TORONTO’S Trailblazer award winning artist KAFINAL

Born in Spanish Town, St. Catherine, Jamaica, Kafinal has emerged as an entertainer and vocalist with diverse talents.

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The singer/comedian/actor who is now based in Toronto, Canada credits his sometimes difficult upbringing with giving him his strong work ethic and sense of humour. The second of five children for his parents, he remembers how his mother worked hard to make ends meet. With that determination, he has decided to pay homage to her with his work.

Like many of the musical greats he started singing as a child in the church as well as in school and at community events. In 2001 while still living in Jamaica his professional musical timing had come and he released songs like “Cooking Dat Pwile” and “Drive By”.

Upon relocating to Canada, Kafinal began to make a name for himself on the Caribbean live show and performance circuits both as a singer and comedian.

The re-emergence of his first love, music, which Kafinal describes as “soul-filling”; presents him with an opportunity to entertain the best way he knows.

Influenced by all genres of music, he lists Bob Marley, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson and Beres Hammond among his musical influences.

For Kafinal the sky is indeed the limit as he plans to build on the exposure and fan-base he has garnered and take it to the highest level. He promises to continue to put out excellent music with the best production quality.

Lyrically he is definitely on his way as he has already released not only “catchy” but very relevant content. His latest project is titled “Road Tonight”, has been rocking the airwaves in Jamaica, Toronto, the Caribbean and North America.

Expect more from this talented brother of the Caribbean.

Tasha T wins for Best Caribbean Style at the Black Canadian Awards

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Congratulations to Tasha T on winning in the “Best Caribbean Style”category of the prestigious “Black Canadian Awards” that took place on Saturday, June 6, 2015! The award was presented at a Black Tie gala hosted at the Queen Ann Theatre in Toronto, Canada.

  Decked out in a drop-dead couture outfit the inspired creation of  Canadian based "Dab Design" Tasha T looked stunning throughout the evening. When interviewed about this latest honor the petite songstress known for her big voice and conscious lyrics said "more than anyone could imagine I am extremely thankful to the Black Canadian Awards Committee for recognizing and nominating me for the award.  She went on to say that "I work non-stop writing to create statement music that hopefully will make a difference in the lives of all listeners and touring to promote my message. This award strengthens my energy and resolve to continue moving in the direction that I am headed, up-up-up!"

TASHA T WINS FOR BEST CARIBBEAN STYLE AT THE BLACK CANADIAN AWARDS

Arriving by a stretch limousine, an excited Tasha T stepped onto the red carpet looking radiant and was meet by adoring friends and fans. Following the announcement of her win Tasha T’s acceptance speech began with thanks to JAH for the many blessings she has received with further expressions of love to her family and deep gratitude to all the fans who took the time to vote for her. She also took time to express her gratitude to the RasVibe Records management team and to VP Records for their continual support.

Decked out in a drop-dead couture outfit the inspired creation of  Canadian based “Dab Design” Tasha T looked stunning throughout the evening. When interviewed about this latest honor the petite songstress known for her big voice and conscious lyrics said “more than anyone could imagine I am extremely thankful to the Black Canadian Awards Committee for recognizing and nominating me for the award.”  She went on to say that “I work non-stop writing to create statement music that hopefully will make a difference in the lives of all listeners and touring to promote my message. This award strengthens my energy and resolve to continue moving in the direction that I am headed, up-up-up!

New Reggae R&B Fusion from MS PAIGE – “THREE TIMES”

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For grown folks only…Ms Paige releases THREE TIMES, a seductive lovers rock reggae and R&B fusion featured on the Illusive Riddim produced by Enos Peniston (a.k.a. Mandrike) of COZMIKNATION PRODUCTION.

Written and performed by Ms Paige, THREE TIMES is a fusion of the grimy dirty south vibe and a passionate love song, mixed with some Caribbean flavor.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MumXugq3y-U&feature=youtu.be

“Think Janet meets Ciara meets Rihanna and welcome to MS PAIGE – THREE TIMES.”

~ Ms Paige

 

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Uzman’s CLUB FOCUSED’ EP with Junior Reid and Jah Mason

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Toronto’s #1 crossover artist, Uzman, blends a unique fusion of hip hop and Jamaican dancehall music to the delight of radio deejays and club goers all over North America.  His EP, Club Focused, is set to hit stores April 20, 2014. The EP includes smash hit single “Night Life,” featuring reggae superstar, Jah Mason.  Night Life has already topped New York City’s Funk Master Flex Franchise Record Pool reggae charts and the anticipation is high for Uzman’s follow up tracks: Party Right, Stress Less, Tek Time, and Wine & Grind featuring Junior Reid and the remix produced by DJ Power the NYC Remix King (produced Mims’ platinum “Why I’m Hot” remix).

Uzman, born in Toronto to Jamaican parents has always been heavily influenced by the melodic vibrations of reggae music and the dancehall culture in whole. Add a distinctive blunt force flow, killer punch lines, and head banging club beats – and there’s the recipe for a memorable album that takes listeners from the club to the after party to the after after party! Uzman gives an energetic performance and lights up the microphone, especially on tracks, Wine & Grind and Party Right.

After major success with his Canadian Bar Hop Tour in 2013, Uzman is scheduled to embark on its US/Caribbean leg, stopping in at venues in New York, Miami, and Atlanta in the United States in April. The rapper also plans to visit Montego Bay and Kingston, Jamaica on a 2-week promotional media tour in support of the EP release and to perform Night Life live with Jah Mason. Night Life has been blazing up Jamaican radio since its release in late 2013; the song remains on heavy rotation on the island’s two most popular stations, IRIE FM and FAME FM.

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Canadian, RasVibeRecords artiste Tasha T

Tasha T, conscious reggae artist Dancehall Now Interview

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Canadian, Ras Vibe Records artiste Tasha T phones in for an interview with the Dancehall Now crew. 

Super PEC off of the Dancehall Now show on DaFlavaRadio interviews Tasha T about her latest album entitled Real Talk, her Iatest single called In A Di Jungle, touching upon her start as a selector and the reggae industry in the city where she is based, Toronto, Canada.

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Tasha T ‘In A Di Jungle’ CD Cover

Alpha Blondy’s upcoming album Mystic Power available June 30, 2013

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International reggae superstar Alpha Blondy is back with a brand new album and a North American tour that will take him from coast to coast. The tour begins on June 23rd at the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival. Full routing below:

International reggae superstar Alpha Blondy is back with a brand new album and a North American tour that will take him from coast to coast. The tour began on June 23rd at the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival.

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“Alpha the melodist, activist and philosopher. Quite simply the most important African reggae artist today.” – Olivier Cachin

 

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Da’ BAND “IBADAN” – Toronto’s most exciting musical warriors

Toronto’s most exciting musical warriors dwell within the melodious confines of IBADAN. This “warrior camp” founded by bassist, Peter “Burna” Holung and keyboardist, Edwin Harrigan in 1994, is the site where dedicated members hone their skills to perfect the product, IBADAN; Reggae’s and R&B’s sweetest exponent from Toronto .

The IBADAN crew, an eclectic mix of music combatants from Jamaica, The British Virgin Islands (via Anguilla) and Canada, is easily identifiable by an insistent and “unique militancy” that punctuates every note they play. The result is an intoxicating and hypnotic mélange of the sweetest Reggae and Rhythm and Blues arrangement and vocals that never fails to pierce a path into the psyche and hearts of its targets.

Sharp, tight and extraordinarily professional, IBADAN fuses the techniques of Marley, Third World, Earth Wind & Fire, The Funk Brothers and even The Beatles.


From the worlds’ most famous drum and bass duo, Sly and Robbie, to The U.K.’s singing sensation, Bitty McLean; Reggae Ambassadors, Third World to heavyweight veterans Ken Booth, Leroy Sibbles, Gregory Isaacs, Freddie McGregor, Luciano and Tony Rebel; this gifted ensemble of musicians is Canada’s most favorite reggae band.

Fortified by the talent of its instrumentalists, – Peter, Edwin, Chris and Donnie – lead singer, D’Vocalz and the gorgeous and capable supporting vocalists, Rraine and Marcia; IBADAN is now a staple of almost every major festival and night spot in Toronto. Yet, there are bigger goals to accomplish and many more territories to conquer.

Toronto Songbird Tanya Mullings To Host Internet Radio Show

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Atlanta: After having conquered so many feats in the entertainment industry, multi award winning reggae singer Tanya Mullings is now ready to take on a new challenge – her own radio program (The Tanya Mullings Show) – on Atlanta based www.daflavaradio.com.

Mullings, who got her break on radio co-hosting the popular “Rebel Vibez” on CHRY 105.5FM in Toronto with her sister Carrie Mullings will join an all celebrity cast that includes Gramps Morgan, Diva Nikki Z, Kevy Kev, Soca DJ Choice One MD, Jah Prince, DJ Rifa Madness, Highlanda Sound and Rico Vibes. Her first show will air live from the Da Flava studios on Thursday July 1st from noon – 3pm and every Thursday thereafter.

“This is a chance of a life time” she told station owner Rico Vibes when he first contacted her about hosting a show.

“I feel honored to be invited to be part of the Da Flava radio family and I’m looking forward to this journey. For those who know me, you always see me blogging for other artist…these are artists I feel need to be heard and that’s what I plan to bring to my radio show. It’s all about bringing the people good reggae music. I truly like what the station brings to the table and how they support artists. And myself as an artist, it feels really good to have the opportunity to help others. To my fans, I hope you enjoy the show and thanks as always for the love and support you’ve given me all these years” she said with tears of joy streaming down her face.

In the 21 years since she has been involved in the industry, Tanya has released four albums with the most prestigious producers in the industry covering all sub-genres of reggae and R&B.

“My love for music was inspired by my father, the late Karl Mullings who managed my career along with the late Jackie Mittoo, Lynn Taitt and Hopeton Lewis” she recalls.

Her musical journey has taken her to international festivals like Reggae Sumfest in Jamaica; the Montreal International Reggae Festival & the Calgary International Reggae Festival in Canada; North America‘s premier rIrie Jamboree and Madison Square Gardens in New York; Hard Rock Live in Orlando FL and Brixton Academy in London England. She has won various industry awards including the Top International Reggae Artist (2010), International Reggae and World Music Award (2009), fourteen Canadian Reggae Music Awards, seven Caribbean Crucible Awards, two Reggae Music Achievement Awards. She was also nominated five times for the prestigious Juno Awards in Canada (Grammy equivalent) and was presented with the Citizens Award for the Arts by the City of Brampton in Ontario, Canada.

In 2004 her hit songs ‘A Love Thang’ by multi platinum producer Bobby “Digital” and ‘Love and Affection,’ were featured on the television pilot “Da Kink In My Hair” which was produced and directed by Tonya Lee Williams of the Young and the Restless. While working on her fourth album “Music Is My Life” which featured Morgan Heritage, Tanto Metro, Craig T and Mega Banton, her father passed away but Tanya found the strength to complete the album with the help of producers Bobby Digital, Dalton Browne, “Computer” Paul, Morgan Heritage, Devonte, Patrick Roberts, Danny Browne, Byron Bobby Treasure, Robert Browne and Dubmatix. With her new stint on radio, Tanya is ready to prove she is not just a rising star but a star that has risen.

contact:
TanyaMullingsShow@gmail.com
www.twitter.com/@1TanyaMullings

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The 4th Annual Reggae Achievement Awards

Toronto: In recognition of Black Music Month, the 4th Annual Reggae Achievement Awards (RMAA) will be held on Saturday, June 12, 2010 at the Jamaican Canadian Association Ballroom, located at 995 Arrow Rd in Toronto, Canada.

The Awards show will begin promptly at 7:00PM and will feature performances by international reggae stars Frankie Paul, General Tree, as well as Kay Morris and Steele out of Toronto. Also slated to perform are Norris Weir & The Jamaicans, Mandy Woods and C. Blazer, all backed by the Mountain Edge Band.

The Reggae Music Achievement Awards is held annually to publicly recognize and highlight the outstanding contributors to the reggae music industry in Canada and the rest of the world. This special event also gives the Caribbean Diaspora community in Canada an opportunity to showcase their culture and talent to the rest of the world.

Sponsors this year include Western Union, Patty World, Caribbean Camera, Pride Newspaper, CHRY radio, 105.5 FM and JN Money Transfer.

“We are grateful and proud to be aligned with such a stellar roster of partner brands, which support many different aspects of the 4th Annual Reggae Achievement Awards” said Delroy Sterling, Producer, Organizer and Facilitator of the 4th Annual Reggae Achievement Awards Show.

“With their generous and creative support, we look forward to making this year’s RMA Awards show another huge success” he said.

Last year’s Awards show was a smashing success, with stellar performances by reggae crooner George Nooks, Ammoye, Tanya Mullings and Exco Levi. Attendees and nominees came from all over Canada and the Caribbean to celebrate the wonderful event.

For more information:

call 416-660-7888 (416) 669-1577

www.reggaemusicachievementawards.com
reggaemusicachievementawards@yahoo.ca

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Tanya Mullings Nominated for the 2010 JUNO Awards

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The 2010 Juno Nominees were announced in downtown Toronto.  Tanya Mullings received a nomination for Reggae Recording Of The Year.  This years awards will be hosted in St. Johns, NL.  The 2010 celebrations in St. John’s will mark the 39th anniversary of the JUNO Awards.  Watch the JUNO Awards Live April 18th on CTV.

http://junoawards.ca/nominees/

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For Music, Bookings or Interviews contact
i.M.O.K. Enterprises
Tanya Mullings
tmullings@imokenterprises.ca
416-880-4255
www.imokenterprises.ca
www.myspace.com/tanyamullings
http://www.twitter.com/1TanyaMullings

2010 JUNO Award Nominee
Breaking Up – Tribute to Alton Ellis

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