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

Maria Jackson Magazine

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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