Partial line-up for the Montreal International Reggae Festival’s special 14th edition

Montreal June 7, 2017 – On the forthcoming weekend of August 18, 19 and 20th, the Montreal International Reggae Festival (MIRF) presents its 14th edition, once again under the banner United Against Violence and featuring once again international artists from all genres. Here’s an overview of MIRF 2017’s partial line-up… Continue reading

Soulful Reggae Star Etana Announces her Reggae Forever North American Tour

As the Strong One recently concluded a successful UK tour as a special guest of the royal reggae family, Morgan Heritage Avrakedabra World Tour 2017. Etana announces her summer 2017 Reggae Forever North American Tour. “Etana was magical” – tasilaculture, “BEYOND WORDS…” – mauwe69, “pure, undiluted talent ” – catdirectsprodTrue… Continue reading

MIRF returns with its 14th edition for Montreal’s 375th with reggae’s hottest performers

Montreal, April 26, 2017 – On August 18, 19 and 20, the Montreal International Reggae Festival (MIRF) will present its 14th edition at the Old Port of Montreal, maintaining its theme United Against Violence. This year promises yet again the highest calibre of Jamaican and West Indian talent, spanning the… 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

Jahmiel to drop ‘Years To Come’ video

Reggae/dancehall artiste Jahmiel recently performed at the 13th staging of the three-day Montreal International Reggae Festival, in Canada. Backed by the Ruff Kutt band, Jahmiel, who missed his set at the recently concluded Reggae Sumfest, made things right with his fans by delivering a strong set comprised of recent hits.… Continue reading

The Montreal International Reggae Festival brings the Old Port to life

The Montreal International Reggae Festival (MIRF) brings The Old Port of Montreal to life August 26, 27, 28 with the sweet sounds of Reggae and Dancehall for their 13th annual music festival! Headliners at this years’ festival are Cocoa Tea, Mavado, Barrington Levy, Elephant Man, Sanchez, Spragga Benz, Vershon, Romain… Continue reading

The Montreal Int’l Reggae festival Serves up Extraordinary Talent for 2016

Montreal, June 7, 2016 – On August 26, 27 and 28, the Montreal International Reggae Festival (MIRF) will roll out its 13th edition at the Old Port of Montreal – maintaining the theme, United Against Violence. This year promises a great caliber of Reggae Artists spanning the genres of Roots,… Continue reading

Kranium – Biography

Born Kemar Donaldson in Montego Bay, Jamaica, singjay Kranium was schooled in the ways of reggae in his teens, after a move to Miami brought him closer to his uncle/mentor, dancehall singer Screw Driver. Kranium first broke out in 2013 with the hit single “Nobody Has to Know,” an independent… Continue reading

Beres Hammond – Biography

Born Hugh Beresford Hammond in 1953, Beres is considered the lover’s rock singer par excellence in Jamaica and around the world. He became the singer of the band Zap Pow in 1975. His youth influences were American soul artists, such as like Sam Cooke and Otis Redding. But it was… Continue reading

Shabba Ranks – Biography

Shabba Ranks, whose real name is Rexton Rawlston Fernando Gordon, was born on January 17, 1966 in the parish of St. Ann, Jamaica. He made his debut on Admiral Tibet’s sound sytem Roots Melody. In 1985, he recorded his first title Heat Under Sufferers Feet under the pseudonym Co-Pilot. He… Continue reading