Reggae recording artist Toian is set to release her debut EP titled ” Retrospect” on March 17th 2015 (Available for Pre-Order Today). Using music as her vehicle to share her past experiences and love for life, Toian and producer Sean Alaric took this opportunity to design a body of work, which reflects just that. One may say, how is that? Or this sounds so cliché? Yet the 22 year old eclectic reggae artist creates a vivid image for the listener through each song; an image that you too can somehow relate to or reflect on a time or event in your life. How is that you may ask? Read the rest of this entry
Push Hitz Records (@pushhitzrecords) Aims to Deliver Quality, Timeless Reggae Music, Releases “Bow & Arrow Riddim”
As their motto “Rise To The Occasion” proudly states, Push Hitz Records aims to take 2015 in stride by delivering quality music destined to stand the test of time.
Critics have hailed the new reggae and dancehall generation has having lost the essence of the music genre. Push Hitz Records producers Sandre Ennis & Desmond Hepburn and well aware of the critics and naysayers, and keeping those thoughts in mind, and their love of reggae music have delivered the “Bow and Arrow Riddim”. Speaking on their latest production, the rising producers explained ” Well we have a vision that foresees where reggae music is heading. It is normal that our sound is different from our parents or grand parents, we have the influences of MTV, BET and Hip Hop and RnB on the mainstream radio in Jamaica. But we consider ourselves a force destined to push consciousness and positive music to the next level. We want to give an opportunity to young artists as well, the same opportunity that is given to us.” Read the rest of this entry
Kreesha Turner is definitely ‘who’s next’, this Jamaican/Canadian beauty is already garnering major buzz in Canada and now has just inked an undisclosed deal with Republic Records. Her track “Sexy Gyal” produced by Grammy Award winning, multi platinum producers DJ Buddha & Gregory Slato, is a dancehall combination with legendary dancehall group T.O.K. “MJ” is an ode to the great Micheal Jackson in a way only Kreesha could pull off, very daring, sexy and sassy, this is the track to bring out every girls inner diva. Twitter/Instagram: @KreeshaTurner
In honor of Women’s History Month, Coalition to Preserve Reggae Music (CPR), the reggae lovers’ organization now celebrating our tenth anniversary, will honor women in a special way in March. In light of the International observance of Women in history, the CPR focus for March is the mothers and daughters of Reggae Music, the brave, bright and talented women who have successfully navigated a male dominated industry to contribute and leave an indelible mark on the universal sounds of reggae. Read the rest of this entry
“He sounds like a cross between Bob Marley and Bob Dylan.” NY Times 2/4/15
“Omari is already the new star of the East. I feel almost moved to tears every time I hear the song Move On.” Stephen “Cat” Coore of Third World
To call it a whirlwind promotional tour would be conservative in words, Omari Banks descended upon the UK like a musical hurricane. Riding high on the impending release of his “Move On” deluxe edition album, Omari Banks aim of a lasting impression in the hearts and soul of UK fans was successfully achieved. Read the rest of this entry
Dancehall super star Konshens known for his up-tempo singles like “Gyal a Bubble”, “Siddung”, “Bad Gyal” just to name a few. During the earlier part of his career fans fell in love with his hit single “Winner”, which was released during a time when the economy was going through turmoil and people were struggling to make ends meet, (still relevant today). Konshens never stop making one drop songs or singing songs for the ladies, YET, the many djs and radio disc jocs tend to box the artist in and set an expectation that he need another “Gyal A Bubble” single. Read the rest of this entry
Morgan Heritage (@morganheritage) Dazzles the Crowd at Famed “Jack Sprat” in Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica
Amidst putting the finishing touches on their anticipated “Strictly Roots” upcoming album and gearing up for their world tour, Morgan Heritage took some time out to perform at renowned Jack Sprat at Treasure Beach in Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica. The crowd was brought to their feet as the reggae siblings delivered both their classic and new hits. “A few years ago I saw Morgan Heritage perform and it was one of the best concert I’ve ever attended but somehow tonight they were even better” stated one of the patrons. Read the rest of this entry
American based singer Sekuence is aiming towards making a mark on the local and international music scene this year. Armed with a plethora of hit songs and natural knack for music the artiste is ready to make a lasting presence in the music business. Sekuence is currently promoting his latest video “Have You Ever Been Loved.” The video was shot in NY by Track Starr Music group, edited by Dente and produced by Zionoiz- Freeze out of Jamaica. Read the rest of this entry
Multi award winning play ‘The Black That I Am’ by Jamaican actor and playwright Karl O’ Brian Williams, kicked off its New York premiere as part of the city’s Black History month cultural celebrations, with a limited run in Queens as well as Off Broadway, from February 25 to March 8.
The production runs at The Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, Queens, from February 25 through March 1, before moving Off Broadway to the Roy Arias Studio Theater in Manhattan, from March 4 through March 8. ‘The Black That I Am’ is a dramatic exploration of black identity seen from a Caribbean perspective. The 90 minute production unfolds through a series of monologues, woven together with movement and music, and addresses issues such as race, gender, sexuality, and nationalism. The dynamic cast- comprised of seven established and upcoming New York actors – will create nearly two dozen characters bringing the monologues to life, and includes Andrew Clarke, Shayne Powell, Ilana Warner, Jovaun Black, Shykia Fields, Christopher Bazemore, and Alana Barrett Adkins. Read the rest of this entry