Music Therapy

Jay Blessed, an award-winning Caribbean blogger, dope writer, phenomenal podcaster, and prominent mental health advocate is the special guest on this episode.

 

 
We list reggae artists who are creating music about self-awareness and showing maturity.  It’s unfortunate that this refreshing music often gets no attention. 
 
Jay lists her top 5 Reggae artists of all times and talks about her most memorable Reggae concert experience.  Also, she describes the important role that reggae has played in her life.  
 
We also talk about her podcast, “In My Head with Jay Blessed” and recent live podcast experience in New York.
 
Jay gives advice to those who are dealing with backlash from implementing boundaries to protect their mental health
 
Learn more about Jay Blessed.
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BUNJI GARLIN AND DAMIAN “JR. GONG” MARLEY JOIN FORCES TO DELIVER “THE MESSAGE”

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Bunji Garlin ft Damian Marley - The Message - Artwork

Bunji Garlin ft Damian Marley – The Message – Artwork

A Powerful New Anthem Rallying For Social Change Available October 16, 2015 on VP Records

Trinidadian soca star Bunji Garlin and Jamaican Grammy-winning reggae artist Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley team up on “The Message,” a passionate forward-thinking song fighting for the souls of our youth and the future generation.

Listen: Bunji Garlin’s “The Message” feat. Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley:

The two Caribbean artists merge soca, dancehall and reggae into a universal sound on this world cry anthem, produced by Philip “Jr. Blender” Meckseper. They go verse for verse addressing society’s illls and Marley delivers a powerful hook aspiring for change. “There is music in your soul, minerals in your soil, children full of beauty worth way much more than oil. While history unfolds, don’t let the good things spoil, oh no.”

Bunji Garlin gives more insight behind the collaboration.”We recorded this song at Gong’s studio in Florida. It was a 4am studio session after we spent about an hour and a half just talking and getting a vibe off of each other’s knowledge, views and energies. I appreciate the project and artist because we were able to let both our musical backgrounds work for us to execute this. It is almost a fable to see the son of reggae legend and also a legend in his own right and artist of the soca genre meld so effortlessly.”

Marley is slated to perform in Garlin’s homeland on October 30th, 2015 in Tobago at Pigeon Point (Colours Of Reggae) and October 31st, 2015 in Trinidad at Hasley Crawford Stadium (Reggae On The Bay Presents Hennessy Artistry).

Fall In Love With Trinidadian Diva Fay Ann Lyons

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Fay-Ann Lyons: Catch Me

Fay-Ann Lyons: Catch Me

The first single from Fay-Ann Lyon’s forthcoming debut album “Catch Me,” produced by Richie Beretta will be featured on Reggae Gold 2014 (dropping August 12). The official genre is listed as Soca, but the track’s POP, EDM and dance music elements are all undeniable.

Access Granted Reggae Soca Fusion with Craig Lion this Friday

Access Granted Reggae Soca Fusion

Access Granted Reggae Soca Fusion

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Jamboree Mas *GLOW FETE* This Saturday at the Enclave Venue downtown Atlanta #Caribbean #Carnival

Join all the soca and reggae music junkies, carnival band members, the sexy Divine Models and party rockers this Saturday April 19th 2014 for the GLOW FETE!!!


The doors at ENCLAVE VENUE, 708 Spring St. Atlanta Ga 30308, open at 10pm.  Musical energy will be supplied by DJ Choice One MD, the Krunkmaster DJ Slik, and DJ Doc.  Also, top rated Highlanda Sound has just been added to the line up!  Admission is only $10.

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Major Lazer remixes Bunji Garlin: Differentology

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Ragga Soca king, Bunji Garlin is poised for his greatest worldwide success with “Differentology,” the biggest hit to emerge from 2013’s Caribbean Carnival season.

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Already the recipient of multiple International Soca Monarch awards in his native Trinidad, Bunji has not rested on his laurels. He maintains a steady international touring schedule and continues to push the sonic envelope with edgy soca tunes like “Differentology.”

The genre-bending song also caught the attention of Major Lazer, who immediately jumped on the remix. The song (which is featured on Major Lazer’s SoundCloud) is currently the DJ supergroup’s go-to track to open all of their live shows and has helped fuel the buzz to a crossover audience.

Check out the video:

  • Dates Venue City Event

  • Friday July 12th Gatey St. Lucia Sexy in Black
  • Saturday July 14th Celebration Square Mississauga Irie Music Fest
  • Saturday July 20th Antigua Recreation Ground Antigua Red Eye
  • Sunday July 21st Farley Hill Barbados Soca on the Hill 
  • Saturday July 27th Russell Auditorium Boston 
  • Friday August 2nd Tiger Bay Bermuda 
  • Saturday August 3rd Wild Water Kingdom Toronto 
  • Sunday August 4th Kensington Oval Barbados Cohobblopot
  • Friday August 9th Vinyl Dance Lounge Calgary 
  • Saturday August 10th Encore Edmonton 
  • Sunday August 11th Six Flags Jackson, New Jersey 
  • Friday August 16th Sports Dock Cayman Islands 
  • Saturday August 17th Bowen & Bowen Compound Belize 

Ms Paige Releases “Carnival Again”

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Ms Paige, in collaboration with Adrian Bailey of SKY STUDIOS/SKY JAMZ
PRODUCTIONS introduce her latest soca release, just in time for Vincy Mas 2013, CARNIVAL AGAIN.

Ms Paige, in collaboration with Adrian Bailey of SKY STUDIOS/SKY JAMZ PRODUCTIONS introduce her latest soca release, just in time for Vincy Mas 2013, CARNIVAL AGAIN. Carnival Again is written and performed by Ms Paige and featured on the Funtime Riddim brought to you by St. Vincent’s own Adrian Bailey, the mega producer behind Kevin Lyttle’s global hit, “Turn Me On” along with countless Vincy soca monarch, ragga soca monarch, and road march wins. The Funtime Riddim also features: KC (SVG, Trinidad) “Wet”, Urban Mystic (St. Vincent) “Jam Dem”, Joaquinn (Barbados) “Funtime”, and Elwin Mark ‘Elo’ (Grenada) “Wukie Wukie”. Title: Carnival Again Written & Performed by: Ms Paige Riddim: Funtime Riddim Producer: Adrian Bailey, Sky Studios/Sky Jamz Productions Don’t forget to stay up to date with all things Ms Paige at www.MsPaigeMusic.com For more information on Ms Paige or bookings, contact info@mspaigemusic.com.

Carnival Again is written and performed by Ms Paige and featured on the Funtime Riddim brought to you by St. Vincent’s own Adrian Bailey, the mega producer behind Kevin Lyttle’s global hit, “Turn Me On” along with countless Vincy soca monarch, ragga soca monarch, and road march wins.

The Funtime Riddim also features: KC (SVG, Trinidad) “Wet”, Urban Mystic (St. Vincent) “Jam Dem”, Joaquinn (Barbados) “Funtime”, and Elwin Mark ‘Elo’ (Grenada) “Wukie Wukie”.

Title: Carnival Again
Written & Performed by: Ms Paige
Riddim: Funtime Riddim
Producer: Adrian Bailey, Sky Studios/Sky Jamz Productions

Don’t forget to stay up to date with all things Ms Paige at www.MsPaigeMusic.com and For more information on Ms Paige or bookings, contact info@mspaigemusic.com.

Shalli, the Princess of Island Pop

Shalli on a musical roll

Island Pop singer Shalli is on a musical roll. She has been spending time between Canada and Jamaica as she makes it her business to claim her share of the world music pie.

Shalli, the Princess of Island Pop

Shalli, the Princess of Island Pop

The talented artist, who is always seeking ways to diversify her product offerings, recently collaborated with Rory of Stone Love on a remix of her culturally defining single, Down In Jamaica. The dancehall remix was produced by Belize’s own Certified! The single will bereleased on digital retail as of June 24th.

Accolades have already been heaped on the music video, which shows off the immense beauty of Jamaica and the sincerity of Shalli’s mission. On her visit to Jamaica in March, Shalli went into the studio with Rory and the result was a remix that is totally captivating.

“It was really a pleasure working with Rory, as he is someone who I have admired for a long time. He is a top-class Dj, so it is easy to understand that, with his knowledge of the music, he is also a great producer and has that ear for hit songs. And we all know just how important that is,” Shalli said.

WATCH: Down In Jamaica Music Video

Armed with a mission to give fans uplifting music, Shalli has also done a collaboration with Trinidad’s own Orlando Octave entitled Fire, on the ‘Happy Feet’ rhythm.

Wasting no time, the video for this was shot and both artists and their management are happy with the outcome. A very uptempo offering, this could have been specifically made to celebrate carnival in Trinidad, and with the natural chemistry between the artistes, the song and video jelled perfectly.

“The rhythm is called ‘Happy Feet’ because it is just that, happy. The single is already getting a lot of love, especially in the Caribbean. We are working on a dance remix now to support the video launch in the fall.” Shalli explained.

Bunji Garlin – Differentology (Official Music Video)

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The official music video to Trinidad and Tobago’s 2013 Carnival Anthem

What do you think of the video?

 

Soaking Wet Trinidad & Tobago 50th Independence Bash

Soaking Wet Trinidad & Tobago 50th Independence Bash

August 31st at Red Hills Sports Bar and Lounge its the Soaking Wet Trinidad & Tobago 50th Independence Bash