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Monthly Archives: December 2016

  • “Devon Matthews Goes Against The Grain- Challenges The Norm With Massive Release Featuring Ella Andall”

    His father’s passing a few months ago could have been reason enough for entertainer, Devon Matthews to bury himself and forget the world around him. So close was he to his dad, Selwyn Matthews that his world seemed to have suddenly fallen apart when the man who had given him life, had made his departure to the unknown. Fast forward to November 2016 however, and Matthews says he has found strength in a unique musical opportunity that features the vocal power of the beautiful, Ella Andall- a woman revered as a Chantuelle supreme and a high priestess of African-Caribbean music.

    “This year was a real hard year for me- losing my father in June. I know he fought really hard,” said Matthews as he reflected on the recent past. “The music I’m doing now is all for him. I couldn’t wait to release this song with Ella Andall,” said Matthews of the new Anson Soverall produced single, “d’Jouney.”
    The release of this single marks the re-emergence of Andall who had not recorded new music in five years. “I’m so excited about her return and I’m really happy that she chose to work with me,” said Devon. He understands the worth of Andall’s experience and her stories. “This song is really a dedication to both my father and Anson Soverall’s mom, Arlene who succumbed to cancer before my father passed away. It’s really been a journey for both of us, and now getting the opportunity to work with this exceptional and legendary artiste- we’re both blown away,” he said. Matthews also acknowledged that his collaborator on the single, Ella Andall has faced her share of challenges in recent time. “Ella’s been through a lot too. She’s faced a lot of fight and that’s really what the song is about,” he said.

    ‘D’journey’ was written by Matthews and on the heels of its release earlier this week, the young artiste and radio personality said he feels this particular piece of music and its lyrics, has been shared with the people of Trinidad and Tobago at a time when it’s needed. “Everyone seems to be dealing with something heavy these days. We’re living in a time when a lot of injustices are being committed against people and sometimes it forces us to question our faith but life is truly a journey and sometimes we have to take the good with the bad and learn from everything we go through.”
    Separately, Devon Matthews is making good of his promise to his father to continue his iShare Christmas charity drive. iShare was launched two years ago and has continued to prove successful- aiding in the distribution of food and other items to families in dire need across the country. “I’m really encouraging people to be a part of the drive. I’m trying to get people across Trinidad and Tobago to drop off foodstuff at Red 96.7FM, Synergy TV, Scrapes Car Wash, Trincity, Dev’s Barbershop, South Trinidad and B’s Flix in Tobago, to help families who need the assistance,” said Devon. He said he’s gotten the support of many people in the music industry, including his family at the Asylum’s Ground Empire. “It’s about us helping each other and not waiting for government to lend a hand,” he explained, adding that the collection will go through to the end of the year.

    Matthews’ journey continues thankfully. He has not given up and he will not give up. He says he understands that each part of his life’s journey has led him on a path of self-growth. “I’m happy to share this story through song, with everyone. I know you’ll each find something in it, that you’ll be able to relate to.”

     

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  • Media Alert | Chronixx Reveals New Video, Album Title & 2017 U.S. Tour (via Pitchfork)

    CHRONIXX ANNOUNCES HIS 2017 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

    & TITLE OF DEBUT ALBUM

    Chronology Slated for Early 2017 Release 

    WATCH First Visual “Majesty” From Album (Pitchfork Premiere)

    Jamaican roots artist Chronixx, a pioneering force in the contemporary reggae movement, is proud to announce his biggest tour to date and his debut album title, both named Chronology.

    This year alone, Chronixx & Zincfence Redemption Band headlined tours in Africa, Japan, Europe and North America and rocked major festival shows like Coachella (USA), Austin City Limits (USA), Lovebox (UK) and One Love (Italy) as well as supported the iconic UK rock band Stone Roses at Manchester City Football Club’s Etihad Stadium.

    In 2017, the 24-year-old singer and his band expand on this success, kicking off their massive North American tour on March 2 in support of Chronixx’s first full length album Chronology (slated for an early 2017 release). The Chronology Tour spans 39 cities across the U.S. and Canada. Tickets go on sale this Wednesday December 14, 2016. Dates below and here.

    Chronixx reveals his first visual “Majesty” from Chronology. The song, a beautiful interpretation of Otis Gayle’s 1971 Studio One classic “I’ll Be Around” (originally sung by the ’70s soul group The Spinners), is also featured on Chronixx’s most recent mixtape Roots and Chalice curated by NYC’s Federation Sound.

    “Majesty is about a spiritual vibration, the divinity within the woman and the balance that can be found within I&I. It’s celebrating that union,” explains Chronixx. In the visual, directed by Chronixx and Che Kothari, the singer serenades his love in a dreamy scenario, set on Jamaica’s lush north coastal property Strawberry Fields Together in Robin’s Bay, St. Mary.

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    About Chronixx

    Born Jamar Rolando McNaughton on October 10, 1992, Chronixx was musically nurtured from an early age by his father, dancehall artist Chronicle, and grew up surrounded by the likes of Burro Banton and Gregory Isaacs. Chronixx’s youthful voice carries the wisdom of generations of reggae singers before his time and holds a positive message for the youth of this generation.  In 2014, his music propelled him into international stardom. His Dread & Terrible project, featuring hits like “Here Comes Trouble” and “Captureland,” immediately topped the Billboard (U.S.) Reggae chart. He was lauded by the likes of VOGUEVice & New Yorker as the leader of the reggae revival and landed performances on major stages including The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014), NYC’s Central Park Summerstage (2014), Governer’s Ball (2015) and many more.

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    Chronixx & Zincfence Redemption – Chronology North American Tour 
    3-02 in NEW HAVEN, CT @ Toad’s Place
    3-03 in BOSTON, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
    3-04 in NEW YORK, NY@ Irving Plaza
    3-07 in DETROIT, MI @ El Club
    3-09 in LOUISVILLE, KY @ Mercury Ballroom
    3-10 in COLUMBUS, OH @ Al Rosa Villa
    3-11 in CHICAGO, IL @ Metro
    3-14 in LAWRENCE, KS @ Granada Theater
    3-15 in DENVER, CO @ Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom
    3-17 in SEATTLE, WA @ The Showbox
    3-18 in VANCOUVER, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
    3-19 in PORTLAND, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
    3-21 in SACRAMENTO, CA @ Ace of Spades
    3-23 in SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ The Fillmore
    3-24 in REDWAY, CA @ Mateel Community Center
    3-25 in SANTA CRUZ, CA @ The Catalyst
    3-26 in RENO, NV @ Whitney Peak Hotel – Cargo Concert Hall
    3-28 in FRESNO, CA @ Strummer’s
    3-31 in SANTA ANA, CA @ The Observatory
    4-01 in LOS ANGELES, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
    4-02 in SOLANA BEACH, CA @ Belly Up
    4-04 in TEMPE, AZ @ Club Red
    4-05 in ALBUQUERQUE, NM @ Sunshine Theater
    4-07 in HOUSTON, TX @Warehouse Live – Ballroom
    4-08 in DALLAS, TX @ Trees
    4-09 in AUSTIN, TX @ Euphoria Camping and Music Festival
    4-10 in NEW ORLEANS @ Republic
    4-13 in FT. LAUDERDALE, FL @ Revolution
    4-14 in JACKSONVILLE, FL @ Mavericks at the Landing
    4-15 in ATLANTA, GA @ Masquerade
    4-16 in ASHEVILLE, NC @ The Orange Peel
    4-18 in CARRBORO, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
    4-19 in NORFOLK, VA @ The Norva
    4-20 in SILVER SPRINGS, MD @ The Fillmore
    4-21 in PHILADELPHIA, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts (TLA)
    4-26 in MONTREAL, QUEBEC @ L’Olympia
    4-27 in LONDON, ONTARIO @ London Music Hall
    4-28 in TORONTO, ONTARIO @ Rebel Complex
    4-30 in HUNTINGTON, NY @ The Paramount

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  • 2016 Reggae Christmas Song, Last Minute Christmas Shopping, MP3 David Kirton & Andy Armstrong

    Caribbean Christmas Songs and playlists are unique, with reggae, zouk, parang and soca carols mixing seamlessly with American standards and Kwansa riddims. ‘ Last minute Christmas Shopping’ is a bouncy, humorous, melodic reggae track that happens to be a true story for Kirton, as every year he battles Bridgetown traffic on Christmas Eve for his gift selections!

    David Kirton has earned the title of Barbados’s Reggae Godfather, he is a multiple Barbados Music Award Winner, critically acclaimed songwriter, and touring artist. Anderson Armstrong is celebrated Calypsonian, a multiple finalist in the National Calypso Competitions, founding member of Square One, a Barbadian Band that enjoyed a decade of dominating the radio stations, Carnivals and party playlists throughout the Caribbean.

    Kirton’s inspiration for collaborating were simple “It is always an honor to be included in someone else’s music project. I’ve been a long time fan of Andy Armstrong and his ability to deliver hit songs year after year”. Anderson ‘Blood’ Armstrong inspiration; “ I wanted to produce a reggae track, I had not attempted one for a long time, Christmas was around the corner, I was inspired and started creating. i decided to make a Reggae track for the holiday season. It helps that I happen to love Christmas!”

    Fate played a hand, they both attended a Barbados Coalition of Service Industries (BCSI) Songwriting Workshop. Armstrong; “He (David Kirton) is one of our (Barbados’) leading reggae artists and if you are going to do reggae, get a top Reggae artist. Plus when I approached him at BCSI he was excited about the project and did not turn the track down”. Kirton; “One listen to the music track, in the middle of the seminar, and I was on board. It’s a groovy, fun rhythm”.

    Kirton; “ I made a decision to step out of my comfort zone, this is my first Christmas song. It was a refreshing challenge to come up with the concept, lyrics and vocal melodies in a short space of time. Working with Andy was an enjoyable, worthwhile experience”. Armstrong; “I really enjoyed working with David and I would say that most definitely I would want to have another collaboration with him”.

    ‘Last Minute Christmas Shopping’ written & performed by David Kirton, composed & produced by Anderson Armstrong, backing vocals: Faith Callender. Recorded at: ToneDef Studio, Mixed & Mastered by: Anthony Lowhar @ CMI. Executive producer: Reddhead Records Inc. Published by: Andjena Publishing and BirdsEye Music Barbados.

    Kirton is currently finishing his (5th) album due for release in April 2017. Previous David Kirton releases; Stranger, Modern Roots, Time for Change and Island Songs for Children.

     

    Song title: Last Minute Christmas Shopping

    Written and performed by: David Kirton

    Composer: Anderson Armstrong

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    Contacts:
    Bird’s Eye Music Inc Reddhead Records Inc
    Noelle Attaway Anderson Armstrong
    barbadosmusic@gmail.com reddhead98@gmail.com
    Tel: 246-428-2923 Tel/Fax: 246 416 3326

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  • Precision Productions works with C.L. Productions, K.Rich, and Jimmy October, to give the world “Under Me”!

    “A MUSICAL EXPERIENCE BASED ON AMAZEMENT”

    Usually when it comes to bumpers, quantity is preferred over quality. Not however, for 2017. Imagine instead, one wine that keeps you yearning for more in fetes, on the road, and for years to come, always enticing and spine tingling in touch and movement. The desire for that kind of experience was the inspiration for this C.L. Productions and Precision Productions release. Working in sync the two camps shaped a musical experience based on amazement, attraction, and probably a few lasting memories to give the world a song, which will stand brilliantly against the test of time.
    Transformative in nature, the track inveigled Kasey Phillips to step out of his comfort zone of production work, and compose some of the lyrical content along with long time collaborator and esteemed writer, Patrick “Mista Vybe” Gordon.
    The resulting addictive tune, titled “Under Me”, then needed distinctive voices to relay what could only be described as its affectionate message. Using his inventive rapping style Jimmy October chanted, while K.Rich belted out honeyed tones, both of them using their considerable skills to sway listeners into finding quality over quantity this Carnival.
    Take our advice, press play and see for yourself, after all you never know how much pleasure awaits on the path less traveled until you grasp it.

     

     

    Artist: K.Rich feat Jimmy October
    Title: Under Me
    Produced by: C.L. Productions and Precision Productions
    Composers/Writers: L’shun Emmanuel/Patrick Gordon/Cherrod Lewis/Kasey Phillips
    ISRC: QM-R6Z-16-00022
    Publishers: Copyright Control(COTT)/Precision Global Publishing (c/o FOX FUSE LLC) (BMI)
    Label: Precision Global Music Ltd.
    Copyright Notice: © 2016 Precision Inc., Ltd.

     

    Artwork done by REALIONESS
    Lyric Video by Untitled51 and Metropolis Media House

     

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  • 13th Annual International Soca Awards Nominees Release

     

    As promised by the management of the SAO Soca Awards Ltd./Soca Awards Organization, Inc. [SAO] is pleased to announce the Nominees for the 13 annual iSA fete/ceremony and the launch of www.socanonstop.com. iSA 13 is being promoted to the world as the Premier Soca Event (PSE) and to mark the Old Year’s Celebration also the start of 2017 carnival season.

    This year iSA will be featuring Twenty-five (25) categories highlighting some of the Caribbean greats. Everyone has a chance to cast their VOTES for their favorites in each category beginning Friday 16th, December 2016 and end on Wednesday 28 th, December 2016. Log on to http://www.socanonstop.com/VOTE.html and vote.

     

    The list is as follows:

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    SAO Soca Awards Ltd. intends to take “Soca To Higher Heights™’ as indicated in our motto.

    For additional information please contact the SAO office at US: 1.929.800.7099 / TnT: 1.868.478.4445 / 1.868.461.6694.

     

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  • Damian Marley Announces 2017 Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise Line Up

    Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley 
    Announces 4th Annual
    “Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise”
    Set to Kick Off November 13-18, 2017

    2016 Cruise Completely Sold Out For Third Year in a Row!

    ‘Jamrock’ Announces Full Lineup with Performances by Reggae’s Most Renowned Artists and Sound Systems

    NEW Album Stony Hill to Release Early 2017

    “With its comprehensive presentation of Jamaican music, The Welcome to Jamrock Cruise has in three years developed from an untested concept for reggae into, arguably, the genre’s premier event.” – Billboard 

    “…a five-night pilgrimage from Miami to Jamaica, coordinated by Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley and featuring pretty much every big name in contemporary Jamaican music, from dancehall to dub, singer to sound system.” -NPR

    “A rare opportunity for fans outside of Jamaica to catch their favorite artists.”
    MTV.com

    “…Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise …featuring five nights of performances by the biggest names in Jamaican music and helmed by one of today’s most exhilarating artists, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley…” Forbes.com
    December 9, 2016 – Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley has announced the return of the 4th Annual Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise, set for November 13-18, 2017. Cruisers will aboard Royal Caribbean’s “Independence of The Seas” on November 13, 2017, making stops in Montego Bay and Ocho Rios Jamaica before returning on November 18, 2017. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased by visiting WelcomeToJamrockReggaeCruise.com.

    The 4th annual cruise announces full lineup of artists including Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Stephen “Ragga” Marley, Sizzla, Jah Cure, Luciano, The Big Ship Crew (ft. Freddie McGregor, Stephen “Di Genius” Mcgregor and Chino McGregor), Bounty Killer, Tarrus Riley, Cocoa Tea, Busy Signal, Popcaan, Inner Circle, Richie Spice, Tanto Metro & Devonte, Pressure, Spice, Iba Mahr. Also joining are Sound Systems including Stone Love, Renaissance, King Jammy’s, Mighty Crown, Tony Matterhorn, and Kingston 12 Hi Fi. More artists, DJs and Sound Systems to be announced!

    Jamrock has infused the cruise industry with a one-of-a-kind Reggae experience, and has become one of the most exciting and talked about Reggae gatherings in the world.  For music lovers, it is notably the only place to see some of the top reggae artists who are not able to travel and perform in the US . The 2016 cruise currently has fans from over 40 nations all over the globe converging for their love of Reggae music and culture.

    Damian recently announced a partnership with Colorado-based cannabis leader, Tru Cannabis, for the brand new Stony Hill dispensary in Denver. An organically grown partnership, the Stony Hill brand reflects Damian’s style and goes beyond just the product line. This is a full retail dispensary brand where the artist’s inimitable presence can be immediately felt. He personally helped develop and test the dispensary’s namesake and signature—Stony Hill— and it is evocative of his music, passions, and roots.

    Damian has also announced a partnership with Ocean Grown Extracts, a California-local family owned and operated cannabis company to grow cannabis in a former California prison. Marley and the company will convert the 77,000- square-foot space on twenty acres in Coalinga, California into a large city-permitted, and state-compliant, medical marijuana cultivation, manufacturing and testing facility. The goal is to work closely with both the city of Coalinga and the state of California to become the model cannabis facility that embraces safety and regulation.

    For more about Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, please visit:
    Website:
    http://www.damianmarleymusic.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/damianmarley
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/damianjrgongmarley/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/damianmarley

    ABOUT DAMIAN “JR. GONG” MARLEY:
    The youngest son of Reggae legend Bob Marley, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley garnered his own place in music history when he became the first ever Reggae artist to win a GRAMMY outside of the “Reggae” category, taking home an award for “Best Urban/Alternative” performance for his title single, “Welcome To Jamrock. The acclaimed 2005 breakthrough disc Welcome To Jamrock, also won a GRAMMY for “Best Reggae” Album. Marley has been shaking up stages all over the world for the past few years, first in collaboration with Nas on their Distant Relatives project, and then when he went on to partner with Skrillex for their groundbreaking track Make It Bun Dem,” which Rolling Stone called “a monster mash up of dubstep and dancehall.” Damian’s new album Stony Hill will be released in early 2017.

    Press Contact:

    With Love PR (347) 457-5134
    Tiffany Mea – Tiffany@withlovepr.com

    DPR (212) 677-0014
    Carleen Donovan – carleen@donovanpublicrelations.com
    Elisa Kupelian – elisa@donovanpublicrelations.com

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  • Multi-Media Event This Friday – Chantwell

    After an absence of many years Rapso-Fusion band Chantwell returns in concert with Ragga ‘bad boys’ 3Suns this Friday 9th December 2016 at the Big Black Box theatre on Murray St. Woodbrook from 8pm– 2am. Titled ‘Rebel Music’ the concert is twinned with the launch of Generation LION Jouvay’s 2017 band called ‘Root and Branch Jouvay featuring Rebel Soldiers.’ Accompanied by multi-media projections the party begins with DJ Shawn spinning vinyl ‘Old-School’ music from 8pm. The live bands play between 10pm- 12am, and then DJs Shane & Mika take the party to the next level with digital ‘New School’ remixes of Soca, Hip-Hop, Dancehall, EDM, and Afro-Beat.

    Chantwell is Rubadiri Victor and the musicians he collaborates with on each project. The band was well known in the 90s during the ‘Rapso explosion’ years for the anthemic radio and video hit ‘Clear de Way’. Chantwell was signed to the Rituals Music label in the 90s and an EP ‘Come Out in de Road, Warrior!’ was produced with songs like the title track and the groovy World Beat Rapso of ‘Morning Ground’. Singles from the album appear on more than 30 compilations internationally. Chantwell has had songs nominated for Sunshine Music Awards.

    Musicians that have played with Chantwell over the years include original co-founder Brendon Lacaille, bassist Douglas Redon, drummer Sean Thomas, bassist Graeme Granger, and guitarists Dacus Drakes and Jeremy Charlerie. This current incarnation of Chantwell features a line-up of talented young musicians like guitarist Dion Mansingh, drummer Makesi Joseph, bassist Tamo Harewood, and vocalists Tishanna Williams and Zola Gransoult.

    Generation Lion’s 2017 Jouvay presentation has 2 sides. The ‘Root and Branch Jouvay’ is taken from the old Jouvay tradition of men coming into town with broken-off branches, flowers, or all manner of vegetation on their bodies. The ‘Rebel Soldiers’ part of the band invokes a series of iconic Caribbean resistance heroes. The band says, “From (Carib war-chief) Hatuey and (Jamaican Maroon leader) Nanny Buku to (Hatian liberator) Toussaint and (Cuban revolutionary leader) Fidel Castro- the Caribbean has produced a long line of Rebel Soldiers & Maroons! Generation Lion believes we in the world are at a Maroon Moment- where the People have been abandoned by Governments who have refused to build the Dream Societies the People have fought for. Now the People must build the Golden Societies themselves led by the Heroic Ideas of our past. The Caribbean Jouvay Army is on the March!…” Revellers can jump up as one of the Caribbean Icons as they take the road for Jouvay 2017.

    CHANTWELL

    5 Gulf View Drive, La Horquette Extension Road. Glencoe/ 1-868-797-0949/ rubadiri@yahoo.com/ rubadiri.org

     

    Tickets for Friday’s event are only $100. and can be purchased at the mascamp at Inkwerx Tattoos, #27 Methuen Street, Woodbrook. Or call: 495-6866, 797-0949, 767-2245, 362-7707, 357-0107, or 372-8216. Or you can check Generation Lion Jouvay on Facebook for details.

     

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  • Raging Fyah Nominated for GRAMMY + Announces 2017 World Tour

     

    RAGING FYAH NOMINATED FOR 2017 GRAMMY
    FOR BEST REGGAE ALBUM
    2017 World Tour Kicks off in Jan. with Tribal Seeds in U.S.
    Followed by Europe Run with UB40 in May

    BBC Radio Nominates Band for Freshman Session 2017
    New Video “Dash Wata” Airing on BET Soul

    VP Records is pleased to announce that Raging Fyah has been nominated for their acclaimed album Everlasting in the Best Reggae Album category at the 59th Grammys®. The band continues to prove how their distinct roots reggae sound is making a major impact in the musical landscape.

    In addition to this news, the band announces their 2017 World Tour with Tribal Seeds in the United States and UB40 in Europe. This Saturday (Dec 10), they will also perform at The Emerald Cup in Santa Cruz, CA along with Damian ‘Jr Gong’ Marley, Dirty Heads, Tribal Seeds and Stick Figure. Dates are below and on http://www.ragingfyah.com.

    Everlasting, released in May 2016, follows their previous releases Judgement Day (2011) and Destiny (2014) and is their debut effort for VP Records.

    The 59th Annual Grammys® will air live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Feb. 12th, 2017 at 8 p.m. ET. on CBS. Other nominees in the category include Sly & Robbie Presents…Reggae For Her by Devin Di Dakta & J.L., Rose Petals by J Boog, Ziggy Marley’s self-titled album, Falling Into Place by Rebelution and SOJA: Live In Virginia by SOJA.

    This past month, the band has also received tremendous support from BBC network. The band was a featured guest on Robert Elms Show, David Rodigan and Toddla T. They are one of the five artists nominated for BBC’s Freshman Session 2017 and the only reggae act in the running. Other nominees are Nadia Rose, AJ Tracey, Afro B and Murder He Wrote. They also recorded a live acoustic set at the legendary BBC Maida Vale Sessions, which will run at a later date.

     

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    U.S. Tour Dates:
    Dec 08 @ Emerald Cup-Pre Party in Santa Cruz, CA *
    Dec 10 @ The Emerald Cup in Santa Rosa, CA *
    Jan 24 @ The Catalyst in Santa Cruz, CA *
    Jan 26 @ UC Theatre in Berkeley, CA *
    Jan 27 @ Ace of Spades in Sacramento, CA *
    Jan 28 @ Mateel Center in Redway, CA *
    Jan 31 @ WOW Hall in Eugene, OR *
    Feb 01 @ Wonder Ballroom in Portland, OR *
    Feb 02 @ Showbox Theatre in Seattle, WA *
    Feb 04 @ Hangar House in Salt Lake City, UT *
    Feb 07 @ The Pub Station in Billings, MT *
    Feb 08 @ Belly Up Aspen in Aspen, CO *
    Feb 09 @ Ogden Theatre in Denver, CO *
    Feb 10 @ Mesa Theatre in Grand Junction, CO *
    Feb 11 @ The Living Room in Omaha, NE *
    Feb 14 @ Turf Club in St Paul, MN *
    Feb 15 @ The Rave Bar in Milwaukee, WI *
    Feb 16 @ Double Door in Chicago, IL *
    Feb 17 @ The Stache in Grand Rapids, MI *
    Feb 18 @ Rex Theater in Pittsburgh, PA *
    Feb 21 @ Toad’s Place in New Haven, CT *
    Feb 22 @ Irving Plaza in New York, NY *
    Feb 23 @ House of Blues in Boston, MA *
    Feb 24 @ Blue Ocean Music Hall in Salisbury, MA *
    Feb 25 @ Theatre Of The Living Arts in Philadelphia, PA *
    Feb 26 @ 9:30 Club in Washington, DC *
    Feb 27 @ The Norva in Norfolk, VA *
    Mar 01 @ The Norva in Norfolk, VA *
    Mar 02 @ Music Farm in Charleston, SC *
    Mar 03 @ Vinyl Music Hall in Pensacola, FL *
    Mar 04 @ One Eyed Jack in New Orleans, LA *
    Mar 05 @ Warehouse Live in Houston, TX *
    Mar 07 @ Gas Monkey Bar N Grill in Dallas, TX *
    Mar 08 @ Sunshine Theatre in Albuquerque, NM *
    Mar 10 @ Rialto Theatre in Tucson, AZ *

     

    UK Dates:
    May 19 @ Northern Meeting in Inverness ^
    May 20 @ Slessor Gardens in Dundee ^
    May 27 @ Butts Park Arena in Coventry ^
    May 28 @ Northern Echo Arena in Darlington ^
    Jun 2 @ Brunton Park in Carlisle ^
    Jun 3 @ The Spitfire Ground in Canterbury ^
    Jun 10 @ Parc Y Scarlets in Llanelli ^
    Jun 11 @ Racecourse in Taunton ^
    Jun 16 @ Bloomfield in Blackpool ^
    Aug 12 @ City Racecourse in Chelmsford ^

     

    ^ supporting UB40
    * supporting Tribal Seeds

     

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  • Jaiga’s Coming Hard With 1989 Tambu Remake, Says Expect Real Revelry This Carnival

    Christopher ‘Tambu’ Herbert will forever be a legend in the Soca music industry. His voice lives in records that have made carnival lovers world over, sway infectiously, time and time again. Even as the year 2017 looms, his name is being spoken of- this as one of Soca music’s most vocal supporters who doubles up as an artiste and triples as a radio personality, pays homage to Tambu in music, reviving a song that in 1989 stole the Road March title in Trinidad and Tobago.

    “This is my expression of thanks to the art-form and to the elders who’ve paved a very firm and steady path for the new generation of artistes like me,” says Jaiga. In the days ahead, he’ll release the Stadic Music produced remake of Tambu’s ‘Free Up”- a song that lives in the hearts and souls of patriots to the Greatest Show on Earth, wherever they are. “The name of the song will remain the same. It’s produced by Stadic- one of the youngest names in the Soca music production game these days, but a producer that’s been keeping Soca’s sound fresh and jiggy,” he said. He also noted that the track was mixed and mastered by Nicholai Green.

    In the past few years, Jaiga has shown his commitment to the music, becoming a consistent sound on the carnival circuit and hitting stages across the Caribbean and internationally in the aftermath of each scintillating festival in T&T. In 2016, his Jason ‘Shaft’ Bishop penned, ‘Anyway’ became an anthem of sorts for fetters who simply wanted to let loose. He cemented the vibe with what could only be described as the perfect video, shot on the rooftop of an apartment building in the rough Maloney ‘Plannings.’

    With the release of ‘Free Up’, Jaiga is claiming his space in the business, while reminding the world about the masterful lyrics and melodies that blazed the trail before his music ever did. He anticipates that this song will conjure a necessary spirit in the upcoming season- a spirit many argue, has been missing. His move will undoubtedly be seen as a big one- something not often attempted, but when done, is applauded.

    For more on Jaiga and his music, be a part of his social circle on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @jaigaTC

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  • Celebrity Chef Levi Roots signs on to Jus’ Caribbean Festival

    After months of negotiations CaribDirect Multi-Media is pleased to announce Jamaican musician, celebrity chef and TV presenter Levi Roots will be participating in Grace Foods Jus’ Caribbean Festival 2017 by giving an inspirational speech at the Grace Foods Caribbean Food and Drink Conference 2017.

     

    Billed for Friday 18th August 2017 at Lambeth College in south London Grace Foods Caribbean Food and Drink Conference 2017 is intended to address several matters that affect trade and investment in both the Caribbean and UK Diaspora. Issues such as, Due diligence in food service; Getting the brand right; Reformulation to reduce sugar in food and drink; Seaweed: the ingredient to benefit weight management and tackle diabetes; implications of BREXIT to the Caribbean and other topics will be discussed by a team of expert speakers from a number of eminent institutions such as the University of Reading, University of the West Indies, University of Birmingham and the private sector.

     

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    The ever focused and motivated Levi Roots, famous for his signature phrase, ‘‘Put some music in your food!’ will join the panel of experts to add a truly Caribbean flavour with his inspiring story and insights into setting up and succeeding in the food business. No doubt the 2006 Dragon Slayer will speak about the achievement of his lifelong dream, Caribbean Smokehouse restaurant which he proudly opened in Westfield Stratford City, United Kingdom in 2015.

     

    The Grace Foods Caribbean Food and Drink Conference will be followed by Grace Foods Jus’ Caribbean Festival on Saturday and Sunday 19th and 20th August at a popular park in south London. Grace Foods Jus’ Caribbean Festival is  a follow-up to Caribbean Food and Drink Expo 2015 held at Windrush Square, Brixton in south London, which has since modified its market to appeal to a more British / European audience; essentially selling the Caribbean to Europe. This is hoped will provide untold benefits to small to medium sized Caribbean businesses wanting to access the UK market as well as Caribbean businesses in the Diaspora wanting to trade with or invest in the Caribbean. The very best of the Caribbean in terms of its culture (food, drink, music, dance) and the many other characteristics that make the Caribbean unique including our love for laughter and comedy, will be showcased.

     

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    Having Levi Roots on board is regarded by CaribDirect CEO and Jus’ Caribbean Festival founder, David F. Roberts as “a truly fitting addition to an event that is poised to become the biggest world foods event in the United Kingdom in three to five years; I can’t think of any other chef in the Caribbean community that could add greater credibility to this event, we’re honoured to have Levi’.

    School of Life Tour creator, Levi said of the opportunity, ‘I think the Jus’ Caribbean Festival is a great idea that will help Caribbean businesses to increase their competitiveness and value in the British market and I’m looking forward to sharing my journey in the hope that someone is inspired to succeed.’

    ABOUT  – CaribDirect Multi-Media Limited

    CaribDirect Multi-Media Limited uses information, education, entertainment and business as the principal media to engage the UK Caribbean Diaspora about matters critical to the development of Caribbean people on both sides of the Atlantic. Ultimately, CaribDirect aims to connect the global Caribbean community for trade and investment.

     

    ABOUT – Levi Roots

    British-Jamaican reggae musician, television personality, celebrity chef, businessman and multi-millionaire, creator of the famous Reggae Reggae Sauce and owner of Caribbean Smokehouse. Levi is also the author of six cookbooks and a business book. He has also released a new album ‘Rise Above.’

    For details on how to register for the Conference or buy stalls for the Festival contact CaribDirect Multi-Media at switchboard +44 (0) 844 357 9707, Direct Line +44 (0) 750 814 2478 Email: alicia.alexander@juscaribbean.com or visit www.juscaribbean.com  

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  • Mr. Diesel – It Start (2017 Soca) – AVAILABLE NOW

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    Song Title: IT START
    Vocals by: MR. DIESEL
    Writing & Composed by: Colin Jackman
    Bounce Back Riddim
    Music Recorded at: Bounce Back Studio
    Produced & Arranged by: Wendell Boynes
    Musical Artistic Doctor: Colin Jackman
    Mixed & Mastered at: Magma Music Group by Adrian Bailey
    Vocals Recorded at: Magma Music Group
    Back Ground Vocals by: Mr. Diesel & Maritza
    Executive Producers: Colin Jackman & Wendell Boynes
    All Artwork and Animation created by Colin Jackman
    Copyright by: COTT
    2016-2017

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  • Grammy Award-Winners Morgan Heritage Announces “Back To Basics” Promo Tour

    Grammy Award-Winners Morgan Heritage Announces “Back To Basics” Promo Tour

     

    Music fans worldwide were recently delighted when critically acclaimed reggae band Morgan Heritage announced the upcoming release of “Strictly Roots, the Deluxe Edition” just in time for the holiday season. The hit filled 2016 Grammy winner for Best Reggae Album now available for pre-order, will be released December 9th featuring 4 bonus songs and 3 remixes. As Mojo Morgan previously stated, “We’d like this Deluxe Edition of Strictly Roots to light up everyone’s holiday season with love from our family to yours.

     

    Although the past year has seen Morgan Heritage performing worldwide from intimate settings to sold out arenas, The Royal Family of Reggae who is known worldwide for their riveting live performances, are pairing up the upcoming release with an anticipated “Back To Basics Promo Tour“.

     

    Every so often an artist has to recreate themselves after being in the game for a while. After realizing the highest honor in music, it’s time for us to take the next step by thanking the community that made us relevant to begin with. When we say community, we speak of our Caribbean Communities around the world“. – Morgan Heritage

     

    Internationally praised and renowned, the band has always remained humble and fans made a priority, after receiving the highest musical honor, it was important for the Royal Family of Reggae, to intimately thank their fans, and take it back to how it all started. “As a band that started in the Dancehall (the place people go to hear Jamaican music), the phrase Back To Basics means we get to perform and hangout with the original and new fans of our music in the Caribbean Community. So no band will be on stage for any of these performances. Just a mic, the music and good vibes rocking with the people throughout the night”.

     

    We’ve spent so many years expanding our audience and we felt as we prepare to release our 11th studio album in the Spring of 2017, that we should let the people that first fell in love with our brand of Reggae music know that we love and appreciate their continued love and support“. – Morgan Heritage

     

    The tour will kick off December 4th, 2016 in West Palm Beach, Florida, and see the siblings give slated performances in Washington D.C., Atlanta, GA, Raleigh, NC, Boston, MA, New Haven, CT, New York, NY, Norfolk, VA, Tampa, FL and Jacksonville, FL. For more information, please visit www.MorganHeritageMusic.com

     

    Strictly Roots, the Deluxe Edition

    iTunes http://smarturl.it/StrictlyRootsDlx

    GooglePlay http://smarturl.it/StrictlyRootsGoogle

     

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  • Silver Shadow 25th Silver Jubilee Anniversary!

    The month of December 2016 sees Silver Shadow Performing Arts Academy celebrating its 25th Silver Jubilee Anniversary as a Cultural Organization which has contributed tremendously to culture and dance in St. Lucia.

     

    Silver Shadow Performing Arts Academy in celebration of its Anniversary has scheduled a number of activities in celebration of this historic milestone. To kick off the celebrations, there is an Official Press Lunch to be held at the Cultural Development Foundation Conference Room, Thursday December 1st at 10 am.    This is designed to highlight and unveil the following:

     

     

    1. The Official Launching of the Silver Shadow Performing Arts Academy Website

     

    1. The Silver Shadow Performing Arts Academy Annual Dance Recital

     

    1. Celebwé, a Christmas festival of Cultural and Performing Arts Showcase with the Silver Shadow Performing Arts Academy

     

    1. The unveiling of the Official Calendar of Activities to commemorate the celebrations of Silver Shadow Performing Arts Academy 25th Anniversary.

     

    The public is invited to attend the various activities that will be announced on Thursday,  December 1st at the Official Media Launch.

     

    Silver Shadow Performing Arts Academy is proud of all its achievements over the last 25 years and the products of which there are many who have gone forward to make Saint Lucia proud.

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  • GETOVERHER Delivers “Hoop Nose Ring” Video [NOISEY Premiere]

    GETOVERHER DELIVERS “HOOP NOSE RING”

    NOISEY PREMIERE

    DEBUT ALBUM BLACKWATCHSAD OUT NOW

    “It’s a true collage of styles celebrating femininity with a certain cheeky sex appeal.” – NOISEY

    GETOVERHER a.k.a. Jason Scott Henderson, the multifaceted musician from New York City who DJs, raps, and sings, takes note of the physical attributes that distinguish his female muse. NOISEY points out “Hoop Nose Ring” is “an ode to the beautiful and diverse women of New York City (and thus the world).” “Hoop Nose Ring,” is the third single from GETOVERHER’s debut album, BLACKWATCHSAD, independently released October 28th, 2016. His 12-track opus has earned support from The FADER, Okayplayer, Mass Appeal, Vashtie.com, and Sway in the Morning / Sirius XM. The track is produced by Christian “MNTN” Mariano, anchoring the album’s production, in addition to his recent contribution to Sensitive Thug by BOYSLASHFRIEND.

    BLACKWATCHSAD 1. Far From Here ft. Magdalena (prod. MNTN) 2. Just Play Along ft. Isadora (prod. Neana) 3. Hoop Nose Ring ft. Snappy Jit & KAR (prod. MNTN) 4. A & B Conversation (prod. Kingdom) 5. I Can’t & I Won’t (prod. AldenAlden) 6. Infinite ft. Dice The God (prod. DJ Mario Bee & MNTN) 7. Open Bar (prod. MNTN) 8. Checkmate ft. kri5kiss (prod. The Two.Fifteens) 9. Bad Timing (prod. MNTN) 10. Shower Window ft. THENEWDEAL (prod. MNTN) 11. Baby Oil (prod. Konrad OldMoney) 12. Chosen (prod. Track4merz)

     

    SC: https://www.soundcloud.com/getoverher FB: https://www.facebook.com/getoverhernyc IG: https://www.instagram.com/getoverhernyc TW: https://www.twitter.com/BetteryetJSH

     

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    About GETOVERHER: Born and baptized in New York City nightlife, Jason Scott Henderson is finally creating the soundtrack to his colorful upbringing. Recording under the moniker, GETOVERHER, his debut album BLACKWATCHSAD was released October 28th, 2016. Jason divides his time writing music at Red Bull Studios, DJing events (Happy Ending: Living Room Sessions, Tijuana Picnic) as well as acting in art films such as Tony Oursler’s Imponderable (currently playing at the MoMA in Manhattan). “Baby Oil,” the first single GETOVERHER released, is a soulful journey to his nascent years growing up in Southside Jamaica, Queens, NY. His second single, “Bad Timing,” followed as a deeper dive into the push and pull of relationships working against time. Jason’s third offering, “Pour Femme,” according to Okayplayer.com, represents “the euphoria of a new love and ultimately discovering the partner of your dreams.” The BLACKWATCHSAD LP is an array of smartly-written lyricism and bedroom rap-infused R&B. Mass Appeal  has already described the album as “the closest thing to a modern art exhibit in audio form.” Production is by Kingdom of Fade To Mind, Snappy Jit of Mad Decent, Neana of Night Slugs alongside, newcomer’s MNTN and DJ Mario Bee. For press inquiries, please contact: Tiffany Mea | With Love PR | Tiffany@withlovepr.com | 347-457-5134 Richard Dryden | With Love PR | Richard@withlovepr.com | 347-457-5134

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  • Precision Productions and Skinny Fabulous have “No Broughtupsy” for Carnival 2017!

    “Spins The World in Colorful Chaos”

     

    Sometimes it is all about a nice slow wine, in other moments the vibe keeps you jumping higher and higher. But, to really feel Carnival coursing through your soul, you need that one song that reminds you, truthfully during this time of year, you have absolutely “No Broughtupsy”.

     

    The Precision team dug deep into the core building blocks of Soca to produce this release. Earthy melodic layers work alongside a heavy bass line to free hidden primal instincts that compel bodies to answer only to the call of the energy in the music.

     

    Skinny Fabulous’ gritty vocals make this one come alive, as he once again effortlessly spins the world into colorful chaos with a fearless delivery.

     

    The true to life description of the delirious conduct of masqueraders was well written by CollegeBoy Jesse, a young writer to definitely watch, and JONESY a team that already has a solid foundation in this art.

     

    Meant to forcefully break any and all societal restraints, this track allows listeners to indulge in the wanton abandonment found only when we let go and let this vibrant season take us over.

     

    Title: No Broughtupsy

    Background Vocals: Sherieta Lewis

    Produced by: Precision Productions

    Composers/Writers: Joel Anderson Jones/Jesse Stewart/Gamal Doyle/Kasey Phillips

    ISRC: QM-R6Z-16-00012

    Publishers: Copyright Control(COTT)/Precision Global Publishing (c/o FOX FUSE LLC) (BMI)

    Label: Precision Global Music Ltd.

    Copyright Notice: © 2016 Precision Inc., Ltd.

     

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