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Junior Kelly Back In Jamaica After Successful Fall European Tour.

Reggae singer Junior Kelly is back home in Jamaica after a very successful fall European tour, which kicked off last October in Amiens, France. Even hurricane Sandy hitting Jamaica, weather conditions grounding flights and closing the Island airports couldn’t put a damper on him. He remained in high spirit and great energy.

Kelly departed as soon as the country airport in Montego Bay reopened on the Thursday, October 25 late evening right before his Friday, October 26 performance. With no time to spare as he landed, Junior Kelly was up for his meet and greet, press and straight to his scheduled performance.

Full of energy, good form and positively great vibes, Junior delivered his hits to the delight of eager fans. Taking the crowd on a melodic musical journey with classic songs such as “Love So Nice” to his latest hit “Been There” video. The tour took Kelly and his band through the Netherlands, France, Austria, Switzerland and Italy.

Reflecting on his tour Junior stated, “The energy and vibe i received from the fans during this tour was truly amazing and humbling and it was heart warming to see that people out there are still crying out for conscious music, my music, Reggae music”

“Its really beautiful to see three generations of people coming out to my concerts and enjoying and loving Reggae music, so i know it will live on”

“I really appreciate the fact that i am able to perform every day of the week and the fans came out in their numbers every night to listen to Reggae music, even in these harsh economic times when buying a concert ticket is so hard. These die-hearted fans in Europe are mainly from the poorer class of society and they have so many other choices in terms of artistes or food or paying a bill, but they come out because they see me as one of the young roots artistes whose messages make them feel good and one that is going to stand the test of time. It is truly a blessing and an honor.”

Check out video footage of several performances and interviews

Junior Kelly – @ Cabaret Sauvage (Paris)

Junior Kelly – Iinterview @ Cabaret Sauvage (Paris)

Junior Kelly – Melkweg, Amsterdam

Junior Kelly Live at Melkweg Amsterdam (NL)

Junior Kelly live @ Club Reigen – Vienna, Austria

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Selectress Mika Raguaa – Sunny Friday Sound System

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In January 2010 Mika was allowed to join first time a line-up in one of the biggest Reggae Clubs in Germany. In Yaam (Berlin) she was allowed to present her powerful Selection to the crowd.

In February 2010, together with the 2nd Birthday of the stage-experience of the Sound, she was joining the Charity Mixtape “Love I Promote – vibes for Haiti” in cooperation with DJ Mess (Ghetto Youths, Slovakia) and D-One (Jam Masters and Herb-A-Lize-it, Netherlands). The Mixtape was hosted by the famous producer
and Soundbwoy Bobby Konders (Massive B, New York – USA). In May 2010 she released together with DJ Baccha from Soca Revolution Sound (Sweden) the Soca Mixtape “Europe gwaan Mad” – Fantastic Flamingos Vol. 3”. This Combination is part of di Berlin Carnival Mixtape-Series to promote Soca Music all over Germany.

Selectress Mika established herself in the German Soundsystem Scene and continued her work on new Selections and some new vibes. The interest of seeing a Girl juggling and MCing same time was growing and so she was allowed to join Yaam in May 2010 again and played together with “The Mighty Pow Pow Movement (Cologne, Germany)” the most famous Soundsystem in Europe.

In June 2010 she had her first performance in the Netherlands together with Champion Sound (UK), DJ Spice (TnT, Grenada, NL) and other DJs with Caribbean origins – a real honor for her.
At Reggaejam Festival Bersenbrück (North Germany) she was allowed to mash up the camp side at the Mash up di place Crew tent. She took her chance and played 10 hours without a break at one day only for entertain the guests of the festival. In August 2010 Selectress Mika had the possibility to play in the Netherlands at DJ Bootleg Café (Rotterdam) back again. At her Birthday on the 31st of August 2k10 she celebrates a big Birthday Bashment at Calabash Club (Berlin) together with Red Sun (Universal Strugglaz, Berlin), Count Shortleg (SWS, Berlin) and Avalanche Sound (Meißen/Leipzig). On this date, her new Mixtape “Acoustic Melody Reloaded” has its official release. The love to acoustic vibes shall be heard in the double Mixtape. Her whole love and passion inside. A review of the special Mixtape followed in December 2010 in the german “Riddim Magazine”.

Since beginning of September 2010, Mika established a Radio Show on the dutch-caribbean online-radio station Asylumradio.nl to promote especially Soca Music in Europe and all over. The recorded  Live-Juggling Sessions are showing strictly soca vibes in topical Sessions. Every Saturday (from 4-6 pm European time) people from all over the world tune into the radio show to enjoy her selections. The Radio Show is streamin in the meantime on 3 different Online Radio Stations – mostly in Germany, Austria,  Netherlands and USA/New York. The Podcast of the radio show is possible to download from the website as well.

In Summer 2011 Mika was invited to macedonias first Reggae Festival “BIG UP SKOPJE” and joined the big Road Trip to the other side of Europe. The Tour continued in Spain while she was performing in Benicassìm at “Rototom Sun Beach”, in Valencia at “Alaquas Reggae Fest” und at Global Reggae Bar – Ibiza. In Valencia she really entertained the massive with her spanish MCing.

In October 2011 Mika Raguaa released the special Sunny Friday Mixtape “Run For Cover”, to show people that are not really into really into Reggae Music – and of course also aimers of conscious lovers styles, that reggae cover songs from all times still can bring the vibes around. Also Riddim Magazine Germany released in December 2011 a nice review about the mix and the “jugglin Ladywonder”.

The year 2011 was ending next to loads of cooperations with Soundsystems and Artists, with the friendly “People’s Choice Contest” at Backstage in Munich. There Mika was performing against local heroes Soulshake (Munich), Iniman vom Caveman Sound (Jamaica) and DJ Goodman (Spin dem Sound Ya!, Paris/Barcelona) to get finally the People’s Choice 2011 of Bavaria!
As an upcoming Selectress, the 26 years old girl has the ambitions to continue national and international cooperations in 2012 and let as many people know more about the Caribbean Culture. Like she did on loads of national and international performances already :)

As an upcoming Media Scientist she is also doing researches about the  communication between Soundsystems and the audience of Caribbean Parties in Germany. For the year 2011 many big performances are already planned. Be prepared for the one gyal show wonder from east germany!

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