Singer Jah – Roots, Reggae & Culture

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2008 winner of the Magnum Kings and Queens competition Singer Jah has now teamed up with Swedish producer Lance-a-lot.  Check out his new single entitled Roots, Reggae & Culture.

Producer: Lance-a-lot
Label: Lance-a-lot Production/Swingkids
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Live from Rocksteady at the Sound Table [download]

Hear what happens at the Sound Table in Atlanta as I deliver a mixture of selections from brand new to deep foundation including roots reggae, dub and lovers rock tunes.  About 28 minutes into the audio Atlanta-based dancehall artist, Dreggae, is well-received by the crowd as he interacts and performs three of his brand new one-drop songs.  I follow with more musical selections and Rocksteady promises to remain a consistent event each month on 1st Sundays in Atlanta.

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Visit my Soundcloud for the full, raw, audio recording including DJ Passport and Aba Shaka in addition to a good amount of other featured content.

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Rocksteady ATL – Sunday, March 1, 2015

Studio No. 7 presents their SUITCASE SERIES taking off Fridays in March

Featuring 'Welcome to Jamrock' with music by Highlanda Sound on Friday March 20th

Studio No. 7 presents their SUITCASE SERIES taking off Fridays in March, featuring ‘Welcome to Jamrock’ with music by Highlanda Sound on Friday March 20th

Jamaicans Want More Stitchie!

Jamaicans Want More Stitchie!The lieutenant turned pastor converted the patrons that came out to the 2015 Rainforest Seafood Festival in Montego Bay last Wednesday night. With heavy rain pouring down the massive crowd cheered, danced and applauded as Lt. Stitchie delivered an entertaining, inspirational and humorous set.

When he arrived at the event, Lt. Stitchie and his team were advised that the time allotted to him initially would be reduced to 20 minutes due to the late start. With this in mind Stitchie had no choice but to shorten his performance, something the audience was clearly not happy about.

Stitchie took them on a musical journey, teasing them by doing snippets of some of his biggest hits; “wear yu size”, “natty dread”, “great ambition and more. The lieutenant also did some of his more recent releases, tracks like “man a pastor”, which had the crowd laughing at the comical story lines, “fast and pray” and “Lord Almighty” which captivated them. He also did some new exclusive pieces written specifically for the event.

At the end of his set the veteran Dancehall artist was flooded with requests to make additional appearances in Montego Bay (the city where he got some of his biggest breaks and made some of his biggest changes in music).

2015 Various Artists New Release: Soca Arena

Various Artists: Soca Arena

Various Artists – Soca Arena – Artwork

As excitement for Caribbean carnival season builds, everyone’s looking for the latest songs to run the road. Soca Arena, the new compilation from VP Records presents prime contenders form Soca’s hottest artists and producers. Kick off your carnival with these jump up winners!

Rocksteady Sunday March 1st 8pm @TheSoundTable #RocksteadyATL

SUNDAY 3.1.15 #RocksteadyATL

SUNDAY 3.1.15 #RocksteadyATL

Rocksteady with artist Dreggae making an appearance and guest selector Aba Shaka joining the residents DJ Passport and Highlanda Sound is coming up on the first day of March (this Sunday) at the Sound Table. One of the most anticipated events of the year, remember that early arrival is always suggested at #RocksteadyATL.  Enjoy!

Eddie Murphy: Oh Jah Jah

Eddie Murphy - Oh Jah Jah - Artwork

Eddie Murphy – Oh Jah Jah – Artwork

VPAL Music, VP Records’ subsidiary label and distribution arm for reggae music teams up with the revered comedian/actor/singer Eddie Murphy to release his new single “Oh Jah Jah,” which became available January 27, 2015.

This song is not the first time Eddie Murphy has dabbled in the genre. “Oh Jah Jah” follows his 2013 collab “Red Light” feat. Snoop Lion.

Murphy penned and co-produced “Oh Jah Jah,” which was recorded and mixed at Soul Mountain Studios in Beverly Hills, CA. Ralph Hawkins Jr. and Trenten Gumbs also had a hand in the production.

Rolling Stone chats with Eddie Murphy and gets the exclusive scoop about the new single. Read more here.

Listen to Eddie Murphy’s “Oh Jah Jah” single now.

Karamanti releases video for “Big Woman Ting”

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While on tour in Europe Karamanti shot the video for her single “Big Woman Ting,” one of her more popular tracks in that region. The video features two of Scandanavia’s top female dance groups, the Vuvuzela Dance Crew and the Kazoo Dancers. As the beat was built by a producer from Zimbabwe, Karamanti was also fortunate to get an African model, Lea Monde, to play a key role in the video.

Check out the official video for “Big Woman Ting” on Karamanti’s youtube channel. DJs may download the song from a link placed in the description box.

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Jamaicans gearing up for Reggae Month 2015

As the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association gets ready to host several events across the island in honor of Reggae Month (February), Jamaicans are gearing up for what is expected to be a high energy, fun-filled series of live stage shows, dancehall sessions, panel discussions and more.

members of JARIA (meeting for Reggae Month)

Members of JARIA (meeting for Reggae Month)

The celebration of Reggae in the month of February is an annual event in Jamaica giving members of the public an opportunity to see their favorite Reggae and/or Dancehall artists perform live for little or in most cases, no cost. It is also an exciting time for the industry as the media and entertainers alike are usually engaged in one event or another.

Reggae month is also known as a major tourist attraction inviting Reggae enthusiasts from all over the world who would want to be in the home of Reggae not just for the entertainment but for the educational benefits as well.  JARIA is always sure to include ongoing information sessions that deal with the history, business and technical aspects of Reggae music.

Some of the artists that will be hitting the stage to celebrate Reggae in February are Marcia Griffiths, Exco Levi, Pentateuch, Jah9, Omari, Richie Stephens, Freddie McGregor and that is just to name a few. For a list of scheduled events check out JARIA’s website.

Maria Jackson Entertainment will be providing updates on Reggae Month every week until March 1st via www.mjent.net & www.mjmagazine.org.