Born Fire Promotions and Reggae Vibes Music – the companies powering the upcoming Black & Proud Concert in New York – have announced the full and final lineup, as well as locations to purchase physical tickets.
On Saturday, February 25th, patrons at Club Amazura – located in Queens – will be treated to a live reggae show like no other. Some of the industry’s best performers will share the stage, with the main headliner, Anthony B, leading the way. The original fireman will be joined by Turbulence, Kabaka Pyramid, Perfect Giddimani, Pressure Busspipe, Dreama, Kendallaz, and Rufftop Rock I; who will all be backed by the Gennaroots Band.
The event, which was conceptualized to celebrate both Black History Month and Reggae Month, will be hosted by Dubbmaster Chris, and additional music will be provided by Massive B Sound (Bobby Konders & Jabba) and Mountain Lion Sound. Audio and lighting are being supplied by Venom Y2K, one of the most trusted audio visual equipment stores in New York.
Persons based in and around New York can now buy physical tickets in Queens at VP Records Retail Store, Veggie Castle, and Genesis II Restaurant; in Brooklyn at Golden Krust and Da Place Cuisine; and in Long Island at Tony Mac Bakery & Restaurant and Sam’s Caribbean Marketplace. Passes are also available online via eventbrite.
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Reggae Month 2023 will kick off with a live concert celebrating the crown prince Dennis Brown. Scheduled for Wednesday, February 1st at Festival Marketplace (Kingston Waterfront), it will feature live performances by Chris Martin, Ras-I, George Nooks, Miguel,Shanice Sewell and Rissa. It will begin at 6pm and it’s absolutely free.
Dennis Emmanuel Brown CD was born on the 1st day of February in 1957. His birthday is celebrated every year in reggae communities all over the world.
Joseph Bonner, more popular known as Spanner Banner, was born on the same day as legendary reggae artist Bob Marley (February 6th).
Spanner Banner‘s birthday celebration will be held on February 10th at Prestige Bar & Lounge – 40W Merrick Road – in Freeport, Long Island, New York. In addition to the guest of honor, there will also be appearances by Singer Irie, Bobby Lickshot, and Mad Dog; with host Sam Gotti and special guest Suzie Q.
This is a live band show that will also double as a pre-valentines party. Doors will open at 8pm, and there is a $20 admission fee.
Singer-songwriter and worship leader Nathaniel Bassey has hinted that his Hallelujah Live album, which was recorded in Lagos, Nigeria on November 20, 2022, will be released next month. Present at the taping were William McDowell, Sinach, Victoria Orenze, Ntokozo Mbamba, Mercy Chinwo, and others.
Although an exact date was not given for the release, Bassey made the announcement in a social media post at the end of December. He said: “Good News! Something special for 2023 and beyond. Over 2 hours of ANOINTED & GLORIOUS SOUNDS. By God’s grace, this is LOADED. This is taking your spiritual life up some notch! February 2023! Come quickly! “HALLELUJAH LIVE” Glory to God ! Spread the word!”
On January 6th – singer, songwriter and producer – Richie Stephens released Double For My Troubles, his newest single done in collaboration with fellow artist Sanchez. The official video was uploaded to YouTube a day later – on the 6th – and has been racking up views ever since. As of this writing – done on January 28th – it has been viewed 2.4 million times, and it continues to climb.
Both men have been actively promoting the song and its visuals; appearing on popular TV shows, being featured in printed and digital medias, and most importantly, performing live on major concerts. Two weeks ago they were Winford Williams‘ guests Onstage, and they delivered a stellar performance at the recently held Rebel Salute Festival.
Additionally, a week ago Double For My Troubles entered Jamaica’s Reggae Chart and is now in the #20 spot. It’s also #19 on New York’s Reggae Chart.
The song comes to us courtesy of Pot Of Gold Records (owned and operated by Richie Stephens) and Sanmonik Productions (owned and operated by Sanchez). It can be streamed and/or downloaded on Apple Music, Spotify, iTunes, Tidal and all other digital music platforms.
Three big reggae acts – Ken Boothe, Chalice and Boris Gardener – will deliver Timeless Reggae Music on Saturady, February 11th at Plantation Cove in Priory, St. Ann, Jamaica. They will be backed by Skool Band.
Tickets, which are going for $8,500 JMD, can be purchased in-person from Fesco Stations and Fontana Pharmacies; or online from caribtix-dot-com. Gates will open at 5pm and showtime is 7pm.
Inner Circle and Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA), will, for the first time, present Reggae Month Miami. What this means is that throughout the entire month of February there will be lots of free live reggae events in and around Miami-Dade and Broward County.
As a part of Reggae Month Miami, they will also present a reggae-gospel concert dubbed Gospel Spectacular. It will be held at the Miramar Cultural Center – 2400 Civic Center Place – on Tuesday, February 21st. There will be performances by Carlene Davis, Glacia Robinson, Jabez, Omari, Mr. Gallimore and Prodigal Son. This event is absolutely free to everyone who RSVP.