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.
Composer, songwriter, singer and performer, Clinton Fearon, will be live at the Flamingo Cantina (515 East 6th Street) in Austin, Texas on Friday, September 13th. He will be supported by Cas Haley.
This event begins at 9 PM and tickets, which are going for $15 USD, can be purchased via eventbrite.com.
Dancehall and Afro-beat artist, Aurelia Dey, has been nominated in two major categories by the Scandinavian Afrobeats Music Awards. The Ghanaian singer is up for both ‘Best Female Artist‘ and ‘Best Stage Performance.‘
The Scandinavian Afrobeats Music Awards will be held at Subtopia (located at Rotemannavägen 10, 14557 Norsborg) in Stockholms Län, Sweden on May 4th.
If you have not done so as yet, click here to check out Aurelia Dey’s latest video and here to see her performing ‘Sweet Love Pt.2’ live.