Everton Blender, Tanto Metro & Devonte On The Lineup For Houston Reggae Jam Jam Next Month

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.

Karamanti Celebrates International Reggae Day With New Reggae Visuals

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.

Fantan Mojah Booked For This Week’s “Thursday Night Live”

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.

Sutherland, Degree & Bailey Will “Let The Good Times Roll” On Aug. 14

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.

Hezron Shares Third Single From His Upcoming Album “Save The Children” (@iamhezron @Tadsrecord)

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 Children is now available on all major music platforms.


Mykal Rose Will Perform At Belly Up In Solana Beach On July 22nd

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.

Rose will be supported by Encinitas’ roots reggae band, Ginger Roots and The Protectors. As is the case with all shows at Belly Up, this is a twenty-one and older event. Ticket price is $26 USD in advance and $29 USD on the day of the concert.

Jamaica’s Beloved Little Hero Is Singing For The “World Right Now”

Jamaica’s reggae-dancehall industry, although strong and influential, is filled with persons with questionable character. This includes those in the background, as well as performers and players of instruments standing on center stage. The sad reality is that a lot of our artists have been involved in some form of scandal at some point in their career.

One artist that’s managed to keep hands and heart clean to date is Little Hero. The St. Ann singer, who emerged on the scene in the early 90s, has been able to avoid a lot of the pitfalls in the entertainment industry. He’s had several number-one songs over the years and yet he remains humble and continues to give us ‘big tunes’.  

His latest ‘big tune’ is World Right Now: an inspirational dancehall track produced by Sheldon and Leroy Edwards for Pandemic Records. In it, Hero laments on the current state of mankind, highlighting the fact that many have chosen to take the road frequently travelled. One filled with crime, violence, envy and outright wickedness.

The strength of World Right Now was confirmed by Jamaica’s award-winning film writer, director and producer, Dr. Empress Rose Green, who used the song in a short film centered around Africa Day 2022. She chose it because, according to her: “it summarizes the Africa Day film and message in its entirety.”