As Jamaicans are all home for Labor Day Monday, the Broadcasting Commission will replay the recently aired telethon “Together We Stand.”
This is a six hour event with performances from several of the nation’s biggest artists, as well appearances by many high ranking public figures.
Persons on the island should check local listing for start time on TVJ, while those overseas are encouraged to watch on the PBC Jamaica YouTube channel at 6:00 PM (JA time).
One of Dancehall’s most lyrical artist, Agent Sasco, released a new song and video titled “Loco” a few days ago. The name is appropriate as the track highlights some of the madness currently going on with our youths.
It is hard to properly articulate how amazing this record truly is, just know that if you are a lover of the genre you absolutely should check it out. “Loco” can be streamed and downloaded on all digital music platforms. Click here or on the image above to watch the video, and remember to like, comment and share.
On Friday, May 22nd, iconic reggae / dancehall producer, Robert “Bobby Digital” Dixon, passed away from a Kidney related illness. He was only 59 years old.
Members of the Jamaican music industry (musicians, artists, engineers, agents etc.) have all taken to social media to express their disappointment in hearing such a sad news.
This Saturday, May 23rd, starting at 8:00 PM EST, iconic dancehall artists Beenie Man and Bounty Killer will go head to head in the ‘Verzuz‘ music battle.
Like all other media houses, Maria Jackson Magazine has been captivated by this new ‘Verzuz‘ song competition since it was initiated by Swizz Beatz and Timbaland several weeks ago. To date they have featured mega stars: Teddy Riley, Babyface, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott (R&B), Nelly and Ludacris (hip-hop).
On May 18th, one of Jamaica’s most underrated musical talent, Dre Island, published the official video for “Still Remain.” The song is one of thirteen (13) featured on his soon to be released album “Now I Rise.”
Though the full project is not schedule to be out until May 29th, it is currently available for pre-order via iTunes, Spotify and Deezer.
Click here or on the image above to watch the video for “Still Remain,” and remember to like, comment and share.
Earlier today recording artist Capleton announced that he will be performing live this Saturday, May 23rd, starting at 6:00 PM EST. The concert will stream in real-time on his website capletonmusic dot com.
In order to watch the show persons are being asked to pay $4.99 USD, part of which will go towards charity. This performance is being presented by both Capleton Music and 360 Global Entertainment.
Our digital music station, Maria Jackson Radio, has been offline for the past week and a half. The reason for this is that we are currently working on switching hosting company so that we will have more control over the way our content is presented.
We have received several concerns from our loyal listeners, so much so that it became necessary to release an official press release on the matter.
Based on the information from our tech support team the station should be back up and running on Monday, June 1st. As we will undoubtedly have a new web address, another PR will be sent out at that time to update the public.
I want to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone that reached out to us and expressed their genuine love and appreciation for the station and the playlist, that we carefully put together each week.