Anticipation continues to grow for the upcoming Houston Reggae Jam Jam, scheduled for Saturday, August 6th. The all-day family event will have live performances from various Caribbean artists, vendors, children’s zone, domino tournament and so much more.
The lineup includes Yaksta, Demarco, Tanto Metro & Devonte, Everton Blender, Shurwayne Winchester, Sacryfyce, Lion Heights, Roots From The Clay, J-Unit Band, Hazra and others.
Location and time is India House – 8888 West Bellfort Ave – in Houston, Texas from 12 to 10pm. Get tickets and additional information on eventbrite.
Mi No Nyam Pork, the latest single from recording artist Karamanti, was published a few days ago on the Natty Dreadlocks Survival Riddim, produced by Jungle Lava Productions. The record – which is approximately four-and-a-half minutes of her lamenting about various things she does not like, pork being one, while simultaneously expressing her delight in writing the song – has emerged as one of the standout tracks on the compilation.
Based on the overwhelming positive reviews it’s been receiving, Karamanti and her team decided to compile and share clips captured in and around Jungle Lava Studio of her performing the tune. The collated visuals, which were filmed by crazymedia.tv, is now being used as the song’s official video. Furthermore, the decision was made to post it on July 1st in honor of International Reggae Day.
Thursday Night Live – Acoustic Inna Di City is quickly becoming one of the must attend week night parties in Kingston, Jamaica. Every other Thursday night the organizers put one of the nation’s veteran performers together with one of its emerging artists for an evening of quality live music.
This week – July 7th – they have booked veteran reggae singer Fantan Mojah as the main headliner, and 450 as the up-and-coming act. Thursday Night Live is held at The Cove, which is located at 3 Winchester Road. Regular admission is $2,000 JMD and starting time is 6pm.
Benta River Falls, one of Jamaica’s most unique waterway, is inviting everyone to join them in Williamsfield, Westmoreland (approximately 55 minutes from Montego Bay), for an event called Let The Good Times Roll on Sunday, August 14.
It will feature three of the island’s music legends: Nadine Sutherland, General Degree and Admiral Bailey, with MC Jenny Jenny and DJ Xavier from Hitz 92 FM. Additional music will be provided by DJ Blazay and DJ Early B. General admission is $1,500 JMD, while VIP is $3,000. Starting time is 7pm.
Evangelist Kevin Downswell, who hails from the parish of Westmoreland, in Jamaica, will – for the first time – celebrate his birthday with a boat ride in Brooklyn, New York.
On Sunday, July 24, he will be joined by fellow gospel artists Judith Gayle and Prodigal Son, as well as popular radio personalities Bro Gary, DJ Glen and DJ Skirritt, on Liberty Belle at Brooklyn Army Terminal: 140 58th Street. They will set sail at 6pm.
Reggae artist Torch – who got his name from legendary performer and promoter Tony Rebel – is excited about the release of what he calls his ‘breaking out of the box single’. In the funky love song, titled All Alone, Torch recounts the day he met his love interest, detailing every moment from the very first time their eyes met.
While other artists may choose to stay in their lane, The Trench Town lyricist, who says he absolutely loves to sing, is appreciative of the chance to show his fans that he is indeed versatile. Said opportunity came when he was introduced to Big Feet Records‘ CEO and owner Josh Harris.
The rhythm, which Torch describes as: “so good it took 30 minutes to finish writing,” was built by Santa Davis on drums, Mark Sims on bass guitar, Jallanzo on lead guitar and Josh Harris on both bass and keyboard. Mixing engineers were Umberto Echo and Tommi Tikkenen; and it was mastered by Earle Holder. Needless to say Torch not only did the lead vocals but he also did all the harmonies. The song’s artwork was designed by Georgia Tann Studios.
While speaking about the record, Torch said the following: “I want my listeners to be taken back to a time of love and happiness back to the days of classic music where it’s all love no hate. “All Alone is now available for download on digital streaming platforms, and the lyric video can be viewed here.
Tye Tribbett‘s upcoming album, All Things New, will be available on digital music platforms as of Friday, July 8th. The seventeen-track record, which has only one feature: PJ Morton, will also be published on disc for persons preferring physical copies.
To celebrate the project, Tye will be having a Free Release Concert on the same day – July 8th – at Dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts (445 S. Magnolia Avenue) in Orlando, Florida. Starting time is 7pm.