Anticipation continues to grow for the upcoming Houston Reggae Jam Jam, scheduled for Saturday, August 6th. The all-day family event will have live performances from various Caribbean artists, vendors, children’s zone, domino tournament and so much more.
The lineup includes Yaksta, Demarco, Tanto Metro & Devonte, Everton Blender, Shurwayne Winchester, Sacryfyce, Lion Heights, Roots From The Clay, J-Unit Band, Hazra and others.
Location and time is India House – 8888 West Bellfort Ave – in Houston, Texas from 12 to 10pm. Get tickets and additional information on eventbrite.
Mi No Nyam Pork, the latest single from recording artist Karamanti, was published a few days ago on the Natty Dreadlocks Survival Riddim, produced by Jungle Lava Productions. The record – which is approximately four-and-a-half minutes of her lamenting about various things she does not like, pork being one, while simultaneously expressing her delight in writing the song – has emerged as one of the standout tracks on the compilation.
Based on the overwhelming positive reviews it’s been receiving, Karamanti and her team decided to compile and share clips captured in and around Jungle Lava Studio of her performing the tune. The collated visuals, which were filmed by crazymedia.tv, is now being used as the song’s official video. Furthermore, the decision was made to post it on July 1st in honor of International Reggae Day.
Thursday Night Live – Acoustic Inna Di City is quickly becoming one of the must attend week night parties in Kingston, Jamaica. Every other Thursday night the organizers put one of the nation’s veteran performers together with one of its emerging artists for an evening of quality live music.
This week – July 7th – they have booked veteran reggae singer Fantan Mojah as the main headliner, and 450 as the up-and-coming act. Thursday Night Live is held at The Cove, which is located at 3 Winchester Road. Regular admission is $2,000 JMD and starting time is 6pm.
Benta River Falls, one of Jamaica’s most unique waterway, is inviting everyone to join them in Williamsfield, Westmoreland (approximately 55 minutes from Montego Bay), for an event called Let The Good Times Roll on Sunday, August 14.
It will feature three of the island’s music legends: Nadine Sutherland, General Degree and Admiral Bailey, with MC Jenny Jenny and DJ Xavier from Hitz 92 FM. Additional music will be provided by DJ Blazay and DJ Early B. General admission is $1,500 JMD, while VIP is $3,000. Starting time is 7pm.
Reggae artist Torch – who got his name from legendary performer and promoter Tony Rebel – is excited about the release of what he calls his ‘breaking out of the box single’. In the funky love song, titled All Alone, Torch recounts the day he met his love interest, detailing every moment from the very first time their eyes met.
While other artists may choose to stay in their lane, The Trench Town lyricist, who says he absolutely loves to sing, is appreciative of the chance to show his fans that he is indeed versatile. Said opportunity came when he was introduced to Big Feet Records‘ CEO and owner Josh Harris.
The rhythm, which Torch describes as: “so good it took 30 minutes to finish writing,” was built by Santa Davis on drums, Mark Sims on bass guitar, Jallanzo on lead guitar and Josh Harris on both bass and keyboard. Mixing engineers were Umberto Echo and Tommi Tikkenen; and it was mastered by Earle Holder. Needless to say Torch not only did the lead vocals but he also did all the harmonies. The song’s artwork was designed by Georgia Tann Studios.
While speaking about the record, Torch said the following: “I want my listeners to be taken back to a time of love and happiness back to the days of classic music where it’s all love no hate. “All Alone is now available for download on digital streaming platforms, and the lyric video can be viewed here.
Recording artist Hezron is currently one of the most underrated song writers hailing from Jamaica. Anyone who takes the time to really listen and study his catalogue – sincerely – will come to the same conclusion.
Save The Children, the third single from his upcoming album – M.O.A.M. (Man on a Mission), due out on July 29th, 2022 – is testament to the preceding statement. The song, which was produced by Hezron and distributed by Tad’s Record Inc., went live on music platforms a few days ago (June 24th).
Interestingly, Hezron penned Save The Children after being exposed to a couple of very disturbing truths about what is really happening with young people all over the world. The first was an African documentary demonstrating how children are captured, abused and brainwashed into becoming child soldiers; and the second was learning how Jamaican dons and gangsters often rape and exploit kids, eventually converting them into killers.
After having these realities revealed to him, the St. James singer who has given us hits like Can’t Come Between, Can’t Tek Di Pressure, She’s All Woman, and his most recent, Tik Tok I’m Coming – which sat at #1 for four weeks on Clinton Lindsay’s South Florida Reggae Charts and Richie B’s Jamaica Top 25 Reggae Singles Chart – wrote words that allow you and I to see and feel what he saw and felt. Furthermore, Save The Children, which was recorded in Kingston at Tad’s International Recording Studio and Mountain Lion Music JA, also features saxophonist extraordinaire Dean Fraser.
This is a powerful record that will no doubt increase anticipation for the upcoming album: M.O.A.M. (Man on a Mission). Save The Childrenis now available on all major music platforms.
Grammy award-winning reggae singer Mykal Rose, who led Black Uhuru to international recognition in the early 1980s, will perform at one of San Diego’s best live music venue – Belly Up – on Friday, July 22nd.