Thursday, October 5, 2017
Brand New Worldwide Premier of “I Don’t Care” Video by Reggae Superstar Baby
Cham - debuted on Reggaeville Thursday, September 28, 2017
Song & Backstory Sends the Message to Youth to Always Persevere, Be Strong and Stay
Focused in the Face of Criticism
The Brand New Cham “I Don’t Care” music video project was made possible when producer
Tullah Carter ran into a longtime acquaintance, Keith “K Dub” William, a legendary artist,
former Oakland school educator, and local community activist who invited her family to his
skateboard event at De Fremery Park in Oakland, CA earlier this year.
The opportunity to produce a video with Cham, (who is known in the Reggae world for his
major hit song Ghetto Story with Alicia Keys), was a blessing as he was the perfect artist to
be featured in this music video. His own life's struggles, as told through his music, speak to
helping build-up underserved communities of young people around the planet. As a devoted
husband and father, Cham is active with his son life, even on the soccer field, participating as
a Soccer Dad.
The timing was perfect for his participation in the video as he was just releasing his long-awaited
CD, Lawless. The track I Don't Care sends the timely message of “Be strong and focused in
the face of criticism” that needs to be heard by anyone that is able to listen...especially our
inner-city youth that face multiple challenges.
Ms. Carter was overwhelmed by the all of the effort that went into providing this group of
diverse, underserved youth, (mostly boys and a couple of girls), a skateboarding event of such
magnitude! It was like a “skateboard festival”. She knew K Dub was a master mixed-media
fine artist, a mover-and-shaker from the Long Beach, CA community, and that he had been
transplanted into the Oakland scene years ago, but it was her first time witnessing how he “got
down” in the community with the kids, providing them a solid sporting activity in one of the
most challenging neighborhoods of West Oakland.
The youth-oriented skateboarding event touched her own passion and she felt a strong desire to
bring some attention to this project, the kids and a special place in Oakland called Town Park
Skateboard Park. While sitting at the park, inspiration struck that she should produce a Reggae
music video about K Dub kids while focusing on his larger-than- life mission of giving back
to the kids and providing a safe place to be afterschool-- thus keeping them off the street
during a crucial time when bad things happen to innocent kids.
As with any successful endeavor, the location is everything and is a big part of this story. K Dub
consciously chose to build the skate park at the historical De Fremery Park, the former
gathering site for the Black Panther Party over 50 years ago; symbolically, bits of Black Panther
theme are used in the video, paying homage to the legacy of a struggle that is still going on.
Another major part of this Oakland-Jamaica- Reggae collaboration is Ms. Carter’s own back
story. Being a hardcore Reggae lover/businesswoman/supporter for many, many years, she was
inspired by the idea of trying this unique story together with the fabulous murals of Town Park
serving as the backdrop, accompanied by the Reggae music of an authentic Jamaican Reggae
Dancehall Artist - Cham a.k.a. Baby Cham.
You cannot create a world-class video without a world-class filmmaker...and that is Benjamin
Lidsky, whom Tullah met in Israel at the Reggae in the Desert Festival while shooting
the “Make A Sacrifice” video with the Reggae artist Queen Omega. Ben’s energy, vision and
generous spirit made it a magical experience (that is another story), so she knew then that she
wanted to work with him again in the future, for he is a blessed individual. Again, with perfect
timing and a major blessing, Ben was available to fly over and shoot the video.
Finally, all the people who collaborated to make this music video happen were all about Reggae
music…from Oakland to Jamaica to Israel… at the end of the day, we really do Rally round
the Red, Gold, Black, and Green.
Video producer Ms. Tullah Carter has been active in the Reggae scene for decades with roles
ranging from Visa Consultant to Artist Management.
Cham’s new album Lawless is available online at record stores worldwide. Video Debuted
on www.ReggaeVille.Com & Reggaeville’s Youtube Channel. I Don't Care now playing on Streetwise Radio.
Monday, June 5, 2017
What: 33rd annual Reggae On The River
Where: French’s Camp- 657 US Hwy 101, Garberville, CA
When: Thursday, August 3 thru Sunday, August 6, 2017
Why: A benefit for the non-profit Mateel Community Center and one of the best parties on the planet
How: Tickets available online at http://www.reggaeontheriver.com
Reggae On The River #33- August 3-6! Line-up Announced/ Tickets Available
On the weekend of August 3-6, the non-profit Mateel Community Center will present the 33rd year of Reggae On The River- one of the world’s iconic festival experiences. Set on the banks of the majestic Eel River and delivering the best in reggae and world music to the hills of Humboldt County, CA since 1984, the 2017 event will offer the next chapter in the ROTR legacy with global luminaries…
Slightly Stoopid, Assassin, Walshy Fire w/ Kabaka Pyramid, J Boog, Stick Figure, Lutan Fyah & The Riddem Rebels, Junior Kelly, Kabaka Pyramid & The Bebble Rockers, Ibibio Sound Machine, Dezarie, Culture featuring Kenyatta Hill, Ken Boothe, Perfect Giddimani, Warrior King & The Rootz Warriors, Nkulee Dube, Nattali Rize, Winston “Flames” Jarrett, Marla Brown, Prestige, Keida, Ojo de Buey, Sensimilla Dub, Mighty Mystic & The Hard Roots Movement, Yogoman Burning Band, Tatanka, Mystic Roots Band, Irie Rockers, Altar Tones, and a very special showcase with Woven Roots featuring JahDan Blakkamoore, Messenjah Selah, Army, Winstrong, Luv Fyah & Travis B- plus lots more… including DJs, sound systems, red hot guest artists, and one more highly-anticipated headlining act TBA!!!
The event will also showcase more than 60 vending/ non-profit booths, a lively KidLandia, and the camping, community, and irie vibes that made Reggae On The River famous. Discounted 3 and 4-day tickets are available now at reggaeontheriver.com- plus the Ambassador Pass for the ultimate in perks and access. You can also plan do things in style with an RV. RV space is limited, so act fast. Or, if you just crave some extra comfort while tent camping, consider making a reservation in our new Premier Campground, which offers grassy and mixed shade camping with direct access to the concert bowl.
Visit the festival website for the full story and start planning your Reggae On The River pilgrimage today. It’s happening August 3-6 at French’s Camp, in Garberville, CA- heart of the Emerald Triangle- and your higher vibration destination! http://www.reggaeontheriver.com
Friday, May 12, 2017
In celebration of National Reggae Day in Brazil, reggae revivalist Jah9 has released the video for her single ‘Prosper’. The self- produced song illuminates her raw intense vocals, while the gritty black and white visual displays her performing intensely into a microphone with solo shots of her band.
The release of the video leads the songstress into her Unafraid U.S. West Coast tour beginning at The Cali Roots Festival. The tour ends mid-June and stops include UCLA, San Diego, Sacramento, Portland, Seattle and more.
For more information about Jah9 and her full tour schedule, please visit: http://www.jah9.com/.
Thursday, May 11, 2017
CHRONIXX’S DEBUT ALBUM CHRONOLOGY TO BE RELEASED JUNE 30, 2017 (MAY 19 PRE-ORDER) Billboard Reveals Track Listing & Premieres Song “Skankin Sw
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
On April 14, 2017 Island Treasure Music will release it's second single of the year "Vision" which features the beautiful vocals of Marjorie Kay. The song is a Stevie Wonder original which was released on his 1973 album "Innervisions".
This Reggae rendition of "Vision" is produced by stellar bassist Glen Browne which features members of his Constructive Noise Band, distributed by Zojak Worldwide and is now available on Pre Order from the iTunes store.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
The modest and humble Marjorie-Kay is one of Jamaica’s most enchanting songstresses. Born in September, 1961, Marjorie-Kay is now in the prime of her life and is returning to the music scene with an intention to captivate the hearts of music lovers far and wide.
In her earlier years, Marjorie-Kay shared the stage with stalwart musicians such as Jackie Jackson, Desmond Young, Glen Browne, Mallory Williams and Carl Ayton, working at The Jonkunno Lounge. In the late 1970’s, Marjorie-Kay recorded her debut single “Someday We’ll Be Together” (A Diana Ross cover), produced by Lloyd Lovindeer.
In the early 80’s, Marjorie-Kay took a break from the music scene to nurture her family, while still making appearances in studio and on stage. Since her time at The Jonkunno Lounge, Marjorie-Kay has recorded several songs on the Island Treasure Label, with producer Glen Browne. Most notable among her recordings are cover song, “Baltimore”, and her soulful feature on Mutabaruka’s version of “Moody’s Mood”. With her passion for singing constantly burning bright, Marjorie-Kay has made appearances at choice venues and events such as Weekendz, Christopher’s, Redbones, Blue Monk, “Wellfest”, Desi Jones & Friends’ “Jazzin” and a host of other private functions.
Marjorie-Kay’s latest recording is a cover of Stevie Wonder’s “Vision”, produced by Glen Browne for the Island Treasure Label. Now working on an album to be released in 2018, Marjorie-Kay is sure to be a soothing addition to the music industry, with her love for roots reggae and flair for crooning a beautiful ballad.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Reggae Songbird Etana Headed to Kenya
After a moving and inspiring performance for International Women's Day in Jamaica, soulful songbird Etana is headed to Kenya to lend her voice for a concert and a cause.
The multi-award winner and newly independent artist is slated to perform at "Dobba Fest" on alongside reggae stars Luciano and Richie Spice. A humble and excited Etana stated " My fans in Kenya have steadily been asking for me, so I’m looking forward to hearing my Kenyan people singing to me in perfect harmony."
With her memorable honey coated voice, Etana will perform from her vast repertoire of hits and classics, as well as new material such as her recently released stirring single "Know Who I Am", "..If you see me walking much lighter Oh that’s because I know who I am and if you see my smile getting brighter It simply means I do understand.." With it's heartening lyrics, the latter has already garnered attention and momentum on the airwaves, "The songs speaks of where we were as a people and where we are now and where I wish for us all to be as people. United and strong." - Etana. "Know Who I Am" has also delivered beautiful visuals in the form of a lyrical video.
As philanthropy plays an integral part of Etana's life, during her Kenya journey, the songstress will take part in a youth initiative organized by Brand Afrika for the government Ministry in charge of the Studio Mashinani project. " I will be involved in a couple of youth empowerment music workshops prior to the show. I am always willing to give my time to share and encourage the youths. "
Upon her return Etana will head back to the studio to put the finishing touches on her upcoming album, slated to be released later this year.
Sunday, March 5, 2017
2017 JUNO AWARD NOMINATED FOR BEST REGGAE RECORDING (Canada’s Grammy’s) (7th Nomination / 2010 Winner)
The Canadian composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist and seven-time JUNO Award winner and nominee hails from Toronto but has carved out a massive following on the international stage. He is a recording machine, from his debut release Champion Sound Clash in 2004, the Toronto-born Dubmatix has gone on to produce and record over 500 releases (Albums, EPs, Dubs, Remixes)
His vast collection of recordings have garnered multiple music awards from all over the world including France, Portugal, Germany and the U.K., along with critical praise from the international music industry insiders and tastemakers such as BBC Radio's Don Letts, XM Radio USA, iTunes Canada & USA respectively who have recognized & celebrated Dubmatix' relentless inventiveness and creative style.
The accolades continue with yet another honour awarded by Billboard Magazine (September 2016 issue), who crowned Dubmatix "Is This Love" rendition as the #1 Bob Marley Remix of all time! To date, the track has garnered over 8 million streams & growing!
2017 is already shaping up to be another big year for Dubmatix' fans (2.8 million followers on Soundcloud and 270,000 on Facebook) as the prolific composer recently completed a remix for 2016 Grammy winners Morgan Heritage. The recently releases two-disc deluxe edition of "Strictly Roots" - contains the Dubmatix Blaze Up Remix of "Light It Up”, which is already receiving rave reviews from outlets like:
Big Shot DJ Magazine - "On his interpretation, the JUNO award-winning mixmaster maintains the original's infectious quality while managing to turn up the heat a few more degrees for maximum dance floor enjoyment
Most anticipated this year, will see the composer extraordinaire Dubmatix, release a new album with legendary duo & 2017 Grammy nominated artists Sly & Robbie. The collaboration will be entitled "Overdubbed - Dubmatix meets Sly & Robbie" and is scheduled for release on Echo Beach in the summer of 2017.
Never one to stand still when he's not in the studio working on new material, his legions of fans can catch Dubmatix when he kicks off the 2017 touring season in April with a packed schedule of shows in France, Greece and the U.K.
http://www.dubmatix.com http://www.reggae-loops.com http://www.facebook.com/dubmatix http://www.soundcloud.com/dubmatix http://www.twitter.com/dubmatix
Over the years Dubmatix has worked with the Who’s Who of reggae legends Alton Ellis, Freddie McGregor, Pinchers, Sugar Minott, Willi Williams, Ranking Joe, Anthony B, Turbulence, Eek-A-Mouse, Horace Andy, Linval Thompson, Mykal Rose, Wayne Smith, Luciano, U Roy, Cornell Campbell, The Mighty Diamonds, Dennis Alcapone, Prince Alla, Lone Ranger and dozens more.
Born Jacob Williams In Harlesden To A Jamaican Father And Dominican Mother, He Dealt With Numerous Obstacles After Leaving School. Once He Overcame These Issues He Joined Up With Childhood Friend And Fellow Artist Reddmann (Uk), And Was Enlisted Into The Uk Dancehall Collective Suncycle. Their First Album Titled Suncyle Included Ranks' Homage To His Home Town, "Harlesden". Their Second Album I Am Somebody Was Released On The Uk Label Jamdown Records. Ranks Left The Group In 2004 And Began His Solo Career. Nicknamed 'Gappy' Due To The Gap Between His Front Teeth, He Initially Worked Under The Name 'Daddy Gappy', Before Opting For The Cutty Ranks
Influenced 'Gappy Ranks'. In 2005 Gappy Ranks Was Featured On The Vice Law Entertainment Mix Tapes. That Same Year, He Won The 'Best Song' Award At London's Silk Awards For "Little Understanding", Released By Uk Reggae Record Label Stingray Records, Also In 2005, Ranks Contributed To The Single "What We Do" By Kray Twinz Featuring Twista And Lethal B, Which Charted Nationally In The Uk At Number 23. Ranks Performed Live At Earl's Court In Front Of A Crowd Of 17, 000 For The First Kiss 100 Awards. He Also Played A Full Uk Tour Which Brought Him To Cities Such As Manchester, Birmingham, And Newcastle. He Recorded For Former Uk Reggae Giants Jet Star Records In North West London Where He Became Assistant Engineer, Giving Him Time To Grow And Develop His Love For Music And Network Which Led Him To Work With Record Label Peckings. On 26 December 2009 Gappy Ranks Childhood Wish Was Granted, As He Performed At The Celebrated Annual Sting Event In Jamaica. He Began To Tour Throughout The World Starting With European Countries Such As France, The Netherlands, Italy, Germany, And Switzerland. In 2010 He Released His First Album Put The Stereo On On Greensleeves' Peckings Subsidiary. Ranks Was Nominated For The 2010 Mobo Award In The 'Best Reggae Act' Category. In 2011 Ranks Followed Up With His Second Album Thanks & Praise, This Time On His Own Hot Coffee Music Label, Which Was Distributed By Vp Records. Thanks & Praise Included "Stinkin' Rich" (Produced By Italian Producer Macro Marco), "Longtime", (Produced By Special Delivery) And The Title Track (Produced By Grammy Award-Winning Uk Producer Jazzwad) Gappy Ranks Has Since Toured And Performed Throughout Europe, The Us, The West Indies, And Australasia. His Tour Also Included Japan And On March 2011 He Found Himself In The Middle Of The World's Biggest Earthquake And Tsunami. The Disaster Claimed Over 20,000 Lives And Gappy Ranks Recorded A Tribute, "I Was There". Ranks Returned To The Uk And Was Featured On BBC’s Later...With Jools Holland, Performing "Longtime" And "Heaven In Her Eyes". That Same Year He Opened An 18 Date Tour Our In California, Nevada, Oregon, And Washington For Collie Buddz. He Has Performed At Legendary Venues Such As Bb King's In New York, The Roxy Theatre In Los Angeles, The Fillmore In San Francisco, The Jazz Cafe In London. He Has Also Been Billed For Worldwide Festivals Such As Summer Jam In Germany, The Glastonbury Festival In The Uk, And Best Of The Best In Miami. In November 2012 He Headlined His Own 16 Date Cookies Tour In West Coast USA, Canada, And Costa Rica, In 2013 Ranks Performed At The Raggamuffin Reggae Festival In New Zealand,
As Well As His Cookies Reloaded Tour 2013 Of The East Coast USA. June 2013 Saw Gappy Ranks Performing At The Sierra Nevada World Music Festival For The First Time. On 17 September 2013, His Third Album Shining Hope Was Released. In June 2014 Gappy Ranks Collaborated With New Zealand Hip Hop Producer PMoney On An 8 Track Ep Titled The Baddest; The Ep Was Recorded At Red Bull Music Academy In Auckland, New Zealand. The End Of 2014 Saw Gappy Ranks Collaborate With "Tom Chasten" Of The Legendary "Dub Club" In Los Angeles For A Ep Titled "Gappy Ranks Meets Dub Club" Released & Distributed By Top Us Record Label Stones Throw Records". Ranks Showed His True Passion As He Founded, Presented & Hosted His Music Festival Titled “Pelpafest” Which Showcased Over 30 Artists Such As Don Andre, Exco Levi, Omi & Braintear Spookie Just To Name A Very Small Few. The Festival Which Is Solely Focused On Rising & Unestablished Artists Has Since Grown Much Interest & Anticipation Worldwide. At The Start Of 2015 Gappy Ranks Has Released 19 Tracks On His Mixtape Titled "Mad Move" Which Has Quickly Gained Support Over Social Network, Radio & Dancehall Events. Unpredictably, Gappy Ranks Showcased His Own Sound System To The World Which Took The Name “Sound Gappy” With Over 1000 Doublets Collected In Record Time From Global Artists, Ranks Gave His Tuesday Afternoons To His Locals Radio Station Real Beat Fm In Which He Single Handedly Presented A Live Broadcast Show For 10 Months, Breaking New Music, Entertainment News & Artists Whiles Never Playing A Single Gappy Ranks Track. In 2016 With Numerous Single Recordings & Weekly Live Appearances Gappy Ranks Delivered His 4th Album Titled “Guide Me”. The Eclectic British Born Artist Has Hand Picked His 13 Tracks And Delivered, Compiled & Executed A Sure Classic Feeling Which Hits The Listener From The Title Track Guide Me Produced By Jamaican Column Zj Chrome Of Cr203 Who Has Worked With Some Of The Very Best In The Industry. With A Very Large Catalogue Ranks Embarked On His World Tour Tilted “Guide Me World Tour” Visiting The Territories Such As South America, North America, Europe, Australasia, Asia, West Indies, Central America, Canada & Africa In Which He Visited Of 8 African Countries & Documenting The Experience Compiled Into A 20 Minute Documentary. 2017 Has Gappy Ranks Aka Plea Lee Entering Another Time Capsule Within Music. A Sure Favourite For All Dancehall Patrons Alike - Ep Tiled “Pon Di Lawn” Gives The Listener A Journey Into The Fabric Of Sound System Culture Complimented With The Excellence Which Is The 1987 "Tonight Riddim" By King Jammy's Records To Name 1 Of 10 Featured Tracks From The 80S 90S Dancehall Era Ranks Plans To Surprise The Fans Of His Music With More Classic & Live
Appearances In The Near Future, Along With A Pon Di Lawn Tour & The Return Of PELPAFEST.
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Videos (mov/mp4) : Gappy Ranks - Baddest [Official Video] Gappy Ranks - Best Is [Official Video] Gappy Ranks - Carpenter [Official Video] Gappy Ranks - Had Enough [Official Video] Gappy Ranks - Longtime [Official Video] Gappy Ranks - Shining Hope [Official Video]