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ETANA UNLEASHES REGGAE

Etana, the Jamaican-born, Miami-raised songstress, returns with her brand new digital-only EP Reggae on November 13th with VP Records. The 3-song preview off her upcoming studio album Better Tomorrow will give fans a taste of what is to come in February 2013. The entire set is produced by Shane Brown with Stanley “Rellee” Hayden co-creating the title track.

The charismatic singer, songwriter and performer incorporates elements of reggae, soul and pop into her captivating postmodern sound that tackles real life experiences. Etana’s unabashed romanticism shines on the soulful sway of “Reggae” and the r&b tinged “4 Play 2 Love (Start Over)” about her torn feelings of two lovers. The spine-chilling single “Better Tomorrow” addresses the atrocities of children in poverty-stricken communities, while instilling optimism for brighter days. Etana’s lyrical depth and revolutionary thought continue to impress and inspire her audience.

With a baby on the way, new EP and album in the works, Etana is in a place in her life where she looks forward to a promising future. She expands upon her 2010 sophomore album Free Expressions, which won praise for the being “a rarity: music that sermonizes, yet still sweetly serenades,” according to NPR. The anticipated album Better Tomorrow and EP Reggaeexpress a similar sentiment, while offering new-found wisdom and clarity. These releases also follow her 2008 critical acclaimed debut The Strong One, which featured massive hits “Warrior Love,” “Roots” “I’m Not Afraid,” “Blessings” and “Wrong Address” that topped reggae charts in The Caribbean, England and United States. During this period, Etana was nominated for Best New Reggae Artist at MOBO Awards and awarded Best Female Vocalist at both the Excellence in Music & Entertainment (EME) Awards and IRIE FM Radio Awards as well as the Best Solo Female Reggae Vocalist at the 1st annual Reggae Academy Awards. Vibe Magazine claimed she had already “established herself as a formidable performer and songwriter whose music and reputation precedes her.”

Reggae Track Listing:

  1. Reggae
  2. Better Tomorrow
  3. 4 Play 2 Love (Start Over)

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Video: ATIBA “LOVE IS BLIND”

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ATIBA “LOVE IS BLIND”

First single from reggae artist “ATIBA” on K.LICIOUS music group

artist: Atiba,
song: “LOVE IS BLIND”
music produced by: Jon Jon Web jr. for Jon Jon Traxx llc.
song written by: atiba, malica, tommy hopkins & ces lamour
video produced by: k. licious music group, tony “cd” kelly, fmam & atiba
directed by: ces lamour
assisted by: creatah & nayomi
edited by: creatah
actors: jemstar (boyfriend), ces lamore(love interest), taranchyla (engineer), peter baldwin (guitar)
camera: ces lamour, creatah, nayomi, wash, jemstar

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Mp3: Lutan Fyah Ft Freeky – God Watch Ova Wi

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Olihile ‘FREEKY’ Afrika is an African reggae artiste that was born in a
township south of Johannesburg, South Africa. His name ‘Freeky’ is origin from
Sotho (one of the tribes found in South Africa). He was musically incline and
dominantly played the bass guitar within his teenage years; and contributed
greatly to his friend’s albums and demos. This is where he developed his
recording skills. His musical transition to secular music introduced him to
his musical influences which stems from: Bob Marley, Garnet Silk,Buju
Banton,Capelton and Sizzla.

Thereafter, Freeky joined a legendary Sotho Band (Ntjapedi) in 2006. It
was with this band, that he shared stages with Salif Keita, Hugh Masekela and
other African musical legends. He also collaborated with other African musicians
he regards highly such as: Bongo Riot, Jah Seed under the Ntjapedi umbrella. At
the point, he was appointed a leadership position which deems him out of his
comfort zone to be front and centre to lead a band called TATTOO L9. TATTOO is
a band he writes, leads and composes music for.

In 2007 Freeky decided to try a solo career. He met Robin Mabunda of Dreaded
Sounds who got him more in touch with reggae music’s roots. His abilities as
a song writer and singer added colour to every song he did and as such drawn
the attention of other musicians he has now collaborated with: Mawe2, Lutan
Fyah, ,Singer Jah , Sizzla Tommy Gunn and Stacious

Freeky, is currently working on his sophomore album for Dreaded Sounds and
anticipate going to Jamaica to work with other artistes and producers.

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Camille Kaye performing the Marvin’s Room Remix “You Could Do Better”

At first glance you may well see a harmless, innocent young Artiste. Very soon you are forced to stop, look qand listen as this choreographer, dancer, songwriter, and singer disarms you with her immense and varied talent. Camille Kaye, the enviable quadruple threat, possesses a velvet vocal instrument enhanced by training she received at the Wolmer’s Dance Troupe and Xaymaca Dance Company in Kingston, Jamaica, as well as Florida International University where she was awarded a Bachelor of Arts in Dance with Honors.

Camille Kaye’s career in dance boasts a diversity and range beyond others her age performing all over the globe to audiences as diverse as her experience. Across the Atlantic to the East for an international dance conference (DaCi) in Holland and all over the West at countless events in Jamaica, as well as in her current base Miami, FL. She has worked with renowned choreographers Tanisha Scott and Kameica Reid, been featured in numerous music videos and danced for Brick and Lace, To-Isis, Onaje, Carlene Davis, Bling Dawg and Alaine.Camille’s enviable writing talent, with a sense of maturity and depth beyond her years becomes evident through her lyrical content complemented by her musical choices including working with several of Jamaica’s and Florida’s young and fast rising producers. As a singer/songwriter she has already performed at major concerts such as Atlanta Jerk fest and Miami-Broward Carnival.

Born Camille Tiffany-Kaye Fletcher in Kingston, JA. on October 15th 1989, she not only has the Jamaican colors: black, green, and gold running through her veins, but an undeniable host of talents also passed through her bloodline from her parents who were both amazing singers. Robert and Marcia Fletcher, who were no strangers to the difficulties of the music business, only wished their beloved daughter to have a love for music. However, they were oblivious to the level of talent she had been blessed with and paid no attention to her growing catalog of cassettes and CDs.

As a young girl Camille was always set center stage entertaining family and friends with her energy-infused movement. Little did they know there was a great singer being hidden deep beneath the confident dancer too shy to reveal her vocal talent. Nevertheless, behind closed doors Camille would sing along with her favorite artists such as Lauryn Hill and Mariah Carey, hoping, though having no idea how, to one day fill their shoes. She became well known in Kingston for her choreography and dancing, winning numerous competitions, dancing at different events, back-up dancing for various reggae artists on stage and in music videos, but still kept her singing to herself. One night Ms. Kaye found the courage to sing for a friend who immediately introduced her to Dancehall producer Supahype of 007 Music. With absolutely no experience in songwriting or the recording process she wrote and nervously recorded her first song, leaving the crowded studio in awe. From that point on she continued working with Supahype along with other local producers until leaving for Florida to attend Florida International University in 2007.

While attending FIU, Camille made contact with Dancehall producer Nynex of Calibur Entertainment. She recorded with Nynex what would later become one of her first releases, “Ring Di Alarm”. Even though college was her main priority Camille was determined to balance her love of music with her intense workload as she changed her major from Aviation to Journalism to Music and finally, to Dance. In addition to recording and being a full-time college student, she also began teaching dance, and arranging choreography for various groups when she met Duane “Midilord” Summers, a producer/engineer and former production manager and engineer for Dancehall/Reggae superstars Sean Paul and Shaggy. Midilord produced her other release “Not Like This” and is now closely working with Camille to further build her career.

Camille has her sights set on international stardom, inspired by the successes of acts like Sean Paul, Rihanna and Beyonce. She is eager for an opportunity to do collaborations with or to create choreography for the likes of Usher, Keri Hilson, Missy Elliot and Bruno Mars, Reggae superstars Damian and Stephen Marley and Reggae/Dancehall phenomena Tanya Stephens and Assassin, among others. Here is a multi-talented Artiste, who is bent on touring the world and being a role model for young women. Here is a young Artiste who is ready for the international scene and comes “fully loaded” and ready for the World.

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AWARD-WINNING GERMAN REGGAE ARTIST GENTLEMAN EXCITED ABOUT DEBUT NYC PERFORMANCE

New York: With six albums under his belt and over one million collectively sold in Europe, German’s multi-platinum and award-winning reggae artist Gentleman is fired up about his first major North and South America tour this month. The tour billed the “Gentleman & The Evolution Diversity tour,” includes a west coast run supporting SOJA that will make stops in San Francisco; Santa Cruz; Hollywood & San Diego, California; Falls Church, Virginia and New York City.

 

Earlier this week Gentleman did a private meet & greet and an intimate performance at Universal Music. He did interviews on MTV Iggy in Times Square; Intiative Radio (an NPR-affiliated radio program that is syndicated to over 10 markets in the North East and Nashville) and Irie Jam radio, 93.5FM, the loudest voice to the Caribbean Diaspora in NY. He also did an acoustic performance and an interview on Sirius XM’s ‘The Joint’ with host Pat McKay. His debut live performance at Le Poisson Rounge in Manhattan, New York will take place on Tuesday, March 13 with special guest singer Richie Stephens. 

“I am extremely excited about my debut performance in New York, home to the largest Jamaican population in the Diaspora. Any opportunity I get to perform for my Caribbean fans is an opportunity I cherish” the German sinjay noted. 

Gentleman’s North and South American tour is in support of his VP Records album titled Diversity that was released in February. The international version of the album already sold Gold (more than 100,000 units) and charted at #1 in Germany as well as #2 in Switzerland and Austria and is the follow-up to his Europe platinum-selling record Confidence.

On Diversity, Gentleman stays true to his first musical love – roots reggae - teaming up with top Jamaican recording artist Tanya Stephens; the late Studio One veteran and dancehall pioneer Sugar Minott; Christopher and producers Don Corleon, Red Roze, Shane Brown, Xterminator and Firehouse Crew.

Gentleman, the son of a Lutheran pastor was drawn to reggae’s revolutionary spirit and truth-seeking lyrics ever since he was introduced to the island’s sounds. He has since had a string of solo hits and platinum-selling records in Europe. He won Best National Artist five times for three different award shows (Echo Award 2003 & 2005, Comet Award 2005, 1Live Radio Award 2004 & 2005) and has been nominated twice for Best Reggae Artist (Martin 2004 Awards and Reggae and Soca Awards). He has collaborated with artists ranging from pop superstars Pink and Destiny’s Child to reggae legends Michael Franti & Spearhead and Barrington Levy.

Last summer he teamed with Richie Stephens on the tribute single “Live Your Life” which topped reggae charts in Florida and Jamaica and was voted “Song of the Year 2011″ in New York by Irie Jam Radio. Their follow up single/video ‘Warrior,’ has already started to make inroads on the play list of stations across the globe.

Earlier this year, Gentleman delivered a riveting live rendition of “Live Your Life” at the 16th annual Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival, where he was a special invited guest of Stephens. Their performance was hailed as one of the highlights of the festival. 

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Reggae artist Jiimmy Cliff to play free Brooklyn concert

 Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff will perform a free concert in Prospect Park to kick off this year’s Celebrate Brooklyn! concert series, organizers said Tuesday.

The 63-year-old Jamaican star is known for hits like “You Can Get It If You Really Want,” “Many Rivers to Cross,” and “The Harder They Come,” which helped make reggae mainstream.

“He’s been on our wish list for a long time,” said Jack Walsh, director of performing arts for BRIC Arts Media Brooklyn, which puts on the series. “I think in particular he really resonates in Brooklyn across all tupes of audiences. Obviously in Brooklyn we have a large Jamaican community that he’ll be instantly recognizable to.

“In his later years he’s become a fastastic crossover artist, and we think that really resonates well for all of Brooklyn,” he said.

Cliff will perform on June 5 at 8 p.m. at the Prospect Park Bandshell. The rest of the Celebrate Brooklyn! line up will be rolled out in the coming weeks.

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Video: Dudus “Touch The Road” Ft. Hyah Slyce – Live Performance

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#MMG Artist Young Dudus & Reggae Artist Hyah Slyce Performing New! Hit Single “Touch The Road” Prod by Kareem Ashad Live in NYC (HD)

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Video: Jah Cure visits Paris

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DUANE STEPHENSON NOW ON U.S. TOUR WITH THE WAILERS

Duane Stephenson is currently on his fourth tour outing with reggae’s legendary group The Wailers.  Recent tours throughout South America and the U.S. have garnered a positive response with sold-out performances for this compelling songwriter and versatile singer.  Performing songs from his September 2010 VP Records release, BLACK GOLD, as well as songs from his debut album, From August Town (2007), Duane explains that he is “meeting many fans for the first time and these fans are a bit out of the scope of the traditional reggae market, working with The Wailers, and the support has been great so far.”

Duane Stephenson, The Wailers on the Uprising Tour
with Tomorrow’s Bad Seeds

1/31/11  Three20South – Breckenridge, Colorado  show time: 11:15
2/1/11    Agave -  Avon, Colorado  show time: 11:15
2/3/11    Bourbon Theatre  – Lincoln, Nebraska   show time: 10:00
2/4/11    First Avenue – Minneapolis, Minnesota  show time: 11:00
2/5/11    Blue Moose – Iowa City, Iowa  show time: 8:00
2/8/11    Majestic Theatre – Madison, Wisconsin  show time: 10:30
2/9/11    The Ark – Ann Arbor, Michigan  show time: 8:45
2/10/11   Bluebird – Bloomington, Indiana   show time: 9:00
2/11/11   The Rave at Eagles Auditorium -  Milwaukee, Wisconsin  show time: 10:00
2/12/11   House of Blues – Chicago, Illinois  show time: 10:00
2/13/11   The Kent Stage – Kent, Ohio  show time 10:00
2/16/11   Pickle Barrel Nightclub – Killington, Vermont  show time  11:00
2/16/11   Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center  – Stowe, Vermont   show time: 8:45
2/18/11   Festival Montreal En Lumiere – Montreal, Quebec   show time: 9:00
2/19/11   The Music Hall – Portsmouth, New Hampshire  show time: 8:45
2/20/11   Tarrytown Music Hall – Tarrytown, New York  show time:  7:45
4/2/11     Lake Worth Reggae Festival – Lake Worth, Florida  show time: 8:00
4/10/11   Steamboat Springs Ski Area – Steamboat Springs, Colorado show time: 3:00
5/20/11   Chesapeake Jubilee Festival, Main Stage – Chesapeake, Virginia
show time:  7:00

Duane’s introduction to The Wailers was through their work with the United Nations World Food Program (WFP). He was invited to write a song “A Step for Mankind” to support the WFP.  Duane is currently working on a new song, of which the proceeds will benefit the WFP’s largest global operation in Sudan.

In October 2010, Duane was invited by the WFP to honor of Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, at the The George McGovern Leadership Award Ceremony as part of his work to spread the message of the need for more action in addressing the issue of world hunger.

As for the scope of his contribution as a reggae artist and humanitarian, he explains:“What I am doing is part of a larger mandate.  The more you can do to make the world a better place for everybody, it is really a pleasure to do the little bit that I am actually doing, the feeling is great.  It is something worthwhile as there are not many of these opportunities left.”

Don’t miss Duane Stephenson while he is on tour throughout February and 2011!

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The Chance welcomes Reggae Artist Tarrus Riley

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The Chance welcomes Reggae artist Tarrus Riley featuring Duane Stephenson, Dean Frasier, Lazah Current and The Big TakeOver Band!

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Kymani Marleys remembers dad in new autobiography

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Grammy-nominated reggae artist Ky-Mani Marley — son of musical and social icon Bob Marley — launches a surprising 16-city book tour for his autobiography Thursday in Miami.

Earlier this year, Marley distanced himself from the book, accusing the publisher, Farrah Gray Publishing, of distorting his story and even threatened a lawsuit.

Dear Dad: Where’s the Family In Our Family, Today? chronicles Marley’s life: born from an extramarital affair, he was raised by a single mother in a grindingly poor Miami neighborhood without financial support from the Marley family after his father died. He later turned to peddling drugs before before launching a successful music career.

The first copies of the book, released Feb. 6 to mark what would have been Bob Marley’s 65th birthday, included a teaser on the bottom of the cover reading The Story The Marley Family Apparently Doesn’t Want You To Know.

Ky-Mani and Gray have since made amends and the teaser was removed. The book is now called Dear Dad. “I stand behind the content of my book Dear Dad 100 percent,” Marley said in a statement. “My story is `my story’ and I don’t deny who I am or my experiences. My issue was with the subtitle only.”

Marley appears at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, at Barnes & Noble in Kendall Village West, 12405 N. Kendall Dr. The singer will read passages, sign books and perform his single, Dear Dad. This event is free to the public.

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Grammy-nominated reggae artist Ky-Mani Marley — son of musical and social icon Bob Marley — launches a surprising 16-city book tour for his autobiography Thursday in Miami.

Earlier this

year, Marley distanced himself from the book, accusing the publisher, Farrah Gray Publishing, of distorting his story and even threatened a lawsuit.

Dear Dad: Where’s the Family In Our Family, Today? chronicles Marley’s life: born from an extramarital affair, he was raised by a single mother in a grindingly poor Miami neighborhood without financial support from the Marley family after his father died. He later turned to peddling drugs before before launching a successful music career.

The first copies of the book, released Feb. 6 to mark what would have been Bob Marley’s 65th birthday, included a teaser on the bottom of the cover reading The Story The Marley Family Apparently Doesn’t Want You To Know.

Ky-Mani and Gray have since made amends and the teaser was removed. The book is now called Dear Dad. “I stand behind the content of my book Dear Dad 100 percent,” Marley said in a statement. “My story is `my story’ and I don’t deny who I am or my experiences. My issue was with the subtitle only.”

Marley appears at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, at Barnes & Noble in Kendall Village West, 12405 N. Kendall Dr. The singer will read passages, sign books and perform his single, Dear Dad. This event is free to the public.

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Another man charged along with Ninja Man

A fourth suspect has been charged by Members of the Major Investigation Task Force in connection with the March murder of Ricardo Johnson, in Olympic Gardens, Kingston. The suspect, Seymour Samuels, joins dance hall artiste Desmond “Ninja Man” Ballentine, his son and another man charged for the 20-year old’s murder.

Mr. Samuels, who was charged last week, was remanded until June 1, when he appeared in the Half-Way-Tree Criminal Court on Tuesday.
Investigators say Mr. Samuels was recently captured during a police manhunt. Mr. Johnson was shot dead along Marl Road on March 16 when persons traveling in a motor car opened fire at a man.

The bullets missed the intended target and struck Mr. Johnson who was standing on the road. Ninja Man and his son Janiel were later fingered as the gunmen. The artiste surrendered to the police a few days later, while his 20-year old son and another suspect, Clayton Dennis, were captured in St Ann in April.

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