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Sly & Robbie released Tribute to Japan

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Sly & Robbie released Tribute to Japan.

Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare will be releasing their own tribute to Japan. The single which is titled Sly & Robbie with Friends: Lets Us Pray-Another song for Japan.

In a press release Asonuma from the Sly & Robbie camp said "The song involes a large group of musicians with the likes of T.O.K, Cherine Anderson, Belinda Brady, Leba, Pam Hall, savone, Scantana, UNITZ, KNG 21, Kaz Asonuma, Robbie Lyn, Danny Browne, Rorey Baker, Bulby York and Shane Green together with the Japanese Classic Strings Players."

The charity song was put together for Japan which has been suffering from the earthquake and tsunami that occurred on March 11, 2011. All proceeds from the sale of the single will be going towards Japan.

Japan is currently one of the leading market for dancehall and reggae music.

The song will be available for purchase on I-tunes.

Learn a Little more about Sly & Robbie

Sly Dunbar (born Lowell Charles Dunbar, 10 May 1952, Kingston, Jamaica) and Robbie Shakespeare (born Robert Shakespeare, 27 September 1953, Kingston, Jamaica) are one of reggae's most prolific and long lasting production teams.

The rhythm section of drummer Lowell Dunbar (nicknamed Sly after Sly Stone, one of his favorite musicians) and bass guitarist Robert Shakespeare started working together in the mid 1970s, after having established themselves separately on the Jamaican music scene.

They are humorously also sometimes referred to as Sly Drumbar and Robbie Basspeare, one example being the sleeve notes of Black Uhuru's Red album.

They may well be the most prolific recording artists ever. One estimate is that they have played on or produced some 200,000 songs, considering that some of their riddims such as "Revolution" have been used on over 100 songs.

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Sep 09, 2011
Sly Dunbar in UK photo exhibition
by: KenJii


The British Music Experience at O2 presented by the Co-operative, in association with OOM Gallery will be showcasing an exclusive exhibition of 38 rare photographs celebrating legendary black musicians working in the UK.

Using a simple camera photographer Pogus Caesar followed the musicians and singers around the famous venues producing a collection that celebrates a style of black music that brings together the UK, the US and the Caribbean.

From Stevie Wonder in 1989, Grace Jones in 2009 and Big Youth in 2011, this unique exhibition documents how black music, in its Reggae, Soul, Jazz and R&B tributaries of sound, has changed and renewed itself over the decades.

Journeying from Jimmy Cliff to Jay-Z via Mica Paris and Mary Wilson of The Supremes to David Bowie's bass player Gail Ann Dorsey, these images conjure up an alphabet of the music of the Black Atlantic.

The photographs selected from OOM Gallery Archive are also as much about the clubs and venues, as it is about the singers, producers and musicians. The Wailers at The Tower Ballroom, Sly Dunbar at The Hummingbird Club, Courtney Pine at Ronnie Scott's, Cameo at the Odeon Cinema, Ben E. King at the Hippodrome and Soul II Soul's Jazzie B at BBC Pebble Mill, many venues now lost to regeneration or renewal, and only recalled through memory and imagery.

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