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A’Mari takes us a Vacation

A’Mari takes us on

NEW York-based singer A'Mari is in Jamaica promoting her new single Vacation which is produced by the Phantom Fireworks label. Vacation is the first single from A'Mari's soon-to-be-released EP. Other tracks include Destiny, Magic and Set My Heart Free. Originally from St Andrew,  A'Mari grew ... Read More

R City Another Caribbean act on Billboard
ANOTHER Caribbean act has made the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. Locked Away by sibling duo R City and si ... Read More

Jah9 to
release
sophomore
album next
year Jah9 to release sophomore album next year
ROOTS singer Jah9 is set to release her second album early next year. Her first, New Name, was came ... Read More

Miss Lou Remembering Miss Lou
THIS Monday, September 7, will mark the 96th anniversary of the birth of Jamaican cultural icon Lou ... Read More

Nature continues Life's Journey

Friday, September 04, 2015    

Nature in
performance

REGGAE singer Nature is currently back in the island after a series of gigs in California to promote his album, Life's Journey. He had opened for Stephen Marley at Reggae on the River, as well as Steel Pulse in San Diego. The singer was the only artiste to perform on both days at Reggae on the River in Northern California, and Reggae on the Mountain in Malibu, where he performed alongside Ky-Mani Marley and the Easy Star All Stars. During his gig, Nature worked with British reggae act Pato Ban ... Read More

Easy does it for Briggy

Friday, September 04, 2015    

Briggy

Red Square /Zen Inc recording artiste Briggy Benz is enjoying some buzz with his new song, Get Gyal Easy. Co-produced by Notnice and Zeninc Records, the New York City-based Briggy said Get Gyal Easy is a 'Gyalis' anthem. "It tells the story of a confident, less of an egotistic dude, who works hard but plays even harder. This allows him to effortlessly attract any female of his choice," he told Splash. Briggy (real name Raymond Grant) grew up in the east Kingston community of McIntyre Villa wh ... Read More

STOP imitating Jamaicans

Friday, September 04, 2015    

Mukanya

A call has come for dancehall artistes in the African state of Zimbabwe to stop imitating their Jamaican counterparts. African music legend Thomas 'Mukanya' Mapfumo is reported in local media outlets to have chastised the young artistes of his country, noting that Zimdancehall musicians lack originality. "I don't hate them at all. I am actually happy to share the stage with youngsters, but they need to be original. My dream has always been to nurture the youngsters to become musicians of note ... Read More

Gospel and jazz in the gardens

Friday, September 04, 2015    

Judy Mowatt

THE Jazz in the Gardens series takes on a gospel twist this Sunday at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel. The fourth in the series of successful concerts, 'Gospel 'N' Jazz', will see a mix of performers. The line-up includes former member of the world renowned I-Three Judy Mowatt; pianist Dennis Rushton; reggae artiste Winsome Benjamin; gospel vocalists Camelia 'Candy' Isaacs, Venicca Nicholson, and gospel minister Jabez. Desi Jones and Friends will provide musical backing for the performers. As al ... Read More

Statham ‘bigs up’ BOLT

Friday, September 04, 2015    

Statham
‘bigs up’
BOLT

JAMAICA'S world record sprinter Usain Bolt continues to gain fans by the minute. Among his recent is the original Transporter star Jason Statham. The English actor expressed his admiration for the sprint sensation in a recent photograph posted on his Instagram page. "Usain Bolt, the Living Legend. What a Privilege to meet the man himself," the photo caption read. He, however, never stated where he met Bolt. Bolt, 29, holds both the 100 metres and 200 metres world records, and is regarded as t ... Read More

Movements takes flight this weekend

Friday, September 04, 2015    

Movements takes flight this weekend

THE 34th anniversary season of Movements Dance Company of Jamaica takes to the stage at the Little Theatre in St Andrew, on Saturday and Sunday. Under the theme: On Eagle's Wings, the highlight of the season will be the unveiling of three new works -- On Eagle's Wings, sponsored by MegaMart, and Searchlight, sponsored by Jamaica National. Both works are choreographed by Campbell McFarlane. The third new piece is Ubunto, sponsored by Digicel, and is choreographed by Ashe Performing Arts Compan ... Read More

Bronson hunts rising talent

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer Writer | Friday, September 04, 2015    

Bronson (centre) with Digicel Rising Stars finalists (from left)
Marsha K, Anna Maria, Samantha Bogle, and Jodi-kay.

MUSIC industry executive Brick Bronson was in Kingston last week as a guest judge for the Digicel Rising Stars talent contest. It was his second visit to Jamaica; his first was for an entirely different event. "The first time I came here, I was the best man at a wedding in Montego Bay. I never got a chance to really feel the culture of the people as I have now since my arrival in Kingston," Bronson told splash. Bronson is CEO and co-founder of 36Brickhouse, the company which manages American ... Read More

Strong set from Etana

Thursday, September 03, 2015    

Etana

REGGAE singer Etana gave a strong performance at the We Are Reggae series held at Doctors Cave Beach in Montego Bay, St James, on Saturday. She delivered a blistering two-hour set which included two encores and two standing ovations from the capacity-filled venue. From her opening selection Free, she had all in attendance dancing and singing. Her accompanying band and vocals blended wonderfully. Wrong Address, I'm Not Afraid, her cover of Marcia Griffiths' Stepping Out A Babylon and many other ... Read More

Rick Ross signs Kris Kelli

Thursday, September 03, 2015    

(L-R )Kris Kelly and Rick Ross

American rapper Rick Ross has signed Jamaican singer Kris Kelli to his MMG Digital company. The label is a subsidiary of Ross' Maybach Music Group which is distributed by Atlantic Records. Her latest single, Me & You, features Ross and samples the hip-hop classic All I Need by rapper Method Man and singer Mary J Blige. Kelli is the second Jamaican act Ross has signed. Reagan, the former dancehall artiste now known as hip hop artiste Magazeen, is with Maybach. The 31-year-old Kelli, whose ... Read More

Tell Dem its singer's time

Thursday, September 03, 2015    

Michael Stewart (aka Mikey Shine)

BECAUSE he was weaned on the sounds of Bob Andy, John Holt and Gregory Isaacs, Michael Stewart said he always had a preference for singers. The vocalist is the focus of Pick Yu Choice Volume Two, a compilation of songs by artistes such as Ambelique, Wayne Wade, Mikey Spice and Fiona. Produced by Stewart, who is known as Mikey Shine, the set is released by his Tell Dem Music label which operates out of South Florida. Its current releases include Tell Her by Wade, a veteran artiste best known f ... Read More



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