Yellowman: Young, Gifted & Yellow

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Young, Gifted & Yellow is a 2 CD / DVD Anthology of the legendary Yellowman the inimitable deejay whose style and originality broke Jamaican dancehall to international acclaim in the mid 1980s.

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In stores now, the deluxe package includes:
– 40 re-mastered tracks including rare & classic favorites
– A full 25 minute concert performance DVD recorded at Reggae Sunsplash in 1988
– Sleeve notes written by Reggae historian Noel Hawkes

 

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Etana Kicks Off North American Tour in Decatur, GA.

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Etana is happy to announce her first headlining North American tour in support of her critically-acclaimed third studio album Better Tomorrow on VP Records.

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The reggae songstress kicked off the tour Thursday night in Decatur, GA and will continue to headline shows in over 20 U.S. cities – spanning the South, Northeast, Midwest and Western region.

Jun 27 @ Vibes Nite Club in Decatur, GA

Jun 27 @ Vibes Nite Club in Decatur, GA

In addition to these more intimate club dates, she will be performing at major stage shows, including Portland’s Northwest World Reggae Festival, Austin Reggae Festival, Summer Jam 2013 in West Palm Beach, FL as well as the Irie Music Festival in Toronto, Canada. See most up-to-date tour schedule below.

Etana will be accompanied by her four-piece band and two back-up vocalists on the road to give fans the ultimate listening experience, which she captured on her latest effort Better Tomorrow.

The new album is a marked departure from her previous material, including The Strong One (2008) and Free Expressions (2011), and is a true testament to her evolved sound. Etana’s indomitable spirit and inspiring songwriting uplifts generations both old and new on a Better Tomorrow.

Check out her most recent video for the album’s contagious single “Reggae”:

Instead of incorporating Jamaica’s popular digital riddims, she chose to be backed by all live instrumentation. The album’s primary producer, Shane C. Brown of Kingston’s Juke Boxx Productions, and Stanley “Rellee” Hayden of A-Team Music executed her vision.

She recorded all fourteen tracks at Kingston’s legendary Tuff Gong Studios with Jamaica’s finest modern-day musicians – including saxophonist Dean Fraser, guitarist Lamont Savory, keyboarist Kevon Webster, drummer Kirk Bennett, bassist Aeion Hoilett and percussionist Uziah “Sticky” Thompson.

“I wanted this album to feel like a concert performance and have everything go together, like chapters in a book, with all of the tracks played live by musicians (not digitally generated),” Etana explained.

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Purchase Better Tomorrow now: iTunes VP Reggae Amazon

U.S. TOUR DATES:
Jun 27 @ Vibes Nite Club in Decatur, GA
Jun 28 @ Club Caribbean in New Orleans, LA
Jun 29 @ Groove Station in Kansas City, MO
Jun 30 @ Sky Lounge in Mishawaka, IN
Jul 02 @ One Pelham East in Newport, RI
Jul 04 @ Frankies in Pittsburgh, PA
Jul 06 @ Key Club in Newark, NJ
Jul 10 @ Echoplex in Los Angeles, CA
Jul 11 @ The New Parish in Oakland, CA
Jul 12 @ World Beat Cultural Center in San Diego, CA
Jul 13 @ Irie Music Festival in Toronto, Canada
Jul 14 @ Moe’s Alley in Santa Cruz, CA
Jul 16 @ Las Vegas Country Saloon in Las Vegas, NV
Jul 18 @ Copper Club in Ogden, UT
Jul 19 @ Cervantes’ Other Side in Denver, CO
Jul 20 @ The Hailey Rodeo Park in Hailey, ID
Jul 21 @ Rocky Point Cantina in Tempe, AZ
Jul 24 @ Zebra Lounge in Bozeman, MT
Jul 26 @ Nectar Lounge in Seattle, WA
Jul 27 @ Northwest World Reggae Festival in Portland, OR
Aug 24 @ Austin Reggae Festival in Austin, TX
Sept 1 @ Summer Jam 2013 in West Palm Beach, FL 

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Introducing “Dub Rockers” a new Various Artists compilation

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“Dub Rockers,” is a new compilation that pairs American based reggae bands with Jamaican reggae vocalists. Bridging the gap and highlighting the similarities between the two scenes. The bond is the music and sharing the universal message of One Love.

Check out the video for “Only Man In The World” by Anuhea and Tarrus Riley

Also check out this article from Billboard Magazine about “Dub Rockers.”

Embrace Life w/ Jazzy T from Renaissance, King AP & Elite Soundz

Embrace Life w/ Jazzy T from Renaissance, King AP & Elite Soundz, This Saturday June 29th @ THRIVE (101 Marietta Street Atlanta, GA 30303 Corner of Marietta & Spring )

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LADIES FREE B4 MIDNIGHT ON THE LIST – GUYS $10 B4 12 ON THE LIST – RSVP at WeEmbraceSaturdays.com or text WeEmbrace to 313131

 

Da New Flava! Dancehall Now Countdown, Daflava Extra, and more

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Welcome!

The Moments of a Blackqueen

It is a pleasure to introduce myself as a new addition to the DancehallNowteam! The announcement was formally aired June 25th as the current co-host Miss Terri K delivered a brief speech proclaiming her hiatus from the show to commence a Masters Program in Computers and IT at Georgia State University.
My Caribbean sister along with Selecta Super Pec of Highlanda dubbed Lady Laleebella as the new host and I enthusiastically accepted.
I currently co-hostReggaeVaultClassicsevery Wednesday with Highlanda fom 6-9pm, so I was more than honored to comply with the request to fill in a another slot at my home radio station Daflavaradio.com. I will be taking over the baton as it was passed to me by Miss TKMS  starting Tuesday, July 2nd, and will continue to forecast the hottest dancehall downloads everyTuesdayfrom6-9pm EST.

Dancehall Now focuses on highlighting up and coming artists…

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