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Machel Montano & Super Blue To Share Stage At ‘Rise Soca Kingdom’ In Barbados (@machelmontano)

Machel Monday 2018 photographed by JERMAINE CRUICKSHANK for SagaGet ready for Rise, the Barbados leg of Machel Montano’s highly acclaimed Soca Kingdom Tour. He will be sharing this ultimate celebration of Caribbean music with none other than the legendary Super Blue! It takes place on July 31st at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados.

This is a show not to be missed by soca enthusiasts, carnival followers and lovers of the Barbados Crop Over Experience. There are limited Early Bird Tickets and luxurious Cabanas available now! Click here to purchase.

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Artekal Music & Young Veterans Label Team Up For The Release Of “Fire Avenue Riddim” (@youngVeteransJa @artekalmusic)

fireavealbumcover780Young Veterans’ label releases the Fire Avenue Riddim compilation featuring a host of artists exclusively on the Artekal Music reggae streaming platform.

Through a partnership forged between Artekal Music and the Young Veterans independent reggae record label, the complete Young Veterans catalog will now be available for streaming via Artekal Music. This of course includes the label’s latest roots rhythm, Fire Avenue Riddim, featuring Capleton, Luciano, Pressure, Fantan Mojah, Shuga, Ginjah, Ras Shiloh, Kandiman, Fyakin, Qraig, Hikaliba, Zamunda, and Anthony B.

After months of hard work in the studio, the Young Veterans’ team is happy to finally announce the release of the Fire Avenue Riddim. They are also very excited about unveiling it via the Artekal Music platform. Young Veterans’ president and CEO Sheldon Pennicott said, “it’s amazing to be able to share this body of artistic reggae creation with the world through a purpose-built reggae music platform.” While Artekal Music CEO Sean Anderson added, “it’s great to work with visionaries such as the Young Veterans team who are willing to support reggae-based technology efforts.”Both organizations will now be working together to maximize the release. Fans can also get artist and album merchandise through the partnership at the Artekal Music backed, WULEEP merchandise online store.


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Lauryn Hill Announces Names Of Artists To Be Featured On Her ‘The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill’ Tour (@MsLaurynHill)

Ms Lauryn HillMs Lauryn Hill has taken to her Facebook page to share the names of all the artists that will be featured on her much anticipated ‘The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill’ tour.

Her guests will be: Dave Chappelle, Nas, SZA, M.I.A, A$AP ROCKY, Santigold, De La Soul, Busta Rhymes, Big Boi, Talib Kweli, Dave East, Kelela, Shabbazz Palaces, Protoje, Patoranking, Mr. Eazi, Jo Mersa Marley, Bambaata Marley, Tierra Whack, Iman Omari, Raury, Victory, Kojo Cue & Shaker.

Tickets and VIP Experiences available at mslaurynhill.com

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The Third Annual ‘Protect the Children Gala’ Takes Place On June 28th In Fort Lauderdale, Fl.

Heart of an OrphanChild sexual abuse and human trafficking are far-reaching life altering issues that affect more individuals and communities than are often imagined. The Female Development World Organization’s (FDWO) and a host committee of local leaders are again stepping up to address these issues by raising funds, serving as advocates and bringing awareness at the third annual Protect the Children Gala; Thursday, June 28, 2018 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm at the brand new Crystal Ballroom located at The Venue in Fort Lauderdale.

The event attire is formal, and the activities include a cocktail reception pre-event, music, silent auction, food and artistic performances throughout.  Guests will have opportunities to network with international leaders in business, arts, politics, community and culture; while learning about FWDO’s strong leadership in ensuring legislations are in place while supporting efforts that raise awareness about the prevention of Child Abuse and Human Trafficking as well as necessary interventions and supports for survivors.

Event tickets and program advertisements can be purchased at: www.fdwo.org.


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Nas’ New Album “Nasir” Out Now! (@Nas)


On Thursday, June 14th, Nas – one of hip-hop’s greatest MC – dropped his 11th studio album entitled “Nasir.” The project, which is on the Mass Appeal Records label, has seven (7) songs, all produced by Kanye West. It also features collaborations with Puff Daddy, 070 Shake, Tony Williams and The-Dream.

Click here to stream and download “Nasir” via your preferred music platform.

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The Health Food Man, Macka B, Confirmed For The 2018 Aarhus Reggae Festival (@mackab)

Macka BJam Link International, the organizers of the annual Aarhus Reggae Festival, has announced that Macka B, the UK based reggae artist, will be the headlining act for this year’s Dancehall Night.

Macka B, is a British-born, Jamaican reggae artist, performer and activist, with a career spanning thirty years in the United Kingdom and Jamaica. According to AllMusic.com, “Macka B was one of Britain’s most influential dancehall toasters.”

The Aarhus Reggae Festival will be held at Voxhall – which is located at Vester Allé 15, 8000 – in Aarhus, Denmark, on August 24th and 25th. Macka B’s performance will be on the 24th.

For additional information about this event, visit the official Facebook page.

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Agent Sasco & I Octane Headlines Atlanta’s Reggae Summer Jam – June 23rd (@AgentSasco @Realioctane)

Sasco OctaneOn Saturday, June 23rd, both Agent Sasco and I Octane will perform at Atlanta’s Reggae Summer Jam at the Jolie Event Center (5240 Panola Industrial Blvd.) in Dacatur, Georgia. The men will be supported by Anthony Steele, Blade Supnelse and Palmdan.

Music will be provided by Copper Ash, Propa English, DJ Prince Charm and Super Mario. Persons can purchase tickets HERE.

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Tarrus Riley, Steel Pulse & More For The 25th Annual Sierra Nevada World Music Festival (@steelpulse @tarrusrileyja)

Tarrus Steel PulseEpiphany Artists is proud to present the 25th annual Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, which takes place June 22-24 at the Mendocino County Fairgrounds. This three-day music and camping extravaganza features some of the greatest names in world and reggae music as well as an extensive children’s program, fire dancers, a daily parade, and music workshops.

The organizers have once again developed an amazing lineup of performers from around the globe. The line-up is over-the-top: Beres Hammond, Steel Pulse, Tarrus Riley, Teddy Afro, Dread Mar I, Cocoa Tea, Protoje, Max Romeo, and so many more. Over 30 reggae and world music acts will perform on two stages, along with a “Jamaican-style” Late-Night Dance Hall.

Single-day tickets and three-day festival tickets are available at Eventbrite, independent outlets and on www.SNWMF.com.

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Mikey General Announces Release Date For “Zion Gate” Video (@MikeyGeneral7)

Mikey General Zion Gate

Mikey General, via his promo and marketing team MJE, has announced that the official video for his song “Zion Gate,” taken from the new album Tewahedo, will be released on Tuesday, June 19th. This will be the first video from the album.

Fans and supporters of Mikey General can look forward to a powerful, inspirational and entertaining video that completely compliments the song.

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New York Based Dancehall Artist, Shootii, Making An Impact In Jamaica With New Single “Style” (@shootii_music @cjthechemist)

Shootii Press ReleaseReleased earlier this year, Style, a catchy dancehall song by New York based recording artist Shootii, is getting steady rotation via some significant platforms in Jamaica.

In addition to being featured on popular digital channels like Akam Entertainment, Style is also getting rotation on IRIE FM and is even now being played at some of the biggest dancehall sessions on the island; namely, Uptown Mondays and Stone Love’s Weddy Weddy Wednesdays.

Style is a typical club / street record, on which Shootii laments about his “style and pattern” that’s making him virtually irresistible to women. The artist and his team are now putting ideas together for an official video.


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Mary J. Blige Makes Cameo Appearance In Maroon 5’s New Video (@maryjblige @maroon5)

maroon 5 & mary j bligeAt the end of May, the American pop / rock band Maroon 5 shared the visuals for their single “Girls Like You,” which is a collaboration with rap artist Cardi B. The video is jam packed with cameo appearances by some of the biggest women in music, sports and T.V.

The queen of hip-hop and R&B, Mary J. Blige, is among the all-star lineup, which includes: Jennifer Lopez, Camila Cabello, Gal Gadot, Tiffany Haddish and several others.

Click here or on the image above to watch the video.