Last Friday Stone's Throw hosted the Strictly Roots x Culture x Alpha137 link up featuring past Alpha student Ilawi at the controls and Kandiman riding the riddim. Reggae artists Jah 9 and Farenheit, television personality/artist Sanjay and Alpha friends and family came out in support. The talk of the night of course was Alpha's 137th Anniversary and the upcoming anniversary dance at The Spanish Court Hotel on June 2. Click here for the information. See you there!
The Alpha Institute (formerly Alpha Boys School, Alpha Industrial School and Alpha Cottage) turns 137 years young May 1st 2017. Reggae icon Marcia Griffiths has a special song for everybody who donates to Alpha or purchases a product from Alpha during the month of May 2017. Click here to visit the Shop on Alpha Boys School Radio.
Marcia Griffiths has a special birthday message for friends and family of Alpha...
The song was recorded in Small World Studios in Kingston on the legendary Orange Street. Once inside the booth, Big Youth recorded the track in only one take! "Good over evil, right over wrong... teach the youth the righteous song".
Nico's Walk vinyl and digital is available only on the Mount Grove Music website. Click here for shipping info.
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