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I is a Fete-ah!

Published April 28, 2014 by soundquake

Fête season is coming…

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It does not matter how old I am, the concept of Carnival still fascinates me.  This goes beyond the phenomenon of scantily clad women and their gyrating bodies.  I am sincerely fascinated by the people’s nonchalance, released inhibitions, and general desire to have a good time. From the revelers on the road, the bystanders shouting out familiar faces, to those sitting in front their televisions and computer screens – a union exists, a basic understanding that this is something that belongs to us in the Caribbean.

Nothing breaks down more barriers in the Caribbean than Carnival. I marvel at the walls which fall between social classes and races. From the Bahamas’ Junkanoo,  a stop off at Barbados’ Crop Over, and the originator that is Trinidad Carnival,  you will see the festive faces of the Bourgeoisie, White, Black, Indian, Chinese, the working class and all the combinations of these terminologies that…

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Oh What A Night w/ Beres Hammond

Published April 28, 2014 by soundquake

Catch up with a few great tunes from Beres Hammond

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One of the most celebrated crooners of Lover’s Rock for more than 40 years; we pay tribute to Hugh Beresford Hammond through five of his most memorable hits! Whether any of the stuff that follows actually happened, well it’s never too late 😉

There he/she is on the dance floor. Time to make your move.

You’ve been dancing with this unbelievable character only to find out, they’re already spoken for.. ah life.

Then you started wondering what everyone else was thinking. Everyone’s going to talk, just remain true to you.

You both grew up and started calling in sick.

But you never forgot the moment you first met. Thanks Beres.

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Robert Whyte: Calls for Proper Performance Venue in Grenada

Published April 24, 2014 by soundquake

Soundquake Systems Radio supports Robert Whyte. Bring on the stage!

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Robert-Whyte Linda Straker writes about one of Grenada’s well-known actors, Robert Whyte, who underlines the need for a proper performance venue, with proper technical support, in order to make “second to none productions.” He stresses that “this can provide the foundation for an explosion of top quality theatre entertainment.” Whyte is a member of Heritage Theatre Company, which recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. Here are excerpts:

“I am not condemning what we have, because we are working with what we have, but what we need is a proper facility. All available venues are not equipped for the best of productions that will make audiences have the wow moment,” said Robert Whyte.

Recalling a performance he had in Aruba, in which the scene had him in a boat in the open sky, Whyte said, “Up to this date I cannot forget how I felt when the special effects came on, I…

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Bob Marley interview, St. Maarten, March 1980

Published April 23, 2014 by soundquake

What a rare insight…Thanks for sharing midnightraver. + positivity

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It is 21 March 1980 and Bob Marley, Jacob Miller, Junior Marvin, and Chris Blackwell are on the island of St. Maarten after spending some time in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.  Marley, Miller, and Marvin are interviewed by journalist Elton Jones.  It is Marley at his most controversial as he takes on race, politics, and music.

 

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Wailers-related “shockers” from the MIDNIGHT RAVER vinyl collection

Published April 20, 2014 by soundquake

The midnight raver brings some fantastic rare reggae songs for us > follow the jump to chout these Wailer family related songs

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Included here are several vinyl singles that are related in some way to The Wailers.  Maybe it’s an interesting cover version.  Maybe it was recorded at Tuff Gong.  Maybe it was pressed to the Tuff Gong or 56 Hope Road label….
Exclusive rare vinyl transfers you’ll only find here at MIDNIGHT RAVER!
DENNIS BROWN “NATURAL MYSTIC” 12″ (SHOCKING VIBES)
PETER TOSH “KETCHY SHUBY” W/ VERSION 7″ (INTEL DIPLO)
BUNNY WAILER “ANTI-APARTHEID”/”SOLIDARITY” 7″ (SOLOMONIC) W/ PETER TOSH ON MELODICA!
RONNIE DAVIS “KAYA” W/ VERSION 7″ (ROOTS)
RECKLESS BREED “RAT PACK”/”TRANQUILITY” (PISCES)
NOEL DELAHAYE “HOW MANY TIMES” 12″ (WACKIES)

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