Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry to headline Dub Session in Nimes, France on April 29 (@ScratchLee)

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On April 29, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry and the Mad Professor will give Roots, Reggae and Dub enthusiasts in Nimes, France a treat. They are both confirmed for the ‘Dub Jump #1’ event, hosted by Elements Production and IND Production. Also on the bill are General Levy and Joe Ariwa.

For additional information about this event, persons are encouraged to join the FB event page here, and tickets can be purchased here

​Freddie McGregor Performs in Arlington, Texas on May 28th

Internationally acclaimed, Grammy-nominated singer, Freddie McGregor, is giving his fans and supporters in Arlington, Texas the opportunity to catch him Up Close & Personal. The veteran reggae artist will perform live on Sunday May 28th at the One Love Lounge, located at 2315 South Cooper St. (Arlington, TX).

Additional music will be provided by: DJ Mystic, DJ Mike Kiss (Team Kiss), DJ DainJah & DJ Brian (Exodus Nuclear) and DJ Ricky Indian & Goodlife (Pure Lava). This event is powered by: 5 Finga Sound.

For tickets and additional info, visit: https://freddieupclose.eventbrite.com/

Raging Fyah Added to UB40’s 2017 Grandslam Tour (@Ragingfyah @UB40OFFICIAL)

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Jamaica’s reggae ambassador, Raging Fyah, is now officially on the 2017 Grandslam Tour, headlined by UB40.

The Grandslam Tour will run from Friday May 19th through Saturday the 12th of August 2017 and will see the bands performing at some of the most prestigious outdoor venues in the UK. In addition to Raging Fyah, UB40 will also be supported by Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey.

For additional info and tickets, visit: http://ub40.global/

Macini, UK’s Dancehall General, now getting heavy rotation in Jamaica (@macinimusic)

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Jamaica born, UK based, dancehall artist Macini will join Bounty Killer, Munga Honorable, Jah Vinci and a host of others in Portland, Jamaica on August 5th for a live stage show and after party. The artist was invited after two of his recent singles; “man a general” and “bad gal” began getting heavy rotation on local radio stations and at street parties across the island.

Though both songs were released some time ago, Macini has been consistent in his promotion and is now elated that he is seeing some results. Of the two, the most popular seems to be “bad gal” which has become a regular on one of the island’s most popular station, Zip FM. Persons may download both songs via Tunecore, Amazon, Spotify etc., while DJs are encouraged to contact MJE for promo copies.

Macini will be accepting interview requests and music features while he is on the island this summer. Interested media houses should email MJE with their available dates and times.

Watch the official video for “man a general”
Watch the official video for “bad gal”

Learn more about Macini by reading his biography here.

Likkle Lightning Expands Fan Base in Zimbabwe! (@likklelightning)

Likkle Lightning

Roots reggae artist Likkle Lightning is currently in Zimbabwe on his first African tour. He joins top-tier reggae artists, Turbulence and Mega Banton on three shows in various cities in Zimbabwe.

They have already performed at Redfox Hotel in Greendale, Harare on Friday, April 14th and B.A.C. Leisure Center in Bulawayo on Saturday, April 15th. The final show will be at the Glamis Arena (Show Grounds) in Harare on Monday April 17th.

Check out “Conditions of Life” by Likkle Lightning.

New Reggae Video: Duane Stephenson – Sarah (@FromAugustTown)

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The official video for “Sarah” is finally out! For those not familiar with this track, it is a powerful collaboration between Jamaica’s Duane Stephenson and Kenya’s Ken Ring.

“Sarah” is a captivating lovers rock roots reggae song that speak about the love a man have for a woman. In the video, Ken Ring plays the role of the loving man while Duane Stephenson tells the story.

Click here or on the image above to watch the video and remember to like, comment and share.

Santiago Riddim ft. Sizzla, Capleton, Lutan Fyah & Others, Now on iTunes (@soundbankmusic)

SANTIAGO RIDDIM

Soundbank Music and Bright Light Entertainment presents the reggae star studded “Santiago Riddim,” featuring the sounds of international artist Sizzla with “Jah Love Is Real,” Capleton “Jah Protect My Life,” Lutan Fyah “Nothing Nah Gwan,” Fantan Mojah “Take Me Home,” Junior Reid “Change,” Jah Vinci “Mama Africa,” Munga Honourable “Street Life” and Essay with “Not Alone.”

Distributed by 21st Hapilos Digital, “Santiago Riddim” is available on Amazon, iTunes, Spotify and more.

New Roots Reggae Video: WurlRootz Band ft. Mikey General – Blackman (@WurlRootz @MikeyGeneral7)

Mikey General Blackman

The official video for the powerful track “Blackman” by WurlRootz Band featuring Mikey General was released on April 7th. Below is a thoughtful statement about both the video and song, written by the group. Click here or on the image above to watch the video and remember to like, comment and share.

“Our History did not start with slavery nor can it end there. The celebration of who we are is so much more than Feb. 1st thru Feb. 28th annually… We are proud of the strong black men who sacrificed their lives for our freedom and our social and economic stability. As such, we honor them with this video and we also dedicate it to our strong blackman of today. We hope that it will strenghten our black communities and give our black youths a sense of pride, dignity and selfworth. We must believe in ourselves and encourage and uplift the young blackman of today. It is up to us to teach them who they are and educate them about the strong history that has been kept from them. In doing so, we may change the direction of where some of them are heading.”

Nas Announces UK Summer Tour Dates (@Nas)

Music Grammywatch Q&A Nas

Nasir Jones, more popularly known as Nas, will be performing tracks from his extensive catalogue this summer in the UK. Below are the confirmed dates, venues and cities along with the link to purchase tickets.

07 – 09 JULY Wireless 2017 Finsbury Park, London
10 JULY Nas Mountford Hall, Liverpool Guild of Students
11 JULY Nas O2 Academy Glasgow, Glasgow
12 JULY Nas O2 Academy Leeds, Leeds

Tickets can be purchased via Live Nation’s website.