Nigerian pop-star Burna Boy is on a world tour in support of his sixth studio album: Love, Damini. The afrobeat record was released in July of this year, and it features several international performers including Jamaican dancehall artist Popcaan.
That said, Burna Boy will be doing a full set at the National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica on Sunday, December 18. We are still not clear on who else will be on the show.
Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise is scheduled to sail from Wednesday, December 7th to Monday the 12th, on Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas, out of Miami, Florida Port Terminals. It will make stops in Montego Bay and Ocho Rio in Jamaica. The organizers are promising the ultimate reggae experience with some of the world’s most respected reggae artists, selectors and public figures on-board.
Confirmed are: Damian ‘Jr Gong’ Marley, Stephen ‘Ragga’ Marley, Burning Spear, Shabba Ranks, Bounty Killer, Sizzla, Maxi Priest, Tarrus Riley, Morgan Heritage, J Boog, Johnny Osbourne, Cham, Cocoa Tea, Ding Dong, T.O.K., Kabaka Pyramid, Etana, Christopher Ellis, and Naomi Cowan.
Mello FM – a Jamaica based radio station with offices and studios in both Kingston and Montego Bay – have kicked off their Pre-Christmas Mellorific Road Tour.
The first staging was on November 25th at the Portmore Mall. The upcoming dates and locations are as follows: December 2nd at the Half Way Tree Transportation Centre in Kingston, December 9th at the Cecil Charlton Park in Mandeville, and December 16 at Harmony Beach Park in Montego Bay.
Confirmed artists include: Razor B, Jah Bouks, D’Angel, Mr. Lexx, D Major, Anthony Cruz, Althea Hewitt, Abijah, Stacious and others. Showtime is 1 to 10pm.
Whenever Agent Sasco shows up on a track we listen intently; this is because his music goes beyond entertainment, it is usually very informative. The attention is heightened when he starts off by saying “true story.”
That’s what he did on his latest release; a single titled She’s a Saint, done on the Night Light Riddim produced by Irie Ites Records. On this one Sasco tells the tale of a wealthy man who uses money to keep his love interest; not knowing that she is actively creeping (cheating) while pretending to be a good girl. Click here to check it out.
Campari’s Respect the Bitter Holiday Vibes Road Show is on the move again this Friday, November 25th. It will make two stops in St. Ann, Jamaica. The first will be at the Brown’s Town Bus Park at 8pm, and the second will be at the Salem Truck Stop at 11:30pm.
International recording artist Charly Black will perform live at both shows; and admission is free.
Jamaican dancehall artist Karamanti, who has collaborated with some of the biggest African reggae acts in the past (Stonebwoy, Sonniballi, Iwan etc.), has just shared a brand new song and video, done with emerging Malawian artist Godson.
The afro-dancehall track is titled Wa Gwan, and on it Karamanti displays her lyrical prowess, and shows why she is constantly sought after for musical synergies. As this is her third collaboration with an artist from Malawi – the second this year – Karamanti sings:
“mi no know weh a gwan dung a malawi
but everyday a new artist a badda me
dem waa fi link up wid di Karamanti
mi no care ya man caa mi hungry
so from di message upful and it highly
and i naa violate di almighty
yu can send on di beat mek mi vibes it
and mek we wake up di youth dem weh numbly.”
The official video for Wa Gwan, which was shot in both Jamaica and Malawi, was also released and shared on Karamanti‘s YouTube channel. And the song can be streamed and downloaded from all major music platforms.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD “WA GWAN”
The 1st annual Caribbean Winter Festival is set for Saturday, December 10th at T.H.A.P Courtyard – 5508 N 50th Street – in Tampa, Florida. This island music event is being presented by DND Entertainment and Bassline Muzik Ent.
The lineup includes Denise Belfon, Demarco, Yaksta, Kinsy and Jah Tiff; with additional music by DJ Kirky-C, DJ Klive and Lips International. Tickets and additional information are available on eventbrite.