SIZZLA TO PERFORM AT AND HOST JAMAICA BIKE FEST—03/21/15
Reggae star Sizzla Kalonji plans to stage the first Jamaica Bike Festival at Trelawny’s Multi-purpose stadium on March 29, 2015. Sizzla Promotions has partnered with Imagine Entertainment to present the event. Sizzla will also be featured as the headline act at the Festival’s concert. Popcaan, Junior Cat, Aidonia and Francero are also scheduled to perform.
RAY CHEN HOLDS EVENT CELEBRATING 50 YEARS IN PHOTOGRAPHY—03/22/15
Photographer Ray Chen hosted an event entitled “Jamaica: My 50 Years in Photography” in Kingston. Chen and his friend Lascelles Chin were speakers at the event and discussed their 60 years of friendship. Chin introduced Chen to photography, and Chen expanded on the art to gain worldwide fame for his recording of Jamaican life and society.
STUDIO OF PRODUCER BUNNY LEE DESTROYED BY FIRE—03/26/15
On March 9, 2015, the Gorgon Entertainment Studio of legendary music producer Bunny “Striker” Lee was destroyed by a fire. Lee said that all of his music equipment, totaling some $100 million, was lost. The building where the studio was located also housed Lee’s music archive in a museum, and that portion of the structure was saved. The building has now been razed. Nearly every veteran musician in the area has recorded at Lee’s studio.
DANCEHALL DEEJAY IMPLANTS GOAT HORNS ON HIS HEAD—03/27/15
Furtyle Brain, Jamaican dancehall artiste, believes that adding shock value to his persona by implanting goat horns on his head will help his career. The deejay, who real name is Kenardo Robinson, hired a surgeon based in Canada to do the implant in Jamaica. He said the surgery was expensive and was very painful. The deejay said that he believes was told by God to take this action.