Lt. Stitchie To Headline Gospel Concert In The UK On December 19th (@KingStitchie)

00-stitchie uk dec19Lt. Stitchie is confirmed for a major Gospel concert in the UK on Saturday, December 19th, 2015. The event is being hosted by Countryman Entertainment in conjunction with Faith Chapel Ministries. It takes place at Faith Chapel which is located at 198 Bellenden Road, London SE15 4BW. Also featured on the show are TruDevotion (Clif and Marie), IDMC Gospel Choir, Stephanie Greaves and ToyeDtoye, with host Pass Da Mic. Doors will open at 6 P.M. and admission cost is £10. For ticket information, persons may contact Dave P at 07946 175 862, Mr. Percival at 07931 374 418 or Joseph Pitt at 07958 926 321. Tickets are also available online at

Sponsors for the show are UGN 24/7 Jamz and Chrispel Media. Join Lt. Stitchie’s new FaceBook page for additional updates on his UK tour:


00-Knii Lante“Arguably the sweetest voice out of Africa, Knii Lante, the singing doctor from Ghana is creating waves with his musical achievements that include his recent album “True Feelings” and an outstanding performance on Rebel Salute in Jamaica earlier this year.

Knii Lante recently released an amazing cover of “Thinking Out Loud” and he is currently working on an EP for 2016. Both songs, “Thinking Out Loud” and now “Gimme the Roots” are currently gaining traction from Accra to Kingston to London, New York, Nairobi, Lagos and Abidjan.”


00-Braata_Folk_Singers__2_Braata Productions will once again offer New Yorkers an exciting and colorful taste of a traditional Caribbean Christmas at their third annual Ole Time Grand Market Celebration at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center: 153-10 Jamaica Avenue, NY 11432 on Sunday, December 13, 2015. Gates open at 3:30 pm and the concert will begin at 4:00 pm.

Ole Time Grand Market – a daylong festival featuring music, food vendors and numerous activities for children and families, is a long standing Jamaican tradition. However, by including performers and participants from throughout the region, Braata has dramatically expanded the appeal and the audience for the event. This year’s Grand Market concert will feature an eclectic roster of popular acts including the award winning Braata Folk Singers, Todo En Uno Caribeño Parang Band, St. Lucian Cultural Organization, and D’Oro Evolution Dance Ensemble.

The festival will also feature a traditional Jonkanoo Parade and exhibit, patty and bun eating contests, Christmas family portrait taking, face painting, the popular Kiddies Christmas grab bag and health screenings by the Jamaica Nurses Group. Vendors participating in the event will be selling everything from food and craft items to toys and Christmas specialties.

Braata Productions is an arts organization based in New York serving the Caribbean American diaspora. Learn more about Braata Productions on their website:

Will Jamaicans Choose An Increase In Crime And Unemployment, Or Will They Seek Change?

00-andrew n portia cartoon As Jamaica’s general election draws near, many are wondering if the people will vote for more crime and unemployment, or will they vote for change. Before I begin this article it is important that I make it clear that I am not affiliated with either party. I, like you, am just someone who loves the beautiful island of Jamaica and wants what is best for it and its people.

Four years ago after the People’s National Party’s landslide victory, I remember going to get my hair done, and being told by the stylist that things will be much better now that the PNP is in charge. Growing up overseas, I was unfamiliar with Jamaica’s political parties and its political processes. What was very clear to me however, was that every Jamaican was either a laborite (supporter of the Jamaica Labor Party), or a comrade (supporter of the People’s National Party); even those who say they are uncommitted tend to be passionate about one of the two parties. You see, the stylist, much like many Jamaicans, connected with the PNP in an inexplicable way. After paying close attention, I soon realized that the masses were not connecting with the PNP because they are the better party, in fact, most Jamaicans will openly admit that the JLP does a better job at running the country. However, the PNP have mastered the art of poli-tricking. Again, let me state that I am not officially linked with either party and I have never voted in Jamaica, nor can I. That being said, it does not take a genius to read the PNP’s playbook.

From what I have seen, the People’s National Party has managed to remain in power for so many years because they support and encourage lawlessness, poverty and instability. And although some Jamaicans will deny it, the reality is that a lot of us have become accustomed to a lawless hustling way of life. I have spoken with police officers who were very open about being able to hustle money from members of the public when the PNP is in power and getting away with it. The same officers also confessed that when the JLP is in power, if they are caught doing any wrongs they stand a greater chance at being admonished than when the PNP is in power. I have personally been robbed by two police officers in 2013 in Westmorland, and I can recount so many other stories that my friends and colleagues have shared about similar experiences. Additionally, Jamaica’s murder rate has gotten out of control since the People’s National Party came into power a few years ago. It got so bad that at one point the National Minister of Security, Peter Bunting, reportedly said that “the country needs Devine intervention.” This was interpreted as he was unable to do the job which he was elected to do, which is to secure the people of Jamaica.

In the last general election, the PNP’s campaign was all about JEEP (Jamaica Emergency Employment Program). The PNP government swept into power promising Jamaicans jobs, jobs and more jobs. Unfortunately, the JEEP broke down months into the PNP’s term leaving thousands of Jamaicans still out of work and frustrated.

So here we are again, another election is just around the corner and the people of Jamaica get to decide on their security, employment, or lack thereof. Will Jamaicans choose an increase in crime and unemployment or will they seek change?

NEW 2016 SOCA NUBIAAN “CONNECTION” (@nubiaan_salandy)

00-nubiaanNubiaan brings to you his 2016 soca release called “Connection” a soca beat infused with the West African Afrobeat genre. Nubiaan in writing explains the music to be of one influence, From Trinidad to Brazil where the beats used in carnival celebrations are similar because of the west African influence brought to these shores via Slavery.

Nubiaan himself after visiting West africa a few years ago meeting top producers now teams up with Grenadian born producer Wizz Record to document his true experience in sound, Rhythm and Lyrics. The song :’CONNECTION” says it is one beat we dance to, though it differs a bit, it is from one influence but are all ‘connected’ this is “Connection”

JLP Leader Andrew Holness Quotes Popular Vybz Kartel Song (@AndrewHolnessJM)

00-andrew clarksJamaica Labour Party (JLP) Leader Andrew Holness on Wednesday captured the attention of several social media users when he declared his love for Desert Clarks on social media websites Facebook and Twitter.

He declared his love for the boots in a tweet from the Twitter account @AndrewHolnessJM, using a popular Vybz Kartel song.

“A weh yuh get dah new Clarks deh daadi? Clarks is my preferred shoe, the Desert Clarks is particularly comfortable,” he tweeted.

The account, which is reportedly run by ‘Team Prosperity’, tweeted a picture of the former prime minister dusting off a pair of Desert boots from Clarks, to accompany the lyrics.

The account even responded to a follower who asked him if he liked low cut Deserts as well, by saying: “Clean to mi step”.

The account has more than 10,000 followers on Twitter and has been actively involved in his campaign tactics for the soon-to-be-announced general elections.

Meanwhile, the same image was shared on Facebook from the account Hon Andrew Holness.

He went a little further by stating that he has already “walked off” two pairs of the boots around Jamaica.

“New pair ready for the road. Going around Jamaica to deliver the message. Shoes have to be clean,” the post read.

The West Central St Andrew member of Parliament has also been tweeting several images and stories of his campaign activity via the social media platforms and has been interacting with his followers, possibly as an appeal to the uncommitted.

Story by David Wright

Shaggy & Friends Live in concert – Brooklyn, NY (@DiRealShaggy)

00-shaggy-2015After a roaring encore, Sounds of Reggae is back again for Part 2 “Shaggy & Friends” on Sunday, December 13th. Live in concert at Kings Theatre – Brooklyn, NY is Grammy Award Winner, Shaggy aka Mr. Bombastic, Legendary reggae ambassadors Third World, Ky-Mani Marley and special guest Amber Lee.

Produced by Jammins Events, Sounds of Reggae was the first reggae concert to take place in Brooklyn’s own multi-purpose Barclays Center on December 12, 2012. With a sold out show, live performances included; Ali Campbell’s UB40, Maxi Priest, Shaggy, and Beres Hammond.

New Music From Chezidek (@PUPPACHEZIDEK @Jamrockvybz)

00-chezidekRoots Reggae singer Chezidek, who hails from St Ann’s Bay, Jamaica; birthplace of the prophet Marcus Garvey, Burning Spear and other celebrated Jamaicans, has released a new record, “Marijuana, Real Green Gold.” Whether you’re a fan of Chezidek or not, I think we can all agree on one thing: he has one of the most unique voices in Reggae music today. On “Marijuana, Real Green Gold” Chezidek’s versatility shines through.

The song is produced by JamrockVybz Records & MacLes Music Factory Productions, with artwork credits going to JamrockVybz’s graphic artist, Kai Lippok. “Marijuana, Real Green Gold” is a must-have for any reggae lover’s collection. Listen here: 

Raggamuffin Music Festival Confirms Macy Gray, Beenie Man, XZibit & More, For 2016 Line Up (@MacyGraysLife @KingBeenieMan @xzibit)

Macy Gray
Macy Gray

Raggamuffin is Australia’s premier reggae and roots festival and features an unrivalled line-up of top international and local artists.

From new reggae and urban acts to the bona fide legends, the festival has already seen huge artists such as UB40, Mary J Blige, Lauryn Hill, three of Bob Marley’s sons, Ice Cube, Chronixx and Cypress Hill take the stages, alongside Kiwi favourites including Katchafire, House of Shem and Aaradhna.

Going into it’s ninth year, the next Raggamuffin will take place on Saturday 20 February 2016 and includes first announcement headliners such as Macy Gray, Beenie Man, XZibit, Sly & Robbie and more.

Beenie Man
Beenie Man

The one-day festival features 12 hours of music over one jam-packed day, as well as a vibrant village market area and VIP ticketing options. Raggamuffin IX returns to Auckland’s The Trust Arena for the second year running.

Giving back is an important mantra of Raggamuffin, with the festival this year partnering with Raukatauri Music Therapy Trust – an organisation which provides music therapy to special needs children. A portion of all tickets sold will be donated to the cause. For more information visit

Likkle Lightning Opens For Turbulence In Fort Walton Beach, Florida, Tonight (@likklelightning)

00-nov13-lightningLikkle Lightning will be one of the opening acts at the Turbulence concert tonight. The show takes place at Cash’s Mansion Night Club, located at 125 Ferry Road, SE, in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Also on the show are Dane Jah, DJ Triniman Lazzo, DJ Ice and DJ Dollabill.

The event is being presented by Turbulence’s management company, Yard 1 Promote, in collaboration with Cash’s Mansion. Cover charge will be $10.00 before 11:00 P.M. And for more information, persons are being asked to call or text (850) 420-8836