Friday, May 4, 2012

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Germany Dancehall Fans Request the Presence of Reggae/Dancehall Doc. 'Shaka Pow' in Their Country


Shaka Pow recently released an album entitled, "Dancing 101" a tribute to Reggae/Dancehall Dance icons Bogle and Ice that is quickly becoming a collectors item for dancehall fans across the world.  Known and loved by European, American, Japanese and Jamaican Dancers, Shaka Pow's ease in engaging entertainers across other culture in the dancehall has lead him to perform or include several Japanese, German, U.S. and fellow Jamaican Dancers in most of his videos.  Recently released on youtube is Shaka Pow featuring Germany's Dancehall Queen Swaggi Maggi "Top Up" video http://youtu.be/kLhG_FWEZ4o.  Shaka is also being sought by Promoters base in Germany to perform for a whole weekend in August.  Humbled by the discoveries, Shaka hail his fans base in Germany as he anticipates his first ever performance in that country later this year.  Dancehall Queen Swaggi Maggi is a long time friend of Shaka and fans can rest assure that Swaggi Maggi will hit the stage with Shaka Pow on his visit to that country.  More information about Shaka's visit to Germany will be announced soon.


Eljai/Fantan Mojah Collab Underway n More..
As Eljai seek to increase the potential of nabbing his first hit in Jamaica, the fine Belizean Reggae artiste who is base in Lost Angeles California will be releasing a remix of his 24/7 track featuring roots, reggae artiste Fantan Mojah.  No stranger to working with popular Jamaican artiste, Eljai is excited because "it is a good collaboration."  As radio airplay increases in Jamaica so has airtime for the video which enjoys an extensive rotation on several Caribbean cable channels and World Reggae Music TV.  Another single has been released by Eljai on the Jahmix Entertainment label titled, "Frenemy" as Eljai continues to spread love, share his thoughts and sing his heart out for all fans of Reggae music.


Sophia Squire Takes the Rock n Come Een Riddim 
She is on a ball and there is absolutely no denying that fact.  Sophia Squire's most recent release entitle, "Rock n Come Een" on the Dalton Leith Music Label is arguably the best and most popular song on the riddim. With I-Octane, Busy Signal and Richie Stephens as top acts, Squire's title track on the riddim stands out and has radio jocks across the sphere requesting jingles as well giving the song the thumbs up for her efforts.  Squire has been on the roll for over a year now releasing hit after hit to include Nature Calling, Next To Me, Slow Motion, Nah Fight Ova No Man and Rat-a-tat-a-tat to name a few.

Monday, April 30, 2012

ICONS OF “REGGAE 50” TO BE HONORED AT 31ST IRAWMA, IN CHICAGO’S WASHINGTON PARK RITA MARLEY, FIRST LADY OF REGGAE AND “I THREE” HONORED

(Chicago, Illinois) -April 2012 -- Rita Marley, widow of the great Robert Nesta “Bob” Marley and the first lady of Reggae will be among eight icons to be honored at the 31st annual International Reggae and World Music Awards returning to Chicago July 5th after 15 years on the road.  In addition, for the first time ever the Awards will be held in conjunction with Chicago’s 4th of July weekend celebration -- the 20th anniversary of the International Festival of Life. The festival takes place from July 4-8 in Washington Park with July 5th set aside for the Red Carpet IRAWMA Awards ceremony.

Ephraim Martin, IRAWMA and IFOL producer, said that after fifteen consecutive years on the road, the International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) ceremony has come home.  “It’s going to be a grand celebration,” he said.  “Since The Taste of Chicago, one of America’s biggest July 4th Independence celebrations begins later in the month the Festival of Life will serve as the main event for residents and visitors from around the world. The Chicago Office of Tourism will join IFOL in its effort to maximize tourists to Chicago for the July 4th holiday.”

He added, “We’re going to roll out the red carpet in Washington Park on the 5th of July right in the middle of the festival and just steps from President Barack Obama’s home.”

Eight Icons who are living legends were named for the Reggae 50 Honors.  Two honorees will receive the Martin’s International Award of Honor in Media. The 2012 Hall of Fame Inductee(s) will be named at a later date.

 The REGGAE 50 HONOREES ARE:
         
RITA MARLEY- FOR HER WORK IN THE PERSERVATION AND PROMOTION OF REGGAE’S LEGACY
·         MARCIA GRIFFITHS EMPRESS OF REGGAE
·         JUDY MOWATT FOR SPIRITUAL SERVICE THROUGH MUSIC
·         FREDDIE MCGREGOR FOR 50 YEARS OF DEDICATED & UNTIRING SERVICE TO JAMAICA AND THE WORLD THROUGH MUSIC
·         KEN BOOTHE- FOR BEING MOST CONSISTENT IN THE PRESERVATION OF JAMAICA’S ROCKSTEADY MUSIC
·         ERIC DONALDSON – THE KING OF JAMAICAN SONG CONTEST IN PAST 50 YEARS
·         CHARLES CAMERON- FOR SIXTY YEARS OF UNTIRING CONTRIBUTION TO JAMAICAN MUSIC
·         COPELAND FORBES FOR 50 YEARS OF VALUABLE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE MUSIC INDUSTRY

THE MARTIN’S INTERNATIONAL MEDIA AWARDEES ARE:
·         BERKO AKOTO OWUSU, AFRICAN SPECTRUM- FOR OUTSTANDING  JOURNALISTIC CONTRIBUTION TO AFRICAN AND WORLD MUSIC
·         ONSTAGE TV- WINFORD WILLIAMS FOR MOST VALUABLE MEDIA CONTRIBUTIONS TO REGGAE IN THE LAST DECADE
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Dedicated to “Jamaica’s 50th Year of Independence,” the Festival of Life will feature a pavilion showcasing “All Things Jamaican,” and serving as a road to Jamaica’s Golden Jubilee in August.  Importers/exporters, hoteliers, shipping services, travel–oriented entrepreneurs and businesses that market Jamaica or Jamaican brand products are encouraged to contact Martin’s International at 312/427-0266 or e-mail: irawmasponsor@gmail.com to be a part of the pavilion.

  • This history making 31st IRAWMA and the 20th anniversary IFOL is sponsored by NBC 5 TV- Chicago, The Chicago Park District, Chicago Office of Tourism, J.FC Jerk and Fried Chicken, Robert Scott – One Stop Studio, Rogers Park Fruit Market, Insurance Brokers, Inc, Captain Hooks Fish/Chicken and Firehouse, KCB Inc and others.
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Kingston Station Bar Restaurant


The Kingston Station Bar Restaurant is a cultural space located in Vitoria-Gasteiz, specifically in Los Herran Street 13, corner of Liberty Street.

They offer homemade food, dishes, sandwiches, burgers, ... and the special of the day with a glass of good wine, not forgetting the menu for vegetarians. All at a great price.

The specialty of Kingston Kingston Station are potatoes.

The restaurant, which opened its doors on April 4, is open every day of the week from 8:00.

In addition, acoustic concerts on Thursdays with special prices on drinks and food from 20:00 until 23:00.
 
 
 

Singer Marvin Binns Relaunch His Career With New Singles and An Acting Role

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