Extremely talented recording artiste Milverton is the unique soul-searing voice behind the reggae-soul rendition of Junior Byles ‘Fade away’, which was featured by Father Culture . The vibrancy created between these two veteran roots reggae artistes resulted in the vinyl copies of this classical hit song to be sold out.
Vinyl copies for ‘Fade Away’
Born on March 3, 1972, to Esmie Bryan and Neville Thompson, Milverton Thompson grew up in the tough, dire, garrisons of Kingston. His mother and stepdad, “helped to foster love and good morals in me that has made me into the man that I am today” Milverton recalls.
Cuban born Rita Marley, mother of four of Marley children —Sharon, Cedella, David (Ziggy) and Stephen and widow of the Reggae superstar Bob Marley, has been admitted to the hospital after suffering a major stroke on Wednesday in Miami.
This is not the first stoke Rita Marley has suffered from. Family members were always aware of her condition and has been closely monitoring her. The seventy-year-old reggae icon was in Miami to attended an event, her appearance has since been cancelled.
Rita has six children, two from other relationships and four with Bob. Bob adopted Rita’s two children as his own and they have the Marley name. Bob has 14 children in total: the two of Rita’s that he adopted, four born to Rita.
After Marley’s death, she recorded a few albums under her name with some success in the United Kingdom.
In 1986, Rita made the decision to convert Bob Marley’s home into the Bob Marley Museum. She is also the Founder and Chairperson of the Robert Marley Foundation, Bob Marley Trust, and the Bob Marley Group of Companies. She has also adopted 35 children in Ethiopia and has assisted over 200 children in Konkonuru Methodist School in Ghana where she has been granted citizenship.
It is evident that most of what goes on in society is based upon rules and regulations. Especially in specifically government controlled environments such as schools, hospitals, security forces (JCF and JDF) and churches. Try as you may you can’t escape all of them. In these facilities it is obligatory for authority to be delegated based on hierarchy. The head issues commands – the subordinates follows these commands.
In schools, the head -teachers issues commands while the subordinates – students conform to these commands. As in the recent incident where a student of the Hopefeild Preparatory School was thrown out of the school for sporting an “afro” hairdo. Student was told by principal “even if you cut your hair to the last root, you won’t be allowed back into the school” after the incident wasn’t taken public. This system of doing things also exist in the church, the head-pastor issues instructions and the congregation as a result follows these instructions. The system is no different than the colonial slave system, it’s simply a revised version, different words are used however the core principles remain the same. The slave master at the head enforce rules, while the slaves at the base conform. It is crucial for this colonial system to work, only then does the superior versus inferior complex exist. We all know who is superior and who is inferior based on the direction which delegation flows. This flow will never change.
The Marcus Garvey Tribute was an interesting event that made us think more about the critical issues posed against black people in world. The event uses Afrocentric speakers and performers as the main feature to convey this message. The event also had moments of humour. It was Irie Fm 25th annual tribute to Marcus Garvey, celebrated under the theme “Breaking the cycle of mental control”.
The event was divided into two sections, the first segment which was held in the Coconut Grove Great House lasted from 6am to 6pm, focused on African history and heritage brought to Jamaica by Africans, each performance brought its own uniqueness, but also strong African orientation. The life and work of Marcus Garvey was the main story, an in depth analysis of the various things Garvey did to contribute to empowerment of black people worldwide was done to encourage Africans living in Jamaica to make stronger efforts to change the conditions under which they live. African wears were on displayed all throughout the event, a fashion show showcased other aspects our African heritage through clothing and accessories. Guest Speaker from the USA and Trinidad shared their powerful messages about, African spirituality, education, liberation, repatriation, black power and black unity which brought enlightenment to many Jamaicans. The second half of the event was in the open lot of the courtyard, it lasted from 6pm to 1 am, and featured catalogues of musical and poetic content all concentrated towards moral development.
Beastbloggerz876.com is no stranger to the entire ThunderYard Production; we visited them on Friday, August 19, 2016, there we caught up with Iphani Ra who was in studio . “Beastbloggerz876.com is the first media entity to received this Promotional video for the Ghetto Life single” Iphani Ra conveyed.
Ghetto Life was officially released in Jamaica earlier this year, on the Steamaz riddim produced by Out Deh Records. Iphani Ra is currently active in the studio working on more inspirational new singles to be released soon.
Download Ghetto Life Remix
At the heights of the Black consciousness awareness, the black movement is on the rise once more again. The dignity of Black people around the world have now been emphasized, as we are witnessing black athletes competing in almost all sporting categories. Usain Bolt, a black man is currently the fastest man on Earth and has held that title for quite a while. Reggae and Dancehall, which are of black origin is now more prevalent than ever in different crossed music genres.
Black people have always excel at creating art, however the gap between our intellectual creativity and available resources is too wide. Black people in USA, especially the older folks have always been interested in Garvey. Garveyism took root in Harlem, New York and spread like wild fire to black communities throughout the country. By 1921, it had spread to more than 30 countries, with up to 11 million followers. They were kept in touch with the movement by newspapers such as The Negro Times, the Black Man and the New Jamaican
Tropical depression Earl is expected to develop into a tropical storm early Tuesday morning as it passes over Jamaica within the next 48 hours. The latest reports are that a plane is expected to fly into the system to determine the updated tempo at which the tropical depression is developing. Emancipation Day celebration in Jamaica have been cancelled or postpone until advised otherwise. The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) has advised all residents living in low lying areas to evacuate their premises. They have also issued a flash flood and tropical storm warning.