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Jamaica’s Virtual Concert “Together We Stand” Will Rebroadcast Today

As Jamaicans are all home for Labor Day Monday, the Broadcasting Commission will replay the recently aired telethon “Together We Stand.”

This is a six hour event with performances from several of the nation’s biggest artists, as well appearances by many high ranking public figures.

Persons on the island should check local listing for start time on TVJ, while those overseas are encouraged to watch on the PBC Jamaica YouTube channel at 6:00 PM (JA time).

Miguel Is Featured On Ro James’ New Single “Too Much” (@Miguel @RoJamesXIX)

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R&B artist Ro James will be releasing his new album, “Mantic,” which is currently available for pre-order, on May 29th. That being said, the single “Too Much,” done in collaboration with Miguel, is out now!

Click here to stream and download “Too Much” from your preferred music platform.

Jah9 Shares New Video For “Could It Be” (@Jah9)

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The official video for “Could It Be,” taken from Jah9‘s Note to Self album, is out now! The visuals, which were published on May 22nd, shows a strong, confident and free woman that has clearly come into her own.

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

Agent Sasco Has The Dancehall Community Going “Loco” (@agentsasco)

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One of Dancehall’s most lyrical artist, Agent Sasco, released a new song and video titled “Loco” a few days ago. The name is appropriate as the track highlights some of the madness currently going on with our youths.

It is hard to properly articulate how amazing this record truly is, just know that if you are a lover of the genre you absolutely should check it out. “Loco” can be streamed and downloaded on all digital music platforms. Click here or on the image above to watch the video, and remember to like, comment and share.

Kelly Rowland & Alicia Keys Confirmed For “Dear Class of 2020″ On June 6th

Dear Class of 2020” is a virtual  celebration designed to bring  inspirational leaders, celebrities, and YouTube creators together to honor graduates and their families. It will stream live via YouTube on Saturday, June 6th, starting at 12 PM PST.

The commencement speakers include, among others, former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama. There will also be special appearances by Kelly Rowland, Alicia Keys, Kerry Washington and several others.

Jermaine Edwards, Rondell Positive & Marion Hall Confirmed For ‘Digicel Unplugged’ This Sunday (@digiceljamaica)

Several weeks ago, Digicel, one of Jamaica’s communications and entertainment provider, started a series called ‘Digicel Unplugged.’ It’s an online concert that was designed to keep us close while social distancing.

Past stagings have featured various established as well as emerging secular artists. The upcoming edition however, will be 100% gospel!

This Sunday, May 24th, three of Jamaica’s biggest gospel artists: Jermaine Edwards, Rondell Positive and Minister Marion Hall will perform live sets starting at 12 PM local time. The show will stream in real time on all of Digicel’s social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).

The Jamaican Music Industry Is Mourning The Loss Of Iconic Producer Bobby Digital

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On Friday, May 22nd, iconic reggae / dancehall producer, Robert “Bobby Digital” Dixon, passed away from a Kidney related illness. He was only 59 years old.

Members of the Jamaican music industry (musicians, artists, engineers, agents etc.) have all taken to social media to express their disappointment in hearing such a sad news.