Monday, April 18, 2005

Sinead at the Jammys

Sinead O'Connor is going to be performing at the Fifth Annual Jammys with Burning Spear, who is reportedly one of her idols. What are the Jammys? An award show/concert that celebrates improvisational music. (Find out more here.) As you may remember, the retired O'Connor is working on several projects, including an album of reggae covers. Here's what will be on that: Burning Spear's “Marcus Garvey” and “Throw Down Your Arms,” and songs Bob Marley, Buju Banton, Israel Vibration, The Abyssians, Lee Perry, Peter Tosh and others. According to a recent press releases, "The album is being recorded in Kingston, Jamaica, with the legendary reggae rhythm section/production duo Sly & Robbie (aka drummer Sly Dunbar and bassist Robbie Shakespeare)," and it will released in the fall. I have the strangest feeling that it will be really good.

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