Roots reggae recording artist Max Romeo has announced that his 2022 Euro tour kicked off on Saturday, July 2nd in the city of Cologne (Germany). The chart topping artist will be making approximately thirteen stops in various European countries before wrapping up the tour at the end of the Summer.
Max is accompanied by Xana and Azizzi Romeo, and they’re being supported by the Charmax Band. Follow Max Romeo on his social media platforms for additional information.
In May of this year, Ghetto Youths International – The Marley’s imprint – released Make Things Work, a relaxed reggae song performed by Kabaka Pyramid. They are now sharing the official video which was uploaded to Kabaka‘s YouTube channel a few days ago.
The clips were captured by Tizzy Tokyo and RaEye Vision while Kabaka Pyramid and his band mates were on tour trekking across the United States. If you have not yet seen it, check it out and remember to like, comment and share.
After years of working in the background as a professional guitar player, Aston Hewitt, known publicly as Jungle George – the cousin of legendary guitarist Ernie Ranglin and fallen soldier Garnett Silk – is ready to take center stage.
Under his own imprint, Jungle Lava Productions, he is releasing his very first full-length roots reggae compilation: Natty Dreadlocks Survival Riddim. The seven track project features History Man, Empress Radiance, Michelle Irie, Vineyard, Jungle George and Karamanti: who incidentally was the persuasive voice that encouraged George to do the EP.
Songs on the Natty Dreadlocks Survival Riddim vary in subject matter, but all are common in their rich melodious sound. And being the nephew of Corel and Lascells Hewitt – established guitarists who have played for Burning Spear, MightyDiamonds and other reggae giants – the quality of the production was most important to Jungle George.
He played all the instruments himself, with a little help from his son Sean Hewitt on guitar. All songs were mixed and mastered by Brian ‘Zion’ Sinclair and Aston ‘Jungle George’ Hewitt at Jungle Lava Productions Studio in Kingston Jamaica; and it is being distributed by VPal Music – a subsidiary of VP Records.
The 18th Annual Northwest World Reggae Festival is set for July 29th and 30th at Beavercreek Meadows, near Beavercreek in Oregon. This year’s lineup includes: Marlon Asher, Prezident Brown, The Lambsbread, Reemah and many more.
In addition to the live musical entertainment, the event will also have art and craft booths as well as other family friendly features.
The organizers of the 9th Annual Boston Jerk Fest would like you to join them on July 1st and 2nd at their new location: the Harvard Athletic Complex at 145 North Harvard Street in Boston, Massachusetts.
They are promising an irie vibe filled with good music and food as they kick off the Boston leg of Jamaica’s 60th Anniversary of Independence celebration. Entertainment will be provided by Freddie and Chino McGregor backed by Code Red Band, as well as The Soul Rebel Project.
Jamaican singer, songwriter and producer Richie Stephens – who hails from the parish of Westmoreland – has just released another inspirational record titled Reverse the Curse. According to Stephens, he penned the song after observing how mean-spirited and grudgeful some people behave, especially towards someone who is succeeding in his or her pursuit.
The production of Reverse the Curse is a collaborative effort between Richie Stephens and his longtime friend and colleague Richard Davidson (CEO and owner of BoomRich Productions). Prior to the release of this record the men have jointly shared two other singles: Valley and Stay Positive. Their objective is to publish a full length studio album at the end of August.
The vocals and instruments for Reverse the Curse were recorded at Richie Stephens‘ Pot of Gold Studio. Musicians that worked on rhythm are: Courtney Panton (bass-guitar), Dave Green (drums), Robert Browne (guitar) and Othniel Lewis (piano); with recording and mixing engineer Marvin Jackson.
When asked if the words in the song were inspired by personal events, Stephens said: “This song is for everyone and also personal…It is the sound track of my life with all the challenges I faced over the years especially in music. People can relate to the lyrical content based on the realness of the song. Every living person go through these things at some point in life.” He went on to say: “I would like people to understand that God is still alive and we should keep the faith in him especially in these troubled times…Ask Father God to Reverse the curse and send it back to sender…”
Veteran reggae-dancehall artist Sizzla Kalonji has announced that he will be officially launching his latest business venture – Kalonji Grill – on Friday, July 1st at a street festival on King Street in Branford, Ontario, Canada.
He and his business partners objective is to prepare traditional Jamaican cuisine on open fire with professional grilling and smoking techniques. They will also use their own unique jerk seasoning which is made from scratch and comes in three different flavors.
The street festival will commence at 12pm on the aforementioned date, and will go on until midnight. Attendees are advised to bring their lawn chairs and enjoy the festivities.