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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

Mighty Crown Video

Chin Video





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.

the-silent-morning-team-aspires-to-foster-more-caribbean-unity-with-this-upcoming-2018-summer-festival-tour.jpgThe Silent Morning team aspires to foster more Caribbean unity with this upcoming 2018 summer festival tour.

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


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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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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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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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presents

Reggae SumFest

Downsound Entertainment

Confirmed

Montego Bay Jamaica - July 15-21, 2018

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

Must be 18 years or older to drink. Drink responsibly!









2018 grammy winner Damian Marley just confirmed for Saturday, July 21 at Reggae Sumfest (his Birthday) joining what will be an all star Festival lineup for both nights featuring Beres Hammond, Maxi Priest, Popcaan, Spice, Sizzla, Capleton, and many more.

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Red Stripe presents

Reggae Sumfest

Downsound Entertainment

Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley

4 Time Grammy Winner

JUST CONFIRMED

Montego Bay, Jamaica - July 15-21, 2018

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

MUST BE 18 YERS OR OLDER TO DRINK. DRINK RESPONSIBLY.





Music Biz Entrepreneurship "Success Factors"

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JaRIA

Jamaica Reggae Industry Association

Reggae Open University

February 1, 2018

Music Biz Entrepreneurship

"Success Factors"

Panelists:

Gussie Clarke

Robert Livingston

Jerome Jamilton

Moderator:

Don McDowell





Weddy Wednesdays - Nov 15th, 2017

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Stur Guvand Stone Love Link Up - Nov 11th, 2017

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WELCOME TO JAMROCK REGGAE CRUISE

Performing Live :

Inner Circle

Damian "Jr Gong" Marley

Stephen "Ragga" Marley

Sizzla

Jah Cure

Pocaan

Bounty Killer

& many more

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Jamrock Productions invites you to take a journey to Jamaica on the 4th Annual Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise. We are sailing November 13, 2017, out of Ft Lauderdale to Montego Bay and Ocho Rios, Jamaica on a 5-night cruise on board Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Sea! Come experience some of the World's top tier Reggae artists as they perform in multiple venues on the ship. In addition to the multiple live concerts there will be numerous Sound Systems blazing the vibes all day and all night throughout the cruise.

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For more info :

http://welcometojamrockreggaecruise.com/

Click below to watch the Official Recap Video of the Cruise from last year...

UPCOMING SHOWS

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Sunday June 18 2017 | Jamming Festival 2017

Bogota, Columbia

Tuesday July 4 2017

Miami Beach, FL

Thursday July 13 2017 | Start of Europe Tour

United Kingdom to Holland

July 27 - 30 2017 | Iboga Summer Festival

Spain

Tuesday August 5 2017 | Feeling Festival

La Laguna, Tenerife, Canary Islands

August 18-20 2017 | Montreal International Reggae Festival

Old Port of Montreal | Montreal Canada

Saturday August 26 2017 | Reggae on the Rocks

Morrison, Colorado

Saturday September 9 2017

Russia

November 13 - 18 | Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise

Jamaica

Tuesday November 28 2017 | Start of Brazil Tour

Brazil

More TBA...





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inside the

National Event Venue
1000 Finch ave E., Toronto

Jamaica National Group Presents:

Trinidad vs Jamaica Mothers Day Comedy Clash
& Fundraiser for Lupus

Team Trinidad:
Jean Paul, Sterling Scott & Saint
vs
Team Jamaica:
Jay Martin, Christopher "Johnny" Daley, Kathy Grant

2 Shows: 2:00pm & 6:00pm

Ticket Price: $25 GA | $35 VIP

Ticket Locations:
Nicey's Brampton
Play De Record Toronto
Music Hut Scarborough
Lloyds 1 Hr Photography
Granny's Mississauga
Jamaica House Brampton
Shine Barbershop Brampton
Island Mix Pickering
Ticketgateway.com

Partial proceeds will go to the "Poochie" Lupus Foundation

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Red Stripe presents 25th Reggae Sumfest

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July 16 - 22, 2017

Montego Bay Jamaica

Jamaica's Premier Music Festival

Save $$$

Earlybird Tix Now!

Jamaica Tourist Board





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Sizzla

Jah Cure

Queen Ifrica

Christopher Martin

Dexta Daps

Richie Stephens & Ska Nation Band

Mad Cobra

Kabaka Pyramid

Feluke

Deep Jahi

Meleku

Davianah

Special Guest Stars





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Mavado

Bounty Kiler

Tory Lanez

Aidonia

Beenie Man

Spice

Tommy Lee Sparta

Masicka

Patoranking

Devin di Dakta

Tifa

Jahmiel

Ding Dong

Harry Toddler & Ikel Marvelous

Bucky Marshall

Tuffa Lie

John Hype

Shelly Belly

Shankle Dip & Blazzy

Shenseea

TJ

Special Guest Stars





Jamaica's Premiere Week Long Music Festival

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Downsound Entertainment

July 16-22, 2017 @ Montego Bay, Jamaica

reggaesumfest.com

Must be legal Drinking Age. Enjoy Red Stripe Responsibly

Five Preview Events

Two Main Festival Nights

Jamaica Tourist Board

I Pledge to Drink Right





Sumfest Heavyweight Clash! 2017

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8PM - 4AM

Pier One Event Center





Sumfest Blitz: Retro Block Party 2017

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Wed, July 19

8PM - 4AM





Sumfest All White Party 2017

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Tue, July 18

8PM - 4AM





Sumfest @ Sunset 2017

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on the

Treasure Queen

Pier 1 Dock

Mon, July 17

5 PM open, boat leaves 7 PM

Back 11 PM

After Party 11 PM - 3 AM





Sumfest Beach Party 2017

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Adult Playground

Tropical Bliss Beach

9 Kent Avenue, Mobay

Sun, July 16

2pm - 2am

DJ's Chris Dymond, Team Shella, Dexta Pepper, Jigga & Coppershot





Reggae Sumfest 2017 Pre Events

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Sumfest Beach Party "Adult Playground"

Tropical Bliss Beach, 9 Kent Avenue, Mobay, Sun July 16 2PM-2AM

Sumfest @ Sunset - Treasure Queen Yacht

Pier 1 Dock, Mon July 17, 5PM, Boat 7PM-11PM

After Party 11PM - 3AM

Sumfest All White Party

Pier One Restaurant, Tue July 18, 8PM-4AM

Sumfest Blitz, Retro Block Party

Pier One Event Center, Wed July 19, 8PM-4AM

Sumfest Heavyweight Clash

Pier One Event Center, Thu July 20, 8PM-4AM





Rockhouse Foundation 2017 Raffle

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Win / Win

Support education in Jamaica and Rockhouse Foundation's special needs school project by buying a raffle ticket and the chance to win amazing prizes.

  • 1st Prize - A Week Long Getaway for two at Rockhouse Hotel including airfare from JetBlue (Balue $6000)
  • 2nd Prize - A Long Weekend Gateway for two at Rockhouse Hotel including airfare from JetBlue (Value $4000)
  • 3rd Prize - 5 Course Tasting Menu for 8 at Miss Lily's NYC (Value $1200)
  • 4th Prize - 5 Days of Wellness for 2 with Daily Spa at Rockhouse (Value $1100)
  • 5th Prize - 3 Days of Indulgence for 2 w/ Private Dinner at Rockhouse (Value $500)

All expenses related to the auction are fully underwritten by the Rockhouse Hotel. Every cent supports Jamaicans in need.


Support the construction of our New Special Needs School

Raffle Tickets $100 each

Maximum 10 per person - Only 1000 tickets sold

For ticket purchase please visit:

Buy Raffle Tickets

Raffle Drawing will take place at

The Rockhouse Foundation's Spring Fundraiser at Miss Lily's Soho, New York

June 6th, 2017

for which limited tickets are still available.

Winners need not be present at the drawing and will be published on

www.rockhousefoundation.org

For any inquiries please email raffle@rockhousefundation.org





Caribbean Hackathon on today

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International Telecommunications Union's Girls in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Day observed across the world

international-girls-in-ict-day.jpgKingston, Jamaica: Today girls and young women from 15 schools will gather to compete in a Caribbean Hackathon in observance of International Telecommunications Union's (ITU) Girls in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Day.

On Thursday, April 27, 2017, the Spanish Court Hotel's Worthington Conference Centre will be filled with students from Wolmer's Girls', Hillel Academy, St Andrew High School, St Elizabeth Technical High School, Campion College, Manchester High School, Immaculate Conception High School, American International School Kingston, Hampton School, Excelsior Community College, University of the West Indies, Moneague Community College, Caribbean Institute for Media and Communication, University of Technology Jamaica, and Northern Caribbean University, vying for prizes at the Jamaican leg of the Caribbean Hackathon.

The girls and young women will be engaged in hands-on activities, guided by a tech mentor, using ICT to create, innovate and generate solutions to various challenges. The activities include mobile app building, animation, robotics, digital video production and digital art works, and web development.

A day-long immersion in ICT, the 'hackathon' will give the girls and young women, an opportunity to envision themselves, not only as users of technology, but creators.

The 'hackathon', led by a group of women consultants through a joint partnership between Cotton Tree Consulting and Change Makers Development Ltd, will take place simultaneously, in Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago.

"Scotiabank is pleased to be part of an initiative that will inspire and excite our girls through their engagement with technology. This unique opportunity is one we are sure will not only encourage interest but ultimately galvanise the talent of Jamaican women in the development of the ICT industry," said Yanique Forbes Patrick, vice-president of marketing at Scotiabank, regional platinum sponsor of the hackathon.

The event is also supported regionally by Gold Sponsor LOOP in partnership with the University of the West Indies.

Let's Talk Tech

A number of local, regional and international role model tech speakers will also be streamed, giving inspirational messages of support to the participants as over 40 messages can viewed over the ITU portal URL: http://www.itu.int/girlsinict.

Messages will come from Trinidad-born Aaerospace engineer Camille Wardrop Alleyne, who currently serves as an assistant programme scientist for the International Space Station, based at National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Lyndon B. Johnson Space Centre in Houston in Texas. Assistant Professor of Technology and Operations Management at Bason College, Jennifer Bailey, whose speciality is identifying effective strategies for generating innovation breakthroughs, while mitigating innovation risks will also have a message.

The extended line-up includes Lloyd Carney, CEO of Brocade Communications Systems, Inc (USA); Leila Janah, founder of Samasource (USA); Dr. Zorica Pantic, President of Wentworth Institute of Technology, (USA); Wambui Kinya, chief strategy officer of Andela (Kenya); Dr. Cardinal Warde, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Interim Executive Director, Caribbean Science Foundation; Dr. Gunjan Mansingh, Business Intelligence Lecturer at the University of the West Indies (Jamaica); and Tricia Clarke Stone, co-founder and CEO of Narrative (USA).

Nadeen Matthews, National Commercial Bank (NCB) chief digital and marketing officer and CEO of the NCB Foundation expressed that the hackathon is part of an important global movement to increase female representation in ICT.

"Digitisation is a global shift and our ability to effectively compete as a nation and as a corporate entity requires that we generate a talent pool with the requisite skill set to meet the growing demands. It is exciting to see so many Jamaican companies collaborating to make this a reality in Jamaica. NCB, as local platinum sponsor, is delighted to be part of this movement," Matthews concluded.

The Hackathon is sponsored locally by Phase 3 Productions, and supported by the Inter-American Development Bank.

Simple Facts about Girls in ICT Day Worldwide

Over the last six years, over 240,000 girls and young women have taken part across 160 countries. Since the start of the initiative, the ITU Girls In ICT Twitter account has reached over half a billion people with the hashtag #GirlsinICT. In 2016, the hashtag reached 68.4 million, with over 237 million deliveries, representing the potential number of times that people saw a GirlsinICT tweet.

Supporting the global Girls in ICT movement empowers girls and young women to move from innovation to impact.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter:

https://www.facebook.com/ITUGirlsInICT/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/209455356207693/

@GirlsICTCbbnH,@ITUGirlsInICT, #GirlsinICT, #Girlsintech #WomeninTech









Feed Up Movements

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We are feeding the homeless on the following dates:
Mon, Jul. 4th / Mon. Sep. 5th
Sun, Oct. 9th / Sat. Dec 24th
Begin at 3 PM

If you would like to be a part of this movement, please don't hesitate to contact me at:
202.706.0645

cleveland.wedemire@gmail.com
facebook.com/firemondays

In the lobby of 425 2nd Street, NW Washington DC





For Immediate Release
Tuesday April 12th, 2016 - Toronto, ON Canada

judy-mowatt-photo-1.jpgReggae Legend, Icon and Queen Judy Mowatt will celebrate the release of Colin Levy's album Unleashed for two dates: Montreal on Saturday April 30th at Le Belmont (4483 Boulevard St. Laurent) at 10 pm and in Toronto on Sunday May 1st at the Opera House (735 Queen St. E.) at 7 pm.

The Living legend, who rose to fame as a backing vocalist for Bob Marley and member of the I-Threes, and after a successful solo career, will perform in Toronto at the infamous Opera House. Included in her early evening performance will be hit singles "Many Are Called," "Black Woman" and "Sister's Chant."

Ms. Mowatt's performance is a rare and an exclusive engagement, and supportive to Colin and his musical mission via Unleashed. "When Colin called and asked me to perform for his album launch, I said yes right away. He always makes positive music, and I gladly lend my voice to that movement. See you soon Montreal and Toronto!"

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After taking 2 years off from making music, Colin Levy is ready to take center stage. Backed by the Hardcore band, Colin will perform the lead single from his album, "Smile" which was produced by Willie Lindo and Dean Fraser. Serviced to radio DJs around the world, it has become one of the most requested songs by fans. In addition to "Smile," fans in both cities will hear music produced by Stephen Marley ("Forever Praising Jah"), Willie Lindo ("Life") and Dean Fraser ""One Chance").

The 17 track disc features guest appearances by Marcia Griffiths ("One Chance"), Lady Saw ("Do It Again"), Heather Cummings ("Lover's Converse"), Anthony B ("West Best"), Lutan Fyah ("Bad Habit"), Turbulence and G. Forest ("Good Newz"). When asked about the recording with such greats, Colin shared "the vibrations we felt when making these songs together helped take the music to another level. We didn't just make music, we made an imprint that people can take with them to feel good - day or night" and fans agree! Feedback by way of comments on the artists social media pages suggest that not only do they like the lead single "Smile," they placed their pre-orders for the album feeling instinctively it has music they want to hear.

Joining Colin on stage to celebrate the launch of Unleashed in both Montreal and Toronto are JUNO Award winners Exco Levi and Mikey Dangerous, Leroy Gibbons, Fire Lion, Jah Cutta, Christini and Totally Blaze.

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Distributed by VPAL (a division of VP Records), Unleashed is accessible to fans around the world through VPReggae.com, iTunes.com and other favorite online music outlets.

As one of Canada's most recognized Reggae and Lover's Rock musicians, Colin Levy's has traveled the country and the world promoting Reggae. His commitment to fans has lead to the fans commitment to him, making Colin a mainstay on the radio, at stage shows and festivals.

About Colin Levy:

Born and raised in Jamaica and emigrating to Canada, Colin has been involved in music as a songwriter, producer and live entertainment producer. He has received several awards in music, and has an extensive discography with artists in Jamaica and Canada.

Fans can keep in touch with Colin online at www.ColinLevyMusic.com or via his Fan page www.Facebook.com/IleyCharDavidMusic

Fans can purchase tickets to the 'Unleashed' album release party using these links:

Montreal
http://wantickets.com/Events/202889/Unleashed-Colin-Levy-Iley-Chardivd-Record-Release-Showcase/

Toronto
http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1135319-colin-levy-iley-chardavid-toronto/





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Come party with the athletes!

March 19th, 2016

Barbican Beach | 7 pm - 3 am

Tickets Now available at Liguanea Drug & Garden Centre

$1,500 in advance & $2,000 @ the gate

Music by DJ Bambino

Guest appearance by Denyque

I.D. required for 18 and older

Drink Responsibly!

Guardsman





Firehouse Crew & Friends - January 29, 2016 @ 9 PM

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Kaya Fyah Productions Presents

Firehouse Crew & Friends

Performances by:
Luciano, Sizzla, Lukie D, Bryhan Art, Mikey General, Kaya, Andy Livingston, Jahbar-I

Special Guest:
Nambo and Desi Roots

Also featuring the video launch of the single "Live on Natty Dread" featuring Kaya & Macka B

Address:
Sweet Calabash Restaurant
8 A Kensington Crescent

January 29, 2016
Start Time: 9 PM

Donations in Aid of the Maxfield Pack Childrens Home

Hosted by:
Denise 'Isis' Miller





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The Cannabiz Business and International Investors Conference Jamaica 2016

Please access link: www.nalgjamaica.com

Wednesday 3rd & Thursday 4th February, 2016
Jamaica Conference Centre, Kingston
9:30 am to 5:00 pm daily

Objectives

  • To appraise Jamaicans and international investors and interested parties about the possible regulatory framework of the cannabis industry to be established in Jamaica
  • To allow potential investors and interests to have a better understanding of the investment climate in Jamaica
  • To facilitate partnerships with local interests and potential cannabis business operators

Registration

  • Overseas Delegates / Participants: US$200 per person
  • Int. Companies: US $500 (maximum of four delegates / participants)
  • Jamaicans: Members, Ganja Growers and Producers Associatin and Cannabis Commercial and Medicinal Research Institute: J$2,000 daily
  • Jamaicans / Non Members: J$3,000 daily

Wednesday 3rd February, 2016

Going Forward - Government Policy Framework

Thursday 4th February, 2016

Forging Partnerships with International Investors

National Alliance for the Legalization of Ganja
6 Cheriton Road, Kingston 2. Tel: 759-8901-2
Email: legalize.it.ja@gmail.com





Rebel Salute 2016 Live Pay Per View Stream

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rebel-salute-flyer-2016.jpgOrgano H.E.A.R.T Group of Companies has partnered with Kariblink Digital to bring Rebel Salute 2016 Live Pay Per View Stream for two nights to audiences around the globe from the comfort of any Internet enabled device. Rebel Salute is undeniably a masterpiece, which is now hailed today as a spiritual renaissance, it has become the bedrock for the exposure and celebration of Jamaican roots music.

Under the theme Preservation of Reggae, the Rebel Salute line-up this year features Tony Rebel, Beres Hammond, I-Octane, Sanchez, Queen Ifrica, David Brooks AKA Mavado, Luciano, Pinchers, Richie Spice and 'tune fi tune' between singers Pluto Shervington and Ernie Smith.

The live stream is primarily for the international audience, those unable to attend the event. The cost of the stream will start at US$22.99, but will increase, as the show's start time gets closer.

The live stream of the event starts at 9p.m. until the show ends.

Visit http://kariblinkdigital.com/ppv/ to sign up.





















Dancehall Queen 2015

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Queens

Promoter Bighead stands besides the 2015 dancehall Queen finalist. First place Keisha Rodney aka Kiki seated, from St Ann, Second place Boom Boom (left) from Japan and 3rd place Joan from Guyana at rig.





Le Festival International Reggae de Montréal

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Du 14 au 16 août 2015 - Vieux Port de Montréal

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Bob Marley 70th Birthday Celebration

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4300 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA 19131
(Avenue of the Republic & West Memorial Hall Road)





The Cannabis Development and Promotions Secretariat

comprised and coordinated by

The Cannabis Commercial and Medicinal Research Institute

The Ganja Growers and Producers Association

(formerly the Ganja Future Growers and Producers Association)

& The National Alliance for the Legalization of Ganja

in association with

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Presents a Health and Medical Symposium

Introduction to Cannabinoid Science

Tuesday 30th June, 2015

9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Registration 8:00 am

Interfaculty Lecture Theatre

University of the West Indies

Admission: Members of the Public, $5,000 GFGPA / CCMRI Members, $3,000

Medical and Bio-Chemistry Students, $3,000 - Limited to the first 50 students only

Contacts:

CITIVA: www.CitivaMedical.com

Cannabis Development and Promotions Secretariat

Email: canpromo.sec@gmail.com
Tel: 759-8901-3





Ganja Symposium June 30

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The Ganja Growers and Producers Association (formerly the Ganja Future Growers and Producers Association) & The National Alliance for the Legalization of Ganja in association with Inline image Presents a Health and Medical Symposium Introduction to Cannabinoid Science. Tuesday 30th June, 2015

9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Registration 8:00 am

Venue: Interfaculty Lecture Theatre, University of the West Indies

Admission: Members of the Public, $5,000

GFGPA / CCMRI Members, $3,000

Medical and Bio-Chemistry Students, $3,000 - Limited to the first 50 students only

Contacts: CITIVA: www.CitivaMedical.com

Cannabis Development and Promotions Secretariat

Email: canpromo.sec@gmail.com

Tel: 759-8901-3





Family FunDay

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& Sturr Class Entertainment Record Label

In association with Father Sturridge, Polky Bless, Fat Bobby, Hopey & Family'Sturridge

Present their
Family FunDay Event

Saturday, 20th June 2015
@Tinson Pen Football Field
Greenwich Town, Kingston 13, Jamaica