On October 1st the Board of Directors of the Coalition to Preserve Reggae Music., (CPR) proudly announced that “the Queen of Reggae” Marcia Griffiths will receive the coveted Pinnacle Award for Excellence, at the 10th Annual Reggae Culture Salute, taking place on Saturday November 1st, in the Performance Center at Nazareth Regional High School, 475 East 57th Street in Brooklyn. Marcia Griffiths, who is celebrating fifty years as an integral part of the reggae music industry, came to prominence with Bob Andy in the late 1960’s with their remake of Nina Simone’s “Young, Gifted and Black”. She went on to even more fame singing backup harmony for the late “King of Reggae,” Bob Marley, along with Judy Mowatt and Rita Marley in the group known as the I-Threes, and has enjoyed a stellar solo career. Read the rest of this entry
England’s Dancehall act, Stylo G, won the Best Reggae Act Award at the Music Of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards. Earlier this year the Jamaica native joined fellow top Dancehall artists such as Jah Vinci, RDX and Tiana and released a single off Hitmaker Muzik’s “Skin To Skin” Riddim. Stylo G’s single “Come Inna Mi Room” rapidly became a fan favourite and continues to receive a great amount of radio rotation in Jamaica and the U.K.Kedon “Hitmaker” Whyte, owner of the Hitmaker Muzik Label expresses his happiness for his fellow artist, “This is a great look for the Dancehall fraternity and I would like to send out a big congrats on behalf of the label and the #HitGang family.” Read the rest of this entry
Gospel artiste Jermaine Edwards has had to face those critics who consider his music not traditionally sounding Gospel, he takes this as a compliment to the quality of the production of his projects, which is not the usual feat for local Gospel acts. Jermaine however makes it clear that he’s not secular, he’s not inspirational, he’s GOSPEL and being a musician he experiments with different genres. Nothing added or taken away, moving forward completely passionate about the mandate God has given him to do Quality production is the consistent trend over the years for the talented young soul, who is now gearing up to release his 5th studio Album ‘Don’t Count Me Out’. With this album, Jermaine has made certain the production quality is up to international standards by enlisting the services of the master engineer of International Gospel artiste Kirk Franklyn. Read the rest of this entry
Coming off an exhilarating performance in the twin island republic of Trinidad & Tobago Dancehall star Aidonia continues to up the ante on his career heading into the festive season. The Jag One Productions (JOP) head honcho along with members of his camp departed the island on Wednesday, October 22nd for Europe where they’ll embark on a 20-city tour of that continent.
Commencing in Amsterdam the capital city of Netherland the tour is expected to last three weeks spanning ten countries with stops in cities such as Perugia, Antwerp, Rotterdam, Rennes, Lyon, Montpellier, Geneva, Zurich, Wuppertal and Barcelona among several others. Despite the inclement and sometimes frigid weather conditions associated with that continent, Aidonia reassured his fans that will not dampen his spirit in anyway so when they come to the various concert venues they can expect nothing but a series of energy-filled action-packed shows along the tour. Read the rest of this entry
The MOBO Awards for “Music of Black Origin” were held yesterday in London, check out the winners list!
Best Reggae: Stylo G
Best HipHop: Krept and Konan
Best RnB/Soul: Sam Smith
Best Gospel: Living Faith Connection Choir
Best Jazz: Zara McFarlane
Best Grime Act: Stormzy Read the rest of this entry
Distinction. Honor. Respect. – the sheer mention of the word evokes the notion of someone that stands way above and beyond the average. And just like the word he has adopted as his moniker, Prestige’s powerful social consciousness, witty nature, and adept song writing ability has cast him in the prestigious position of leading the latest pack of Roots Reggae artists. Read the rest of this entry
These are exciting times for the multi talented songstress Kim Kelly as she will make her New York stage performance debut alongside some of the biggest and most respected names in reggae for a night called “No Prejudice”.
Grammy award winner Beenie Man, reggae star Natural Black, Prestige, Garnet Silk JR, Tafari, Kim Kelly, Keisha Martin and Lady Ali are amongst scheduled performers on November 15th 2014 at Pulse 48 in Brooklyn, New York. The event is promoted by Triple T Productions and Jammins Entertainment. Read the rest of this entry
Multi Talented Hawaiian Beauty Anuhea teams Up with Reggae Crooner Christopher Martin on “Higher Than The Clouds” Remix
Multi Talented Hawaiian beauty Rylee Anuheakeʻalaokalokelani Jenkins, better known as Anuhea has teamed up with reggae crooner Christopher Martin for the remix of her hit reggae pop feel single “Higher Than The Clouds”.
Anuhea who is well known for her signature guitar rhythms, sultry vocals and honest song writing beautifully complements reggae crooner Christoper Martin soulful delivery. Produced by Cyclone J-Vibe Music, the stirring “Higher Than The Clouds” is available on itunes distributed by digital giants 21st Hapilos Digital. Read the rest of this entry
“Healing of the Nation” is the title of Reggae artist CALI P’s long awaited new release. As an artist who enjoys having the time to breathe and mature between musical projects, his fans will be delighted to know that he will be dropping this explosive 9 track reggae EP on November 7th 2014. Read the rest of this entry
To be a witness to the birth of greatness is a rare occasion, but music lovers can rejoice in rising crooner Tafari. The young artist has just released a lovers rock coming of age story through his single “My First date”. The enchanting song having received tremendous positive feedback was translated in a video. Produced by Howell Allen, the story depicts young Tafari getting ready for his “First Date” with trepidation and second thoughts