Since his recent successful U.S.A tour, Mikey General has been back in Jamaica working on new music. He has just released a telling single that addresses many of his critics. The song is entitled ‘Humble Calf’ and he did not hold back as he spoke directly to non believers and nay Sayers who never supported him from the beginning.
In the chorus, Mikey says; “Dem use to laugh when dem see we a pass, Dem use to laugh when dem see we a pass, But now dem have to mask, Because we ting tek off, Rastafari bless the Humble Calf.” Listen on YouTube
“Flying High,” depicts the “fight” some may encounter in their quest to be with the one they love. Fly High, nothing conquers true love; and Turbulence has conveyed this message craftily over another smooth rhythm composed by Nicko Rebel for Nicko Rebel Music and played over live by the one and only Dub Akom, out of Europe!
Lady Donna, the CEO/Owner of Osujah Records has just released the official video for her track ‘save a life.’ The song is a collaboration with long time Reggae artist Alpancho. It is featured on the ‘Vybz In The Sun’ Reggae compilation that was recently released by Osujah, and many who have heard the entire compilation states that ‘save a life’ is one of the better songs on the project.
‘Save a life’ deals with the issue of drunk driving and both artists (Lady Donna and Alpancho) pleads with drivers, particularly those driving passenger vehicles, to refrain from drinking while driving. The video, which was directed and shot by Maria Jackson Entertainment in St. Ann, Jamaica, reflects the same message. Persons may watch the video her:
Singer, songwriter Sophia Brown has done many things in her life, but she is especially proud of her latest accomplishment – establishing the Angel of the Hearts Foundation (AHF) (http://www.angelofthehearts.com) to assist less fortunate children in Jamaica. A portion of the proceeds from all her performances will be donated to the foundation.
The Gimme That Good Love singer disclosed that AHF was something she had in her tunnel vision from she was a teenager.
Brown said the AHF will focus on teenage pregnancy, poverty, food, education and sports programs for children, as well as team with the Jamaica Down’s Syndrome Foundation to provide assistance with children’s programs at the institution. Plans are afoot to host an official launch for the foundation.
Brown said her team is looking to carry out her vision in the most effective way, so that children can benefit.
The sultry lover’s rock singer has had a hectic 2015, which started with a scintillating performance at Rebel Salute in Richmond, St Ann. Major gigs on her current US tour included a performance in New York at the sixth annual Linkage Awards, where we she won an ‘Outstanding Achievement In Music Award’. She headlined Sophia Brown In Concert, which took place at the West Indian Social Club in Hartford, Connecticut. She then held fans in a musical trance at the Taste of The Caribbean and Jerk Festival in Hartford, Connecticut, where she shared stage with reggae singer Luciano a few weeks ago. On Saturday, August 15, she performs at the 15th annual Springfield Carnival at Blunt Park in Massachusetts, and then on Sunday, August 16, she will grace the stage at the 29th annual Caribbean Festival at Great Plaza, Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia.
In November, she kicks off the second leg of a 12-city US tour. She then heads to Europe for another tour, which is being organised by her booking agent, Dream Team Entertainment.
Known across North America, as one of the most fair, well organized, and drama free poetry slams, the Toronto International Poetry Slam, will be produced for the final time on Sunday, September 6th.
After taking a break from the event, multi year winner, Jamaal St. John from New York, will return to the city to try to reclaim the title one last time.
The Toronto International Poetry Slam (TIPS) always boasts a stellar cast of poets, and if you are a lover of poetry, there is no event in the city that puts this type of variety and quality on stage.
For the final edition of the show, TIPS will return to where it all started, at the Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas Street West.
$20 advance tickets are on sale now at http://www.dwaynemorgan.ca, and as always, priority seating at the Lula Lounge is reserved for those with dinner reservations.To get the best seats in the house, hit up the Lula Lounge at 416.588.0307
For the past year, Rocksteady ATL, the only roots reggae event held regularly in the entire city of Atlanta, has been celebrated on the first Sunday of each month at Downtown Atlanta’s The Sound Table, located on Edgewood Avenue. Now the festivities will be moving to a bigger venue on a new night – Fridays, the night of the week perhaps most synonymous with going out and having a good time.
The new venue is Studio No 7, at 393 Marietta Street in Atlanta, Georgia 30313. Rocksteady ATL will henceforth be held on the first Friday of each month, with the inaugural show hosted by Red Carpet Shelley at Studio No 7, booked for Friday September 4th, starting at 9pm and ending at 2am. Popular acts Highlanda Sound, DJ Passport, DJ Roots Queen and SuperPEC have already signed on for the event’s re-launch at the new venue.
In its first incarnation, Rocksteady ATL rapidly developed a strong reputation as a unique old-school reggae soiree powered by some of the best reggae roots acts in the South. At the new and bigger venue, guests will continue to enjoy world-class mixology along with critically acclaimed music in the same unique tradition that nightlife enthusiasts simply can’t find at any other spot in the city.
There is a $5 cover charge, with ladies admitted free until 12am. For more information about the bigger and better Rocksteady ATL, contact Kahlil Wonda at 404-552-0492 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jamaican-born Canadian singer Jim Junior Hosang more popularly known as Jim Kelly is intent on making his mark on the local music scene this year. Hailing from Christiana, Manchester but now residing in Ontario, Canada this young Reggae crooner has been dabbling into the local art form since 2009 working in the production sector alongside music stalwarts such as Ward 21 and Mark Pinnock of Natural Bridge; both credited with piloting the careers of Mr. Peppa and Konshens respectively.
During his stint as a producer Jim has worked with a cadre of local talents under his own Board House Music imprint, among them fast rising Dancehaller Kalado whom he eventually signed in 2010 and begun managing his career in a three year partnership. However simply being a producer/manager did not quell his musical desires as he wanted to make an even greater contribution to the industry, hence the quest to become an artiste.
Though not yet a household name Jim expects that will change in the near future with hard work, dedication and given the blessings of being related to Reggae royalty such as the world renowned Jimmy Cliff. A great singer in his own right this burgeoning star has released and commence promoting on his first official single ‘On and On’ featuring Kalado.
Now under the musical tutelage of Triple Dose Productions his management company the dreadlock singer believes they will be able to steer him on the right path to achieving his lifelong dream. Triple Dose Productions is also responsible for the career of Dancehall entertainer Jah Vinci.
Meanwhile, within days of its premier the single ‘On and On’ has been receiving a lot of positive feedback on social media and continues to gain momentum with his growing fan base in Zimbabwe. Jim who departed the island over the weekend following a media stint used the opportunity to shoot an accompanying video for aforementioned, the visuals are slated for release within the weeks ahead.
“What does it do to the psyche of black youth to see the people they love being mass incarcerated or murdered? How do they feel when they see their peers killed by the police and their families receive no justice? These are the questions Jasiri X attempted to explore in his latest video, “The Babies.”
Irish and Chin, the promoters of the show ‘Caribbean crack up,’ featuring Majah Hype & friends, has just announced that the show which was schedule for tomorrow, Sunday August 23, 2015 has been postponed. They are making it clear that all online ticket purchases were refunded via paypal. And persons who purchased tickets at a store, are being asked to return their tickets for a refund.
Pressure Buss Pipe the melodious Reggae singer from St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, who gave us the Reggae classic ‘Love and Affection’ many years ago, is hoping that his latest record connects with Reggae lovers worldwide. The new single entitled ‘Like It Is’ which is on his very own Buss Pipe Records has all the makings of a hit but it of course needs the approval of the masses. Persons may listen the song here: