TORONTO’S Trailblazer award winning artist KAFINAL

Born in Spanish Town, St. Catherine, Jamaica, Kafinal has emerged as an entertainer and vocalist with diverse talents.

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The singer/comedian/actor who is now based in Toronto, Canada credits his sometimes difficult upbringing with giving him his strong work ethic and sense of humour. The second of five children for his parents, he remembers how his mother worked hard to make ends meet. With that determination, he has decided to pay homage to her with his work.

Like many of the musical greats he started singing as a child in the church as well as in school and at community events. In 2001 while still living in Jamaica his professional musical timing had come and he released songs like “Cooking Dat Pwile” and “Drive By”.

Upon relocating to Canada, Kafinal began to make a name for himself on the Caribbean live show and performance circuits both as a singer and comedian.

The re-emergence of his first love, music, which Kafinal describes as “soul-filling”; presents him with an opportunity to entertain the best way he knows.

Influenced by all genres of music, he lists Bob Marley, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson and Beres Hammond among his musical influences.

For Kafinal the sky is indeed the limit as he plans to build on the exposure and fan-base he has garnered and take it to the highest level. He promises to continue to put out excellent music with the best production quality.

Lyrically he is definitely on his way as he has already released not only “catchy” but very relevant content. His latest project is titled “Road Tonight”, has been rocking the airwaves in Jamaica, Toronto, the Caribbean and North America.

Expect more from this talented brother of the Caribbean.

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ATLANTA FIRST FRIDAY ROOTS REGGAE SESSION, OCTOBER 2nd #rocksteadyATL

RSVP for parking pass and free admission until 11pm (rocksteadyatl @gmail.com) #RocksteadyATL 10.2 @S7ATL

Rocksteady ATL, the roots reggae event held regularly in the city of Atlanta, is now celebrated on the first Friday of each month inside Studio No 7, at 393 Marietta Street in Atlanta, Georgia 30313.

Friday October 2nd will be hosted by Cherrie Garden, host of Caribbean Focus TV, Emcee, Actress, Dancer & Miss Jamaica World 2012 Semi-Finalist. Our special guest DJ will be Rockers International representative out of NYC, Empress Isis Swaby, visual artist, DJ/producer and daughter of famed reggae icon Horace “Augustus Pablo” Swaby. Resident selectors Kahlil Wonda of Highlanda Sound and DJ Passport bolster the event line-up, but there will be surprise performers in addition.

We @kahlilwonda @shannonsevans @thcintl @isisswabyintl @cherriegarden would like to share this with you. RSVP for parking pass and free admission until 11pm (rocksteadyatl at gmail.com) #RocksteadyATL 10.2 @studiono7

Rocksteady ATL has developed a strong reputation as an original old-school reggae soiree powered by some of the best reggae roots acts in the South and internationally. On a monthly basis guests enjoy world-class mixology along with critically acclaimed music in the same unique tradition that nightlife enthusiasts simply can’t find at any other spot in the city.

There is a $5 cover charge, with guests who RSVP admitted free until 11pm. For more information about #RocksteadyATL, contact 404-552-0492 or email rocksteadyatl@gmail.com.

Omi’s official music video for his new single “Hula Hoop” (@omimusiconline)

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Pre-order OMI’s debut album ‘Me 4 U’ today and get the new single “Hula Hoop” and the #1 hit “Cheerleader” instantly

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00-omi-hula-hoop-videoJamaican singer Omi premiered the official music video for his new single “Hula Hoop”, which is lifted from his forthcoming debut album “Me 4 U”, on Wednesday, September 16th. “Hula Hoop” is the official follow-up single to Omi’s US #1 hit, “Cheerleader”.

“Hula Hoop” is another reggae-dance upbeat record from Omi that will certainly make listeners feel like it’s still summer. The official “Hula Hoop” music video sees Omi hosting auditions to choose the group of talented and beautiful ladies that will star in his “much-talked-about” “Hula Hoop” clip. Eventually, the selected few will put on some Rio de Janeiro festival-like costumes for the video shoot, and Omi will throw a house party nobody will be able to forget. 

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BUNJI GARLIN AND DAMIAN “JR. GONG” MARLEY JOIN FORCES TO DELIVER “THE MESSAGE”

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Bunji Garlin ft Damian Marley – The Message – Artwork

A Powerful New Anthem Rallying For Social Change Available October 16, 2015 on VP Records

Trinidadian soca star Bunji Garlin and Jamaican Grammy-winning reggae artist Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley team up on “The Message,” a passionate forward-thinking song fighting for the souls of our youth and the future generation.

Listen: Bunji Garlin’s “The Message” feat. Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley:

The two Caribbean artists merge soca, dancehall and reggae into a universal sound on this world cry anthem, produced by Philip “Jr. Blender” Meckseper. They go verse for verse addressing society’s illls and Marley delivers a powerful hook aspiring for change. “There is music in your soul, minerals in your soil, children full of beauty worth way much more than oil. While history unfolds, don’t let the good things spoil, oh no.”

Bunji Garlin gives more insight behind the collaboration.”We recorded this song at Gong’s studio in Florida. It was a 4am studio session after we spent about an hour and a half just talking and getting a vibe off of each other’s knowledge, views and energies. I appreciate the project and artist because we were able to let both our musical backgrounds work for us to execute this. It is almost a fable to see the son of reggae legend and also a legend in his own right and artist of the soca genre meld so effortlessly.”

Marley is slated to perform in Garlin’s homeland on October 30th, 2015 in Tobago at Pigeon Point (Colours Of Reggae) and October 31st, 2015 in Trinidad at Hasley Crawford Stadium (Reggae On The Bay Presents Hennessy Artistry).

Various Artist: The Biggest One Drop Anthems 2015

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The Biggest One Drop Anthems 2015 – Artwork

Biggest One Drop Anthems 2015 puts a new spin on the longstanding compilation series with 13 all new one drop productions from famed producer Clive Hunt.

The album features new and exclusive songs from reggae legends Luciano and Capleton plus emerging artists: Raging Fyah, Jah 9, Iba Mahr, Jah Vinci, Yahsha and more.
The album release date is October 23, 2015.

Cherrie Garden of Caribbean Focus TV to host Rocksteady ATL in October

We @kahlilwonda @shannonsevans @thcintl @isisswabyintl @cherriegarden would like to share this with you. RSVP for parking pass and free admission until 11pm (rocksteadyatl at gmail.com) #RocksteadyATL 10.2 @studiono7

RSVP for parking pass and free admission until 11pm (rocksteadyatl @gmail.com) #RocksteadyATL 10.2 @S7ATL

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Rocksteady ATL ~ Roots Reggae Every First Friday at Studio No. 7

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Roots Reggae Every First Friday
at Studio No. 7
393 Marietta Street, NW, Atlanta
Reggae, Lovers Rock, Dub, Roots
Friday October 2nd will be hosted by Cherrie Garden from Caribbean Focus TV
Guest DJ out of Harlem NYC, Isis Swaby.
Resident Selectors Highlanda Sound and DJ Passport
Doors open 9pm. Free Entry Until 11 with RSVP + FREE Parking
Email RocksteadyATL@gmail.com to reserve your spot.\
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