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I Wayne To Headline Canadian Sun Festival On June 30th In Toronto, Ont.

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Rockchild Promotions will be hosting the 2019 staging of the annual Canadian Sun Festival (SunFest) on June 30th at Woodbine Mall (500 Rexdale Blvd.) in Etobicoke, Ontario. One of the main headliner for this year is reggae artist I Wayne, who will be performing with his personal band.

Click here to purchase tickets and to get additional information about this show.

Buju Banton & The Shiloh Band Heads To Suriname (@bujuofficial)

n_bRLOn Saturday, May 4th, Purple Promotion will be hosting Buju Banton and his Shiloh Band at the André Kamperveen Stadium (Letitia Vriesdelaan, Rainville) in Paramaribo, Suriname. Buju and his crew will be supported by several local talents, namely: Psycho, Tekisha, Badderman, Itaves and Mega Vibes.

Tickets for this event can be purchased via eventbrite

Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz World Cup Send-off Celebration (@Reggae_Girlz_F)

Reggae-Girlz-Jamaica-Women-Soccer-Team-Football-World-Cup-Reggae-Girls-810x686The Reggae Girlz made history by becoming the first Caribbean country to qualify for a FIFA Women’s World Cup. The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup is scheduled for June 1 – July 1, 2019 in France. The Reggae Girlz will take on Brazil on June 9th, Italy on June 14th and Australia on June 18th during the Group Stages.

The JWNT will begin their 2019 World Cup Send-Off Tour with a game in Jamaica against Panama on May 19th. The organizers are pleased to announce the Reggae Girlz Foundation (RGF), City of Miramar and the Vice Mayor Alexandra Davis will be hosting the Reggae Girlz on the second stop before they depart for Europe, with a week of celebration activities from May 20th through to the 24th.

The following list of fundraising and celebration activities have been planned under the patronage of the Consul General Oliver Mair and the Jamaica Tourist Board, as well as under the mandate of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) (not all inclusive):

May 20, 2019- City of Miramar Welcome – at the Ft. Lauderdale Airport that will be open to the public.

May 21, 2019- City of Miramar Sports Summit – hosted by Vice Mayor Alexandra Davis

May 22, 2019- Pep Rally – hosted by County Line Chiropractic, Countyline Road location. 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

May 22, 2019- VIP Fundraising Reception Cocktail – hosted by Consul General Oliver Mair, Vice Mayor Davis and Cedella Marley (Global Ambassador for Jamaica Football)

May 23, 2019- Reggae Girlz 2019 World Cup Send-Off Fun-Day Celebration – hosted by the Reggae Girlz Foundation, City of Miramar and Vice Mayor Alexandra Davis. A fun-filled evening of food, drinks and music, featuring a double header football match (additional details to be announced pending approvals).

New Soca Video From Kevin Lyttle, “Close To You”(@Kevinlyttle)

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Kevin Lyttle, the artist that is known for mega hits like “Turn Me On” and “Drive Me Crazy” is back on the scene with another potential chart topper, “Close to You.” The song was officially released on January 4th of this year via Tarakon Records, and the video was shared only a few days ago (on April 11th) via Kevin’s YouTube channel.

“Close to You” is a slow, groovy soca record with a catchy hook. Click here or on the image above to check out the video and remember to like, comment and share.

E.G. Shows His Versatility With New Single “Shake It” (@EgDaGovenaw)

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New York based dancehall artist E.G. has done a remix of his single “Shake It.” The new version was released a few days ago via his YouTube channel, and it clearly shows his ability to comfortably do different musical styles.

Over the last few weeks, E.G., who is first and foremost a dancehall artist, has done a trending soca single titled Head Gone and now he is doing what many considers to be a Caribbean-pop crossover record.

Click here to listen and download “Shake It” from your favorite music platform.

Romain Virgo Releases The Official Video For His Powerful Single “Melanin” (@RealRomainVirgo)

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Melanin is arguably one of the most powerful song on the now popular St. Andrew Riddim by Chimney Records. On this three minutes and forty-seven seconds track, Romain Virgo encourages people of color, specifically Black folks, to be proud of their skin.

Equally powerful and captivating is the video for Melanin, which was just released via Romain Virgo‘s YouTube channel. Click here or on the image above to watch the visuals and remember to like, comment and share.

Jimmy Cliff & Ziggy Marley To Headline House Of Common’s Bank Holiday Madness In The UK (@jimmycliff @ziggymarley)

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The Bank holiday Madness will be returning to Clapham Common on Monday, August 26th with an all star lineup. This year they’ve confirmed two reggae heavy weights as their headliner, namely: Jimmy Cliff and Ziggy Marley. Other established reggae acts that will be on the show are Horace Andy, David Rodigan and Jah9. That being said, the organizers have announced that they will be adding more artists so the lineup may be very different come August.

For all information relating to the House Of Common’s Bank Holiday Madness visit their official website.