As the global shut down continues to hurt performing artists, especially those accustomed to touring several times a year, more and more reggae and dancehall acts are taking to social media to encourage their fans to stay home.
International reggae artist Cocoa Tea is the latest to join that list. Over the weekend he posted the following message on his Facebook page:
“Greetings to all my facebook fams please remember to do the necessary things to keep yourself and everyone around you safe , remember to do social distancing wash your hands very regularly disinfect your surroundings, sanitize everything insite and most of all stay away from congregation and never forget to give praises to the almighty,.remember we’re all in this thing together and with help of jah we shall over come, so in order for us all to see this through please stay @ home. jah bless you all !!!”
On Thursday, March 26th, R&B star Alicia Keys published the official remix to her now popular hit song “Underdog.” The singer invited two of Jamaica’s top reggae artists – Chronixx and Protoje – to be featured on the new version.
Click here to check it out and remember to support the artists by sharing the link: https://smarturl.it/UnderdogRR
Iconic reggae recording artist, Keith ‘Bob Andy’ Anderson, has passed away. He is known and respected for producing powerful uplifting music that inspired many generations. One of his biggest hits was ‘Young, Gifted And Black,’ a collaboration done with Marcia Griffiths; another was ‘Fire Burning.’
Several established and emerging reggae artists, producers and promoters have taken to social media to express their condolences.
Once the dust settles and things get back to normal, veteran reggae artist Don Carlos will head out on the road for a tour across the United States. He will be joined by Slightly Stoopid, Pepper and Common Kings. Below are the confirmed dates and locations.
JUNE 11 CUTHBERT AMPHITHEATER – EUGENE, OR
JUNE 12 OUTLAW FIELD AT IDAHO BOTANICAL GARDEN – BOISE, ID
JUNE 13 HARVEY’S LAKE TAHOE – LAKE TAHOE, CA
JUNE 14 AVILA BEACH GOLF RESORT – AVILA BEACH, CA
JUNE 18 VILLA HISPANA – ALBUQUERQUE, NM
JUNE 20 PETCO PARK – SAN DIEGO, CA
JUNE 25 WOODWARD PARK ROTARY AMPHITHEATER – FRESNO, CA
JUNE 26 FIVEPOINT AMPHITHEATRE – IRVINE, CA
JUNE 27 THE GREEK THEATRE – BERKELEY, CA
JUNE 28 SANTA BARBARA BOWL – SANTA BARBARA, CA
JULY 10 BOMB FACTORY – DALLAS, TX
JULY 11 WHITEWATER AMPHITHEATER – NEW BRAUNFELS, TX
JULY 12 WHITE OAK MUSIC HALL – HOUSTON, TX
JULY 17 RED HAT AMPHITHEATER – RALEIGH, NC
JULY 18 SKYLINE STAGE @ MANN CENTER – PHILADELPHIA, PA
JULY 23 THE ROOFTOP AT PIER 17 – NEW YORK, NY
JULY 25 ROCKLAND TRUST BANK PAVILION – BOSTON, MA
JULY 26 MECU PAVILION – BALTIMORE, MD
JULY 31 THE SAINT AUGUSTINE AMPHITHEATRE – ST. AUGUSTINE, FL
AUGUST 01 KEY WEST AMPHITHEATER – KEY WEST, FL
AUGUST 02 COCOA RIVERFRONT PARK AMPHITHEATER – COCOA, FL
AUGUST 06 SPOKANE PAVILION – SPOKANE, WA
AUGUST 08 LES SCHWAB AMPHITHEATER – BEND, OR
AUGUST 09 KING COUNTY’S MARYMOOR PARK – REDMOND, WA
AUGUST 14 SANDY PROMENADE AT THE CAIRNS – SANDY, UT
AUGUST 15 RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATER – MORRISON, CO
AUGUST 16 RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATER – MORRISON, CO
Reggae artist Warrior King has announced that he will be doing a live acoustic performance this Sunday, March 29th.
It will be streamed in real time via his Instagram account. Starting times are as follows: 11AM PST / 1PM Jamaica / 2PM EST.
MusiCure is an online festival conceptualized by Django Concerti with an objective of bringing hope and some financial relief to those impacted by COVID19. This event will feature a series of live video performances contributed by various artists from all over the world.
The MusiCure Festival will take place on April 10th at 6:30 PM and April 11th at 11:30 PM UTC. It will be streamed via the following platforms: Lepida TV (www.lepida.tv and YouTube channel LepidaTV OnAir; and on digital terrestrial channel 118 and Sky 5118). It will also streamed on Django Concerti facebook page. Click here to contribute.
Disc-Jock Redeem’s Global Chart is featured on his ‘Up & Active‘ radio program which airs on Roots 96.1FM in Kingston, Jamaica, from midnight to 6 AM on Fridays. Below are the top ten songs for this week.
#1. Di Toxiq Don ft. Inspiired – Admission (Inspiredon Production)
#2. TK Kiss – Hearts Are Bleeding (A Town Records)
#3. Simple Cool Voice – Nuh Ease Up (Global Castle Production)
#4. Jerone Riley – Give Me A Minute (Real People Music)
#5. Fancy D – Mr Heartless (Zenith Zone Records)
#6. Hodari Q & Bay C – Bam Bam (Skytime Records)
#7. Kingseyes – Have I Told You (Jugglerz Records)
#8. Sir Justice – Ghetto Life (Cross The line Production)
#9. Lafern Edwards – Break Free (Cross The line Production)
#10. Mr. Love Jones – No More