On May 29th, American residents will have a public holiday as they celebrate Memorial Day. For those based in Florida, this means it’s time for the annual Palm Beach Jamaican Jerk Festival. One of the headlining acts for this year is Mr. Singy Singy, Tarrus Riley, who will be supported by Dean Fraser and the Blak Soil Band.
The Palm Beach Jamaican Jerk Festival takes place on Monday, May 29th at West Palm Beach, Florida 33401. It starts at 4PM and goes until midnight.
The fireman, King Shango, better known as Capleton, will be at the Underground (at the Filmore) in Charlotte, North Carolina tonight. The venue is located at 820 Hamilton Street and the event, which is a part of the ‘Rise Above Tour,’ will begin at 9:30 PM sharpe!
The show is being hosted by The Knock Brothers as well as Reggae Central, and tickets are available via Live Nation.
Tonight, Bourbon Beach in Negril comes alive with arguably the most anticipated all white party in the city. What makes this event special is that the dancehall King, Beenie Man, will be performing live.
Hosted by MochaFest, the event will start at 9 PM and go until 2 AM. Additional music will be provided by Ukno JB, DJ Tat Tat and Mega Squad.
Tickets are currently being sold for $25 USD and $2,500 JMD. For additional information, click here.
Jamaican reggae artist, Damian Marley, arguably the most famous of the Bob Marley children, will perform in Utrecht, Netherlands. He is confirmed for Ronda / TivoliVredenburg on Wednesday, June 14th between the hours of 7PM to 11PM.
Damian Marley’s big break came in 2005 with the song ‘Welcome To Jamrock,’ a reggae / hip-hop crossover track that became somewhat of a street anthem in dancehall sessions worldwide. Since then, he has continuously released hit singles and projects, even collaborating with popular hip-hop artist, Nas.
Jamaican dancehall lyricist Karamanti is extremely busy these days. The artist just dropped her new video for the controversial track, “Black Song” and is in high promo gear, while simultaneously prepping for gigs in Europe and Africa.
“Black Song” is the second single from her EP, The Black God, which was released on March 21st. The video was shot in Kingston, Jamaica. Not wanting to take away from the message of the song, the visuals simply shows Karamanti discussing all the Black related issues outlined on the record. Watch video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RenBY5SL8oQ
As for the Euro/Afro Tour; Karamanti is set to head out to Europe at the end of June. She will be in France where she will do a small media tour before heading to Togo in West Africa for five shows. For additional info about Karamanti and her music, visit her official website at www.karamantimusic.com
Following his hit single, Dancehall Macarena, Jay5-Flow is back at it again with what many are calling another party anthem. His latest release, “Bounce Nonstop,” is already getting steady rotation on several established radio programs out of Jamaica.
The official video for “Bounce Nonstop” was shared on May 2nd and it clearly captures the essence of the song. Featured in the video are professional female dancers from Peru, Jamaica and the United States of America. The ladies do a series of choreographed routines and freestyles while Jay5-Flow performs. With beautiful sceneries, sky view and drone shots, this video is a must see for all dancehall lover. Watch it here.
Members of the public can download the song from iTunes; while radio, club and street DJs are encouraged to email MJE for a copy of the mp3.
On Wednesday, May 24th, King Shango aka Capleton, will perform at the BB King Blues Club & Grill located at 237 West 42 St. New York, NY. The artist will be supported by the Top Shotta Band and he is expected to do all the hit songs from his catalogue.
Nyze BoXx Music presents international dancehall recording artist Serani with “By Your Side.” Making a name internationally for himself with hit singles playing across mainstream radio worldwide, Serani is back at it again with his latest single.
Distributed by 21st Hapilos, “By Your Side” is a strong contender for the Hit summer song. “By Your Side” is out now on iTunes, Amazon and more.