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Tickets For Silk Sonic’s Las Vegas Residency Go On Sale This Friday! (@silksonic)

From February 25th through to April 2nd, Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak – collectively known as Silk Sonic – will have their residency at Dolby Live Park MGM (3770 S. Las Vegas Blvd) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The men, supported by a full backing band, will perform songs from the album An Evening With Silk Sonic. Tickets for general admission go on sale this Friday, January 21st.

“Chicago Valentine’s Love Affair” Concert Canceled!

Sadly, the Chicago Valentine’s Love Affair concert, which was to take place at Credit Union 1 Arena in Chicago, Illinois on February 11th, has been canceled by the organizer. Fans of Monica, Bobby Brown, Xscap3 and Stokley from Mint Condition – artists who were all scheduled to perform – are expressing disappointment at the news.

Tickemaster made the following announcement regarding the cancellation: No action is required to obtain a refund. It will be processed to the original method of payment used at time of purchase.

Vocalist Dave Revels Releases New Reggae Single “A Good Jamaican Woman” (@revels_l @ReggaeGlobal)

American-based singing sensation Dave Revels has just released a honest tune titled A Good Jamaican Woman. The melodious reggae-fused song – published on December 31, 2021 – is a collaboration done with talented reggae / hip-hop artist Junior Rex.

As the producer, Revels brought his decades of musical experience and creative skills to the production. They were then complimented by co-producer Ed Robinson, who helped to reimagine the song, adding some magical flair to its overall sound and feel. Persons who have heard the record summarizes it as a forthright tune from a man showing loyalty and respect to his lineage by desiring to have a woman from that same line.

Dave Revels explains the inspiration behind A Good Jamaican Woman in the following statement: “I have always identified with my roots, and an influential part of that connect to my mother being a Jamaican. This song resonates with much of what I hold dear—my mom, my Jamaican relatives, the love of the Island, and the fact that I grew up there. To me, this is one of the best songs I have done, and it’s a legacy I will forever cherish.”

For those not familiar with Dave Revels; he is a half British, half Jamaican singer, who was born in England and raised in Jamaica. His strong musical history includes over ten years with the famed American doo-wop, R&B and soul vocal group The Drifters. Additionally, in 2006 he became the lead singer, arranger and producer for the legendary a cappella group The Persuasions. Over his many years with different groups Dave has had the pleasure of working with major names such as The Grateful Dead, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon and Canadian rock and roll hall of famers, Barenaked Ladies.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD “A GOOD JAMAICAN WOMAN”

Rhoda Isabella & Alicia Taylor Among Ministers Confirmed For “Woman Ignite Success Summit 2022”

On January 28th and 29th, One Integrated Group Limited will present the first installment of Woman Ignite Success Summit for 2022. This will be rolled out in two formats: virtually, via womanignitejadotcom and in-person at The Courtleigh Auditorium (6-8 St.Lucia Avenue) in Kingston, Jamaica.

Patrons will be blessed with an impeccable and powerful cadre of local and international gospel ministers, worshippers, authors, life-skill coaches, business coaches, entrepreneurs, mental health and wellness doctors & counsellors, and a host of other trailblazers who have overcome a lot to find their purpose in Christ.

Confirmed music ministers are: Rhoda Isabella, Alicia Taylor, Trevelle Clarke-Whyne, Sadra Madonna Lindsay, Latoya HD, Christina Broderick and Dr. Nadine Blair.

Ticket prices start at $15 USD and can go up to $99 USD, depending on preferred package.

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS & ADDITIONAL INFO

Israel Vibration & The Abyssinians Featured On Groundation’s Original Riddim

Two of Jamaica’s most revered musical groups, Israel Vibration (Lascelle “Wiss” Bulgin, Albert “Apple Gabriel” Craig and Cecil “Skelly” Spence) and The Abyssinians (Bernard Collins, Donald Manning, Linford Manning), have given life to the lead single from Groundation‘s upcoming album.

The song – released in early January – is titled Original Riddim and it’s a roots tune that connects Jamaica’s music to its African lineage. Click here or on the image above to watch the official video, which features all the performers.

Luciano Will Be Returning To The Chronicles On Feb. 25 (@jahmessenjah)

At the end of February Luciano, in partnership with Island Records, will release an eleven-track album titled Return Of The Chronicles. All the songs are remixes of previously published tracks from the Where There Is Life and Messenger albums.

The official video for It’s Me Again Jah (2022 version) – one of the tunes on the upcoming album – was just uploaded to YouTube. Click here or on the image above to check it out and remember to like, comment and share. Return Of The Chronicles is also available for pre-order.

Shabba Ranks, Super Cat & Other Veteran Jamaican Artists Will Headline Reggae Love Fest In NY On Feb. 11

On Friday, February 11, all roads will lead to Radio City Music Hall (1260 6th Avenue) in New York, which is where the Reggae Love Fest is scheduled to take place. The festival will feature some of Jamaica’s biggest artists from various genres: reggae, dancehall and dub.

Some of the names that have been announced so far are: Shabba Ranks, Super Cat, Barrington Levy, Cutty Ranks, Dawn Penn, Junior Reid and Chaka Demus & Pliers. For tickets and additional information click here.