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Minister Marion Hall Says She’s Doing Better

The former dancehall queen, Lady Saw – who now goes by the moniker Minister Marion Hall – has just released a new song via Downsound Records. The track is titled I’m Doing Better, and on it she talks about how much her life has improved since she recommitted to Jesus Christ.

I’m Doing Better went live on all streaming platforms on March 16th, and has already begun trending among lovers of reggae-gospel music. Click here to download the tune from your preferred digital store.

Israel Vibration Returns To Moe’s Alley On April 22nd

Israel Vibration (now only Lascelle ‘Wiss’ Bulgin) will be back at Moe’s Alley – 1535 Commercial Way – in Santa Cruz, California on Saturday, April 22nd. As in previous occasions, Wiss will be supported by the renowned Roots Radics Band.

Boom Draw, DJ Spleece and MC Rocky Bailey are also on the lineup. Early bird tickets, which are going for only $35, are available now via ticketweb-com.

Ce’Cile Is Coming With A Strong Message! (@IAMTHECECILE @bigfeetrecords)

At the end of March, Ce’Cile, the sing-jay commonly referred to as the ‘bad gyal of reggae-dancehall’ will – in collaboration with producer Josh Harris – release a puissant reggae song titled Let’s Work It Out

On the inspirational tune Ce’Cile hits all the right notes as she reminds us of the golden rule, which is to treat others the way we would like to be treated. She sings:

“If I love you like I love myself respect in every way
And if I treat you like I treat myself then we should be ok
Love you like the birds and the bees and the honey and the weed
No need no label one love one race me a pree
What’s good for you
Is good for me”

Her strong message is complimented by the beautiful rhythm produced by Josh Harris and his team at Big Feet RecordsLet’s Work It Out will be available on all streaming platforms on Friday, March 31st. 


Mervin Mayo Lends His Voice To Mental Health & Suicide Prevention (@mervin_mayo)

Gospel recording artist Mervin Mayo, who burst on the scene approximately two years ago after going viral with his rendition of ‘The Best Of Me,’ has been invited to perform at the Henrico Theater – 305 East Nine Mile Road – in Henrico, Virginia, on Thursday, April 6th.

This is the organizer’s 1st Annual All White Gospel Concert, being presented – in part – to raise funds for mental health and suicide prevention. Mayo will be joined by Shawn Heckstall, New Isreal, Veronica The Singer and DJ Beato Felito. Tickets are $20 USD each, and the show starts at 7:30pm.

New Video from Busy Signal “Tonight” (@busysignal_turf)

International recording artist Busy Signal has just shared the official video for his reggae single, Tonight. The song, which is on the Same Story Riddim, was released in early February via Warriors Musick Production.

If you have not yet seen the visuals, click here or on the image above to check it out, and remember to like, comment and share.

Catch Israel Houghton & New Breed In Oklahoma City On April 21

On Friday, April 21st, Grammy Award winning gospel artist Israel Houghton & New Breed will be live in concert at the Crossroads Church at 8901 South Shields Boulevard in Oklahoma City.

This promises to be a night of praise and worship, with early performers Set Free Sounds and Avery & Friends. Tickets – which start at $50 USD – are available now via eventbrite

Sunshine Anderson, Dru Hill & Kier Spates Confirmed For ‘We Love R&B’

94.5 The Beat – Central Texas’ #1 hip-hop and R&B radio station – will, in collaboration with Trill Love Clothing, present We Love R&B. The live concert will take place at the Masonic Grand Lodge Library & Museum of Texas – 715 Columbus Avenue – in Waco on Friday, April 21st.

Confirmed performers are Sunshine Anderson, Dru Hill and Kier Spates. They will be joined by DJ Adeezy and host Grossman. Tickets are available now on centexbeat-dot-com.