Everton Blender, Tanto Metro & Devonte On The Lineup For Houston Reggae Jam Jam Next Month

Anticipation continues to grow for the upcoming Houston Reggae Jam Jam, scheduled for Saturday, August 6th. The all-day family event will have live performances from various Caribbean artists, vendors, children’s zone, domino tournament and so much more.

The lineup includes Yaksta, Demarco, Tanto Metro & Devonte, Everton Blender, Shurwayne Winchester, Sacryfyce, Lion Heights, Roots From The Clay, J-Unit Band, Hazra and others.

Location and time is India House – 8888 West Bellfort Ave – in Houston, Texas from 12 to 10pm. Get tickets and additional information on eventbrite.

Karamanti Celebrates International Reggae Day With New Reggae Visuals

Mi No Nyam Pork, the latest single from recording artist Karamanti, was published a few days ago on the Natty Dreadlocks Survival Riddim, produced by Jungle Lava Productions. The record – which is approximately four-and-a-half minutes of her lamenting about various things she does not like, pork being one, while simultaneously expressing her delight in writing the song – has emerged as one of the standout tracks on the compilation.

Based on the overwhelming positive reviews it’s been receiving, Karamanti and her team decided to compile and share clips captured in and around Jungle Lava Studio of her performing the tune. The collated visuals, which were filmed by crazymedia.tv, is now being used as the song’s official video. Furthermore, the decision was made to post it on July 1st in honor of International Reggae Day.

Fantan Mojah Booked For This Week’s “Thursday Night Live”

Thursday Night Live – Acoustic Inna Di City is quickly becoming one of the must attend week night parties in Kingston, Jamaica. Every other Thursday night the organizers put one of the nation’s veteran performers together with one of its emerging artists for an evening of quality live music.

This week – July 7th – they have booked veteran reggae singer Fantan Mojah as the main headliner, and 450 as the up-and-coming act. Thursday Night Live is held at The Cove, which is located at 3 Winchester Road. Regular admission is $2,000 JMD and starting time is 6pm.

Sutherland, Degree & Bailey Will “Let The Good Times Roll” On Aug. 14

Benta River Falls, one of Jamaica’s most unique waterway, is inviting everyone to join them in Williamsfield, Westmoreland (approximately 55 minutes from Montego Bay), for an event called Let The Good Times Roll on Sunday, August 14.

It will feature three of the island’s music legends: Nadine Sutherland, General Degree and Admiral Bailey, with MC Jenny Jenny and DJ Xavier from Hitz 92 FM. Additional music will be provided by DJ Blazay and DJ Early B. General admission is $1,500 JMD, while VIP is $3,000. Starting time is 7pm.

Jamaica’s Beloved Little Hero Is Singing For The “World Right Now”

Jamaica’s reggae-dancehall industry, although strong and influential, is filled with persons with questionable character. This includes those in the background, as well as performers and players of instruments standing on center stage. The sad reality is that a lot of our artists have been involved in some form of scandal at some point in their career.

One artist that’s managed to keep hands and heart clean to date is Little Hero. The St. Ann singer, who emerged on the scene in the early 90s, has been able to avoid a lot of the pitfalls in the entertainment industry. He’s had several number-one songs over the years and yet he remains humble and continues to give us ‘big tunes’.  

His latest ‘big tune’ is World Right Now: an inspirational dancehall track produced by Sheldon and Leroy Edwards for Pandemic Records. In it, Hero laments on the current state of mankind, highlighting the fact that many have chosen to take the road frequently travelled. One filled with crime, violence, envy and outright wickedness.

The strength of World Right Now was confirmed by Jamaica’s award-winning film writer, director and producer, Dr. Empress Rose Green, who used the song in a short film centered around Africa Day 2022. She chose it because, according to her: “it summarizes the Africa Day film and message in its entirety.”  

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD “WORLD RIGHT NOW”

Chino & Freddie McGregor Confirmed For Boston Jerk Fest (@bostonjerkfest)

The organizers of the 9th Annual Boston Jerk Fest would like you to join them on July 1st and 2nd at their new location: the Harvard Athletic Complex at 145 North Harvard Street in Boston, Massachusetts.

They are promising an irie vibe filled with good music and food as they kick off the Boston leg of Jamaica’s 60th Anniversary of Independence celebration. Entertainment will be provided by Freddie and Chino McGregor backed by Code Red Band, as well as The Soul Rebel Project.

Sizzla Announces The Launch Of “Kalonji Grill”

Veteran reggae-dancehall artist Sizzla Kalonji has announced that he will be officially launching his latest business venture – Kalonji Grill – on Friday, July 1st at a street festival on King Street in Branford, Ontario, Canada.

He and his business partners objective is to prepare traditional Jamaican cuisine on open fire with professional grilling and smoking techniques. They will also use their own unique jerk seasoning which is made from scratch and comes in three different flavors.

The street festival will commence at 12pm on the aforementioned date, and will go on until midnight. Attendees are advised to bring their lawn chairs and enjoy the festivities.