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)
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.
Richie Stephens & Gentleman – Live Your Life – Artwork
Richie Stephens is still celebrating the massive response from the hit single “Live Your Life”. Now adding the final touches for the upcoming new album with Gentleman dropping November 27th 2012.
This is the latest episode of the syndicated Dancehall Now podcast produced by Highlanda Sound System for November, 2010. Dancehall Now airs on Da Flava Radio every Tuesday at 6pm EST. Dancehall Now features the very latest dancehall and soca music in a full stereo radio broadcast format.
Special Guests: Billy Slaughter of Stone Love, Bugsy Bam Bam, DJ Cold Rice, Mikey Top Ten, Rico Vibes, Virtuous One, Pampi
1 Stay The Same – Spragga Benz feat. Stephen Marley and Jazmine Sullivan
2 Anything You Want – Mary J. Blige featuring Gyptian and Busta Rhymes
3 Nah Let Go (Soca Remix) – Gyptian
4 Real Man – Chuck Fender
5 Nine Lives – Mavado
6 Irie – Andrew and Wada Blood
7 Dreams – Popcaan
8 Love Me Right – Selena Serrano featuring Pressure Buss Pipes
9 Original Dancehall Style – Richie Stephens
10 Hold A Vibe – ZJ Liquid
11 Jeans And Fitted – Vybz Kartel
12 Mixshow Segment**
13 Blessed – Eljai featuring Capleton
14 Stronger – Cham featuring Mykal Rose and Bounty Killer
**Mixshow Segment features new music from Cherine Anderson, Warrior King, Romain Virgo, Lutan Fyah, L.U.S.T, Busy Signal, Mavado and Flexxx, Beenie Man, Angel Doolas and Bounty Killer, Vybz Kartel, Khago, ZJ Liquid, Spice, Timberlee and Akane, Tarrus Riley
Sponsors: Da Flava Radio Outreach, The Honorable Vin Martin, Holy Cross Church, Da Costa Plumbing, Atlanta Jamaica Association, Earl Hilton, Tropical Brand, Chapel Auto Sales, Joe T Plumbing, Atlanta Tile and Masonry, The Whatz Happening and The Honorary Citizen.