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Terence Wilson, Key Part of Reggae Band UB40, Dies at 64
As Astro with a popular racially diverse British group, he added rap vocals to hits like “Red Red Wine.”
Much of the groups popularity rested on covers among its other biggest hits was its version of a song made famous by Elvis Presley, Cant Help Falling in Love, released in 1993. But the band also reco… [+1312 chars]
Neil Genzlinger
2021-11-16 06:05:31




Rhyme, reggae, interviews and bantz: five great Black British podcasts
If you fancy an exploration of the social politics of Black hair, or a deep dive into soundsystem culture, there’s a podcast for thatThe hidden reserves of diverse podcasts created for niche audiences is as close to Vibranium as the broadcast industry gets. L…
The hidden reserves of diverse podcasts created for niche audiences is as close to Vibranium as the broadcast industry gets. Leading players and distributors, such as the BBC, Spotify and Acast, are … [+3738 chars]
Bernard Achampong and Andrew Spence
2021-11-09 08:00:06




UB40 founding member Astro dies after short illness - Reuters
One of the founding members of British reggae band UB40, Terence Wilson, has died after a short illness, his band has announced.
UB40 members (L-R) Robin Campbell, Ali Campbell and Astro pose for photographers during a news conference in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa, July 6, 2007. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/File PhotoLONDON… [+648 chars]

2021-11-07 11:33:00




'Sex workers, reggae girls, squatters, all the ones who didn’t fit in': how Rebel Dykes reveals a secret lesbian history
What began when Siobhan Fahey looked up her old friends from 80s London, grew into a vital document of a tough community at the forefront of the gay rights struggle“Rebel dykes” is a new term for an old mood. It was coined retrospectively to describe a sprawl…
Rebel dykes is a new term for an old mood. It was coined retrospectively to describe a sprawling group of acquaintances who partied and protested their way through London in the 1980s. And it is now … [+7810 chars]
Rebecca Nicholson
2021-11-11 16:00:10




UB40 unveil wooden maps celebrating Birmingham’s musical heritage
Series of 30 maps highlights underappreciated musical impact of the cityUB40 have launched a series of maps celebrating Birmingham’s musical heritage that will be featured at every railway station across the city.Revealing the first of 30 specially commission…
UB40 have launched a series of maps celebrating Birminghams musical heritage that will be featured at every railway station across the city. Revealing the first of 30 specially commissioned works at… [+2846 chars]
Jessica Murray
2021-11-26 16:55:11




Dave tops nominations at 2021 Mobo awards
Chart-topping rapper will compete in five categories, with Central Cee, Ghetts, Little Simz and AJ Tracey also in contention for prizesDave, the rapper who topped the charts this year with his emotionally rich sophomore album We’re All Alone in This Together,…
Dave, the rapper who topped the charts this year with his emotionally rich sophomore album Were All Alone in This Together, leads the nominations at the 2021 Mobo awards, which acknowledge the best B… [+3475 chars]
Ben Beaumont-Thomas
2021-11-11 13:00:07




Why The Harder They Fall’s director would rather hug a horse than a Wookiee
Jeymes Samuel, director of Netflix’s Black Western The Harder They Fall, explains his love of the genre, what he had to do to update it for 2021, why he gave his period film a reggae and R&B soundtrack, and how the set was full of small miracles. His movie is…
If you buy something from a Polygon link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.After two minutes of talking to writer-director Jeymes Samuel, his Netflix Western The Harder They … [+8027 chars]
Tasha Robinson
2021-11-13 16:42:34




U.S. look to keep momentum rolling for Jamaica World Cup qualifier - Reuters
The United States are flying high after an emotional win over Mexico put them top of the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying table and they have promised to bring the same level of competitiveness into their next match against Jamaica.
Nov 12, 2021; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; United States forward Christian Pulisic (10) celebrates his goal with teammates during a FIFA World Cup Qualifier soccer match against the Mexico at TQL Stadium. … [+2595 chars]

2021-11-15 21:42:00




Tate exhibition to explore gallery’s links to Caribbean slave trade
Curator of Life Between Islands: Caribbean-British Art says institutions must take responsibility for pastBritish institutions must take responsibility for their history of benefiting from slavery, the curator of a new landmark exhibition of Caribbean-British…
British institutions must take responsibility for their history of benefiting from slavery, the curator of a new landmark exhibition of Caribbean-British art at Tate Britain has said. Life Between I… [+4312 chars]
Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent
2021-11-28 19:16:15




Adele: 30 review – the defining voice of heartbreak returns
(Columbia)While the topic of her divorce is all-consuming, the singer seems to be pushing gently at the boundaries of what people expect of herThere is a sense in which 2021’s biggest single – 84.9m streams in a week on one platform alone; straight to No 1 in…
There is a sense in which 2021s biggest single 84.9m streams in a week on one platform alone; straight to No 1 in 25 countries; a song played more times on US radio in its week of release than any in… [+4644 chars]
Alexis Petridis
2021-11-17 13:09:58




Artist and stutterer JJJJJerome Ellis: ‘So much pain comes from not feeling fully human’
The New Yorker has released an astonishing, must-listen project: The Clearing, a poetic musical rumination on how ‘disfluent’ speech can articulate a new way of livingPlease don’t finish JJJJJerome Ellis’s sentences. The New York composer, producer, multi-ins…
Please dont finish JJJJJerome Elliss sentences. The New York composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist and writer, who has a stutter hence the repetition of Js in his name asks for patience from whoe… [+5502 chars]
Kadish Morris
2021-11-10 11:55:42




Courtney Lawes: ‘It was difficult to get into rugby if you didn’t go to a nicer school’
England back row had a career-high moment as captain against Tonga but he is also involved in a social justice thinktankOutside on the Pennyhill Park terrace on a mellow lunchtime, two days after captaining his country for the first time, Courtney Lawes is po…
Outside on the Pennyhill Park terrace on a mellow lunchtime, two days after captaining his country for the first time, Courtney Lawes is pondering the three words that best describe his character. On… [+5923 chars]
Robert Kitson
2021-11-12 12:07:33




Astro, a founding member of the reggae group UB40, has died at age 64
The artist, born Terence Wilson, sang about issues of racism and poverty in the music of the pioneering reggae band.
Astro, founding member of UB40, in 1987. Independent News and Media/Getty Images Terence Wilson, a founding member of UB40 who was known by fans of the pioneering reggae band as Astro, has died fol… [+2168 chars]
Hazel Cills
2021-11-07 16:41:00




Quando il Brasile incontra il reagge
SENTI QUESTA. La canzone della settimana è Nem Um Dia in versione reggae cantata da Chico César
"Un giorno freddo, un bel posto dove fermarsi a leggere, un pensiero fisso, io senza te non vivo. Un giorno triste, preda delle fragilità, penso sempre a te, e tutto mi divide. Non ti dimenticherei m… [+160 chars]
repubblicawww@repubblica.it (Redazione Repubblica.it)
2021-11-30 10:10:42




Morto Astro, fondatore del gruppo reggae britannico UB40

Si chiamava Terence Wilson, ma tutti lo conoscevano con il nome d'arte Astro. L'ex cantante e membro fondatore del gruppo reggae britannico UB40, diventato famoso negli anni '80 con successi come "Re… [+931 chars]
repubblicawww@repubblica.it (Redazione Repubblica.it)
2021-11-07 02:55:35




Two late goals give United States key win over Mexico in World Cup qualifying - Sportsnet.ca
  1. Two late goals give United States key win over Mexico in World Cup qualifying  Sportsnet.ca
  2. World Cup qualifying live stream: How to watch Friday’s CONCACAF action via live online stream  DraftKings Nation
  3. USA 2-0 Mexico: World Cup…
    CINCINNATI (AP) -- Christian Pulisic sent a message -- with his head and his undershirt. Take that, Mexico. Pulisic and the Americans are back atop the region. Pulisic scored on his very first touc… [+5628 chars]

    2021-11-13 04:44:00




CLOT and Bang & Olufsen Launch a Beosound A1 Portable Speaker
CLOT and luxury audio brand Bang & Olufsen have collaborated on a new limited-edition portable Beosound A1 speaker. The project brings a new beat that celebrates the vitality and continues CLOT's mission of bridging the East and West."Bang & Olufsen and CLOT …
CLOT and luxury audio brand Bang & Olufsen have collaborated on a new limited-edition portable Beosound A1 speaker. The project brings a new beat that celebrates the vitality and continues CLOT’s… [+1627 chars]
info@hypebeast.com (HYPEBEAST), HYPEBEAST
2021-12-07 06:42:04




‘Dancing kept me sane’: how black British youth found a home in northern soul
From winning dance competitions to confronting Nazis, black veterans of the 70s soul all-nighters share their stories – and counter the idea that the movement was exclusively whiteIn the run-up to Christmas in 1977, viewers of Granada TV were offered a glimps…
In the run-up to Christmas in 1977, viewers of Granada TV were offered a glimpse inside a little-understood world. The documentary maker Tony Palmer had ventured inside the Wigan Casino, the centre o… [+9291 chars]
Lanre Bakare
2021-11-26 10:00:25




USA sweat as Jamaica’s late goal ruled out in World Cup qualifier draw
  • Tim Weah opens scoring before Michail Antonio scorcher
  • Americans remain in automatic qualifying spot for Qatar
Tim Weah’s 11th-minute goal was matched by Michail Antonio’s spectacular 35-yard strike in the 22nd minute, leaving the Uni…
Tim Weahs 11th-minute goal was matched by Michail Antonios spectacular 35-yard strike in the 22nd minute, leaving the United States with a 1-1 draw against Jamaica in their World Cup qualifier on Tue… [+2513 chars]
Associated Press in Kingston, Jamaica
2021-11-17 00:21:05




Terence Wilson Dies: ‘Astro’ In UK Reggae Band UB40 Was 64
Terence Wilson, a founding member of British reggae band UB40 who was best  known by his stage name, “Astro,” has died after a short illness, his current band confirmed. “We are absolutely devastated and completely heartbroken to have to tell you that our bel…
Terence Wilson, a founding member of British reggae band UB40 who was best  known by his stage name, “Astro,” has died after a short illness, his current band confirmed. “We are absolutely devastate… [+1510 chars]
Bruce Haring
2021-11-07 17:00:37
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