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Night & Day Presents Mikey General, Live In Manchester, UK On August 4th (@MikeyGeneral7 @nightanddaycafe)

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On Saturday, August 4th, veteran reggae artist Mikey General will be performing at the Night & Day Cafe – located at 26 Oldham Street – in Manchester, UK. He will be supported by UK based reggae band, Dubheart, Sista Emma and the Countryman Sound System.

This event is a part of the Mikey General‘s Tewahedo Tour, which started a few days ago and will run until the end of the summer. Tickets are available via Night & Day Cafe’s website.

Click here to list and download Tewahedo and here to watch Mikey General‘s latest music video, “Zion Gate.”

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Twista, Wu-Tang, Yasiin Bey & Others Confirmed For Chicago’s ‘The Break’ On Sept. 8 (@WuTangClan @TheBreaksChi)

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On September 8th, some of hip-hop’s most respected MCs and lyricists will be performing at The Breaks. This is an all ages event that will be held at the Toyota Park East Lot (7000 Harlem Ave, Bridgeview) in Chicago, Illinois.

The lineup includes: WU-TANG CLAN, YASIIN BEY, VIC MENSA, TALIB KWELI, CURREN$Y, FREDDIE GIBBS, TWISTA, KING LIL G, JELLY ROLL & STRUGGLE, TOKEN, ALEX WILEY, READY TO LIVE and TAKING HITS CONSTANTLY.

For additional information about this event, visit their official website: https://www.thebreakschicago.com

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SIKATING Biography (@sikating93)

sikatingSylvester Williams, professionally known as SikaTing, is a Jamaican based, dancehall recording artist.

Born at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital in Kingston, Sylvester grew up in the Greenwich Farm area, in and around Tower Hill and the Olympic Court Community. He had a pretty normal childhood, living with both Christian parents and his six siblings (three brothers and three sisters). He attended Seaward All Age, Saint Andrew Technical and Penwood High Schools. While a majority of his peers were steeped in their books and involved in extra curriculum activities, Sylvester spent most of his school years chasing the ladies, something he would later talk about extensively in his music.

Approximately one year after leaving high school, Sylvester began dabbling in song writing and performing. As he was a fan of dancehall stars Bounty Killer and Aidonia, he developed a musical style that was very hardcore and aggressive. The artist name he used in the beginning was Mr. Kool. That was later to change to SikaTing because his crew felt he was lyrically “sicker” (better) than a lot of the trending artists at the time. He added the ‘Ting’ so that he could have a three syllable intro. Hence, his slogan was; “SikaTing, lick a fling.”

With the full support of his close friends and all his siblings, SikaTing is steadily carving out a space for himself in the Jamaican music industry. He has recently released three new singles – Live In, Suh We Duh We Thing and Man In Charge – that he is currently promoting.

Persons wanting to work with SikaTing may do so by sending an email to sikating93@gmail.com or sylvester_williams@yahoo.com, or by calling 1.876.535.9513

 

FOLLOW SIKATING ON ALL HIS SOCIAL SITES

Twitter: www.twitter.com/sikating93

Instagram: www.instagram.com/sikating

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Sikating

 

 

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Win Tickets To See Nas Perform Songs From His New Album In NYC On July 26th (@Nas @iHeartRadio @verizon)

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iHeartRadio and Verizon will be hosting hip-hop legend Nas at a secret location in New York City on July 26th. If you would like to win tickets to this event, head on over to iHeart’s website to enter: https://news.iheart.com/contests/iheartradio-live-and-443986/

Click here to stream and download Nas’ new album “Nasir.”

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Ruach Ru Relaunches T-Shirt Line (@RuachRu)

ruach tshirtIn June 2014, reggae recording artist Ruach Ru launched a T-Shirt line via her clothing brand, House of Ruach Designs. The first set of shirts were called CHAT BOUT, a popular, catchy Jamaican phrase that was strategically placed on the chest area of the shirt. Though she tried to maintain it over the years, the T-Shirt line had to take a back seat to her blossoming career as a singer / songwriter.

However, since the start of 2018, Ruach Ru’s fans and supporters have been showing renewed interest in her designs; as a result, she has decided to re-launch. The artist / designer is now working on some new shirts, which will be ready and available to the public by the end of the summer.

For additional information about House of Ruach Designs visit the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HOUSEOFRUACHDESIGNS/

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Ken Boothe’s Summer Tour Schedule

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On July 14th, reggae legend Ken Boothe kicked off his 2018 summer tour, making his first stop at the Dour Festival in Belgium. Below are the remaining dates and locations.

July 21 – Les Nuits De Fourvière (Lyon, France)
July 26 – Womad (Bristol, United Kingdom)
July 27 – Bagnols Reggae Festival (Bagnols-sur-Cèze, France)
July 28 – Reggae Sunfest (Bergamo, Italy)
August 04 – Le Bout Du Monde (Crozon, France)
August 05 – Reggae Sun Ska (Vertheuil, France)

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JUNIOR FEARON Biography (@mjhmusik @myckhaljerome)

2JuniorFearonJunior Fearon, who hails from the Jamaican north eastern parish of St. Mary, began  singing at a very young age. He always knew he had the talent, but realized his budding potential at a community event, where he gave a surprisingly impressive performance.

Coming from a family of educators, he was encouraged to pursue his academics which he did, and eventually graduated from the University of the West Indies with a degree in Chemistry and Business Management.

Junior Fearon’s musical journey officially started in the year 2000.  In the early part of the journey he entered several music competitions; a couple worth mentioning are: Irie FM’s Big Break and JCDC popular song competition. He was fortunate to be a finalist in both. Over the years he has done work with credible music producers like Bobby Digital, Jermaine Forde and Grub Cooper; and that is just to name a few. One of his most popular song to date is “Lotta Love,” which was released in 2004.  Currently, Junior Fearon is working with MJHmusik on a few singles with an upcoming album to follow.

After years of preparation, Junior Fearon has emerged as a formidable singer / songwriter in the music industry. Although most of his songs are rooted in reggae, he has admitted that he is a lover of all genres. That being said, he feels that his music should not only be entertaining but it should also convey messages of love and hope, while simultaneously addressing social injustice.

With his determination and talent, there is no doubt that Junior Fearon will be a force to be reckoned with in the near future as he continues on his musical journey.

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Bunji Garlin, Skinny Banton, Ding Dong & Others To Perform At ‘The 2018 DMV Summerfest Concert & Food Festival’ (@BUNJIGARLIN ‏@SkinnyBanton1)

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On July 29, Sizzla Kalonji, Bunji Garlin, Skinny Banton, Ding Dong and other trending Caribbean artists, will all perform at what is considered to be the biggest outdoor Caribbean family event in the Baltimore area, the 2018 DMV Summerfest Concert & Food Festival.

The event, which will run from 12 to 9 PM, is being held at Lake Clifton Park (2701 St. Lo Drive, Baltimore, MD). For additional information, persons should call 443-226-4095.

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Jahmiel, New Kingston, L.U.S.T & Others For ‘Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival New York’ (@NewKingstonLive)

Jerk FestJuly just got hotter with the annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival New York taking place on Sunday July 22nd at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, NY. The eighth staging of the tri-state’s “Biggest Caribbean Food and Music Festival” will take place from 12pm to 8pm, and this year will have no shortage of delicious jerk food vendors, entertainment and fun for all ages.

This year, the mainstage will also offer a new genre to the traditional reggae and soca music roster the festival usually provides. Popular West African artist Patoranking will represent for the afro-beats, as the Nigeria born artist will perform hits like “My Woman, My Everything,” which is sure to make his fans come out in droves as well as introduce him to a new audience. African media conglomerate Aflik TV will be there to capture it all. Energy God, Elephant Man who led the recent DC Jerk Festival held on June 10th, will be back for another astounding performance in New York. Fresh off the success of her single “Walking Trophy,” Hood Celebrityy will be back for the second year in a row to now headline and present the audience with some of her other big hits, representing for modern Caribbean women. Other performers will also include reggae band L.U.S.T., young dancehall artist Jahmiel and the group New Kingston who also performed recently in DC.

Entertainment on the main stage will begin at 12pm and will feature a variety of traditional and folk performances which will keep patrons entertained as well as enlightened. Patrons are encouraged to come out early to enjoy all the performances such as Braata Productions, which comprise performances by the Braata Folk Singers, the Jamaican Junkanoo Masqueraders along with the talented singer, Andrew Clarke and some Ring Ding (children’s games) with Dianne Dixon.

Also performing are the Divine Divas, a group of young models/dancers from Washington DC, Asoso International Ensemble (Afro Caribbean drummers and dancers) and a “Kolors in Bloom” fashion show by Kolor Mania Urban Wear.

Tickets are on sale now at www.jerkfestivalny.com and at authorized retail outlets in the New York tri-state area.

 

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Sean Paul & Elephant Man Performs In Kitchener, Ontario On July 20 (@duttypaul @ElephantManJa)

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On Friday, July 20th, two of Jamaica’s biggest dancehall stars: Sean Paul and Elephant Man, will be performing at On The Grand (located at 425 Bingemans Centre Drive) in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. This is an all ages event.

For additional information, and to purchase tickets visit: http://onthegrand.net/event/sean-paul

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Studio One To Release Deluxe Edition Of The Gladiators’ “Presenting The Gladiators” On August 10

gladiatorsOut-of-print for over a decade, Studio One will release a deluxe edition of The Gladiators’ Presenting the Gladiators. Touting the original tracklist, the remastered set also features rare singles not featured on previous CDs or LPs and three never-before-released disco mixes from the Studio One vaults. Pre-order the collection HERE.
The Gladiators auditioned for the legendary soundman and founder of Studio One Coxsone Dodd in 1968 and out of those sessions came their seminal hit “Hello Carol”. Studio One released a remastered version of the original 2-track mix of “Hello Carol” from Presenting the Gladiators: Deluxe Edition on International Reggae Day. Listen to “Hello Carol” HERE.
Marking the 50th anniversary of The Gladiators and the group’s legacy as roots reggae pioneers, their influence and timeless sound is detailed in the liner notes of the deluxe edition written by world-renowned reggae expert and Heartbeat Records/Studio One personality Chris Wilson. This collection of songs was produced by Studio One founder and “Father of Jamaican Music” Coxsone Dodd, prior to his death in 2004.
Since 2016, Studio One has been partnered with Yep Roc Records to reissue albums from legendary artists such as The Wailers, The Skatalites, and Freddie McGregor, as well as entirely new compilations of rare and unreleased material from the vaults of Studio One and the House of Joy box set that chronicles the label’s unparalleled sixty-year history.

 

PRESENTING THE GLADIATORS: DELUXE EDITION
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TRACKLISTING:
1. Hello Carol (Original 2 Track Mix)
2. Rainy Night in Georgia (Original 2 Track Mix)
3. Easy Squeeze (Stereo Mix)
4. Love and Meditation (Stereo Mix)
5. On the Other Side (Stereo Mix)
6. Jah Jah Go Before Us (Stereo Mix)
7. Roots Natty (Original 2 Track Mix)
8. Peace Truce (aka Peace) (Stereo Mix)
9. My Thoughts (Mono Mix)
10. Downtown Rebel (Mono Mix)
11. Jah Almighty (Original 2 Track Mix)
12. Serious Thing (Take 2) (Original 2 Track Mix) – previously unreleased on LP
13. Serious Version (Original 2 Track Mix) – previously unreleased on LP
14. Jah Jah (Vers.) (Stereo Mix) – previously unreleased on LP
15. Culture (Original 2 Track Mix) – previously unreleased on LP
16. Rearrange (Disco Mix) – previously unreleased
17. Peace Truce (Disco Mix) – previously unreleased
18. Roots Natty/Natty Chalawa (Disco Mix) (feat. Lone Ranger) – previously unreleased
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Booyaka Sound Confirmed For The 2018 Aarhus Reggae Festival

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Booyaka Sound, known among selectors to have Denmark’s best and deepest selection of Jamaican vinyls, has just been added to the 2018 Aarhus Reggae Festival. Based in Odense, Booyaka Sound is made up of both Selector Vanguard and MC/Selector Dr. Love. The duo are promising patrons of the festival a lively set of topnotch Jamaican music to enjoy and dance to.

The Aarhus Reggae Festival will take place at Voxhall – Vester Allé 15, 8000 – in Aarhus, Denmark on August 24th and 25th. Advanced tickets are available HERE.