Posts tagged Shabba Ranks
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Hundreds of fans gathered at the Norman Manley International Airport yesterday with one intention, to see the dancehall emperor Shabba Ranks.
Just minutes after 11 a.m., Shabba Ranks, who had not been in Jamaica for many years, strolled through the arrival hall to much fanfare and excitement.
While media rushed to get that first shot of Shabba embracing his mother, who he has not seen in four years, fans on the outside waved flags and sounded vuvuzelas in honour of Shabba’s arrival.
Shabba’s mother, Mama Christie, said she was excited to see her son.
“I feel great, wonderful and I am thankful that God More >
Organisers of Reggae Sumfest are pleased with the way things have progressed for this year’s staging of the popular festival.
According to the festival’s chairman Robert Russell, plans for the July 15-21 event are more advanced than they have ever been in its 20-year history.
“We have had no real challenges this year. All our vending stalls have been taken, the grounds are being prepared, stage, lighting and sound are ready and all the artistes have been booked,” Russell told Splash.
He further noted that organisers are also comfortable with the line-up.
Russell refuted the suggestion that the roster of artistes is weak, citing More >
(iARD Tidbits) Grammy award-winning Jamaican deejay, Shabba Ranks, has been confirmed for the 20th staging of Reggae Sumfest.
The performer, having appeared at the second staging of the festival in 1994, is coming back to the Sumfest stage after an 18-year break.
The ‘lover man’ revolutionised the Jamaican music industry, permanently etching his songs into the hearts of his listeners.
Some of Shabba’s hits include Ting a Ling, Wicked Inna Bed, Mr Loverman, Peeny Peeny and Live Blanket. He led the craze of dancehall and reggae-styled rap in the 1980s and 1990s throughout Jamaica and the United States, and became the first reggae More >