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JAH9 KICKS OFF ‘YEAR OF 9’ (2 + 0 + 1 + 6) WORLD TOUR AND RELEASES 9MM VOL 2: PRE-ALBUM GROUNDINGS ON JAH9.COM

Reggaeville Premieres 18-Track Mix, A Precursor to her Eagerly-Awaited Sophomore Album 9 (VP Records/Steam Chalice Records)

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Jamaican singer-songwriter and producer Jah9 starts her Year of 9 (2+0+1+6) World Tour, spanning North America, Europe and Africa. Her North American portion kicked off this Sat. July 23 at the Northwest World Reggae Fest in Portland and in Seattle on Sunday. Jul 24. The cross-continent run continues in Vancouver, Philadelphia, New York City, Rochester, Ithaca, Toronto and Denver and closes at Cali’s renowned Reggae On The River festival in Humboldt County. Europe and Africa dates follow. See full tour schedule below.

Today on the road, Jah9 drops 9mm Vol. 2: Pre-Album Groundings, a thought-provoking and intentional mix of originality and inspiration to gear up for her highly-anticipated sophomore album 9,  out 9/9 on VP Records/Steam Chalice Records and available for pre-order now.

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Download 9mm Vol 2: Pre-Album Groundings for free on Jah9.com: 
http://www.jah9.com/jah9-9mm-vol-2

Listen/post:
https://soundcloud.com/jah9online/sets/9mm-vol-two

 

With Jah9’s lioness lyrical dexterity and soulful rich production, her authentic spirit shines on Vol. 2. Her latest offering features original, never-before-heard music including “Unafraid” (a standout track from her upcoming album addressing child molestation) and pays homage to some of Jah9’s greatest influences, both spiritually and musically.

She incorporates empowering speeches from Haile Selassie I, Ra Un Nefer Amen & Drunvalo Melcheziek, encouraging her listeners not only to journey into higher levels of consciousness, but seek out information and knowledge. She also celebrates some of her most beloved musical inspirations with one-of-a-kind covers of Nina Simone’s “Misunderstood” Tracy Chapman’s “She’s Got A Ticket,” Ras Micheal’s “New Name,” Dennis Brown’s “Blood City” and an invigorating medley of Sizzla Kalonji.

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The 18-track selection features original production from Jah9 and live instrumentation from her band The Dub Treatment including Sheldon Bernard, Janoy Ellis, Omar “Jalanzo” Johnson, Aeion Hoillet, Andrew “Chako” Edwards & Fanso Craig.  The collection is mixed & dubbed by Hasani ‘Snysh’ Williams. This part two installment follows Jah9’s 2012 9mm Vol 1: Message Music, a precursor to her debut New Name.

9mm Vol. 2: Pre-Album Groundings is an introduction of what’s to come on 9 | 9 | 2 + 0 + 1 + 6 = 9. Her self-produced sophomore album 9 is a combination of intellectual rigor, real world activism and lyrical musicality. The album’s first single “Humble Mi,” also featured on 9mm Vol 2., is available now.

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JAH9

For those who’ve been waiting for Rasta consciousness to mount a resurgence in contemporary reggae, Jah9 is a figure of revelation. She first caught the attention of many with a string of singles including “Avocado,” “Steamers A Bubble,” “Jungle” and “Gratitude,” The singer-songwriter and producer boasts a soul and jazz inflected melodicism and possesses a fiery vigor in her dynamic live shows. Jah9 is also university graduate, a multidisciplinary yoga instructor, a youth at risk counselor and a celebrated poet.

www.Jah9.com

9mm Vol. 2: Pre-Album Groundings – Track Listing

  1. Fire Slaughter
  2. Avocado *9 Grams Per Serving
  3. Marijuana (prod. by Biggy Music)
  4. This is NOT a mixtape “K’nife”
  5. Listen (prod by Steam Chalice Records)
  6. Drunvalo Melchezidek
  7. Humble Mi (prod. by Lost Ark Music / Steam Chalice Records)
  8. She’s got a ticket (Tracy Chapman cover)
  9. Feeling Irie (prod by VP Records)
  10. Feme9 “K’nife”
  11. Unafraid (prod by Shamala Prod)
  12. Misunderstood (Nina Simone Cover) (prod. by Steam Chalice Records)
  13. Sizzla Kalonji Medley (prod. by Steam Chalice Records)
  14. Bloody City (prod by VP Records)
  15. H.I.M Haile Selassie I
  16. New Name (Ras Micheal Cover) (prod. by Steam Chalice Records)
  17. Ra Un Nefer Amen
  18. Outro – 9 “K’nife”

 

Tour Dates:

North America
July 23, 2016  ||  Portland, Oregon ||  NorthWest World Reggae Festival
July 24, 2016 || Seattle, Washington || Hale’s Ales Palladium ||
July 26, 2016 || Vancouver, Canada || Fortune Sound Club || YOGA ON DUB
July 27, 2016 || Vancouver, Canada || Fortune Sound Club
July 28, 2016 || Philadelphia, PA ||  One Arts Community Center w/ Akae Beka
July 29, 2016 ||  Rochester, NY || Abilene Bar & Lounge
July 30, 2016  ||  Toronto, Canada||  Island Soul Festival
July 31, 2016 || Ithaca, NY ||  Bernie Milton Pavilion on the Commons
August 2, 2016 || Manhattan, NYC || SOB’s
August 3, 2016 || Denver, Colorado || Mi Yard || YOGA ON DUB
August 4, 2016 || Denver, Colorado || The Roxy Theatre
August 5, 2016 || Humboldt, California || Reggae on the River

Europe
August 11, 2016 || San Vera, Italy || Dromos Festival
August 12, 2016 || Wien, Austria || Afrika Tage Festival
August 13, 2016 || Ostroda, Poland || Ostroda Reggae Festival
August 16, 2016 || Benicassim, Spain ||  Rototom Sunspash
August 17, 2016 || Brescia, Italy || Festa di Radio Onda d’Urto
August 19, 2016 || Geneva, Switzerland || Festival Plein Les Watts
August 26, 2016 || Hannovre, Germany || Pavillon Kulturzentrum w/ Sara Lugo
August 27, 2016 || Anvers, Belgium || Antwerp Reggae Festival
August 28, 2016 || Northhampshire, UK || Shambala Festival
September 3, 2016 || Chigwell, UK || One Love Sound Festival

Africa
September 9, 2016 || Nairobi, Kenya || The Alchemist
September 16, 2016 || Diani Beach, Kenya

ELECTRIC DANCEHALL

Hurry! Electric Dancehall Early Bird Ticket Price Ends This Friday

You might want to jump on these $15 early-bird tickets for Electric Dancehall – Atlanta at WildPitch Music Hall.

These discounted tickets will be available until Friday, July 8th so you have 2 days to secure your spot and save $$.

‪#‎electricdancehall‬

Reggae Event in Atlanta, Rub-A-Dub

What’s that one reggae party monthly at that one place in the city?

As you may know if you have visited this blog before, myself and The Honorary Citizen are producers of a successful 100% reggae event concept, Rub-A-Dub, which occurs on the second Sunday of every month in downtown Atlanta.

Rub-A-Dub Atlanta Reggae Event

Rub-A-Dub Atlanta Reggae Event

As resident DJs at Rub-A-Dub, DJ Passport and I have invited different guests to partake in the non-mainstream vibe each month.

This is truly a unique concept, not just for the soundtrack, but especially because of this list of selectors to have performed at  Rub-A-Dub:

  • Webba
  • Juggla
  • Cartel Sound with Philip 5
  • DJ Empress Rah
  • Yahquan Da Travellah
  • DJ Hourglass
  • DJ Redds from Spectrum Disco
  • Funkregulator Celo (456 Sound)
  • DJ Lion
  • Empress Movements with Tach
  • SuperPEC Archangel

Lion of Judah Sound and Nijah Don get credit for assists as well.

You might want to check in at one of these events if you even remotely like reggae music because I have more heavy weight guest sounds coming in to play for you “inna Rub-A-Dub style.”

Cartel Sound and SuperPEC will be featured on July 10 so expect to hear great selections, and solid mixing for FREE all night.  That’s right there will be no cover charge for #RUBADUBATL through summer 2016.

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Live reggae music, healthy drinks, vegetarian and vegan food, wellness practitioners, healers, and vendors of all varieties. This is the Health and Wellness Reggae Musik Festival.

Health and Wellness Reggae Musik Festival 2016

Are you ready to enjoy a festival that helps you to promote a healthier lifestyle?

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Then join us for a jammin’ to your health and wellness reggae musik festival. This open air festival is suitable for all ages!

The Health and Wellness Reggae Musik Festival 2016 will be held July 16, 2016, at The Wren’s Nest, 1050 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. Atlanta, GA 30310 from 12 to 9:00 pm.

This will be a fresh, motivating, and exciting festival that will showcase arts & crafts activities, healthcare presenters, poets, dancers, LIVE reggae music and much more…

Don’t miss it!

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Admission: $10:00 for adults (children 12 and under are free)

Share with your friends and family!

Contact: 770-815-7907

Visit the Health and Wellness website at: https://healthandwellnessreggaemusikfestival.com/

Like the Health and Wellness Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/healthandwellnessatlanta

CARIBBEAN AMERICAN

Anita Antoinette Named Musical Ambassador for Nat’l Caribbean American Heritage Month

Anita Antoinette to be Musical Ambassador for Celebration of June National Caribbean American Heritage Month 2016

June National Caribbean American Heritage Month 2016

Anita Antoinette, Musical Ambassador for National Caribbean American Heritage Month 2016

The Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS), the nation’s leading Caribbean American advocacy and development organization, is pleased to announce that Anita Antoinette, who captured the attention of millions on the 7 th season of “The Voice”, will serve as the Musical Ambassador for Caribbean American Heritage Month in 2016. Ms. Antoinette joins the ranks of CenCe, and URIM 7 as fresh voices who have served as Musical Ambassador since the program’s founding in 2013.

Anita grew up dancing to the rhythm of her father’s music Clinton Fearon, a member of The Gladiators, a Jamaican roots reggae band, most popular during the 1970s in Kingston, Jamaica. Self-taught singer and guitarist, Anita began writing her own music as a teenager, inspired both by her father and other legends, including Bob Marley, India Arie, and Erykah Badu. She graduated from the prestigious Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts in 2008, and was accepted to the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, where she earned a Bachelors Degree in Professional Music with a Concentration in Music Business and Songwriting.

Anita Antoinette has performed on stages large and small throughout New England, the Northeast and the Pacific Northwest, including 2008 appearance at the Library of Congress in Washington DC. She appeared on the 7th season of NBC’s hit show, “The Voice”, placing in the TOP TEN, and easily became one of the most loved and talked about performers. Antoinette who has been working on producing her first EP since The Voice will be launching a single “CARE” from the EP which will serve as her platform for JUNE.

“We are absolutely delighted to have Anita Antoinette as Musical Ambassador for 2016. She represents the new consciousness arising in the next generation of leaders in the Caribbean American community”, stated Dr. Claire Nelson, ICS President & Founder. “Her poise and integrity shone through on the voice, and we anticipate that her artistic acumen will continue to be burnished as her star rises”.

National Caribbean American Heritage Month has been celebrated annually every June since 2006. For ICS, it represents an opportunity to bring together Caribbean American community leaders across the country to address common concerns; to allow Caribbean Americans everywhere to feel a sense of place in the American public discourse; and to bring highlights to the contributions past, present and future being made by Caribbean immigrants to the USA. ICS, the architect of the Campaign to Celebrate June as National Caribbean American Heritage Month (NCAHM) now has partners in twenty cities and locales across the country from Atlanta to New Orleans to Los Angeles.

To interview Anita Antoinette or secure her for a performance, please contact Shelley at redcarpetshelley.com 404-618-5018.

For more information please visit our website at www.caribbeanamericanmonth.org.

About the ICS:

The Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS), founded in 1993, is the architect and campaign chair for commemoration of June as National Caribbean American Heritage Month, established by President George Bush in 2006. ICS is a non-partisan, non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization founded by Dr. Claire A. Nelson, White House Champion of Change. The premiere CaribbeanAmerican Think/Do Tank, ICS seeks to address development challenges facing Caribbean peoples, and to adopt a thorough, systematic and coordinated long-term perspective towards their resolution. To learn more about Caribbean American Heritage Month and the Institute of Caribbean Studies please visit our website.

On The Battlefield

On the Battlefield Riddim [preview] 2016 #reggae #dancehall

OnTheBattlefieldRiddim @Khari_kill , @kkayjoseph x @timstarr & @SisterLubei composed by @TedGanung #ComingSoon

OnTheBattlefieldRiddim @Khari_kill , @kkayjoseph x @timstarr & @SisterLubei composed by @TedGanung #ComingSoon

Here is a preview of the On The Battlefield Riddim; Medley W/ Sister Lubei from Hawaii, K.Kay, Tim Starr, and Khari Kill from Trinidad & Tobago.

Forthcoming June 24th | Pre-Order June 10th
1.Sister Lubei – A Who Dis
2.K.Kay x Tim Starr – Stack It
3.Khari Kill – On The Battlefield
4.Ted Ganung – On The Battlefield Riddim

Before big belly Skyjuice became famous, there was Webba. Wha you know bout dat? eeeeh?

WEBBA International to guest DJ at RUB-A-DUB, Sunday June 12 #Atlanta

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Internationally renowned and acclaimed selector, Webba, formerly of Jamaica’s year-to-year sound, Metro Media will be our special guest selector for the next installment of RUB-A-DUB Second Sundays live at the Sound Table in Atlanta.

Rub-A-Dub featuring WEBBA

Rub-A-Dub featuring WEBBA

Webba will join residents Highlanda Sound and DJ Passport in a night of 100% Reggae selections.

RUB-A-DUB in Atlanta (6.12.16)

RUB-A-DUB in Atlanta (6.12.16)

 

Bulby York - Renowned live & studio engineer, producer from Kingston Jamaica. Cyndi Lauper, Chaka Khan, Shabba Ranks, Jimmy Cliff, Rihanna, Britney Spears, Madonna, Michael Franti, UB40, Sinead 'O Connor, Sly&Robbie...

How to make a strong career as a music producer/engineer

Producer and engineer Bulby York rallies Jamaican superstars – Beres Hammond, Bounty Killer, Agent Sasco (Assassin), Lee “Scratch” Perry, Jesse Royal, Maxi Priest, Cherine, Sizzla, Busy Signal, Lutan Fyah and more – for his debut album “Epic & Ting,” released May 13, 2016 on VP Records.

Epic & Ting Album Cover

Epic & Ting Album Cover

Bulby’s sound spans multiple genres – merging reggae, dancehall, dub and EDM into a style of his own. The project has consistently been receiving spins on BBC Radio 1, BBC 1Xtra, Capital XTRA & much more!

As one of Jamaica’s most in-demand studio men, the Kingston-born producer has put his touch on signature dancehall records by Sean Paul, Bounty Killer and Beenie Man and also worked with the who’s who of pop music, including No Doubt, Rihanna, Britney Spears and Madonna. After years of bringing other people’s projects to life, Bulby now has a masterpiece he can call his own in Epic & Ting.

Download “Epic & Ting”: http://smarturl.it/EpicAndTing

One of reggae's emerging masters of dubwise producon, Alborosie

Alborosie’s new album, “Freedom & Fyah” now available

One of reggae’s emerging masters of dubwise production, Alborosie has honed his craft through the creation of six studio albums.

Alborosie - Freedom & Fyah - Artwork

Alborosie – Freedom & Fyah – Artwork

Along the way, he has become the biggest selling European roots reggae artist. His latest album, “Freedom & Fyah” demonstrates his production skill and depth of feel with 13 contemporary and authentic reggae jams. All tracks are produced and performed by Alboroise.

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Alborosie – Freedom & Fyah

Featured performers include Ky-Mani Marley on the ballad and Protoje on the track “Strolling” and reggae legends, the Roots Radics band on the track “Everything featuring Pupa Avril.” Stand out tracks include “Poser

which has chalked up over 1 million YouTube views and “Rocky Road

which is up to 500k YouTube views. Alborosie’s YouTube channel puppaALBO has 17k subscribers.

'BIG MOUNTAIN'

PLATINUM-SELLING, AMERICAN REGGAE BAND ‘BIG MOUNTAIN’ RELEASES FIRST ALBUM IN OVER A DECADE “PERFECT SUMMER”

With a Top 10 U.S. Billboard hit and combined single and album sales of over 35 million under their belt, American reggae heritage band Big Mountain returns with “Perfect Summer” on May 27.

With a Top 10 U.S. Billboard hit and combined single and album sales of over 35 million under their belt, American reggae band Big Mountain returns with Perfect Summer on May 27.

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After taking 10 years off from recording, Big Mountain teams up with VPAL, the distribution arm of the world’s leading reggae label VP Records, to give the world great music once again. Their new studio album Perfect Summer is a refreshing collection of their signature sound and features a stellar cover of The Beatles “Here Comes The Sun.” The group will also embark on a world tour in support of the album over the summer. Dates are TBA.

Big Mountain has an impressive catalog of hits and is internationally known for their 1994 iconic reggae cover of Peter Frampton‘s “Baby I Love Your Way.”

At the time, the song was featured in the blockbuster film Reality Bites, reached No. 6 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, No. 1 on Mainstream Top 40, and No. 2 in the UK. The single still continues to receive over 600,000 Spotify streams per month and is heard on the radio airwaves today.

Big Mountain consists of five members. Lead vocalist Quino is of Mexican/ Irish decent and incorporates Spanish and English lyrics into their music. Michael Hyde, former member of Ziggy Marley‘s band, plays keyboards. Danny Lopilato sings vocals and plays guitar, Montego Bay native Paul Kastick is on drums and Southern Californian Mike Ortiz on bass.