Disc-Jock Redeem’s Global Chart is featured on his ‘Up & Active’ radio program which airs on Roots 96.1 FM in Kingston, Jamaica, from midnight to 6 AM on Fridays. Below are the top ten songs for this week.
#1. Quarantine by Craig Ed East (G&J Records)
#2. Eyes Open Up by Karamanti (Blakkwuman22 Music & Arioso Legato Music)
#3. Hearts Are Bleeding by TK Kiss (A Town Records)
#4. Mr Heartless by Fancy D (Zenith Zone Records)
#5. Compel by Inspiired (Inspiiired Don Production)
#6. Blessings by Lavisch (Picante Records)
#7. Have I Told You by Kingseyes (Jugglers Records)
#8. Admission by Toxiq Don & Inspiiired (Inspiiired Don Production)
#9. Give Me A Minute by Jerone Riley (Real People Music)
#10. Dreams by D. Bling (Sayatta Production)
Qadamaweh was created to implement the laws attached to the Solomonic Dynasty based on the teachings and ethics of the Ethiopian Empire, Haile Selassie I the first. The organization is headed by Miguel Orlando Collins, who is publicly known as Sizzla Kalonji – a reggae and dancehall artist based in Jamaica.
A few days ago Sizzla reached out to his fans on social media and encouraged them to become formal members of Qadamaweh. He promised that by joining they would have access to personal interactions and live sessions.
Yesterday Buju released the official video for his song “Blessed,” which is featured on the new album “Upside Down.” In keeping with the lyrical content, the video tells the story of a young boy who is clearly blessed and highly favored. It also included some images from the Black Lives Matter protests.
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At the end of June Jamaican gospel artist Kevin Downswell shared the remix of his hit song “Stronger.” The new version, which was done to bring hope and inspiration to everyone struggling in these trying times, features: Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, Tessanne Chin, Wayne Marshall, DJ Bambino, Christopher Martin and several other top-tier artists.
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In a major development, the Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honorable Olivia Grange, has announced plans to take the top ten entries in the 2020 Jamaica Festival Song Competition to the world. The songs will be available for download and streaming on all music platforms as of Friday, July 3rd, 2020, courtesy of VPal Music.
The finalists in the 2020 Jamaica Festival Song Competition include Reggae icons Freddie McGregor, Toots & The Maytals and Buju Banton; popular artistes Papa Michigan, Nazzle Man, L.U.S.T. (Lukie D, Thriller U, Singing Melody & Tony Curtis); Rising Stars winner Shuga; upcoming dancehall artistes Xtra Bigg and Radix OD, as well as the actress and television presenter, Sakina.
The move to make the Jamaica Festival Song entries available on music downloading and streaming services is a part of Minister Grange’s initiative to revitalize Jamaica Festival. In keeping with restrictions on public gatherings because of the covid-19 pandemic, the usual island-wide road shows and public performances by the Festival Song finalists will not be held this year. Instead, the Ministry has engaged national radio and television stations and has been using social media to bring the finalists and their entries to the public.
The winning Jamaica Festival Song for 2020 will be decided on July 26 by popular vote.
On Saturday, July 4th, Fyre4Lyfe Entertainment will be hosting a digital stage show dubbed Youths & Legends Reggae Show. This event will be streamed live on ZOOM starting at 6:00 PM EST.
Among the confirmed performers are veteran dancehall artist Lady G, Ricky Stereo, Jemere Morgan, KB Digreat and UU Maddo. The organizers are charging a $5 USD entrance fee. Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite.
Irie Jam Virtual Concert Series has been extended! The organizers have just announced that Chronixx, Agent Sasco and Bounty Killer will be performing this Saturday, June 27th, starting at 6:00 PM.
This event, which streams in real time on Irie Jam 360 and Irie Jam Radio’s social media platforms, is powered by the U.S. Census Bureau.