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Last December, reggae superstar Mark 'Buju Banton' Myrie was held in Sarasota, Florida on
drug-possession charges. Since then, he has endured almost a year in a Florida jail and months
of scrutiny and cross examinations in a federal trail. If convicted, Buju could be imprisoned for
life. The presiding judge, Tim Moody, declared a mistrial after a 12-member jury of 'peers,' failed
to return a unanimous decision of whether Buju was guilty or not guilty of 'conspiracy to possess
with intent to distribute' more than five kilograms of cocaine. He is currently still in Florida and has
finally been granted permission to perform in an upcoming South Florida show.

Since his incarceration, he received his 5th Grammy Nomination for 'Before the Dawn' in the Best
Reggae Album category and debuted at #2 on Billboard's Reggae Albums chart. Not bad for a
man behind bars. Credit cannot be taken for the strength and perseverance of Tracii McGregor
and her Gargamel team, always holding things down; always BACKAYARD for life!

Ordinarily, I would give my opinion on the whole 'Blow' situation. Instead, we're just going to wish
Buju the strength he needs to make it back home safe where Backayard will have confetti and
jubilee waiting for him in the streets of Kingston.

As if Buju's drug charges aren't melancholy enough, Reggae has also lost one of the most
hard-working men this side of the western hemisphere- the 'Cool Ruler,' Gregory Isaacs. If you
don't know who Gregory Isaacs was, or if you've never heard one song out of his 150+ album
catalogue, then you probably shouldn't be reading this magazine. However, let's say you hear that
familiar but can't quite put your finger on it song, and you know its reggae and you love it- it's
probably Gregory Isaacs. Chances are, it is one of the following hits from his illustrious career:
Night Nurse, Love is Overdue, Oh What a Feeling, Sad to Know (You're Leaving), Hot Stepper,
etc, etc, etc.

BACKAYARD did an exclusive interview with Gregory in Issue 4, and we also acquired rare video
footage of the 'Lonely Lover,' which can be seen on this month. Our sincere
condolences go out to his family and close friends. His memory will live on through our pages.


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1. Maroon 5 - Grammy awarO-winning
pop-rock band Maroon 5 is sei to
headline ine 151h anniversary of Ine
Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival. Tne event
will be hela from January 23 - 29. at he
Trelawny Mulli-Purpose Sladium. located
lust easl of ine island's lourisI capital.
Monlego Bay. The popular Los Angeles-
based quintel. which tnis rally released 'Is
Ihird studio album. Hands All Over. has
Dull a growing industry ana fan base
since 2002. selling over 10 million albums
in ne Uniled Slales ana 15 million
via: Hedsani Entenrrament

2. Etana - Free Expressions" will be
release under Record Label VP Records,
who is releasing a digital EP called Free,
which features three tracks that are also
included on the album. According to VP,
this is a move to appease fans while they
wait for the full length album.
Weighing in on her upcoming album,
Etana said she called the second album
Free Expressions because she adamantly
refuses to be constrained by approach or
lyrical content.
"This album was produced a little
differently from the first, most
of the sessions were less planned so there
is more of a free vibe," she reveals. "I just
wanted to express myself freely, write
just what I want without thinking too hard
about what anyone's opinion would be -
just doing music as I feel to do it."
Several tracks from Free Expressions -
Free, August Town and Mockingbird -
have already topped the charts in Jamaica
and reggae charts internationally.

3. Half-Way-Tree Live -
Tne NSWMA, Nanook Enterprises Li.m.ed
ana Tne Wright Agency are embarking on
a venture to promote Ine use of our
national urban spaces 1o me ultimale
I-scal and cultural Denefil of society. As
a result of inis iniltalive we should see
increased uses of our puol.c spaces for
cultural aclivilies. Nelson Mandela Park
and Amphilhealre nas been selected as
the first sucn space to Irial ie proposed
program. The effort is Deing pioneered by
"Hall Way Tree LIVE".
Hall Way Tree Live nas made
partnerships wiln some of Ine most
renowned creative arts development
groups in Jamaica. These groups are
Eana Manley College of ine Visual &
Performing Arts (EMC). Jamaica Reggae
Industry Association, Area Youth
Foundation, Poetry Society of Jamaica.
Root Cause's Sen Sup'm and new Kids
on the block ManifeslolJA. Tne weeklong
event will feature performances from all
panicipaling groups.
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4. Kingston Rock - Kingston Rock is
recreating an original 80's & 90's
dancehall session with selectors spinning
riddims and DJs toasting the
microphone in a rub-a-dub style in the
relaxing atmosphere of Studio 38.
There are local and international sound
systems from; Germany, Holland, Japan,
Italy, U.S.A, Israel, and France just to
list a few.
The weekly music set starts at 6pm with
80's & 90's selection as well as live
performances from veteran Artistes such
as Admiral Bailey, Coco Tea, Josey Wales,
Professor Nuts, Yellowman, Sanchez,
Pinchers, Lukie D, Thriller U...and more.
Current entertainers will also pass through
and show off their talents with songs from
the 80s up to today, recently we have
added upcoming artist segment which
introduces upcoming talents from
Jamaica and the party goes on till late.

5. Buju Banlon - Gargamel Music. Inc. is
proud to announce mal Jamaican music
icon Buju Banton has received nis Ihin
Grammy nomination in the Best Reggae
Album category for his prophetic new
project. Before The Dawn. Recoraea
mostly al his own Gargamel Music sludio
in Kingsron. the album boasts some ol the
most powerful songs wrinen Dy Banton
since nis professional entry inlo the music
business over twenty years ago.
Release in Sepiember to critical acclaim.
Before Tne Dawn deDuled at #2 on
BillDoard s Reggae AIDums chart and n26
on the mag s Healseekers cart. Currently
the album is percned al #1 on Doln the
South Florioa and the New York Top 20
Reggae Albums charts. #1 on Ricnhe B s
Jamaica Music Countdown and P4 on
CMJ's World Music chart. Highlights
include "Do Good," "In The Air," "Struggle
Together" and the especially potent "Bat-
tered & Bruised." The album's unofficial
anthem, "Innocent" strikes a highly
personal chord that resonates deeply
considering the artist's ensuing
legal battle.
Banton was previously acknowledged by
the Recording Academy for his
albums Rasta Got Soul (2009), Too Bad
(2007), Friends for Life (2004) and Inna
Heights(1999). News of the 2010 Grammy
nod comes on the heels of a federal court
ruling by Judge James Moody that allows
Banton, who is out on bail, to perform at
an event in South Florida during Martin
Luther King, Jr. Weekend. The veteran
Reggae artist, who had been incarcerated
at Pinellas County Jail for 11 months, has
not performed live in over a year.
Produced by Rocker's Island, the Before
The Dawn Concert featuring Buju Banton
& Friends will take place on Sunday,
January 16 at Bayfront Park
Amphitheater in downtown Miami from
4:00pm - 10:00pm.
Via: Gargamel Music

o. ureao a Alive - Nicnoias oa bilva ana
his Zoolook team, a San Franc.sco-based
new media agency and publishing
house, have been releasing some very
interesting weD and print material lor a
series Iney call Dread & Alive - a lusion ol
Jamaican culture. music and heritage.
wiih the unpredictable yet poignant visual
style ol a comic Dook. The storyline of ine
print material. follows Drew Mclntosn and
his journey from Kingston to Ine Cockpit
country near Montego Bay, nis relaiionsnip
wiih the estranged maroons, and nis quest
and charged auty to protect Ine
.nhabilanis ol its lana.
Zoolook publishing, nas also released iIs
second insiallment in The Lost Tapes
series, whicn follows up on Ine critical
and popular acclaim of Ine debut, wiln
solid reggae and dancenail vibes as well
as spoken-word Irom respected anists
around ire worla. Inspired Dy Tne Dread
& Alive comic book, The Lost Tapes is a
musical journey compiled by Soul of the
Lion in cooperation with Zoolook to
accompany the epic Dread & Alive fantasy.

7. Kingston Mini-Cakes - The newest
sensation to hit the dessert market,
Kingston Minicakes is starting a cupcake
revolution powered by the dreams of two
Jamaican beauties. Founded in October
of 2010, Kingston Minicakes specializes in
cupcakes or as they call them 'minicakes'
because they are simply "more fun".
Started by friends Angella Blair and
Ramona Phipps-Porter, Kingston
Minicakes caters to the needs of
everyone's sweet tooth. Ramona
describes how the company got started
saying, "we both were thinking of doing
our own baking business and we would
always be talking about recipes and
exchanging ideas until we decided why
not do it together as a team."



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It is the semifinal of Champions League with your team Arsenal
playing the current European champions, Inter Milan. Unfortunately,
you are stuck at the bank in a queue that looks like it will never end.
The TV monitor blaring from the wall is stuck on TVJ and not helping
your impatience. You ask yourself, 'how will I possibly survive the next
45 minutes in this line while I miss the game?'

Sadly, this type of scenario plays out all too often for die hard sports
fans. Caught on the road, separated from your television while history
is being rewritten halfway across the world is uncomfortable at best.
However, telecommunications giant LIME is working to ensure that no
one in Jamaica and subsequently the wider Caribbean will have to

We are also
planning to
broadcast STING,
for the very first time,
live on Mobile TV.

suffer through this discomfort. Described as a well overdue merger
between two distinctly different but equally popular technologies,
Mobile TV will serve to help the segment of the Caribbean population
who, because of their lifestyle, are always on the go. On an island of
over 21,000 kilometers of roads between Kingston, Montego Bay and
the north coast, reliable mobile sources of technology are essential.

LIME, in partnership with DC digital will offer 15 television channels
and 5 radio stations (Channels will be added including pay per view
on demand contention select phones such as the Nokia 5330 and ZTE
N290 with plans to expand to any phone that has the capability to
receive the signal in the near future. Chris Dehring, Chief Marketing
Director of LIME Caribbean explains. "[Newer model phones like the
Nokia 5330] are very unlike the older model analog phones which are
only able to pick up free to air (FTA) stations such as TVJ and CVM.
Our broadcast is compatible with phones that have the capacity to
show digital TV. In the near future we will also be making this service
available to smart phones such as Blackberry, Android and iPhone."

Sports channels such as Sportsmax and the ESPN family of networks
will definitely be a draw to sports fans but the sheer variety of
entertainment put forward by LIME Mobile TV will have the whole f
family entertained. From the children's programming like Disney and
Nickelodeon and music-based entertainment on HYPE TV and
TEMPO, to the more serious fare on Showtime and Cinemax,
Mobile TV will have you covered. LIME, in addition, will look to provide
exclusive content for Mobile TV. "We have our own content being
developed in the form of television programs," says Dehring. "We are
also planning to broadcast STING , for the very first time, live on
Mobile TV. Even while you are at STING you will be able to view the
happenings backstage."

For Jamaica, LIME's Mobile TV is the next big innovation that will serve
as, not only an entertainment outlet, but a tool for education as the
public demand rises for instant access to news from around the world.

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in Kingston, Portmore and greater St. Catherine.


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case essentially wraps your precious baby up in Fort Knox. The outer layer is
Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) which is shock resistant. This is molded to a middle
layer which is impact resistant polycarbonate. Then the innermost layer is soft sili-
cone with hardened cores, and there's a screen cover. This is a no-nonsense look for
your iPhone that will protect it if dropped for sure. It's available in black/black and


Why waste time playing WiiFit or The Biggest Loser with a simple Wii controller?
Add these 21b dumbbells to a Wii remote and get a real workout. They're ruggedly
constructed of non-slip rubberized material and the Wii-mote snaps solidly into
them. They feel like real dumbbells, not like the usual plastic toy-like fitness
peripherals other companies sell. Two pounds may not sound like a lot, but try
playing a game of tennis with them and you'll think differently. Couple them with a
balance board and you're sure to get your heart pumping.

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These earphones are a worthy upgrade to any portable audio rig. Future Sonics
uses a proprietary dynamic drive to produce lower frequencies more effectively than
other headphones. The result is that you get full booming bass and unmatched music
clarity at low volume. They're lightweight and come with a bunch of different sleeves
so you can pick the one that's most comfortable and gives the best seal. They are
sold in eco friendly packaging and come with a case made from reclaimed rubber
taken from old inner tube truck tires.

If you are a regular player of racing games on the Playstation 3, then you owe it to
yourself to consider an upgrade to that inefficient gamepad! Logitech's Driving Force
GT was designed for Gran Turismo 5, but works well with most other racers out there,
and after we put many hours of driving into it, we can happily walk away

The Flip Mino HD feels solid but is extremely lightweight for its size, and, therefore,
one wants to think it is fragile. Having dropped it several times during my test, I can
say that it's pretty sturdy and nicely scratch resistant. Feathers rarely break when
dropped. The Flip Mino HD isn't featherlight of course, and doesn't slowly float to the
ground, but having dropped it several times from about four feet at the highest and
about a foot at the lowest, I can tell it's well enough built to survive the normal
tumbles that cellphone-sized devices tend to take from time to time as they're
knocked off desks or dropped out of pockets.

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The best things in life have a soundtrack, and that's where iPod nano shines. The
Multi-Touch display lets you experience your music in a new way. Tap to play
anything you want to hear. Swipe the Home screen to browse your music by songs,
albums, artists, playlists, genres, or composers. You can even rearrange the icons on
your Home screen so your music is organized just how you like.


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out assaults on enemy trenches. Multiplayer reaches new highs with unprecedented player customization and a variety of ways to play with (or against) your friends (or enemies). A
sinister story line will suck you in deeper and deeper and propel you through the game. Some levels are truly engaging, like when you pilot a boat up the Mekong River while the Rolling
Stones play in the background, or when you are forced to play Russian roulette against your best friend. And let's not forget the two crazy zombie levels that are non-stop gore.

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The wait is finally over! The racing game that revolutionized a genre when it launched
on PS1 back in 1997 is back. Sony baited us with GT5 Prologue, and the full version
will blow your socks off. Full 1080p high definition and Dolby Digital Surround Sound
make the experience feel so real that you'll swear the wind is blowing through your hair
as you downshift and throw your Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce into a
hairpin turn at Deep Forest Raceway. With over 1,000 cars, each custom tunable, you'd
better quit your job so you have time to play through it.

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EA Sports spent two years ripping FIFA apart and rebuilding it - and it shows. Game
play is now physics based so you get more freedom on the pitch with individuality of
player control and movement, sophisticated ball touches, and physical interaction
between players. You can actually see players jostle for position and hand-check. It's
not just a bunch of uncontrollable animations anymore. The new 360 degree dribbling
system gives you complete control over the ball so you can make a hard lateral cut and
go around a defender. Plus, you get goalie control so you don't have to sit there and
watch during breakaways.

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Harmonix raises the bar on music gaming once again with Rock Band 3. The game ships
with 80+ songs, plus there's a downloadable library of 2000 more (and growing). BAY
readers will be happy to see some Marley on the set list. The new pro mode bridges
the gap between player and musician with training and realistic game play - it's like
reading tablature rather than simply pushing color coded button. There's now up to
three-part harmony and a new keyboard controller - you can have seven people in a
single band. There's even Twitter and Facebook connectivity so you can keep all your
fans up to date with your progress.

Tap your inner DJ with 83 new songs and two turntables and a microphone! It's the
ultimate social multiplayer beat box experience - two players at a time can mix,
scratch and sample while a third grabs the mic and sings. New in this version are a
bunch of multiplayer modes so you don't have to scratch alone anymore. Party Play is
a ton of fun as players can jump-in and jump-out of game play whenever they want.
Really roll out the creativity in Freestyle mode where you can mash, scratch, cross-fade,
and sample to your heart's content. It's dub dancehall, baby, and you're the DJI





The 'Jamaican' orange was not originally from the island but from
Europe. According to historical journals, the first time an orange
seed ever hit the fertile land of Jamaica was delivered by ..
Christopher Columbus who brought the Seville orange variation ..
with him from Europe. In the 1800s, farmers in Barbados used the
Jamaican orange to create a citrus hybrid now known worldwide as
the grapefruit. You can see why Jamaicans are so proud of 'their'
orange and the attachment of the fruit with Jamaican culture is a
well-documented one. One of the nation's most popular plays/films
to come out of the 1970s dedicates it's title to the celebrated fruit--
Smile Orange. Another traditional Jamaican use for an orange is to
burn the peels to ward off mosquitoes. These are only two varied PHOTOS BY: EL
examples of the influence the fruit has had on the country.

Aside from the distinctive, delicious, tangy taste what keeps the
masses purchasing and consuming the fruit and all its various
derivatives? The knowledge that eating one does magical things for
your body. The orange is packed with vitamins and minerals which
are good for skin care, bone health and eyesight. It has also been
proven to help decrease possibility of male infertility. If this doesn't
inspire every man reading this to grab an orange as soon as
possible I don't know what will. Until next time, mi gone! 6 e an

'"- 6 ripe Jamaican plantains
Juice from three Jamaican oranges
2 tbsp. of Jamaican Appleton rum
3/4 cup Jamaican honey
1 tsp. of powder of Jamaican cinnamon

1. Peel the Jamaican plantains and cut them in
small pieces.
2. Place them in a Pyrex bowl and cover them with
the Jamaican orange juice, Jamaican rum, and
3. Sprinkle the Jamaican cinnamon on top.
4. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 350 degrees for
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degrees Fahrenheit can't keep the Vermont
massive down. Year-round, you can find this
Neekly reggae party overflowing onto the
street. Each and every Sunday night, Djs Big
Dog and Demus hold down the long-
standing Burlington landmark on Main Street
Nith roots, rocksteady and dancehall.
Considered Burlington's preeminent live
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nearly 30 years, he has been spinning
reggae music on the University of Rhode
Island's radio station, 90.3 WRIU. His show,
The Reggae Showcase, airs live every
Sunday from 2PM to 5PM, capping off an
eight and a half hour weekend of reggae
programming. Committed to sharing
reggae with the public by broadcasting
events on-air, his weekly reggae calendar
includes the tri-city area of Boston, Provi-
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one of the many local television channels
offered on the island and you are bound to come
across productions done by several Jamaican
film houses. Most of these got their start primarily
shooting music videos before branching out into
more elaborate productions such as commercials
for corporations and/or scripted specials made
for the small screen. However, now aided by
the relative affordability and accessibility of film
equipment once unattainable to all except "black
card" carriers, Jamaicans have been transferring
their world-renowned ingenuity and
imagination from the radio airwaves to movie
theaters. Recently, for the first time in memory,
Jamaican movie theaters had two local produc-
tions being showcased at the same time. Although
both were essentially different projects aimed at
audiences with varying tastes, both achieved their
goal in not only bringing delight to an audience
but educating them about the often paradoxical
joys and laments of Jamaican life.

The first film Better Mus' Come, which first
premiered at the 2008 staging of the Flashpoint
Film Festival, was the brain child of Storm Saulter.
Storm, a noted Jamaican director and film
enthusiast, got the idea for the script while
researching the Cold War for another project. As
he researched, Storm began seeing how
important the Caribbean basin became in the
eyes of both the Soviet Union and the United
States of America. "In the seventies, the
Caribbean was primary in the Cold War," Storm
explains. "America became more and more
concerned with the real and not so real influence
that the Soviet Union might have had on the
Caribbean at the time. This was especially true in
Jamaica with the leader at the time Michael
Manley leaning towards a socialist movement."
It was against this tense political backdrop that
Better Mus' Come was set. The incident well
known, at least in Jamaica, as the 'Green Bay
Massacre' is the main source for the plot of the
film. Making a motion picture based in the
seventies in the contemporary landscape brings
about obvious challenges. Luckily for Storm he

surrounded himself with experienced contributors
whose knowledge of both the time period and the
process of making a movie made certain transi-
tions easier for the director. Production designer
Khalil Deane and musical director Marion
Stewart-Gaynor represent two critical elements of
Better Mus' Come: the setting and score of the
movie. Getting the location correct was doubly
important as the film was made to represent
Jamaican life in the 70s. "We chose the Sandy
Gully community because of the timeless look of
the buildings," Khalil explains. "We also had to
scout the island for elements that fit that time
period." Because of the licensing and royalties
associated with some of the more popular
compositions there was a need to create a
completely original score. Enter Boardroom
Productions and its head Marion Stewart-Gaynor.
"We took the opportunity to score (the film)
because of the challenges it presented," Marion
remarks. "The score is critical as it helps the
audience to piece together their emotions."

There are some films that don't need to build a
musical score in order to draw in the audience as
it is the music that is the centerpiece of the film.
This is the case with Rise Up, a documentary that
centers on the lives of three aspiring artistes from
differing backgrounds or segments of Jamaican
society. Kemoy, a female singer from the coun-
tryside, Turbulence, a resident of Hungry Town
(a part of the mean streets that dot the Kingston
metropolis) and Ice, a representative of Jamaica's
upper class. This is by no means the first documen-
tary about Jamaican music, however what sets it
apart is the length of time used to document the
three cases. "This movie took four years to shoot
and an additional three years to complete,"
explained Argentine-born Luciano Blotta. "But
people seeing the final product will agree that
it was worth it." Agree they did. On the interna-
tional film circuit, Rise Up earned 'Special Selec-
tions' at HBO's New York International Latino Film
Festival and IDFA Amsterdam and won Best Music
Documentary at the SilverDocs documentary
festival. Even with all this success, Luciano wanted

to bring the film "home" in order to truly gauge
the quality of the film he helped to produce. "Well,
Jamaica has to approve of the film. Without that,
then it would not have been worth it," he
concedes. A bit drastic you might think but what
you must understand is that working in Jamaica
for that amount of time has changed Luciano.
"When I first arrived on an invitation from my
business partner, Mike Hart the film's executive
producer and CEO of one of the islands biggest
food service distributor Caribbean Producers
Jamaica Limited (CPJ), I didn't know a thing about
reggae music. Now I can't live without it, every
day I am surprised at the number of talented and
confident Jamaicans there are here. I only hope
I can showcase more of this talent through film,"
he adds.

With these two films now showing island wide,
the logical question would be, 'will production of
local films become a trend?' By the time you read
this, at least three other local films will have
premiered in the island's cinemas. This is the result
of initiatives being put into place by the Jamaica
Promotion Corporation (JAMPRO), an arm of the
Jamaican government. "We are trying to
incentivize the film industry here in Jamaica," says
Kim Marie Spence, Film Commissioner. "
However, we can only do that if we promote the
local film industry, promote the country as a
location for overseas productions and if we push
for the implementation of new film policies." With
JAMPRO's help along the way more projects are
attracting sponsorship from both local and
overseas based organizations, and this should
bridge the only gap that the film industry is
currently facing. Only because, as Kim states,
Jamaica has everything else, "We (Jamaicans)
have the drive and talent to achieve anything we
set our mind to. Remember this country was the
birthplace of some of the best singers, musicians,
sportsmen and sportswomen the world has ever
seen. So Jamaica has all the talent to keep alive a
film industry, it is just for us to step it up." I couldn't
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When did the idea come to you and the
other organizers to keep this event in

Manifesto Jamaica was ignited by Che Kothari,
who puts on the Manifesto festival in Canada.
He came to Jamaica in 2008 for Smile Jamaica
Africa Unite, where he met 2 of our team
members. Last year, he came back to Jamaica and
started a project called 'Project 9 mile.' He met
with Lesley-Ann Welsh, (who would later become
the managing director of Manifesto Jamaica) and
mentioned to her that he wanted to have a
Manifesto all over the world.

Immediately, Lesley-Ann told him that she would
love to see it come to Jamaica. She then reached
out to me and Gavin Hutchinson and we soon had
our first Director's meeting with myself, Lesley-Ann,
Gavin, Natalie Reid and Peter Wright where we
talked about what we wanted to bring to Jamaica
through Manifesto. A bigger team meeting took
place after this with Donisha Prendergast and Jah
9. We've all been going hard since November
of 2009.

What were the obstacles you faced to put
on such a project?

Generally, with any event you put on, you are
going to need funds. Manifesto is not just a
festival, it is a movement- it is a mission. There
was community work that we had to do and we

had to plan for the festival. We had a [lofty plans]
for a 4-day festival with 4 different venues. [But
since we] are a Non-Governmental Organization
(NGO), we definitely needed money. Seeking
sponsorship was a huge challenge. We created
proposals and [shopped them] around, but it is a
rough economy and not easy for people to give
out money- especially to a new group. [Another
challenge was registering as a business]. A little
bit too much red tape in my opinion. I personally
wonder if that is a hindrance to the economy in
Jamaica and to new businesses. There was the
red tape of becoming a [legitimate] NGO and we
had to obtain a certificate.

[Aside from these two challenges of funds and
business registration], it has been really positive
energy from day one. We knew that if we couldn't
have a 4-day festival at 4 different venues then
we would adjust. If we had to use our personal
resources, then so be it.

So the events actually started long before
the main event in October?

We actually had our first 'Minifesto' event on May
23rd 2010 in Greenwich Town at Three Mile
Sports Club, which was actually the day the
security forces went into West Kingston. '
Minifesto' is a shorter version of the things we do
at the festival, so we actually go into communities
and introduce and exhibit the arts to people. For
this first event, we had art on display and had

artistes come and perform. We had Chevaughn
and dancers from Dancer's Dynamite perform and
had face painting. Basically you bring it into the
community and speak to people about it. Because
we wanted to build a database of youths who
have a interest in the arts but don't necessarily
have the resources. That is what Manifesto wants
to do, to make it their profession and livity.

How has the response been in those
communities that Manifesto Jamaica has
been to?

The response has definitely been positive. Aside
from the 'Minifestos,' we've built a database with
[participant's] contact information so we can
invite them to the festival.

Is this going to be a yearly event?
Once Manifesto has started, there is no ending.
Every year there is going to be a festival. Every
year there is going to be 'Minifestos.' So far we
have only engaged 4 or 5 communities and there
are lots of communities in Jamaica, as you know.
Each year we are going to [expand] in Kingston
and St. Andrew and eventually move into
other parishes. Every year, there is going to be a
Manifesto, every week and every day. Manifesto
Jamaica does not pause at any time; we are a
365-days-a-year organization and we will be
going on for generations. That is our intent.

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they went there to record a few songs
cause they were going to put an album
out. I was one of the lead singers in
ASHE so that is how I met
Mikey Bennett.
After 'Kingston State of Mind' an
interesting twist happened.
Paul McCartney people approached Sly
& Robbie to do a remix. On the remix
they had Sizzla, they had Lady Saw,
Paul McCartney and they had the bright
idea of using someone young and fresh.
So that is how I lucked out, that was my
first official remix with an international
artiste. That goes out now and people
ask me is that really you with
Paul McCartney because people thought
is me just put it together (Laughs)...
To show you how ignorant I was. I knew
the Beatles and I knew Paul McCartney
but I didn't know Paul McCartney was
in the Beatles. So when that came out,
it was a small part, me singing ad libs
predominately on the hook nothing too

and ended up missing the whole tour.
Sly & Robbie now decided that instead
of me opening the show they will open
the show and now I had 45 minutes to
close the show. So they asked me "What
are you going to sing?"

I was thinking to myself you are not
serious. This is NOT how envisioned my
first time touring. I am not going on no
big stage abroad to go flop. It was alot of
pressure but understand that Sly &
Robbie are like my uncles and the type
of faith they had in me it would have
been hard to drop the ball when dem
seh nah man guh play 2 tune. So we
ran the rehearsal and as the shows pro-
gressed we kept adding stuff because it
had to be longer. That was my first time
playing the Hollywood Bowl, 23,000.
I cannot put into words what that show
was like. I remember the first time I
went to that venue was to see Sade and

me out on tour with him. It was very
exciting for me because it was a new
market for my music. The first night
I had no rehearsal, flew into Seattle,
drove a couple of hours to venue slept
on the bus. I wasn't really sure what I
would do but I decided to open the night
with 'Redemption Song' and the crowd
went crazy. The reviews from all the
major newspapers in area was like 'Who
is this chick?". Before you know I was
touring for a year with Michael and then
out of nowhere 'Say Hey' tops Triple A
radio in America. Then it starts moving
to the Top 40 chart, that song became
Michael's biggest record to date. That
song was in movies, television
programmes and even in the FIFA video
game. During the tour with Counting
Crows, Michael had this great idea to
sing something about Barack Obama. It
was me, Solillaquists of Sound and
Michael who recorded it. Obama
people dem hear it before you know it

we were invited to 2 inaugural balls. On those tours, we sold out
the CDs that we burnt with my music and when we had the official
"Dancehal Soul' EP we sold out that too. After that we had Special
Olympics and after when we thought we would have a break. We
find out that we will be opening for John Mayer for his North
American arena tour. So after all of this. I am like "Now is time for
me to finish my debut album." (Everybody Laughs)

So the name of the album will be.... 'Dancehall Soul'?
(Laughs) No, we don't have a name for it yet. But Dancehall Soul
production is the name of my production company. Dancehall Soul
is what describes the music and Dancehall soldiers are the fans. So
now that you have said that it might just very well happen.

Anything you want to leave your fans with?
Thanks to all my dancehall soldiers all over the world for
supporting me from day one. For all the new people who just
discovered the music and embraced it, I am really thankful.
I would not be here without them.


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SApparently, I was right because a lot of people are wrong
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and seh "Cecile mi a bad singer, yuh nuh, come produce mi
nuh." And they are tone deaf. Anyway, that is how the
singing thing come about. Being in Mandeville, I didn't
know anything about Kingston and Dancehall music
because it wasn't my music of choice. I liked pop music and
R&B. I knew Beenie Man, Lady Saw, the hot ones.
My Dad now, his friend Delroy Collins produced Tanya
Stephens and Garnett Silk so that is how I did my first
song in high school.

Which song was that?
A song called 'Kill You Wid It,' which I wrote off of
'Champion Lover' from Shabba Ranks. My Dad was also a
friend of Ibo Cooper from Third World. So I used to come
to Kingston on the weekends and he would help me change
my poems into songs. I started investigating how the music
industry works in Jamaica and then I realized that it was
very hardcore and very different from what I was used to
in Mandeville.




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its live music roots. Listening to this album, will bring audiences back to a time where
a band of musicians had to have been physically in the studio before a record could be
made. But what is truly significant about this album is what it represents. It represents, as
the title says, a legacy left by a father to his son. Peter Tosh was one of the most
influential musical icons the world has ever seen and his songs will forever have an
impact. So for his son Andrew Tosh to select some of his own favorites of his father's and
honour them by rerecording and releasing in the present day is no surprise. However, the
fact that the songs sound so similar to his father's is a testament to not only Andrew but
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Warriors, would be really challenged to produce created history as it has earned acclaim as an anthem for spiritual uplifting. Other songs,
music outside of their comfort zone. Give it a listen such as, 'Taxi,' 'Best of My Love,' 'Rock and Come In,' 'Only You,' and 'Beautiful' are just
if you want mediation music. Notable tracks are 'Jah a few of the stellar songs that made this album stand out as true roots reggae album.
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