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|BOOK: "A Reason For Living" - Written By: Julian "Jingles" Reynolds|
It is natural to imagine what would have happened if a different action was taken at a certain point in history, what differences could be made, what stories could be told. This line of thinking has often been the sense of inspiration for fiction writers, and with this book, a fictitious tale that has some elements of reality about Jamaica will be explored.
Readers of the book titled “A Reason For Living” will be treated to a tale of political fiction taking place within Jamaica, where a civil war has ensued from the social and economic differences between the various classes of people within the nation, all of this while a dramatic scene unfolds that blurs the line between love and lust.
The author Julian Jingles, created the story with the idea of introducing Jamaican culture to a wider demography while providing a passionate and suspenseful narrative.
Those who have read the book have given nothing but positive comments about the complex narrative being portrayed during an era that was filled with civil rights movements, and cultural evolutions.
Copies are available on GoToPublish.com, Amazon, Barnes&Noble, and on the author’s website Fiwproductions.com with some minor variations to the prices.
Grab a copy now and be pulled into a fictional event in history filled with love, lust and suspense.
About the Author
Julian Jingles also known as Julian “Jingles” Reynolds, and Raymond Arthur Julian Reynolds is a writer, filmmaker, and entrepreneur residing in New York, USA, and Kingston, Jamaica. He has a strong interest in cinema and television production and obtained training from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in scriptwriting, film, theatre, and television directing and production. He wrote 85 percent of this novel in the mid-to-late 1960s when he was in his mid-to-late teens, and has worked as a journalist, features writer, and published several short stories and poems, in America and Jamaica, for over 50 years.
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|Yellowman coming to South Lake Tahoe - October 26: No More War Tour |
"No More War Tour 2021"
King Yellowman w/ K'reema & the Sagittarius Band
plus: Local Anthology, Pipe Down and Dubfyah
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
9pm doors / 21+
Blu Nightclub / Montbleu Resort, Lake Tahoe, NV
Late-Nite Productions is proud to present the "No More War Tour" featuring King Yellowman
with K'reema and the Sagittarius Band plus special guests Local Anthology and DJ Dubfyah
Advance tickets are available starting at $18
(plus tax / fee’s) in person at the Montbleu Box Office, by calling (775)588-3515 or online at www.Ticketmaster.com
($21.50 day of show) plus tax/fees.
has an incredible history in Reggae music. His upbringing at the Maxfield Home orphanage in Kingston and being albino in Jamaica were two obstacles that he overcame and went on to be (at one time) the biggest reggae artist since Bob Marley.
After winning a talent contest at Tastee Patties in Kingston, Yellowman
went on to excite reggae crowds all over Jamaica and the rest of the world with his boastful and sometimes bodacious lyrics. His ability to ride rhythm and excite a crowd made Yellowman
an instant hit in Jamaica. He also began to work with the Ace Sound System in St. Thomas and drew big crowds at his dancehall performances. Later in his career, Yellowman
began to spread out and work for a number of different producers, sometimes releasing as many as five albums per year. This led to a recording contract with CBS Records. Yellowman
recorded one album with them before he was diagnosed with jaw cancer and was given six months to live. This was in 1986. After surgery, an extended leave of absence from the record industry, Yellowman
began his comeback with the song "Blueberry Hill", and his career was re-launched. His first album for RAS came from producer Phillip 'Fatis' Burrell and was called "Yellow Like Cheese". Coincidentally this was the start of a long and fruitful relationship with RAS, Yellowman
, RAS and also 'Fatis' and his exterminator production. Yellowman
has always been very professional to work with and always a respectful and reliable human being. He has managed to outlive his predicted fate of death and his performances are incredibly lively as he seems to have an unlimited amount of stage energy. We can only hope for the best for Yellowman
. He has continued his hard work and his devotion to his family is to be complimented.
Catch this rare and legendary performance on October 26th at Blu Nightclub!
|Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Tribute Show for reggae legend Sir John Holt — October 23|
Award-winning and Juno-nominated recording artists
Andru Branch & Halfway Tree release their much-anticipated fourth
full-length studio album Weather The Storm
on Friday, October 8th, 2021.
Branch’s music is nothing like the new crossover/hip-hop style of reggae. It sounds more like the Marley-inspired tunes all the world has come to know and love...”
~ The Sunday Herald - Kingston, Jamaica
Championing the preservation of authentic roots reggae music and the timeless message of peace, love and unity, the album combines poignant lyrics, haunting melodies, sumptuous harmonies and hypnotic grooves with powerful horn lines, reminiscent of the golden age of reggae. Branch implores humanity to cling to life in a time of desperation with Floydian precision.
Award-winning Canadian recording artist Andru Branch named his band
Halfway Tree after the bustling music district in Kingston, where he has worked with many of Jamaica’s most celebrated musicians. From his Juno-nominated collaboration with members of The Wailers, Branch’s single “Keep On Keepin’ On” was recently named one of Exclaim! Magazine’s “Essential Canadian Reggae Tracks”, alongside Drake and Justin Bieber.
Celebrating 25 years of packed dance floors, Andru Branch & Halfway Tree continue to inspire fans around the globe, promoting equal rights and social justice. Their music is gloriously hypnotic and their message is positively uplifting.
|Jah Cure Charged For Attempted Murder In Amsterdam|
|Reggae and Dancehall star Jah Cure appeared in a Dutch court today to answer charges of attempted murder and assault. The Jamaican singer also faces other charges including attempted manslaughter, aggravated assault or attempted aggravated assault.|
Due to privacy restrictions, the Amsterdam police have not released the names and nationalities of those involved, however, they confirmed some details of the incident.
On Friday, October 1, the Prison Walls singer, who was in the Netherlands as part of a European tour, allegedly stabbed Roots Vibes Promotion promoter Nicardo ‘Papa’ Blake during an altercation on the Dam Square in the city centre of Amsterdam.
Papa, 45, reported the incident to a police station and was later taken to an area hospital for surgery. As we previously reported, Jah Cure, whose real name is Siccaturie Alcock, was arrested on October 2 in the city centre of Utrecht.
According to the Jamaica Gleaner, Cure, 42, was remanded to a detention centre for 14 days while the police investigation continues.
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|Gyptian to Get Heritage Award from Consulate General in New York|
|Jamaican reggae artiste Gyptian is one of this year’s recipients of the Consulate General of Jamaica’s Heritage Awards, which will be held on November 5 in New York.|
According to the reggae artist, who was told of the honor through an email signed by Consul General Alsion Wilson on September 16, he is overjoyed.
“I feel blessed to be given this honour for my work over the years. It is great to be recognised and I want to thank the organisers for including me this year.”
The Heritage Award was established by the Consulate General of Jamaica to honor people who have shown remarkable and committed service to the Jamaican community.
|This track is a reminder to all to bring forth Jah love amongst each other and within INI!|
“Where is Jah Love? “was recorded as a father/daughter duet at Caspa Studio, Kingston Jamaica, under the direction and editorialof Makonnen Blake Hanna
“When I heard the song, I felt the heartbeat of our culture travel from one generation to another,” said Ras Kidus.
Beezher,a singer/songwriter like her father adds, “This song reflects the strength of the roots connection we have and was a dream come true for me!”
Focused on Rastafarian teachings of unity, peace, and love, Jamaican-born singer Ras Kidus and his band perform reggae music following Ras Kidus’ motto: “It is better to get down than to be down”.
His Songs are filled with exciting dance rhythms and spiritually uplifting lyrics.
“Where Is Jah Love?” is now available on all platforms and for DJ’s and radio stations including the dub version.
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Watch Lyric VIDEO Here
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All inquiries please contact Stephanie Slade, Bionic Roots PR | 510 302 8734 email@example.com
|Sgt. Remo & Ranking Joe release scorching hot single...DELIVERY SERVICE|
|San Antonio, TX – Sgt. Remo teams up with the iconic veteran deejay Ranking Joe for the scorching hot single...Delivery Service! The single drops everywhere on Friday, September 24, 2021.|
is an upbeat, energetic song with superb vocal delivery. The hypnotic riddim was produced by Chilean producer Kutral Dub
. “This single is truly an honor for me”
Sgt. Remo states. “I’ve listened to, and respected, Ranking Joe for many years. To be on a track with a true legend in this biz is beyond words. I am just thankful to be here right now, doing what I do.” Sgt. Remo
has been on fire in 2021 with a string of excellent releases including Just Getting Started, Cookin’,
and Sweet Reggae Music
. The Mexican born, Texas-based, reggae artist has been a steady force in American reggae since his debut EPLife is for Living
in 2012. Sgt. Remo continues to generate waves capturing the attention of the reggae music industry. He has received increased visibility and placements, not only in the U.S., but in various countries including his native Mexico where he recently completed a 7-city tour. Ranking Joe
is a renowned deejay whose history in reggae goes back to the early days of sound system culture where he refined his skills toasting with some legendary sound systems like El Paso Sound System, Ray Symbolic Hi Fi,
and King Sturgav
. He has recorded over 20 albums for producers like Sir Coxsone Dodd, Sly & Robbie, Joe Gibbs, King Tubby
, and many more. Ranking Joe maintains a steady flow of releases to this date with a solid following of reggae music enthusiasts. Sgt. Remo — Official Website
// YouTube Channel Ranking Joe —Spotify
// Apple Music
|Attention Reggae Artists — September Custom e-Blast Special — 52,000 Fans & Industry|
New Album - MEMBERS OF A NEW RACE - From RasMoses - "The Chanting Yogi"
|This authentic roots reggae was produced by Harry Mo for Yellow Hill Records and is distributed by Rebel Sound Records.|
It hits the digital streets on the eve of the
Ethiopian New Year 9.11.21.
Now Available on all Digital Platforms
This full-length album is a rallying call for all people to heed His Imperial Majesty's message that we must become something we have never been, that our environment, education and experience has
ill-prepared us, and we need to take courage and become Members of A New Race ~
not owing our allegiance to nations but to our family in the human community.
From start to finish, the album offers polished Rastafari rootz-reggae music backed by renowned international singers and players of instruments including Harry Mo on keyboards, rhythm guitar and back ground vocals, Erwin Bongo Bertrand, Jahsun Rhymer, and Roosevelt Ras Digital Paquette on drums, Derek Johnson and Lesterfari Simbarashe on lead guitar, and Christina Well on background vocals.
Veteran musicians back RasMoses' unique Fyah Chant style and melodious flows riding one drop, steppahs, African, dance hall and hip hop rhythms.
|New Song from Anthony Garvey - Soldier On|
|Roots reggae singer Anthony Garvey once recorded and performed under his surname alone, and did so in good conscience, given that his great-grandfather was Marcus Garvey, the most celebrated figure in all of reggae music save for Haile Selassie.|
It appears the now fuller-named younger Garvey has only one previous album to his name despite the lineage of the name, so the title of his latest seems a fitting description of what he’s done to bring his music to the world. Having previously sung alongside the likes of Kiddus I and had his music mixed by Scientist, Garvey has been blessed with the kind of good company that pointed him in the right direction as well.
Soldier On is uncompromising roots music, with Garvey’s gruffly melodic, half-chanted vocals rising and falling with the riddims while he throws light from a fire of burning issues.
“Justice” cries out on behalf of those who need that very thing, the militancy of the title track is further bolstered by “Jah Warrior Soldier,” the Creator is praised by many names on “Hail Him” and the sidestep into lover’s rock that is “Just a little Bit” shows Garvey able to dig deep even when the roots are the sweeter kind. A nicely crackling band is responsible for the music and the harmonies that Garvey touches down in, and a helping of mixing, mastering and versioning by the venerable Jim Fox further assures that nothing but real reggae is what you’ll get here. And you should get it. –Tom Orr/Legacy Music Productions
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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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|Deep in the center of my being is an infinite well of love, I know this love to flow to the surface.|
|Richie B's Jamaican Reggae Airplay Charts |
|Jamaica Music Countdown — By Richard ‘Richie B’ Burgess|
|This Week in Reggae — and Nubian, Rasta, herb and related history|
||Delroy Wilson is born in Trench Town, Kingston, Jamaica.
||Puma Jones [Black Uhuru] (Sandra Jones) is born in Columbia, South Carolina, USA.
||Lee Thompson [Madness] is born in London.
||Singer Chico (Patrick Walker) is born.
| October 6
||Millicent Small aka Millie, "The Blue Beat Girl", is born in Clarendon, Jamaica.
||The Ethiopians record "Owe Me No Pay Me" for Lloyd Daley, The Matador. It can be heard on a compilation "Lloyd Daley's Matador Productions, 1968-1972" (Heartbeat HB 92).
||Mr. Vegas wins Best International Reggae Act of annual MOBO (Music of Black Origin) Awards, held at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
||Bunny Lee aka Striker (Edward O'Sullivan Lee) passes away. (aged 79)
||Johnny Nash passes away (died of natural causes) at his home in Houston, Texas. (aged 80)
| October 7
||Spain abolishes slavery in Cuba.
||Desmond (Mpilo) Tutu, the first black Anglican bishop of Johannesburg, is born in Klerksdorp, South Africa.
||Donald 'Tubby' Shaw [Mighty Diamonds] is born.
||Junior Demus (Conrad McNish) is born.
||U-Roy records "Scandal" 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).
||UB40 performs at Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria, in the New South Africa, to an audience of around 60,000 people. It marks the end of a World tour beginning in August 1994 which took them to the U.K., Europe, America, South America, and the Far East.
This show was filmed and released as a videogram "Live in the New South Africa" on Virgin.
||Franklyn 'Chubby Dread' Allen, popular dance promoter, is murdered outside a prominent New Kingston night club.
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