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|"Only Love in this time can bridge the divide,"|
...words from Chaka Demus' latest single: Build Bridges
|Reggae artist Elementree just dropped his debut solo album "Solutions"|
|Cincinnati, OH - Reggae artist Elementree just dropped his debut solo album "Solutions|
Stream/Download album on any platform by visiting this link: http://vibe.to/solutions
Elementree has been performing with seasoned reggae band Elementree Livity Project for around 7 years now. During the early stages of the pandemic, the lockdown brought band live shows to a halt. With all the time away from the band and looking to branch out with his music, Elementree decided to pursue his solo project. The new album is his first solo venture, written, produced and published
completely by himself.
The album combines a fresh mix of Roots Reggae, Hip-Hop and Acoustic instrumentals accompanied by Elementree's original and soaring vocal styles. So many reggae influences can be heard in his voice from Sizzla, Warrior King and Anthony B to Jacob Miller, Freddy McGregor and Dennis Brown. His ability to switch effortlessly between the Dancehall Singjay/Chat to a smooth Reggae crooning vocal line is on point and adds a wow factor that keeps the album from losing luster at any point.
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|New Release: I WON’T TELL - KING TAPPA|
|King Tappa releases his brand new Dancehall Track "I Won't Tell" to begin the year 2022.|
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|Issachar Muzik is proud to present two new singles.|
|Issachar Muzik is proud to present two new singles.|
Available Now is Empress Akua's "Stranger Remix" Distributed by TuffGong International.
Available for Pre-Save & Pre-Add and Releasing on January 28th is "Guide Me Jah" from the harmonizing, Roots Rocking Jamaican Band Link&Chain.
Guide Me Jah" is another classic from Link&Chain released via Issachar Musik.and Distributed by TuffGong International.This time they lend their vocals on one of Jamaica's more famous track/riddims, the "What Kind Of World" riddim by the Cables.
"Guide Me Jah" speaks for itself.: Jah we need you now more than ever," "The forces of evil is growing stronger and stronger"... In this time of uneasiness, no one knows what tomorrow gonna bring>>> soy or sadness...we do need guidance in our going out and coming.....blessed love!
|San Francisco - Bob Marley's Birthday Bash featuring Junior Marvin, Santa Davis, and Special Guests - Sunday, Feb 06, 2022|
|San Francisco - February 6th will have been Bob Marley's 77th birthday, and we're throwing him a birthday party at the Great American Music Hall!|
Sunday, Feb 06, 2022
Great American Music HallGreat American Music Hall
859 O'Farrell St., San Francisco, CA
Doors: 7 | Show: 8:00PM
Junior Marvin: Lead guitarist and vocalist is an original member of Bob Marley and the Wailers having joined the band in 1977. Originally from Kingston Jamaica, he moved to London as a small child where his love of music was nurtured. He had his musical 'apprenticeship' in the United States performing with artists such as T-Bone Walker and Ike & Tina Turner. After turning down an offer to tour with Stevie Wonder he joined Bob Marley on lead guitar and stayed with Marley through the singer's death in 1981. Junior played on Marley's final four albums, “Exodus,” “Kaya,” “Survival” and “Uprising,” as well as the posthumous “Confrontation.” He has continued to be in demand for recording and touring performing Bob Marley's music as well as music from his own solo albums.
Santa Davis:Was born in Greenwich Farm an area of Kingston. He started playing the drums at the age of ten and was performing professionally by age 15. Best known for his work with the Soul Syndicate Band that backed Peter Tosh, Davis also played on Bob Marley's albums, Survival, Uprising, and Confrontation. He currently plays with Bob Marley's son Ziggy Marley.
Andrew Bees: A native of Kingston, Jamaica Andrew started singing at the age of fourteen when his vocal abilities helped him find his way to the "Colgate Cavity Fighters Club" program on Radio Jamaica. He released his first solo album, "Militant" in 1991. By 1997 Andrew had become the lead singer for the seminal reggae group Black Uhuru. This upcoming March, Law Records will release his upcoming solo album, “Real Life”.
Andrew Diamond:Originally a Bay Area resident, Andrew started as a drummer, then a keyboard player and music producer, and then a singer. He has produced music with Junior Marvin and Andrew Bees as well as Ziggy Marley, Ky-Mani Marley, Bunny Wailer, and Toots Hibbert. He released his solo album, "Diamond in the Rough" in 2007 and has since kept a recording studio in Kingston.
|King Jammy Destroys The Virus With Dub|
|On the 25th of February, look out for King Jammy Destroys The Virus With Dub, which finds the King revisiting 12 of his analog and digital era studio master tapes to create new dub mixes.|
In the mean time, you can warm up the airwaves with these two great compilations: King Jammy$ From The Roots and More King Jammy$ From The Roots, which include many of the original vocal tracks found on the forthcoming dub album.
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|Jah Cure Says Promoter Stabbing Incident Was Purely Self-Defense|
|Dancehall veteran, Jah Cure, is ready to give his side of the story in an Amsterdam court tomorrow, January 12. The crooner believes that all will be made clear when he is allowed to represent his side of events.|
According to one of the lawyers on Jah Cure’s defense team, Jan-Hein Kuijpers, who spoke with the Jamaica Observer, Cure is confident he will be vindicated. The lawyer also revealed that one of the reasons the “Before I Leave” singer is eager to give his side of things is that he firmly believes he was put in a situation where he needed to defend himself.
Kuijpers further revealed to this end that witnesses have to be interrogated. Jah Cure is expected to be given a chance to speak at his first public hearing tomorrow at 11:45 am. He is before the court charged with attempted murder, attempted manslaughter, aggravated assault, or attempted aggravated assault.
The popular reggae singer, whose real name is Siccature Alcock, has been behind bars at an undisclosed detention center outside of Amsterdam since October 2021. The charges have arisen from an incident in which the 43-year-old is believed to have stabbed a show promoter Nicardo Blake in The Netherlands on October 2.
There is a chance, according to another source, Franklin Wattimena, press officer at The Netherlands Public Prosecution Service, who also spoke with the Observer, that he may not get bail when he appears tomorrow.
She explained that if the prosecutor considers it necessary for him to remain in custody, then she will request that the court extend the remand order with a period of up to 90 days. Only the court can decide whether the remand order will be extended or not.
Jah Cure’s lawyer shared that the “True Reflections” singer is in good spirits and is trying his best to keep his mood up. He added that “he is a powerful man.”
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|S. LAKE TAHOE, NV - JANUARY 21, 2022 - “Long Beach Invasion w/ Original Members of Sublime” Long Beach Dub Allstars |
“Long Beach Invasion w/ Original Members of Sublime” Long Beach Dub Allstars Plus: Fayuka and Lizano
Blu Nightclub at Bally’s Lake Tahoe formerly Montbleu Resort & Casino
55 US Highway 50, Stateline, NV
(South Lake Tahoe)
Friday, January 21, 2022
Doors open at 9pm / 10pm Show
Advance tickets are available for $21.50 (plus tax / fee’s) in person at the Montbleu Box Office, by calling (775)588-3515 or online at www.Ticketmaster.com ($26 day of show). General admission.
Late-Nite Productions is proud to present "A Long Beach Invasion with original members of Sublime" featuring Long Beach Dub Allstars plus guests Fayuka and Lizano, live at Blu Nightblub inside Bally’s Lake Tahoe formerly Montbleu Resort in (South) Lake Tahoe. This is taking place on Friday, January 21, 2022 at 9pm. Advance tickets are available for $21.50 (plus tax / fee’s) in person at the Montbleu Box Office, by calling (775)588-3515 or online at www.Ticketmaster.com ($26 day of show + tax / fee’s).
Eric Wilson and Bud Gaugh met in childhood (in 1979) and later started their first garage punk band, consisting of drums, bass and vocals. They later formed Sublime with Bradley Nowell. The Long Beach Dub Allstars (LBDAS for short) were founded after Nowell died in 1996 of a heroin overdose (frequent contributors to Sublime including Michael "Miguel" Happoldt, Todd Forman, and "Field" Marshall Goodman are also members of the band). Eric Wilson says, "We will never replace the greatness that Sublime did or what Bradley has done." Catch them live in Lake Tahoe on January 21.
Artist Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_Beach_Dub_Allstars
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|ISRAEL VIBRATION & ROOTS RADICS - 'Jah Guide Us' Tour - March, 2022|
|Catch Israel Vibration on tour in March!|
Israel Vibration has an extensive catalog of music that consistently keeps coming with many classic hits such as Ball Of Fire, Get Up & Go, Cool & Calm, Why Worry, Vultures, Licks & Kicks, The Same Song Their latest album release is called Play it Real Along with the album there is a music video called Man Up.
Israel Vibration has done many major US tours with Kings Music International featuring Wiss and Skelly and Bunny Brissett on vocals. Their extensive music catalog spread out worldwide before the CD market went online. Ras Records and Jim Fox of Lion and Fox recording Studios in Washington DC were instrumental in setting their foundation as one of the greatest reggae groups in the history of reggae music.
Mention the name Israel Vibration in reggae music circles and watch the warmth of recognition and appreciation of anyone who has seen or heard this very special vocal group. The positive vibrations emanating from the music of Israel Vibration have been spellbinding audiences, critics and DJs for over three decades. The lead vocalists, Wiss and Skelly cast a harmonious musical spell, weaving traditional roots reggae with a mesmerizing sound and deeply spiritual message. Israel Vibrations have been touring very strong worldwide for many years. They are regularly featured internationally on most of the major Reggae Festivals.
Cecil Spence (Skelly) and Lascelle Bulgin (Wiss) were born in Jamaica. Each is a victim of Polio. They met as children in the Mona Rehabilitation Center into which they were placed because of their families' limited resources and their needs for specialized medical care. They learned early on the necessity for developing survival skills, and although polio is an undeniably crippling and debilitating disease, the youths never let their physically challenging situation overcome their willpower and creative abilities. They found strength in the faith of Rastafari through the guidance of His Imperial Majesty, Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia, and began composing and singing songs which expressed their spiritual beliefs.
Their spirituality and stance on issues relating to their residency at the Mona Rehabilitation Center caused them to be expelled from that institution. Undaunted, they found solace, comfort, and sustenance in their music, which won them the support of their local community and provided them with encouragement to pursue their music careers. They began recording in 1976, enjoying a hit with the poignant Same Song, which was licensed to EMI and brought the group international attention.
Sat March 12 - Salinas, CA - Fox Theatre
Wed March 16 - Arcata, CA - Humboldt Brews
Thurs March 17 - Redway, CA - Mateel Community Center
Fri March 18 - Pacifica, CA - Longboard
Sun March 27 - Denver, CO - Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox
Contact: Peter Wardle, Kings Music International
(510) 326-8445 or firstname.lastname@example.org
|New Jamaican Cookbook....JAMERICAN NYAMS - A Cookbook Written About the Glory of Jamaican Cuisine!|
New Jamaican Cookbook....JAMERICAN NYAMS - A Cookbook Written About the Glory of Jamaican Cuisine! by Ekiti Ross-Walcott,
This book is an accumulation of the variety of cultures and traditions within the Caribbean islands.
Jamaica’s motto, “Out of Many, One People” represents the vast cultural food diversity spectrum and includes all cultures in one big pot melting over our stove.
Lively up yourself by indulging in Jamaican cookery at home.
The target audience for this cookbook is individuals interested in learning about the rich and beautiful culture of Black Indigenous People of Color from the island of Jamaica.
All who are interested are welcome to join in the celebration embedded in this book about the deep roots of Jamaican culture by preparing and cooking authentic meals to enjoy
with family and friends!
All ages are welcome to this genuine gift of an in-depth perspective of the Jamaican American
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Ras Kidus, reggae singer and C.E.O. and producer of
Roots Force Productions and
bionicroots.com, produced and wrote the new release “Strong Like a Lion From Zion”
over many sessions in 2018.
Vibe Arc Studios with creative sound designer, engineer and bass player Toho Saunders at the controls. Vibe Arc is an independently owned music company, specializing in song production in studio /on stage, live presentation for clients locally and world-wide.
Beats and drums were added first and then the instrumentals and voice. The bridge “Holy Mount Zion” has been a standard of
Ras Kidus' for many years. The words were inspired by observing people making poor choices, and believing that redemption is always available for those who seek the Most High.
The reference to the presence and spiritual powers of King Negus I aka King Selassie I by the River Jordan or on the Hills of Mt. Zion where he commanded blessings, even life is meant to bring the presence and spiritual powers of King Selassie I in the Holy Land forward by the rivers of water on the Hills of Mt. Zion where he commanded blessings, even life.
“Strong like a Lion from Zion” is a heart-felt modern take on ancient teachings and rhythms. Co-Produced by Stephanie Slade of Digital Slade Art.
Radio/DJs Link UP for MP3s EMAIL HereRoots Force Productions
John Cornelius/Ras Kidus
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|CALIFORNIA VIBRATIONS FESTIVAL “Cali Vibes 2022” FRIDAY FEBRUARY 4 THROUGH SUNDAY FEBRUARY 6, 2022 -MARINA GREEN PARK - LONG BEACH, CA|
|This 3-day festival will take place at Marina Green Park in Long Beach, CA. |
SLIGHTLY STOOPID, DIRTY HEADS, REBELUTION,
WU-TANG CLAN, SUBLIME w/ ROME, STICK FIGURE, SEAN PAUL, KOFFEE, ATMOSPHERE, SHAGGY, HIRIE
AND MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED
PLUS A VERY SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY
THE MARLEY BROTHERS
“Bob Marley Birthday Celebration” featuring Stephen, Ziggy, Damian, Julian & Ky-Mani Marley celebrating the songs of Bob Marley
Goldenvoice announced a unique SoCal lifestyle and music festival - California Vibrations "Cali Vibes" taking place Friday, February 4 through Sunday, February 6, 2022 at Marina Green Park in Long Beach, CA. The event will feature exclusive Southern California performances by Cali’s finest Slightly Stoopid, Dirty Heads, Rebelution, Sublime with Rome and Stick Figure, hip-hop legends Wu-Tang Clan, and Jamaican reggae/dancehall Grammy-winning artists Sean Paul, Shaggy, Koffee, and many more.
In addition, and to commemorate the 77th birthday of their father, the festival will showcase a super-rare performance from The Marley Brothers featuring the five brothers Stephen, Ziggy, Damian, Julian and Ky-Mani Marley in a special set celebrating the catalog of Bob Marley.
Cali Vibes Festival will feature multiple stages with massive lineups celebrating California music, beach culture and reggae “vibrations” along the coastline in the iconic LBC!
Take in California Vibrations at the lush, grass-lined Marina Green Park which overlooks the water at the edge of downtown Long Beach.
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|Jamaica Music Countdown — By Richard ‘Richie B’ Burgess|
|This Week in Reggae — and Nubian, Rasta, herb and related history|
||Saxophonist Roland Alphonso is born in Havana, Cuba.
||Singer Johnny Clarke is born in Kingston, Jamaica.
||Macka Diamond (Charmaine Munroe) is born in Kingston, Jamaica.
||Italy decriminalizes personal use of drugs.
||Vivian "Yabby You" Jackson passes away, aged 63, after suffering a ruptured brain aneurysm.
| January 13
||Boris Gardiner is born in Kingston, Jamaica.
||Karl Anthony, radio DJ and MC, is born.
||Graham "Suggs" McPherson [Madness] is born in Hastings, E. Sussex.
||Singer Sharona White is born in Birmingham, England.
||A strong earthquake (mag. 5.1) strikes Kingston.
It occurred at 12:11 p.m. Two lives ware lost from shock and falling rocks. There was a man who prophesied that earthquake. A prophet of Nyabinghi (Rastafarian) who had been arrested for swindle implored the court "Please hurry up judgement. Earthquake will soon come," but they laughed off it. 15 minutes after that, the court was thrown into a panic.
| January 14
||Michael 'Ibo' Cooper [Inner Circle/Third World; keyboards] is born.
||Singer Brian [& Tony Gold] (Brian Thompson) is born in Birmingham, England.
||Emperor (Hopton Lawrence) is born in Whithorn, Westmoreland, Jamaica.
||L A Lewis (Horace Lewis) is born in Trench Town.
||Ini Kamoze and Sizzla have a road crash in Los Angels.
At about 3 p.m., Kamoze's Lexus LX470 had a collision with another vehicle. Also in the vehicle were producer Phillip "Fattis" Burrell and lighting engineer Scott Brinson. The vehicle was badly damaged but the four men suffered only minor injuries.
||Hartnel Henry aka Sky High, the MC for Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers, has filed a federal brutality lawsuit against police, claiming an officer roughed him up and broke his leg outside the city's House of Blues in August.
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