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.

Alpha Blondy - Mystic Power - Artwork

“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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