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Video: Maxi Priest Live! Wild World (Presented by ROCKSTEADY)

In this Superstar Film Maxi Priest rocks the crowd at The Shrine Chicago with classic reggae jams like “Wild World” and “Your Body Can’t Lie to Me”. He also talks about his musical influences from different artist/genres (Dennis Brown, Marvin Gaye, Biggie & Nas to name a few) and being blessed to do what he does. This video is presented by ROCKSTEADY.

Video by Jamaar J
Audio by Romeo G
Interview by CJ Jervis & others

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Barclays Center in Brooklyn to host first Reggae concert in December

Jammins Entertainment has announced the staging of their BIOLIFE Sounds of Reggae Concert, set for December 12 the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, NY.

The concert will be held under the distinguished patronage of the Consul General of Jamaica, the Hon. Herman LaMont. The show is Barclays Center’s first Reggae concert and will celebrate Jamaica’s 50 years of independence. BIOLIFE Sounds of Reggae will feature Grammy Award-winning artist Shaggy, internationally-recognized band, UB40, veteran reggae crooner, Beres Hammond and British reggae star, Maxi Priest.

“I am happy to announce that the Jamaican Consulate of New York has put forth its full support of the BIOLIFE Sounds of Reggae Concert, and look forward to joining Jamaicans and enthusiasts alike for this historic event that celebrates our heritage as well as reggae music, a part of our culture we are most proud of,”Lamont said.

We have been celebrating our 50th anniversary all over the world since January and I am thrilled at the opportunity to conclude this momentous year with what is sure to be a legendary evening.”

The concert has chosen the American Foundation for the University of The West Indies (AFUWI)scholarship fund as its official beneficiary.

“The American Foundation for The University of the West Indies is pleased to be a beneficiary of the BIOLIFE Sounds of Reggae Concert at Barclay Center,” said Ann-Marie Grant, Executive Director of the AFUWI.

This contribution to the scholarship program for needy students at the University of the West Indies (UWI) is a stellar indication by those involved to the important role that education plays in empowering young people, in this case the youth of the Caribbean. On behalf of the students who will benefit, we are truly grateful.”

BIOLIFE Sounds of Reggae Concert tickets range from US$83.00 to US$153.00 and are available at www.Ticketmaster.com.

For more information about this historical happening, visit www.soundsofreggaeconcert.com or call (718) 282-8041.

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BERES HAMMOND SCORES LATE NIGHT TV DEBUT WITH JIMMY FALLON

Beres Hammond is scheduled to make his late night television debut on NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon show on Tuesday, December 11th, 2012.  The Grammy-nominated reggae icon will be greeted by Jimmy Fallon and sit in with The Roots to perform his hits in and out of the commercial breaks.The following day on December 12th, Beres Hammond will take over the new Brooklyn Barclays Center at the Sounds of Reggae Concert along with UB40, Maxi Priest and Shaggy. Beres Hammond will make the crowd melt performing his iconic songs as well as new material off his anticipated album One Love, One Life.

His new double-disc studio collection will be available November 13 on VP Records. Beres Hammond had a hand in producing 19 of the 20 songs. The first disc One Love includes his signature classic lover’s rock sound on new singles like “No Candle Light” and “Keep Me Warm,” while the second disc One Life contains more of his socially-conscious, spiritually-empowering tunes including “You Stand Alone,” “Truth Will Live On” and “Prime Time.”
Fans and critics alike have been eagerly awaiting this release. After the announcement, OKAYPLAYER raved “Beres Hammond is the Barry White of the Caribbean. He is also the Teddy Pendergrass of the Caribbean and the Frankie Beverly & Maze of the Caribbean. Which is to say he is the go-to babymaker, the best kept secret and the perennial crowd favorite who apparently does not know how to fall off–all rolled into one man.”

Whether Rihanna is quoting his lyrics on Twitter or Drake is retweeting that “Beres Hammond has to sing at my wedding,” Jamaica’s most prolific crooner has influenced some of the biggest stars today. Known to many as the “Otis Redding of Reggae,” Beres Hammond has been producing and pouring out his smoky-sweet voice over every kind of riddim track for over three decades.

From his early days as the lead singer of the ‘70s funk-reggae infused band Zap Pow,Beres has consistently produced number one hits and iconic reggae anthems still played today. While newcomers are searching for a breakthrough hit and old timers are plotting their comeback, Beres is a study in longevity.  He released his first studio album, Soul Reggae in 1976 spawning the number one hit “One Step Ahead” and in 1985 the dancehall breakthrough “What One Dance Can Do” off his self entitled album. He has collaborated with reggae’s elite—Marcia Griffiths andBuju Banton are virtually staples on any Beres tour—and has worked with legendary producers like Willie Lindo, Steely and Clevie, and Philip “Fattis” Burrell. In 1990, his album A Love Affair from Donovan Germaine’s Penthouse label raised his popularity to new heights. Cuts like “Tempted To Touch” and “Who Say” with Buju Banton are still huge in the dancehall today. During the ‘90s, Beres blazed a trail of modern classics for a variety of producers, from the strugglers’ anthem “Putting Up Resistance” (Tappa) to lovers’ laments like “Come Back Home” (Star Trail). In 2001, Beres brought us major hits like “They Gonna Talk” and “Rock Away” from his Grammy-nominated album Music Is Life. VP Records then released The Ultimate Collection: Can’t Stop A Man in 2003 to commemorate Hammond’s career, and in 2004 Love Has No Boundaries, which features his familiar romantic ballads and mid-tempo dancehall grooves. His last studio album A Moment In Time was released in 2008 and features his most recent smash hit “I Feel Good.” Beres Hammond’s track record of hits is unprecedented in reggae.

He has garnered an international fan base from his ceaseless touring schedule around the globe. He performs non-stop and has repeatedly sold out some of the country’s largest and most prestigious venues including the Theatre at Madison Square Gardenand Radio City Music Hall. He is also a star favorite among Alicia Keys, Carl Thomas and Wyclef Jean.

U.S. TOUR DATES:
Wed. Dec 12 (7pm) @ Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY

ONE LOVE, ONE LIFE TRACK LISTING:
Disc 1
1. No Candle Light
2. Can’t Waste No Time
3. In My Arms
4. Crazy Dreams
5. Lonely Fellow
6. My Life
7. Keep Me Warm
8. More Time
9. Shouldn’t Be
10. The Song

Disc 2
1. Still Searching
2. Don’t You Feel Like Dancing
3. One Love One Life
4. Can’t Make Blood Out Of Stone
5. You Stand Alone
6. Not Made Of Steel
7. Family
8. Truth Will Live On
9. Prime Time
10. I Humble Myself

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Mp3 – New Artist Spotlight : Miami Vice – Jahfe – Must Listen !!!

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“Jahfe, which means “creation” is a band based out of Miami, FL. Their musical style fuses roots reggae with many other genres including rock, dub, soul and R&B, creating a unique blend of organic sounds. The members of Jahfe´ hail from nations all around the world including Haiti, Spain, Israel, Cuba, Czech Republic, Morocco and the United States. The first ever conscious reggae band to be fronted by a female, “Jahfé hits Mach 2 within the opening measure of their music, with a powerful presence from Esther Fortune, lead vocalist for the 10-piece band.”

Jahfe is for the People” is the chant that can be heard at every show. The band represents the youth with a voice. It embodies the power of a young generation and the wisdom of roots culture. The music of Jahfe´ reflects the true ability of conscious music to connect people everywhere. Jahfe´ uses its music to speak out against the injustices plaguing the world. They have been featured in documentaries about domestic violence and have worked to increase awareness about the genocide in Darfur. Jahfe´’s music is filled with references to many of the serious issues that take place around us every day: hunger, poverty, disease, rape and the hatred between nations. Jahfe´ is a movement that seeks to touch people all over the world with its message.

 

The band is comprised of some of the hardest working musicians in Miami. Collectively, Jahfe´ has worked with Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean, Thievery’s Corporations, Ky-Mani Marley, the BlackOut Movement, Paul Fakhourie (producer: Lauryn Hill, Stephen Marley, Damian Marley, Gwen Stephanie), Karl Pitterson, Inner Circle and The Grammy Foundation, among others. Jahfe´ has shared the stage with such notable artists such as Damian, Stephen, Julian and Ky-Mani Marley, Steel Pulse, Buju Banton, Capleton, Collie Buddz, Midnite, Toots and the Maytals, Pato Banton, Nas, Maxi Priest and Johnny Dread. Currently Jahfe´ is playing all over the Southeast US. Their highly anticipated new album, “The Solution” has just been released and is currently available online and at live shows.

The band is comprised of some of the hardest working musicians in Miami. Collectively, Jahfe´ has worked with Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean, Thievery’s Corporations, Ky-Mani Marley, the BlackOut Movement, Paul Fakhourie (producer: Lauryn Hill, Stephen Marley, Damian Marley, Gwen Stephanie), Karl Pitterson, Inner Circle and The Grammy Foundation, among others. Jahfe´ has shared the stage with such notable artists such as Damian, Stephen, Julian and Ky-Mani Marley, Steel Pulse, Buju Banton, Capleton, Collie Buddz, Midnite, Toots and the Maytals, Pato Banton, Nas, Maxi Priest and Johnny Dread. Currently Jahfe´ is playing all over the Southeast US. Their highly anticipated new album, “The Solution” has just been released and is currently available online and at live shows.


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Shaggy and Friends lives up to hype

Grammy-winning Dancehall superstar, Shaggy can feel pleased regarding his efforts following a mostly successful Shaggy and Friends concert this past weekend.

The charity event, tailored to raise money for a new cardiac unit at the Bustamante Hospital for Children, made its first appearance on the lawns of Jamaica House since January 2, 2010. Commencing shortly after 8 p.m., the show’s creator,Shaggy, engaged the patrons in attendance prior to bringing out Reggae star, Tarrus Riley to perform their collaborative single, Another Girl. Riley also performed his classic hit, She’s Royal and returned alongside Shaggy during several intervals of the show.

Much of the anticipation regarding the event surrounded the appearances of international artistes such as hip-hop superstar, Eve, R&B singer, Deniece Williams, British-based Reggae superstar, Maxi Priest and former Fugees starlet, Lauryn Hill, amongst others.

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Video: SHAGGY PERFORMS “SUGARCANE” ON NBC’s TODAY SHOW

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With his new album “Summer In Kingston” currently nominated in the “Best Reggae Album” Category of the 2012 Grammy Award Ceremony slated for February 12th in Los Angeles California, International reggae superstar Shaggy was the special guest this morning Monday December 19th on NBC’s popular Morning Time program “The Today Show”.

The Today Show which has an estimated 6.4 million viewers is rated as the best Morning program in America and to date has seen performances from some of the biggest stars in music such as Chris Brown Kate Perry, Justin Bieber, Beyonce and Rihanna.

Shaggy who did a short interview with hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb later performed his hit single “Sugarcane” with a live band in studios.

In other news Shaggy alongside his team at the Make A Difference Charity Foundation is kicking their promotion for the 3rd staging of the Shaggy & Friends Concert into full gear.

The show which was previously scheduled for December 30th will now take place on January 7th, 2012 on the Lawns Of Jamaica House.
The confirmed line up for the show will see performances from Lauryn Hill, Maxi Priest, half Pint, Cocoa Tea, Deneice Williams, I Octane, Romain Virgo, Assassin AKA Agent Sasco, Wayne Marshall, Tami Chynn, Gyptian and Mr. Vegas.

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Shaggy and Friends concert rescheduled due to upcoming elections

Shaggy and Friends, the annual charity concert held by Grammy-winning Dancehall/Reggae artiste, Shaggy, will now take place in January as a result of the upcoming general elections in Jamaica.

On December 4, Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced that general elections will commence on December 29, the day before Shaggy and Friends was originally scheduled (December 30). As a result, promoters of Shaggy and Friends moved the show’s date to January 7 on the lawns of Jamaica House in Kingston.

The change of date drastically affects the lineup card as internationally-renowned R&B singer, Ne-Yo leads the list of casualties who won’t be able to perform at the event.

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Classic:Dennis Brown, Little Lenny, Maxi Priest and Shine Head on David Letterman

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