Chambers Hydro Farm Using Music To Promote Agriculture & Healthy Eating

Former Jamaican Olympian Ricardo Chambers – who is the CEO and owner of Chamber’s Hydro Farm in Spur Tree, Manchester – has been using music and social media to highlight the importance of healthy eating and the advantages of farming.

Throughout the summer he and his team have been sharing short video clips of artists – and in some cases actors – performing songs and skits that promote agriculture and its benefits. All the performances are usually done on the farm and then shared online where they’re reviewed by his followers in real time.

Pleased with the public’s response, Ricardo has decided to take it a step further. He is now partnering with Blakkwuman22 Music to release a song written and produced specifically to bring awareness to the aforementioned. The song, which went live on all streaming platforms on September 27th, is titled Ground Provision and it’s penned and performed by dancehall artist Karamanti

On the record, Karamanti – who is a staunch pescatarian – breaks down her eating habits, and recommends that the listener use food as medication and not just something consumed impulsively.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD “GROUND PROVISION”

The Movie New Jack City Is Now A Stage Play!

Hip-hop artists Treach (from the trio Naughty By Nature) and Big Daddy Kane will join actors Flex Alexander and House Of Payne star Allen Payne on the stage-play New Jack City. Payne starred in the actual film – released in 1991 – alongside Wesley Snipes, Ice-T and Chris Rock.

Producer Je’Caryous Johnson, the mastermind behind New Jack City, will take the play to Philadelphia, Washington, Charlotte, Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Baltimore, Detroit, Atlanta and Houston. The tour will start in November and will run through to January, 2023.

Jennifer Hudson Adds TV Host To Her Already Impressive Résumé (@IAMJHUD)

On Monday, September 12th The Jennifer Hudson Show will debut on Fox TV, as well as on channels owned by Hearst Television, Sinclair Broadcast Group, TEGNA, Nexstar Media Group, and other networks.

The actress and singer promises to take the program beyond celebrity guests and musical performances; choosing instead to shine a light on everyday heroes. Although The Jennifer Hudson Show is not a replacement for Ellen (DeGeneres), it is worth noting that it will be filmed on Ellen’s old set by many of the same staffers.

Sunni Patterson’s Book Launch Is This Weekend

Beloved poet and lyricist Sunni Patterson will be doing a reading and signing in support of her new book, We Know This Place, on Saturday, August 13.

Although the event is being presented by the local Community Book Center, in the interest of space, it will actually be held at the André Cailloux Center For The Performing Arts & Cultural Justice at 2541 Bayou Road (New Orleans, Louisiana) from 3pm.

Copies of the book will be available for sale at the event. However, if you are unable to attend, you can also purchase it on Amazon.

Laugh With Johnny & Fancy Cat On Mother’s Day

Jabari Production presents a comedy show called To Mom With Laughter on Mother’s Day – Sunday, May 8 – at Premier Restaurant and Lounge (6924 Main Street) in Lithonia, Georgia.

Top-tier Jamaican comedians Johnny, from Lime Tree Lane and Fancy Cat from the popular TV show Ity and Fancy Cat will be doing sets, along with Lemon, Serena Watkins and Janet Dollar. Host for the evening is radio personality Pretty Boy Floyd.

Showtime is 4pm. Click here for tickets and additional information.

Oliver Samuels Is “Guilty With Explanation”

Jamaica’s king of comedy, Oliver Samuels, will be heading to Canada for back to back shows on Mother’s Day weekend. Samuels along with Lakeisha Ellison and Tesfa Edwards will star in the play Guilty With Explanation.

The team will be at L’Agora De Norte Place School (1780 Meadowvale Blvd.) in Mississauga, Ontario on May 6th at 8pm; and at The Metropolitan Centre (3840 Finch Ave. East) in Toronto on both the 7th and 8th.

Tickets are available at several West Indian locations in the GTA and online via Ticket Gateway. This is an Ebony Nile Production presentation.

Jamaica Ends Mask Mandate & Travel Pre-Testing

Effective April 15th, persons traveling to Jamaica will no longer be required to present a negative covid-19 test prior to travel.

Additionally, the Jamaican government has announced an end to mask mandate in enclosed public spaces as of April 15th.