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Admiral Tibet To Headline Rastafest Reggae Festival On Nov. 2nd, 2018 (@RastafestTO)

admiral tibet2018 marks the 25th anniversary of Rastafest Reggae Festival in Toronto, an annual music festival celebrating the national and international initiatives of the Rastafari movement in Canada and Jamaica!

This year’s festival takes place at Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Avenue on Friday, November 2nd, 2018 in recognition of the 88th coronation of H.I.M Emperor Haile Selassie I. Normally staged as an outdoor summer festival Rastafest has rebranded as an indoor family fun, reggae event showcasing different aspects of the Rastafari history, culture and lifestyle.

From 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm there will be ancestral drumming from various Rastafari mansions followed by an international reggae concert featuring Admiral Tibet, Horace Martin, Iley Dread, and Orthodox Issachar.  Also, on the concert are the winners from the Rastafest competition: Empress Divine, Jade Siress, Joyce N’sana, Tony Propfit, Planky, Dan Fiyah Beats and Ras Akkurate.  The band competition winners are: Richie Flo, Freedubstar and BTH.

Donation: Children 12 and under are free; youth – $10:00; online – $15:00 and $20:00 at the door. Part proceeds from the festival will be donated to the Sickkids Foundation: Caribbean Initiatives.

Rastafest is sponsored by Ontario Music Fund, Masani Productions, Snapd, First Friday, Upfront Theatre Foundation, Eglinton TV and Roots Reggae Hub.

For more details visit: www.rastafest.com

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Musiq Soulchild, Tweet & Glenn Lewis Live In London! Oct.5 (@MusiqSoulchild)

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On Friday, October 5th, Three of R&B’s most soothing voices, Musiq Soulchild, Tweet and Glenn Lewis, will be live at Indigo at The O2 (Millennium Way, Peninsula Square) in London, UK. They will be supported by Elisha La’Verne. This is an early event that will start at 7 PM.

For additional information, visit the host Facebook page; Just About Music.

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Janet Jackson To Perform At The Global Citizen Festival (@JanetJackson)

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The Global Citizen Festival will take place at Central Park, Great Lawn in New York City on September 29th, 2018. The lineup includes The Weekend, Janet Jackson, Shawn Mendes, Cardi B, Janelle Monae and John Legend. The hosts for the evening will be Deborra-Lee Furness and Hugh Jackman.

This is a free ticketed event that is produced in partnership with Live Nation. For additional information visit: www.globalcitizen.org

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Mary J. Blige To Perform In Washington, DC On Oct. 6th (@maryjblige)

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The Queen of hip-hop soul, Mary J. Blige, will be performing at Washington, DC’s ESA (Entertainment and Sports Arena) on Saturday, October 6th. Doors will open at 7 PM and the show will begin at 8 PM sharp!

Pre-sale tickets are now available HERE.

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Beres Hammond’s New Album “Never Ending” Will Be Released On October 12th

Beres Hammond picClassic music is timeless, its appeal is never ending. Beres Hammond is an artist with multiple classics to his credit; for more than 30 years his unmistakable voice has given fans moments and memories for a lifetime. With his new album, Never Ending, Beres carries on the grand tradition of a romantic balladeer with sensitivity and swagger.

Never Ending features 14 songs about love and life, done in collaboration with longtime recording studio partners; Willie Lindo, Kirk Ben-nett, Handel Tucker, Errol ‘Flabba’ Carter, Leroy & David Heywood aka “Mafia & Fluxy,” Winston ‘Bopee’ Bowen, Dean Fraser and Robbie Lyn among others. Never Ending presents 21st century classics from the master of romance and reggae.

Never Ending will be released via VP Records on October 12th.

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Calling All Independent Reggae & Dancehall Female Artists (@RasBoomfield @KETCHDIS)

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On Tuesday, Sept. 18th RAS D LIVE, which airs on Ketchdis Radio – with simultaneous streaming via Facebook – will be dedicated to independent female reggae and dancehall artists (promoting clean music only). The program will look at, and highlight some of the challenges women within the industry are facing, and hopefully provide some solutions.

All female artists that would like to be a part of this program should send their music, bio, pics and a brief summary of some their music struggles to Maria Jackson.

EMAIL YOUR INFO TO MARIA JACKSON VIA INFO@MJENT.NET

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New Dancehall Video: Karamanti – Walkout

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Dancehall artist Karamanti has made the subject of religion the central theme in her just released music video, Walkout. Shot approximately two weeks ago in the Seaview Gardens community in Kingston, Jamaica, the visuals show the artist passionately performing her song (which is essentially a conversation with God), while clips of a documentary about Catholic Bishops sexually abusing children, Holy war between Israel and Palestine, and Muslims worshiping are slipped in.

According to Karamanti, “the video was inspired by the recent news of new allegations of additional sexual abuse by elders in the Catholic church.” Committed to using her voice to highlight, and when possible remove wrongs, negativity etc. Karamanti said that she is completely prepared for any unfavorable backlash that the video will bring.

CLICK HERE OR ON THE IMAGE ABOVE TO WATCH THE VIDEO

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Have You Seen Chan Dizzy’s Video For “Careful” (@IamChanDizzy)

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Chan Dizzy continues to promote the video for ‘Careful’ his latest single that has been making steady in-rows on the FM airwaves and social scene. Shot by director 300K, the visual alludes to him cautioning against friends who appear to be sincere yet quietly harbour ill-intent towards you.

Click here or on the image above to watch the video and remember to comment, like and share.

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Protoje’s Tour Dates: Oct. & Nov. 2018 (@Protoje)

protojeBelow are the dates and locations for Protoje’s upcoming Euro Tour. For additional information, persons should visit his official website: http://www.protoje.com

OCT 26, 2018 – FESTIVAL DES LIBERTES – BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
OCT 27, 2018 – BACO REGGAE FESTIVAL – PARIS, FRANCE
NOV 3, 2018 – NALEN – STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
NOV 6, 2018 – PAARD – DEN HAAG, NETHERLANDS
NOV 7, 2018 – MELKWEG – AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
NOV 8, 2018 – KULTURFABRIK – ESCH-SUR-ALZETTE, LUXEMBOURG
NOV 9, 2018 – LES DOCKS – LAUSANNE, CH
NOV 10, 2018 – ROTE FABRIK – ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
NOV 13, 2018 – LISBOA AO VIVO – LISBON, PORTUGAL
NOV 16, 2018 – LES ABATTOIRS – BOURGOIN JALLIEU, FRANCE
NOV 18, 2018 – LA MOBA – BAGNOLS-SUR-CEZE, FRANCE
NOV 20, 2018 – ROCHER DE PALMER – CENON, FRANCE
NOV 22, 2018 – NOUMATROUFF – MULHOUSE, FRANCE
NOV 23, 2018 – LE MÉTAPHONE – OIGNIES, FRANCE
NOV 24, 2018 – FESTIVAL REBEL ESCAPE – TOURNEFEUILLE, FRANCE

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Nesbeth To Release Album On October 26 (@NesbethReggae)

nesbethOver the past few months, Reggae artist Nesbeth has been working expeditiously to complete his debut album titled A.M.E.N.  The acronym which derives from the name of his late wife Ann-Marie Elliott-Nesbeth.

Late last week, the artist decided to wet the appetite of fans via his Instagram account with the unveiling of the official album cover art along with a lyric video and 30-seconds visual trailer for Remove My Enemies, the first single from the upcoming album.

Executively produced by Entertainment Soul and distributed by Zojak Worldwide, A.M.E.N will be available for pre-order on September 28, with the official release date set for October 26 via all major digital platforms.

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Highlanda Sound Does Tribute Mix To Don Carlos (@highlanda @DonCarlosReggae)

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Reggae veteran Don Carlos, who will be on tour in 2019 to support his new album Golden Classics, was just awarded with a tribute mix by Atlanta’s Highlanda Sound. The mix was featured on Highlanda’s popular Reggae Lover Podcast and is episode 113. Though it was uploaded only a few days ago, it’s already been streamed well over 1,000 times. That being said, anyone who appreciates authentic reggae music should treat themselves by checking out this mix. Listen here: https://soundcloud.com/highlanda/113-reggae-lover-don-carlos

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Ruach Ru Confirmed For Wild Life & Friends Concert (@RuachRu)

wildlife ruach mjmagOn Tuesday, November 20th, Jamaican reggae artist Wild Life will be hosting a show dubbed “Wild Life & Friends,” on which he will feature a slew of his colleagues in the music industry. Among those confirmed to be on the show is fast rising singer and songwriter Ruach Ru, who just released two brand new singles (Hold Strong & Sunshine).

Ruach will join the likes of Isha Bel, Singing Vernon, EQ, Anju Clark, Black Warrior and of course Wild Life. The event will be held at Jacob’s Place – 10 A Spring Vale Avenue – in Kingston, Jamaica. This is a free event that’s slated to start at 8 PM sharp.