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

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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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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

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*RUB-A-DUB* ~ Sunday, October 18th @ The Sound Table #reggae #atl

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Highlanda.net and The Honorary Citizen present  RUB-A-DUB  ~ A style of Jamaican Reggae emerging in the 70's and 80's, the term "Rub-a-Dub" comes from a dance style where the man and woman rub up very close together. ~  Sunday October 18th   The Sound Table 483 Edgewood Avene  Music by DJ Empress Rah, DJ Passport, Highlanda Sound  Doors open: 8pm Free Party

Bubbling in the city by popular demand we bring you RUB-A-DUB

Highlanda.net and The Honorary Citizen present RUB-A-DUB – A style of Jamaican Reggae emerging in the 70’s and 80’s, the term “Rub-a-Dub” comes from a dance style where the man and woman rub up very close together.  This takes place Sunday October 18th at The Sound Table located at 483 Edgewood Avene with music by DJ Empress Rah, alongside DJ Passport and also Highlanda Sound.  Doors open promptly at 8pm for this Free Party.

Eddie Murphy: Oh Jah Jah

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Eddie Murphy – Oh Jah Jah – Artwork

VPAL Music, VP Records’ subsidiary label and distribution arm for reggae music teams up with the revered comedian/actor/singer Eddie Murphy to release his new single “Oh Jah Jah,” which became available January 27, 2015.

This song is not the first time Eddie Murphy has dabbled in the genre. “Oh Jah Jah” follows his 2013 collab “Red Light” feat. Snoop Lion.

Murphy penned and co-produced “Oh Jah Jah,” which was recorded and mixed at Soul Mountain Studios in Beverly Hills, CA. Ralph Hawkins Jr. and Trenten Gumbs also had a hand in the production.

Rolling Stone chats with Eddie Murphy and gets the exclusive scoop about the new single. Read more here.

Listen to Eddie Murphy’s “Oh Jah Jah” single now.

Gonzo of Reggae Band TRIBAL SEEDS Releases 2nd Album “Red”

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Gonzo, aka Ryan Gonzo, the newest member of Tribal Seeds (guitar/background vocals) released his sophomore albumRed, on iTunes June 3, 2014. Fresh off his performance at the California Roots Music and Arts Festival, the follow up to his debut album, Rocksteady, is highly anticipated and features guest performances from E.N Young of Tribal Seeds, Pedro of True Press, Koa of Inna Vision and Beyond I Sight.Gonzo - Red - Artwork

His new album consists of nine original songs written by Gonzo and produced by himself, E.N Young and Alex Gammill. Gonzo’s vocal and songwriting skills are also featured on “Rock The Night”, “Fill It Up” and “Undercover Lover” from Tribal Seeds’ new album, Representing.

Tribal Seeds’ video for “Fill It Up” features Gonzo and has received over 66,500 views on YouTube. It has helped their new album to debut at #1 on the iTunes and Billboard Reggae Charts. Gonzo is ready to hit the road again this summer for a national tour with Tribal Seeds and head out this fall as Gonzo and Beyond I Sight to perform music from his new album, Red.

Check out the video for “Couldn’t Take My Love”:

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Junior Reid, Luciano to headline Reggae in the Hills 2014 in Northern California #festivals #reggae

This year will be the third consecutive year for one of the most highly rated Reggae festivals to take place in California, Reggae in the Hills.

Reggae in the Hills 2014 poster

Reggae in the Hills 2014 poster

Reggae in the Hills 2014 takes place in the beautiful Sierra Nevada foothills at the Calaveras County fairgrounds June 13-15, 2014.

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Release of Greensleeves Hi Grade Ganja Athems series 4th Volume

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Featuring 18 smokin’ tracks from classics such as Linval Thompson‘s ‘I Love Marijuana’ to Mighty Mystic’s new herb anthem celebrating California’s premier cash crop, ‘Cali Green’, this album is sure to have you feeling IRIE.

Various Artists: Hi-Grade Ganja Anthems 4

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Inna Vision: Live At Imperial Sound Recording Studio

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The new live version of “Inspiration” by Hawaii’s Inna Vision will be available on November 5th from VP Records.

Recorded and produced by E.N Young at his Imperial Sound Recording Studio in Imperial Beach California.

Debut of A new radio show, ‘Da Music Vault’ with Kahlil Wonda

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In order to maximize efficiency, going forward the Dancehall Now and Reggae Vault Classics radio shows will be combined and condensed.  Elements from each show will be part of a new show entitled ‘DA MUSIC VAULT with Kahlil Wonda,’ set to debut on Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013.

Da Music Vault with Kahlil Wonda, Reggae Industry Expert and owner of Highlanda Sound System

Da Music Vault with Kahlil Wonda, Reggae Industry Expert and owner of Highlanda Sound System

This exciting new program will be centered around the highest QUALITY music and artists from the Caribbean, both modern and classic.

The Tuesday time slot formerly occupied by the Dancehall Now show will be reassigned and ‘DA MUSIC VAULT’ will air weekly from 6pm to 9pm Eastern Standard Time on Wednesday evenings via Daflavaradio.com with syndication in The Gambia, California, and Connecticut.  Please tune in and stay tuned for more.

 

Protoje ‘ Music From My Heart’ Mixtape, presented by Yaadcore

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Protoje, lead singer for The Indiggnation band, has released a new mixtape called Music From My Heart.

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Protoje & The Indiggnation will head to the United States this week for multiple west coast events including California where they will perform at the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival. The eight-member band will travel to Europe thereafter.

Music From My Heart combines tracks from The 8 Year Affair album with additional tracks featuring Sizzla Kalonji, Kabaka Pyramid, Chronixx and Jah9.

It is mixed by DJ Yaadcore, who is also responsible for Protoje’s two previous mixtapes. Yaadcore is the selector for the I&I Worldwide sound system and also airs his radio program, Reggae Aroma, on HOT 102FM.

1.Intro
2.Music From My Heart
3.Burning Fire #MFMH
4.Hail Ras Tafari
5.Legitimate – Jah 9 ft. Protoje
6.8 Year Affair
7.Young General #MFMH
8. I&I
9. New Generation #MFMH
10. Reggae Revival ft. Romain Virgo
11. Shot By Love ft. Toi
12. Black Cinderella
13. Hold You Down
14. Someone Like You ft. Tessanne Chin
15. Come My Way
16. Around The World ft. Chris Watts
17. Who Dem A Program
18. Purple Like Ribena #MFMH
19. This is NOT a Marijuana Song
20. Evil Display
21. Warrior – Kabaka Pyramid ft. Protoje
22. Selassie Souljah – Chronixx ft. Kabaka Pyramid, Protoje & Sizzla
23. Where Is The Good News??? #MFMH
24. Kingston Be Wise
25. Militancy Riddim
26. I&I WorldWide #MFMH
27. Outro

Sting With A Difference – Supreme Promotions Banks On Young Reggae Acts

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STING 2012 this year will have something a little different – young reggae acts.  The event’s promoters are hoping the difference will create the best Sting in the outing’s 29-year history.
In collaboration with DownSound Records, Sting will have a segment called Four The Hard Way, where rising stars Chronixx, Droop Lion, Jahsent and Iba Mahr will be the featured acts.  According to Supreme’s CEO, Isaiah Laing, “These four young men we predict to be the next big names of reggae, just wait and see. We have been doing this for years and have an eye for spotting true talent.”
Chronixx, given name Jamar McNaughton, has been steadily making progress with his career. This month sees the young musician embarking on his first overseas tour with performances for South America, Europe and California. His popularity internationally appears to have arrived more quickly than local interest has been able to keep pace with.
Kenya and Sweden have embraced the singer as his track, ‘Behind The Curtains’, is a hit there. With his music being heard more frequently now on Jamaican airwaves, his songs ‘Beat and A Mic,’ ‘Warrior,’ ‘Rain Music’ and ‘Odd Ras’ have all gained recognition, expanding his growing hometown fan-base.