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Sizzla Kalonji’s “Life Of A Ghetto Youth” Tour (July 12-14)


Reggae/dancehall artist Sizzla Kalonji will be making three stops in California on July 12th, 13th and 14th, as he embarks on his Life of a Ghetto Youth tour. The veteran Rasta entertainer will be joined by Marlon Asher, Orlando Octave, Meleku, Izac King and Zyanigh.

Thursday, July 12th @ The Savoy (218 South LA Brea. Inglewood, California)
Friday, July 13th @ The Chalice Festival (San Bernardino Fairgrounds)
Saturday, July 14th @ The UC Theatre (2036 University Ave, Berkeley, CA)

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Toots & The Maytals Will Headline ‘Reggae On The Mountain Festival’ On July 14 (@tootsmaytals)

Toots & The Maytals

As the days get longer, Southern California gears up for its summer festival season. Over the last nine years, Reggae on the Mountain, founded and produced by Topanga locals Amit Gilad & Brooks Ellis, in coordination with the Topanga Community Club, has emerged as one of the musical highlights of summertime in Los Angeles. ROTM has also become a culturally unifying event, bringing attendees together from every corner of the city to enjoy music, art and world cuisine in the beautiful hills of Topanga Canyon. Through the years ROTM has hosted heavy hitting artists such as Steel Pulse and Julian Marley, but this year it has further elevated the level of booking by welcoming its most legendary headliner yet, Toots & The Maytals.

When it comes to Reggae Music, only a handful of artists are recognized as true godfathers of the genre. Among the most revered groups is Toots & The Maytals, who sit alongside the likes of Bob Marley & The Wailers, Jimmy Cliff and a small group of others who are credited with popularizing Reggae music in the 60’s and 70’s. These artists paved the way for the international success of the genre. Now on July 14, Toots and the Maytals will be coming for the first time to Topanga Canyon to perform at the 9th annual Reggae On The Mountain at the Topanga Community Center.

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Freddie McGregor To Perform At ‘The EX’ In Toronto On Aug. 22 (@BigshipFreddie @LetsGoToTheEX)

Freddie McGregor

Internationally acclaimed, Grammy-nominated reggae legend, Freddie McGregor, has been confirmed to perform at the Canadian National Exhibition on August 22nd. This stop is a part of his Go Freddie Go / True To My Roots Summer 2018 Tour.

For more information about this event, persons should visit the CNE’s official website.

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Ruach Ru Explains The Delay In The Release Of Her Video “Mr. Player Man” (@RuachRu)

RUACH PLAYER MAN VIDEO 13Reggae-soul recording artist, Ruach Ru, is currently talking to her lawyer regarding bringing a lawsuit against IIFold Creative Studios, the company contracted to shoot and edit her video for the hit single Mr. Player Man.

According to the song writer, the company has defaulted in their agreement on many fronts: 1) they did not meet the agreed deadline of June 26th for the release of the video; 2) IIFold Creative Studios is making copyright claims, which they are not entitled to, on Ruach Ru’s song; and finally, 3) they did not present the video they initially guaranteed (this is regarding the storyline).

When asked to issue an official statement for the media, a displeased Ruach Ru said:

“I’m really frustrated and disappointed with two fold creative studios. I really believe that they are a creative group and was willing to continue working with them even after they missed the deadline for the video release. However their sudden and unexpected copyright claims against the video is one which forces me to take the necessary steps to protect my music and product. My apologies to the fans again for the delay.”

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Protoje’s Fourth Studio Album “A Matter Of Time” Available Everywhere Now! (@Protoje)

ProtojeIslandStage___1141.jpgDescribed as Protoje’s most experimental album yet, A Matter Of Time channels an array of styles and sounds from reggae, dancehall, dub, hip hop and rock into a cohesive 10 track LP. All songs were produced by Winta James, and recorded at the legendary Marley-owned Tuff Gong Studios in Kingston. It maintains the essence of Jamaican roots music, while pushing the envelope.

Links to stream and download the album are available via Protoje’s website.

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Dann-I’s Latest Single ”When She High” Gets International Exposure (@RIDDIMDONMEDIA @DamarahDanni)

danniIn a move to reach music lovers outside of Jamaica, the team behind the promotion of singer Dann-I’s latest single When She High is reaping success.
When She High is currently enjoying heavy rotation on international platforms including Hot 97 in New York, Irie Jam Radio, Linkage Radio, Red Hot Radio, Radio Joe in Puerto Rico, Jugglerz Radio in Germany, One love Radio in Connecticut and Pipel FM in Paramaribo, Suriname.
In a release to the media Dann-I expressed how he felt about the latest turn of events.
‘Well it is a phenomenal feeling and I am especially overwhelmed by the international support that the song has been getting so far,’ said Dann-I.
His team has promised to keep pushing the song at other radio stations internationally.
Dann-I spoke about the inspiration behind She’s High.
‘The inspiration came about after hearing personal testimonies from several female herbalists,’ Dann-I confided.
When She High is produced by Sons of Spoon Music.  A video for the song was released in April.  The video was shot in sections of Jack’s Hill in St. Andrew and Mandeville, Manchester.
‘The response to the video has been great so far. The director and editor did an impressive job, and everyone who has seen the video, has commended the lighting and use of props.  All positive feedback,’ said Dann-I.
The video was directed by Simeon Hedge.
Dann-I’s upcoming performances include 150 Shots on July 29 in Whitehouse, Westmoreland and the CME Awards in Canada on September 23.
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Busy Signal Confirmed For ”Reggae on the River 2018” (@busysignal_turf)

Busy SignalOn the weekend of August 3-5, High Times Presents the 34th edition of Reggae On The River.

Set on the banks of the majestic Eel River and delivering the best in reggae and world music to the hills of Humboldt County, CA since 1984, the 2018 event will offer the next chapter in the ROTR legacy. The organizers have confirmed the one and only Busy Signal as one of the major headlining acts for this year.

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Roots Reggae Singer, Likkle Lightning, Now In Jamaica Promoting His Recently Released Collaboration With Turbulence (@likklelightning @Turbulence876)

Likkle LightningEarlier this year, roots reggae artist Likkle Lightning, who is based in the United States, recorded and released a collaboration with established reggae artist Turbulence. The song is a remix of his single “Early Morning Flash,” which is featured on his album, Conditions of Life.

Since its release, “Early Morning Flash (Remix)” has been getting good support from both radio and club DJs. That being said, Likkle Lightning is now on the island and is making himself available for interviews and shows, all in an effort to shed more light on the record.

Persons wanting to work with, or interview Likkle Lightning while he is in Jamaica, are being asked to contact Maria Jackson via email


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Etana’s July, 2018 Schedule (@EtanaStrongOne @Freemindmusic)

EtanaReggae soul singer Etana will be making 16 stops in the United States this summer; this is in support of her latest album Reggae Forever. She will be supported by her Rawsoul Rebels band from Kingston, Jamaica. The artist is committed to performing her entire set of around 90 minutes to 2 hours.

JUL 6 The Atrium Event Center – Stone Mountain, GA
JUL 7 Greenfield Lake Amphitheater – Wilmington, NC
JUL 8 Krave | Lounge and Restaurant – Sunrise, FL
JUL 11 The Drifter Hotel – New Orleans, LA
JUL 12 Flamingo Cantina – Austin, TX
JUL 15 Harrah’s Resort – Southern California
JUL 18 Fountain Square Plz, Cincinnati, OH 45202, United States
JUL 19 Woodlands Productions – Columbus, OH
JUL 20 Kola Restaurant & Ultra Lounge – Farmington Hills, MI
JUL 21 The Wild Hare – Chicago, IL
JUL 22 Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH
JUL 26 SOB’s – New York, NY
JUL 27 Calabash Banquet Hall 6208 Lancaster Ave, Philadelphia
JUL 28 The Queen – Wilmington, DE
JUL 29 Surfside Salisbury Beach – Salisbury, MA

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Stone Love’s Billy Slaughter To Be Crowned In Miami On July 7th (@DPOWSTONELOVE @jamaicastonelov ‏@StoneLoveMusic @XaunStoneLove)

Billy SlaughterLegendary selector, Billy Slaughter, from the world immortal Stone Love sound, will be crowned at Cha Cha’s birthday bash in Miami on Saturday, July 7th. The event, which is being done by Cha Cha, in collaboration with C & F Promotion, will be held at The Villa night club – located at 19501 NW 2nd Avenue – in North Miami.

In addition to Billy Slaughter and other members from the Stone Love camp,  Tek9 Sound, X-Squad, Richie Pooh, Agent Movements and others will also be featured.

Early bird tickets, which are going for $20 USD, are now available via several locations in and around Miami. Persons should call 786-487-5984 for information.

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Nesbeth Shares Snippet Of First Single From Upcoming Album (@NesbethReggae)

Nesbeth black & whiteFor the past few years recording artiste Nesbeth has lived a life filled with physical and spiritual trials and triumphs, but through it all, what has become evident is the strength of his mental resolve and a noticeable growth in his music.

Nowhere, is that better showcased than in his latest offering titled ‘Remove My Enemy,‘ the first single from his upcoming album A.M.E.N. The song alludes to Nesbeth asking the Almighty to eliminate the foes from his life but in an ironic twist, he notices the sudden disappearance of many of his close relatives and friends.

“I ask God to remove my enemies and close friends start to fall. Anuh every family a relative can’t trust nobody at all. Some of the worst fight weh me ever get a from the same people who benefit, from every hard work, every sweat.” – excerpt from Nesbeth’s ‘Remove My Enemy

Radio rotation on the Sweet Music produced single is expected to commence this week, as the Rastafarian singer continues work on the completion of the album.

Produced on the Entertainment Soul recording imprint, ‘A.M.E.N,’ the album, though still without an official release date is slated for the last quarter of 2018.

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Headline Entertainment Now Accepting Bookings For DJ Kurt Riley (@djkurtriley @HeadlineJamaica)

DJ Kurt Riley

Having spent 16 years on radio, veteran Disk Jockey Kurt Riley, definitely has the know-it-all on what it takes to deliver a successful event. The DJ has expanded his brand to include: multiple play-outs, music production, and execution of entertainment events. In fact, one of his recent music project was the production of the Jambe-An rhythm, which has seen the international success of the Charly Blacks’ single Party Animal.

To book this artist or for additional information contact Headline Entertainment.