New Studio Album From Freddie McGregor: Di Captain

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Freddie McGregor - Di Captain - Artwork

Freddie McGregor‘s “Di Captain” Album Artwork

Freddie McGregor is a reggae icon who has endured more than 30 years in the business.  He has released over 40 albums, scored innumerable hits, led his own Big Ship production company and record label, and maintained a hefty international touring schedule, all while nurturing many young talents in the business, most notably his sons Stephen and Daniel (known as Chino).

Di Captain is a new studio album showcasing Freddie’s talent for re-interpretation with a selection of cover songs including a remake of his own 1980 hit “Africa (Here I Come).”  Other highlights include “Move Up Jamaica,” a spirited tribute for Jamaica’s 50th Anniversary of Independence, and “You Won’t See Me,” a new take on the classic Beatles tune.  The album also features up-and-coming reggae sensations, Etana and Gappy Ranks.

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Jamaica’s Top Artists Set To Perform – Live On The Waterfront 2011

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“Live On The Waterfront” is a 4 day event brought to you by The Live Entertainment Group to Stimulate and revamp your taste for our Jamaican music on April 22 – 25 2011 . This phenomenal event will feature a few genres of our Jamaican musical culture like, Roots Rocking Reggae, Dancehall and Gospel etc.

Live On The Waterfront is geared towards bring back to Jamaica’s event calendar a truly authentic musical showcase, with a focus on the local talent rather than foreign acts. The Representation of Jamaican music will be from originators and innovators in the industry current and Old stars.

Acts such as Vintage line up; Charlie Chaplin, Josey Wales, U Roy and many more, Roots Rocking Reggae; Tarrus Riley, Tony Rebel, Etana and many more, Dancehall; Bounty Killa, I-Octane, Lady Saw and many more, Gospel; Carlene Davis, Dj Nicholas, Prodigal Son and many more. There will be various bands providing melodious rhymes that will soothe your ear and better yet Byron Lee’s Dragonairs will be there to electrify you with their wide collection of high energy soca music.

Pier One Montego Bay Jamaica will be the place where this new phenomenon will be born and staged. This venue as you know is the home for some of Jamaica’s/Montego Bay’s most luxurious sunset viewing with a wide view of the night sky as it touches the ocean and to top it off Pier One is also Montego Bay’s number 1 dining location. Pier One is also the home for some of Montego’s Bay biggest events like Short Circuit, Dancehall Queen, Fame Road Show and many more hit events.

Come meet, greet, eat and party responsibly in a safe and relaxing environment among friends, family and to sum it up great people.  Come and experience entertainment in a way you have never experienced before.

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“Time to Shine,” Its Laden.

Growing up without a father didn’t impact negatively on the life of 23-year-old Okeefe Aarons. He, however, developed a special bond with his mother despite having to relocate from Kingston to St Elizabeth at an early age.

“My mother built a house in St Elizabeth and we moved there when I was young. My mother wanted to leave the garrison because of the violence. During that time I developed a special bond with my mother. Right now she’s my biggest fan,” said Aarons who is known in the music world as the up-and-coming artiste Laden.

Laden’s star is about to shine bright in the sky, having logged generous airtime both at radio and in the dancehall with his latest single Time To Shine. Produced by Stephen McGregor, Time to Shine which is currently riding the charts, has somewhat placed Laden into the spotlight.

“I always had songs playing on the radio like I’m Sorry but Time to Shine has given me a real fan base. This looks like the song to give me the big break that I have always wanted,” said Laden.

According to Laden, Time to Shine was conceptualised based on his own personal experiences. “The song is a personal feeling. I have been putting in all the work and getting the positive feedback. Right now I am just dying to see that dream come true,” he said.

A former student of the Haile Selassie High School in Kingston, Laden grew up between Kingston and St Elizabeth. “I used to live in Cheapside District in Junction. I never born come see my father. I heard that he was robbed and killed in America,” said Laden.

Laden gained some attention in 2006 when he entered the Digicel Rising Stars competition and placed in the top eight. He is grateful for the opportunity and the platform that the competition provided for him, as it has opened many doors for him in the music world.

“Digicel Rising Stars helped out a lot in terms of exposure. It made it easier for people to recognise me and it also got me the opportunity to record for producers,” he informed.

Laden recently wrapped up the video shoot for Time to Shine. The video was shot in various sections of Kingston including Tivoli Gardens, CPTC and Big Ship studio.

Michael ‘Biggs’ Burbridge took over the directing duties, while Nadia Stanley handled the production.

“The video is about me just entering the music industry and then the Digicel Rising Stars competition came about. It’s basically wanting to get that break to shine,” Laden explained.

Some of Laden’s recent projects include the songs Working Hard which was produced by Daseca; Anytime (featured on the beauty and the beast rhythm from TJ Records); and Inside With You (featured on the Old Crep rhythm from Chimney Records).

1.Laden-Time To Shine(mix).mp3
2.Laden-Time To Shine(acoustic mix).mp3
3.Time To Shine- Instrumental.mp3
4.Laden-Time To Shine(Super clean mix).mp3

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SOURCE: Jamaica Observer

Also check out Laden’s “Time To Shine,” and other great new music making waves on Highlanda.net’s Dancehall Now Episode 13