On Monday, February 6th, all roads lead to Emancipation Park in New Kingston, Jamaica, for a Musical Tribute To Bob Marley. This event is being powered by The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport in collaboration with the Bob Marley Foundation.
Some of the island’s most recognized artists will be performing: Julian Marley, Capleton, Lutan Fyah, Gyptian, George Nooks, Admiral Tibet, Dennis Walks, G Whizz, Droop Lion, and Max Romeo. They will be supported by the Blak Soil Band. Admission is Free!
Congratulations are in order for Kabaka Pyramid, who won his first Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album at the 65th Grammy Awards, held on February 5th at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, California.
He won with his sophomore album, The Kalling, released in September, 2022 via Bebble Rock Music and Ghetto Youths International.
On February 3rd, reggae recording artist Chezidek, in collaboration with Small Axe Entertainment and Rebel Sound Records, released World Power, a reggae track inspired by Russia’s war in Ukraine.
As he has always done, Chezidek sings about current world events, while questioning what impact the decisions taken by global leaders are having on us. The track was written and produced by Small Axe’s Calvert Barclay, and mixed and mastered by Ben Barbic.
Click here to stream and/or download World Power from your preferred music platform.
Last fall, My MM Productions – a Florida based imprint – released the Positive Transfusion EP, a six-track reggae compilation that features Luciano, Wayne Armond, Pinchers, Carlton Coffie, Stevie Malekuu and JC Lodge. All the songs have been praised for their top-tier production, as well as their reality-based well-timed messages.
As a matter of fact, Love Uprising by JC Lodge and The New Babylon by Wayne Armond are favorites of Jamusa, the veteran host on South Florida’s WAVS Radio. Both he and his listeners can’t seem to get enough of their Positive Transfusion!
Furthermore, it should not surprise anyone to learn that JC Lodge‘s single has entered the top-ten on a couple of reggae charts. As of today – February 3rd, 2023 – Love Uprising is #9 in New York and #10 in South Florida on the Top 30 Music Chart; while the full EP is #2 in New York and #14 in South Florida on the Top 20 Albums Chart. These are the popular Foundation Radio Network Charts curated by Clinton Lindsay.
Both JC Lodge and executive producer Orville Marshall have been aggressively promoting the record. Lodge, who lives in the United Kingdom, literally just wrapped up a mini tour in the U.S. where her fans were able to experience the song live.
The Positive Transfusion EP is available on Apple Music, Spotify, iTunes and all other streaming platforms.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD “POSITIVE TRANSFUSION” EP
Trinidadian singer, songwriter and producer, Nadia Batson, will be live in concert at the Five Islands Water & Amusement Park – Western Main Road – in Chaguaramas, Trinidad and Tobago, on Thursday, February 9.
At the event, dubbed Artform – The Rhythm Of Carnival, The sass queen will be joined by Romain Virgo, Voice, Lyrikal, Viking Ding Dong, Adam O and more. Click here to purchase tickets.
For music lovers February is not just celebrated as Black History Month, it’s also Reggae Month. What this means is that over the next twenty-three days or so there will be several events that will see secular and gospel reggae acts sharing the same stage.
One such event is the One Love Reggae Festival, scheduled for Saturday, February 25th at Lake David Park in Groveland, Florida. There will be special appearances by Grammy winners Gramps Morgan and Minister Marion Hall. Admission is free!
Annette Brissett, a former member of the all-girl reggae band Steppin’ Razor, is back with a new single titled Mi Gungu Walk. The record is a collaboration done with long time friend and colleague Marcia Griffiths, the woman for whom she penned the hit song I Shall Sing. Mi Gungu Walk was officially released on January 27th, and it comes to us courtesy of Tad’s Record Inc.
Brissett wrote and produced the single, which takes aim at people possessing political power, who are known to use false or inaccurate information – especially that which is deliberately intended to deceive – for their own gains. A bold Brissett explains: “Inna dem time yah, where the truth is a lie and the lie is the truth mi nuh respect people who take me fi idiot!”
The bouncy reggae rhythm was created by Zemroy Lewis, a member of one of the best reggae bands in South Florida, Code Red. The combination of Annette‘s deep, raspy voice, and Marcia‘s smooth, silky vocals is surprisingly refreshing, and is a joy to listen to. Mi Gungu Walk can be streamed and downloaded from Apple Music, Spotify, iTunes and all other digital music stores.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD “MI GUNGU WALK”