In light of the current quarantine, we took time out to share personal updates and recommendations. We read selected fan mail and reviews plus spread love and offer encouragement. Find out who are the top 10 countries and cities around the world that listen to Reggae Lover.
Recommend content to check out while you’re stuck at home:
Buju Banton interviewed by Winford Williams (On Stage).
Buju Banton interviewed by Seani B (BBC 1Xtra).
Jah 9 new album, Note To Self, and music video feat. Chronixx.
Keznamdi album, Bloodline.
Tribute To The I Threes by Shuga ft. Judy Mowatt and Marcia Griffiths.
Film “Yardie” directed by Idris Elba.
“Sprinter” directed by Storm Saulter, exec. produced by Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith.
Jamaican born actress, model, and now published author Jacinth Headlam launched her first ever novel, ‘Love After’ in Jamaica. She is known for playing the lead role in the film ‘Diary of a Badman.’
The motivational memoir shares with readers her love, pain, heartbreak and how she found the strength to rebuild, with the intention of inspiring others to overcome their own challenges and find that “Love After.”
Jacinth, who currently resides in the USA, visited the island to promote the project. She hosted a pre-release book signing for ‘Love After’ at Bookophilia in Kingston. Headlam got a chance to interact with her fans in an intimate setting where some shared their personal stories.
“To interact with my fans directly made it more real. To get that instant gratification and to interact with them both individually and collectively, while hearing their personal stories was amazing.” Jacinth explained.
The launch was a success and the book was well received. Those in attendance were eager to buy and excited to read the memoir in hopes of finding their own personal purpose.
“Many need help letting go of their past and finding their love after within themselves, many are eager to discover their purpose and how to manifest their dreams to reality,” Jacinth added.
The international launch of ‘Love After’ will be in New York City on February 9, 2019, at Stuart Cinema in Brooklyn, NY. Then Jacinth heads to London and Canada for more promotional appearances.
The official release of the memoir will be on February 9, 2019. ‘Love After’ will be available at Bookophilia in Kingston, Jamaica. Barnes and Nobles, Amazon, Audible and Kindle are other outlets. Printing and distribution by KD Printing and Infinity Publications LLC.
Friday, February 3 is an evening with the international poet, actor, broadcaster and social commentator, Mutabaruka.
Evening with Mutabaruka
This will take place at the Southwest Community Arts Center located at 915 New Hope Rd. in Southwest Atlanta. The event will be hosted by legendary poet Sunni Patterson and will feature musicians Bilal Sunni Ali on saxophone and Baba Sola on percussions. There will also be a marketplace with food and healers garden featuring music by DJ Kemit. Doors open at 6 pm with showtime at 6:30 pm. The venue for our evening with the legendary Mutabaruka has limited seats so purchasing advance tickets is suggested. Call 404-590-8010 for more information.
Saturday, February 4 is the Annual Trenchtown Rock international night dance.
ABA SHAKA, HIGHLANDA SOUND – EMPRESS ZAUDITU – DJ REBELLION – MAJESTIC SOUNDS and a surprise guest selector.
The dance will take place at The Core – 9857 Main St., East Point, GA (across from East Point Marta Station) from 9 pm until 4 am. The session will be hosted by the lovely sisters of Sol Rizing Band. Classics from Bob Marley and other classic roots selections will be showcased all night by Aba Shaka, Empress Zawditu, DJ Rebellion, and Majestic Sounds alongside Highlanda Sound featuring me Kahlil Wonda. A surprise guest selector will also be announced. There will be vendors, food, drink, and refreshing services available. Call 404-590-8010 for more information.
Trenchtown Rock 2017, Atlanta
Friday, February 10 there will be a Maroon family meeting on the full moon for a screening of the groundbreaking film Sankofa by Haile Gerima.
This takes place at the Auburn Research Library, located at 101 Auburn Ave. NE., Atlanta, GA. Call 404-613-4010 for more information.
Visit BobFestATL.com for tickets, vending opportunities, and any further information.
There is a new single to take note of by Glen Washington and E-Dee of the movie “Out The Gate” and “Revolution” featuring Irie Love.
The song is called “Where I Belong.” The lyrics talk about the challenges of living where the system puts the youth and minorities in general at risk to lose their life at the hands of law enforcement. “Teach the truth to the youth, remember Hands Up Don’t Shoot” sings Washington.
The feeling of the record is peaceful, at such a un-peaceful topic, reflecting the positive hand of hope and faith in guidance and protection.