Fab 5, Stranger Cole & Others Will Perform At Jacob’s Place In Kingston On Sept. 10th (@Fab5inc)

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Joy Fairclough in collaboration with Joy Music Ltd. will be having a dinner and show to celebrate her CD and book launch. It’s scheduled for Tuesday, September 10th at Jacob’s Place – 10A Springvale Avenue (off Constant Spring Road) – in Kingston.

She will be joined by some of the industry’s most respected musicians and artists: Fab 5 Band, Stranger Cole, Tilly Roots, The Heptones, Pam Hall and many, many more. For additional information about this event, email joyfairclough@yaho.com.

Everything You Need To Know About Ifa Tunde’s New Album “Melanin”

222195_1029558708510_5872335_nIfa Tunde Orunmila has been working on his upcoming album, Melanin, for the past nine years. The official release date is August 18th.

The reason the project has taken so long is simply because Ifa Tunde is not your average artist. Having been initiated into the ways of the Orishas (Òrìṣà) (which is a Yoruba tradition), he  views life from a spiritual stand point and makes all decisions accordingly. That being said, he didn’t feel the need to rush or put a time limit on his work.

Though ‘Melanin’ took a long time to complete, it was definitely worth the wait as it is a well produced, inspirational roots reggae masterpiece. Musicians featured on this project includes: Trevor Bonnick (Skatta), who is the lead singer for Inner Circle. He played various instruments, provided harmonies and mixed the entire project; Benje “Donovan” Belnavis (bass guitar); Paul “Titus” Green (rhythm guitar); Steven “Lenky” Marsden (piano) and Shanti(harmonies). It was mastered by Delroy “Spider” Thompson at Anchor Studio in Kingston, Jamaica.

As if all the aforementioned isn’t enough to solidify “Melanin” as a great record, it also boast collaborations with Mikey General, Skatta and Shaddu. All songs were recorded at Cube Music JA.

When asked why the name “Melanin,” a thoughtful Ifa Tunde responded with the following:

“The reason I call my album Melanin is because I absorb the light from the cosmos and convert it into sound and that sound is my music. My music is the harmonic sound, the universal music, the sound that connects everything as one.”

Steel Pulse Confirmed For The Dry Diggings Festival On August 30th (@steelpulse)

The Dry Diggings Festival is a music and camping festival that will take place on August 30th, at the El Dorado Fairgrounds at the base of the beautiful Sierra Nevada mountain range just 45 miles east of Sacramento and 65 miles west of South Lake Tahoe.

Their lineup includes: Steel Pulse, Rebelution, Slightly Stoopid, Tribal Seeds and so much More!

Jamaican Comedians, Ity & Fancy Cat, Will Be Live In Bronx, NY On Aug. 24th (@ItyandFancyCat)

On Saturday, August 24th, gospel radio presenter and promoter, Brother Gary, will be hosting a gospel comedy show, dubbed ‘A Night Of Laughs & Praise.’ It will be held at the LaRoose Catering Hall, which is located at 4848 White Plains Road in the Bronx, from 5 PM until…

Though several entertainers have been confirmed for the event, patrons seems to be anticipating the appearance of the comedy duo Ity & Fancy Cat the most. They are the stars of the popular TV show, with the same name, and Ity Ellis has been a part of the body of Christ since 2016.

Ziggy Marley, Alpha Blondy & Others Confirmed For Reggae Lake Festival In Amsterdam (@ziggymarley)

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The 2019 Reggae Lake Festival will be held on August 24th and 25th at Gaasperpark in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The two-day event will kick off at 1 PM on both days and will feature a stellar lineup of reggae and dancehall acts.

Confirmed artists includes: Ziggy Marley, Alpha Blondy, Busy Signal, Don Carlos, Third World, Etana, Jo Mersa, Nnenka and others. Click here for tickets.

Sister Nancy Performs In New York On Sept. 20th

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On Friday, September 20th, veteran reggae artist, Sister Nancy, will be performing at Sony Hall, which is located at 235 West 46th Street in New York, New York. Doors will open at 11 PM sharp and the show will begin shortly thereafter.

For additional info and tickets, visit the venue’s website.

Dahlia’s Biography (@ThoseTravelBugz @Dahlia_Anderson)

DAHLIADahlia is a multi-talented bilingual performer and songwriter. “In my mind,” “No good for you,” and “Chanson D’amour” are the latest songs featured on her most recent EP.

Dahlia is a native of Jamaica. She migrated to Montreal, Canada at the age of 12. While living in Montreal her singing aspirations really began to take flight as her passion for music was encouraged and celebrated. She soon began performing in both English and French.

The incorporation of her bilingual skills in both her writing and performances eventually led to the opening of new doors. As such, Dahlia has shared the stage with international recording artists such as Freddie McGregor, Munga Honorable, Popcaan and Grammy winner Shaggy. Additionally, she has also worked with the Juno winning producer Wyz Malcolm. That collaboration gave us the EP’s “Open My Eyes” and “Broken Hearted.”

After a brief hiatus, Dahlia is back and will be performing and promoting her singles, while working on her full length album.