Monthly Archives: "March 2013"

The Olatunji Family is proud to present the Babatunde Olatunji 10th Anniversary Tribute & Benefit Concert on Sunday, April 7th, 2013 at The Peter North Symphony Space. Featuring performances from original members of The Drums Of Passion Dancers & Drummers, Leon Mobley, Sikiru Adepoju, Sanga Of The Valley, Morley, Kofo The Wonderman & The Daylight Stars, Francoise Brooks’ Harlem Dance Leadership Company, saxophonist Bradford Hayes & special surprise guests who worked with Olatunji and were influenced by him. Hosted by Terrance McKnight (WQXR), a fellow alum of Olatunji’s alma materRead More

Posted On March 9, 2013By altonIn News

Wedeya Releases Single

Ketchagroove Records is pleased to announce the debut singles Too Much Fighting from reggae group WEDEYA. Hailing from Jamaica, the US, and Japan, WEDEYA has produced a timely and relevant track for this generation of Reggae music fans. WEDEYA consist of Delroy Golding, Kev Chambers, Kato Aya, and lead singer EliJAH. The singles is currently available in the iTunes store and very soon most online music retailers worldwid. 1. TOO MUCH FIGHTING WEDEYA: Delroy Golding: percussions, bass, keys Douglas Williams: guitar Kev Chambers: vocals, guitar Kato Aya: keyboards EliJAH: leadRead More
Toronto’s Tha Vor is in a celebratory mood as his music is breaking barriers, reaching international status thanks to his performance on the Sneak Preview Riddim produced by Claims Records and Gutty Bling Records. His unique style, a combination of Hip Hop and Dancehall is reminiscent of the days of one of his idols KRS-One, yet modern in delivery, connecting with the flavor his fans like to hear. Never straying from his conscious beliefs in the teachings of Marcus Garvey and Haile Selassie, these messages are always present in ThaRead More
Morgan Heritage Hits Number #1 with “Perfect Love Song” U.S.A, JA (Shuzzr & Mpr Consulting) – Within a week from it’s release Morgan Heritage “Perfect Love Song” hit number #1 on the itunes Japan Reggae chart. Although no artists like to be compared to another, Reggae’s Royalty Morgan Heritage have been referred as the “Rolling Stones” of Reggae music. Their longevity, their sold out arenas and festivals, and their worldwide chart topping music make them a contender for the music hall of fame. Murmurs of critics who have heard tracksRead More
On April 9th, award winning singer/songwriter/guitarist Taj Weekes and his band Adowa will release their fourth CD “Pariah in Transit” on Weekes’ Jatta Records. The album’s 10 tracks represent some of their finest performances over the past two years throughout North America and at St. Lucia’s world-renowned jazz festival in May 2011. “Pariah in Transit” will be distributed by Megawave, based in Ann Arbor Michigan, which specializes in jazz, world, reggae, gospel, and piano blues releases. While (commercial) radio airwaves are notoriously unwelcoming towards artists with consciousness-raising messages, Taj WeekesRead More
ZOUK STAR MEDHY CUSTOS w/ his LIVE BAND FROM PARIS! SOB’s and Couleurs Music present Medhy Custos 1st Time in NY with live band from Paris special guest Sean Davz Friday March 1, 2013 @ SOB’s 204 Varick St @ houston (212) 243-4940 Host by Papa Jube Erick Siar Doors Open at 11PM Show at 12AM & 2AM After years of touring and packing venues all over the world, the truly gifted French singer-songwriter, Medhy Custos, will make his live New York debut at SOB’s on Friday, March 1, blessingRead More
HARLEM STAGE PRESENTS EMELINE MICHEL’S QUINTESSENCE: THE HEALING VOICES OF HAITI MARCH 8-9 Two-night Engagement Showcases New Music from the Reigning Haitian Queen of Song With Several of Haiti’s Great, Uplifting Voices Haitian singer Emeline Michel celebrates the release of her latest CD, Quintessence, which has been five years in the making, with a glorious display of Creole soul March 8 and 9 at Harlem Stage. Two Haitian writers of note featured on the new recording will perform alongside Michel: novelist Edwidge Danticat and legendary storyteller Jean-Claude Martineau will readRead More