Saturday, October 11, 2014

Mighty Crown Set Sail with the Marleys: Slated to Perform Alongside Sean Paul, Shaggy on Reggae Themed Cruise

Mighty Crown will embark on an epic excursion October 20-25, 2014 as a major performing
Members of Mighty Crown
act on the first annual "Welcome to Jamrock" Reggae-themed Cruise, which is spearheaded by Damian"Jr. Gong" Marley.  "The Far East Rulers," are thrilled by the unique opportunity to provide travellers from all over the world with their infectious brand of Dancehall entertainment. Moreover, Mighty Crown is honoured to be one of the few sound systems headlining the cruise, appearing alongside Reggae music heavyweights like The Marleys, Sean Paul, Shaggy, Morgan Heritage, Tarrus Riley and a host of other top tier acts.

"This is a great career opportunity and history in the making," says Mighty Crown's manager, Garfield "Chin" Bourne of Irish and Chin. "Simply put, it means our hard work is paying off....we are honoured that Mighty Crown is one of the few sounds chosen to headline the Annual 'Welcome to Jamrock Cruise."

The "Welcome to Jamrock Cruise" (sails from Miami, with stops in Montego Bay and Ocho Rios) Jamaica and offers Reggae music loving revellers five straight days of top level Reggae - themed events and entertainment, including exclusive concerts, day parties, soccer games, movie screenings and much more.  Japan's juggling and clash kings Mighty Crown will afford cruisers an unforgettable, authentic sound system experience, as they rock the Main Stage of the Norwegian "Pearl" for two nights.  During their first performance on Monday, October 20, 2014, Mighty Crown will share the stage with Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley, Julian "Juju Royal" Marley and legendary selector David Rodigan.  Meanwhile, on Thursday, October 23, The Far East Rulers will perform alongside phenomenal acts including Sean Paul, Baby Cham and Wayne Marshall.


Friday, October 10, 2014

Reggae Artiste Mojo Morgan Announces His New Line of Jewellry called "Infinite Love"

Mojo Morgan, member of the famous Morgan Heritage reggae family group has launch his
Mojo Morgan
handmade Italian jewellry line called "Infinite Love" created by Seven Zale whose accolades include Forbes 2008 Designer of the Year and 2009 Best Jewellry Designer's Award and the man behind California's Zalemark Holding Company Inc., a renowned jewellry design, product development, manufacturing and brand company.

The move, marks Mojo Morgan's transitioning into other business ventures besides music and best described by both parties involved with Steven Zale having this to say, "this is a natural pairing to bring the two most intimate senses together; the visual beauty of jewelry and the sensual rhythm of music.  This combination creates a rare connection between a commercial incentive and an emotional bond between the consumer and the product."  

As for Mojo Morgan, "music bridges people around the world.  No matter your place of birth, economic class or skin colour; it all evokes a human feeling.  So it is natural to pair up my music with something as beautiful as jewellry." 

Mojo Morgan was exposed to everything from the godfathers of Roots Reggae to Top 40 American radio; everything from Nirvana and Jimi Hendrix to The Cranberries and Hootie and the Blowfish.  Those musical influences shaped his musical education and are responsible for his solo project and new sound called, "Rasta Rock." 


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Newcomer Singer/songwriter 'Devare' Launch His Singing Career With Single 'This Ya Love is Here To Stay'

'This Ya Love is Here to Stay' is a song about the confidence I have in my own personal relationship regardless of what people say...." ~Davare~
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The music emphatically celebrates the love of a woman from a man's perspective. Therefore, I almost exclusively write songs appreciative of that bond between a man and a woman even when that bond leads to hate.

He simply loves women but understands that with such powerful emotions running so deep love sometimes goes haywire.

Davare (Deh-vaa-rih), born and raised in St. Thomas, Jamaica but currently residing in the United States almost exclusively write song appreciative of that bond between a man and a woman, the fallout that occurs when that bond goes awry and love turns to hate. "The music emphatically celebrates the love of a woman from a man's perspective even though sometimes love can turn to hate" he said.

Davare migrated from Jamaica to USA many years ago but spends his time between his home in the USA and his St. Thomas Jamaica home where he confesses spending extended time in Jamaica keeps him connected to his roots. His musical influence comes from reggae greats like Beres Hammond, Alton Ellis, Gregory Isaacs, Delroy Wilson and Dennis Brown as well as R and B giants such as Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, Bobby Womack, Brook Benton and James Brown all of whom he grew up listening to.  "My children are my motivation" he said. "They see me as unbreakable, immovable and unstoppable." Davare went on to say, "even though I'm not about to compete with my children's generation, my music is appealing, so just like my own children are excited about my music their age group will also appreciate and enjoy listening to it."

Always the dedicated family man, Dennis 'Davare' Alvarenga in deciding to launch his singing career at this time states without apology that his hopes are to reach a mature audience. "That over 35 crowd" he said, "is generally who listens to my form and style of music so they will easily and readily identify with me."

Davare describes his own musical style as rooted in the classic R and B genre as it in many creative ways tell the story of the deep emotions that connects a man and his woman, the ties that bind so to speak.  "each song is inspired by a different observation, I might get the inspiration.  I think every person has their own calling and I don't think that 'avid social commentator' is mine."

Davare strongly believes there are many talented, young and trendy Jamaican reggae singers whose music embodies love and relationships, but too few dedicated, mature, over 35 singers shy away from the business because of the fear of being told, "they're too old." Davare is not worried about age constraints, as a matter of fact his outlook is quite the opposite, "I won't use the ever too popular cliche, 'age is just a number.' What I will say though, is that my music as a mature artiste brings about a balance to that which younger artistes sings. Naturally though, from a more experienced perspective."

Davare owns a studio in St. Thomas.  He built his studio in the parish because he said there are many talented artistes in the eastern parish of the island that are yet to be heard but doesn't have an outlet to bring such talents to the world.

'This Ya Love is Here to Stay' is the debut single of newcomer Davare. He sings about the confidence he has in the love for his lady regardless of what people say.  The track is an independent production of his musical team Bleunote Music label, ahead of his upcoming album entitled, 'Diamond in the Ruff.'

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Ebola Scare! Jamaican Artistes Cautioned About Travelling to Ebola Affected Regions in Africa

In light of what many fear could be a global outbreak of the dreaded Ebola disease,
Jamaican artistes have been cautioned by the Government to refrain from travelling to affected Ebola regions in West Africa at least until the disease is brought under control. This has sparked major debates across the island as many artistes have not taken the precautions lightly. 

As reported in the Jamaica Observer, Reggae artiste Luciano has cancelled his upcoming
African gigs in Malawi, Ghana and South Africa in light of global fear of an Ebola outbreak! The report further states, his ill health as well as the request from the Jamaican Government helped form his decision, "complying with strict doctor's orders, the artiste, have been prevented from performing at any shows scheduled in this period......" click to read more

Other artistes who are schedule to perform in South Africa in the coming weeks/months such as Freddie McGregor, Gyptian and Mr. Vegas have acknowledged in separate interviews the call by the Government and although none have mentioned or commit to cancelling their upcoming gigs, are very much alert. Apart from being mindful of the damaging effects on their earnings if the spread of the disease cannot be contained, some are also concerned about lives lost, "we should also pray for the people in Liberia" Mr. Vegas said in an interview on one radio station, he releases a new reggae album later this month entitled, "Euphoria."  Meanwhile, Freddie McGregor saw it necessary to point out that the spread of the disease is currently affecting countries in West Africa and not the continent in it's entirety, Gyptian also share this view.


Sunday, October 5, 2014

Tifa Hit Billboard/Twitter Emerging Artists; Foota Hype Ele Bobby Shmurda in DC; Where is Macka Diamond?

Dancehall artiste Tifa has impressively hit the Billboard + Twitter Emerging Artists chart this week and
has been climbing the chart since with her popular track Bak it Up! She tweet
Bak It Up is at number 8 on the twitter Emerging Artists chart…
The song has been getting crazy airplay and kicking up a storm keep a tab on it's progress by visiting here  Billboard + Twitter

Foota Hype Ele and Bobby Shmurda in Washington DC

I told u I'm the see it deh di big show DC & elephantmanja and…

Foota Hype locks a gig in Washington DC with special guest, Bobby Shmurda and the Energy God Elephant Man.  It's a good look for the Dancehall selector.  Bobby Shmurda is currently very hot, having superstars doing his popular Shmoney Dance.  Its all about letting go of yourself as the great dancer Bogle use to and we can't help thinking of him watching Bobby Schmurda...hmmm

Where is Macka Diamond?
Canada, Atlanta, Boston, Baltimore, Columbus Ohio we can't keep up, Ms Money Ooooo is bizzy like a bee.  As one person put it, 'a Macka a run dem cut yah. a Diva dem call har." Yup! that's the current situation with the Dancehall veteran. Pressured from all angles Ms. Money Ooooo has a few words for her detractors, "stop fighting me."