Konshens, Dexta Daps To Join Beres Hammond, Shabba Ranks, Elephant Man, Third World, I-Wayne, Queen Ifrica, Edwin Yearwood & More
During the "non-stop party" experience, attendees will be treated to late night dances with deejays: Stone Love Movement. Massive B. Sounds, Bobby Konders & Jabba, and DJ Calli B, Road International, DJ Roy, Ragashanti, and DJ Noah. Other deejays include New York's own Steele Bashment, Glamour Wayne, DJ Fergie & Springer, YGS SOund, KIng Waggy T, Jamusa, King Ferno and DJ Smallie.
The 5-day and 4-night cruise will include most meals onboard and family friendly curated programming. The Norwegian Pearl provides luxury amenities such as their chic bowling alley, dazzling casino, tranquil spa, and spacious Garden Villas.
Promoters of the event are heralding 2017's LOVE & HARMONY CARIBBEAN CRUISE as an absolute once-in-a-lifetime experience. "This one is going to be truly special" according to (Jabba). "We put a lot of effort in making this year's L&HCC, out of this world, and I think we delivered." The event is expected to sell-out as in pervious years.
To find out more information or to book your trip with Love & Harmony Caribbean Cruise visit www.loveandharmonycruise.com or call 1-800-225-8757. Business hour are from 9am to 8pm Eastern standard time Monday through Saturday.
VP RECORDS' STRICTLY THE BEST SERIES
Be a part of the process and help to select the winners for 2015/16 in the 35th International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) Anniversary! Select one nominee per category. Your decision should be based on materials released between June 2015 and May 2016. Also, consider the social relevance of materials; originality and sales; the scope of local and national performances; quality of performances and stage appearance.
1. Bob Marley Award for Entertainer of the Year:
2. Best Male Vocalist
3. Best Female Vocalist
4. Best Song
5. Best Album/CD
6. Best Crossover Song
7. Best Gospel Song
8. Best Male Dancehall Artist
9. Best Female Dancehall Artist
10. Best New Entertainer-
11. Best Calypso/Soca Entertainer
12. Best Latin-Song/Entertainer
13. Best African Song/Entertainer
14. Best SoukousSong/Entertainer
15. Best Belizean Entertainer
16. Most Popular R&B/Hip Hop Song/Entertainer
17. Best Reggae Rock Song/Entertainer
18. Best Chutney Entertainer
19.Best Music Video
20. Best Spoken Word/Poet
21. Most Cultural/Educational Entertainer
22. Most Outstanding Show Band/Group
23. Most Consistent Entertainer
24. Most Promising Entertainer
25. Best Instrumentalist
26. Most Popular Sound Selector/DJ
27. Concert of the Year
28. Most Outstanding Dance Group
29. Best Haitian Song/Entertainer
30. Best Caribbean Entertainer
31. Record Producer of the Year
32. Marcus Garvey Humanitarian Award
JAH9 KICKS OFF 'YEAR OF 9' WORLD TOUR
AND RELEASES 9MM VOL 2: PRE-ALBUM GROUNDINGS ON JAH9.COM
A Precursor to her Eagerly-Awaited Sophomore Album 9
Download 9mm Vol 2: Pre-Album Groundings for free on Jah9.com:
With Jah9's lioness lyrical dexterity and soulful rich production, her authentic spirit shines on Vol. 2. Her latest offering features original, never-before-heard music including "Unafraid" (a standout track from her upcoming album addressing child molestation) and pays homage to some of Jah9's greatest influences, both spiritually and musically.
The 18-track selection features original production from Jah9 and live instrumentation from her band The Dub Treatment including Sheldon Bernard, Janoy Ellis, Omar "Jalanzo" Johnson, Aeion Hoillet, Andrew "Chako" Edwards & Fanso Craig. The collection is mixed & dubbed by Hasani 'Snysh' Williams. This part two installment follows Jah9's 2012 9mm Vol 1: Message Music, a precursor to her debut New Name.
9mm Vol. 2: Pre-Album Groundings is an introduction of what's to come on 9 | 9 | 2 + 0 + 1 + 6 = 9. Her self-produced sophomore album 9 is a combination of intellectual rigor, real world activism and lyrical musicality. The album's first single "Humble Mi," also featured on 9mm Vol 2., is available now.
9mm Vol. 2: Pre-Album Groundings - Track Listing
- Fire Slaughter
- Avocado *9 Grams Per Serving
- Marijuana (prod. by Biggy Music)
- This is NOT a mixtape "K'nife"
- Listen (prod by Steam Chalice Records)
- Drunvalo Melchezidek
- Humble Mi (prod. by Lost Ark Music / Steam Chalice Records)
- She's got a ticket (Tracy Chapman cover)
- Feeling Irie (prod by VP Records)
- Feme9 "K'nife"
- Unafraid (prod by Shamala Prod)
- Misunderstood (Nina Simone Cover) (prod. by Steam Chalice Records)
- Sizzla Kalonji Medley (prod. by Steam Chalice Records)
- Bloody City (prod by VP Records)
- H.I.M Haile Selassie I
- New Name (Ras Micheal Cover) (prod. by Steam Chalice Records)
- Ra Un Nefer Amen
- Outro - 9 "K'nife"
- July 23, 2016 || Portland, Oregon || NorthWest World Reggae Festival
- July 24, 2016 || Seattle, Washington || Hale's Ales Palladium ||
- July 26, 2016 || Vancouver, Canada || Fortune Sound Club || YOGA ON DUB
- July 27, 2016 || Vancouver, Canada || Fortune Sound Club
- July 28, 2016 || Philadelphia, PA || One Arts Community Center w/ Akae Beka
- July 29, 2016 || Rochester, NY || Abilene Bar & Lounge
- July 30, 2016 || Toronto, Canada|| Island Soul Festival
- July 31, 2016 || Ithaca, NY || Bernie Milton Pavilion on the Commons
- August 2, 2016 || Manhattan, NYC || SOB's
- August 3, 2016 || Denver, Colorado || Mi Yard || YOGA ON DUB
- August 4, 2016 || Denver, Colorado || The Roxy Theatre
- August 5, 2016 || Humboldt, California || Reggae on the River
- August 11, 2016 || San Vera, Italy || Dromos Festival
- August 12, 2016 || Wien, Austria || Afrika Tage Festival
- August 13, 2016 || Ostroda, Poland || Ostroda Reggae Festival
- August 16, 2016 || Benicassim, Spain || Rototom Sunspash
- August 17, 2016 || Brescia, Italy || Festa di Radio Onda d'Urto
- August 19, 2016 || Geneva, Switzerland || Festival Plein Les Watts
- August 26, 2016 || Hannovre, Germany || Pavillon Kulturzentrum w/ Sara Lugo
- August 27, 2016 || Anvers, Belgium || Antwerp Reggae Festival
- August 28, 2016 || Northhampshire, UK || Shambala Festival
- September 3, 2016 || Chigwell, UK || One Love Sound Festival
- September 9, 2016 || Nairobi, Kenya || The Alchemist
- September 16, 2016 || Diani Beach, Kenya
Legend Mykal Rose Releases New Studio Album Rasta State
Available Today on VP Record
As a solo artist and as former lead vocalist of Black Uhuru, Mykal Rose has been recording and performing his brand of militant, conscious Jamaican music to reggae fans worldwide for over 40 years. He made history in 1984, winning reggae's first Grammy award for Black Uhuru's album Anthem.
Today, he continues to tour as a solo artist, charming reggae fans around the world with his electric energy and catalog of classic anthems. On Aug 13, 2016, Rose will perform at Rototom Sunsplash in Benicassim, Spain, one of the largest reggae festivals worldwide.
1. African Queen
3. Golden Throne
4. Gimme The Herb
6. Hail H.I.M.
7. Woe Unto Those
8. Reply From The Queen
11. Free Education
12. Peace And Love In The Ghetto
13. Inna Di Saga
14. Love, Love, Love
15. Anything You Want Gal
Purchase Rasta State: http://smarturl.it/RastaState
Artist Site: mykalrosereggae.com
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