Red Carpet

This episode of the Reggae Lover Podcasts features an interview with Caribbean media personality and entertainment blogger, Red Carpet Shelley.

 

Shelley gives us her first-hand recap of the recent Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise, answers a round of rapid-fire questions, shares her reggae lover journey and lets us know what she’s excited in 2020.

Episode 176 ( Season 5, Ep. 4) "The Red Carpet" with guest Red Carpet Shelley, Caribbean blogger, radio and media personality

Episode 176 ( Season 5, Ep. 4) “The Red Carpet” with guest Red Carpet Shelley, Caribbean blogger, radio and media personality

Buzzworthy

  • Michelle Obama Lists Koffee’s “Toast” On Workout Playlist.
  • Clarks Originals Invites Reggae Songstress Lila Ike To Paris Fashion Week.

Tastemaker

  • Buju Banton’s single, “Murder She Wrote” on Bad Boys Forever soundtrack.
  • Rebel Salute 2020 performances?

Soundclash update

  • Dynamq vs Black Scorpio in Dubplate Display at Rebel Salute.

 

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Large Up DJ Gravy

REGGAE LOVER GUEST DJ GRAVY IS A MUSICIAN, SELECTOR, PUBLISHER AND AN OG NEW YORKER WHO REPRESENTS THE DIVERSITY OF WHERE HE’S FROM.

 

 

This interview with DJ Gravy centers around how he has expressed his love for reggae and influenced the culture since the early 2000s.

BUZZWORTHY

  • Vybz Kartel’s “To Tanesha” album.
  • Shaggy declined to be on Rihanna’s reggae album.

SOUNDCLASH UPDATE

  • Jah Mikey One defeats Super Gold (Avatar) in Jamaica.
  • Tribe of Kings wins a 5-sound clash in San Diego.

MAIN SEGMENT

Interview with DJ Gravy.

 

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Gaining Access

“Gaining Access” with guest Odessa Chambers, a publicist and television producer based in Kingston.  She is the creator of O-Access Jamaica and host of the podcast “Reasonings with Odessa.” Episode 174 (Season 5, Ep. 2)

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Buzzworthy

  • Koffee to perform SuperBowl Weekend
  • Buju Banton on Bad Boys Forever soundtrack

Tastemaker

  • Kahlil Wonda: Mortimer’s EP ‘Fight the Fight,’ and Single, “Lightning.”

  • AGARD: Salaam Remi, Buccaneer, and Red Rat, “No Normal Lover.”

Soundclash Update

  • Mighty Crown meets with Prime Ministers
  • World Clash Finale lineup released

Main Segment

Interview with Odessa.

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Best of 2019 Reggae and Dancehall

Happy New Year!  We’re back with a Reggae Lover recap of 2019.  Also predictions for 2020 like “Most likely to Fade,” and “Most Likely to Blow Up,” plus Grammy predictions.

Reggae Lover Podcast 2020

 

Listen to this break down of the 2019 Reggae superlatives:

Song of the year:
  • Koffee – Toast
 
Album of the year mentions:
  • Tarrus Riley – BLEM (EP)
  • Koffee – Rapture (EP)
  • Walshy Fire – Abeng
  • Third World – Work To Be Done
  • Bugle – Picture Perfect
  • Jah Cure – Masterpiece
 
Clash Sound of the year mentions:
  • Notorious
  • Stone Wall
  • King Shine
  • Young Hawk
  • Warrior
  • Dynamq
  • Jah Mikey One
 
Juggling Sound of the year mentions:
  • King Addies
  • David Rodigan
  • Rory Stone Love
  • Stone Love
  • Bass Odyssey
 
Best Sound System event audio:
  • Reeewind 2019 (Crowning of U-Roy)
 
Promoter of the year mentions:
  • Irish and Chin
  • Shawn Pipa
  • Rockers Unltd
  • David Driveway
 
Concert of the year:
  • Reggae Sumfest
  • Long Walk to Freedom Concert (Jamaica)
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We also introduced three new micro-segments that will be recurring on this season of the podcast:

  • Buzzworthy – Welcome to Jamrock Cruise
  • Tastemaker – Rock and Groove Riddim; Fareal – Gravy
  • Soundclash Update – Clash at Sea 2019
 

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State of Reggae/Dancehall – Jamaican State of Mind

This episode of the Jamaican State of Mind podcast featured Kahlil Wonda from Highlanda Sound, co-host of Reggae Lover Podcast.

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Make Money in Teaching Cello

Teaching can be intimidating. Especially when you’re teaching one of the most intricate instruments to learn – cello.

You need to have the skills, experience, and expertise to be able to relate and connect with your aspiring students. However, there are ways that you may practice to make money as an efficient cello instructor.

Warm Teaching Space
There are various locations you can choose from in teaching cello – music classroom, a student’s home or room, or your preferred place. Whichever location you choose, it’s important that you keep the place quiet, tidy and well-lit so that the student can focus on the lessons to be provided.

It should also inspire and create a sense of perseverance among your students through posting music-related materials such as but not limited to other instruments, music player devices, and pictures.

Lesson Payments
Pricing your service as an instructor can be quite difficult. If you don’t have prior experience in teaching cellos, you can reduce the regular payment of a professional cello teacher by 20% – 40%. However, it’s best to do your research – don’t overprice or underprice the service you are to offer to your students.

Agreement between the Teacher and Student
It’s vital to establish a common ground between you and your students. Agreements may include lessons to be provided, monitoring if the goals and or expectations from both parties are met, number of teaching hours to be provided in a day, and other relevant matters.

You may put this into writing or not, but as this is a form of business, it’s ideal that agreement between you and the students is put into writing.

Monitoring of Lessons and Progress
An outline or module helps you to customize lessons that vary on the level of skill of your student. Without it, you won’t be able to accurately track if the student was able to reach the level of mastery that is expected.

It’s best to create short-term and long-term goals for your students to see how far they’ve gone from the very time you’ve taught them. Lesson plans can also aide in identifying the appropriate teaching method (e.g. reading books, video materials) that best help a student to learn a lesson effectively.

You may seek advice from other teachers who are teaching the same instrument so you can obtain tips and techniques to keep your students engaged and motivated with the lessons you are to provide.

Be Your Own Teacher
Of course, you should practice what you are about to teach as this shows mastery of the lesson and creates a credible reputation towards the student. It can also help you to address future difficulties that a student may face upon learning a specific lesson.

Do not stop learning even if you’re the one extending a knowledge to another person. It molds you to become better both in teaching and playing the instrument if you’re always hungry for growth and development.

Patience
As one would say, patience is a virtue. All lesson plans and techniques would not be beneficial if you don’t have the patience towards your students – may it be a fast learner or not. You should always bear in mind that you are once a student who had a hard time learning how to become a cellist.

Making a fortune as a cello teacher takes a lot of preparation and effort. Thus, putting thorough planning in teaching can bring rewards and success unto this career path you’ve chosen.

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Season Finale of Reggae Lover

This season finale opens a few cans of worms. 

Questions come up like:

  • Is the stereotype that Jamaicans don’t like soca dead?
  • Does the Red Bull Culture Clash clash with soundclash culture?
  • Has Afrobeat replaced Dancehall for real?
  • Do young people everywhere know who Bad Bunny and Afro B are? Do they know Chronic Law and Squash?
  • We will be back in 2020 with amazing new content and this year was a blast. 

Reggae Lover Podcast 2019

 

We take a few minutes at the top for our favorite memories and takeaways from this season. Also, we do some shout outs and let you know how you can interact and support the show.

Thank you so much for the love over the last 47 episodes.  Don’t forget to check out our archives (talk and mixes) and please enjoy your Christmas and New Year celebrations safely.

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DJ RunDat: Best-Selling “How to start a DJ Business” Author

Boss Mama Michelle Miller aka DJ RunDat, guests on Reggae Lover.  DJ RunDat is known for her gift to inspire others to fulfill their dreams while fulfilling her own.  In 2019, she became the best selling author of, “How to start a DJ business,” launched her first digital course, an online show, and a mentorship business.

 

Topics discussed included:

  • Her roots in Humbolt County, CA., home of the Reggae on the River festival.
  • How she has grown her DJ hobby into a very profitable business.
  • Becoming a best-selling author.
  • The online show, “Queens on Decks,” where she interviews female DJs from around the world.
  • Her Facebook group, “Female DJs” where DJs network and support each other. 
  • Is Afrobeat replacing Dancehall?
  • Support for and connection with Jamaican reggae music in California.
  • The absence of “Reggae On The River” and “Sierra Nevada World Music Festival in 2019.”
  • Speaking at the Mobile Beat DJ Convention in Las Vegas 2020.
  • Balancing family life and being a mother with her career.

Learn more about DJ RunDat www.djrundat.com.

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Maxi Priest: It All Comes Back to Love

Maxi Priest guests on Reggae Lover.

 

The superstar talks about his recently released album entitled “It All Comes Back to Love.” The project was executive produced by Shaggy.
We preview the album’s title track “It All Comes Back To Love” and “My Pillow’ which sound classic.
Listen for “It’s a Summertime Vibe” feat. Bounty Killer, and Maxi’s favorite cut, “The Bridge You Burn.”
 
Also, “Cool Nuh” with Shaggy, and “Anything You Want” with Estelle and Anthony Hamilton. Maxi takes us back to his early days in East London lifting speaker boxes. The singer walks us through an evolution forged in London’s sound system scene.
 
He was the first reggae artist to have a No. 1 hit worldwide, including the U.S. Billboard charts. There’s so much to learn from this fun conversation with the living legend, Maxi Priest.

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