AWARD WORTHY: Dancehall-pop megastar Sean Paul is the 2012 winner of the MOBO Award for Best Reggae Act. The 17th annual awards took place last Saturday evening in Liverpool, England, but Sean was unavoidably absent, as he is presently on tour in India.
THE SOUND OF THE WORLD: Legendary Jamaican roots warriors The Abyssinians are heading to Australia for a series of concerts and related events, which kick off on Nov. 10. While Down Under, the band will participate in the Australian Worldwide Music Expo (Nov 15-18), which is bringing together “the finest roots music and musicians from around the world” for four days of showcase concerts, film programme, and conference sessions in Melbourne. Among the other notable participants: Seun Keuti and Egypt 80 out of Nigeria.