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Damian Marley’s Reggae Cruise ‘Welcome to Jamrock’ Sells Out Nearly a Year in Advance

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Less than a month after its lineup of top tier Jamaican acts was announced on his Facebook page, Damian Marley’s inaugural Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise has sold out all of the 2,300 available cabins aboard the Norwegian Pearl cruise liner, Damian told Billboard.biz in an exclusive interview.

So named for Damian’s 2006 Best Reggae Album Grammy Award-winning “Welcome to Jamrock” (Universal Motown/Tuff Gong), which peaked at no. 7 on the Top 200, and its blockbuster title track which reached no. 55 on the Hot 100, the Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise will sail from Miami to Jamaica, October 20-25, 2014, docking for daytime excursions and beach parties in the island’s resort towns, Montego Bay and Ocho Rios.

The enthusiastic, globe-spanning response to the cruise — cabins were purchased by reggae fans from Asia, Australia, Europe, the Caribbean and the Americas — signifies reggae’s broad-based, continual appeal, despite the genre’s persistently modest sales. “Reggae doesn’t traditionally move a lot of numbers but it is loved the world over and this cruise is a testament to that; we haven’t done any marketing except announcing the lineup in late September, and it sold out,” Damian told Billboard.biz on the phone from his Miami studio.

The lineup features Damian and his older brothers Stephen and Julian Marley; dancehall superstars Sean Paul and Shaggy, contemporary roots singers Tarrus Riley, Jah Cure, and Etana; sing-jay Busy Signal, Jamaican-American sibling band Morgan Heritage and the roster of acts from the Marley family’s Ghetto Youths International imprint: Wayne Marshall, Black-Am-I, Christopher Ellis (son of Jamaican rock steady legend, the late Alton Ellis) and Stephen’s son, Jo Mersa Marley. Also on board will be renowned UK selector Sir David Rodigan and three veteran reggae sound systems Jamaica’s Stone Love and Renaissance Disco and Japan’s Mighty Crown.

The proliferation of successful American and internationally based reggae acts over the past few years and their dominance on the Reggae Album chart prompted Damian to choose acts coming from the music’s birthplace for the inaugural Jamrock cruise, which will be an annual event. “Reggae’s root is Jamaica, and it seems that the world is losing a bit of that history so we were very strict in having most of the lineup for the first cruise be of Jamaican heritage,” Damian stated.

“We are very excited to have a reggae success story and another platform to present artists that we think so highly of,” added Damian’s manager Dan Dalton of Red Light Management. “There has never been a fully chartered cruise ship devoted to reggae so this will be like a festival with sound systems playing, a rock steady lounge or dub lounge, an 80s dancehall club, a multifaceted Jamaican musical experience.”

 

Marley and Dalton envisioned the Welcome to Jamrock Reggae cruise several years ago and shared their concept with Brian Edelman of William Morris Endeavor (WME), longstanding booking agent for Damian and Stephen Marley; Mike Rosenfeld, head of WME’s newly developed Cruise Division was also recruited to help spearhead the project. Noting the success that genres such as country and jazz have had with theme cruises in recent years, the team believed chartering a ship and taking reggae to the Caribbean Sea would be an easy sell, but they encountered many challenges in securing financial backing. “We were repeatedly told that the typical reggae fan doesn’t have enough disposable income to afford a cruise and that reggae events don’t sell out tickets in advance and because a lot more goes into chartering a cruise ship instead of renting out a club or an amphitheater, it’s more expensive and a greater risk,” Edelman explained.

“There are tiers of pricing depending on the view, the level of the cabin on the ship, interior or balcony, the number of people who will stay in the cabin and because there are so many variables, cruise promoters like Flying Dutchman have the proprietary software that enables them to easily ticket the passenger, which cuts through another layer of complexity like buying a ticket through Ticketmaster,” offered Rosenfeld. Rosenfeld has put hundreds of acts on cruise ships and says the Jamrock cruise is among the fastest-selling he has seen. “We just had the third annual Backstreet Boys cruise, which sold out in about the same amount of time and a year in advance, but the Jamrock cruise sold out after just a few posts on Facebook. The vast majority of the world doesn’t know this cruise exists because no traditional marketing or advertising was done, so we have barely scratched the surface of the potential for this market.”

According to Edelman 48% of the cabins sold were purchased by reggae fans from outside North America, representing 40 countries, with an age range evenly split among 25-50 years old. 170 people are on the waiting list should cabins become available for the 2014 cruise, and over 200 are on the waiting list for the 2015 cruise, the dates for which have not yet been announced. “I work in the live side of the business, I have been to events all over the world and this is the most globally diverse event I have ever been a part of,” Edelman acknowledged.

“We are also trying to get a few promoters to come on board, to draw attention to reggae from a business perspective, to open people up to taking more risks with our music,” Damian acknowledged. “The cruise will provide great exposure for our Ghetto Youths acts, but it is a broader mission to give exposure to the genre and show there is more that we can do to get the music out there besides putting out records.”

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Interview: Tessanne Chin-First Interview After The Voice/ September 28 2013

VCE_204Interview: Tessanne Chin-First Interview After The Voice/ September 28 2013

Growing up on the island of Jamaica with musical parents, Tessanne knew she always wanted to be a musician. For three years, she sang backup for reggae legend Jimmy Cliff, but eventually broke out as a solo artist in Jamaica. Tessanne has not been able to make any waves in the U.S., but she’s hoping that The Voice will take her global. Follow Tessanne on Twitter at @Tessanne

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Lady Saw calls out Snoop Lion

Lady Saw vs Snoop LionOne of Dancehall’s greats has become wary of the musical path taken by Snoop Lion (formerly Snoop Doggas Lady Saw recently took the popular American musician to task for his venturing into Reggae music.

In a recent interview, the ‘Queen of Dancehall’ voiced her disapproval of Snoop’s dabbling into the Reggae market. When speaking following her performance at Usain Bolt’s Tracks and Records in late July, Lady Saw spoke about the implications for Jamaican Reggae artists who strive to achieve chart and commercial success internationally with overseas acts such as Snoop Lion infiltrating the market.

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OMI completing soon to be released debut album

OMI Fast rising Jamaican musician, OMI is set to capitalize on his strong run of form in the immediate future as he is putting the finishing touches on his debut album which will be unveiled soon.

The album comes on the heels of several hit singles for the young singer since emerging on the local scene in 2012, including Cheerleader, Fireworks and My Old Lady.

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Largeup.com: Eddie Murphy goes reggae with Snoop Lion

words by Jesse Sewer

The last time we heard Eddie Murphy sing reggae, he was instructing the members of a VFW Hall to “kill all the white people,” in one of the most memorable skits from his run at SNL. More than three decades later, we’re still laughing at that one.

Well we’re laughing again, but this time not for the same reasons. Reviving a spotty music career that includes“Party All the Time” with Rick James, a not-exactly reggae link-up with Shabba Ranks, and the super-colossal clash of the titans that no one seems to remember, “What’s Up With You” with Michael Jackson, the one-time funniest man in the world has just turned up in a mysterious new music video that’s got us going, “Woy!”

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Boss Minion poised to dominate the airwaves

Boss MinionBoss Minion is poised to take the mantle of the “good ole days of Reggae” and is now ready than ever before to create waves on the music scene. Under the guidance of Tymin Entertainment, the recording artiste is intent on making an indelible mark as a renowned reggae artiste while engaging fans in Jamaica and around the world.

With his latest tracks, Dope Is No Game and Fed Treatment enjoying rotations on the FM radio, the humble Trelawny native is ready to prove that, he can be a force to be reckoned with in the industry.

“I have my own signature style, my music speaks reality, the truth. It also reflects my youth, where I used to listen to Bob Marley, Papa San, Brigadier Jerry and Yellowman, I am about to take the world back  to the good days of Reggae.” said Boss Minion.

Fresh from his performance at the Police Youth Club which was held May 4th in Spanish Town, Boss Minion left patrons on a musical high, yearning for an encore.

According to Tymin Entertainment manager John Tyson, “Boss Minion has a unique sound, which is a signature of his, so once fans hear his voice, they will definitely know his songs after that one time.”

As the artiste continues to gain a steady momentum on the playlists of many radio stations with tracks such as Gwen, Babylon vs. Rudeboy, Fed Treatment, he is now without a doubt, ready to release hits to add to his musical belt as he works up a sweat in studio.

“Fans can download my songs on iTunes, also the single Gwen speaks to my versatility as an artiste, it’s  a fusion of Jazz and R&B”  shared the artiste.

Meanwhile patrons will also get a chance to experience Boss Minion’s performance up close, at The Sperlina Man show at Bob Marley beach, St. Thomas which features Chronixx, amongst other major acts.

Boss Minion wants to assure fans that, he will continue to make good music, which at times can be considered as thought provoking or entertaining, or both, but this passionate and frank artiste is keen more than ever on building a strong and consistent presence in the music industry

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Update: Best Of The Best Memorial Weekend Concert In Miami!

South Florida’s biggest Memorial Weekend concert, Best Of The Best, returns to Bayfront Park (301 Biscayne Blvd.) on Sunday, May 26th. The long-running Caribbean music, arts and culinary festival will once again bring the top acts in Reggae, Dancehall & Soca to the Miami stage.


Produced by Rockers Island Entertainment, in conjunction with Massive B, the Best Of The Best franchise remains the country’s largest, multicultural, family-oriented festival, consistently welcoming thousands of visitors from urban centers around the United States, including New York, D.C., Atlanta, Houston, as well as from the Caribbean, South America and Europe.


The blockbuster lineup for Best Of The Best 2013 includes Beres Hammond, Freddie McGregor, Beenie Man, Sanchez, Cocoa Tea, Elephant Man, Mad Cobra, Singer J,Mega Banton, Chronixx, Konshens, Patrice Roberts, Lyrikal, Skinny Fabolous, J.W. & Blaze, and The Bahamas Rat Pack. More superstar additions to the lineup will be announced in the coming weeks.


This year, in honor of Military Appreciation Month (May 1 – 31), the promoters of Best Of The Best are offering general admission tickets at a 30% discount to US Military with a valid ID. Special 50% off bonus to the first 300 tickets sold online. Visit: www.BestOfTheBestConcert.com/Military.


On Friday, May 24th, the Official Best Of The Best 2013 Welcome Party will be held at Cafe Iguana Pines (8358 Pines Blvd.) in Pembroke Pines and feature music by Massive B, King Waggy T, D Life, House Arrest and Fergie & Springer. Following the big show on Sunday, all roads lead back to Cafe Iguana Pines for the Official Best Of The Best 2013 After Party featuring champion sounds by Stone Love, Massive B, Poison Dart, Platinum Kids, Encore, Steelie Bashment and more. FREE before 1:00 AM with event flyer!

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“OMI” – New Artist Spotlight

One writer says, “Some men are born great, some achieve greatness, while others had greatness thrust upon them.” In the case of OMI (Omar Samuel Pasley) he was born a great singer! Hailing from Clarendon, Jamaica, OMI is last of the four children of Kenroy and Rachel Pasley. As a child growing up, he sang at every occasion that provided an audience – the church, school concerts or any other community gathering. Much to the delight of his onlookers, OMI would rise to the occasion once he got the opportunity.

OMI idolized his father and nurtured the desire to follow in his footsteps as a visual artist and musician. For him, this was no easy feat to accomplish, as his dad was not only outstanding at painting portraits, but also a great musician known in the industry as Jah Ken. However, before Jah Ken could pass-on all he knew about both vocations, he died of emphysema when OMI was nine years old. His dad’s passing left a vacuum in his world and as young as he was, OMI pledged to use his talents to keep his family anchored together.

He attended the May Pen Primary School, before moving to the Garvey Maceo High School where he started to shine as a true performer among his friends. OMI was captivated by the beats and ‘raw street poetry’ that coloured the hip-hop music genre, so much so, that during class breaks, his peers would take turns providing hip-hop beats while he rapped. His friends were fascinated with the cutting edge lyrics he spit and voiced their approval by drumming on the desks and chairs, while maintaining the rhythm to the lyrics he spun. It was at that moment OMI realized he could effortlessly create catchy melodies. As he grew older and his voice became more distinct, he found singing more to his liking. He enjoyed the latitude it gave him in putting more “soul” and creativity into his compositions.

OMI is the newest young discovery of international talent wizard, Clifton “Specialist” Dillon, who successfully produced and marketed such luminaries as Shabba Ranks, Patra and Italian reggae singer Alborosie. Discovered by Specialist three years ago, OMI is a prolific singer and songwriter inspired by music stars such as Nat King Cole, John Legend and Tanya Stephens. He enjoys reasoning on social, cultural and spiritual issues, from which he elicits material to incorporate into the body of his songs. The timbre of his voice is smooth, bright and compelling. OMI’s fluid vocal delivery and his contemporary songwriting skills will no doubt secure successive hits on both local and international charts. OMI is being groomed in all aspects of the music business under the direction of Kingston, Jamaica based Oufah Media & Production, spearheaded by Specialist, who is also producing his CD. He is currently in the studio laying tracks for his not-yet-titled debut album, of his self-penned songs, for which the intro singles “Standing On All Threes” and “Cheerleader” will be released shortly. Already on the scene is his “Firecracker” song, teasing music fans on YouTube. You are now officially forewarned: Prepare thyself to meet OMI!
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OMI – CHEERLEADER - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_NVUZNsh2E

 

OMI – ALL THREES - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jy18UqKRKcY

 

OMI – FIREWORKS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7Obw9Jo0ag

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Alicia Keys – Girl on fire – Remix (Reggae Livication Records)

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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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Rihanna – Rudeboy – Remix by Reggae Livication Records

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Protoje’s new album reaches top five of U.S. Billboard chart

Highly acclaimed Reggae singer, Protoje is reaping early benefits internationally following the unveiling of his sophomore album, 8 Year Affair.

The compilation, released on February 12, has debuted at number five on the U.S.Billboard Reggae Chart, already surpassing its predecessor. Additionally, he achieved fourth spot on the Billboard-affiliated Next Big Sound chart, which tracks musicians who are statistically poised to achieve future success determined by their impact across socialmusic websites.

8 Year AffairAdditionally, the 8 Year Affair landed at number two on the iTunes Reggae chart in Germany while placing third on the same chart in the United States, only trailing Reggae icon,Bob Marley for the re-mastered and deluxe editions of his classic album, Legend.

The project has also copped top ten positions in countries such as Canada, France, Spain, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Finland and the United Kingdom.

Protoje hosted a much anticipated album launch for 8 Year Affair on the day of its release atTuff Gong International studios in Kingston; opting to play out his 14-track project instead of performing the songs live as he tried to create an old school Dancehall atmosphere.

He is scheduled to perform a live show on Saturday at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, where he will give away copies of his album for just JA$500 each.

The 8 Year Affair features singles such as This Is Not a Marijuana Song and Kingston Be Wise, which talks of the infamous incursion in Tivoli Gardens in 2010. The album also features collaborations with singing sensations, Romain Virgo, Tessanne Chin and Toi as well as production from Lifeline Music as well as Protoje’s cousin and internationally-renowned hitmaker,Don Corleon, who produced 13 of the album’s 14 tracks.

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Luciano blasts young musicians for making degrading content

04e435f6a5c2ddaac841d846eaa1618bThe self-professed ‘Messenger of Reggae,’ Luciano has a big issue with the current state of Jamaican music, taking aim at younger artistes for what he calls the demise of positive lyrical content within Reggae/Dancehall music.

Speaking with Bermudan newspaper, The Royal Gazette earlier this week, the veteran singer chastised emerging acts for pushing messages of degradation to the public, disrespecting women and their culture in the process.

“These youth nowadays would sing any garbage. They don’t weigh their words and that’s not right,” Luciano said. “When yuh listen to Dennis Brown and Bob Marley, yuh don’t hear these great pioneers cursing and demoralizing women.”

He says this is only part of the ongoing downfall with Jamaican society, proclaiming there is a precipitous decline in morality and standards.

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Snoop Lion documentary, ‘Reincarnated’ to hit theatres worldwide this March

Reincarnated movie poster 5.inddReincarnated, the much anticipated documentary by Snoop Lion will finally make its way to theatres March 15th.

New York based magazine/multimedia outlet and producers for Reincarnated, VICE made the announcement regarding the movie’s release date on Thursday. Reincarnated can be viewed across a number of select American theatres, including New York’s Sunshine Cinemas, Laemmle Monica and City Walk (Los Angeles), Opera Plaza (San Francisco), Century (Chicago), Midtown Art Cinema (Atlanta) and O Cinema. The film will also debut across theatres in the United Kingdom on March 22. No announcement was made regarding if and when the movie will make its way to Jamaican theatres.

Snoopadelic Films in collaboration with VICE Films shot the long-awaited feature film last year during Snoop’s trip to Jamaica. It recalls the captivating and somewhat eccentric journey of an artiste who went from a gangster rap icon into a Reggae crooner while trying to understand the nuances of the island’s culture, music and people.

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LargeUp TV: Snoop Lion on Bunny Wailer

Snoop discusses his relationship with reggae legend Bunny Wailer in an exclusive interview with LargeUp TV.

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Rastas denounce Snoop Lion’s use of their culture

Snoop-Dogg-TransformationSnoop Lion’s recent transformation from hardcore rap to Reggae has surprised and even amused many music fans locally and overseas. However, some prominent Rastafarians are far from enthused about the entertainer’s new persona.

Legendary Reggae singer, Bunny Wailer has called out the artiste formerly known as Snoop Dogg, claiming he has been using his ‘Lion’ moniker to profit off Rastafarian culture. Wailer and the Ethio-Africa Diaspora Union Millenium Council issued a seven page letter to Snoop Lion on Wednesday outlining their grievances with the artiste.

Wailer told TMZ of his belief that Snoop Lion is only using the Rastafarian moniker to sell records and his Reincarnated movie while insisting the converted Reggae crooner has failed to meet the “contractual, moral and verbal commitments” of being a Rasta.

According to Wailer, Snoop has engaged in ‘outright fraudulent use of Rastafari Community’s personalities and symbolism” — and has failed to meet “contractual, moral and verbal commitments.’

The Council also questioned Snoop’s motives for making the switch, demanding he drop the ‘Lion’ off his name immediately. “Smoking weed and loving Bob Marley and Reggae music is not what defines the Rastafari indigenous Culture!” they said in their statement.

Snoop Lion, who has traveled to Jamaica on several occasions over the last year, has yet to respond to these accusations. In a recent television interview, Snoop explained he was given the ‘Lion’ name by a group of Rastafarians he visited during his trip to Jamaica last February, signaling his maturity as a man.

The California-born entertainer returned to the island earlier this month as he shot the official video for his single, Lighters Up, featuring prominent Dancehall artistes, Popcaan and Mavado. He is also promoting the new web series, Noisey Jamaica, a 10-part web series exploring the nuances of Dancehall music and culture which debuted on Tuesday.

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Year in Review: The Best of Dancehall and Reggae in 2012

It seems like just yesterday the year started, but 2012 is already coming to a close; marking a year within Dancehall and Reggae music that showcased its share of pacesetters during Jamaica’s 50th year of Independence.

Fitting that in a year where Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Frazer-Pryce re-defined the realms of speed in London, there were a number of fast-rising stars who proved consistently that no finish line is in sight regarding their promising careers. This year proved that there may be a future for our core genres after despite two of their proverbial kings, Buju Banton and Vybz Kartel serving different forms of penance behind bars. With that said, here are my picks for the Best of 2012 in Dancehall & Reggae music.

Best Reggae Artiste – Romain Virgo: Firstly, let me say it’s quite pleasing to know the presence of Reggae, the musical art form that made Jamaica a household name, has finally re-stamped its authority on the local scene. A borage of all-Reggae projects like Busy Signal’s Reggae Music Again and Delly Ranx’s The Next Chapter help Jamaica to regain some of its true identity during our most crucial year as an independent island. However, one artiste and album conquered all.

Virgo became an instant sensation when he conquered Digicel Rising Stars in 2007. Five years later, his star has shone amongst the brightest in the industry, primarily through his latest compilation, The System. Giving us hits like I Know Better, Rich in Love and The System, the album embodied the true essence of Reggae. His performance savvy and range have vastly improved year by year, proving why he is Reggae music’s next international superstar.

Comeback Artiste(s) of the Year – Cham/Da’Ville: After scoring a major hit with Stronger (feat. Bounty Killer and Mykal Rose), Cham seemingly disappeared into the abyss for a little while. However, 2012 proved that Cham has not only refused to desert from the scene, he has an oasis of hits left in the tank.

Wine, Back Way and Tun Up were just three of the hits Cham scored in a remarkable year for the highly acclaimed superstar. His lyrical ingenuity reached new levels and while ascending up the musical stratosphere, he brought his wife and upcoming singer, Ophelia ‘O’ Beckett along for the ride.

Da’Ville endured a rollercoaster ride off-stage as he attempted to re-charge his batteries musically. Those batteries were fully charged as the Reggae fusion singer returned with a bang this year through his critically-endorsed album, Krazy Love. Hits like Woman, This Love and You Got Di Ting once again made Da’Ville a force to be reckoned within the industry and offered a more savvy side to this wise veteran of the industry.

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Sly and Robbie help emerging artiste to show ‘Survivalist’ skills with new song

Following the recent announcement of a Grammy nomination for Best Reggae Album, prominent Jamaican producers, Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare are mixing their creative juices once more to help prop up a promising new Reggae act.

Sly and Robbie have produced a large catalogue of hits and one of their latest projects adds to their esteemed résumé as they’ve teamed up with promising Reggae singer, Survivalist. Dubbed as The Anointed One and Da’ Living Survivor, Survivalist has scored with his new single, Give The Youth Dem a Income.

The conscious track tackles the ever-growing issue of unemployment within Jamaican society and calls for the government and potential employers to offer young people chances to make positive and constructive changes to their communities. As the song’s chorus preaches, “Give The Youths dem a income, you will see a better outcome.”

Survivalist’s plea for a better tomorrow for our future is evident throughout Give The Youth Dem a Income, as he sings to the suffering young people throughout inner cities and across Jamaica go through as they struggle to make ends meet for their families, “When I see unemployment, no enjoyment, pure frustration, mi feel so torment. Nuff excitement over one indictment, jus’ another day filled with disappointment.”

The promising singer continues to express his hope that young people are afforded opportunities that deviate them from negative influences., singing, “Mi seh we got to come up with an I.D.E.A, Drugs is not my cup of T.E.A, I doe wah be caught by no D.E.A, cause too much youths a tun up M.I.A.”

These four minutes of inspiring messages and clever wordplay covers an unlimited time of frustration expressed at the system and its efforts to create employment opportunities across the board. To make Survivalist’s efforts heard, Sly and Robbie ensured the drums and bass were played to perfection while the sweet voice of Buju Banton’s sister, Adena Myrie offer scintillating background vocals to further emphasize his points.

Survivalist’s song is already a chart-topping hit and extends the long list of successes attained by his label, Super Power Records, which produced legendary acts such as Shabba Ranks, Super Cat and Admiral Bailey.

Give The Youth Dem a Income can be heard on Survivalist’s official Reverbnation page as well as Super Power Records’ official MySpace page. It’s worth a listen and a replay.

Check out Give The Youth Dem a Income oon Survivalist’s official Reverbnation page: http://www.reverbnation.com/KingSurvivalist

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Jah Cure reaps early success from ‘World Cry,’ already working on new album

Internationally acclaimed Reggae singer, Jah Cure has finally dropped his heavily anticipated album, World Cry.

Marking the entertainer’s sixth solo album to date, Jah Cure insists that World Cry I his greatest work yet. The compilation, released digitally on iTunes and Amazon.com on Tuesday, features a number of prominent American musicians, including Rick Ross andJasmine Sullivan as well as late, great rap superstar, Tupac Shakur for the single, All By Myself.

In an interview with the Jamaica Gleaner, Jah Cure spoke glowingly of his latest project.

“This is one of the biggest albums released from a Jamaican artiste. This is the hardest I’ve worked on an album cause I always want my work to be better than the last and I always want it to be top-notch,” he said.

Jah Cure admitted the process behind making World Cry was strenuous. But the prominent entertainer stresses that this album is worth the wait.

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New Artist Spotlight : Snapshot Camp

The Snapshot Camp project bore in the January of 2012 from the mind of four boys(Buzzoman(1989), Cescojam(1988), Reze(1989), Sweetfiyah(1989) and one girl(Lety(1990). Their passion for the world of reggae and dancehall born a long time before, when they they were 14 or 15 fifteen years old, when in their town(Campobasso), there were the first reggae and dancehall events, thanks to some sound system of the town, especially Almighty Squad & Good Vybez. In the beginning it was just a like a game, a hobby, both for the lyrics level and for the recording level. In the 2012 they took the decision to plan a serious project, and the first step was to built a own studio, where they could meet and take care of their tunes properly.

The “Camp” distinguish for his faculty of pass from a reggae rhythm to a dancehall beat, alongside with a hip-hop flavour. The quality of the stuff is the most important thing for all the members of the crew, and they give special attention to the flow and the lyrics of their tracks. The five members of Snapshot Camp sing together or in combination of two-three, but there are single tracks too, because one of basic principels of the Camp is the freedom of every member to take part in all projects that could be made. Their topics range from the party song to the deepest conscious things, passing through the ragga themes.

They already worked with international labels, like Hypeyawdz Prod. (from Brooklyn), Hypemasters Entertainment(Kenya), Machete Records(Jam/England), Locksmith Records(New York), Upper class Records(Jam), La Familia West(Jam), Munshynz Records(Malawi), J’Island Records(Jam)and we voiced on their riddims. Also they made dub-plates for nuff italian and international sounds ( Pushman, Shanty Crew, Sun Empire Sound, Frisco Sound,TnT Sound, Good Vybez, Lsc Gangsta Sound, Raging Dawgs, Southboyz Sound, Irregular Beat Sound, TurboForce Sound(from USA), T-Works Sound(from Japan)) & drops for radios.

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Da’Ville savors selection for Grammy Award shortlist

Internationally-renowned Jamaican entertainer, Da’Ville is basking in musical glory once more as he cherishes being selected on a provisional list for music’s highest honor.

On November 11, the Reggae/Pop superstar was named as one of 50 artistes on a shortlist for the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album. Da’Ville’s third studio album, Krazy Love was deemed worth of mention for the award, culminating what has been a successful return to the spotlight for the smooth-sounding entertainer.

According to the Fashozy Records recording artistehe is humbled by the Recording Academy’s consideration of his album as it shows that his years of hard work have finally paid off in a big way.

It’s definitely a great feeling, it shows that my music and work is being recognized and for that I give thanks” he said.

After taking a break from the industry to recharge his batteries, Da’Ville released Krazy Love in July, to rave reviews locally and internationally. Passionate efforts like Woman, Took a Break andThis Love reminded fans and industry players of the talent and diversity Da’Ville possesses, helping Krazy Love to chart in Jamaica, the United States, Europe and Africa.

For Da’Ville, this Grammy nomination just adds fuel to the fire.

“Sometimes this business make you wanna give up but I’ve always been a motivated individual so this news certainly adds to motivating me a little more,” he said.

Da’Ville’s Krazy Love will square off against efforts fromBusy Signal (Reggae Music Again), Konshens (Mental Maintenance), Vybz Kartel (Pon Di Gaza Mi Sey), Sean Paul (Tomahawk Technique), Mr. Vegas (Sweet Jamaica) and fellow stalwarts who will contest for the final five or six nominations list, to be announced on December 5 in Los Angeles.

Though competition is stiff, Da’Ville believes he has a great chance at taking home the Best Reggae Album Grammy. What would it mean for Da’Ville to take home music’s greatest accolade?

“Honestly, I mean…after putting my life work, time, effort and commitment into my music, to me that would be like a prize fighter winning the coveted world title,” he said “.It would say a lot about the work and talent that I have. People would have to take notice at some point don’t it? I wouldn’t trade that for anything else. It’s a life time experience.”

Though his aspirations are great, Da’Ville won’t allow success to get to his head. The prominent entertainer continues to tour and promote Krazy Love. He’s also expanded his strong catalogue of hits, with joint efforts alongside Bunji Garlin (Touch You) and Charly Black (Never Let You Go) as well as the Inna Mi House Music-produced track, Come Mek We Touch.

“There’s so much going on and so much more to do,” Da’Ville said. “I can never stop making music so always stay tuned to new and exciting things from me.”

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Mp3: Katy Perry – Wide Awake – Niko Star Reggae Remix

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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)
http://youtu.be/1dt3oNwnGvQ

Junior Kelly – Iinterview @ Cabaret Sauvage (Paris)
http://youtu.be/IuPErAGaRBQ

Junior Kelly – Melkweg, Amsterdam
http://youtu.be/FwzUFI6vyIY

Junior Kelly Live at Melkweg Amsterdam (NL)
http://youtu.be/9TGnK3gHfCo

Junior Kelly live @ Club Reigen – Vienna, Austria
http://youtu.be/3laoTMTpkkc

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Video: Mavado – So Gully (Presented by Rocksteady – The Shrine Chicago)

Video: Mavado – So Gully (Presented by Rocksteady – The Shrine Chicago)

Mavado – So Gully, a Superstar Film by Jamaar J presented by Rocksteady captures reggae superstar Mavado live at The Shrine Chicago. In this film you can catch an electrifying performances of hits like “Destiny” “So Special” and his new single “So Suicidal” . He also finds time to sit down and chat with Christina Mighty. In the interview Mavado speaks about what keeps him going in music, his influences and who he is listening to. This was yet another great night at The Shrine.

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Mp3: Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe – Reggae Ska Jon FX Remix

Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe – Reggae_ Ska remix

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Mp3: Maroon 5 -One More Night-Dancehall Reggae Mix

Maroon 5 -One More Night-Dancehall Reggae Mix

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Video: TG MAD RECORDZ meets NE-YO – So Sick (So Reggae Riddim)

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TG MAD RECORDZ presents NE-YO — So Sick (Reggae Instrumental Remix)

Original : NE-YO — So Sick (DEF JAM MUSIC, 2006)
Instrumental : So Reggae Riddim (T-gee aka TG MAD RECORDZ)

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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: So Wet – Vision & Raeshyne feat JonFX – Reggae meets Reggaeton

Mp3: So Wet – Vision & Raeshyne feat JonFX  – Reggae meets Reggaeton

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‘Free Buju’ campaign heading to the White House

If you want to look up a definition for the word ‘loyal’ in the dictionary, a reference to Buju Banton’s fans should appear beside it as they steadfastly refuse to let the embattled Reggae artiste spend more time in prison.

With Buju Banton facing an October 30 sentencing date in Tampa, FL, where he could face five additional years behind bars in relation to his ongoing drug case, fans of the Grammy-winning entertainer have officially launched a campaign to contact the White House in a last gasp attempt to secure his freedom. In an announcement on Monday, organizers of the campaign urged for 50,000 of Buju Banton’s die-hard fans to contact the residence/workplace of U.S President, Barack Obama by any available means (phone, email or letter) before October 30. This in an attempt to cop Buju an immediate release from what they campaign organizers call an ‘unjust incarceration,’ citing entrapment by a U.S. Government informant.

The White House campaign follows a failed appeal filed by Buju Banton this pas summer in which the internationally acclaimed Reggae legend was refused a possible reversal of his initial conviction and subsequent 10-year sentence on drug-related charges in February and June 2011 respectively. A few weeks later, an application by Buju’s legal team for a new trial fell through as, like the failed appeal, it was determined that not only was there enough evidence for his conviction on the drug charges, but that such evidence validated the reinstatement of a gun-related charge which was originally thrown out during the February 2011 ruling.

For more information on this new ‘Free Buju’ campaign, follow the campaign organizers via Twitter: @freebujunow or you can contact the White House directly through the address and/or email below.

The White House

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20500

202-456-1111

[email protected]

 

 

 

 

 

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ALBUM OF DUETS BY RICHIE STEPHENS & GENTLEMAN TO BE RELEASED BY VP RECORDS

Jamaica music ambassador Richie Stephens and multi-platinum German sinjay Gentleman, who both enjoyed tremendous success this year with hit singles “Live Your Life” and “Warrior” have pooled their creative talents on a new album aptly titled “Live Your Life” which will be released next month on the VP Records imprint.

Gentleman, who is currently in Jamaica putting the finishing touches on the new disc was very upbeat about the project. 

“It is nice to see how things have turned out with the album. We have some excellent songs that fans are gonna really enjoy” he said.

“The project came out of a natural vibe between the two of us without being planned. We put a lot of work into the songs and I am very happy with the finished product.” 

The 12 track disc will feature 6 duets including ‘Jah Is Not Sleeping,’ ‘I Found Heaven’ and previous released singles ‘Life your Life’ and ‘Warrior.’ Also to be included on the disc are six solo tracks (three from each artiste) including ”Drift Away’ and ‘Dutty Soul’ from Stephens and Gentleman respectively. 

‘This is probably one of the most sophisticated album I have ever recorded” Stephens bragged. 

“We have a little something for everyone including an old school track that fans are really gonna love. The rest of the album is just as impressive” he said.

Given the good working vibes he has with Gentleman, the decision to do an album of duets was a no brainer Stephens said. 

“Gentleman is the consummate professional and an extremely hard worker. We have a musical connection that brings out the best in us” he gushed.

Gentleman and Stephens’ whirlwind success started in 2011 with their first recording “Live Your Life” which topped reggae charts in New York, Florida, Atlanta and was voted the ‘Best International Song’ at the 2011 Stone Love Awards in Kingston. The video clip for the song also won the award for ‘Best Music Video’ at the 2012 International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) in Chicago this year. The pair have also enjoyed several electrifying performances in Germany, Holland, Portugal, Spain, Italy and Croatia where Stephens was the special guest of Gentleman. Their most memorable performance was before a crowd of 750,000 in Poland, at the biggest festival in the world — Woodstock. This was followed by another stellar performance at the 2012 Jazz & Blues Festival in Trewlany, Jamaica. 

Stephens and Gentleman will give fans a taste of songs from their new album along with other favorites when the perform at the American Friends of Jamaica Ball in Manhattan on Thursday, October 25 and the official album launch slated for Friday, October 26, 2012 at Mingles Cafe in the Bronx. Dub Master Chris, radio host of Irie Jam Radio in NY will be serve as MC for the launch.

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Dancehall USA inks iTunes distribution deal

Internationally acclaimed entertainment website, Dancehall USA seeks to revolutionize the music world with a new distribution deal set to strongly impact one of its most significant outlets.

Dancehall USA recently inked a major deal with a prominent international music distributor who will help Dancehall/Reggae music earn its deserved recognition on the worldwide market while helping singers and deejays responsible for its progress to reap mass benefits from their work. Terms of the deal are undisclosed. Sites such as iTunes, Amazon, Google, You Tube, and Believe Digital (Europe and Asia) are some of the sites where Dancehall/Reggae will be featured.

CEO and founder of Dancehall USA, Nick Walker promises that Jamaican artists will get their just dues as a result of this ground-breaking deal; outlining an exclusive 3-for-1 package that’s certain to benefit local musicians from both money-making and promotional standpoints.

Through Dancehall USA’s deal, not only will artists see their music being distributed through iTunes, Amazon.com and other major networks, but also earn non-stop promotion of their work on Dancehall USA as well as through top affiliates, disc jocks and promoters associated with the landmark website, known as one of music’s most influential and informative brands.

The exclusiveness of this enriching deal comes in the form of a major offer, one so exclusive and top secret that only members and sign-ups via Dancehall USA can receive access to it.

Nick Walker further maintains that this iTunes distribution deal and other online store placement hails as just one of several, strategically planned moves sure to make Dancehall/Reggae music a truly united power player within a globalized and competitive music industry. Without a doubt, this move shows signs of an impending revival amongst Jamaica’s signature genres.

For more information and to sign up, please check out http://itunes.dancehallusa.com

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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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Video: Spechinal – Cuss Me

Spechinal – Cuss Me

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Video: Spechinal – True Love

Spechinal – True Love

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Video: Wiz Khalifa Black and Yellow Cris Cab Reggae Cover

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Snoop Dogg debuts alter-ego, drops first Reggae single

Months after internationally acclaimed rap legend, Snoop Dogg filmed a documentary in Jamaica, the prominent artiste has created an alter ego symbolic of the island’s culture and its most popular genre.

In February, Snoop Dogg visited Jamaica as he shot footage for a documentary focusing on the Rastafari Movement as well as the island’s culture. Additionally, the rap icon reportedly recorded a single at Geejam Studios in Portland for his upcoming album, Reincarnated.

Obviously fond of Jamaican folklore and Reggae music, Snoop Dogg recently created a new moniker, Snoop Lion and has recorded his debut single under the new alter-ego dubbed, La La La. Produced by Major Lazer, La La La showcases an authentic Reggae sound as Snoop attempts to speak Jamaican patois. Meanwhile, popular Reggae singer, Jovi Rockwell features on the track as she provides background vocals.

So far, the reception to Snoop Dogg’s change of style has been positive as fans and even Bob Marley’s son, Rohan Marley offered words of encouragement via Twitter (@snoop_lion) to the prominent entertainer.

This past March, Major Lazer’s Diplo hinted during an interview with MTV.com that he and Snoop Dogg will be working on a Reggae album together.

“What we’re doing is a reggae record. It’s like Snoop Dogg and Major Lazer together. It’s all reggae and he’s singing and he’s doing an awesome job and I never knew it, but he had his heart in every song,” he said.

“We’re going to get back into the production of it next month, and I’m really proud of that record. It’s the first record I’ve ever executive-produced and his crew is amazing.”

Major Lazer has significant experience dabbling in Jamaican music, working with highly regarded Dancehall/Reggae acts such as Vybz Kartel, Busy Signal and Mr. Lexx.

Meanwhile, Snoop Lion will give his first live performance during Caribana 2012 next week Friday in Toronto, Canada.

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Toi & JahVinci Ignite Reggae Sumfest with Surprise Performance

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Reggae Pop sensation, Toi & top dancehall singjay, JahVinci, took the stage at the Aquasol Theme Park in Montego Bay, to entertain the masses at the 2012 Reggae Sumfest Beach Party. This traditional event marks the start of the 20th Anniversary of Reggae Sumfest.

Toi, who began her performing career two years ago in Miami, Fl, has been making steady strides in the music industry. This latest performance shows that she has grown into a confident artist who knows her way around the Stage. With a wealth of musical styles and a powerful expressive voice, Toi laid down a smashing performance.

“I did my thing and it was great, I loved it”, said Toi. “It’s been an amazing experience so far, and theres a lot more to expect from Toi. I want to thank the fans for supporting me and keeping me reaching for more”.

JahVinci, the former Portmore Empire member & singjay, with his Weaving lyrics and flawless flow had the crowd jumping with energy. Since parting with the Portmore empire, he has captivated many dancehall and reggae music lovers with his cultural outreach. Well known for singles such as “Watch Yuh Friends”, “Money”, and “Remedy”, JahVinci delivered solid entertainment.

As Reggae Sumfest moves forward in its 20th year, attendees can look forward to more action, more good music, and non-stop energy. With several major acts ready to grace the stage, one thing is sure, Reggae Sumfest 2012 is off to a real good start.

 

Video coverage of performance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vjhh4od8VvE

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Jamaica 50 NY Festival Hosted By Oliver Samuels Offers Music, Food, Performances and more

With more mature Jamaicans in the New York area having limited access to venues that are more inclusive than musical performances to recognize Jamaica’s 50th, the organizers of the Oliver Samuels Jamaica50 NY Festival have come up with what will be seen as a solution. The idea of this celebration explains Oliver is to put together a show that will blend old and new. To not allow the older generation to feel left out of the celebrations because they are in the USA and to help the younger generation re-connect with our rich history in all areas and not just music. I think with this show we achieved that.

Oliver teams up with actress Andrea DELCITA Wright to bring together an all-star cast for The Oliver Samuels Jamaica50 NY Festival. This is the first time this talented duo will be sharing the same stage.

The event will be held at Roberto Clemente State Park, located at 301 West Tremont Avenue, Bronx NY 10453, on August 4, 2012. Gates open at 11AM until 7PM. Everyone is encouraged to wear their Jamaican colors and of course to be in possession of your flags.
The venue reflects, musical and culture performers, VIP guest speakers, sport figures, and will recognize the contributions of Jamaicans in several areas over the last 50 years.

Some of the participants will include: Trench Town Ska era group-The WAILING SOULS and the MELODIANS, legendary crooner-DOBBY DOBSON, 3x Olympian-DEVON HARRIS, former USA professional basketball player and current assistant coach of the Jamaican women’s basketball team SIMONE EDWARDS, recording Executive ANDREA ANMOUR, the GEORGE WESLEY Band, the winner of California’s Best Male Vocalist competition-FARAJI BRYAN, The performer with the most nominations (6) at the Annual Washington DC Reggae Music Awards-RUTH ANN-BROWN, HUMBLETON, singer LEIGHTON MILLER, HUMBLETON and many more.

Be prepared to hear great renditions of the national anthem, pledge and if you are a fan of Dennis Brown and Bob Marley you will certainly enjoy a special tribute and performance that will honor their legacy.

The program also includes a gospel performance by the male A Capella Gospel group, VOICE and opening remarks and prayer by Rev. Dr. Agorom Dike, Chair: Caribbean Faith Based Leadership Advisory Council.

With successful performances at The Consulate of Jamaica in New York, City Hall, Bronx Borough Hall, The world famous Braata Folk Singers will be showcasing Jamaican folk music and songs. The group utilizes music, dance and drama to deliver a combination of high-energy performances, folk ballads and traditional Jamaican folk songs. If you loved the performances of Ms. Lou then you are in for a special treat from Braata Folk Singers

Award recipients will include Olympian Merlene Ottey – presented with Lifetime Achievement Award and honored as Jamaica’s best athlete in 50 years, former Congresswoman and City Council member Una Clarke – recognized for her years of outstanding service to the Caribbean community (Award presented by Mt. Vernon City Council President Yuhanna Edwards), Oliver Samuels – recognized for his theater contributions, The Wailing Souls and 3x Olympian Devon Harris.

Come out with your family and enjoy, cultural workshops, speakers and performers from Jamaica, great foods, music, entertainment, craft vendors showcasing Jamaican merchandise, loodie and domino contests, traditional Jamaican foods and more, all while re-connecting with Jamaican culture and history.

This event is made possible by sponsors: LIME – formerly Cable & Wireless, PalmTree Marketplace located at – 3717 Boston Road, Bronx NY, EveryTing Jamaica, located at -400 East Gun Hill Road and Dennis Shipping (800) 416-4624.

TO BE A SPONSOR for this event or to purchase tickets call 914-384-9554, or visit the website@,www.Jamaica50Anniversary.com. Ticket holders who purchase 2 more tickets can also have them hand delivered. Call for more information

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Junior Kelly scores # 1 with the hit single “Been There”

After 15 weeks on the Jamaica Music Countdown Top 25 Reggae Singles Chart, singer Junior Kelly has convincingly captured the number one slot with the gripping, reality-laced  single, “Been There“.
Chart-watchers had early predicted  that “Been There” would have enjoyed exciting chart success, noting that there was a strong possibility of it taking over the pole position. Well, it’s ‘Mission Accomplished’. They are now eyeing the song’s progress on the long-running New York Reggae Singles Chart, where it now sits in the number 6 spot and is steadily making upward movements. Kellyhas also dominated the popular Stampede Street Chart, where he has been singled out as ‘Artiste of the Week‘.
On the Broadleaf riddim, produced by Big Bomb Entertainment, “Been There” adds to Junior Kelly’s list of songs which have impacted in a huge way. Among them are the  “Sunshine,” “Boom Draw“, “Hungry Days,” Missing You (with Bar-bee)”, “Receive” and the blockbuster, breakout single, “Love So Nice“, which spent a record 15 weeks at number one.
The single, which was driven by the music video, is currently getting good rotation across the globe and Kelly himself has been busy on the promotional trail, ensuring that “Been There”  forms part of his  live set.
He explained that the initial response to the song was so overwhelming that he did the music video ahead of schedule. The video, which has a simple and effective storyboard, sees Kelly playing the role of a taximan, as he belts out the lyrics to the song.
“I give thanks to all those who worked assiduously to make this single number one. Naturally, it’s a good feeling when fans endorse your music and it gives me the encouragement to continue along this path,” the conscious Rastafarian commented.
Junior Kelly, who has been enjoying a strong season of success, both in Jamaica and overseas, has easily reclaimed his space in the US market after an hiatus. His performance in Brooklyn at the Rose Garden on July 8 was so powerful that he was immediately booked for a second show to be held at the VillageNY on July 22.  Kelly gave a masterful performance at the Bayfront Reggae Festival,Minnesota, last Saturday, alongside Jamaican artistes Ce’cileAnthony B and Gramps Morgan.
Fans will be treated to another side of Junior Kelly on SundayJuly 29, at Weaver High School, Hartford Connecticut. He will be participating in the annual Celebrity Soccer Games, an event which he is quite enthusiastic about.
Junior Kelly has been in the business of making uplifting and empowering reggae music for more than 25 years. Beginning his career during Dancehall’s ‘rude boy’ era in the late ’80s, Kelly’s inspiring messages have always made him a standout artist within Jamaica’s heavily populated entertainment scene.
His breakthrough single “Love So Nice” established him as a bonafide star in 2000. His commanding juxtaposition of precisely timed, deejayed rhymes and melodic singing, coupled with his vivid storytelling abilities, took the song to #1 on the Jamaican charts. The album “Love So Nice“, released in 2001, also spawned the well-received singles which brought him recognition throughout the Caribbean, North America, and Europe.
“Been There” - video link
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4sE-z_R67c

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Video: Jimmy Kimmel – The Dirty Heads – Spread Too Thin

The Dirty Heads perform “Spread Too Thin” on Jimmy Kimmel Live
Video: Jimmy Kimmel – The Dirty Heads – Spread Too Thin

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Payday Music Presents Dancehall Legends Vol 1

If the term legend, is defined “as a non-historical story handed down by tradition from earlier times and popularly accepted” and Dancehall as “a genre of Jamaican popular music, a style of dance-oriented Reggae” than the art form that is known as Dancehall, which lives through Reggae, spins the livelihood tales of Jamaican culture is most definitely a legend.

 

Then infusing with the DJs and Singjays of present, names like Bounty Killer, Buju Banton, Mavado, Vybz Kartel and Sizzla, we create storytellers. Who embed in generations old, new, and yet to come cultural sagas to be enjoyed for years to come creating dancehall legends.

 

On July 10th, Payday Music Group presents “Dancehall Legends Vol 1” a compilation of work by Grammy award winning producer, Austin “Payday” Green spanning over the last 8 yrs.  This audio collection is a showcase of some of dancehall’s greatest artist that Austin has the opportunity to produce for.

 

Austin (better known as “Payday” or “Kevin”) Green started his career in music over 14 years ago. With beginnings at Gargamel Studios, work at England’s Jet Star, as well as all the years in between producing, engineering, crafting and creating, Austin Green has contributed greatly to Reggae music. Most recently Austin and the Payday team release “Play Your Part” the official theme song for HelpJA Children initiative.

 

As “Dancehall Legends” prepares to release, Austin remarks that it was “exciting” going through years of music, choosing selections for the 1st volume, stating, “I’ve produced a lot of good music over the years, I realize my catalogue is growing. I just want to showcase some of the work”. The compilation will have eleven tracks, nine previously released with two exciting new exclusives. Some of the singles featured will be “Informa” Mavado, “Run Dem Mouth” Sizzla, “When Yuh Hold Dem” Vybz Kartel, and “Tek It To The Heights” Capleton.

 

The exclusives tracks; however, come from Bounty Killer and Buju Banton. The two new songs “Dem A Trace” from Bounty Killer and “Pressure Dem” from Buju Banton, are currently un-released and will be available only on “Dancehall Legends”.  As curiosity might strike to why Payday waited to release these singles, Austin offers this response, I don’t like to rush music. When he (Buju) was incarcerated, people tried to rush and put out what music they had, I don’t do music like that, no bandwagon thing.  It just felt like the time is right to release it. As for the Bounty single, it’s a track we revisited during the “Play Your Part” recording. It’s included on the compilation versus a regular release as to not bring “hype” and “questioning” to the song title “Dem A Trace”.

 

With that said, let the stories be told and the legends unfold, as Payday Music presents “Dancehall Legends Vol 1” on July 10. The compilation will be available on all digital outlets.

For the premieres of “Dem A Trace” and “Pressure Dem” and more information follow@PaydayMusic. Visit PaydayMusicGroup.com for a complete musical catalog

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JONFX I VISION I RAESHYNE (Interview) – Fusion between Reggaeton and Dancehall

JONFX I VISION I RAESHYNE (Interview)  – Fusion between Reggaeton and Dancehall

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SOPHIA BROWN SET TO RELEASE “CATCH ME DUBBING” ON JUNE 19TH

Armed with a fresh new mix of her previously released “Catch Me If You Can” studio album, reggae recording artist Sophia Brown will be looking to grab the attention of her fans on June 19th with the official release of her dub and instrumental album entitled “Catch Me Dubbing” on her Music Mecka label distributed by U.S based digital distribution company Zojak Worldwide.

According to Brown “Catch Me Dubbing” was done taking into consideration other music markets across the globe. “I decided earlier this year that when I released my album “Catch Me If You Can” I would also do a dub and instrumental version of it and this is what we are gearing up to drop next week because we recognize that in different parts of the world that is also in demand”.

With “Catch Me If You Can” souring to #55 on the iTunes Top 100 Album Charts Brown said her energy at the moment is centered around promoting the singles “Relationship” and “Poverty”. “Since my song “Tonight Is The Night” went #1 in 9 different countries earlier this year we have been searching for that next official single and we feel “Relationships” which feature Hezron and “Poverty” which features The Messenger Luciano are getting good radio play. A video for “Poverty” is definitely in the pipeline while other tracks such as “Tall & Sexy” and “Mama Africa” have been buzzing internationally”.

With confirmations of a 3 weeks tour of Egypt already on the table Sophia Brown continues to forge ahead in the reggae fraternity.

CHECKOUT SOPHIA BROWN WEBSITE
www.sophiabrownmusic.com

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Rihanna – Where Have You Been (Jr Blender Reggae Remix)


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Rihanna – Where Have You Been (Jr Blender Reggae Remix)

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Mp3: Mindless Behavior – Hello (Producer Jon FX Reggae Remix)

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Mp3: Mindless Behavior – Hello (Producer Jon FX Reggae Remix)

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Video:Alex Clare’s cover of Gyptian’s track ‘Hold Yuh’ – ****

Video:Alex Clare’s cover of Gyptian’s track ‘Hold Yuh’


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