Jamaicans gearing up for Reggae Month 2015

As the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association gets ready to host several events across the island in honor of Reggae Month (February), Jamaicans are gearing up for what is expected to be a high energy, fun-filled series of live stage shows, dancehall sessions, panel discussions and more.

members of JARIA (meeting for Reggae Month)

Members of JARIA (meeting for Reggae Month)

The celebration of Reggae in the month of February is an annual event in Jamaica giving members of the public an opportunity to see their favorite Reggae and/or Dancehall artists perform live for little or in most cases, no cost. It is also an exciting time for the industry as the media and entertainers alike are usually engaged in one event or another.

Reggae month is also known as a major tourist attraction inviting Reggae enthusiasts from all over the world who would want to be in the home of Reggae not just for the entertainment but for the educational benefits as well.  JARIA is always sure to include ongoing information sessions that deal with the history, business and technical aspects of Reggae music.

Some of the artists that will be hitting the stage to celebrate Reggae in February are Marcia Griffiths, Exco Levi, Pentateuch, Jah9, Omari, Richie Stephens, Freddie McGregor and that is just to name a few. For a list of scheduled events check out JARIA’s website.

Maria Jackson Entertainment will be providing updates on Reggae Month every week until March 1st via www.mjent.net & www.mjmagazine.org.

New Music with a Message from The Leaders of The Reggae Revival

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Buck The System with Word Sound Power (2014)

Reggae Lover Podcast Episode 32 – The Neo Roots Reggae Revival

This episode contains 40 of today’s most powerful songs recorded by Jamaican artists. These are songs of revolution, freedom cries, and warrior chants from the artists that currently carry the reggae banner including Protoje, Chronixx, Jesse Royal, and Kabaka Pyramid.

Listen for songs from Etana’s new album “I Rise,” Jah9’s new album “New Name,” and I-Octane’s “My Journey,” all featured in this episode.  Please support these artists by purchasing their music.

Playlist:

1 Kabaka Pyramid and Chronixx – Ghetto Blues
2 Jah9 – New Name
3 Etana – Stepping Out Of Babylon
4 Torch – Blazing
5 Shuga – Freedom
6 Busy Signal – Nah Follow Dem
7 Mr. Perfect – Awake
8 Lutan Fyah – Rebel Warrior
9 Jah9 – Imagine
10 Kabaka Pyramid ft. Masicka – Choppinz
11 Lutan Fyah – Sorry Fi Dem
12 Chronixx – Judgement
13 Chronixx – Capture Land
14 Jah9 – Intention
15 Tarrus Riley & Kabaka Pyramid – Fly Di Gate
16 Zebi Lion – Blaze Again
17 Kelissa – Sellassie I Way
18 Shuga – Ebony
19 Etana – I Rise
20 Jesse Royal – Muddy Road
21 I-Octane – Blood A Go Run
22 Pressure ft. Chronixx – Africa Redemption
23 Kabaka Pyramid – Global Warning
24 Cherine – Wah Dat Fah
25 Chronixx – I Am Chronixx
26 Shuga – Bun Dem Down
27 Iba Mahr – Red Fire
28 Chronixx – Capitalist
29 Tasha T – Bed of Fire
30 I-Octane – Babylon
31 I-Octane ft. Ky-Mani Marley – A Yah Wi Deh
32 Kabaka Pyramid – Never Gonna Be A Slave
33 Historyman – Fire Fe The Heathen
34 Bugle – Real Soldier (I Want Jah)
35 Iba Mahr – Let Jah Lead The Way
36 Chronixx – Warrior
37 Exco Levi – Ready to Revolute
38 I-Octane – Jah Jah Warrior
39 Chronixx – Di Youth Dem
40 Jah9 ft. Protoje – Legitimate

Reggae singer Jah9 found inspiration close at hand for her song “Avocado”: right there on her plate while she was eating breakfast. Speakeasy today premieres a video for the tune, from the Jamaica native’s album “New Name.” The color-saturated clip takes place around tables, as Jah9 (born Janine Cunningham) shares meals, including a luscious looking salad featuring the song’s namesake fruit, with friends. “Anybody that knows me knows that I’m a foodie,” she says by email. “So biting into the first avocado of the season and how it complimented my meal was really enough to inspire pen on paper and I wrote it right there at the breakfast table.”

Reggae Singer Jah9 Releases ‘Avocado’ (Exclusive Music Video)

Reggae Singer Jah9 Finds Inspiration at Breakfast in ‘Avocado’ (Exclusive Video)

Reggae Singer Jah9 Finds Inspiration at Breakfast in ‘Avocado’

See the Wall Street Journal debut of Avocado.

Tessanne Chin - Go get that album people

Seductive Songs: The Ladies of Lovers Rock Reggae Today

Turn up this unbelievably sexy audio to be experienced with that special someone in your life.  I’m proud to present the first all-female vocal mix in this Reggae Lover Series.

Definitely a breath of fresh air in the male-dominated reggae industry, these starlets represent for empresses everywhere as they perform their songs of love over warm one drop bass lines.

 

 

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Song List:

1 Protoje featuring Tessanne Chin – Someone Like You
2 Cherine Anderson – Beautiful Thing
3 Kelissa – Love Letter
4 Jah9 – Mr. Right
5 Jah9 – Avocado
6 Ms. Paige – Island Love
7 Stephanie – Your Love
8 Etana – 4 Play 2 Love (Start Over)
9 Etana – Richest Girl
10 DeJah – Week In My Knees
11 Tanya Stephens – Weather Change
12 Tanya Stephens – Wine Up Pon Mi
13 Jessica – Foolish
14 Donna Marie – Bad Bad Boy
15 Sophia Squire – My Love, My Love
16 Timeka Marshall – Lying Love
17 Alaine – Better Than This
18 Etana – Silly
19 Alaine – So In Love
20 Timeka Marshall – No One But You
21 Alaine – Amazing
22 Timeka Marshall – New Man
23 Alicia Keys featuring Junior Reid – No One
24 Marcia Griffiths – Deep In My Heart
25 Lady Stephanie – Guardian Angel
26 Carol Gonzales – Spoiled By Your Love
27 Nadine Sutherland – Who Is Gonna Love Me
28 Cecile – Popular Girl
29 Carol Gonzales – Nothing Else Will Do
30 Shuga – Sup M Sup M
31 Timeka Marshall – When You Play That Song
32 Kelissa – Sing

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Noisey Jamaica II: Walshy Fire, Chronixx, Jesse Royal, Protoje, Jah9, Keznamdi & more!

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The island of Jamaica, West Indies continues to make noise, and we love it!

Noisey introduces #NoiseyJamaica II with appearances by Walshy Fire, Chronixx, Jesse Royal, Protoje, Jah9, Keznamdi & more! #ReggaeRevival

Noisey introduces #NoiseyJamaica II with appearances by Walshy Fire, Chronixx, Jesse Royal, Protoje, Jah9, Keznamdi & more! #ReggaeRevival

The second edition of Noisey Jamaica is a look into the revolutionary new young reggae movement led by charismatic artists like Chronixx and Jesse Royal.

Presented by Major Lazer‘s Walshy Fire and also featuring controversial new dancehall artists like Alkaline, Noisey Jamaica travels from downtown to the beaches to report on one of the most exciting periods in Jamaica’s rich musical history, including a look at the influence of Vybz Kartel, currently incarcerated for murder.

Checkout Season 1 of Noisey Jamaica.

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Jah9 and ‘Inna De Yard’ – Steamers A Bubble – Official Music Video

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Ground breaking roots reggae singer Jah9 has released the official music video for her single ‘Steamers A Bubble.’  

'Steamers A Bubble'

‘Steamers a Bubble’ is done on the Apartment riddim, originally recorded in 1982 by the Roots Radics band for producer Franklyn ‘Ben Up’ Irvin (Shambala/Hit Bound Records).  In its 2013 incarnation, the riddim has been aptly renamed ‘Inna De Yard’.

The video for this song is a tribute to the grounding spaces of grassroots Jamaica where the griots of reggae brought forth music that has inspired generations the world over.

Coronation celebration with Jah9 and 'Inna De Yard'

November 2nd, the official release date for this video, holds greater significance as the 83rd anniversary of the Coronation of His and Her Imperial Majesty as is alluded to in the song, where she says “the King and Queen crown same time.”

This event is noteworthy because it signifies a break in tradition as the first time that an Empress is crowned on the same day as the Emperor, highlighting not just the significance of female balance but also family.

Watch ‘Steamers A Bubble’ Official Video

‘Steamers a Bubble’ is now available on 7″ vinyl with exclusive dub mix by original Channel One Engineer ‘Soljji’.  Contact steamersvinyl@gmail.com to order.

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.

Protoje

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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