At a press briefing on Thursday, April 2nd, Jamaica’s Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, announced that he will be extending the country’s border closure for an additional 14 days.
The government initially implemented the order on March 24th with the hopes of slowing the spread of the corona virus. Basically what this means is that no incoming passenger (whether by air or sea) is being allowed to enter the island during the aforementioned period.
On Sunday, April 5th, Agent Sasco will do a 30 minutes performance, which will stream live on both his Instagram and Facebook accounts. It’s scheduled to begin at 5:00 PM (JA time).
As the event is being sponsored by Red Stripe, it will also stream on their social media platforms.
Earlier today, April 3rd, Kabaka Pyramid and Christopher Martin released a new Caribbean-pop collaborative single dubbed “Quarantine.” The track, which was produced by Craig ‘Grizzle’ Higgins, has a laid back lover’s-rock vibe.
It is on the Bebble Rock Music and Ghetto Youths International labels. Click here to stream and download from your favorite music platform.
81 year old American soul music legend, Bill Withers, passed away on March 30th, from heart complications. Withers was best known for his soulful hits: “Lean On Me,” Ain’t No Sunshine” and “Lovely Day.”
The songwriter and musician died in Los Angeles leaving everyone completely heartbroken. Ironically, his song “Lean On Me” has become an anthem for those on the front line of the corona virus pandemic.
Jamaican star Koffee has announced that she will be taking part in the Co-Trilla Quarantine Sessions, which is a three-day online music festival.
It will be streamed from April 10th to 12th via the Co-Trilla YouTube channel. Koffee is scheduled for Friday, April 10th at 6PM EDT.
Several weeks ago Maria Jackson had the opportunity to sit and chat with Trinidadian reggae artist Queen Omega. At the time she had an upcoming Euro tour and was working on her new album.
As we’re all seeing, the global spread of the corona virus is resulting in either the complete cancellation and/or postponement of most projects. That being said, Queen Omega‘s tour is now on hold until further notice, and no official release date has been given for her album.
On a brighter note, we had an informative, entertaining exchange about her journey as a female reggae artist. Please click here to watch, and remember to like, comment and share.
In the midst of all the craziness going on right now Warrior King continues to work. A few days ago he did a live acoustic performance, which was streamed on his social media sites, and now he is gearing up for a major public appearance this weekend.
On Sunday, April 5th, Warrior King will be a guest on the popular entertainment show, Sunday Live. The program can be viewed in real time via YouTube.com/nightlyfix, starting at 1:00 PM (Jamaica time).