Amid a spectacular stage lighting, great performances, award winners, the successful staging of the 27th International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem NYC on May 4th 2008 concluded appropriately with a Finale of Bob Marley’s One Love by entertainers, award winners, volunteers and staff. From the red carpet with […]
With 50 album submissions making the initial shortlist for the coveted Grammy Award in the Reggae Category to be announced next February, there is no shortage of tales from satisfied performers. However, guitarist Dwight Pinkney’s sense of accomplishment comes not simply from being in with, strictly numerically, a one in 50 chance of making the […]
WHEN DWIGHT Pinkney strapped on his guitar to deliver selections from his fourth and most recent album, Home Grown Jamaican, on Friday evening, he showed an ‘extra-musical’ characteristic that had been spoken about previously.
Click to play This is Reggae Music The Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA) has selected the ZAPOW BAND has been selected to receive the 2014 JARIA HONOUR AWARD
The Sharks, led by noted Jamaican guitarist Dwight Pinkney, was one of the first of such ensembles to arrive at Studio One. They did expert instrumental backings on The Wailers’ Put It On, the Gaylads Lady With the Red Dress, Ken Boothe’s first hit at Studio One and You’re No Good. At Studio One, the […]
Men and women, represented by the voices of Dwight Pinkney and Shirley McLean, respectively, jibe in two senses of the word on the 1986 hit Bigger Boss.Click to play Bigger Boss
Chances are that, for many, ‘Zap Pow’ conjures up images of old comic books where the forces of good overcome the evil design of the villain with a few well-placed blows. However, from just after Jamaica switched from the British to its own currency until on the brink of the landmark 1980 General Election, it […]