE huge live sets from some of Melbourne’s most celebrated ska/rocksteady outfits.
Plus, selections by our own Mohair Slim (Blue Juice Radio Show, PBS 106.7FM), Jesse I (Babylon Burning radio show, PBS 106.7FM), Rick Howe (Riddim Yard, PBS 106.7FM) with guest selectors Systa BB (@The Good, The Dub, The Global, Triple R - 3RRR 102.7FM) and Fabulous Fez.
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Mount Grove Music is a new record label in love with Ska, Rocksteady, Reggae that releases music with soul. We work with the best artists from the foundation of Jamaican music including Ken Boothe, Big Youth and Alpha Boys School alumni. We are especially pleased to share the new Ken Boothe single, "Memories From Last Night" and the instrumental track, "Alpha On The Top". Media personnel are invited to request the mp3 or wav file and a copy will be sent by email. Visit Mount Grove Music online at mountgrovemusic.com.
Watch the Ken Boothe recording session here...
Thank Goodness It's February! February is Reggae Month and there is so much to celebrate and do/ Jack Sprat's 15th Anniversary promises to be a 3-day reggae celebration of food (check our the menu below!), music and fun in one of the most unique settings in Jamaica - Jack Sprat next to Jakes Resort in Treasure Beach on the South Coast.
On February 11 , 2017 at 6 pm the London-based selector David Rodigan brings decades of experience and knowledge to Jack Sprat's seaside anniversary party. Admission is only JA$300 (for those who want the VIP treatment its a cool JA$1,000).
The Alpha Institute is very pleased for the support of Grammy Award winning artiste Sean Paul in working to develop the music technology and vocational skills of students.
On behalf of students and staff, the future looks a lot brighter thanks to Sean Paul's financial, fundraising and professional contributions to the school. Following a recent tour of Alpha with school administrator, Margaret Little Wilson, music instructor Rev Don McDowell and Alpha students, the multi- platinum, recording artiste was able to see where his contribution was used in the renovation of Alpha's first music studio and spaces that make up the Music Technology Department.