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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Ras Penco Hits #1 With New Single

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Reggae artist Ras Penco scores his first number one hit in Jamaica with the romantic ballad, “Thousand Miles,” a poignant promise mimicking his life as a traveling musician far and wide, who vows to never break his loyalty to his true love.

The Uprize Music artist humbly welcomes his very first berth at the top of the reggae singles chart (Jamaica Weekly Countdown). “It’s a good feeling. I’ve been trying to get here for quite a while, about six years, and it took a lot of hard work.”

“Thousand Miles” has been gaining momentum on the airwaves in Jamaica for over two months, as quality music recently garnered its fair share of airplay amidst a ban on “indecent” dancehall and soca music on the nation’s airwaves. This made room for quality and positive music such as Ras Penco’s, catapulting him into the limelight. The ensuing video lit up television sets and has also enjoyed rotation, much to the delight of reggae lovers. “I wrote it and from the moment I finished recording it in the studio, I knew it was a great song and that people would love it.”

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is receiving the adulation from fans firsthand. He recently starred on RE-TV’s High School Tour, taking his sounds into the schools around Jamaica. “I’ve been getting crazy love from fans. The song has touched them.”

He journeys to Miami next month for the Best of the Best concert, which highlights Caribbean and hip-hop acts at the top of their game. In fact, Ras Penco is only one of two reggae artists booked for the show, and will be sharing the stage with the likes of Rick Ross and T-Pain. “It’s a great feeling to be on the show,” reveals Ras Penco. “The line-up is mostly dancehall and hip-hp artists, so it’s special to be included.”

Tune in to the special sounds of Ras Penco, check out the video for “Thousand Miles,” and look out for his upcoming singles at www.myspace.com/raspenco.


For more information on Ras Penco, including bookings, please contact:

UPRIZE MUSIC

Richard Myrie
US: 1-954-931-2679
richard@uprizemusic.com
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Official Music Video for Etana – Blessings feat. Alborosie

YouTube – Etana – Blessings feat. Alborosie. The subject is love, we love the song, we love reggae stars Etana and Alborosie, and now we love the video too. Need I say more?

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Jamaica’s Ban on ‘daggering songs’

The Broadcasting Commission has banned all radio, television and cable services from airing songs or videos which it deems explicitly sexual and violent.

According to the Commission, these songs are in violation of sections of the Television and Sound Broadcasting Regulations.

It also says there should be no transmission through radio, television or cable services, of any audio recording, song or music video, which employs editing techniques of ‘bleeping‘ or ‘beeping’ of its original lyrical content.

The Commission says it has examined a number of songs, popularly referred to as ‘daggering songs’. It says ‘daggering’ is a colloquial term or phrase used in the dancehall culture as a reference to hard core sex, or the activities of persons engaged in the public simulation of various sexual acts and positions. The country’s electronic media watch dog group says programme managers, station owners and operators must immediately stop airing any recording of these ‘daggering’ songs.

The Commission has been lobbying the Government for changes to be made to the law governing broadcasting and a report is to be tabled in Parliament soon.

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