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The Roots Will Perform At Ottawa’s Jazz Festival This Summer (@theroots)

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Hip-Hop legends, The Roots, have been booked as one of the headliners for the 2019 Jazz Festival in Ottawa, Canada. The event will take place from June 21st through July 1st at Confederation Park. The Roots will be performing on the 29th at 8:30 PM.

Visit the event’s website for additional information.

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International Reggae Artist Rocky Dawuni To Release New Album In March (@RockyDawuni)

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Rocky Dawuni, the international recording artist and humanitarian activist, announces the release of his highly anticipated 7th studio album, Beats of Zion, scheduled for publication on March 8th, 2019 via Six Degrees Distribution.

The thirteen-track record follows the GRAMMY nominated album, Branches of the Same Tree, which got the nod for “Best Reggae Album” in 2016.

Estelle Will Be Headlining The UK’s Shindig Festival In May (@EstelleDarlings @shindigfestival)

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R&B artist Estelle will be heading back to the UK in May of this year for the Shindig Festival. The event will run from the 23rd through to the 26th at the Gilcombe Farm in Bruton, Somerset. Estelle will join a host of top-tier performers (which includes singers, rappers and selectors) for what is expected to be a massive show.

For additional information such as accommodation, tickets, directions etc. visit the festival’s official website.

Meet Silkkey D ‘Pon Di Endz’ On February 27th (@DSilkkey @RuachRu)

silkkey dIn the past few months Silkkey D has had many performances such as Beenie Man’s Summer Sizzle, Stepping High Festival, the Upliftment Island Tour, Voices of Reggae and many more. All of his performances were successful, with a great response from demographically diverse audiences, leaving the women completely spellbound.

If you have not yet experienced Silkkey D live, check him out on Wednesday, February 27th, as he will be performing at Ruach Ru’s PON DI ENDZ. The event will take place at Kgn10 Sports Bar & Grill – located at 1a Hillview Avenue (off Eastwood Park Road) – in Kingston, Jamaica. Admission is free before 10 PM, $500 JMD after.

Meet Imar Shephard ‘Pon Di Endz’ On February 27th (@ImarShephard @RuachRu)

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With a voice that has been described as smooth, soulful and enchanting, Imar Shephard‘s dulcet tones perfectly illustrate the essence of Rhythm & Blues, Roots Reggae and Lover’s Rock. His unique sound is not only heard regularly on local Jamaican radio stations but has equally won the hearts of audiences overseas.

On Wednesday, February 27th, Imar Shephard will be performing at Ruach Ru’s PON DI ENDZ. The event will take place at Kgn10 Sports Bar & Grill – located at 1a Hillview Avenue (off Eastwood Park Road) – in Kingston, Jamaica. Admission is free before 10 PM, $500 JMD after.

Meet Amaziyah The Great ‘Pon Di Endz’ On February 27th (@preciselygreat @RuachRu)

amaziyahAmaziyah The Great is a versatile artist and lyrical poet who crosses all genres of music, with carefully constructed verses inspired from his personal experiences growing up in Frazers Content (Spanish Town, Jamaica), where he still resides today. There is no question that Amaziyah The Great is an accomplished writer known for composing quality songs that have brought him to the forefront.

On Wednesday, February 27th, Amaziyah The Great will be performing at Ruach Ru’s PON DI ENDZ. The event will take place at Kgn10 Sports Bar & Grill – located at 1a Hillview Avenue (off Eastwood Park Road) – in Kingston, Jamaica. Admission is free before 10 PM, $500 JMD after.

New Music Video from Karamanti “Be Yourself” (@Blakkwuman22 @AriosoLegato)

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Jamaican ragga-soul artist, Karamanti, has just uploaded some visuals to her trending single “Be Yourself.” Shot in the Grants-Pen community in Kingston by herself and fellow colleague Charlie Bobus, the video captures the message and mood of the record, which is all about encouraging persons to be their authentic self.

“Be Yourself” is the first single from Karamanti‘s upcoming album. Click here or on the image above to watch, and remember to like, comment and share.