Monday, May 18, 2015


Following Her Recent Initiative to "Stop Ebola and Build For the Future"
Jamaican Reggae Singer Joins Hawaiian Songstress Anuhea on
June Dates for The Queen Of The Islands Tour
On the heels of Etana's United Nations' performance and the release of her "Better Tomorrow" single for the "Stop Ebola and Build For the Future" campaign, the reggae singer along with her band Raw Soul Rebels will embark on her Spring 2015 U.S. tour.  The tour kicks off in Raleigh, NC on May 15, 2015, heads Northeast and covers Midwest and West. For the June portion of her tour, Etana joins forces with Hawaiian songstress Anuhea for the Queen Of The Islands Tour, a one of a kind musical experience starring reggae's top female solo acts of this generation. See full schedule below.
In addition to raising awareness for her most recent initiative to fight Ebola, Etana also continues to tour for her latest album I Rise (VP Records). These dates will be the second leg of her U.S. tour supporting the release.
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The soulful Jamaican vocalist who has been described as "reggae's Jill Scott" (NPR) or"reminiscent of India.Arie" (Essence) - dropped her fourth album I Rise on Oct 28, 2014. The album was helmed primarily by the legendary Jamaican multi-instrumentalist and producer Clive Hunt (Stevie Wonder, Peter Tosh, Rolling Stones, The Wailers, Grace Jones, Jimmy Cliff). It hit #1 on the U.S. Billboard Reggae Album chart, making Etana one of the three Jamaican female artists ever and the first in nearly two decades (since Diana King and Patra in the mid-90s) to land this highly-coveted chart position. I Rise follows Etana's critically-acclaimed albums Better Tomorrow (2013), Free Expressions (2011) and The Strong One (2008). With poised assurance, she continues to evolve spiritually, mentally, emotionally and musically and carry the torch as reggae's leading lady.

In conjunction with VP Records and led by United African Congress, Give Them A Hand Foundation and the Friendship Ambassadors Foundation, Etana recently became actively involved with the "Stop Ebola and Build For the Future" campaign. She performed at a special launch event held in the United Nation's headquarters in NYC. Her song "Better Tomorrow" was also chosen as the initiative's official anthem. She is donating the song, so that the proceeds go towards children orphaned by Ebola and rebuilding the communities affected in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra  Leone. The song was featured on the iTunes Music homepage and peaked at #2 on iTunes reggae singles' chart.  Purchase now: Also, watch a series of online video shorts highlighting the issues and featuring "Better Tomorrow" as the theme song:
U.S. Tour Dates:
May 15 @ Nuvo Lounge in Raleigh, NC
May 17 @ Montego Caribbean Lounge in Virginia Beach, VA
May 20 @ Howard Theatre in Washington D.C.
May 21 @ The Grog Shop in Cleveland Heights, OH
May 22 @ Kola Ultra Lounge in Farmington, MI
May 23 @ The Wild Hare in Chicago, IL
May 24 @ Fine Line Music Cafe in Minneapolis, MN w/ Ryan Daniels
May 25 @ Vaudeville Mews in Des Moines, IA
May 27 @ Bottleneck in Lawrence, KS w/ Gonzo
May 28 @ Hodi's Half Note in Fort Collins, CO w/ Gonzo
May 29 @ Fox Theatre in Boulder, CO w/ Selassie & Family
May 30 @ Cervantes in Denver, CO w/ Gonzo
Jun 1 @ Liquid Joe's in Salt Lake City, UT w/ Gonzo
Jun 3 @ The Showbox in Seattle, WA w/ Anuhea
Jun 4 @ Wonder Ballroom in Portland, OR w/ Anuhea
Jun 5 @ Arcata Theatre Lounge in Arcata, CA w/ Anuhea
Jun 6 @ Mezzanine in San Francisco, CA w/ Anuhea
Jun 7 @ Mystic Theatre in Petaluma, CA w/ Anuhea
Jun 10 @ The Catalyst in Santa Cruz, CA w/ Anuhea
Jun 11 @ The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA w/ Anuhea
Jun 12 @ The North Park Theatre in San Diego, CA w/ Anuhea
Jun 13 @ Reggae In The Desert in Las Vegas, NV w/ Anuhea
Jun 14 @ Livewire in Scottsdale, AZ w/ Anuhea


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Hiya Flames

Eurlando Kwesi Ontonio Williams, also known a Hiya Flames was born in the musical parish of Kingston on July 13, 1991. He grew up with his grandmother miss Pearl Manning from a young age. She taught him proper life principles and good behavior which remains incorporated in his lifestyle today. He was brought up in the district of Waltham Park on Crescent road where he attended the Crescent Road Basic School. There he was seen as the one with the great spirit for entertainment. He then moved on to The St. Peter's Claver Primary where he excelled. From there he advanced to Denham Town High School where he took education as a serious priority. He was a very exceptional student in his form serving as prefect as well as a Jamaica Combined Cadet Force member. Hiya Flames started out in music at a very tender age inspired by a major sound system He traveled with owned by his family named Agony Disco. Watching his eldest cousin Nero Marshall singing in and around Kingston on the sound system, Hiya Flames was seen as a very versatile dancer as well in the community. The name Hiya Flames derives from one of his musical Idrens Hotta Flame of whom he respects very dearly. Hiya Flames left Kingston In 2006 along with his family to the parish of Clarendon where he met up with friends with musical minds and talent. He recorded his first two songs with his idrens Hamma One and Radish as a collaboration. With the true guidance of Jah, he and others started Nik-y Production where he recorded great music, developed and generated his musical skills. From there he met up with Fire Royal Records where he recorded a number of songs. Hiya Flames cites Rastafari as a true way of life to express his self positively through his lifestyle. The great ones he has observed that has trod this road before him has taught him about one god, one aim, one destiny. Brain power is the main power. Acknowledging his African roots Hiya Flames changed his legal name from Eurlando to Wondo In 2002. The inspiration of Rastafari to his music lead him to acknowledge that music is to motivate the mind of the people and strengthen them mentally. Hiya Flames Trods the music with true integrity and determination Jah Jah H.I.M.a guide we, he stand beside me, he shineth the light.

Jah Fenixx

Jah Fenixx Bio

Born in the city of Montego Bay, Parish of St. James, Jamaica; Donald Fogah(Jah Fenixx) was raised by his parents in the parish of Clarendon. Jah Fenixx grew up in the small town of Free Town, Jamaica. Attended the Brown's Basic School in Free Town, then on to Free Town Primary where he did well. Three years later he moved to Old Harbour, St. Catherine where he attended the Old Harbour Primary School and exceeded to Old Harbour High School, where he did  wonders at that school. Moved on from there to attend the Heart Trust NTA, Spring Village, St. Catherine where he did exceedingly well. While attending high school Jah Fenixx started his first Recordings of his lyrics at Zion Yard Studio in Old Harbour. Jah Fenixx lived a life of an average decent young man. He is the first child of his mother's three children and the fourth of his father's eleven children. With one older sister and two older brothers He soon realized that he had to be the one to try and help himself because his parents had too many responsibilities, which to his eyes seemed impossible at the time. His parents separated at the age of Twelve years young where his father took him and a few more of his own, his mother took the others. That was when his I-ma moved to live in the neighbouring community of Sandy Bay, Clarendon. Growing up to see a poor family is enough to make anyone discouraged but could not make Jah Fenixx faulter. This gave Jah Fenixx motivational drive and actually helped him to discover his character...His Destiny to Rise! While growing up in the community of Free Town he was a great Icon of is his Peers, he embodied certain qualities and was always the observing type. Sandy Bay is where he started to gain strength for his music career, doing some recordings with Fire Royal Records. Jah Fenixx has a burning Desire to make it better not only for himself but the ones and ones around him as well as the music. This Burning Desire is what has created and developed Jah Fenixx the "Inflammable...Eva Burnin."