After hyping it up for several days Jamaican reggae singer Warrior King finally shared his new single, “African Love,” done with Ghanaian artist MzVee. The record, which seems to be partially inspired by Garnett Silk‘s “Hello Mama Africa,” was officially released on April 9th via the Crawba record label.
Blenz, the four-hour presentation by media personality Disc-Jock Redeem will broadcast on Maria Jackson Radio this Saturday and every Saturday thereafter. It will beginning airing at 12-noon EST.
The show includes musical selections, interactions and information pertaining to the hip-hop, reggae-dancehall, soul and R&B genres. Additionally, the DJR Unleash Global Chart, which gives independent and aspiring artists an added avenue by which they may obtain exposure, will be presented on the program. Blenz is not just entertaining, it is also informative and at times humorous. It’s a nice way to spend 4 hours.
As he has done over the years, Danny Breakenridge – the veteran Jamaican producer based in Florida – continues to make significant contributions to the reggae music industry. His latest offering is Orville ‘Bagga’ Case‘s EP, “Mr. Banjo Man.” This project is especially noteworthy because of Bagga‘s rich history as a reggae vocalist.
Orville ‘Bagga’ Case is one of the original member of the veteran reggae group Home T; three men that have been making quality music since the seventies. A classic that they are most known for is “Mek The Christmas Ketch You in A Good Mood,” a song on which Bagga did the lead vocals. In addition to performing with Home T, Bagga, from time to time will go off on his own and work on solo projects, much like he is doing now with Upstairs Music.
The new EP, “Mr. Banjo Man,” has six tracks and was in part inspired by his 90s single with the same name. It (the single) was created by Third World’s Ibo Cooper and Stephen ‘Cat’ Coore, as well as Robbie Lyn and Mikey Bennett. The EP also features “Beyond The Hills,” a song that was initially done in the early sixties by Jamaican singer Teddy Brown. Bagga stated that as this is one of his favorite childhood record, it had to be included on the project.
When asked to sum up the “Mr. Banjo Man” EP, Bagga said the following: “I believe we have some nice songs here…lovers rock, nice, soothing reggae. I think there’s still a market for this kind of music.”
Jamaican reggae artists Jah9 and Yaadcore have joined forces with New York based dub music ambassador Subatomic Sound System for a bass-heavy, 21st-century re-imagining of John Holt’s hit song “Police in Helicopter.”
The track, which comes to us courtesy of Yard Birdz Records, is out now on all digital music platforms.
On Friday, April 9th, Bunny Wailer‘s daughter Sasha will host an event celebrating the man born as Neville Livingston, who is publicly known to us as reggae legend Bunny Wailer. The event will be held at 6924B Main Street in Lithonia, Georgia.
Special guest artists include: Pressure Busspipe, Spragga Benz, Mikey Spice, Anthony Malvo, Ras Fraser Jr. Fyakin and Star. The organizers are asking that all attendees wear white with Rasta colors.
International recording artist Sizzla Kalonji seems to be taking issue with the current covid-19 protocols in Jamaica. A few days ago he posted a screen shot of a Google search, which outlines the list of human rights in Jamaica, along with the hashtags #blackpeople #freedom.
According to the Google search, the list of human rights are as follows: “These include right to life; the right to personal liberty; freedom of movement; freedom from inhuman treatment; enjoyment of property; freedom of conscience; freedom of association; respect for private and family life; and freedom from discrimination.”
One can only assume that he has made this post to show his followers that their freedoms are being trampled on.
Pam Hall‘s latest single is an inspirational reggae-ska tune titled “Every Mile.” The record which is composed by Josh Harris – with guitar input from Dave Carlson – and authored by Mark Stanley, encourages us to stand after every fall, laugh after we cry and simply not to give up on life.
When asked how he connected with legendary vocalist Pam Hall, Harris said the following: “Being a lifelong Reggae fan (and musician) I’ve always been partial to Pam Hall. Once I created Big Feet, we asked Pam to perform a song with us and she graciously accepted.”