1st Annual One World Ska & Rocksteady Music Festival

Kingston, Jamaica the birthplace of Ska and Rocksteady music, two of the most popular musical genres played around the world today, will host the 1st Annual One World Ska & Rocksteady Music Festival on Saturday and Sunday, November 26 and 27, 2016 at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre, in Kingston.… Continue reading

Movement restricted – Dancers not benefiting from dancehall’s int’l resurgence

Local entertainers have been encouraged to capitalise on the recent resurgence of dancehall in mainstream media overseas. Dancers, too, are being urged to take advantage of the opportunities that come with dancehall being thrust back into the international spotlight. Dancers reveal, however, that it may be easier said than done… Continue reading

Billboard Producer Ricky Blaze Inks Deal with Island Records UK

Having worked with some of the biggest names in every genre of music such as Dancehall, Reggae, R&B and Hip Hop such, renowned multi-talented singer, songwriter and billboard charting producer Ricky Blaze has achieved many pinnacle of success in his career. His latest endeavor consist of a worldwide deal with… Continue reading

Face-T will be showcasing his EP2 tomorrow at Groove Nation in Montreal

One of the most iconic figures on the Quebec reggae scene, singer-songwriter Face-T will launch his EP2 on August 29, his new effort following EP1 (released March 2015), which had caught media attention, of which the prestigious London daily The Guardian, presenting the artist as “A powerful voice and a… Continue reading

DeeWunn hits Europe top 40 charts

Jamaica’s hybrid sensation, DeeWunn, has been making waves with his single, Mek It Bunx Up. The track was produced by Kunley McCarthy of Ward 21 and features artiste Marcy Chin. The single has not only been a viral success, reaching more than five million views on YouTube and charting on… Continue reading

Sean Paul upset at Artistes like DRAKE Who Don’t Give Dancehall Credit

Sean Paul the Jamaican Dancehall Super Star has started talking about his frustration in an interview with the Guardian. He believes they are suddenly incorporating elements of dancehall oriented music, into their music, but they don’t credit where dancehall came from. He said they take and take and don’t credit.… Continue reading

Iba Mahr blazes in the UK

Reggae artiste IBA Mahr recently returned to the island after a scorching hot tour of the UK, alongside Reggae artiste Julian Marley. The tour started in mid-August and rounded out on August 21, in London at the Scala, after making stops in Brighton, Birmingham, Norwich, Leicester and Liverpool. Recounting his… Continue reading

Former TOK member Bay C creating waves with new collaboration

Less than a year after embarking on a seemingly arduous task of rebranding his artiste persona as a solo act; Bay-C, formerly of super group T.O.K, has hit the proverbial jackpot on the International scene. The artiste has seen his collaboration ‘Rude Gyal Swing’ with African Pop artiste Treesha hit… Continue reading

Jah Cure Reveals “Postcard-Perfect Travelogue” (Billboard) Video for “Rasta”

Jah Cure, the Jamaican singer who has long been recognized as one of reggae’s greatest voices, returns with his new video “Rasta.  Spanning his homeland and several European countries – including Greece, Italy, France, The Netherlands and Switzerland – the visual captures the worldwide appeal and impact of reggae music… Continue reading

Bunji Garlin comes to take over town

On Sept 2, 2016, Bunji Garlin will drop his 3-song EP Take Over Town (via VP Records) while he hits NYC’s West Indian Carnival circuit over Labor Day weekend. See dates below. The FADER chose the EP’s title track as one of their top picks for 2016 Carnival Season. The… Continue reading