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Catch Etana On The Main Stage At The Black Music Festival In Leeds This Weekend! (@EtanaStrongOne @blkmusicfest)

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On Sunday, August 25th, the UK’s biggest free black music event, The Black Music Festival, returns to Potternewton Park in Leeds, celebrating once again Black music, Culture, Cuisine and more!

This year’s line-up is better than ever and is packed with several artists over three stages representing the diverse range in genres and talents prolific in black music today! Etana, also known as the Strong One, is among those confirmed for the event. She will be performing on the main stage.

Sizzla To Perform In Discovery Bay, St. Ann This Sunday!

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The SDC, Wray & Nephew National Community T20 Cricket Finals will take place this Sunday, August 25th at the Noranda Sports Complex in Discovery Bay, St. Ann. In an effort to attract the masses, the organizers have invited reggae/dancehall artists Sizzla Kalonji and Govana to perform.

Admission is $1,000 JMD and children under twelve years old will be admitted free of charge.

New Reggae Video: Ken Boothe – Everything I Own

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The official video for Everything I Own, which is performed by legendary recording artist Ken Boothe, is now available on YouTube. The actual song is featured on Inna de Yard‘s most recently released self titled album and documentary.

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

Radio Personality Angela Yee, From The Breakfast Club, Will Be Hosting Christopher Martin & Others In Brooklyn On Aug.28th (@angelayee @Iamchrismartin)

On Wednesday, August 28 join Power 105.1’s host Angela Yee, from The Breakfast Club, for the 1st annual Angela Yee Day Live at Restoration Plaza in Brooklyn, New York.

There will be performances by recording artists Christopher Martin, Dovey Magnum, Noah Powa, Naomi Cowan alongside ‘Da Governer’ DJ Norie and Flip Dinero!

Due to her willingness to continue to do and be more for her community, Yee was awarded her very own day in New York City by mayor Bill de Blasio, who officially declared August 28th Angela Yee Day.

Ali Shaheed Muhammed From A Tribe Called Quest, Who Is Now A Member Of The Midnight Hour, Will Be In Austin On Oct. 26th (@AliShaheed @AdrianYounge)

The Midnight Hour starring Adrian Younge + Ali Shaheed Muhammed (of A Tribe Called Quest) along with their 10 piece ensemble, return to Austin, Texas on Saturday, October 26th at Flamingo Cantina (515 East 6th Street). If you caught their performance last time in 2018, you know what to expect! This time, it’s part of their nationwide tour in support of a new album by dropping in the Fall of 2019.

This is an exclusive up-close and personal concert experience in an intimate venue setting. Everyone is invited to stick around after the performances for a Meet & Greet, Autographs & Photos with Ali, Adrian & The Midnight Hour!

Buju Banton, Romain Virgo & Etana Will Represent Jamaica At Dominica’s World Creole Music Festival In October (@bujubanton)

The World Creole Music Festival will take place in Roseau, Dominica, from Friday, October 25th through the 27th. This unique festival, which features performances from different Caribbean genres, is more than twenty years old.

This year will see soca, afro-beat, roots, dub, reggae, Caribbean-pop, calypso and dancehall artists represented. Jamaican entertainers that have been confirmed for the event are: Buju Banton, Etana and Romain Virgo.

Munga Honorable’s Much Anticipated EP Will Be Released On Sept. 6th (@RealMunga @ThoseTravelBugz)

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With back to back hit songs like “Nah Mad” and “Fiery,” dancehall artist Munga Honorable is having a successful 2019. Since the chart topping hit “Nah Mad” took over in January he has done a Caribbean tour, performing in the Bahamas, Barbados, Antigua, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, Guyana and Grenada. The artist and his team are now getting ready to release his much anticipated EP, which they’re calling Fiery.

The project will feature seven tracks, namely:
“Amazing,” “Hardwork,” “Kingpin,” “Fiery,” “Survive” (Radio & Raw) and “Nah Mad.” This record is a collaborative effort between Munga’s own label, Hilltop Records, as well as Gran One Muzik and Luigi Portmore Society. It will be distributed by VPAL Music.