Sunday Carnival Feva Soca Reggae Explosion – May 25th

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Sunday Carnival Feva Soca Reggae Explosion – May 25th

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Jamboree Mas *GLOW FETE* This Saturday at the Enclave Venue downtown Atlanta #Caribbean #Carnival

Join all the soca and reggae music junkies, carnival band members, the sexy Divine Models and party rockers this Saturday April 19th 2014 for the GLOW FETE!!!


The doors at ENCLAVE VENUE, 708 Spring St. Atlanta Ga 30308, open at 10pm.  Musical energy will be supplied by DJ Choice One MD, the Krunkmaster DJ Slik, and DJ Doc.  Also, top rated Highlanda Sound has just been added to the line up!  Admission is only $10.

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Reggae In the Age of the Internet

Everyone knows that reggae is best appreciated loud through a sound system with a stomach shuddering bass. This is not what one normally associates with music heard through the internet – the speakers on most laptops are not going to do justice to King Tubby‘s dubs or Prince Far I‘s vocals. However, the internet has brought lots of good things for the world of reggae and Jamaican music.

In 2010, a young Jamaican entrepreneur and computer programmer created a new reggae/dancehall computer game which was reported in The Gleaner. Alex Morrisey, who previously created the famous website jamaicanmusic.com, called the game Songwrita and hopes it will be played by fans all around the world. His earlier website is a fantastic resource for anyone who wants to know about Jamaican music.

The idea behind the game is that you have to catch various song lyrics as they fall from the sky while you name the artiste – it also links in to iTunes too, so you can buy the music you like. Morrisey told The Gleaner that “I am delighted to have launched this game because dancehall and reggae music is an international entertainment staple that influences so many cultures around the world – Songwrita will definitely help to bring popularity to upcoming artistes and further establish the strength of our music around the globe – something that we are all proud of.”

Kingston Be Wise - Protoje

Kingston Be Wise – Protoje

This wouldn’t be the first time music has inspired a computer game. Music is found in everything from corporate blockbusters like the Grand Theft Auto games, which include lots of great tunes, to smaller games, like pocketfruity.com and Kerrang Radio‘s collaboration on Stairway to 7.

Other internet entrepreneurs have looked to Facebook and other social media for inspiration rather than games. The website muzikspace.com is a Caribbean online community where people can meet other music fans and share music, images and videos. An interesting project that is currently seeking funding on the crowd funding website Kickstarter is Trendy Reggae. This is a social utility for reggae and dancehall music fans to discover new music and gigs. The app was created by Tarique Smith (based out of New York) and Calvin Brown (based in Kingston) and you can help funding it until the end of Monday May 12th 2014. Another good reggae community site is reggaelution.com, so check that out too.

 

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Your Invitation to the 2014 Caribbean American Movers & Shakers Event

You're Invited to the 2014 Caribbean American Movers & Shakers event - Click Here to RSVP Today

You’re Invited to the 2014 Caribbean American Movers & Shakers Event

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Caribbean Fever with V103′s DJ Kash Friday April 18th at Club Pisces

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Access Granted Caribbean Fever at Club Pisces with CRAIG LION, DJ Kash, One Drop, and DJ Rastar

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Best of Dennis Brown Lovers Rock

The Ultimate Dennis Brown Lovers Rock Mix

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Reggae Lover #6 features 15 of the best Dennis Brown lover’s rock classics.  This is an essential mix highlighting “The Crown Prince” even though it does not include big hits ‘Silhouette,’ ‘Money In My Pocket,’ or ‘Your Love’s Got A Hold On Me.’

There are literally hundreds of other solid love songs from Dennis Brown’s catalog that are worthy of a spin, but since a new Reggae Lover podcast episode will be released weekly you can rest assured, there’s a great deal more in store.

If you love the vibes message us with the hash tag #ReggaeLover on TwitterFacebookGoogle +Instagram, or Pinterest.  Also you can email ReggaeLoverPodcast@gmail.com for requests and more information.

 

Dennis Brown reggae artist

Playlist

1   Dennis Brown – Caress Me Girl

2   Dennis Brown – Coming Home Tonight

3   Dennis Brown – How Could I Leave

4   Dennis Brown – Have You Ever Been In Love

5   Dennis Brown – Joy In The Morning

6   Dennis Brown ft. John Holt – Wildfire

7   Dennis Brown – A Love I Can Feel

8   Dennis Brown – Its Magic

9   Dennis Brown – Hold On To What Youve Got

10  Dennis Brown – It’s Not The Way

11  Dennis Brown – Friends For Life

12  Dennis Brown – Take Me To The Top

13  Dennis Brown – Love By The Score

14  Dennis Brown – Hit And Run

15  Gregory Isaacs, Dennis Brown, U-Roy – Night Nurse

Direct download: 6_-_Reggae_Lover_Podcast.mp3

 

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Super Stars of Reggae (1987-1989)

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Episode 5 – Late 1980s Super Stars of Reggae

Thanks for joining me on this Reggae Lover journey.  This is the 5th episode of the podcast in 3 weeks and I’m truly thankful for the feedback coming. It has been very encouraging.  Each episode has a brief intro andoutro, but I do not talk over the music, nor do I place sound effects over the mixes.  You can actually hear all the songs, the mixing and blending clearly as they are recorded live.Within today’s episode I feature the Super Star Riddim from 1989, the I Need You Riddim from 1987, a nice Delroy Wilson off the More Ideas Riddim (1988), the Enquirer Riddim from 1988 with Sanchez covering Bobby Brown‘s “My Prerogative,” and finally ending off with Singing Melody and Shabba Ranks on the Gal Yu Look Good riddim.

Late 1980s Super Stars of Reggae

Late 1980s Super Stars of Reggae

I have many ideas and themes for upcoming episodes, some already recorded, and some still in my brain.  If you too have ideas of stuff you would like to hear me put down in a mix feel free to hit me up using the hash tag #ReggaeLover onTwitterFacebookGoogle +Instagram, or Pinterest.

Also you can email me at ReggaeLoverPodcast@gmail.com.

Tracklist

1 Gregory Isaacs – Love Contract
2 Ken Booth – Call Me
3 Colin Roach – Oh Girls (Don’t Be Cruel)
4 Thiller U – Have Fun
5 Brian and Tony Gold – Bullseye
6 Cocoa Tea, Home T and Shabba Ranks – Who She Love
7 Tiger – Boombastic
8 Cocoa Tea – Come Again
9 Al Campbell – Easy Loving
10 Chuck Turner – I Need You
11 Super Black – Got To Be Careful
12 Cornell Campbell – Mix Up Family
13 Pinchers – Champion Bubbler
14 Little John – Block Traffic
15 Delroy Wilson – Ease Up
16 Sanchez – My Prerogative
17 Carl Meeks – Rawborn Rub A Dub
18 Ini Kamoze – Stress
19 Sugar Minott – Jah is the Way
20 Singing Melody – Hurry Back Home
21 Shabba Ranks – Gal You Good

Direct download: 5_-_Reggae_Lover_Podcast.mp3
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“Word and Honor” from Vocal and Lyrical Champion Chrisinti

Rastafarian reggae singer, Chrisinti, who’s magnificently performed cover of Angie Stone‘s No More Rain (In This Cloud) was featured on VP RecordsStrictly the Best, Vol. 28 compilation album has released a new single called “Word and Honor.”  Preview the song below.

Reggae singer CHRISINTI

Reggae singer CHRISINTI

His recent hit entitled “Heart of a Champion” and the latest release “Word and Honor” have been getting favorable reviews on Reggae radio programs worldwide.

Music video for “Heart of a Champion

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