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Julian Marley "War Zone" VIDEO PREMIERE!

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WAR ZONE

VIDEO PREMIERE

WATCH "WAR ZONE" VIDEO PREMIERE NOW!

Ghetto Youths International and Zojak World Wide are proud to present to you, "War Zone," from the upcoming album, "As I Am," by Julian Marley. The single is available to stream/download today, accompanied by a powerful visual depicting the hostile state of the world, live now on JulianMarleyVEVO.

CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER THE ALBUM!

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dancehall-mvps-hit-new-york-mavado-alkaline-jahmiel.jpgFor the first time in New York City, three of Jamaica's dancehall giants will hit the same stage. On Saturday, December 1, Mavado, Alkaline and Jahmiel will perform in Queens New York as MVP.

Celebrating his birthday and also the celebration of life, what better way than with his brothers in music who over the past two years remain dancehall unified powerhouse. With the moniker MVP, (dancehall Most Valuable Players) Mavado, Vendetta (Alkaline) and Patriotz (Jahmiel) have toured the world under this umbrella selling out several outdoor festivals in the United States and Canada while still maintaining three separate careers and their own huge fan base.

dancehall-mvps-hit-new-york-mass-appeal.jpg"MVP is an alignment of artists at the heights of their powers, any one of whom is more than capable of attracting big crowds wherever people love dancehall music--which in 2018 means pretty much anywhere in the world. All parties involved emphasize that they are not a group and they can and will do their own thing whenever they please. Mavado, Alkaline, and Jahmiel have come together because real dancehall culture needs this right now. At this particular moment in music history, MVP's full combined star power is more important than giving in to the usual forces that drive show business" says Music Journalist Reshma B.

With their own unique artistry, each artist are able to maintain a huge fan base on their own, while touring Europe, UK, US, Canada and the Caribbean, yet the unity of all three artists on one concert has become an energectic and vivacious performance, which dancehall is known for.

Mavado career spans over 10 years in dancehall and has remained one of dancehall living legends to date. With mainstream collabs with Nikki Minaj, Akon, Stefflon Don just to name a few. Adding to his repertoire of collabs, Mavado also have collabs with both Alkaline and Jahmiel, which many can guarantee will be performed on December 1, 2018.

On December 1st each artist guarantee they will bring their A-Game. A performance many have never seen before in New York.





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Igloo Dream August 2018 | Photos by: Ashon Williams

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Day Dream August 2018 | Photos by: Ashon Williams

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today-2018-07-26-city-of-miami-gardens-ribbon-cutting-ceremony-with-the-vice-mayor-photo-1.jpgCity of Miami Gardens Vice Mayor Erhabor Ighodaro and recording artist Yohan Marley have teamed up with Cool J's to help launch their new Miami Gardens based outlet store. In addition to a ribbon cutting ceremony, the team will host the first International Music and Food Festival artist meet and greet to kick-off the back-to-school shopping season at Cool J's. The event takes place on Thursday, July 26 at 811 NW 183rd Street from 4pm to 7pm.

This year, Cool J's celebrated their 30th anniversary at the forefront of fashion, music and entertainment culture. For three decades, Cool J's has provided quality service and trendsetting styles, as well as job opportunities for the Miami Gardens community. This month, Cool J's furthers its legacy as a community-engaged business leader by opening an outlet store offering a broad variety of name brand clothing and urban sportswear at a discount rate.

Cool J's is an official ticket outlet for the International Music and Food Festival (IMFest). The festival will feature live performances by Amara La Negra, and Yohan Marley, grandson of Bob Marley, who was recently added to the artist lineup. Attendees to IMFest can expect to hear original music from Yohan Marley, as well as renditions of his grandfather's famous reggae anthems. Last year, Yohan's brother Jo Mersa Marley headlined IMFest.

Yohan Marley and other artists performing at IMFest 2018 will appear at the Cool J's Ribbon Cutting and IMFest meet and greet. Free book bags will be raffled off to the public to help prepare for back-to-school. This event is free and open to the public.

IMFest 2018 takes place on Saturday, August 4, 2018 from 6pm - 12am. $10 Early Bird tickets and $50 Early Bird VIP tickets are on-sale now at imfest2018.eventbrite.com, and Cool J's Outlet Store in Miami Gardens.

Media RSVP:

publicaffairs@miamigardens-fl.gov

For more information on IMFest,contact 305-914-9070.

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July 26, 2018 | Cool J's Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

4PM-7PM | 811 NW 183rd Sreet


Hosted by :

Yohan Marley &

Vice Mayor Erhabor Ighadaro


International Music & Food Festival

Miami Gardens Meet & Greet

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August 4 2018 | International Food & Music Festival

6PM-12AM | Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex Amphitheatre

3000 NW 199th Street | Miami Gardens, FL 33056

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International Music and Food Festival on Saturday, August 4, at 6p.m.

Betty T. Ferguson Complex Miami Gardens

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What You'll Get

  • General admission or VIP
  • VIP includes reserved seating, complimentary VIP meal, VIP drink ticket, access to covered VIP lounge, and an official IMFest T-shirt

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International Music Festival

  • What It Is: the third annual celebration of Miami's musical diversity, featuring representation by African, gospel, hip-hop, reggae, calypso, merengue, and soca artists.
  • The Music: Afro-Latina singer Amara La Negra, star of VH1's Love & Hip Hop: Miami, headlines an evening of performances filled out by international and local artists in partnership with Circle House Studios.
  • Extras: This year's festival coincides with Jamaican Independence Day and will also feature DJ sets, arts and merchandise vendors, as well as food trucks and vendors serving up Caribbean, African, and Latin cuisine.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Aug 4, 2018. May buy multiple. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem on day of show for a ticket at the venue box office. Refundable only on day of purchase. Merchant is issuer of tickets - discount reflects current ticket prices, which may change. ADA seating cannot be guaranteed; contact box office prior to purchase for availability. Ticket value includes all fees.Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Jamaica's Largest Music Festival
REGGAE SUMFEST

Offers

FREE LIVE STREAMING

on WORLD CLASH NIGHT, THURSDAY, July 19,

as well as on both nights of the Main Event.

Global newsflash! By overwhelming popular demand, the 20th Anniversary Celebration and homecoming to
Pier One in Montego Bay, Jamaica, of
Irish & Chin's World Clash is now going to be LIVESTREAMED.

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Click Here to Purchase Festival Tickets NOW
or...to register for Free Live Stream!

Reggae Sumfest returns to Catherine Hall Event Centre in Montego Bay, Jamaica with a heavy-hitting artist lineup featuring the world's
top reggae and dancehall artists.

Can't make it this year?
No problem, Mon....Join the party by viewing the Live Stream of
World Clash, plus two Main event nights.

Sign up now for free at reggaesumfest.com to hear and see history on Thursday, July 19th at 10 pm Jamaica/EST.



3 great livestream events now for Reggae Sumfest:

~World Clash Thursday, July 19,
~Dancehall Night Friday, July 20
~Reggae Night Saturday, July 21

Check out Videos of World Clash Performers:

Mighty Crown Video

Chin Video

~To sign up for the Live Stream...Simply go to WEBSITE

Live Streaming page and sign up for all three nights.

~The sign up is easy and can be done through the viewers Facebook, Email, or Twitter Account. The viewer's device will be remembered, so return access will be automatic. Note: To watch all 3 nights, you need to sign up for each night.

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Register today!

Don't Miss One Moment of Reggae Sumfest

Thursday, July 19 Live Stream

Irish & Chin's 20th Anniversary of World Clash

Friday, July 20, 2018 Live Stream

Friday night is the ultimate dancehall takeover with both emerging and iconic lyricists including Popcaan, Aidonia, Bounty Killer, Sizzla, Spice, Tommy Lee Sparta, Agent Sasco,
Ding Dong, I-Octane, Stonebwoy and more.

Saturday, July 21, 2018 Live Stream

Saturday night will feature show-stopping performances from reggae's biggest names like Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley, Beres Hammond, Maxi Priest, Cham, Capleton, Raging Fyah,
Jesse Royal, J Boog and many more.

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The Global Reggae Community is gearing up for

Reggae Sumfest 2018 by registering for the the free Live Stream events ~ Join Us!

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Online Merchandise Store

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Reggae Sumfest/Downsound Entertainment has opened up a

web store for merchandise.

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Access to the new store is through the

SHOP button on WEBSITE

or go to www.downsoundshop.com

The Online Store is located in North America

with worldwide service.

Reggae Sumfest merchandise is featured now,

and Downsound will soon, also be offering vintage Sumfest designs from shows over the 26 year history of Reggae Sumfest, plus individual artist merchandise, and Caribbean Lifestyle merchandise, to bring an authentic Caribbean vibe

to the world of merchandise.

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Hard Tickets Now On Sale
At Local Jamaican Outlets and Online at
Reggae Sumfest Website
Must Be Legal Age to Drink ~ 18 & Over in Jamaica ~ ID Required

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Friday July 20th

@ Center Stage

1374 West Peachtree Street

Atlanta, GA

Performing Live: Freddie McGregor, Wayne Wonder, Chino and Imani Ray

info: www.ticketmaster.com or Call Karen @770-490-3785

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

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free-live-stream-live-thursday-july-19-at-10-pm-est-photo-1.jpgGlobal Newsflash... By Overwhelming Popular Demand, the 20th Anniversary Celebration and Homecoming to Pier One Montego Bay of Irish & Chin's World Clash is Now Going to be Livestreamed...

Sign Up Now at ReggaeSumfest.com to Hear and See History on Thursday, July 19th at 10 PM Jamaica / EST Time.

Join The Party!

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World Clash Thursday July 19th, Dancehall Night Friday July 20th, Reggae Night Saturday July 21st

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Hookie Weekend scores big with attendees

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Washington, DC (Sonique Solutions) - The Hookie Life Entertainment team has once again unleashed another successful edition of its annual Hookie weekend in Washington DC.

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Patrons came from various US & Canadian cities and Caribbean islands for the pool party of all pool parties 'Hookie DC'.

With 5 major events over the span of 4 days, the 2018 installment created memorable moments for its patrons complete with the very best of West Indian entertainment.

After what can only be described as an epic reunion of Caribbean culture lovers in the form of the Thursday night event 'Release Therapy', attendees from various US & Canadian cities and Caribbean islands descended upon the RFK Stadium in downtown DC for the pool party of all pool parties 'Hookie DC', which took place on the Friday afternoon.

The organizers transformed the stadium into a true pool/beach setting with huge inflatable pools, water slides and even a special sandy area close to the stage front.

Adding to Hookie DC's mix were energetic sets by top international DJs and performances from local brass band 'Dem Bad' and Soca artistes Fadda Fox and Motto who kept the 'Party Lit'.

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Lion's Pride J'ouvert gave attendees the chance to let loose in paint and powder frenzy.

Lion's Pride J'ouvert gave attendees the chance to let loose in paint and powder frenzy.

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Packed house for the return of Shine DC on Hookie Saturday night.

This signature Saturday morning Hookie weekend J'ouvert event did not disappoint its fans and set the bar high with an abundance of amenities. This event was followed later that evening by the return of Shine DC which truly morphed Hookie Saturday from dutty to swanky.

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Sunday afternoon's Riddim & Road was the final event on the Hookie Weekend calendar and offered multiple music trucks, drinks trucks, live drummers on the road and drink ambassadors with backpacks who served masqueraders with specialty rum punch. This gave participants a chance to get additional usage of their previous regional and international Carnival costumes and also gave several of them the opportunity to release their inner designer as seen by the variety of original costume creations and Monday wear upgrades.

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True Carnival culture on full display in the DMV at Hookie DC Weekend 2018.

Even the weekend's rainy/overcast weather could not stop these eager party-goers from leaving their inhibitions and hang ups at the door and leaving everything else on the floor.

One patron termed the exciting weekend of events as 'Socaholics Anonymous' and shared, "In this case nobody is trying to be cured of their addictions and instead of counsellors and sponsors we have the industry's biggest enablers in the DJs, artists and of course the awesome promoters."

Hookie Weekend 2018's sponsors included Courvoisier, Cruzan rum, Blu eCigs & Top Choice Transportation Services.

Up next on the Hookie Life Entertainment 2018 agenda is the all-inclusive affair 'Havana Nights' (Sept 22nd), 'Hookie Miami' (Oct 4th).

For additional information on Hookie Life's 2018 events please visit: www.hookielife.com OR www.facebook.com/hookielife OR www.instagram.com/hookielife

Packed house for the return of Shine DC on Hookie Saturday night.









NEW Festival Merchandise

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Jamaica's Largest Music Festival
REGGAE SUMFEST
Catherine Hall Event Centre, Montego Bay, Jamaica

Click Here to Purchase Tickets NOW
or to register for Free Live Stream!

Reggae Sumfest returns to Montego Bay, Jamaica with a heavy-hitting artist lineup
featuring the world's top reggae and dancehall artists.

REGGAE SUMFEST LIVE STREAMING

GETS BIG CHANGES & UPGRADES

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~Jet Blue comes onboard as Presenting Sponsor for

Reggae Sumfest Live Streams.

~Upgraded audio for Live Streaming....Reggae Sumfest is pulling out all the stops to deliver broadcast quality live streaming by bringing in huge studio mixing boards with record-quality live mix of the audio for Reggae Sumfest.

This is a first for Reggae Sumfest in its 26 years of festivals!

~ Reggae Sumfest has partnered with Dutch Streaming and Video gateway company, Cleeng, to provide a Free, High-Definition Multi-Track Audio Livestream on the Reggae Sumfest Streaming Platform to insure that all the content of the Reggae Sumfest Live Stream gets to customers live and uninterrupted.

~ Also, fans that sign up for this Free Live Stream will receive special access to premium ticketing, discounted online festival merchandise, and other special fan rewards.

~How you sign up...Simply go to WEBSITE Live Streaming page and sign up for both the Friday and Saturday Night

Live Streams.

~The sign up is easy and can be done through the viewers Facebook, Email, or Twitter Account. The viewer's device will be remembered, so return access will be automatic.

Note: To watch both nights, you need to sign up for both nights.

Reggae Sumfest 2018 is looking to bring a world class global party with the Live Stream. Register today!

Don't Miss One Moment of Reggae Sumfest

Here are direct links to sign up for the Live Streams

for each night...

(You can also just click the action buttons on the

Live Stream page on website)

Friday, July 20, 2018 Live Stream

Friday night is the ultimate dancehall takeover with both emerging and iconic lyricists including Popcaan, Aidonia, Bounty Killer, Sizzla, Spice, Tommy Lee Sparta, Agent Sasco,
Ding Dong, I-Octane, Stonebwoy and more.

Saturday, July 21, 2018 Live Stream

Saturday night will feature show-stopping performances from reggae's biggest names like Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley, Beres Hammond, Maxi Priest, Cham, Capleton, Raging Fyah,
Jesse Royal, J Boog and many more.

The Global Reggae Community is gearing up for

Reggae Sumfest 2018 by registering for the free Live Stream ~ Join Us!

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Online Merchandise Store

Reggae Sumfest/Downsound Entertainment has opened up a

web store for merchandise.

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Access to the new store is through the

SHOP button on WEBSITE

or go to www.downsoundshop.com

The Online Store is located in North America

and will service online orders world wide.

Reggae Sumfest merchandise is featured now,

and Downsound will soon, also be offering vintage Sumfest designs from shows over the 26 year history of Reggae Sumfest, plus individual artist merchandise, and Caribbean Lifestyle merchandise....to bring an authentic Caribbean vibe

to the world of merchandise.

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YouTube Channel Facebook Instagram Twitter

Hard Tickets Now On Sale
At Local Jamaican Outlets and Online at
Reggae Sumfest Website
Must Be Legal Age to Drink - 18 & Over in Jamaica - ID Required -

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Silent Morning sets sail for Summer 2018 tour

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Silent Morning Summer 2018 tour schedule.

Kingston, Jamaica (Sonique Solutions) - After unleashing unparalleled vibes in T&T's Carnival an amazing first time experience for Jamaica's Carnival, the Silent Morning party brand now embarks on a summer 2018 journey which will take its epic boat ride phenom to the masses with Carnival destinations such as St. Lucia, Barbados, Grenada and New York City.

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For summer 2018 the epic boat ride experience heads St. Lucia, Barbados, Grenada and New York City.

Silent Morning, the annual 'breakfast boat ride party' and cooler cruise concept has experienced exponential growth, increased popularity and solidified a die-hard following of fete fanatics in the Caribbean, the US, Canada, the UK and even France, Switzerland, Germany and Japan.

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The event brand has solidified a die-hard following from the Caribbean, US, Canada, Europe & beyond.

The promoters of Silent Morning, New York Caribbean Vibes.Com and Back to Basics Entertainment have positively contributed to Carnival circuits and industries in several territories within the region and diaspora for the last decade by producing top quality events.

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The annual 'breakfast boat ride party' and cooler cruise concept showcases the beauty of the Caribbean.

The team aspires to bridge cultural gaps and foster more Caribbean unity with this upcoming 2018 summer festival tour.

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Kicking off this impressive voyage is Silent Morning in St. Lucia on Saturday July 14th.

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Known as the 'Helen of the West Indies', St. Lucia's beautiful island backdrop, sparkling waters and Carnival festivities will set the scene for the cruise which takes place onboard The Pearl.

Following this, Barbados will get a taste of Silent Morning flavor as the event sails into the 'wuk up' capital just in time for the island's annual Cropover celebrations.

This event happens on Thursday August 2nd on The Dream Chaser boat.

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The summer tour promises festivity and excitement set to the backdrop of sparkling tropical waters.

On Friday August 10th, the Silent Morning expedition will travel to Grenada's Spicemas.

Taking place on the Rhum Runner II, this boat ride has already added value to Grenada's expanding Carnival landscape for the last three of years.

The summer 2018 voyage concludes on Sunday August 19th with the event's signature edition in New York City.

Even with the massive growth of the Silent Morning brand, the promoters are continually listening to their loyal fans and finding ways to maintain and upgrade their unique product.

The team looks forward to bringing the very best Caribbean DJs and an atmosphere of pure excitement to these various territories and festivals and to meeting new and old friends and supporters on this grand summer 2018 excursion.

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Silent Morning will bring the very best Caribbean DJs and an atmosphere of pure excitement to these various territories.

For tickets, please visit: https://stubavenue.com/ OR call NYC (347) 573-5166 | (917) 214-3647; TRINIDAD (868) 310-2487 | (868) 687-6871

For additional information on Silent Morning's 2018 summer tour, please visit: www.facebook.com/SilentMorningParty OR www.instagram.com/silentmorningparty OR http://silentmorningparty.com/





Damian Marley Reggae Sumfest Video Drop

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GATFFest 2018 Film Night Schedule

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gatffest-2018.jpgThe sixth staging of GATFFEST, formerly known as the Greater August Town Film Festival, the event will unfold from May 26 to 23.

Thirty-six films from 16 countries will be aired across Kingston and Montego Bay.

The itinerary includes four community film nights, four workshops with speakers from Colombia and South Africa, and seven main event film nights.

Partners this year include the South African High Commission (first-time partner), the Japanese Embassy, Japan Foundation, the Colombian Embassy and the Bob Marley Foundation.

Since 2013, more than 300 people have graduated from the UWI Community Film Project, hailing from communities like Hannah Town, Maxfield Park, Jones Town, Granville, Trench Town and Flankers.





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Due to Weather Warnings Best of the Best Music Festival has been moved to Mana Wynwood Convention Center located at 318 NE 23rd Street Miami Florida.

10,000 Sq Ft to stage this year's Best of the Best Music Festival.

"Safety has always been the first priority, therefore we have decided to take the concert indoors. We can't control Mother Nature, but cancelling the show was NOT an option either. We had to take into consideration all the persons who purchased tickets, purchased flights and booked hotels to be a part of this premiere event and therefore the show MUST GO ON" says co-promoter Steve "Jabba" Beckford.

General admission tickets start at only $52 online and VIP tickets are SOLD OUT. Visit www.bestofthebestconcert.com for more information.

Get Tickets Now

NEW VENUE

Mana Wynwood Convention Center | 318 NE 23rd Street Miami Florida

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This is a 100% Caribbean Concert

Visit www.bestofthebestconcert.com for more details.

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Australian Reggae and Dancehall producer Jake Savona's latest project brings the unique flavor of two Caribbean countries together. Havana Meets Kingston is a compilation project that focuses on bringing the "best of both worlds" through the music cultures of, Cuba and Jamaica, something that has never been done before.

Savona (aka Mista Savona) saw an opportunity to marry both islands' outstanding music styles by bringing a host of legendary and influential artistes together in one place to produce tracks in Spanish, English and Jamaican patois. The project features over 50 Cuban, Jamaican and International artistes such as Gaston Joya, Brenda Navarette, Julito Padron, Beatriz Marquez, Leroy Sibbles, Lutan Fyah, Randy Valentine, Micah Shemiah, Cali P and Glasford 'Porti' Manning & The Jewels. The main goal was to "bring Jamaican sound system and bass culture together with Cuba's electrifying and virtuosic Afro-Cuban and jazz traditions" and the end product was phenomenal.

The combination of Jamaican roots reggae, dub and dancehall with Cuban salsa, rumba and Afro-Cuban sounds has created a collaboration that, according to one of the contributors involved, is both fun and fresh. The dynamic duo Sly & Robbie, Bongo Hermon and Bo Peep have all contributed their music styles to this project and visited Cuba in order to record with musicians there.

Talking on the project Sly said "It was a great experience working on this musical venture; I got to work with some very talented people from here in Jamaica and in Cuba. This offering is something very new and at the same time deeply rooted, cultured and bold."

The first single off the album is Carnival which features British-Jamaican singer Randy Valentine and Cuban singer Solis.

Distributed by VPal Music, the album was released in in two parts - the first in November 2017 and the second in March 2018. Following its release, many of the musicians came together and embarked on a 3 week tour in Australia and New Zealand.

Upcoming promotional plans include an album launch to be done later on in Jamaica. A documentary capturing various aspects of the project's development in both Jamaica and Cuba has also been created, with contributions from filmmaker Rick Mereki, producer Lauren Rosa Beck and photographer Lara Merrington.





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Downsound Entertainment

July 15-22, 2018

Montego Bay, Jamaica

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Advance Tickets Now

Online Tix Now

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the-driven-women-awards-2018.jpgNew York, NY -- For the third year in a row Playbook MG will celebrate Women's History Month with an event recognizing the accomplishments of female trailblazers. The distinction of award recipients as "Driven Women" shines the spirit of the winners in an even brighter light. This year it will take place at Caribbean Social on March 31st.

As managing partner of Playbook MG, celebrity publicist Marie Driven & her team handpick finalists from an impressive compilation of key industry players and community leaders. Past hosts Peter Gunz and Tara Wallace welsomed special guests and announced performers. Previous honorees include Jennifer Cunningham Editor at Bossip, KC Orcutt Writer for BET, Dara Cook VP Strategic Development at VH1, Raven Carter Senior Producer Moguldom Media Group, Hello Beautiful Entertainment Editor Shamika Sanders, international columnist Mara the Hip-Hop Socialite, Source Magazine Content Director Simone Amelia, New York Post reporter Tashara Jones, Shade Room Editor Chinwe Ugoezi, and Syn Clarke Executive Vice President Caribbean Media Group plus Irie Jam Media Group.

Playbook Media Group formed in 2014 when brand managers Jean Jones and Marie "Driven" Theodore joined forces in launching modernized services for today's entrepreneurial culture. The duo has developed a system for helping to harness personal power, and with more than twenty years of combined experience, they make the process of promotions look effortless. The company is now an established multi-discipline creative branding agency headquartered in Brooklyn, NY.





22 Jerk Plus on Barbican Road - Mar 24th, 2018

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Kingston, Jamaica (Sonique Solutions) - After 8+ years of unforgettable events in Washington DC, Bermuda and Miami, the Hookie life team is taking its flagship event, 'Hookie' to Jamaica for its debut on Friday April 6th, 2018 as part of the island's Carnival's festivities.

Hookie, comes from the term 'playing hookie' and means to skip out on one's obligations in order to have fun, will bring its 'stay home from work to fete' concept to beautiful Jamaica in fine fashion.

This inaugural edition of Hookie Jamaica is a collaborative effort between the promoters Hookie Life Entertainment and Renaissance Disco, Jamaica's premiere DJ sound system and event connoisseurs. This year's incarnation of the event will take place in the form of an epic poolside breakfast party affair at the Constant Spring Golf Course.

The popular fete franchise known for its string of events such as the Hookie DC pool party, Lion's Pride J'ouvert and Hookie Miami has already generated a buzz within the Caribbean islands and diaspora due to its high standard of quality and undeniable entertainment factor.

The beloved brand will now deliver its unmistakable vibe and energy to the land of wood and water.

Carnival lovers in Kingston are in store for a one of a kind experience complete with a complimentary cross-Caribbean breakfast buffet and an all-star cast of local, regional and International DJs.

The event's amazing DJ line-up features Jamaica's own DJ Delano & DJ Smoke, T&T's top female selector Alicia The Duchess, the Soca Prince, Dr. Jay from Toronto, International Stephen (ATL), Freeze International (NYC) and DC's DJ Majestic and Mystic Vibes 6.0.

As one of the latest additions to the Jamaica Carnival event roster, Hookie will be the only breakfast and pool party on the Carnival Friday schedule.

The diligent organizers of Hookie Jamaica have put much effort into bringing forth a memorable experience for Jamaica's Soca Junkies and visiting Fete-a-holics alike.

In addition to complimentary breakfast, sizzling Soca music by top DJs, a fully stocked bar to satisfy a wide variety of drinking pleasures and an amazing venue, this famed event will bring together Carnival enthusiasts from various parts of the globe to revel in one place.

Experience the ultimate poolside breakfast party at 'Hookie Jamaica' on Friday 6th April 2018, at the Constant Spring Golf Course, Kingston, from 8am - 3pm for $30 USD ($3,720 JMD).

For additional information on Hookie Jamaica 2018, please visit: www.hookielife.com OR www.facebook.com/hookielife OR www.instagram.com/hookielife

For tickets, please visit: Hookielife.com


this-crew-thoroughly-enjoyed-hookie-miami-2017.jpgThis crew thoroughly enjoyed Hookie Miami 2017.

 

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Enjoying the poolside vibes at Hookie DC 2017

 

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Alicia D Dutchess will add some Trini flavour to Hookie JA.





Vinyl Thursdays coming soon in Amsterdam

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Thursday 5 April 2018 - Hill Street Blues Cafe (Amsterdam - Holland) is the date to keep in mind.

Vinyl Thursdays will come to Amsterdam! The weekly Vinyl Thursdays event in Kingston (Jamaica) is one of their favorite parties, when the BLACK STAR crew is visiting Jamaica. Once a month they will bring the event to Amsterdam (Holland) now. Vinyl Thursdays Amsterdam will take place every first Thursday the month in the basement of Hill Street Blues Cafe in Amsterdam centre, starting from Thursday April 5th.

The concept of Vinyl Thursdays Amsterdam will be exactly the same as in Jamaica: every month (guest) DJ's who play strictly vinyl! Besides the DJ's/selectors, there is time for singers and toasters during the open mic. Everything will be streamed live!

Resident crew: BLACK STAR SOUND feat. Selector DEN-DEN, MC JAHFORTH and MICHELLE (MC/host and sound effects).

Free entrance + smokers friendly vibes!

Address: Hill Street Blues Cafe

Warmoesstraat 52 - 1012 JG Amsterdam - Holland

More info (English) / Meer info (Nederlands) / Facebook event

Facebook group Vinyl Thursdays For more upcoming events, see Black Star Foundation.





Sunday 18 March 2018 - Hill Street Blues Cafe (Amsterdam - Holland)

This Sunday BLACK STAR SOUND (Amsterdam) will bring you a full 6-hour roots reggae DJ set at Hill Street Blues Cafe in the city centre of Amsterdam. Selector DEN-DEN will play from old to brand new tunes and dubplates fresh outta Jamaica! He is assisted by MC JAHFORTH and MICHELLE (MC and sound effects). Come along to drink, smoke, dance and enjoy sweet reggae music!

From 19.00 till 01.00 - Free entrance and smokers friendly!

Address: Hill Street Blues Cafe

Warmoesstraat 52 - 1012 JG Amsterdam - Holland

More info (English) / Meer info (Nederlands) / Facebook event





15th ANNIVERSARY OF BLACK STAR FOUNDATION

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Sunday 15 April 2018 - Melkweg (Amsterdam - Holland)

On Sunday 15 April 2018 BLACK STAR FOUNDATION will be celebrating the 15th Anniversary of Black Star Foundation at Melkweg, Amsterdam (Holland)! There will be live performances and DJ's, a photo exhibition, Jamaican food, reggae decorations (in cooperation with DecoRoots) and lots of Black Star merchandise and CD's.

Besides BLACK STAR SOUND, many artists will perform with whom we have worked with over the years, like BACK-A-WALL MOVEMENT (Holland), MC JAHFORTH (Jamaica/Holland), Mr. AYA (France), RAPHA PICO (Surinam/Holland), TWOROOTS band feat. ASHER-E (Holland), LEAH ROSIER (Holland) and EXILE DI BRAVE (Jamaica).

Main act for the event will be Studio One veteran LONE RANGER (Jamaica)!

From 19:00 / Tickets € 15 + membership / Buy your tickets at Tickermaster

More info (English) / Meer info (Nederlands) / More info (Facebook event)





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Red Stripe presents Reggae SumFest

Downsound Entertainment

Catherine Hall Event Centre

Montego Bay, Jamaica

Friday July 20, 2018

Popcaan, Aidonia, Bounty Killer, Sizzla, Spice, Tommy Lee Sparta, Agent Sasco, Ding Dong, I-Octane, J. Boog, Stonebwoy, Harry Toddler, Yanique, D-Major, Kemar Hicon, Tosh Alexander, Shano, Dovey Magnum, Hood Celebrity, Stushie, More to come plus special quest stars.

Saturday July 21, 2018

Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley, Beresh Hammond, Maxi Priest, Cham, Capleton, Jesse Royal, Raging Fyah, Fanton Mojah, Kezmandi, Empress Ayeola, Naomi Cowan, More to come plus special quest stars

Tickets & Info at reggaesumfest.com

Sponsors:

Pepsi & Jamaica Tourist Board

Must be Legal Drinking Age

Enjoy Red Stripe Responsibly





Reggae SumFest - Thursday, July 19th, 2018

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reggae-sumfest-july-19-2018.jpgRed Stripe presents Reggae SumFest

Downsound Entertainment

Irish and Chin's

World Clash

Featuring

Tony Matterhorn
2x World Clash Champion

Mighty Crown
5x World Clash Champion

Ricky Trooper
2x World Class Champion

Ping Panther
6x World Clash Champion

20 Years Celebration
1998-2018

Pier One
Montego Bay, Jamaica

A Downsound Entertainment Production

For all show and ticketing info please check: www.reggaesumfest.com

Must be 18 years or older to drink. Please drink responsibly.





Jamhuri Reggae Festival 2017 Reloaded at KICC

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jamhuri-reggae-festival-2017-reloaded-at-kicc.jpgKenyatta Hill and Freddie McGregor

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018

Gates Open at 6 PM

Early Bird Tickets

Regular: 700 | Vip: 3500

Tickets available on www.ticketsasa.com





Reggae SumFest confirmed for July 15-21, 2018

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