Peter O’Mahony and Jonathan Sexton go through their warm-up routines ahead of Ireland squad training at Surrey Sports Park in Guilford. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Rise up this morning and went to Ireland’s media gathering in Guildford. Simon Zebo is doing television.This is interesting for two reasons. Th(...)

Bob Marley: his popularity spread the Rasta  gospel. Photograph: Peter Still/Redferns

Music and religion have long made for a potent mix. In the case of reggae and the Rastafari religion, the links go deep, as a new compilation from (...)

This may be the most righteous compilation to come from the Soul Jazz stable to date, as they focus on links between the Rastafarian religion and r(...)

Anne Enright: The Green Road (Jonathan Cape)

Faint if distinct echoes of the Boston Tea Party may gleefully come to mind on perusing this year’s Man Booker longlist. Many traditionalists objecte(...)

Studio One remains Jamaican music’s mother ship. Clement “Coxsone” Dodd’s label and studio was where the sound of young Jamaica was minted in (...)

If I could visit a particular period in music it would be 1960s Jamaica. Traditional musical styles such as mento and calypso had started to merge wit(...)

The products will be sold in countries and jurisdictions where they are legal, including cannabis in some places

Seattle-based private equity firm Privateer Holdings has agreed a deal with the estate of the Jamaican reggae star Bob Marley to launch a global canna(...)

Bob Marley: “Possessions make you rich. I don’t have that type of richness. My richness is life, forever.”

The family of late reggae superstar Bob Marley has joined forces with a private equity company to launch Marley Natural, which will offer “heirloom Ja(...)

Jah Shaka performing in Spiegeltent Antwerp in  2010. Photograph: Anviss/Flickr  Photograph: Anviss/Flickr

When Jah Shaka speaks it’s hard not to take him seriously. There’s the gentle levity of his Jamaican patois, and his bottomless brown eyes, like th(...)

Sunken Treasure: reggae
  • Music
  • September 19, 2014, 01:00

There are very few certainties in this world but one I always reckoned to be a fairly safe bet was Astral Weeks’ pole position in my favourite reco(...)