Tarrus Riley, Dean Fraser & Blak Soil Band Ready for Palm Beach Jamaican Jerk Festival (@tarrusrileyja)

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On May 29th, American residents will have a public holiday as they celebrate Memorial Day. For those based in Florida, this means it’s time for the annual Palm Beach Jamaican Jerk Festival. One of the headlining acts for this year is Mr. Singy Singy, Tarrus Riley, who will be supported by Dean Fraser and the Blak Soil Band.

The Palm Beach Jamaican Jerk Festival takes place on Monday, May 29th at West Palm Beach, Florida 33401. It starts at 4PM and goes until midnight.

​Bushman & Jah Mason Perform in St. Ann, Jamaica Tonight (@JahMasonMusic)

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Miss Wizz Production will be hosting both Bushman and Jah Mason at Villa Loyola in St. Ann tonight. Villa Loyola is located at the Mammee Bay Estate, next to the Riu Hotel.

In addition to the live entertainment, patrons can also expect: ganja and wellness reasoning as well as yoga by Irie Yoga.

Capleton Performs in Charlotte, NC Tonight! (@capletonmusic)

The fireman, King Shango, better known as Capleton, will be at the Underground (at the Filmore) in Charlotte, North Carolina tonight. The venue is located at 820 Hamilton Street and the event, which is a part of the ‘Rise Above Tour,’ will begin at 9:30 PM sharpe!

The show is being hosted by The Knock Brothers as well as Reggae Central, and tickets are available via Live Nation.

Capleton will be supported by the Prophecy Band.

Beenie Man Performs at Bourbon Beach in Negril, Jamaica, Tonight! (@KingBeenieMan)

Tonight, Bourbon Beach in Negril comes alive with arguably the most anticipated all white party in the city. What makes this event special is that the dancehall King, Beenie Man, will be performing live.

Hosted by MochaFest, the event will start at 9 PM and go until 2 AM. Additional music will be provided by  Ukno JB, DJ Tat Tat and Mega Squad.

Tickets are currently being sold for $25 USD and $2,500 JMD. For additional information, click here.

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley Performs in Utrecht, Netherlands on June 14th (@damianmarley)

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Jamaican reggae artist, Damian Marley, arguably the most famous of the Bob Marley children, will perform in Utrecht, Netherlands. He is confirmed for Ronda / TivoliVredenburg on Wednesday, June 14th between the hours of 7PM to 11PM.

Damian Marley’s big break came in 2005 with the song ‘Welcome To Jamrock,’ a reggae / hip-hop crossover track that became somewhat of a street anthem in dancehall sessions worldwide. Since then, he has continuously released hit singles and projects, even collaborating with popular hip-hop artist, Nas.

For tickets to his show in the Netherlands, persons are being asked to visit: https://www.tivolivredenburg.nl/nl/agenda/detail/8300/Damian_Jr_Gong_Marley

Raging Fyah Confirmed For The 6th Annual Island Reggae Festival (@Ragingfyah @IRF_2017)

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Rudebwoy Entertainment presents the 6th annual Island Reggae Festival held at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, 344 Tully Road in San Jose, California.  The event offerings in 2017 include activities on three stages with live music from around the world, and an Island Dance Showcase.  The event also features unlimited carnival rides for children, the USO Car Club Showcase, a Youth Rugby 7’s tournament,  an Island Tattoo Showcase and a free Diabetes Awareness clinic. The gates open at 11am and the event concludes at 11pm.

Jamaica’s roots reggae band Raging Fyah make their first appearance at this year’s festival.  With three albums to their credit, and numerous tours throughout the US and Europe, the band is building a huge following. Their album Everlasting was nominated for a Grammy in the reggae category.

Thriller U’s Interview And Feature In Today’s Jamaica Observer (@thriller_u @nyahblessmusic)

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Reggae singer and songwriter, Thriller U, is featured in today’s (May 23rd) copy of the Jamaica Observer – one of the island’s biggest newspaper. In it, the artist talks about his latest song and the associated video, “Non Genuine.”

In the brief, yet telling interview, Thriller U said; “I really hope that the single will reaffirm me as one of Jamaica’s best vocalists and pave the way for reintroducing me to the mainstream reggae industry.”

Read the full article here.

Click here to watch the official video for “Non Genuine.”

Duane Stephenson’s 2017 European Tour – July & August (@FromAugustTown)

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Duane Stephenson is now accepting bookings for his 2017 European Tour which will run through the months of July and August. For info and bookings, persons are being asked to send an email to skong1024@gmail.com and it goes without saying that they’re only accepting serious inquiries.

Stephenson is already confirmed for Reggae Geel in Belgium and he will be supported by both Chevaughn and Mackeehan, with live music by the Dread Heights Band.

Jah Mason Releases Single, “Every Likkle Mek A Mukkle” (@JahMasonMusic)

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As he continues to promote the album, “Love and Wisdom,” Jah Mason has just released another single from that project, “Every Likkle Mek A Mukkle.”

“Love and Wisdom” was officially released towards the end of 2015 but continues to do well on the global reggae market as Jah Mason and his New Creation Records team have been releasing one single at a time.

Listen and download all songs from “Love and Wisdom” via your favorite music platform by clicking here.

Karamanti Releases New Video & Gets Ready for Euro/Afro Tour

2016 KaramantiJamaican dancehall lyricist Karamanti is extremely busy these days. The artist just dropped her new video for the controversial track, “Black Song” and is in high promo gear, while simultaneously prepping for gigs in Europe and Africa.

“Black Song” is the second single from her EP, The Black God, which was released on March 21st. The video was shot in Kingston, Jamaica. Not wanting to take away from the message of the song, the visuals simply shows Karamanti discussing all the Black related issues outlined on the record. Watch video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RenBY5SL8oQ  

As for the Euro/Afro Tour; Karamanti is set to head out to Europe at the end of June. She will be in France where she will do a small media tour before heading to Togo in West Africa for five shows. For additional info about Karamanti and her music, visit her official website at www.karamantimusic.com