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.
Alpha Boys School Radio has your soundtrack for the summer!
During the month of June, Alpha Boys School Radio donors of $10 per month or more on our Patreon page will receive a complimentary mp3 of the new roots reggae song 'Past Tense' by multi-talented artist and past Alpha student, Feluké.
Click below to listen to Past Tense!
INTERNATIONAL REGGAE DAY (IRD) is a 24 hour global media festival celebrating the Best of Jamaica’s creativity and its impact on culture worldwide. IRD is the first ever calendar event to be officially proclaimed and dedicated to REGGAE music and Jamaica’s creative industries. An internationally recognized annual event, IRD mobilizes the combined power of music, media and technology to create a global REGGAE party on JulyOne.
Why do we need an International Reggae Day? Reggae is the soundtrack for JAMAICA and Reggae is the music the world hears when they think of JAMAICA in any area of achievement. Reggae is the world’s first true global beat with the first true global superstar in Bob Marley and Reggae deserves this recognition.
Learn more at ireggaeday.com
International Reggae Poster Contest announces its 3rd annual call for entries for social communication reggae poster designs. The contest has been running its yearly contest since 2011.
Theme of the contest: Toward a Reggae Hall of Fame: Celebrating Great Jamaican Music.
ENTRY PERIOD: July 1st, 2014 to October 1st, 2014.
The goal is simple: Create a poster about Reggae Music – the rest is up to your imagination. Feel free to explore themes of Reggae covering any one of the genres; Ska, Rocksteady, Roots Reggae, Dub, Dancehall and the unique Jamaican Soundsystem.
The Third International Reggae Poster Contest 2014 is open to designers all over the world. Posters may be designed by a single artist or by a team. Designers are allowed to submit any number of original posters. Posters should be original artworks and should not have been published in prints, internet, social media etc.
Posters requirements: Posters should be designed in vertical format. JPG files of 2953x4134 pixels at a resolution of 150dpi (corresponding to 50x70cm in printed size) saved in RGB color space.
There is no entry fee.
International Reggae Poster Contest 2014 will reward the best 100 designs by including them in various exhibitions all over the world.
A book with all 100 posters will be published.
The three top winners (1st, 2nd, 3rd place) will receive the grand prize awards, and more amazing prizes will be announced later, including lots of great reggae music..
For more information, please visit the IRPC website at:
Just added to Alpha Boys' School Radio: Linton Kwesi Johnson "Bass Culture" featuring Alpha Boy Rico Rodriguez on trombone
LKJ's Bass Culture was released in 1980, and features Alpha Old Boy, Rico Rodriguez, (born Emmanuel Rodriguez; 17 October 1934), also known as Reco or El Reco, a ska and reggae trombonist. He is known as one of the first and most distinguished Ska artists.
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Alpha Boys' School Radio - your musical passport to Jamaica
These Mikey Dread songs feature the following musicians who studied at the Alpha Boys' School in Kingston, Jamaica:
"Choose Me" feat. Vin Gordon on trombone
"Positive Reality" "Sunday School" and "Jah Jah Love" feat. Deadly Headley on saxophone
"Roots And Culture" feat. Rico Rodriguez on trombone
Alpha Boys' School Radio - Your musical passport to Jamaica