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Have You Seen Shane-O’s Video For “Star In The Sky”? (@DamageMusiq)

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At the end of March, dancehall artist Shane-O published the visuals for his trending single “Star In The Sky.” The inspirational record is featured on the High Supremacy Riddim, produced by Damage Musiq.

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

New Dancehall Release: Anthony B – Lion Awaken (@Anthonyb_blair)

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On Friday, April 3rd, international recording artist Anthony B released a catchy new dancehall single called “Lion Awaken.” The song, which is on the Jus Eazy Production music label, is being distributed by VPAL.

Click here to listen and download “Lion Awaken” from iTunes.

Jamaica Extends Border Closure For An Additional 14 Days (@andrewholnessjm)

At a press briefing on Thursday, April 2nd, Jamaica’s Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, announced that he will be extending the country’s border closure for an additional 14 days.

The government initially implemented the order on March 24th with the hopes of slowing the spread of the corona virus. Basically what this means is that no incoming passenger (whether by air or sea) is being allowed to enter the island during the aforementioned period.

Agent Sasco Scheduled To Go Live On April 5 (@agentsasco @redstripe)

On Sunday, April 5th, Agent Sasco will do a 30 minutes performance, which will stream live on both his Instagram and Facebook accounts. It’s scheduled to begin at 5:00 PM (JA time).

As the event is being sponsored by Red Stripe, it will also stream on their social media platforms.

Kabaka Pyramid & Christopher Martin Drops New Single Titled “Quarantine” (@Kabakapyramid @Iamchrismartin)

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Earlier today, April 3rd, Kabaka Pyramid and Christopher Martin released a new Caribbean-pop collaborative single dubbed “Quarantine.” The track, which was produced by Craig ‘Grizzle’ Higgins, has a laid back lover’s-rock vibe.

It is on the Bebble Rock Music and Ghetto Youths International labels. Click here to stream and download from your favorite music platform.

Soul Music Legend Bill Withers Dead At 81

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81 year old American soul music legend, Bill Withers, passed away on March 30th, from heart complications. Withers was best known for his soulful hits: “Lean On Me,” Ain’t No Sunshine” and “Lovely Day.”

The songwriter and musician died in Los Angeles leaving everyone completely heartbroken. Ironically, his song “Lean On Me” has become an anthem for those on the front line of the corona virus pandemic.

Koffee Added To The Co-Trilla Quarantine Sessions (@originalkoffee)

Jamaican star Koffee has announced that she will be taking part in the Co-Trilla Quarantine Sessions, which is a three-day online music festival.

It will be streamed from April 10th to 12th via the Co-Trilla YouTube channel. Koffee is scheduled for Friday, April 10th at 6PM EDT.