Tag : reggae

Natty to play Belgrave Music Hall, 27/11

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

North London native Natty is known for his soulful reggae with classics like ‘July’ and ‘Bedroom eyes’. Off the back of supporting Ziggy Marley, Natty’s UK tour is now set to start. After Natty’s debut album, Man Like I in 2008, a much anticipated second album was released after a … Read More

One girl, two gigs: reggae is still relevant

9 months ago / 0 comments

Reggae holds its own in musical history as one of the most influential genres. One might call it a movement, given the social and political impact it had in its native Jamaica in the late 1960s. It has also come to mean more than a movement, being synonymous with Rastafarianism. … Read More

Review – SubDub Weekender at the West Indian Centre

1 year ago / 0 comments

“The guy who sets up the speakers showed me a picture of them earlier when I dropped him off”, the taxi-driver told us excitedly. “You ready for that boom boom?” If we learnt something this weekend it is to not underestimate your cabbie when he tells you how mind-blowing the … Read More

Review – SubDub Weekender

2 years ago / 0 comments

Most community centres around me host cake sales and raffles which are thoroughly enjoyable, but hidden away in Leeds is the West Indian Centre and alongside what I’m sure is a couple of great cake sales, they also throw the renowned SubDub, and this time it was back for a weekender. Returned … Read More

Feature – David ‘Ram Jam’ Rodigan

2 years ago / 0 comments

Few broadcasters can hope to have a career as distinguished as David Rodigan. He boasts a radio career spanning over thirty-five years, in which time he has become the leading reggae broadcaster in the UK, as well as starring in the massively successful “Ram Jam” club night throughout the UK. In … Read More

Lifestyle | Caribbean Festival of Arts and Culture

3 years ago / 0 comments

One week ahead of the August bank holiday weekend, the carnival spirit was already spicing up as Leeds’ first Caribbean Festival of Arts and Culture took place at the Corn Exchange on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th August. The free event, run by Leeds Corn Exchange veteran, Dean Cuffy, saw the … Read More