Last year, shortly after the release of her reggae single “Genesis 19,” Karamanti attempted to shoot the video for the song on three separate occasions, but was derailed each time.
The first disruption came after the two initial scenes were captured – that of the dancer and guitarist – and it was time for Karamanti to shoot her performance scene. She immediately began exhibiting signs of the corona virus, which resulted in a halt in production allowing her to quarantine for the required number of days. Once she had gotten over covid-19, nature prevented the production from restarting as Jamaica was experiencing ongoing heavy rainfalls, putting a stop to any outdoor activity. And finally, after all the clips were recorded the editing system crashed!
Not being one to give up, the artist and her entire team regrouped after each setback and went at it again. Notwithstanding, the official video for “Genesis 19” is now out and can be viewed on her YouTube channel.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “GENESIS 19”
A few days ago Neva Stop Booking, a Europe based music agency, released a new reggae single titled “Defenders.” The record is a collaboration by two of Jamaica’s musical giants: Turbulence and Anthony B.
Shortly after the song was made public the team uploaded some truly impressive visuals. Click here or on the image above to watch the official video for “Defenders“ and remember to like, comment and share.
The National Baptist Convention has aligned with producers, Terk Entertainment Group and OCTET Productions, to produce “The 2021 Inaugural Gospel Celebration: An Evening of Inspiration and Unity“. The two-hour virtual event features performances from the following artists: Fred Hammond, Marvin Sapp, Tasha Cobbs-Leonard, Tye Tribbett, Jonathan McReynolds, Koryn Hawthorne and a host of others.
The event is dedicated to celebrating the January 2021 Inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris. It will also serve as a fundraising effort, benefiting The National Baptist Convention’s “I’m In”, a strategic initiative aimed at narrowing the disparity in healthcare in the African American community that has been highlighted during the current pandemic.
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On Sunday, February 21st, Cece Winans will bring us ‘A Night of Thanksgiving‘ filled with music, jubilation and inspiration. The virtual concert will also feature some very special guests, namely: Tauren Wells, Carrie Underwood and Marvin Winans.
Persons can sponsor a child through Compassion Live for access to this online event, as well as a separate VIP program that includes exclusive performances and a noteworthy conversation with CeCe Winans.
I don’t think I’ve ever sat through any of these Tiny Desk Concerts from start to finish, that is until NPR Music uploaded Th1rt3en‘s home presentation on January 18th. I literally just watched all 17 minutes and 29 seconds of Pharoahe Monch (on the mic), Daru Jones (on drums) and Marcus Machado (on guitar). Collectively all three men are known as Th1rt3en – a hardcore hip-hop trio that is just amazing!
If you are into authentic hip-hop, not the water-down bubble rap that’s popular now, but real MC, beats, relevant lyrics etc. then click here and treat yourself. I have to warn you though that this is not for the faint of heart. These men are explosive in their respective areas and the content is rated PG.
On February 12th, Krak In Dub – The Argentinian producer who is based in France – will be releasing the Raised Riddim. The twelve-track reggae compilation will feature new music from some familiar voices: Beenie Man, Johnny Osbourne, Tiger and Capleton. It will also have some names that may be new to ardent reggae supporters this side of the globe.
Leading the project is non other than the fireman, Capleton, with an aggressive yet factual chant titled “Ah No People Dem Love.” King Shango continues to use his music to burn the fire on things that he disagrees with. On this particular record it’s the choosing of money over people.
Click here to check out Capleton‘s song and remember to like, comment and share.
With all that is happening now in America I wanted to shed some light on this new record by an up-and-coming female hip-hop artist. The song is titled “American Dream” and it’s a collaboration by the aforementioned rapper Serita Campbell and Young Deuces.
The black music industry is in a very sad state. I say that because in my opinion most of the big ‘stars’ are singing, chanting and rapping about money, power and sex, while these young acts – that we so often ignore – are giving us substantitive music.
Click here or on the image about to check out the video for this record and be sure to learn more about this sister and support her work.