• 01:59

    The Celebrity Link-Bro Blue Reggae music from Jamaica and around the world

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    The Entertainment Celebrity Link:Celebrity Link- #1 Bro Blue Sharing Jamaican Culture with Music.The Celebrity Link-Bro Blue Reggae music from Jamaica and around the world

  • 02:03

    Talk Jamaica March 22

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    On Talk Jamaica this week we have a one on one with Public Defender Arlene Harrison Henry then in the second half of the discussion segment we focus on public boards, are we putting competent individuals on these boards or is it a place to reward political faithful? We will hear from two political commentators. We also have In Perspective, The Week That Was and Talk Vault. For Talk Vault this week we will feature Taj Christian Prime Minister’s National Youth Awardee and Youth Ambassador of Jamaica to the Commonwealth.


    We start at 4pm on talkjamaicaradio.com/listen we also broadcast on Caribriddims Radio. You can also listen via phone or download our app


    TJR is celebrating one year, one year of 'Commentary at its Best'

  • 02:02

    Talk Jamaica- March 8

    in Current Events

    On Talk Jamaica this week the JTA President Doran Dixon will discuss the ongoing wage negotiations with the government. In the second half of our discussion segment we look at the recently passed amendments to the Dangerous Drugs Act, which sees criminal penalties being removed from having possession of small amounts of ganja. Delano Seiveright and Dr. Wendel Abel will join us to debate the pros and cons. There is also In Perspective, The Week That Was, Talk Vault and Talk History.


    In our feedback question we ask Given the tight fiscal constraints, do you think it is unfair of our teachers to request a 25% wage increase at this time? Talk Jamaica streams live on www.talkjamaicaradio.com and also on caribriddims radio at caribriddims.com

  • 01:57

    Talk Jamaica - March 15

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    Tune in to Talk Jamaica Radio today at 4 p.m. as we examine the issues surrounding the Riverton Fire. We will be joined by NSWMA Head Jennifer Edwards, JET Legal Advisor Danielle Andrade and Environmentalist Peter Espeut.


    Then stick around as we look back at Finance Minister Peter Phillips' budget presentation, we will hear from Financial Analyst - Ralston Hyman and JLP Deputy Spokesperson on Finance - Fayval Williams.


    Tune in on www.talkjamaicaradio.com/listen or via our Talk Jamaica Radio App which you can download for free from the Google Playstore. Talk Jamaica - Commentary at its Best!

  • 01:51
  • 01:59

    Celebrity Link- Featuring the great Voice great Reggae music ska and more

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    1982 was a transition year for music. Sure, my friends and I still had all the Hall and Oates, Toto and Journey we could ever ever dream of hearing on the radio. But for kids in the pop cultural hinterlands of Utah where I lived, there was a new player on the scene. Her name was MTV and she was newly available on basic cable.


    Why was MTV a she? She had to be. How else could you explain the David Bowie, Duran Duran, Cultural Club and Adam Ant videos she would soon unleash on our impressionable minds? No self-respecting Molly Hatchett or Van Halen fan wanted to watch that stuff.


    Besides introducing us to new romantic bands from England, MTV was our gateway drug to bizarrely new and unexpected sounds like Toni Basil’s cheerleader- driven “Mickey” and today’s novelty song, “Pass the Dutchie” by Musical Youth.What was this song? Youth meets reggae on the shores of the Thames River? Whose brilliant idea was this?“Pass the Dutchie’ on the left-hand side’”


    “How does it feel when you’ve got no food.”Who writes this stuff?


    The deeper hidden meaning was debated daily by a small group of friends who were convinced we could unlock some deeper insight into reggae music or British pop music or black kids who wore berets and played oversized instruments and passed dutchies to their left but never to the right.


    The riddle would all be revealed if we simply watched more MTV. So we did.Eventually “Pass the Dutchie” reached #10 on the Billboard Top 40 in 1982, making Musical Youth a one-hit wonder and leaving a pop-cultural mark that persists today.www.crsradio.com caribbeanradioshow@gmail.com

  • 03:29

    Music 101:WHY is there so little support for Jamaica Reggae Music platforms

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    Music 101:WHY is there so little suport for Jamaica Reggae Music platforms


    The role of government in cultural industries development has been a topic of much debate when it comes to Jamaica. One view that is constantly put forward by some is that government should have nothing to do with music industry development.  Mr. Lloyd Standbury wrote 'Many contend that Africa as a region is the largest market for Reggae, and justifiably so. Africans have embraced Reggae with passion for decades, and have identified with it as the soundtrack for liberation struggles and struggles against corruption and injustice. Crowd sizes at Reggae concerts in African countries are by far the largest anywhere in the world. While on the subject of Africa and Reggae, I must also put in context my mention of Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire and its claim to be one of the capitals of Reggae in the world. This is a claim being made by Ivorians based on the international success of their Reggae artists Alpha Blondy and Tiken Jah Fakoly, as well as the strong public acceptance of the music form, as shown in the size of audiences at live shows.Of course there are arguments to support the claim that France is the biggest market because it provides a significant number of opportunities for live Reggae music performances around the country, and hosts on a regular basis Jamaican and Francophone African Reggae performers. Likewise, some in the German Reggae community will contend that with the largest and longest running Reggae festival in the world "Summerjam", one of the biggest acts in Reggae today in Gentleman, and many live performance opportunities around the country, they are the biggest market for Reggae. Where is the USA and England in all of this?" end of quote http://www.lloydstanbury.com/ caribbeanradioshow@gmail.com

  • 01:52

    Talk Jamaica March 1

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    Why did JLP and Opposition Leader Andrew Holness decide to contest the Constitutional Court's ruling in the Senate letter affair? Can he hold on much longer as leader? Do you agree with Education Minister Rev. Ronald Thwaites' move to regulate the practice by schools of 'buying' student athletes? TUNE IN to Talk Jamaica Radio for 'Talk Jamaica' this afternoon between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Controversial columnist Mark Wignall will speak on the Senate letter affair while Education Minister Rev. Ronald Thwaites will join the discussion on the buying of athletes. It's all LIVE on Talk Jamaica Radio today, Sunday, March 1, at 4 p.m.Log on tohttp://www.talkjamaicaradio.com/listen/ for free or download the 'Talk Jamaica Radio' app from the Google Playstore...It's free!

  • 02:00

    Talk Jamaica - Feb 22

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    Talk Jamaica goes live at 4pm this afternoon. Minister of Finance, Dr. Peter Phillips has tabled a 641 Billion dollar budget. How will is expected to affect the ordinary Jamaican. We will analyze the credibility of the Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Government of Jamaica Budget. We will get reactions from Financial Analyst, Ralston Hyman and the JLP Deputy Spokesperson on Finance, Fayval Williams. We want to hear from you: Do you think the Jamaican people can take more taxes, given the limited spending power they now have? We also have In Perspective, Talk Vault with Chef Noel Cunningham and Talk History in the package.
    Join Ricardo Brooks and Ralston Chamberlain at 4 p.m.
    http://www.talkjamaicaradio.com/listen download our app or listen via phone
     

  • 01:00

    Live:Bro Blue takes you to Jamaica,the culture,food and great reggae music

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    Live:Bro Blue takes you to Jamaica,the culture,food and great reggae music


    Ganja is their superior source of life. Originating in the 1930s, one of the most prominent, internationally known aspects of Jamaica's African-Caribbean culture is the Rastafari movement, particularly those elements that are expressed through reggae music. In the 1970s and early 1980s  Bob Marley became the most high-profile exponent of the Rastafari culture and belief system. His reputation as an innovative musician devoted to his faith has continued to grow since his death, so that by 2004 his greatest hits compilation Legend had sold 20 million copies worldwide, making him arguably the world's most famous Jamaican, and certainly the nation's biggest-selling recording artist.

  • 01:58

    Talk Jamaica- February 8

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    On Talk Jamaica this week we garner reactions and analysis to Friday’s landmark ruling by the Constitutional Court that Opposition Leader Andrew Holness’ decision to remove that former Senator Arthur Williams and Dr. Christopher Tufton, using undated letters of resignation, was unconstitutional.


    At 5 p.m. we continue our look at Broadcasting Rights. We follow up on last week’s discussion and look at the issue of Cable operators broadcasting channels legally, the benefits and implications as well as what the stakeholders are saying. Representatives of HBO Latin America and the Jamaica Association of Community Cable Operators (JACCO) will join us.


    Talk Jamaica comes your way live at 4pm on www.talkjamaicaradio.com

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