New Powerful Sound on Jamaican Airwaves

Warren Whyte, more popularly known as Turban X has been getting steady radio rotation in Jamaica with his latest single entitled “Jah Love”. The song, which he not only sang, but also produced, talks about the oppression of poor people and the power of God’s love.

Turban X, who hails from the parish of St. Andrew, grew up as one of ten children. With such a large family, the struggles of life were eminent, but the only thing that had kept him going was the sweet sound of reggae music. Turban’s mother, even though she didn’t have much to give her children, gave them all she had, God. His mother would ensure that the children went to church and afterwards she would quiz them on bible verses, which they would have learnt and would have to repeat on a daily basis.

A confirmation of his destiny came at the age of twelve when Turban’s older brother sneaked him out of the house to an open mic stage show and coached him on how to perform for an audience. With a little encouragement from the crowd he gained confidence and boldly belted out his song as the crowd cheered on. Since then Turban has performed in several venues sharing the stage with top reggae artists, such as John Holt, Ernie Smith, Bushman, Brigadier Jerry and Beenie Man, and that’s just to name a few. His musical influences include several reggae icons as well as artists from other genres. Some names worth mentioning are The Manhattans, Sam Cooke, Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton.

Turban X is currently working on his upcoming album of which “Jah Love” is the first single. You can listen to this song by clicking the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5sbtKlj7u0 and the single is available for free download to the public: http://www.mediafire.com/?h0xm9204bazc2ki

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4th Annual Vintage Fest in NYC

JAMROCK Magazine proudly presents the 4th annual Vintage Fest at the world renowned Hammerstein Ballroom, Saturday Dec. 6th. The show stars classic reggae acts John Holt, Cocoa Tea, Leroy Sibbles, Sugar Minott, Carlton Livingston, Brigadier Jerry and U-Roy.  A classic line up for vintage Reggae lovers. Be ready to rock steady.

4th Annual Vintage Fest Poster

4th Annual Vintage Fest Poster

Returning to the Vintage Fest stage in high demand by the people, John Holt has delivered timeless reggae classics like Police in Helicopter, Stick by Me, and Ali Baba. In height the U.S. political season Cocoa Tea lent his voice in support of Senator Barack Obama’s presidential campaign with his song Barack Obama, now the sweet sounds of Cocoa Tea will hit the Hammerstein with the same zeal for his fans with songs like Rocker’s Island and Lost My Sonia. Legendary bassist and vocalist Leroy Sibbles is bound to sing signature Heptones tunes like Baby and Fattie, Fattie. Singer, songwriter, Sugar Minott has had countless hits and a timeless catalogue sure to please fans. Dancehall’s originator U-Roy, affectionately known as Daddy U-Roy, will play on his classic lyrical toasting for true dancehall fans with hits like Runaway Girl, Natty Rebel and Wake the Town For the first time on stage at Vintage Fest, dub singer Carlton Livingston and classic dancehall DJ Brigadier Jerry are bound to give the audience a performance not to be missed!

Set to transport New York City on December 6, 2008 into a time where some of the best musical memories lie, the 4th Annual Vintage Fest features the best in reggae and dancehall capturing the essence of the music’s innovators.

Tickets are available through Ticketmaster.com and reggaefest.com. To purchase tickets by phone please call 212-307-7171 or 718-325-5555 respectively. Doors open at 7pm, show starts promptly at 8pm.