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EP Review of “The Experience” – Lila Ike

Review by Jen Cheshire “The straight-shooting, free-spirited, yet easy-going singer who belts soulful tunes with a velvety smooth voice. Born and raised in the cool hills of Manchester, Lila attended the Manchester High School where her love for music truly started to form. Affectionately labeled the ‘class clown’, Lila was usually in the position where…
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June 14, 2020
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Meet Iyah Syte

BIO Dillon Alton Hines was born in Montego Bay in the beautiful Parish of St. James Jamaica. His parents Russell Hines and Jasmine Murray were both devoted lovers of Reggae and American R&B music, thus exposing him at an early to artists such as Alton Ellis, Dennis Brown, Ken Booth, Sir Coxsone Dodd, Duke Reid,…
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June 9, 2020
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A Kulture Walk with Kumar

Grammy Nominated Singer/Songwriter Releases Solo Album Interview By Shelah Moody Straight out of St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, vocalist Kumar Bent is gearing up to make a huge impact with his first solo album, “Kulture Walk,” releasing May 1st .       In the midst of the Coronavirus Pandemic, the former Raging Fyah frontman and his family are sheltering…
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April 29, 2020
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Kulture Walk

Album Review by Jen Cheshire “Born on December 12, 1988, Kumar McCarty Bent was raised in the parish of Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica. As a young man he found himself frequenting sound system hubs in the neighboring parish of Clarendon, where he would purchase dub plates for resale in other sections of the island. It was…
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April 26, 2020
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The Last Ship: The Experience

By Shelah Moody  Cover PHOTO CREDIT: MATTHEW MURPHY  “Ships are powerful symbols for me. As a child, I watched them being built in the flash of acetylene light. Each one had great ribs of steel, like the skeleton of a sleeping giant and was tended by massive towering cranes, which moved with the slow deliberation…
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March 9, 2020
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Buju Banton in Nairobi, Kenya at #NrgWave Legends Edition | #BujuInKenya

Reggae/dancehall star Buju Banton alongside his enigmatic 10-piece Til Shiloh Band performed his first concert in Africa following his release from prison on the Valentines day aftermath of Saturday 15th February, 2020 at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC), Nairobi Kenya. And what a legendary night of destiny it was!  Words: Embukane Libosso Photos: ©…
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February 18, 2020
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Beautiful Sights & Sounds As Buju Banton Lands In Kenya

The most eagerly awaited arrival in Nairobi might just have been last night. Dancers, Media, event organisers and fans kicked off their journey some few minutes after 7pm in a branded convoy from the KICC venue. Two matatus, the public transport minibuses that have over the years been catalysts of pushing Jamaican music and culture…
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February 14, 2020
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UB40 Featuring Ali Campbell and Astro – ‘A Real Labour Of Love’ – 40th Anniversary Tour – Nairobi

They’re arguably one of Birmingham’s biggest exports - and last night it was clearly A Labour of Love when UB40 put on a tremendous show in Nairobi graced by President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Prime Minister, Raila Odinga.  Photo Credits: Garang Photography (https://garangphotography.com/) Words: Embukane Libosso Pulling into the Carnivore grounds on Saturday night to an uplifted…
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February 5, 2020
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I-Taweh “Reload” Album Review

Written by Jen Cheshire Reggaewerx PR for Island Stage Jamaican artist I-Taweh released his third album “Reload” on January 3rd, 2020. The album presents an eclectic mix of old and new styles without straying from I-Taweh’s conscious roots. © Bruno Bobillier-Monnot The album opens with “Danger Zone”, previously released as a single in October 2018, a track with…
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January 29, 2020
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Hot Topics, Superstar Guests, More Planned for 7th Annual Jamaica Music Conference (JMC) During Reggae Month

Kingston, Jamaica -- January 2020 (Acclaim PR) -- Plans for Reggae Month in Jamaica this February are shaping up quite nicely. And amidst an amazing line up of dedicated events, activities and celebrations is the Jamaica Music Conference, aka JMC, which takes place in Kingston, Jamaica, February 13-16, 2020, under the central theme of “Reggae Mek’ka…
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January 28, 2020
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Jonathan Emile drops new album via MindPeaceLove / Tuff Gong International

Jamaican-Canadian singer-songwriter and cancer survivor Jonathan Emile takes a deep dive into his roots with the release of his debut reggae album Spaces-In-Between . Released January 24, 2020 via the artist's own MindPeaceLove label, and distributed through musical icon Bob Marley's Tuff Gong International, the album retraces the eras of Jamaican music from the ‘60s to the ‘90s, from ska to rocksteady…
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January 24, 2020
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Who is Reggae Powerhouse Band?

Written by Jennifer Cheshire- Reggaewerx PR When I was first made aware of the Reggae Powerhouse Band, I was intrigued by the idea of a band that was not just a band but a concept. To find out more about the band I had to talk to Leroy Scarlet, the man behind the magic.    Leroy Scarlet has…
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January 2, 2020
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GROUNDATION returning to California for several special shows in December.

Winner of France’s distinguished award for Best Roots Reggae Album for 2018, GROUNDATION is excited to be returning to their home state of California for several special shows in December. The group has been performing music from their latest album, “The Next Generation” throughout Europe and South America during 2019 with shows in Brazil, Puerto…
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December 4, 2019
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SKIP MARLEY RELEASES NEW SINGLE “SLOW DOWN” WITH H.E.R.

RELEASES NEW SINGLE “SLOW DOWN” WITH H.E.R., AVAILABLE TODAYVIA TUFF GONG INTL./ISLAND RECORDSFROM HIGHLY ANTICIPATED FORTHCOMING PROJECT  “Bob Marley’s grandson living up to his lineage while finding new ways to push the boundaries of the genre….” – Rolling Stone “a proper introduction into a new Marley generation” – FADER “The younger Marley has steadily generated heat for himself”-…
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November 18, 2019
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Album review of Bugle’s “Picture Perfect”

Review by Jen Cheshire- Reggaewerx PR “Picture Perfect”, the third album by Bugle (birth name Roy Thompson) is an epic 20 track album containing two distinct parts, traditional roots reggae but with a modern vibe and an upbeat conscious and clean dancehall selection.   In preparing for this review I made a list of the tracks…
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November 18, 2019
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Ras Ghandi-State of Emergency

There is no denying that some people are born with that extra something it takes to stand-out in society. Though we’re all blessed with unique talents, not many will recognize their gifts let alone pursue them. Not so for Duaine Bowen, more popularly known by the moniker Ras Ghandi by fans of reggae and dancehall…
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October 30, 2019
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Dreaditorial: Mass Manipulation Tour in Colorado- Steel Pulse

Article by Susan Underwood Photos by Angela Kay Photography    Only in Colorado can you have an 80 degree day on Wednesday and the next day it’s below freezing and snowing. The best thing is: the sun shines through it all. By Sunday it was gorgeous in the Denver region (as usual) and in the 70’s.…
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October 18, 2019
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“CALL ME HUMAN” From SKIP MARLEY x FRENCH MONTANA

On The GODFATHER OF HARLEM MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK Available Now Inboxx x FRENCH MONTANA"CALL ME HUMAN"RELEASED TODAY FROM THE GODFATHER OF HARLEMORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK ON EPIC RECORDSMOVIE SERIES NOW SHOWING ON EPIXSONG CO-WRITTEN WITH CANADIAN POP ARTISTE JESSIE REYEZ LISTEN HERE Skip Marley has released his new single today October 4th, "Call Me Human" featuring Hip-Hop superstar…
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October 11, 2019
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Hymn Marley drops debut EP IN MY HEAD

New EP  out now via Hymntertainment / Tuff Gong Internationalhttps://ffm.to/inmyheadep Hymn Marley becomes the latest creator from the iconic Marley family to offer a musical body of work, with the release of his 5-track debut digital EP, In My Head. The 26-year old son of multiple-Grammy winner Stephen, and grandson of musical legends Bob and Rita, has delivered a…
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October 10, 2019
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FUNK N REGGAE FESTIVAL 2019

Article and Photos by Kevin Eagle Eye Cornelius  Well let's start this off by saying I would never ever have thought there would be a music festival in the town of Blue Lake,Ca. It was put on by Foreverfoundhumboldt in the beautiful town of Blue Lake, where I actually once lived and played baseball in…
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September 30, 2019
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Prezident Brown releases the long-awaited video for “Desperate Times”

cover photo by Roxanne Haynes In these desperate times which seem to be concurrent all over the world, Prezident  Brown decided to release an official video to his song "Desperate Times" from his 2017 album "Journeyman Pil-grim-age", highlighting his plea to stay calm and ride it out. "Prezident Brown (Fitz Albert Cotterell) was born in…
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September 18, 2019