Established guitar player, Jungle George, who is also a recording artist and producer in his own right, will be joining the High Symbol Band in Toronto on July 1st, for the Family Reggae Festival. The group will be supporting both I Wayne and Yami Bolo, the show’s headlining acts. This event takes place at the Woodbine Mall (500 Rexdale Blvd. Etobicoke, Ontario) from 2 PM EST.
With the 2016 Grammy award for the Best Reggae Album, Morgan Heritage has firmly cemented their name in history. The versatile band has just released a hit bound sizzling summer single titled “Wildside.” Produced by renowned ZJ Sparks’ imprint label Twelve 9 Records and Brain Freeze Records, “Wildside” is a dancehall crossover track with a catchy melody.
It is now available worldwide on all major outlets courtesy of 21st Hapilos Digital. Click on the following link to listen and download from your preferred music platform. smarturl.it/morganheritagewild
Karamanti has just entered into an album deal with New Jersey based Arioso Legato Music. This means that the artist will be releasing a full studio album before the end of 2018. Alfonso R. Mitchell-Rios, the producer and CEO at Arioso Legato Music, is known for creating rap / hip-hop sounding rhythms, so Karamanti’s fans and supporters will be treated to a completely different side of the artist.
As it relates to content, Karamanti has committed to making the entire project uplifting and inspiring as she aims to help those that have gone through, or is currently going through life challenges. The first single from the not yet named album is “Be Yourself.” This is a record which: 1) encourages persons to seek answers and directions from within as oppose to without, and 2) be their authentic self.
Members of the public can download “Be Yourself” from Karamanti’s digital store, while DJs and industry insiders can request a copy of the song by contact MJE, Karamanti’s publicist or Blakkwuman22 Music, her record label.
Tad’s Record recently released Just in Time by George Nooks. This track inspires and encourages the faint of heart who are faced with obstacles and troubles which may seem insurmountable.
George Nooks continues his spiritual journey with the release of this empowering song, which is a prelude to his upcoming Gospel album slated for release later this year. Just in Time is produced by George Nooks with executive producers Tad A. Dawkins and Tad A. Dawkins Jr.
Veteran singer Marcia Griffiths is hoping to score with her latest single Queen of Paradise. The song is produced by the legendary duo Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare.
‘Queen of Paradise was written for me by Chronixx and it was produced by Sly and Robbie‘, said Marica in a media release.
This isn’t the first time Griffiths has worked with the famed riddim twins. Her 1996 album Land of Love which features the track Stay, was also produced by Sly & Robbie.
Griffiths, who earlier this year signed with the Donsome Booking Agency for representation, continues to score hits on the South Florida and The Foundation Radio Network (TFRN) Reggae charts.
In March, Too Good at Goodbyes, reached number three and number five respectively on the South Florida and TFRN charts. Last year she topped both charts with King of Babylon.
Griffiths recently performed at the Kaya Festival, Oxygen Fete series in Bermuda and the Love and Harmony Cruise.
Micah Shemaiah & The Dread Ites European Tour Dates:
07.07.2018 Enter The Dancehall Festival, Zurich, Switzerland
24.07.2018 Pine Grove Festival, Spain
28.07.2018 Uppsala Reggae Festival, Sweden
12.08.2018 Szget Festival, Hungary
01.09.2018 One Love Festival, UK
06.09.2018 Hootanany, Brixton, UK
Focused on smuggling the message of righteousness, justice, awareness through his music, Kabaka Pyramid is adamant on delivering a potent type of music to the ears of the people. Too often the music with a message of upliftment is not shared and more often silenced from the masses, therefore he is prepared to push it like a contraband.
Off his debut album the infectiously catchy Reggae title track, Kontraband produced by Damian ‘Jr Gong’ Marley, delivers the true essence of what Kabaka Pyramid album represents. The visuals, directed by Eric Coleman, was captured in the desert of California and shows both Damian Marley and Kabaka Pyramid being removed from their tour bus in search of contraband. With the made for movie type video, you are immediately drawn into the activities taking place and wondering what will happen next. Both Kabaka and Damian depict the profiling, which many reggae artists face while on tour. Throughout the video the officers search the artists to find a possible forbidden substance and instead find CDs. What the artists are smuggling is music, music for the masses.
On Tuesday, June 26th, Ruach Ru will be releasing the much anticipated official video for her song Mr. Player Man. It was directed by Rael Emmanuel of Two Fold Creative Studios (11Fold), with Milton Vanna doing the editing and Sharae Winn taking credits for the still images.
Get ready for Rise, the Barbados leg of Machel Montano’s highly acclaimed Soca Kingdom Tour. He will be sharing this ultimate celebration of Caribbean music with none other than the legendary Super Blue! It takes place on July 31st at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados.
This is a show not to be missed by soca enthusiasts, carnival followers and lovers of the Barbados Crop Over Experience. There are limited Early Bird Tickets and luxurious Cabanas available now! Click here to purchase.
Young Veterans’ label releases the Fire Avenue Riddim compilation featuring a host of artists exclusively on the Artekal Music reggae streaming platform.
Through a partnership forged between Artekal Music and the Young Veterans independent reggae record label, the complete Young Veterans catalog will now be available for streaming via Artekal Music. This of course includes the label’s latest roots rhythm, Fire Avenue Riddim, featuring Capleton, Luciano, Pressure, Fantan Mojah, Shuga, Ginjah, Ras Shiloh, Kandiman, Fyakin, Qraig, Hikaliba, Zamunda, and Anthony B.
After months of hard work in the studio, the Young Veterans’ team is happy to finally announce the release of the Fire Avenue Riddim. They are also very excited about unveiling it via the Artekal Music platform. Young Veterans’ president and CEO Sheldon Pennicott said, “it’s amazing to be able to share this body of artistic reggae creation with the world through a purpose-built reggae music platform.” While Artekal Music CEO Sean Anderson added, “it’s great to work with visionaries such as the Young Veterans team who are willing to support reggae-based technology efforts.”Both organizations will now be working together to maximize the release. Fans can also get artist and album merchandise through the partnership at the Artekal Music backed, WULEEP merchandise online store.
Ms Lauryn Hill has taken to her Facebook page to share the names of all the artists that will be featured on her much anticipated ‘The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill’ tour.
Her guests will be: Dave Chappelle, Nas, SZA, M.I.A, A$AP ROCKY, Santigold, De La Soul, Busta Rhymes, Big Boi, Talib Kweli, Dave East, Kelela, Shabbazz Palaces, Protoje, Patoranking, Mr. Eazi, Jo Mersa Marley, Bambaata Marley, Tierra Whack, Iman Omari, Raury, Victory, Kojo Cue & Shaker.
Tickets and VIP Experiences available at mslaurynhill.com
Child sexual abuse and human trafficking are far-reaching life altering issues that affect more individuals and communities than are often imagined. The Female Development World Organization’s (FDWO) and a host committee of local leaders are again stepping up to address these issues by raising funds, serving as advocates and bringing awareness at the third annual Protect the Children Gala; Thursday, June 28, 2018 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm at the brand new Crystal Ballroom located at The Venue in Fort Lauderdale.
The event attire is formal, and the activities include a cocktail reception pre-event, music, silent auction, food and artistic performances throughout. Guests will have opportunities to network with international leaders in business, arts, politics, community and culture; while learning about FWDO’s strong leadership in ensuring legislations are in place while supporting efforts that raise awareness about the prevention of Child Abuse and Human Trafficking as well as necessary interventions and supports for survivors.
Event tickets and program advertisements can be purchased at: www.fdwo.org.