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|New song and VIDEO...Xedous "STEADFAST" Premieres TODAY April 29, 2021|
“Jah, I will give, all that I am, all that I own, all of my soul,” declares Xedous
in this inspirational song of upliftment, commitment, and faith.
His passionate lyrics are accompanied by a beautiful arrangement of melodies created by fellow artist/producer ONEST.
This song is the title track to the highly anticipated EP "STEADFAST" and second release of the year by Xedous premiering on 4-29-21,
right on the heels of his early March debut of, ANCIENT produced by
Dub Propulsion Records!
So tap in and let this music take you on a journey from the beaches of Samoa, CA
to the mountains of Ancient Ethiopia!
|Tuff Kruffy Entertainment / Pupa Curly Releases New Full-length Riddim Driven Album - OUT FRIDAY APRIL 30, 2021|
FEATURING SPECIAL GUEST ARTISTS:
GLEN WASHINGTON, JAH MYHRAKLE,
BIGGA HAITIAN AND MORE
OUT NOW VIA TUFF KRUFFY ENTERTAINMENT
DISTRIBUTED BY TUFF GONG INTERNATIONAL
The Belizean born veteran Reggae music artiste Pupa Curly has teamed up with legendary reggae lovers rock crooner Glen Washington on the first single from Tuff Kruffy's new riddim-driven album Democracy Riddim entitled "Holding On Much Stronger." The album features internationally renowned reggae veterans and up and coming artists from Jamaica, Belize, Haiti and Uganda. The album is released on Tuff Kruffy Entertainment
label and distributed by Tuff Gong International. The full length album is now available worldwide on all digital platforms.
Pupa Curly has performed at many of Southern California’s elite festivals and has collaborated on George Clinton’s “Paint the White House Black” single on Prince’s Paisley Park Records, alongside Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Kam, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and others. His new album GRIOT is also available now.
DEMOCRACY RIDDIM Track Listing:
1. Glen Washington feat. Pupa Curly - Holding On Much Stonger
2. Dan Marcus - Old Capital
3. Jah Myhrakle feat. Bigga Haitian - Key Kode (Refix)
4. Zex Bilangilangi feat. Pupa Curly - Put Down Di Guns
5. Drecko Helpa - Inna Broad Daylight
6. Kadoje - Why
7. Bani Fyah - Democracy
8. Papashante Bushman - Police Brutality
9. Zion King - An Early Bird
10. Jafo feat. Yung Levy - Obulamu Bunyama
11. Man@Work - Jah Way
12. Pupa Curly - Listen Weh My Seh
13. Tuff Kruffy - Democracy Riddim
Tuff Kruffy Entertainment
FROM KINGSTON JAMAICA...THE NEW HIT REALITY-SHOW SERIES
JAMAICA’S EXPLODING REALITY SERIES
1 MILLION VIEWS IN FIRST TWO WEEKS
#1 JAMAICA YOUTUBE CONTENT
Dancers Pretty Pretty, TC, Dancing Rebel can add "reality stars" to their resumes…Their down-to-earth authentic personalities and interaction are winning over the thousands that tuned in for Episodes 1 & 2,
and the comments section lit up!
Joseph Bogdanovich, Cecile Charlton, and Skatta Burrell are the creators and producers for Downsound Records.
"Fi wi own Jamaican 🇯🇲 reality show foh sure‼️, a this you call real authentic straight from yard‼️.
I love ❤️ These girls‼️.
"Tears of joy 😭😭😭😭. I can finally watch a reality show that I can relate to. Come truuuuu dancehall. It's high time the jamaican culture gets the recognition it truly deserves. I'm so so tired of seeing other genres and cultures borrowing and stealing from us then reaping all the benefits, not even paying homage to us, I'm sick of it. Big up Josef Bogdanovich."
Reasoning with Reggae Artist Ras Fraser in advance of his new single "Leave it All to God"
|1) Please tell us about your upcoming single, "Leave it All to God" with Anthony Mattai.|
CLICK HERE TO PRE-SAVE
"FIRST AND FOREMOST I HAVE TO GIVE THANKS TO THE KING FOR LIFE. THIS SONG IS BASED ON THE REAL LIFE STORY THAT PEOPLE FACE IN THEIR DAY TO-DAY LIFE WITH ALL THE STRUGGLE THAT'S GOING ON. THIS SONG IS TO LET YOU KNOW TO LEAVE IT ALL TO GOD AND DON'T WORRY ABOUT NOTHING."
2) Which states/countries/festivals have you performed in?
"ATLANTA - PAN AFRICAN FESTIVAL
ATLANTA - INTERNATIONAL CONCERT SUMMER SERIES."
3) What responsibility do you think Rastafari artists have in these times?
"TO BE HONEST. I THINK WE AS RASTA CAN DO A LOT MORE WITH UNITY AND STRENGTH; WE CAN MOVE MOUNTAINS."
4) You have a moniker, "Bad Breed" - what's the story of that nickname?
"BADBREEDBOBO WAS GIVIEN TO THE-I BY MY WIFE BECAUSE OF MY DETERMINATION AND BEING SERIOUS ABOUT MY WORK."
5) When did you start performing?
"I STARTED PERFORMING AT THE AGE OF 7."
6) How would you describe your music?
"A BRIGHT LIGHT SHINING THROUGH DARKNESS — READY TO GIVE PEOPLE HOPE."
7) With whom would you like to do a collaboration?
"I REALLY DON'T HAVE A SPECIAL ARTIST I WOULD DO A COLLAB WITH — ANY
UPFUL ARTIST THATS HAS THE SAME PASSION FOR THE MUSIC AS THE-I."
|Record label provides scholarship for GC Foster student|
|Tasjay Productions Foundation recently fulfilled a major goal for the Tasjay Productions label when they provided an additional scholarship to a brilliant, young student of G. C. Foster College in St Catherine.|
The Manchester-born student, Delon Scott, is pursuing a degree in physical education and is currently in his second year of studies. Last year, Scott was awarded the Arthur Wint Scholarship from the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport that covered tuition for the remainder of his three-year programme.
James Smith, CEO of Tasjay Production, said the additional incentive provided by his company to cover other expenses, including meals, would allow Scott to focus on maintaining his 3.89 GPA, and even improving it.
“It’s great to hear a young man getting good grades at the college level, because fewer young men are finishing college these days. The foundation is here to support our youth in achieving that goal, and so we are happy to help out in any way we can,” Smith explained.
Guidance counsellor Paul Parkes agreed, and was full of praise for Scott. “It is well deserved. This is a student who has done well academically, but he is also an individual who [is] selfless and will spend the time to assist others. If you are always giving, then it is right for you to receive,” Parkes said at the recent handover.
The Tasjay Production Foundation was founded last year based on an idea years ago from reggae artiste Rad Dixon, who is officially signed to the label. The scholarship recipient also grew up in Dixon’s parish of Manchester. “I am truly honoured that you decided to offer me this donation towards my years [of] college education, and I know for a fact that you are going to continue to do this for other students, so I want to thank you once more,” Scott told the company.
The label — which is already investing in Jamaica through music with their compilations featuring Anthony B, Luciano and others, as well as singles and an upcoming album from Rad Dixon — sees the launch of the Tasjay Production Foundation as a dream realised and looks forward to awarding more high-achieving students at the tertiary level later this year.
|RasMoses New Single "Guide and Swing" is out on all digital platforms|
Out 2021 via Isaachar Muzik
Distributed by Tuff Gong International
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has released his new single "Guide and Swing"
available today on the Issachar Muzik
label and distributed by Tuff Gong International
, the iconic label and distribution company founded by the late Bob Marley
The founder of Issachar Muzik, Kingston native, Jah Lloyd 'Issachar' Shaw releases new material from roots Reggae artistes and material that has not been available digitally including unreleased tracks and surprises for over two decades.
RasMoses is originally from New York City, now based in Boulder, Colorado. He is an international recording artist, author, public speaker, healing practitioner and acting President of Colorado House of Rastafari (501c3 non profit organization) and Uganda House of Rastafari.
RasMoses has traveled from Ethiopia to India chanting in the Himalayas to the Nyahbinghi Tabernacles in the hills of Jamaica and Shashamene. He has shared worldwide stages with international bands and artists such as Black Uhuru, Capelton, Anthony B, Lutan Fyah, Coco Tea, Richie Spice, Kabaka Pyramid, Ras Attitude, Julian Marley, Dre Tosh, Harry Mo, Machet, and The Meditations. He is also a featured chanter for the Reggae Powerhouse Band
RasMoses has two acclaimed albums to date Seek JAH First
and Members of a New Race
. His latest single release "Guide and Swing"
released by Issachar Muzik
and distributed by Tuff Gong International
. His music and videos are available on all digital platforms.
His unique fiya chanting of devotion to H.I.M. Jah Rastafari is taking the world by storm bringing Amharic, Hebrew, Sanskrit and English prayers and conscious lyrics backed by heavy dub roots reggae music.
For Booking: 720.556.2020
|1st Annual TICO TIME REGGAE FEST May 13-16, 2021 Tico Time River Resort, Aztec, New Mexico, 20 miles from Durango, Colorado |
3 Days of Reggae Music on 74 Acres of Animas Riverfront Paradise.
Festival activities include live performances all 3 days plus
Sound Clash/late night Dancehall after parties & Drum circles.
RV & Tent camping available
Performers include: Dan Kelly of Fortunate Youth, Tomorrow’s Bad Seeds, Perfect Giddimani, with Lion Heights, Jahdan Blakkamoore, Karim Israel of Arise Roots, Zeb from Tribal Seeds, Kash’d Out
& many more.
Fireworks shows, Art, Food, Vendors, Local Brews, Entertainers,
Magic Show, POI/Fire Spinning Performances, After Parties, Waterslides, Waterslide Jumps, Beach Volleyball, Ponds with complementary Paddleboards, Large dog park, Nungee jumping, Wakeboarding, Innertubing on the river.
|REGGAE ANGELS Announces New Album Release - ONE HEART |
Reggae Angels Announces New Album Release, Remember Our Creator -
With Sly & Robbie Out Now!
New Album Released With Double Disk CD Including Dub Versions
The Fox Dubs: Remember Our Creator
(Oakland, CA) The Reggae Angels are enthusiastic to announce the release of their new album Remember Our Creator with Sly and Robbie!
This album embodies the Reggae Angels sound with spiritual lyrics focusing on themes such as remembering God, living in love, gratitude, patience and contentment. Featuring the renowned production duo Sly and Robbie, Remember Our Creator
delivers conscious, uplifting roots reggae music. This release is a double disc CD featuring vocal and dub versions. The new album is out now and available everywhere you stream music, and CDS are available here: https://reggaeangels.com/product/reggae-angels-remember-our-creator/
Reggae Angels are a staple in the reggae scene. They are known to deliver high energy performances with a happy sound and a universal God conscious message. Known for their live shows and their many albums, the Reggae Angels have been gracing stages for over three decades around the globe. Most notably they have toured with legendary roots reggae artists such as Don Carlos, Sly and Robbie and the Taxi Gang, Bitty Mclean, Anthony B, Richie Spice, Mykal Rose, Luciano, The Abyssinians, Clinton Fearon, Sugar Minott, Andrew Tosh, Prezident Brown, Junior Reid and Frankie Paul as well as touring on their own. Remember Our Creator
is the Reggae Angel’s 15th
studio album! This release is backed by the multi-Grammy award winning legends, masters of groove and propulsion, Sly and Robbie. The multi-talented renown musicians, producers, songwriters, and arrangers Sly Dunbar on drums and Robbie Shakespeare on bass, are widely acknowledged as the world's greatest rhythm section. 'The Riddim Twins' have been together for over 40 years and between them, they are estimated to have played on or produced over 200,000 recordings. They are known as the premiere architects of modern Jamaican reggae music. Remember Our Creator
is Reggae Angels third release with mostly the same musicians, including Sly and Robbie. Having worked with Sly and Robbie for decades in both recording and live performing, the Reggae Angels are delighted to have Sly and Robbie on the new album!
For bookings contact:
Kings Music International
For interviews or general inquires contact:
Zojak World Wide
CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
MY TROD by Chrisinti; DANCEHALL LIFE Reality Show also STEADFAST by Xedous
|VIDEO: Soulful Reggae singer Chrisinti announces the release of his official music video for the new single “My Trod" (a.k.a “Fully Anointed)”|
Out now on the Reggae Vibes Productions label on the Cinderella 2020 riddim compilation
DANCEHALL LIFE - This reality show captures the vibe of dancehall culture and lifestyle of Jamaica. It features former members of Team Spice, Spice’s dancers…
Click Image to Watch Video —
Tune in on Sunday nights 8pm (JA time)
|PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION: TOOTS HIBBERT FOR THE ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME|
Please join your voice to all of those petitioning the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to induct the immortal Toots Hibbert
(Dec. 8, 1942 - Sep. 11, 2020),
and pass this information on to everyone you know who feels the same way!
This campaign is spearheaded by reggae aficionado
Roger Steffens who is a
world-renowned historian of
Bob Marley and Reggae Music
and Mike Pawka of the
Jammin’ Reggae Archives.
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|Blessings - Laura's Story|
We pray for blessings
We pray for peace
Comfort for family, protection while we sleep
We pray for healing, for prosperity
We pray for Your mighty hand to ease our suffering
All the while, You hear each spoken need
Yet love is way too much to give us lesser things
'Cause what if your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears
What if a thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know You're near
What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise
We pray for wisdom
Your voice to hear
We cry in anger when we cannot feel You near
We doubt your goodness, we doubt your love
As if every promise from Your Word is not enough
All the while, You hear each desperate plea
And long that we'd have faith to believe
|Richie B's Jamaican Reggae Airplay Charts |
|Jamaica Music Countdown — By Richard ‘Richie B’ Burgess|
| April 28
||DJ General Degree (Cardiff Butt) is born in Manchester, Jamaica.
||Quino (in full Joaquin William McWhinney) [Big Mountain] is born.
||Little Roy records "Keep On Trying" for Lloyd Dalley, The Matador. It can be heard on a CD "From Matador's Arena - 1969-1970 - Volume 2" (Jamaican Gold JMC 200.233).
||Germany's Federal Constitutional Court decides to decriminalize private use of marijuana and hashish.
| April 29
||Jamaican reggae singer Jesse David Royal is born in St James Parish, Jamaica to a family of Maroon ancestry and Rasta faith.
| April 30
||Barrington Levy is born in Kingston, Jamaica.
||Peter Chemist (Danovan Thompson), sound engineer, is born in Kingston, Jamaica.
||Tiger is arrested for overstay for 15 days at airport in Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
After that he had been locked up in Boston until May 18th.
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