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|Reggae The Best Music For Quarantine – Episcopal Priest - Father Mark Bozzuti-Jones Names Tosh, Marley|
A Jamaican pastor, the Rev Dr Mark Bozzuti-Jones, is being hailed for his conscious reggae talk from the pulpit as he delivered a sermon to the faithful about the positive effects of the music created in the land of his birth.
The priest at Trinity Wall Street parish in New York City, where he is the director of core values and also the director of Latin American and Caribbean relations, served up some listen-to- reggaemusic-and-chill, quarantine advice.
“I am not sure if you are aware of this, but it is written, and if it is not written, then it should be written, that the best music during the time of quarantine is reggae music. So you should be listening to reggae music at home. I want to invite you to listen to two of my favourite pieces of music,” the Episcopal priest said while addressing his congregation virtually.
One of the pieces was Redemption Song
, the fin
al track on Bob Marley and the Wailers’ 1980 Uprising
project, the last album released by the reggae icon during his lifetime. The priest soberly quoted some of the lyrics of Redemption Song
: “How long shall they kill our prophets while we stand aside and look, some say it’s just a part of it we’ve got to fulfil the books.”
His other favourite turned out to be Creation
by Peter Tosh, which appears on Tosh’s acclaimed Bush Doctor
album (1978). He quoted some of the lyrics of this “powerful ballad, which echoes the words of the Psalmist”.
The clip was shared by Peter Tosh’s Instagram page and went viral, with the feedback being overwhelmingly positive not only from the music industry. In fact, another priest, Fr Sean Major Campbell expressed his delight. “His sharing affirms the value of our local prophets who spoke much wisdom. Sadly, on the local scene, we encounter a number of weirdos self-declaring a revered status of prophet. Fr Mark keeps in line with the prophetic tradition as he consistently speaks for the poor and the oppressed. He also stands with the reggae prophets, who continue to speak truth to power,” he said.
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|Dancehall Giants Beenie Man & Bounty Killer Set For IG Live Verzuz Battle Memorial Day|
|Swizz Beatz and Timbaland’s Verzuz show will hold its first-ever dancehall battle on Memorial Day Weekend, featuring two of the biggest names in the genre, Bounty Killer and Beenie Man. |
The pair will have their live showdown starting at 8 PM EST on Saturday.
The news has ignited the dancehall community, which has been waiting patiently for the first battle in the genre to go live.
Sources told Urban Islandz that it was Swizz Beatz who made the link with the artistes recently, and both sides were immediately on board. “Swizz directly reached out to Bounty and Beenie and they both came on board almost immediately, it’s still surprising that these guys are such good friends, but there was no ifs, it was just a matter of when it would take place,” sources told us. We’re told that both sides agreed to this weekend given that it would be Memorial Day weekend in the US, and millions of fans would likely be tuned in.
Certainly, Swizz Beatz and Timbaland have managed to keep us entertained throughout quarantine with several memorable Verzuz matchups, including Teddy Riley and Babyface, Erykah Badu and Jill Scott, and the most recently held Nelly and Ludacris. The live battles saw millions of fans tuning in from the comfort of their homes, cars, or work, depending on where you will be at 8 PM, as long as you have a cellphone and data.
Bounty Killer and Beenie Man are synonymous with dancehall music with their careers spanning over three decades. If you were alive in the 90s and was listening to dancehall, then you would know that these two giants dominated that decade with one of the fiercest rivalries in dancehall’s history. Although they were sworn enemies back then, these days, Bounty and Beenie are best friends, so don’t expect the battle to be similar to the often contentious one of the 90s and early 2000s. This will be much like the friendly battle that we saw other artistes displayed, yet it will be entertaining.
Both Bounty and Beenie sports impressive catalogs dating back to the early 90s, and some of these classic singles are still being played on radios to date. Swizz dubbed this the soundclash edition, so make it a date.
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|Anthony B Launches His 20th Studio Album, ‘King In My Castle’|
Very few conscious dancehall artistes can say that their music has stood the test of time and is still requested in certain circles but one such stalwart, Anthony B, surely can. As he continues to make music that fans respond positively to, he’s announced the launch of his 20th studio album.
In a press release, it was stated that: “Many artistes have their respective milestones and Reggae artiste Anthony B releasing his 20th studio album is definitely one of them.”
The album titled King In My Castle has 19 tracks and was officially released on May 1, 2020. It is co-produced by Bon Fire Music and Zojak World Wide. His press team has said that the album is already making an impact on the world charts.
|Listen to single off of the “LEVEL OF CONCERN" reggae album from Chyna Nicole |
|LET IT BE FOR JUSTICE - the first single off the upcoming reggae album|
“LEVEL OF CONCERN
is charting on:
~New York Foundation Radio Charts
~Florida Foundation Radio Network Charts
~in Italy 'Song of the Month' on Reggaediscography
Video coming soon also with the full album!
Chyna Nicole's 3rd solo album project is the missing ingredient in today's music. In an uncertain and unexpected time in our lives, her music uplifts minds and souls with positive messages while being fun, innovative and energetic.
The soulful blends of gravitating harmonies will fill your musical palette!
Get ready for something new.
Support Chyna Nicole.Album coming soon with a feature of another upcoming star Jahbar I (son of George Miller of Firehouse Crew) with a song dedicated to Heroes.
Executive produced by Mark Clarke, Noel Alphonso, Melbourne George Miller, Jabari “Jahbar I” Miller, Paul “Computer Paul” Henton, Lloyd “Pickout” Dennis, David Clarke and Shola Henry.
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|Billboard - Reggae Albums Chart This Week - It's still Bob toppin' the charts!|
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|In Jah´s Name We Pray - |
Lord Give Me Strength LUCIANO
Give me faith, oh Jah, I pray
To face another day, oh
Lord, give me strength to face another day
Carry on life's road, carry all my load
Give me strength, oh Jah, to tarry on
Oh my Lord
Oh Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end
Please hear me when I plead
All help already pass and all help for years to come
Without who am I could not be
Many are trying to leave you outta their lives
But I wouldn't be so unwise
And so I promise to serve thee
Oh my Lord and I beg thee some mercy
Lord, give me strength to face another day
To journey along life's road to carry my heavy load
Give me strength oh Jah to tarry on
Oh my Lord
Life has become a burden, living in this evil system
Oh Jah, please strengthen me
I cannot make it along, I need you as my own
Oh Jah, I call…
|Richie B's Jamaican Reggae Airplay Charts|
|Jamaica Music Countdown — By Richard ‘Richie B’ Burgess|
|This Day in Reggae May 21|
|1968:Rolling Stone Brian Jones is arrested a second time for possession of cannabis in his London apartment.|
1981:Official Funeral Service for the Hon. Robert Nesta Marley O.M. (Bob Marley - Berhane Selassie) (d. May 11)(Light of the Trinity) in Kingston, Jamaica.AT THE ETHIOPIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH
89 MAXFIELD AVENUE, KINGSTON, JAMAICA
8.00 - 9.00 a.m.ANDTHE NATIONAL ARENA
11.00 a.m.Bob was buried with state honours. St. Ann, Jamaica.
1991:Japanese police arrest Katsu Shintaro (Japanese actor) for taking marijuana abroad in connection with his arrest for possessing marijuana in Hawaii in 1990.
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