On Sunday, July 26h, dancehall artist Macka Diamond will be hosting an online charity concert for her ‘Pregnant Mothers In Need Foundation.’ She has invited several established and emerging artists to partake, namely: Warrior King, Alaine, I Octane, Simple Cool Voice and Don Bonez.
For additional information, such as start time and streaming platforms, follow Macka Diamond on her social media.
At the end of June reggae artist Glen Washington released his twelve (12) track studio album titled “I’m Livin Well.” The project, which comes to us courtesy of the Heavybeat Records label, is now available on iTunes and all other digital music platforms.
The 2020 Barbados Flame Gospel Awards will be held this Saturday, July 11th at 8 PM EST, with a repeat show on Sunday, July 12th at 2 PM EST. This is a pay-per view event that will be streamed in real-time to worldwide a audience via flameawards-bdos dot com. The required contribution is $20 USD.
A slew of top-tier gospel performers have been confirmed, namely: Darlene Zschech (Australia), Israel Houghton (USA), Nathaniel Bassey (Nigeria), Travis Greene (USA), William McDowell (USA), Sherwin Gardner (Trinidad and Tobago), Prodigal Son (Jamaica), Neesha Woodz, Hoszia Hinds, Sherry-Ann Maughan, Trenecia Esseboom, Praise Academy of Dance, Michelle Wiggins (Barbados) and that is just to name a few.
The Flame Awards started back in 2001 to highlight the excellence of Gospel artists on the island of Barbados.
Trevor ‘Skatta’ Bonnick, one of the lead singer for the international reggae band Inner Circle, is the co-producer of “Time Is Getting Serious,” the new reggae record from Ifatunde Orunmila. Skatta played all of the instruments, did all of the harmony and mixed the song. It was mastered however, by Mario ‘Syantis’ Lawrence.
Recorded in Kingston, Jamaica at Cube Music Studio, “Time Is Getting Serious” was shared in June and was well received by reggae lovers and music critics alike. When asked what inspired the very strong opinionated lyrics, this is what Ifatunde Orunmila had to say: “I wrote the lyrics to this song inspired by the condition of the world and what is going on. We see biological war, chemical war, civil war, and political war. When one looks at “Tell lie vision” all one sees is serious times. This song is inspired by the times we are living in.”
Ifatunde Orunmila was initiated into the ways of the Orishas (Òrìṣà), which is a Yoruba tradition; as such, he tends to look at life through spiritual lens. That being said, for him “Time Is Getting Serious” also serves as a warning. “I would like listeners to continue to be aware, vigilant and delve into themselves and realise the way we live. I want to impact those that are blind to reality to be still and learn from the all and make a Change. I want to inspire people to see how serious things have become so that they may take a positive stand.”Orunmila said the aforementioned when asked what he would like people take away from the track.
Trevor and Ifatunde have been friends for approximately seventeen (17) years. with both men remaining active in their respective careers, it was inevitable that they would eventually collaborate on a project.
For the first time this year, both Jamaicans at home and abroad will be able to vote in the Jamaica Festival Song Competition!
The Festival Song competition started in 1966; the first winner was Toots and the Maytals. The winning song this year will be decided exclusively by voting. Voting will take place between the Presentation Show on Sunday, July 19, 2020, and the Results Show on Sunday, July 26, 2020. Both shows will be broadcast LIVE.