Tuesday, May 26, 2015

What's Da Story?

Agent Sasco
You really want to know? Well check out this new joint by Agent Sasco aka Assassin on the Tennement Yard riddim.  Inner Circle released a new visual of "Agent's Sasco's" live recording session at their home base, Circle Village studio in Miami, Florida.  Agent Sasco earlier this year, was featured on hip hop acts Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar's new projects.  


Agent Sasco shared a photo of himself and popular Ghanian artiste StoneBwoy at Circle Village on Instagram. StoneBwoy is a Afro/Dancehall/Reggae artiste who won Artist of the Year in the 2015 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards and is currently nominated in the BET Awards Best International Act Africa category. Sasco who has been in the US over the past week, performed in Hollywood on Labour Day, May 23. He also shared photos with hashtag #GoldenGlobe and others indicating he was also in New York.  

We definitely routing for this artiste. The Dancehall genre could really do well with an uplift. "Agent Sasco, we over here hoping and praying you break new grounds, and represent Jamaican Dancehall music internationally as the first socially 'conscious' Dancehall artiste." So keep it up, keep pushing #tillthewheelsfallawf

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DJ Foota Hype took his 'A' game to the Best of the Best concert in Miami and rocked the crowd hard

DJ/Selector Foota Hype
Foota Hype had the huge crowd in attendance of the longest running Caribbean music festival in the US, the annual Best of Best Concert, singing and shouting in unison to what has been arguably, his best ever interactive performance.

Obviously keen to what his audience wanted to hear and a veteran at what he does, the selector proved why he is hot, hype and travels weekly. Watch how he rocked the 25,000 strong crowd at the 9th Memorial Day Weekend edition of the annual Best of the Best Concert held at Bayfront Park last Saturday, in downtown Miami in a classic Foota Hype style showcase.



The inaugural Best of the Best Concert featured headliners like Shaggy, Wyclef Jean, Akon, Lady Saw and Bounty Killer. 

Feel the rhythm

It is exciting and remarkable to see how Jamaica's dance culture has evolved over the years. Even more fascinating is the fact that the deaf community has now become integrally involved in the genre. In recent times, their electrifying performances have been captivating audiences as they move to pulsating rhythms, pleasantly surprising many individuals when they learn that the dancers, in fact, deaf.
As the curtain came down recently on the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission's (JCDC) National Festival of the Performing Arts Deaf Dance Competition, the audience was left in awe.
In fulfilling its mandate of unearthing, developing, and showcasing the talent and expression of the Jamaican people, the communication of feelings, and helps to build self-confidence read more

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Monday, May 25, 2015

An historic UK Pop Chart reign for Omi

Omi performing during the Bayern Munich and Mainz game
Singer/songwriter Omi whose popular single, "Cheerleader" currently tops the UK Pop Chart has recorded history as the first Jamaican entertainer to reign in the #1 spot on the prestigious UK Pop Music Chart for four consecutive weeks.

Now certified platinum from sales of over 600,000 units in Britain, the single 'Cheerleader' has sold to date, more than 1.9 million copies worldwide.

This 'Cheerleader' single staying power, has maximized it's marketability and we are now watching it climb the US Billboard Hot 100 Chart, moving up from #79 to #31 over a 3 weeks period. Other significant charting reported by Kevin Jackson for the Jamaica Observer are the Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart at #29, Mainstream Top 40 chart at #31 and the Rhythmic chart at #28.

Omi received a plaque commemorating the 600,000 units sold in Germany shortly after his performance at the Bayern Munich and Mainz football championship which was held at Allianz Arena in Munich.

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Source: Jamaica Observer

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