Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Nesbeth Among 11 Jamaican Acts Keeping Roots Reggae Alive; Demands Evoke a 'Victory' European Tour

Eleven Jamaican artistes have been identified and listed as "Acts Keeping Roots Reggae Alive" on MTViggy.  Among the powerful 11 is Nesbeth who has been since 2014, experiencing positive outcome and turn of events in his career that is not only long in coming but well deserved. 

Written by Jesse Serwer the piece made clear the writers own proclamation as to why these artistes are seen as 'saviours'' of Roots Reggae.  Here, we are happy to share excerpts of that article with you..

The music vibrations coming out of Jamaica as firmly tilted back in the direction of roots reggae and other conscious expressions"  

Among the many legacies the late Bob Marley left his native Jamaica is the world's most recognizable brand of conscious music....Reggae has moved onward since Marley's passing in 1981, but Bob has remained the template for all soul rebels, from firebrands like Buju Banton and Sizzla to his sons Stephen and Damian Marley to reggae's newest superstar, Chronixx.  With the musical vibrations coming out of Jamaica firmly tilted back in the direction of roots reggae and other conscious expressions, here's a look at 11 active message-oriented newcomers from the island worth keeping tabs on.

11 Jamaican Acts Keeping Roots Reggae Alive:-
Iba Mahr
Kabaka Pyramid
Jah 9
Jesse Royal
No Maddz
Daniel Bambaata Marley
Raging Fyah 

Nesbeth Turns Hardship into Optimistic Reggae Vibes
Roots reggae has seen an infusion of young talent in the last few years, but not all of its new hitmakers are overnight successes. Nesbeth has been working the circuit in Jamaica for years, but it wasn't until 2014 that he had his breakthrough with the grassroots hit "Ole Gangalee." The uplifting "Taste Victory" is his latest local hit in Jamaica Read more

Nesbeth European 'Victory' Tour 2015
As a result of a highly successful year 2014 that has seen his career springboard into 2015, Team Nesbeth will embark upon his first tour of Europe to promote his current EP 'Taste Victory.'  With open dates on the calendar, interested promoters are encouraged to make bookings.


Picture Dis!

When you meet a superstar who's album you been featured on (l-r) Asssassin and Kanye West
when two artistes makes a puurfect couple but they not (l-r) Queen Ifrika and Nesbeth

When The fastest man meets the loudest selector (l-r) Foota Hype and Usain Bolt

When Beauty meets the Fireman (l-r) Capleton and Tessanne Chin
When Ms Jamaica Universe meets Mr Dancehall Universe (l-r) Sean Paul and Kaci Fennel
When you think you're funny but you not lol (l-r) brothers Isat and Tafari


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Chronixx Announce 'Capture Land' Tour for Jamaica and more

Some reggae fans might not know or would not have guessed that where tours are concern, it is very uncommon for a major reggae artiste to execute such in Jamaica. Last year 2014, Tarrus Riley brought his 'Love Situation' tour home, now as officially announced, Jamar Rolando McNaughton better known as Chronixx will also be taking his 'Capture Land' Jamaica Tour Part 1 throughout his homeland from March 11 through to 15.  The five venue leg follows his 'Dread and Terrible' U.S. west coast tour leg and will see him perform in Negril at The Rock (2 nights) St. Elizabeth Technical High School (S.T.E.T.H.S.) in the Parish of St. Elizabeth, the Errol Flynn Marina in Port Antonio, Portland and the Hope Botanical Gardens in Kingston. 

Chronixx dropped the video for "Capture Land" after a 22 date European tour, sold out shows in New York City and an appearance on 'The Tonight Show' with Jimmy Fallon on NBC last year.  
Chronixx took his audience to Jamaica, his homeland, as he walks through a normal day in his life, all while singing the smooth and relaxed cut that is further uplifted by the amazing scenery of the Jamaican coast and culture.

With the west coast leg of the 'Dread and Terrible' Tour under-way since February 14th, Chronixx continue to share more of who he is and what he likes with fans.  Disclosing his likeness for 'beads' recently he posted a photo display of nice a necklace with caption "Two things I love...good music and nice beads...." and, "we will be out here on the west coast with these beautiful handcrafted pieces by @enboisofficial..."

As for Enbois (Each. New. Bead. Offers. Its. Support), 10% from the sale of each bead goes to the AAH (Action Against Hunger). So more meaningful merchandises and branding are surfacing and its a good look for the artistes and the industry, yep!...Jamaicans when quoting a particular parable would say, ole people use to sey, "well, ole people use to sey one one cocoa full basket" Outdeh!


Sunday, February 15, 2015

Princess and Queens part 3: Queen of Jazz and First Lady of Song - A N.I.P. Black History Feature

Ella Jane Fitzgerald, the vocalist behind "summertime" was the first Black Woman to have won a Grammy Award. The Jazz singer copped the award in 1958 twice, one for Best Jazz Performance, Soloist for Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Irving Berlin Songbook.  

Ella Fitzgerald was an American Jazz vocalist with a vocal range spanning three octaves. Often referred to as the First Lady of Song, the Queen of Jazz and Lady Ella, she was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing and intonation, and a "horn-like" improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing.

Fitzgerald was a notable interpreter of the Great American Songbook.  Over the course of the 60-year recording career, she sold 40 million copies of her 70-plus albums, won 13 Grammy Awards and was awarded the National Medal of Arts by Ronald Reagan and the Presidential Medal of Freedom by George H. W. Bush.

A New Image Promotions publication in recognition of Black History Month February 2015

By The Morgan's (BTM) Launched its Infinite Love Collection at 2015 MusiCares Grammy Foundation

Bob Dylan was honoured this past weekend as MusiCares Person of the Year 2015 in Los Angeles. The evening honouree paid tribute to his fellow musicians Jimi Hendrix, Jonny Cash. Dylan accepted his award from former President Jimmy Carter. In attendance were acts like Norah Jones, Beck, Bonnie Raitt, Aaron Neville, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp, Jack White, Sheryl Crow, Crosby, Stills and Nash and Alanis Morissette among others who brought the house down.

The performers were treated to an exclusive backstage lounge where By the Morgans was
Multi Platinum Legendary recording star Aaron Neville
the accessory and jewelry sponsor launching its Infinite Love Collection at this years' Grammy Foundation MusiCares Person of the Year Awards.

By the Morgans' CEO, Mojo Morgan from the legendary Morgan Heritage brand could not be there in person to show his support to his fellow musicians, but sent his love in a personalized note that accompanied every piece of the Infinite Love By The Morgan's jewelry gifted. "as a musician and co-founder of By the Morgans, I know that love and music are synonymous.  From BTM with love, congratulations to MusiCares' Person of The Year and living legend Bob Dylan for his musical and humanitarian contributions to humanity.  Your work will live on forever in the hearts of your fans, with Infinite Love."

Brand manager Annette Bibbyoliver states: "The Grammy Foundation MusiCares, is the first of several partnership events this month.  We have seen a great response this past weekend to our Infitinite Love By The Morgan's launch, and look forward to great success with creating social media campaigns that bring together fans and brand content, like today's Bloomingdales Partnership - Celebrating Lunar New Year."

Multiple Grammy recipient, singer/songwriter Sheryll Crow
Steven Zale, Zalemark Holding Company (OTC: ZMRK) Chairman Emeritus states: Today's Bloomingdales Partnership - Celebrating Lunar New Year will be the beginning premier for exposure of the brand to retailers whom are excited to embrace this beautiful Italian crafted brand. Bloomingdale's Customers at the Fashion Island Newport Beach, CA store will walk away with a gift with purchase from our Infinite Love Bracelet Collection.