Grammy Award-Winners Morgan Heritage Announces “Back To Basics” Promo Tour (@morganheritage)

morgan-heritageMusic fans worldwide were recently delighted when critically acclaimed reggae band Morgan Heritage announced the upcoming release of “Strictly Roots, the Deluxe Edition” just in time for the holiday season. The hit filled 2016 Grammy for Best Reggae Album now available for pre-order, will be released December 9th, 2016 featuring 4 bonus songs and 3 remixes.

Although the past year has seen Morgan Heritage performing worldwide from intimate settings to sold out arenas, The Royal Family of Reggae who is known worldwide for their riveting live performances, are pairing up the upcoming release with an anticipated “Back To Basics Promo Tour.

The tour will kick off December 4th in West Palm Beach, Florida, and see the siblings give slated performances in Washington D.C, Atlanta GA, Raleigh NC, Boston MA, New Haven CT, New York NY, Norfolk VA, Tampa FL and Jacksonville FL. For more information, please visit www.MorganHeritageMusic.com.

Jamaica Flag Flown Half-Mast Today In Tribute To Fidel Castro

Fidel Jamaica.pngThe Jamaican flag will fly at half-mast today (Dec. 2nd), on all government offices and national buildings as a tribute to the late former President of the Republic of Cuban Fidel Castro Ruz who died on Friday, November 25.

Jamaica will join the rest of Caricom in the symbolic gesture of condolence to mark Mr. Castro’s passing and mourn with the people of Cuba.

Prime Minister Holness expressed condolences to the people of Cuba and Mr. Castro’s family as he led a Jamaican delegation on Tuesday, November 29 to attend the official private mass for the former President in Havana, Cuba.

The Prime Minister said Mr. Castro was an outstanding leader who though coming from a Caribbean island developing state, has had the greatest impact on world history. He added that Castro will be remembered for his passionate speeches in defence of the right to self-determination.

Cuba is observing a period of national mourning which will end on December 4.

Jamaica and Cuba have strong bilateral relations particularly in the areas of education and health.

Jam Link Intl. Announces Date, Location & Lineup For The 2016 Xmas Reggae Splash (@jamlinkintl)

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Head of the Jam Link International Association, Henzel Clarke, has announced the new date and location for this years’ Xmas Reggae Splash. The event will be held in the heart of Aarhus at Rodizio Lounge & Restaurant – located at Skt. Clemens Torv 15, 8000 Aarhus, Denmark – on Saturday, December 17th, 2016.

In keeping with past events, this year will also have live entertainment supported by some of the best DJs in and around Denmark. There will be an array of Reggae, Dancehall and Afro-Beat selectors, namely: DJ Black Sheep, Riddim Fex, Tiger Moth and Ruby Sound. Performing live will be versatile Nigerian artist, Kingseyes who is expected to deliver everything from roots Reggae to Soca tracks.

Entrance for this year’s staging is only 50Kr and the doors will open at 22:00. For more information persons are encouraged to join the event on facebook by clicking here.

Canadian Artist UZMAN Rebrands With New Logo showing His Fusion Of Reggae And Hip-Hop (@UZMAN1)

slider-img0Having collaborated with established Reggae acts such as Jah Mason and Junior Reid, UZMAN has always fused his party-style rap music with Jamaica’s roots Reggae. In an attempt to show his love and commitment to both genres, he is now officially rebranding himself and releasing a new logo that he is calling: Fusing DA Fusion.

Though UZMAN resides in Ontario, Canada, he frequently visits and works in Jamaica; constantly promoting his collaborative Reggae releases. In Jamaica he is called the Patois Rapper, while in parts of urban America he is referred to as the Reggae Rapper. Knowing that hip-hop was originally created by a Jamaican, UZMAN believes he is a true representative of both genres.

With the single “night life,” which was a combination with Jah Mason, sitting atop several reggae charts worldwide, UZMAN is confident that this idea to rebrand and focus on fusing the different styles, is the way to go. For more about UZMAN visit his official website: http://www.uzmanmusic.com

Kingseyes Bio (@kingseyes_music)

kingseyes20160105cMany international artistes struggle to find their space and musical identity. There are those who experiment with various musical styles and others who use their own culture to define their ultimate sound. For emerging reggae artiste “Kingseyes”, musical identity came from his exposure to a potpourri of cultures and backgrounds throughout his lifetime. His first single “Mamacita Bonita” demonstrates the arrival of a fresh new talent, with the energy that capitivates his audience, but strikes out in its own territory. The “Kingseyes” sound is appealing to reggae and soca followers, but can easily be identified with those who are soothed by smooth Lover’s Rock, Dancehall, Pop or House music. He defines his sound as Reggaeton – a blend of Jamaican dancehall, Trinidadian soca, Latin American salsa and electronica.

Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Kingeyes is no stranger to music having started his career at the age of 10, singing on school and church choirs back in his childhood hometown. With numerous opportunities available to his parents in Europe, he left Nigeria in 1993 and moved to Stuttgart, Germany where he has been residing since. While in Europe, Kingseyes explored many professional fields and currently holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Law and a Master of Arts degree in International Business Management and Strategy. With his many years of experience in Law and Business Management, Kingseyes soon realized that his true passion was with music. Finding balance with maintaining a day job and pursuing your true passion had not always been easy for this artiste, and found his solace recording and performing with a pop band called “E- Connection” in 1996. The group gained some recognition with hit single “Dreaming of You”, which was used as a soundtrack on of Germany’s leading soap opera series – “Gute Zeiten Schlechte Zeiten”. The group changed its name to “Dream Beat” in 1998 and later recorded a cover version of Whitelion’s “When the Children Cry”, released on the Bravo hit compilation album in 1998.

He continued to tour and record singles with the group until 2000 when he embarked on his solo project. In that same year, Kingseyes teamed with the producers of Magic
Affairs to record pop single “Oh Lalala”. The song was never released because the parties could not settle on a satisfactory deal. Kingseyes recorded his last pop song in 2003 titled “I Can’t Stop Loving You”, the track was released by Universal Records and Digidance in the Netherlands.

By 2007, Kingseyes had perfected his craft as a “pop” musician and recording artiste, shared stage with top reggae performers including Luciano, Ziggy Marley, Inner Circle, I Threes, Linkon Kwesi Johnson, Gramps and Peter Morgan of Morgan Heritage, top pop acts of the 90’s – Funfactory, Pharaoh as well as Master Boy. Despite varied success and exposure as a pop artiste, his reggae inspiration forced him to experiment with the Jamaican rooted genre. Influenced by the sounds of veteran reggae stalwarts Beres Hammond, Jimmy Cliff, King Yellow Man, Freddy McGregor, Josey Wales, Shabba Ranks and the lengendary Bob Marley; Kingseyes created an infusion of reggae, ska and rocksteady as the frontman for “No Sports” – one of Germany’s best known Ska and Rocksteady bands. He led the band between 1999 and 2003.

Boasting over fifteen years in reggae and reggaeton music, Kingseyes delivers a unique concert experience during his performances, whether on a large open air reggae festival or in the typical European nightclub scene. He has performed in numerous cities in Germany and was featured on the annual Cologne Summerjam Reggae Festival in 2005 and 2007. Kingseyes has also toured major cities in Switzerland, Spain, Austria and France. Kingseyes also recently returned from the Gambia, where he had a successful ten days tour.

He is currently signed to independent label Nicbay Records/Juggler Records and worked with various international music producers to deliver his first 17-track reggaeton album, released early last year. Christopher Birch (Birch Records), Javier and Julian Montilla from Columbia produced tracks on the debut, along with German-based producers Royal Commanders, Jimmy Love from Harlem New York (USA), German producer and singer Ganjaman, Roger “Sunlounger” Shah, House of Riddim as well as Jugglerz.

Indeed, his passion for reggae music is based on the positive messages and the life it brings to its listeners. Kingseyes explains, “Reggae music has soul, and it is the soul of the music that never leaves your ears and your heart.” Though the album is a combination of reggae, dancehall and reggaeton flavours, it promises to be a captivating and moving debut that heralds the arrival of a gifted multicultural talent; one whose sound is familiar, yet inspiring to many. The album “Curiosity” is available for online downloads on iTunes, Musicload, Rhapsody, Play, Medion and Juno Download.

Kingseyes is hungry for success and is ready to take on the world. “ I am in this to stay, I want to take my music worldwide, I am here to inspire, revolutionize and break all barriers. The most high sees everything (Kingseyes).”

For bookings, further information and to schedule interviews contact: ckingseyes@googlemail.com or info@jugglerz.de

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kingseyes music
Twitter: www.twittwer.com/kingseyes_music
Music Download: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/curiosity/id952329268
Video Links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjyeXFWLKhQ
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Morgan Heritage Releases “Strictly Roots” Deluxe Edition feat Bonus Tracks!(@morganheritage)

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In spring 2015 under their own CTBC Music Group imprint label, Morgan Heritage released “Strictly Roots,” their anticipated tenth studio album. The chart topping album debuted to rave reviews while amassing various recognition and awards including the coveted Grammy for Best Reggae Album.

To mark the journey of the award winning album, the band intensively toured worldwide to sold out venues, and offered an insight to fans with multiple mini documentaries from their worldly travels. And now to the delight of music lovers and just in time for the holiday season, Morgan Heritage is releasing “Strictly Roots, the Deluxe Edition” on December 9th, 2016.

Morgan Heritage “Strictly Roots Deluxe Edition” is now available for pre-order.

Track Listing

Strictly Roots
Child of Jah (feat. Chronixx)
Light It Up (feat. Jo Mersa Marley)
Rise and Fall
Perform and Done
So Amazing (feat. J Boog, Jemere Morgan & Gil Sharone)
Wanna Be Loved (feat. Eric Rachmany)
Why Dem Come Around
We Are Warriors (feat. Bobby Lee)
Put It On Me
Sunday Morning
Celebrate Life
Keep On Jammin’ (feat. Shaggy)
Talk Dem Ah Talk
Lion Order
Come Fly (feat. Flogging Molly)
Rise Up
Light It Up (Silencyde Remix) (feat. Jo Mersa Marley)
Light It Up (Guido Craveiro Remix) (feat. Jo Mersa Marley)
Light It Up (Dubmatix Blaze Up Remix) (feat. Jo Mersa Marley)

Bisa Kdei & Afro-Dancehall Act Patoranking Release New Song “Life”(@bisa_kdei @patorankingfire @GarzyMix)

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Prolific highlife artiste Bisa Kdei and Afro-Dancehall act Patoranking have collaborated on a new song titled Life along with very colourful visuals that will certainly appeal to fans.

The two artistes – both reigning kings of their respective genres, have surprised their fans with this unusual collab – a fusion between highlife (authentic afrobeat rhythms emanating from Ghana) and afro-dancehall which is the most popular emerging genre on the African continent and the diaspora at the moment.

The song which was produced by renowned Ghanaian producer, Mix Masta Garzy is very upbeat and is already making waves.

Life is available to buy, stream or download on all popular music channels.

KeyTa Le Jeune Artiste Qui A Surpris Le Mouvement Reggae En France

Article par Nat Ladiva

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KEYTA est un jeune artiste martiniquais qui a sorti un tube cet ete sur le “Crown love riddim.” Ses affluents sont bases sur le reggae dancehall.

Mais il a une facilite a se positionner sur les rythmes TRAPP ou COMPA. KEYTA fait parti de la generation qui renouvelle reggae musique et ses ambiance. Son nouvel EP sortira courant 2017. Cliquez ici ou sur l’image ci-dessus pour regarder la vidéo.

New EP From Turbulence “Jah Is The Only Way Out” (@324newempire)

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324 New Empire presents the much anticipated EP by conscious reggae artist Turbulence. The name of the of the EP is “Jah Is The Only Way Out.”

It was officially released on November 18th and features the following track: “Jah Is The Only Way Out,” “Love You Like I Do,” “Bout a Mil,” “Cry For Help” and “Oh No.” Distributed by 21st Hapilos Digital, “Jah Is The Only Way Out” EP is now available on all major online digital music stores such as iTunes.

Tads Records Releases “The Ultimate 2017” Reggae/Dancehall Compilation

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Since its auspicious debut in 2007, the Tad’s International Record’s compilation album, The Ultimate, has never disappointed. The latest edition, The Ultimate 2017, maintains its reputation. Scheduled for release digitally and on compact disc on December 2, it is a 19-song collection of hardcore dancehall songs and easy-listening reggae.

It contains songs from Mavado, Alkaline and Vybz Kartel, three of the biggest names in Dancehall for 2016. Mavado has four songs on The Ultimate 2017: Money, Girls & Fun, Lowe Mi, In God We Trust, and Farewell; the latter of which is a collaboration with Alkaline. Tad Dawkins, principal of Tad’s Record, said 2016 is a banner year for the ‘Gully God’. “Yes it was, and a very strong one and he will be a stronger force to reckon with next year. There has been resurgence in his popularity since he started recording in Jamaica once again” said Dawkins.

Vbyz Kartel has had a presence on The Ultimate series since its inception. He and Alkaline represent on The Ultimate 2017 with two solo songs each. Who Trouble Them and Training Wheel are Kartel’s songs. Alkaline contributes Block & Delete and Wha a Gwan. Interestingly, Kartel and Alkaline enjoyed good runs on the Billboard Reggae Album Chart in 2016 with King of the Dancehall and New Level Unlocked, respectively.

Coolest Summer, a massive hit for Ding Dong and Dexta Daps, and this sensational hit single is also part of the impressive musical collection. So too Wuk Off You Gal by Aidonia, Vershon’s Feeling High and the rib-tickling Frowzy Taxi Man from newcomer Grampa Entatain.

With ganja decriminalization blowing across Jamaica, it is only fitting that a ‘weed song’ is included. None better than One Draw, sung melodiously by Marcia Griffiths featuring Fab 5; this song is a modern take on the Rita Marley classic.

Tad Dawkins has no doubt that The Ultimate 2017 will be on the Dancehall/Reggae lovers’ menu for this Christmas and beyond. “It is one of our flagship various artistes compilations because of its popularity. It is one of the bestselling digital albums which have been produced by Tad’s Record,” he said.

Exeuctive Producers: Tad Dawkins, Tad Dawkins Jnr and Tadiem Dawkins.

Written by: Howard Campbell