Monday, January 26, 2015

A New Reggae Radio Show Launched in Denmark Dedicated To Jamaica's Music and Culture

A new radio show called 'Jam Yard' launched in Aarhus, Denmark will focus on Jamaica's music, culture and lifestyle and hosted by Jamaicans, Henzel Clarke and DJ Dave Q.  The program will be aired from 11am - 12pm GMT on 98.7FM. Both Henzel Clark and DJ Dave Q see this venture as an opportunity to promote authentic Jamaican culture while simultaneously playing their part to help Aarhus become the European City of Culture for 2017 a release stated.

Henzel Clarke in a statement regarding the launching of the show said, "On this program we go back to basic pay tribute to some of the pioneers and veterans that have paved the way. We will discuss current affairs and the latest news in the Reggae industry, updates about the latest and hottest events, concerts, festivals in Aarhus, Scandinavia and wider Europe.  You can expect quality Reggae music, classic music with absolutely no explicit or degrading lyrical content."

Although the reggae audience in Denmark is smaller when compared to Germany and Belgium, there is a growing underground scene for Reggae and Dancehall music. Copenhagen, the capital city of that country, where clubs are dedicated to live music, host at least one live reggae band each week.  The city of Aarhus will host it's first ever Reggae festival in 2015.


Saturday, January 24, 2015

Through The Lens - Has Tessanne Recorded With T.I.? plus more

Wow! You just never know what to expect Through The Lens well that depends on what your're looking for but yeah, this goodie could not miss us! Well almost because Tess just blend in.  We don't know much but she did hint with caption "had the best time working with these people" and hashtags, #hadthebest time #cantwaittoshareitwithyou..

So we wait (lol). Isn't she just having fun on the job? #GoGerl #Getthatmoney

Fyah-Man Flys!!
Can you see him?
So we all know Capleton gives a high energy set with almost every performance and of course we enjoy watching him but when we saw this photo captured of him during a performance at Rebel Salute reggae festival 2015, me haffi ask miself, "fyah man a fly?" 
#allenglishwentthroughtheroof #eyeswideopen #mipatwahkickeen Seriously, he flew and this is proof.

Nesbeth Killing it These Days
Lately, when Nesbeth get out there he's leaving no stones unturned.  The artiste brought one of, if not his best set ever to the Rebel Salute 2015 stage, and fully demonstrated the type of performance that is expected at a reggae festival.

Nesbeth demonstrates he's ready for the big stage 
The 'Dance Xpression' dancers created around him, that cultural, magical feeling with their moves that resonated well with his performance.  And there was more, Nesbeth invited about 12 members of his team to join him on stage in unity when he performed 'Taste Victory.' It was a well rehearsed set, very entertaining and tastefully done in tandem with the outstanding production of this ever growing Jamaican festival Rebel Salute.

The Quality of Being Great "Distinguished" or Eminent
The Mighty Diamonds RS2015

There were several outstanding moments at this year's Rebel Salute reggae festival but one of which stood out is the performance of the Mighty Diamonds.  A 45 year old group whose music is as relevant today as they have ever been. The Mighty Diamonds performance at Rebel Salute 2015 was monumental, they had the audience enjoyed 30 minutes of solid performance, with them sounding almost the same as when they started out in 1969.  The Rebel Salute crowd heard gems such as Right Time, Pass The Kutchie, Have Mercy, I Need a Roof and more.  Now that, demonstrated the quality of greatness!


Friday, January 23, 2015

Iba Mahr 'Diamond Sox' Hit BBC 1Xtra; Delus Hint His Upcoming 'Public Relation' EP Will Be Hot!

Arguably one of the better reggae songs released in Jamaica in 2014, Diamond Sox, recorded by Iba Mahr and produced by Notis Records has now been added to BBC 1Xtra and among the Most Played on BBC.  Since, it has catapult into a favourite among the Reggae-loving populous and added on a plethora of charts all over.  A remix featuring Tarrus Riley has is also in circulation.

Riddim duo Wayne 'Unga' Thompson and Jason 'Big Bass' Welsh has already contemplated the released of another project and follow-up to Diamond Sox. The 'Kingston 8' riddim compilation will feature tracks by Kabaka Pyramid, Konshens, Bugle, Iba Mahr, Chevaughn, Ras Penco, Delus and newcomer A-Game.  But Diamond Sox almost became an instant hit upon it's release and once again reminds us of the good ole days when walla-bee clarks and diamond sox automatically put some pep-in-your-step, yep!

"Inna mi diamond sox and me walla-bee clarks, 

And Arrow shirt and me mesh marina
A red green and gold me inna...."

Iba Mahr forms part of a new generation of conscious reggae artistes out of Jamaica, reminiscent of their elders, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, Garnet Silk, Brigadierre Jerry and the likes, who were at their very best, a reggae evolution across the world. Iba Mahr and Diamond Sox...#RideOn

Delus Hint His Upcoming EP will Be Hot! 

From the Subkonshus Music label, Delus drops a very nice single entitle "Afraid to Love Again"  and if this is an indicator of what to expect, then his upcoming EP called Public Relations will certainly get my coins.  Don't take my word for it, check out the track Afraid to Love Again


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Nesbeth's First Time Appearance in Germany/Europe at Reggae Jam Festival This Summer

Reggae recording artiste Nesbeth will make his first ever appearance on a major festival in Germany/Europe this summer at Reggae Jam.  They say hard work pays and it sure does because watching this artiste excel in his career is yet another testimony to that fact.  

Nesbeth has become that artiste whose music you just can't get enough of.  The soft spoken, polite and hard-working Kingston 13 resident has over the last 10 years, built himself a musical catalogue that is vastly comparable to the philosophies and teachings of any great motivator.  With every track released over the past years, Nesbeth has not only improved his craft, notably word pronunciation, voice control, creativity and the strategic choice of riddims; but has been consistently encouraged, inspired and motivated music lovers.  

I have watched Nesbeth transcend into one of the better reggae artistes in Jamaica
Nesbeth at Rebel Salute 2015
today. He has been consistently delivering clean and uplifting music about his life, his story and his struggle but what makes him interesting is that with each song he manange to outline a clear path to the end of his struggle.  His way of communicating the lessons he's learned through his music is what makes him the good motivator he is.

Recently Nesbeth performed at Rebel Salute Jamaica and admitted his performance has been his best ever, "it's the very first time I feel like I'm really into the performance" he told NIPnews, "this has got to be my best performance ever."  When Nesbeth took the stage with his backing band, cheering fans fuel his already hyped up and eager energy to perform before the type of crowd that yearn to be uplifted, to be entreated with positive and uncensored reggae music. He performed tracks from his recently released Victory EP to include Ole Ganga Lee, Hundu Lay Lay, Marijuana, and Taste Victory as well as long time chart topping tracks Boardhouse and Guns Out.

Nesbeth's path to victory however, could not be spoken of without mentioning the label that has brought him to the fore, Entertainment Soul. Since his signing with the UK based label, Nesbeth's career has soared to new heights.  Entertainment Soul must be credited for their professional handling of his career and the direction it has taken as well as packaging of his brand that has now made him marketable and ready to make a favourable impression on the international reggae music industry.

Germany and Europe look out for this fresh roots reggae artiste Nesbeth this summer!


Friday, January 16, 2015

Chronixx Outline Alternatives for Social Media in New Video 'Tennement Yard'

Watch Chronixx and Inner Circle's latest video ft. Jacob Miller "Tennement Yard" (News Carrying Dread).  Chronixx offers some alternative to social media; drawing references between now and the 70s, the good ole days when people spent quality time together enjoying and appreciating life (their life).  A time in Jamaica when children played, when dating was private and romantic, when family time involved playing board games and the likes....#Kingston1975.

He who keepeth his mouth keepeth his life....kibba u mouth Outdeh!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Bob Marley's 70th - A Global Call to Love/Now More Than Ever

Two live major reggae concerts are planned for Bob Marley's 70th earthday weekend February 6-7.  The 7-hour events will be held at The Mateel in Redway and Catalyst in Santa Cruz, California. 

The events are more than celebrations of Bob Marley's 70th birthday, this is a global call to everyone to make the same commitment as Bob did - to devote our lives to healing this planet through love, forgiveness and justice. In addition to music performed by well-known recording artists - committed messages from well-known and not-so-well-known humanitarians forms part of the presentation.

A Global Call To Love Now More Than Ever is the vision of Robert Roskind and co-host, his daughter Alicia.  Roskind is an event organizer and author who has hosted over 200 such events on Native American Reservations, in maximum-security prisons and Jamaica bringing conscious artists into inner cities schools and communities island-wide.  He also organized large public concerts in Kingston, Jamaica on Bob's 57th through to 59th birthday.  Marley's 60th birthday celebration in Jamaica was funded by the Jamaican government, all of these events were free and involved no corporate, NGO or government funding.

Robert Roskind has authored eleven books that carry a message of love and forgiveness, including Rasta Heart: A Journey into One Love, The Gathering of the Healers; the Healing of the Nations, A Guide for an Awakening Planet, The Beauty Path; A Native American Journey into One Love, In the Spirit of Business and In the Spirit of Marriage

Artists to perform are Luciano, Harrison "The Professor" Stafford of Groundation, Prezident Brown, Admiral Tibet, Kenyatta Hill of Culture, Sister Carol, Reggae Angels and Indubious.  All artists are donating their time and talent as a gift to the world.  The celebration in Redway will be streamed live on and archived for free viewing anytime via a global webcast.


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Top 5 Celebrity Insta Hot Picks

Our Top 5 hot photos shared by of our favourite artistes on Instagram since the start of the new year:-

1. Twinning #cutestuff
And we're off again !!!!!
2. It's cure again....#LifeWeLive
Whenever you see us its always the same. Love and respect

3. Brotherly Love

Me and ma lil bro
4. The doc #tunupbass

Studio session with the @partysquad
5. Oh yes! Soca King



Tuesday, January 13, 2015

See What Beenie Man and Richie Stephens Call 'Madness'

From their first ever collaboration, Dancehall King Beenieman and Richie Stephens have released the music video for their single "Madness" which continues to garner traction on radio stations in Jamaica and North America.  

The music video was shot last November at the Jewels Resort in Portmore, St. Catherine.  A few lucky fans were given the opportunity to participate in shoot, "Beenieman is a true professional who delivered 150% on this project" Stephens gushed.  "I am a very happy man right now and I want to say thanks to God and all those who supported the video project" he continued.

The video release comes just ahead of Stephens upcoming performance at the 2015 Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival in Falmouth, January 29-31.


Monday, January 12, 2015

Huge Crowd Turn Out to See Demarco In Gambia

Huge crowd came out to see Dancehall artiste Demarco in Gambia on his first ever visit to the African country.  A release state the artiste, was greeted with much fanfare after landing and was whisked away to a private location. At a press conference Demarco apologized for unavoidably missing a December 2014 appearance prior to his January 10th engagement and promised fans he would "make it up" when he hit the stage. Following the press conference, Gambian singer Jali Madi- Bul Falleh Nyee escorted Demarco on a tour guide via motorcade throughout Gambia's Capital, the City of Banjul. 

Crowd gathered at the Independence Stadium in Bakau, a town on the Atlantic coast of Gambia to watch several local acts performed along with headliner Demarco who received 'good reception' for popular hits such as, Good Book, Puppy Tail and his popular Gambian hit, Bun Up Party featuring one of Gambia's most famous rapper, Gee.  As for Demarco, "I thoroughly enjoyed myself....what is amazing is how quickly recently released songs Good Book and Puppy Tail have gain popularity here in Gambia....."

On his return to Jamaica, Demarco is expected on set, the filming of a project spearheaded by BBC ahead of preparation for his upcoming UK tour.