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As the eldest son of Stephen “Ragga” Marley and grandson of Bob Marley, Jo Mersa is set to release his debut EP Comfortable tomorrow (June 10) on the Marley family’s imprint Ghetto Youths International (GYI). Yahoo! raves “Bob Marley would be proud of his grandson” and premieres the EP’s “slick dancehall track,” entitled “Comfortable (Remix)” featuring fellow labelmate Wayne Marshall and produced by Stephen Marley. Jo recently wrapped his Spring 2014 tour opening for Stephen “Ragga” Marley and will get back on the road with him and Slightly Stoopid inRead More
Saturday June 28, 2014 @ 5:30 PM @ The Uplands South Street Seaport (between Fulton & Front St) Free Co-presented by River to River and Isabel Soffer/Live Sounds From an accordion fronted Tex-Mex punk-band to socially conscious Haitian songs and from ambient folk and electronica to the New York debut of the king of Colombian vallenato and cumbia, this Caribbean and Latin America festival travels the crossroads, the blurs and the beats of traditional and contemporary sounds from around the world and around the corner. Fronteras series curator Isabel SofferRead More
Saturday, May 24, 2014, @3:00 PM La Caye Restaurant 35 Lafayette Aevenue, Brooklyn NY 11217 Free Against the backdrop of Dance Africa, La Caye and Selebrasyon! (a six week festival of Haitian arts and culture organized by Haiti Cultural Exchange) bring you Zing Experience! Zing Experience fuses vodou rock, reggae, Haitian roots, worldbeat rhythms, and hip hop to create a soulful sound, with influences from artists as diverse as Boukman Eksperyans, Jimi Hendrix, and Bob Marley, to Stevie Wonder, Prince and Lenny Kravitz. La Caye brings authentic Haitian cuisine toRead More
Brooklyn, NY, April 17, 2014 – On Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 12pm, Community2Community (C2C), the Brooklyn-based nonprofit, service organization working with communities in Haïti to achieve self-sufficiency, will kick off its 4th Annual “Hope and A Future” – A Celebration of Haïti at the Christian Cultural Center (CCC) Campus, 12020 Flatlands Avenue in Brooklyn, NY. Sponsored by the Christian Cultural Center, New York Daily News, WBLS FM/WLIB AM, and New York Amsterdam News, this year’s celebration will feature the C2C Ayiti Marché, (Haitian Kreyòl for “Open Market”) with internationalRead More
“Passionate and well-crafted songs one can easily see, after spinning through the tracks on this superb and timely release, why these reggae road warriors SOJA with more than a touch of hard-earned soul have attracted a dedicated following.”¬ – Relix “Reggae, infused with strains of rock, folk and dub, provides a complementary framework for lead singer/songwriter/guitarist Jacob Hemphill’s sinewy vocals and poignantly drawn lyrics of social resistance, environmental consciousness and personal reflections” ¬-Billboard DC-natives SOJA are thrilled to announce the release of their new single “I Believe” featuring Michael FrantiRead More
All it takes is one fete, one jump, or one scandalous wine to make a Carnival addict out of an ordinary person. In his latest release Tian Winter explores the undeniable compulsion experienced yearly by seasoned disciples, as he harmonizes the singular refrain that pounds mercilessly within their hearts …”Cyah Miss It”! Whether you are near or far the melodic call of these celebrations, produced by Bass Gang and Precision Productions, winds its way to you, drawing you back to the sweetest of all musical hits. The WeMad writing teamRead More
“The contrasts and the traditions of Ancient Power are what make it such an exciting album. If you are interested in what reggae is sounding like in the present, then this is a great place to start. It will be intriguing to see where Meta & the Cornerstones go next.” Joe Wilcock, Meta & The Cornerstones – Ancient Power. “Ancient Power’ is solid and bright and manages to balance influences from the Caribbean, the U.S., the Middle East and Africa. Highlights include the upbeat Bound to Glory with a rockingRead More
CARIBANA™, North America’s largest outdoor Caribbean Festival, welcomes Soca legend Anslem Douglas, Panist Pan Man Pat, Hip Hop Star Subliminal and more to its stage on July 14th, 2014 for CARIBANA Flags and Colours – Junior Carnival. Toronto’s colourful and annual affair takes place at Yorkgate Mall in the Jane and Finch community which sees hundreds of revelers dressed in costumes that are a reflection of the rich cultural heritage of the Caribbean. These colours are put on display as masqueraders parade along a designated route. Organizers are pleased toRead More
New York, New York – With the closing of a tremendous year, international super star Shaggy is gearing up for the start of an amazing 2014. Commencing with his annual Shaggy and Friends Benefits Concert set to take place on Saturday, January 4 2014 at the Jamaica House. Shaggy was introduced to the Bustamante Hospital for Children whilst visiting a friend’s son who had been admitted there. He was so moved by what he saw, that he vowed to do whatever he could to make things better there for Jamaica’sRead More
New York, New York (August 26, 2013). Grammy nominated, billboard reggae artist Wayne Wonder stops by BET106 & Park before embarking on his European tour last week. On Monday, August 19th Wayne Wonder performed a fans favorite ‘No Letting Go’, in front of a screaming audience age ranging from 14 – 18 year olds. Accompanied by two of the industries top dancers Kemi and Ms. Likkle Bit, Wayne Wonder performance was full of high energy for the 106 & Park audience. After his performance at B.E.T 106 & Park, WayneRead More