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Artekal Music & Young Veterans Label Team Up For The Release Of “Fire Avenue Riddim” (@youngVeteransJa @artekalmusic)

fireavealbumcover780Young Veterans’ label releases the Fire Avenue Riddim compilation featuring a host of artists exclusively on the Artekal Music reggae streaming platform.

Through a partnership forged between Artekal Music and the Young Veterans independent reggae record label, the complete Young Veterans catalog will now be available for streaming via Artekal Music. This of course includes the label’s latest roots rhythm, Fire Avenue Riddim, featuring Capleton, Luciano, Pressure, Fantan Mojah, Shuga, Ginjah, Ras Shiloh, Kandiman, Fyakin, Qraig, Hikaliba, Zamunda, and Anthony B.

After months of hard work in the studio, the Young Veterans’ team is happy to finally announce the release of the Fire Avenue Riddim. They are also very excited about unveiling it via the Artekal Music platform. Young Veterans’ president and CEO Sheldon Pennicott said, “it’s amazing to be able to share this body of artistic reggae creation with the world through a purpose-built reggae music platform.” While Artekal Music CEO Sean Anderson added, “it’s great to work with visionaries such as the Young Veterans team who are willing to support reggae-based technology efforts.”Both organizations will now be working together to maximize the release. Fans can also get artist and album merchandise through the partnership at the Artekal Music backed, WULEEP merchandise online store.


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Lauryn Hill Announces Names Of Artists To Be Featured On Her ‘The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill’ Tour (@MsLaurynHill)

Ms Lauryn HillMs Lauryn Hill has taken to her Facebook page to share the names of all the artists that will be featured on her much anticipated ‘The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill’ tour.

Her guests will be: Dave Chappelle, Nas, SZA, M.I.A, A$AP ROCKY, Santigold, De La Soul, Busta Rhymes, Big Boi, Talib Kweli, Dave East, Kelela, Shabbazz Palaces, Protoje, Patoranking, Mr. Eazi, Jo Mersa Marley, Bambaata Marley, Tierra Whack, Iman Omari, Raury, Victory, Kojo Cue & Shaker.

Tickets and VIP Experiences available at mslaurynhill.com

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The Health Food Man, Macka B, Confirmed For The 2018 Aarhus Reggae Festival (@mackab)

Macka BJam Link International, the organizers of the annual Aarhus Reggae Festival, has announced that Macka B, the UK based reggae artist, will be the headlining act for this year’s Dancehall Night.

Macka B, is a British-born, Jamaican reggae artist, performer and activist, with a career spanning thirty years in the United Kingdom and Jamaica. According to AllMusic.com, “Macka B was one of Britain’s most influential dancehall toasters.”

The Aarhus Reggae Festival will be held at Voxhall – which is located at Vester Allé 15, 8000 – in Aarhus, Denmark, on August 24th and 25th. Macka B’s performance will be on the 24th.

For additional information about this event, visit the official Facebook page.

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Tarrus Riley, Steel Pulse & More For The 25th Annual Sierra Nevada World Music Festival (@steelpulse @tarrusrileyja)

Tarrus Steel PulseEpiphany Artists is proud to present the 25th annual Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, which takes place June 22-24 at the Mendocino County Fairgrounds. This three-day music and camping extravaganza features some of the greatest names in world and reggae music as well as an extensive children’s program, fire dancers, a daily parade, and music workshops.

The organizers have once again developed an amazing lineup of performers from around the globe. The line-up is over-the-top: Beres Hammond, Steel Pulse, Tarrus Riley, Teddy Afro, Dread Mar I, Cocoa Tea, Protoje, Max Romeo, and so many more. Over 30 reggae and world music acts will perform on two stages, along with a “Jamaican-style” Late-Night Dance Hall.

Single-day tickets and three-day festival tickets are available at Eventbrite, independent outlets and on www.SNWMF.com.

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Mikey General Announces Release Date For “Zion Gate” Video (@MikeyGeneral7)

Mikey General Zion Gate

Mikey General, via his promo and marketing team MJE, has announced that the official video for his song “Zion Gate,” taken from the new album Tewahedo, will be released on Tuesday, June 19th. This will be the first video from the album.

Fans and supporters of Mikey General can look forward to a powerful, inspirational and entertaining video that completely compliments the song.

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Registration opens June 25th for 2019 SXSW Artist Submissions (@sxsw)

Budlight Event - 2017 SXSW Conference and FestivalsArtists can start to apply for the 2019 SXSW ‘Showcasing Artist’ slots as of June 25th. Selected artists will benefit from career changing exposure and publicity provided by the amazing mix of influential participants who attend SXSW every year.

Showcasing at SXSW means performing in one of Austin’s famous live music venues for 30,000 industry reps, 3,000 media members, and thousands of fans and fellow musicians from all over the world.

Click here for more information.

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WormBass Nominated As ‘Best Male Roots Reggae Singer’ For 2018

WormBassJamaica based singer, songwriter, musician and producer, WormBass, has been nominated as the ‘Best Male Roots Reggae Singer‘ for 2018 by the Lady Flava Radio Network Award Show. Voting will be open to the public and will begin on August 1st through October 31st.

The 5th annual Lady Flava Radio Network Award Show will take place on Saturday, November 17th at Bar Louie – located at 51 Isham Road – in West Hartford, Connecticut. This is a red carpet affair that’s being presented by The Finding Peace Campaign.

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Bugle Tackles Relationship Issues In New Videos (@BugleAn9ted)

BugleComing on the heels of an exhilarating performance at Sharkies Seafood Restaurant – as part of the ongoing Appleton Estate Signature Nights series – Reggae singer Bugle, over the weekend, unveiled a pair of music videos tackling intimate relationships and the myriad of issues surrounding them.

The visuals for ‘Unstable’ and ‘Replay,’ the latter featuring female songstress Shuga, debuted on Saturday night via his official VEVO account ‘Buglean9tedVEVO’ to rave reviews. Shot throughout the Kingston and St. Andrew metropolis by filmmakers Damaniac Visualz and Slick Studios, respectively, the videos form part of an intense promotional campaign currently being undertaken by Bugle.

Watch the official video for ‘Unstable’ here; and the official video for Replay’ here.

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Cocoa Tea Heads To Arlington, TX On June 16th (@cocoatea13)

Cocoa Tea2On Saturday, June 16th, the living legend Cocoa Tea will perform at the One Love Lounge (located at 2315 S. Cooper) in Arlington, Texas. He will have the full support of his personal backing band.

Opening up for Cocoa Tea will be Ras Tumba and the One Love Uprising Band; while additional music will be provided by Exodus Nuclear (with DJ Dainjah & DJ Bryan) and Yared Sound (with DJ Mike Kiss & DJ Genius).

Tickets for this event is available via Eventbrite. Persons wanting more information should call 682-323-4950 or 347-753-4582.

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Tarrus Riley, Dean Fraser & The Blak Soil Band Confirmed For Rotterdam On July 10 (@tarrusrileyja)

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On Tuesday, July 10th, Tarrus Riley, Dean Fraser and the Blak Soil Band, will perform at Popshop (located at Grote Kerkplein 70) in Rotterdam. The event is scheduled to run from 19:30 to 00:00. In addition to the music from the headlining acts, Prezzy will also be on hand to provide his unique sounds and style.

Early bird tickets can be purchased HERE.

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Have You Seen The Official Video For “Go Freddie Go” By Freddie McGregor? (@BigshipFreddie)

Released at the end of April, the visuals for Go Freddie Go takes viewers on a journey through the career of veteran reggae artist, Freddie McGregor. It shows clips and pictures of his past accomplishments as well as fans and supporters encouraging him to remain steadfast on his musical journey.

The Big Ship captain is seen on the water driving a boat and performing the song with conviction. Click here or on the image above to watch the video and remember to like, comment and share.