Sole DXB returns to Dubai Design District for the highly-anticipated annual event on December 5th, 6th and 7th. Sole DXB is known for presenting the finest street culture, championing their main pillars of fashion, music, film, the visual arts and sports. Since its inaugural edition in 2010, the festival has continued to grow, with last year’s attendance crossing 28,500.
This year they return with a massive lineup, which includes: Wu-Tang Clan, Burna Boy, Protoje, Koffee, Black Star (Yasiin Bey & Talib Kweli), Dave East, Lila Ike, and that is just to name a few.
In November fans and supporters of Mr. Eazi, based in the UK, will get the opportunity to see the artist perform live! He currently has three confirmed British dates: Weds. Nov. 13th at the 02 Ritz in Manchester; Friday, Nov. 15th at the 02 Institute in Birmingham; and Sunday, Nov. 17th at the 02 Academy Brixton in London.
The Afrobeat sensation rose to fame after his hit song “Skin Tight,” which took the African music industry by storm. Mr Eazi has since maintained his position by releasing hits after hits.
U.S. Virgin Islands reggae ambassador Pressure, aka Pressure Busspipe, returns on November 8th with his second album, Rebel With a Cause. The 14-track LP features appearances from reggae all-stars: Sizzla, Protoje, Jah9, Kabaka Pyramid, Anthony B and Akae Beka, as well as rap icon Redman and Virgin Islands hit-makers R. City.
Rebel With A Cause incorporates various sounds from dub, hip-hop to soul and jazz, taking listeners on a journey with topics on spirituality, romance, personal health and so much more.
On Monday, October 7th, Yasiin Bey will be reading from selected poems (Ezra Pound, Hafiz, Rumi and others), as well as sharing special musical selections like Ethiopian throat singing and old Brazillian acoustic at the Wythe Hotel (80 Wythe Avenue) in Brooklyn, New York. This will be an intimate look into what informs his creativity.
It will be held from 6:30 to 9:00 PM. There is an admission fee of approximately $25 USD.
Teban Cee, the CEO of TeamVibesy Music Group, is getting ready to release a brand new compilation entitled ‘Magic Touch Riddim.’ The project will feature music from various artists: Tsunami (Zimbabwe), Empress Pro (South Africa), Karamanti (Jamaica), Cathy Matete (Ghana), Blakka Yute (South Africa), Maffie Gee (South Africa) and of course Teban Cee.
Magic Touch Riddim is a captivating, groovy afrobeat sound with some elements of urban dancehall. It is scheduled for release in October.
International recording artist Gyptian will make his return to the popular music venue, Moe’s Alley (located at 1535 Commercial Way) in Santa Cruz, California on Friday, October 11th. He will be supported by Kava Jah and DJ Spleece.
Advance tickets for this event are going for $25 USD; it will be $30 USD on the day of the show.
Indian band, Sirens of Shanti, which is based in Toronto, Canada, has released a Bhangra mix of Rita Marley’s popular hit “One Draw.” Done in their native tongue, the song also features a couple verses from Jamaican dancehall artist Karamanti.
Click here to listen and download “One Draw” from iTunes.