Film Screening Alert - 'I Am The Gorgon' says Bunny Striker Lee!
27 August 2013
I am the gorgon! So says Bunny Striker Lee, the subject and chief commentator of this film on the history of reggae music, from it’s birth in the bandstands and studios of Kingston Jamaica to its present day existence as one of the greatest and most far reaching cultural exports the world has ever seen.
Those who know reggae will know that Bunny ‘Striker’ Lee is one of the major players in reggae music. He alongside (the sadly departed) Glen Adams is responsible for Bangarang, a track largely touted as the first to be officially called reggae. In fact Striker Lee was the one who coined the phrase. He introduced many young artists to the UK in terms of recording and playing live, many of them going on to become legends. Slim Smith, Cornell Campbell, Max Romeo, Tappa Zukie, Lee Scratch Perry, Niney The Observer - things would have been different for all of these folk if it weren’t for the helping hand of Striker Lee. But don’t take my word for it, hear it for yourself! There are very very limited quest list places for the screening on Thursday August 29th at the Tabernacle in Notting Hill, London, available courtesy of the production company Jamaican Recordings here.
‘I Am The Gorgon’ will be on general release from December 2nd. Watch the website..
Bunny made these albums especially for us.
The Online Premiere of Blacker Dread Records
19 August 2013
PMI Reggae is most pleased and proud to begin our alliance with the Brixton don and reggae champion Steve Martin, also known as Blacker Dread, and with his Blacker Dread Record label.
Blacker Dread himself has been at the forefront of Reggae in the UK whether as a mainstay of the legendary Coxsone Outernational sound system with Lloyd Cosxone and Levi Roots, as proprietor of South London’s premier record emporium Blacker Dread Records in Brixton Market (yes market NOT viilage!) and as founder owner controller and producer of Blacker Dread Records the label.
The artists on the first three digital Blacker Dread releases, artists such as Beres Hammoond, Thriller U, U Roy, Gappy Ranks stand testament to the importance of Blacker the man, and the force in reggae.
Watch this space in the coming months for classics from the Blacker Dread vaults, and for new releases from the finest artists the reggae universe has to offer..
In the meantime buy The Come My People EP featuring Beres Hammond, Beenie Man, Dean Frazer, Sly & Robbie and the Taxi Gang, U Roy and Bushman right here. Now tell me thats not a lineup of reggae greats, on one release!
I Remember /Healing Of The Nation brings three more champions – Frankie Paul and Top Cat, and Gappy Ranks! Buy it here!
And Rock All Night/ Misleading delivers yet three more hall of fame reggae kings, Thriller U and Tippa Irie, and Jonny Osbourne. Go make a purchase!
23 February 2012
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23 February 2012
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