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Backyard TV and Reggae Star, Anthony B Present: “Reap What You Sew”

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“Reap What You Sew” is a musical campaign inspired by, Anthony B’s new single “Dun Wit Di War”, and is designed to promote peace and education in Jamaica.  Anthony B message is that peace and prosperity in JA can be harnessed through the productive actions and efforts of conscious Reggae artists from Jamaica and around the world.

“Reap What You Sew” features Reggae artists who have the vision, talent and dedication; and a desire to help the people of Jamaica and bring peace and prosperity throughout the nation.  The “Reap What You Sew” campaign was created by Howell Allen, from Backyard TV, in his effort to bring Reggae artist together to unite and fight for whats right to bring peace and prosperity to Jamaica. We owe a debt of gratitude to Reggae Star, Anthony B who inspired the movement through his song “Dun Wit The War”.  Anthony B was also kind enough to offer his talent and time to make this project a reality.  We hope in the future we will be able to mobilize more artists, activists, entertainers, organizations and educators who understand that we are powerful role models and get onboard.  We have created a website where we will be posting stories, materials and information, and share our personal hopes and stories in our efforts to bring awareness and provide lots of information. We urge everyone to spread the word by putting video messages on Youtube, Myspace, Facebook, Twitter and others to make sure everyone hear about “Reap What You Sew”.

The “Reap What You Sew” Movement is rooted in the Reggae community with a mission to diminish violence in Jamaica through education, music, and direct action. The “Reap What You Sew” project will achieves its mission by using fund-raising, and media campaigns to heighten the awareness of the effects of violence, create multi-generational dialogue and supplies parent and youth oriented educational tools for conflict resolution. We are calling upon the mass media to address the images they put forth. We are calling for balance! Balance within ourselves, in the media, and in our communities.  The “Dun Wit Di War” song featuring Anthony-B and Riquey-B will be used to introduce “Reap What You Sew” and is designed to bring awareness to the campaign.

Violence is an unjust or unwarranted exertion of force or power. Violence is the diplomacy of the incompetent. Violence is unnecessary and costly. Violence kills what it intends to create. Violence is any activity that is consciously used to hurt oneself, another individual or group of people, whether through mind, body or spirit. “The question is no longer between violence and non-violence it is between non-violence and non-existence.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The popularity of this song will give rise to a community of conscious Reggae artist, and continue to develop all-star projects that will become a legendary Reggae peace anthem series, “Reap What You Sew”.  There will also be a digital campaign with free mp3 downloads and fund-raising events.  The proceeds will be used to develop various community programs in Jamaica and promote all things, which make it cool to ‘Stop The Violence.’

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With Great Gratitude and Appreciation

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February 27, 2010

Dear Friends,  

Highlanda Sound System wants to take time out to thank everyone who has been listening to our shows, Dancehall Now and Reggae Vault Classics, streaming live on www.daflavaradio.com on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. and Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. (EST) respectively. The response and feedback has been great. We sincerely appreciate your support and will continue on our mission to keep you entertained while promoting reggae worldwide.

Both Dancehall Now and Reggae Vault Classics shows are supported by podcasts. This series of episodically released digital audio files allows you to automatically receive the latest episode of the programs as soon as it is available. You may subscribe to receive the podcast much like subscribing to a magazine and have it delivered each week via email. All podcasts are free of cost and listeners can stop receiving the files at any time. If they would rather not subscribe, you can download episodes of the podcast series individually from www.highlanda.net and www.daflavaradio.com on demand. Between March 2009 and February 2010 the Dancehall Now Podcast has been downloaded one hundred thousand (100,000) times. The Reggae Vault Classics Podcast has been downloaded seventy thousand (70,000) times over the same time period.

Thank you once again for your overwhelming support.

Reggae to the World!!!

Sincerely,

Highlanda Sound

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Sizzla Kalonji Acoustic Freestyle

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Wicked footage of Sizzla singing along as he strums the guitar – Sweet sweet music!  Video by Drop De Bass Records also features Jazzy T of Renaissance Disco, and makes me wanna run for my Bob MarleyTalking BluesCD! (Found this while blog surfing at Condron.us. Enjoy.

SIZZLA KALONJI FREE STYLE #1 Video by DROP DI BASS RECORDS – MySpace Video.

SIZZLA KALONJI FREE STYLE #1+1 Video by DROP DI BASS RECORDS – MySpace Video.

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Social Networking Spotlight: CaribLifeCentral.Com

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Visit our friends over at CaribLifeCentral.Com, for a fun alternative to Myspace© & FaceBook© for those interested in the Caribbean.  The site is all about connecting you with the Caribbean.  Here is a listing of some of their current features.  Please visit , sign up and share with your friends.
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—News, Sports & Opinion Editorials ——————
West Indies victory over England
http://www.cariblifecentral.com/en/west-indies-victorious-over-england

Two 2009 Grammy winners from the Caribbean Diaspora
http://www.cariblifecentral.com/en/two-2009-grammy-winners-caribbean-diaspora

St. Lucia Embraces Diaspora over Independence
http://www.cariblifecentral.com/en/st-lucia-embraces-diaspora-over-independence-0

Bajan artists selected for T&T Competition Semis
http://www.cariblifecentral.com/en/bajan-artists-selected-tt-competition-semis

Marley boys celebrate for Bob in New Zealand
http://www.cariblifecentral.com/en/marley-boys-celebrate-bob-new-zealand

Respect due to Tourism Reporters
http://www.cariblifecentral.com/en/respect-due-tourism-reporters

ST. Lucia’s 30th Independence Anniversary Activities
http://www.cariblifecentral.com/en/st-lucias-30th-independence-anniversary-activities

— Things To Do ————————–——
http://www.cariblifecentral.com/event

— Featured Videos ————————–
“Save a Life” – By Shaggy & Friends
http://social.cariblifecentral.com/video/safe-a-life-shaggy

“Fyah (Fire in Your Waistline)” – Kevin Lyttle
http://social.cariblifecentral.com/video/fyah-fire-in-your-waistline

“Winners Make Love” – Onaje
http://social.cariblifecentral.com/video/winners-make-love-onaje

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The New Princess of Reggae

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With so much talent coming out of Jamaica everyday it is the hardest thing to burst through the pack and attain superstardom in the reggae music business.  The small island nation of Jamaica produces the most music per capita in the world each year.  Shocking statistic – I know.  I have to do my part in highlighting that which I consider to be exceptional talent.  Introducing a new artist by the name of Cen’ C Love

The daughter of Bunny Wailer, the living legend and original band member of Bob Marley and the Wailers, Cen’C comes from a long legacy and musical tradition, but is a star in her own rights.  I first heard her in the studio in Atlanta and was instantly captivated by her skills on the guitar, combined with melodious vocals, and wholesome lyrics.  Her debut single “A Little More Time” is now receiving air-play in Jamaica and around the world.  Cen C Love was recently featured in Suzie Q’s new artist spotlight on ReggaeTopTen.com where you can also view and VOTE FOR the “A Little More Time” music video.  Check out this future reggae idol – Memba me tell you!

The Empress

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I would like to big up all the aspiring artists out there. My last blog topic, Girl Power got the attention of many female artists currently making their own mark in the industry and I think its great. Thanks for reading the blog. Even though the road may be rough and rugged, in the words of Tupac Shakur,

“…keep your head up.”

For the record, my favorite singer in reggae is Marcia Griffiths. She is credited with the mega hit “Electric Boogie,” by far one of the biggest, most recognizable tunes in the history of the world. In fact its one of the earliest dancing tunes I remember to have come out of Jamaica. Known as the Empress of Reggae Music, Marcia was one of the I-Threes, who sang harmonies alongside Bob Marley and the Wailers. Of her material I most enjoy the solo work she did for the legendary Studio One label. Marcia Griffiths totaled 16 solo albums released, 4 with Bob Marley, and 2 with the I-Threes in a career spanning over 30 years of performing. She is still featured on tour alongside Beres Hammond.

That is what I call inspiration for all the young ladies out here striving to make a dream come through. Personally I like to play female artists whether at a live gig or putting down a studio mix even though many DJs ignore those selections as a whole. Big up DJ Pauze from Shock Out Radio out of the UK everytime. He has a slew of female artists from the UK, and the Caribbean islands that he is promoting. Check out his MySpace dedicated to promoting his female artists.

Nas – The Greatest Rapper Alive

When I heard what Nas was planning to call his new release initially I though to myself, “I have to hear the entire thing before I formulate an opinion, because ‘Hip Hop is Dead’ was a modern-day classic.”  I had to give Mr. Jones the benefit of the doubt. 

Watch as NAS rocks the Roxy for a free MySpace Release Show for his true fans. Lining up as early as midnight the night before for a chance to see one of the BEST shows MySpace has thrown.

Now to all the critics I can safely say:
(and I welcome you to comment on this whether you agree with me or not)

With the release of the controversial album, Untitled, Nas has stepped up to the plate and delivered once again with an album to top the last.  In doing so he also tops the rest of the Hip Hop world as well.  The Untitled Release is essentially conscious hip hop, which hasn’t been popular since the early 90s with groups like Public Enemy (what happened Flavor Flav…?), X-Clan, and Queen Latifah.  His finest work since he debuted in 1992 with Illmatic, this new album is an essential piece of any true Hip Hop lover’s collection and in my opinion one of the most important records to have come out to date.

Thought provoking debates with social and political commentary are argued with clever word play and a revolutionary tone.  Solid beats accompanied by masterful rhymes that tackle the issues we all face today.  As a connoisseur of reggae music with its universal message I can relate to what Nas is kicking and say the release Untitled is officially TOP RATED.

And a word all artists and those who aspire to reach audiences in the musical arena I encourage you.  Dare to take a stance.  Say something!! Stand for something!!  We are here to teach and to share our divine gifts with the world, not to mislead and waste our freedom of speech.