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Outsold - Billboard Says American Reggae Acts Sell More Than Jamaican Counterparts.... Amid The Noise and Haste has held the top slot for the past three weeks, selling a total of 16,083 units, according to Nielsen Soundscan.

Shereita Grizzle, Gleaner Writer Published: Sunday | September 21, 2014
Raging Fyah band - File
Raging Fyah Band
In June, Billboard disclosed some news that many may have found surprising, or perhaps not. The website revealed that United States (US) reggae acts were outselling their Jamaican counterparts, by comparing the number of Jamaican acts that have singles or albums on their charts to the number of US acts also making the list. If you thought the June findings were a hoax, the website did yet another comparison which yielded similar results.
Ziggy Marley - File
Ziggy Marley
The recent findings show five American reggae acts occupying the top 10 positions on the Reggae Album chart for the week ending September 13. SOJA's Amid The Noise and Haste has held the top slot for the past three weeks, selling a total of 16,083 units, according to Nielsen Soundscan. At number three, Rebelution's Count Me In has sold 33,049 units over 12 weeks, surpassing Ziggy Marley's Fly Rasta, which amassed a total of 14,720 units in sale after 20 weeks on the chart. Soca artiste Bunji Garlin's Differentology and Chronixx's Dread and Terriblealso made the list. Dread and Terrible currently holds the No. 12 spot, selling just over 6,000 copies after 21 weeks on the chart.
Up-and-coming reggae band Raging Fyah, in a recent interview, said that reggae continues to grow internationally, dubbing it a good sign for the local music fraternity. When asked to comment on the Billboard findings, the band's bass guitarist, Delroy 'Pele' Hamilton, says while the findings may not be good news for the industry, it bares much truth. more 

IN JAMAICA: Sex worker accused of stabbing woman in her breast after telling the victim about the size of her vagina, Angella Wright, 23, is also accused of attempting to steal the woman's handbag, valued at $2,000.

Covering the courts   with Tanesha Mundle  Sunday, September 21, 2014    
A sex worker faced the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court last week after she reportedly stabbed a woman in her breast after telling the victim about the size of
her vagina.
Angella Wright, 23, is also accused of attempting to steal the woman's handbag, valued at $2,000.
The police reported that around midnight on May 21, the complainant was passing Haining Road in New Kingston when the accused saw her and shouted out "B... h... Queeny".
The woman replied to the insult, which lead to an exchange between the two.
Further reports said that during the argument the complainant told the accused: "The time yuh deh yah a sell you body you would a go take care a you children."
Wright then told the complainant to leave her children out of the argument.
The accused then reportedly pulled a knife from her bag and stabbed the complainant in her left breast.
The court heard that she then held onto the complainant's bag and tried to pull it from her but the complainant would not let go.
A man who was reportedly with the accused then ran off and was followed by Wright who also fled on foot, the police report said.
The complainant reported the matter and Wright was subsequently arrested and charged with unlawful wounding and attempted robbery.
When the matter was mentioned on Thursday, Senior Resident Magistrate Judith questioned the accused about her place of work.
"On the road", she replied.
When she was further pressed by RM Pusey, Wright added: "Is sex work de two a we do."
However, that was quickly and strongly denied by the complainant.
"No, no ma'am, I am a cosmetologist," the complainant declared.
The court was told that the medical report was outstanding and the case was as a result rescheduled for mention on September 26.
Jealous husband sets house on fire
A farmer who burnt down his house after accusing his wife of cheating was also brought before the court
on Friday.
Charged with arson is Shawn Tucker, 48, of Bloxburg district, St Thomas.
Tucker is accused of setting fire to a bed at his home which destroyed the entire one-room dwelling that he shared with his wife of 17 years.
The fire occurred on June 23 about 9:20 pm.
The woman claimed that around 8:00 pm she returned home after spending a few days with her sister in Mandeville, Manchester where she had gone to recuperate from an illness.
The complainant said that on entering the house, her husband who was watching television said to her:
"Come out a me house and go back a yuh man yard whey yu a come from."
The complainant said she told him that she went to stay with her sister, as she was sick.
"Yuh nuh hear me say fi come out a mi house," she said her husband replied.
"I am not leaving, a de two a we build it," the complainant told the police in the station report.
The complainant said that her husband then took up some of her belongings, such as DVDs, clothing and her refrigerator and flung them out of the house.
She said he then took up some of her clothes along with some paper, put them on top of the bed, set them on fire and started to chop out the windows with a machete.
The complainant said that she ran out of the house after her husband told her that he was going for his gun to kill her. more 

ATLANTA, GA REVIEW: JAMAICAN MAFIA a smashing success in Atlanta's premier....Demand for the movie created a second showing after standing room of first....Cinefest theatre erupted with applause from the packed house at the end of the movie

by RULA BROWN Published September 21, 2014


Photo: RULA BROWN & PAUL CAMPBELL at JAMAICAN MAFIA Movie in Atlanta, GA. An outstanding movie.....with great action pack, suspense, drama, laughter, sex, excellent acting by Paul Campbell, Mykal Fax, Nardo Ranks and more. Great cinematography...The theatre was filled with 2nd showing, standing room. Overall you can't afford to miss it.
Rula Brown & Paul Campbell
Following the very successful premier of JAMAICAN MAFIA in New York in front of 900 attendees, Atlanta was treated to an equal entertainment of a great movie. A meet and greet was held at Mangoes restaurant in downtown Atlanta 1-5pm followed by the well anticipated blockbuster movie starring award winning Paul Campbell and relative new comer the talented Mykal Fax, Nardo Ranks.

 A second showing followed the first, The meet and greet line was long and exciting.

Rula Brown & Mykal Fax
 An outstanding movie with a strong theme of family values of a Jamaican family.....with great action pack, suspense, drama, laughter, sex, excellent acting from Paul Campbell, Mykal Fax, Nardo Ranks and more. Great cinematography & screenplay, lighting...The theatre was filled with 2nd showing, standing room. 
Photo: Jamaican mafia sell off big time in atlanta.
Large crowd patiently wait to enter Cinefest

The film was well enjoyed by everyone that an applause busted out at the end of the movie. Overall you can't afford to miss it. Outstanding, brilliant, great acting by everyone....

JAMAICAN Dwayne Dubidad of St. Mary's College - A unique aesthetic....Dwayne isn't just good, he's great, and his pieces tell the story.

By PETULIA CLARKE Education editor  Sunday, September 21, 2014    
THE first public acknowledgement of his talent probably came in primary school, where, like his siblings, he did astoundingly well in art. Then came much prompting from his teacher, Ms Chung, at St Mary's College, prodding that made him take enough interest to sit art as a subject in CXC. By the time he entered Mico University College, more encouragement caused him to hone this skill, and begin creating wonders on canvas.
Dwayne Dubidad
Dwayne Dubidad, 30, isn't just good, he's great, and his pieces tell the story. He conceptualises on canvas a kaleidoscope of emotions -- a simple silhouette can tell many tales, depending on the viewer's mood at the time.
And surprisingly, painting wasn't always his passion; he favoured sketching early on.
"My dad has five kids. We are all very good at art. I was good at drawing but my sister is the one who liked to paint," he laughs.
"I took up painting at Mico when my art teacher said that I'd be good at it."
He explained that his hesitation was because of the colour mixing -- "I just couldn't get the right colour."
But then he soon recognised that perfection at mixing came with experience and the more you do it, the better you get. Now he does acrylic, and he is inspired by everything around him. more

Irish reggae film wins award....contains interviews with the Alpha Boys School's musical director Winston 'Sparrow' Martin, guitarist Earl 'Chinna' Smith, musician/producers Sly and Robbie, poet/activist Mutabaruka and percussionist Bongo Herman.

BY CECELIA CAMPBELL-LIVINGSTON Observer staff reporter livingstonc@jamaicaobserver.com  Sunday, September 21, 2014    
CEOLCHUAIRT lamaice, an Irish documentary filmed in Jamaica this year, copped the award for Best Documentary Series at the first Sky Road TV & Film Festival in Galway, Ireland on September 5.
Directed by Paddy Hayes and produced by Laura Ni Cheallaigh, the film is narrated by Irish poet Gearoid Mac Lochlainn.
Drummers and dancers display traditional Maroon
music and movement for Ray MacDonnacha, Irish TV director
 of photography, in Wakefield, Trelawny.
Ceolchuairt lamaice was filmed over 12 days and contains interviews with the Alpha Boys School's musical director Winston 'Sparrow' Martin, guitarist Earl 'Chinna' Smith, musician/producers Sly and Robbie, poet/activist Mutabaruka and percussionist Bongo Herman.
Lochlainn said working on the documentary fulfilled a personal dream.
"The experience renewed my love of reggae and gave me a deeper understanding of its global importance. More than ever the message of Rasta and reggae has so much to teach the world," he told the Sunday Observer.
Ceolchuairt lamaice is part of a six-piece series by TG4 (Irish Language National Broadcaster) called CeolChairt (Musical Journeys). It follows six artistes on a fact-finding mission of the music that influenced them most.
"Ceolchuairt lamaice records my own journey exploring the roots of reggae, which was a huge influence on myself since I was a teenager growing up in troubled Belfast," said Lochlainn.
"Through cover versions by punk rock bands such as The Clash, I came to know and love Jamaican recordings." more

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Entertainer Macka Diamond involved in three-vehicle crash

Macka Diamond
Friday, September 19, 2014 | 3:39 PM    
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Entertainer Macca Diamond was involved in a three-vehicle crash along the Old Harbour Road, St Catherine shortly after 12 noon today (Friday, September 19).
Reports are sketchy at this time however it is said that the entertainer was driving a white Honda motorcar in the vicinity of the Sydenham housing scheme when the incident occurred.
The entertainer, with no obvious signs of injury, was able to exit her damaged vehicle and walk around. Occupants of the other two vehicles also appeared to escape serious injury.
More Information later.

Jamaican Mafia SOLD OUT - Lee Danja and Rula Brown of RBN on NYC & Atlanta Premier of the Movie

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