Laza Morgan Named Musical Ambassador for National Caribbean American Heritage Month

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The Institute for Caribbean Studies (ICS) led by Dr. Claire Nelson has announced its selection of Jamaican-American reggae artist Laza Morgan as Musical Ambassador for National Caribbean American Heritage Month (NCAHM).

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As NCAHM Musical Ambassador Laza will help spread the word to a younger audience that June is Caribbean American Heritage Month. He will also serve as a role model to other young Caribbean American musicians and artists.

Laza Morgan is the son of acclaimed Jamaican music legend and hit maker, reggae singer Denroy Morgan. Laza was born into the Morgan Heritage Family Dynasty of reggae music and has been surrounded by music his entire life. Laza grew up in Brooklyn, NY, attended school in Springfield, MA and lived in a distinctly Jamaican household.

This year the NCAHM Musical Ambassador Program is being managed through RedCarpetShelley.com who has signed on as a National Media Partner. RedCarpetShelley.com is fast becoming the mecca for Caribbean Entertainment news.

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Free Download: ĀGARD – Live From Park Slope part 1

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ĀGARD, formerly known as Crisis Don, one Highlanda Sound’s founding members resurfaces on the scene in Brooklyn, New York.

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The longtime producer, DJ, and promoter has decided to share two DJ sets he did for an exclusive private event in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn.

The almost two hour first set includes an hour of rare Disco re-edits from Stevie Wonder to The Bee Gees to Wham.  The set goes all the way from 70’s Disco to Major Lazer.  Listen and download the live set and let us know what you think.

Click link to download: ĀGARD – Live From Park Slope part 1

 

Irish and Chin Signs Legendary King Addies Sound System

It’s been an iconic month for the sound system industry, as two giants have joined forces; Caribbean entertainment gurus Irish and Chin and legendary “Kings of Clash” King Addies.
The announcement has created an enormous buzz among sound system and dancehall fans, especially diehard Addies followers.  Irish and Chin’s addition of King Addies to their management roster further solidifies the goals of their Campaign R.E.S.E.T. (Restoring Exciting Soundsystem Entertainment Together), namely the aim of creating a unified playing field for clash and juggling sounds.
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“I am more than honored to be officially working with King Addies, a sound that I grew up following and emulating when I was young,” says Garfield “Chin” Bourne of irish and Chin. “I have the utmost respect for King Addies. Frankly, everyone on my team is excited about this addition to our management roster and prides themselves with the role we will play in their growth.”
While Irish and Chin has laid out many worthwhile future plans for King Addies, it’s global touring and international competitions that will take precedence. Irish and Chin would like to secure worldwide bookings and tours for King Addies, which will ultimately expand their presence and fanbase. This historical sound should be afforded infinite opportunities based on their undeniable impact on the Caribbean diaspora. Among numerous accomplishments, Irish and Chin has successfully marketed and managed Mighty Crown for over 13 years, resulting in global exposure, huge endorsements and high profile performances. The Caribbean entertainment firm plans to create a marketing strategy for King Addies, which will enable them to reach their full potential.

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“I own one of the world’s greatest sounds. King Addies is my lifelong investment and passion and I would like to see my sound remain relevant for years to come, ” says Eton, King Addies’ Owner. “Working with Irish and Chin is the best way to move forward.”
Without any question, King Addies is credited for being the “architect” of high caliber style clashing. Their intense activity and track record during the Biltmore “Golden Era” of sound clash (a period in America that ranged from the 80’s to the 90’s) is unprecedented and heralded by nearly every selector, sound system and clash fan in the arena. It’s King Addies style that has served as the blueprint for American clash culture. The future of King Addies sound is just as bright as it’s illustrious past. The sound has been refreshed with new faces that boast the talent and skills to carry on it’s huge legacy. The sound’s lineup includes King Pin, Killa Bo, A1 and Swugee Don.