CIA Agent Bill Oxley CONFESSES on his Death Bed to Killing Bob Marley

4 Dec

CIA Agent Bill Oxley CONFESSES on his Death Bed to Killing Bob Marley


A 79-year-old retired officer of the CIA, Bill Oxley, has made a series of stunning confessions since he was admitted to the Mercy Hospital in Maine on Monday and told he has weeks to live. He claims he committed 17 assassinations for the American government between 1974 and 1985, including the music icon Bob Marley.

CIA, Bill Oxley- finally spoke truth – “I killed Bob Marley”,
Mr. Oxley, who worked for the CIA for 29 years as an operative with top-level security clearances, claims he was often used as a hitman by the organization, to assassinate individuals who could represent a threat to the goals of the agency.Trained as a sniper and marksman, Mr. Oxley also has significant experience with more unconventional methods of inflicting harm upon others, like poisons, explosives, induced heart attacks and cancer.

The 79-year-old operative claims he committed the assassinations between March 1974 and August 1985, at a time when he says the CIA “was a law unto itself.” He says he was part of an operative cell of three members which carried out political assassinations across the country and occasionally in foreign countries. Most of their victims were political activists, journalists, and union leaders, but he also confesses to assassinating a few scientists, medical researchers, artists and musicians whose ideas and influence “represented a threat to the interests of the United States.”

He claims he had no problem with going through with the assassination of Bob Marley, because “I was a patriot, I believed in the CIA, and I didn’t question the motivation of the agency. I’ve always understood that sometimes sacrifices have to be made for the greater good.” But Mr. Oxley confesses that Bob Marley remains unique among his victims, as he was the only victim he “felt anything for.”

“The others were assholes. Bob Marley was Bob Marley. I was no closer to being a long-haired hippy back then than I am now, but I must admit Bob’s music did move me. It held some power over me.”

He claims to have “mixed feelings” about Bob Marley’s death. On the one hand, Marley was “a good man, a beautiful soul” with “profound artistic gifts” who did not deserve to have his life cut short. But according to Mr. Oxley, Bob Marley was also placing the goals of the CIA in jeopardy and threatening the existence of the United States:

Former CIA agent, Bill Oxley, who murdered BOB MARLEY..


“He was succeeding in creating a revolution that used music as a more powerful tool than bullets and bombs. Bob Marley in 1976 was a very serious threat to the global status quo and to the hidden power brokers implementing their plan for a new world order. As far as the agency was concerned, Bob Marley was too successful, too famous, too influential… A Jamaican Rastaman who started using his funds and fame to support causes around the world that were in direct conflict with the CIA… To be honest, he signed his own death warrant.”

“It’s not like we didn’t warn him. We sent a few guys to shoot up his house in Kingston,” Mr Oxley says, referring to a shooting in the Marley residence that left the singer with an injured arm and chest. “We had a message for him. We impressed upon him the gravity of the situation he found himself in. He didn’t listen.”

“Two days later, in the mountains, I stuck him with the pin.“
How Bob Marley was murdered by the CIA
Two days after Bob Marley was shot in the left arm by one of three gunmen who ambushed the singer and some of his crew in his house in Kingston, and after a brief stint in hospital, Bob Marley travelled to the protective hills of the Blue Mountains and spent time at the highest point in Jamaica, rehearsing for an upcoming concert. According to Mr. Oxley, he used press credentials to gain access to Bob Marley during his Blue Mountains retreat. He introduced himself as a famous photographer working for the New York Times, and gave Bob Marley a gift.

“I gave him a pair of Converse All Stars. Size 10. When he tried on the right shoe, he screamed out ‘OUUUCH.‘“That was it. His life was over right there and then. The nail in the shoe was tainted with cancer viruses and bacteria. If it pierced his skin, which it did, it was goodnight nurse.”

“There had been a series of high-profile assassinations of counter-culture figures in the United States in the late sixties, early seventies. By the time Bob Marley’s time came around, we thought subtlety was the order of the day. No more bullets and splattered brains.”

Mr. Oxley says he kept close contact with Marley during the final years of his life, ensuring the medical advice he received in Paris, London and the United States “would hasten his demise rather than cure him.” He died from cancer in May 1981. He was just 36 years old.

“The last time I saw Bob before he died he had removed the dreadlocks, and his weight was dropping like a stone,” he says.

“He was very withdrawn, unbelievably small. He was shrinking in front of us. The cancer had done it’s job.” “The day he died in Miami was definitely one of the most difficult moments in my career. I felt real bad. For a long time I wasn’t comfortable with my part in his death. But eventually I came to realize it had to be done, for America.”


31 Aug


August 31st, 2017


Written by Shana McCalla

A tribute to Kingston’s Stony Hill starts off with a prayer to the Most High, truly beginning with a meditation.  There’s no doubt something amazing is about to begin.  We are taken on a journey through Damian Marley’s “livity”. The first song on the album; Here We Go, is an up beat reggae/ hip hop fusion you can hear the old-school “scratching” in the musical assembly.   Vibes off to a great start, as we find ourself listening to the popular single; Nail Pon Cross, which made waves when Damian premiered it earlier this year as the first single released off the album.  A taste of what was to come for fans. This song speaks to verbal persecution and teaches one to look in the mirror before judging others.  If anything, a lesson and warning not to judge those you do not overstand.  This is Damian Marley’s first solo album in over a decade and is keeping the Marley’s at the top of the pack.  R.O.A.R is the next track and it’s a BIG tune, ready to trample down evil. Dancehall turns into a chant “Big up the lion dem weh roar fi a cause…” you don’t want to cross Damian Marley. 

Medication; featuring brother Stephen Marley, was also released in advanced to the album and is a great example of the genius that is the “MARLEY Family” it sings to the legalization of marijuana and also an anthem for the brothers transforming a jail into a medical marijuana grow operation earlier this year.  Good job on them for turning a building that formerly took lives, into one that saves them. A true herbalists anthem, we’re all holding a meds to this tune.  Next is, Time Travel, and it is one of those tracks that got us all thinking “What will the future bring”.  Truth unravels in this song, making you re-think all that you thought you knew.  This song makes you feel like you are one of Jah soldiers, marching to the heart beat of JAH, in the ultimate marching band. Asking each other “What will the future bring”.  A good question considering what is going on in the world today.

Living It Up, brings the funk to this album and lyricist Damian Marley doesn’t disappoint.  An anthem for those who are living life to the fullest.  Teaching you to believe in yourself. “Uptown Jamaica born and raised on the playground is where I spent most of my days”  Fresh King tribute to the “Fresh Prince.” something we can all recognize.  This is a feel good song, making the hard times transform into “good times”.  Don’t judge a book by a cover is the underlining message in the song, Looks Are Deceiving.  This slow tempo track makes you focus in on the sound of the drum and bass. “When the music hits you feel no pain” a popular quote by Bob Marley himself, rings true to this track.

The Struggle Discontinues,  puts an end to the struggle of our people.  It speaks true to the war that continues to this day, in countries around the world. In Africa, there seems a constant struggle for our survival.  Stop the rape and destruction of Ma Ma Africa. Wishes for the struggle to die and wither away, no more struggle for all.  Like a memory, Autumn Leaves comes in like a beautifully written composition of life and love.  The full musical accompaniment of an orchestra makes the sounds deep, full and familiar like a theatrical musical with Damian Marley as the lead.  Speaking truth into this story are his lyrics, metaphors for not giving up even in the most trying times.  Everybody Wants To Be Somebody – this song makes you want to skank – the guitarist comes in with a rhythm you instantly rock to.  Most can relate to this song.  Dreams of accomplishing their hearts desires.  The horns have a perfect position in this composition as reinforcement and the accompany vocalists come in making this a hard hitting, uplifting tune encouraging everyone to forward in their own livity. 

Upholstery, featuring Major Myjah is next with smooth lyrics a perfect coordination in the musical composition of genius.  This futuristic sound speaks to the direction dancehall has currently moved in.  A fusion of dancehall and the “new age” tropical house; a genre birthed through Rihannas “Work”. Love this tune!  “Quit playing hard to get girl” you know you like it. Reggae music will never let you down.  This is a love song, for the ride or die.  The next track on the album is Grown & Sexy featuring Stephen Marley.  This song is smooth in a reggae/jazz fusion with a latin flavour.  You can picture all the things grown folks can do to this song.  Visions of island love comes to mind.  Damian and Stephen Marley collaborations always feel so good.  This track is no exception.  It’s more than alright.  Imagine waking up in the sweet island of Jamaica with the person you love.  This album takes you on a journey, that you don’t want to ever end. 

This song is my favourite on the album; Perfect Picture, featuring Stephen Marley paints a vision of love that is destined.  Through all the trials and tribulations; sometimes the hardest fight; is for that which is meant to be.  They say “If it’s not easy, you’re probably on the right track.  “Every time I see your face, you paint the perfect picture, every time I’m with ya”.  He sings of the woman behind this “perfect picture” like Mona Lisa.  Beautiful song!  This next song has an acoustic feel, So a Child May Follow, is a story for the young people coming up, the next generation; that will follow.  “Dread shine your light, so a child may follow..”  it’s all about each one teach one, and passing the torch. A message to the youth that they can do anything they set their mind to.  The world is your oyster. You can make your mark on this world, and you will. “Hey young world, the world is yours” the message is clear.  The children are our future.

Slave Mill is a hard hitting track with African conga drums beating, “the old slave mill is grinding slow, but grinding still.”.  A tribute to the work labourers, those that are working 9-5 in the babylon system.  Keeping us in this continuously spinning wheel; of living pay check to pay check.  “The weekend is a short lived thrill” most can relate to this reality.  Material gain isn’t everything, how do we take back ur freedom? Or is freedom, a unattainable goal in today’s society.  Damian Marley is currently on tour across the USA. Many shows are already sold out.  So, Caution! The Marley’s are not stopping, they are trampling down evil with every song they penetrate the masses.  Speaking against the system that keeps people starving, against corrupt politician with lyrics like “Election is just a distraction”.  This song speaks truth; so those that cant handle it, must step aside.  Speak Life is the last song on a well mastered album that will not disappoint reggae fans around the world.  It literally “Speaks Life” into the 1%.  “Never sell out for a bonus”  stay true to yourself.  We have to remember and learn from the past, to not repeat the same mistakes of our ancestors.  This song has a bass and drum that is recognized in the soul of every African.  It leaves us wanting more.  So you may want to have this album on repeat.  Roots Reggae Hub highly recommended go get your copy today! Score 8/10 Bless Up!


  1. Intro
  2. Here We Go
  3. Nail Pon Cross
  4. R.O.A.R.
  5. Medication (feat. Stephen Marley)
  6. Time Travel
  7. Living It Up
  8. Looks Are Deceiving
  9. The Struggle Discontinues
  10. Autumn Leaves
  11. Everybody Wants To Be Somebody
  12. Upholstery (feat. Major Myjah)
  13. Grown & Sexy (feat. Stephen Marley)
  14. Perfect Picture (feat. Stephen Marley)
  15. So a Child May Follow
  16. Slave Mill
  17. Caution
  18. Speak Life

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18 Jul


July 17th, 2017


Written by Shana McCalla

The long awaited Chronology album was released on 7.7.17 by Chronixx, as if spirituality chosen, the numerology on the release date is on point.  The music is top level artistic sound.  The album begins with Spanish Town Rockin and this song takes me to the old school reggae ska feel good vibes and lyrics to back it up with a homage to his hometown in Jamaica. Chronixx and his music has been branded as a “Reggae Revival”, alongside other reggae musicians including Dre Island, Jah Bouks, Jah9, Protoje, Jesse Royal, Kelissa, Keznamdi and Kabaka Pyramid.  Chronology is the reggae music for the soul summer album. Big Bad Sound gives us a taste of the roots behind his musical talents.  It features Chronicle, his father on the the track.  I was pleasantly surprised and love this tracks drum and bass.  Chornixx does a great job at honouring the reggae legends that have come before him, as seen on his previously released single Likes.  Skankin Sweet, everybody wanna feel irie..  it brings a lovers rock feel that melts any negative vibes away.  “Grooving all the troubles away” Chronixx is well known for that.  I’ve been watching this artist since the launch of Roots Reggae Hub, in 2012 and his rise to main stream media bringing roots and culture vibes with him all the way.

Chronxix does a great job at fusing genres into the album like, pop, hip hop, ska, dub, dancehall, roots and culture reggae. There’s a bit of everything in the Chronology album.  People born and raised in Ghetto Paradise, can relate to his lyrics, Chronixx never fails to deliver the brutal truths of the corruption in a babylon system; that we know works not for us, but against us.  Spirituality and knowing who you are and where you come from may be the only way to break the chains of the modern day mental slavery.  In past music Chronixx has not hesitated to talk about the white-supremacy systematic brutality against our people with the anti-colonial Captureland, Start-a-Fyah and Capitalist.  Truly Chronixx speaks of life in Jamaica with, Country Boy and this song tells a story of a real boy living in Kingston Town.  The guitarist in the last minute of the song takes you to another dimension.   Chronixx lets it be known that “No sin goes unpunished for sure”.

A fan favourite is brought back by the remastered track Smile Jamaica  the song was love at first listen for me.  For a descendent of Jamaican heritage this song rings true to the soul.  Chronixx brings the roots rock reggae vibes into the 21st century and people from around the world can relate to his undeniable lyrical gift.  I Can – the summer anthem for all those struggling to stay positive everyday, living their truth and chasing their dreams, give thanks and remember your time will come.  “Follow your heart and know you’ll be fine…”.  This song is a reminder that a catchy chorus will always make for good music that your fans can sing along to (They worked with Diplo on this). “Every morning I rise and stare at the sun…with my two hands in the air as far as I CAN.  This album is calling all Selassie Children, to take your rightful place on the throne of humanity.  “Jah children shall win the war, cause we know who we are.”  “Africa was born in us”, a mantra that every African descendent should chant right back to the motherland.  I Nation and Jah9 get a nice shoutout in this track.  Love the RASTA FARI vibes on this one.

One of the most important songs on the album is Black is Beautiful which speaks so much truth for the black community that is bombarded with images of the “white” standard of beauty.  This veil has been lifted as the conscious kings and queens of today know we are the standard for beauty.  This song brings a hip hop vibe to the mix and Chronixx does this fusion justice.  Finally a young up and coming reggae artist that can be compared to some of the greats that put conscious roots and culture reggae on the map, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Garnett Silk.  The ladies loved this single when it came out, I know I did.  Majesty is a dedication to the empresses and we feel the love.  The musical accompaniment is stylistically driven with beautiful back up vocals in melody.  Chronixx delivers more of that lovers rock feel with Loneliness, it’s a pop reggae fusion and a nice song for the lovers going through summer nights longing for each other.  “We do it for the love, me nuh do it for the likes..” who knew dancehall could be conscious?! Yes, can wine up pon someone to this song.  The single Likes, was released earlier this year to rave reviews.  It’s nice to see it on the album.  The best part of the song is when he gives “credits in dancehall fashion..” Chronixx continues to honour the reggae legends that have come before him.

The lovers rock track Tell Me Now, is reminder that Chronixx is here to stay with true musical genius and big up to Zincfence band. “Nobody knows what the future holds”…but for reggae music it looks promising. The next track on the album is Legend – it speaks to the ordinary people out there, working hard, and changing the world in their own unique way. We’re all legends in our own right.  A beautiful back up choir is heard singing background in this song and the musical composition is incredible.  I think we all want to know who’s Christina? Soul and funk vibes come with this track and brings me back to highlighting the fact that Chronology is truly a fusion of genres.  Chronixx does this well and seems to have raised the bar for reggae music worldwide.  The bonus track on the album I Know Love, is a reminder that love is a powerful weapon to uplift mankind and it can raise our frequency on this planet.  We have a responsibility to humanity, ourselves and to our ancestors.  “Jah and love are one and the same”. Thank you Chronixx and BIG up the whole camp. It’s great to see so many great artists are representing Jamaica and raising the bar for conscious lyrics in the roots and culture reggae worldwide circuit.  8.5/10 Ease out!

Chronology Track Listing:

01. Spanish Town Rocking
02. Big Bad Sound feat. Chronicle
03. Skankin’ Sweet
04. Ghetto Paradise
05. Country Boy
06. Smile Jamaica
07. I Can
08. Selassie Children
09. Black is Beautiful
10. Majesty
11. Loneliness
13. Tell Me Now
14. Legend
15. Christina
16. I Know Love [Bonus Track]

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Chronology upcoming tour dates

25 May


Reggae artiste Teacha Dee is proud to introduce to you his sophomore album which is titled Rastafari Way.

Having carved niche for himself on the European reggae scene and in various parts of Latin America, the humble entertainer is confident that the album will be warmly received by reggae fans across the globe.

The thirteen track album features songs such as Teach Dee’s 2016 hit Rastafari Way (title track), Stop Follow People, Never Feel Alone featuring Echo Minott, Emperor Selassie, Jah Jah Is Calling, Heart Desire and Traffic Light Dread.

“I’ve been out there for a while now working and building my reputation as true reggae artiste. My music is gradually gaining attention in various markets around the world, and I have a lot of fans that are anticipating the release of this new album,” said Teacha Dee.

Rastafari Way features production work from some of the leading reggae labels and producers in Europe such as House Of Riddim, Evidence Music, Grezzly Productions, Kathmandu Productions and Giddimani Records.

“I’m very happy with the way the album sounds, it’s authentic reggae; it has that real roots vibes that real reggae music fans love. I worked with some of the best musicians and producers around to make it,” he said.

Rastafari Way was released on the 17th of March by Tenfloor Records on Itunes, Spotify, Amazon and all other leading on music online platforms on Friday the 17th of March.

25 May

Jah9 announces UNAFRAID US West Coast Tour 2017

Greetings one and all,

Give thanks for the gift of life and the guidance of the ancestors on our journey.

The time is steadily approaching when Jah9 and the Dub Treatment Band will make their musical transit throughout the US West Coast for the summer tour called ‘Unafraid’. After being featured on the Chronology Tour in North America hosted by Chronixx, Jah9 was thrilled by the love and positive energy received and anticipates the opportunity to serve once again.

“Unafraid” Tour kicks off on May 28 at California Roots Fest then down to LA for the UCLA Jazz Fest.The Dub Treatment will then move up the coast for a number of club dates including Sacramento, San Diego & Nevada City, CA. Mellow Mood will join Jah9 for a string of dates from June 8 – 11 in Oregon & Seattle. Jah9 & band will make there way into Canada for the Victoria Ska fest and special opening set for Tarrus Riley in Vancouver. Of special note is “Yoga on Dub” in Vancouver which will take place on June 13.

Naming the tour ‘Unafraid’ goes beyond just the issues in a track on the “9” album, and speaks to a confidence and strength that is made possible when there is a collective consensus to overcome fear and limitation. Jah9 with the Dub Treatment will be bringing this experience to the West Coast. The tour details are as follows:

Tour Dates :

Sun 28-May | Monterrey, CA| California Roots Fest | Buy Tickets

Mon 29-May | Los Angeles, CA | UCLA Reggae Jazz

Tues 30-May | San Diego, CA | Music Box | Buy Tickets

Thurs 1-Jun | Sacramento, CA | Harlows | Buy Tickets

Fri 2-Jun | Nevada City, CA| Haven Underground | Buy Tickets

Sun 4-Jun | Garberville,CA | Summer Arts Fest | Buy Tickets

Thurs 8-Jun | Bend, OR | Domino Room | Buy Tickets

Fri 9-Jun | Eugene, OR | Wow Music Hall | Buy Tickets

Sat 10-Jun | Portland, OR | Hawthorne Theater | Buy Tickets

Sun 11-Jun | Seattle, WA | Nectar | Buy Tickets

Tues 13-Jun | Vancouver, BC | Yoga On DUB| Fortune Sound Club | Buy Tickets

Wed 14-Jun | Victoria, BC | Victoria Reggae & Ska fest | Free

Thurs 15-Jun | Vancouver, BC | Commodore Ballroom (w/ Tarrus Riley)

Further information on Unafraid US West Coast tour and new releases can be found on

24 May

“Celebrating our Diversity” at the Scarborough Afro-Carib Festival

It’s BACK!! It’s BIGGER!! It’s BETTER!! The 6th annual Scarborough Afro-Carib Fest, taking place on August 26-27, 2017 inside Albert Campbell Square at the Scarborough Civic Centre, brings you live musical performances, exciting entertainment from local and international artists, mouth-watering ethnic cuisine, vendor exhibitions and marketplace, visual arts, drum and dance workshops, kid’s zone, dance competitions, business expo and much more! The event is FREE and welcomes over 25,000 people from across Canada and internationally. “Celebrating our Diversity” is the theme for this annual event that invites people of all ages and backgrounds to experience the richness of the city’s diverse communities. Presented by Heritage Skills Development Centre (HSDC) with support from the Government of Ontario, the event fosters civic pride and demonstrates the richness of the Afro-Caribbean cultures and other ethnic groups that make up the fabric of Canada. Uniquely Canadian, the Scarborough Afro-Carib Fest merges two rich cultures; African and Caribbean, in an effort to build community, bridge social, cultural and economic gaps through sharing music, dance, cuisine, arts and culture. To learn more about the festival, please visit Sponsorship/Partnership Opportunities, please contact: Phone: 416 345 1613 Vendor Opportunities: Media Contact: Madeline Nwokeji. 416-345-1613 About Heritage Skills Development Centre (HSDC): HSDC is a non-profit organization established in 1993 to promote the health, social, cultural, and economic self-sufficiency of new immigrants, low-income, at-risk and marginalized groups in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). For information about HSDC, please visit:

24 May

Roots Reggae Hub is proud to announce our official digital media sponsorship for Rastafest 2017!

We are proud to announce our official digital media sponsorship for @rastafest_toronto #Rastafest 2017! See you there reggae family worldwide! #reggaefam! #blessUp #riseUp @RootsReggaeHub #onairnow Click the link to listen 24/7 to reggae music from around the world ☝️️ #Toronto #Canada #Worldwide #internetradio #riddim #reggae #nowplaying #onair #1love❤️ #rootsreggaehub ❤️️#divinity #reggaeallday #livetoair #JAHRASTAFARI #Livity

17th Annual Rastafest Reggae Festival

Toronto, Canada – August 16th to August 20th 2017

Rastafest, Canada’s largest Rastafari festival, highlights Reggae artists from Canada, the USA, and the Caribbean. The festival pays homage to Rastafarian culture and history and celebrates Reggae music in Canada. Rastafest 2017 is a five-day event, running from August 16th to August 20th. The festival kicks off Wednesday August 16th , with a big launch party at Reggae Lane, in Little Jamaica, on Eglinton Avenue West and Marlee Avenue, featuring a line up of Reggae performers, musicians, drummers, and dance groups. Starts at 3:00 p.m. and wraps up at 9:00p.m. Canada’s first ever Reggae Music Conference gets underway Thursday August 17th at the Toronto Plaza Hotel from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Day-one of the conference will examine the challenges of keeping the Reggae music industry alive and prosperous in North America and the Caribbean. Reggae has been around for more than fifty years and influenced music and musicians around the world. Reggae, however, is not getting the attention and airplay in Canada as many other musical genres. Speakers will discuss ways to effectively promote the music and artists, and how to reach new audiences internationally. Featured guest speaker is Lloyd Stanbury, internationally recognized Reggae music expert, entertainment lawyer, consultant, and author of the book, “Reggae Roadblocks.” Day-two of the Canadian Reggae Music Conference takes place Friday, August 18th at the Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The workshops will educate reggae artists/musicians, how to build an audience for their music and how to access new markets overseas. It will also discuss how to get airplay on radio stations across North America and how to finance and promote their careers. An estimated crowd of 20-thousand fans will descend on the Historic Black Creek Pioneer Village’s north property located at 7060 Jane Street (North West corner of Jane Street and Steeles Avenue West), for the big two-day Rastafest Reggae Concert, Saturday, August 19th, and Sunday August 20th . The concert features an impressive line-up of Reggae artists, including Bushman, Kabaka Pyramid, Nana Mclean, Jay Douglas, Carl Henry, and Iauwata. Rastafest is organized by Masani Productions and sponsored by Rastafest Inc.

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23 Mar

Reggae Has Lost a Warrior BLOODFIRE

Reggae music has lost another warrior king, the legend musician from the reggae band BLOODFIRE passed in Miami, Florida today.  Family and friends are saddened by the sudden and unexpected loss of their beloved father, uncle and brother.  Roots Reggae Hub would like to extend our deepest condolences.  This one hits close to home, this WARRIOR KING was my sister/cousin’s father. Gone too soon!  Tony your music and legacy will live on eternally.  Fly in musical heaven joining some of the greats that have gone before you.  We know you are in the heavenly “hall of music” ROCKIN ON, like the true ROCKSTAR you are.  Guidance Love Eternal.


23 Feb


The Northern Griots Network (NGN), in association with POETRY in MOTION (PiM), is pleased to announce that Canadian poet John Akpata is a feature performer at the 14th Annual Poetry in Motion at Manchester Golf Club on Brumalia Road, Mandeville, on Sunday, February 26, 2017. Showtime is slated for 6:00 pm
Akpata, who is of Nigerian and Guyanese heritage, is an exceptionally talented performer and spoken word poet based out of Ottawa, Canada. He has won numerous competitions and awards, toured nationally and internationally, and released five albums of poetry and music. He was recently featured in the seminal anthology, The Great Black North: Contemporary African Canadian Poetry.
He is also an Art Educator, having taught Poetry and Spoken Word Workshop at several high schools in Ottawa as well as serving as a poet in residence. As a radio broadcaster, he is the host of Monday Night Scribes on CHUO 89.1 FM, a radio show playing spoken word poetry, reggae, hip-hop, and African music.
The Northern Griots Network (NGN) is a collective of Canadian spoken word artists that networks diverse spoken word poets and presenters. The NGN connects artists and presenters nationally and internationally to stimulate artistic growth, increase opportunities for artists, and support social engagement and advancement. The NGN is supported in this work by funders like the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council, among others. The NGN also wishes to thank organizer Yasus Afari for his international collaboration and work in in hosting John, as well other top Canadian spoken artists like Shauntay Grant, El Jones, Izreal Reed, and Kevan ‘Scruffmouth’ Cameron on several poetry platforms including Poetry Motion.
Other peformers for Poetry in Motion 2017 are Dr Herbert Thopmson, Myrna Hague, Marjorie Whylie, Dufton Shepherd, Steppa, Annmarie Wilmot, Ruth Nadolny (from Chicago, USA), Osheen Wright, Delcia Wiggan, Shamoya Samuels, Yasus Afari and a  very special surprise guest.
Clean Intelligent Fun
This year Poetry in Motion is supporting three needy charities while providing its trade mark Clean Intelligent Fun. Tickets are available at Fontana Pharmacy, Heaven’s Texaco, Manchester Golf Club, Mandeview, Vill, Junction Pharmacy, VW Investment Cambio, Mi Hungry & Dr Little’s Office, among other locations across Jamaica.
We look forward to seeing you at Poetry in Motion 2017 on Sunday February 26th.

The Northern Griots Network (NGN)
Poetry in Motion 2017 – Sunday February 26 – Clean Intelligent Fun! Be There!
1Earth,1Love,1Humanity – Honour, Love & Prosperity
17 Feb

Roots Reggae Hub co-presents COLOUR ME BLACK at the Toronto Black Film Festival

We’re proud to announce Roots Reggae Hub’s co-presentation and partnership with Toronto Black Film Festival 2017! Congratulations to our lucky listener that won 2 tickets to COLOUR ME BLACK film premiere!

Toronto Black Film Festival – TBFF #indiefilm #documentary #colourmeblack #TBFF17

COLOUR ME BLACK International Premiere TICKET LINK:

Film synopsis: This is the film that brings the problems to the table while shedding light to topics that most African Americans are afraid to discuss and analyze in public. The goal for COLOUR ME BLACK is to make our community aware that the Black Man is now an endangered species and our race as a whole is headed for extinction, especially given the latest racially-related and racially-charged incidents that have occurred amongst White policeman and young, Black men. If we do nothing, then no one else will.


Date, time and venue: Feb 18, 2017 – 7:00 PM, Carlton Cinema

Cost: $10 per ticket

Hashtags: #Toronto #Canada #Indiefilm #Documentary #reggaeallday #wintickets #moviepasses #rootsreggaehub

17 Feb

Roots Reggae Hub co-presents COLOUR ME BLACK at the Toronto Black Film Festival

We’re proud to announce Roots Reggae Hub’s co-presentation and partnership with Toronto Black Film Festival 2017! Congratulations to our lucky listener that won 2 tickets to COLOUR ME BLACK film premiere!

Toronto Black Film Festival – TBFF #indiefilm #documentary #colourmeblack #TBFF17

COLOUR ME BLACK International Premiere TICKET LINK:

Film synopsis: This is the film that brings the problems to the table while shedding light to topics that most African Americans are afraid to discuss and analyze in public. The goal for COLOUR ME BLACK is to make our community aware that the Black Man is now an endangered species and our race as a whole is headed for extinction, especially given the latest racially-related and racially-charged incidents that have occurred amongst White policeman and young, Black men. If we do nothing, then no one else will.


Date, time and venue: Feb 18, 2017 – 7:00 PM, Carlton Cinema

Cost: $10 per ticket

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