Marcia Griffiths, Inner Circle & Others Will Be At The First ‘All-Caribbean Museum Launch’ On June 27th

The Island SPACE Caribbean Museum global launch is set for Sunday, June 27th from 6PM to 8PM EST, with the red carpet starting at 5:30PM. This is both an in-person, as well as a virtual celebration of the first-ever all-Caribbean museum.

Several celebrities and thought-leaders from around the region will be on hand to help tell the many stories of the Caribbean. The all-star line-up includes Marcia Griffiths, former Prime Minister PJ Patterson, Ato Boldon, Kevin Lyttle, Willie Stewart, Gordon Henderson, Inner Circle and many more.

Island SPACE Caribbean Museum is located at 8000 West Broward Boulevard, #1422, in Plantation, Florida. Click here for tickets.

Shaggy, Skinny Fabulous & LUST To Perform At Florida Jerk Fest On July 4th (@FloridaJerkFest)

The 18th annual Florida Jerk Festival will be held at the South Florida Fairground (9067 Southern Blvd.) in West Palm Beach on Sunday, July 4th. Patrons will be treated to performances from Shaggy, Skinny Fabulous and veteran reggae group LUST.

This is a family event that is all about highlighting Caribbean cuisine, music, culture and lifestyle. Click here for tickets.

Yard A Love Records Shares Video For Lutan Fyah’s “No Just Buss So”

At the end of April Yard A Love Records, the label owned and operated by dancehall artist Teflon, released the Just a One Call Riddim. The project featured new music from several artists, including Bugle, Lutan Fyah and of course Teflon.

Yesterday (June 16th) the official video for Lutan Fyah‘s track, No Just Buss So, was uploaded to his YouTube channel. Click here or on the image above to check it out and remember to like, comment and share.

Ziggy Marley Receives Honorary Doctorate From Medgar Evers College

International recording artist Ziggy Marley, who in addition to being a musician and producer, is also an activist and humanitarian, was awarded with a Honorary Doctorate from Medgar Evers College on June 3rd, 2021.

In an online ceremony, the institution awarded honorary degrees to distinguished individuals whose lives exemplify the college’s shared principles of professional excellence and personal success, and whose achievements reflect their mission of social and economic justice as well as a commitment to service.

India Arie Added To The Juneteenth Unityfest Line-up (@indiaarie)

The organizers of the Robert Randolph Foundation’s Juneteenth Unityfest have announced that GRAMMY Award-winning artist India Arie has been added to the line-up. She will now join already confirmed performers: Earth, Wind & Fire, Black Pumas, Aloe Blacc, Bebe Winans and many more.

The event will stream live this Saturday, June 19th via the festival’s website starting at 5:00pm EST / 2:00 pm PST.

Swizz Beatz & Timbaland Will Be Awarded By ASCAP For Their Influence On Music & Culture

The 2021 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards will kick off on June 22nd with songwriters, beatmakers and producers Swizz Beatz, Timbaland and D-Nice receiving the prestigious ASCAP Voice of the Culture Award. All three men are being acknowledged because of the major influence they have had on both music and culture.

Immediately after, the men will partake in an in-depth conversation centered around their individual and collective roles in the industry, as well as its impact. Members of the public are invited to participate by asking questions and listening online. Interested persons should click here to RSVP.

3 Breakout Singles From Bagga Case’s Reggae EP “Mr. Banjo Man”

Bagga Case, one of the original member of Jamaica’s veteran reggae group Home T, partnered with Danny Breakenridge of Upstairs Music and released the EP Mr. Banjo Man in February. The project has since seen three breakout singles: Home Town, Beyond the Hills and the title track, Mr. Banjo Man. All three songs have been getting considerable radio rotation and have also been featured on several established reggae websites.

For Danny Breakenridge, the producer, the news about Home Town is particularly pleasing because he penned the song. It was written for the group Home T many years ago, presented to Bagga, but was never recorded until recently. 

As for Beyond The HillsBagga Case‘s version is actually a remake of Jamaican singer Teddy Brown‘s original cut, which was initially done in the early sixties. 

The new EP, Mr. Banjo Man, has six tracks and was in part inspired by Bagga‘s 90s single with the same name. The song Mr. Banjo Man, which was written and produced by Bagga Case, features musical contributions from Third World’s Ibo Cooper and Stephen ‘Cat’ Coore, as well as Robbie Lyn and Mikey Bennett.