Belinda Brady unveils latest single & video: “No More Words” (@BelindaBrady)

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Toronto based singer Belinda Brady releases her latest single “No More Words” on September 22 2014 on G98.7FM.“No More Words” is classic Reggae, Lovers Rock. A romantic, R&B-influenced form of reggae, Lovers Rock was a product of the U.K. reggae scene, becoming popular in the late ’70s and has been a favourite sub-genre of Reggae since then captivates audiences from all age demographic and cultures.Many big international reggae hits fall under this genre.

“No More Words” is about moving on from bad relationships and saying “enough is enough” says Belinda in an interview on G98.7FM, an experience to which anyone from anywhere can relate. Belinda performs non-stop around the globe. So far this year, she has performed in Dubai, the United States, and Western Canada, and will be performing in Hong Kong in November.

Belinda is no stranger to music. She’s the daughter of Carl Brady, one of the original members of Jamaican band Byron Lee and the Dragonaires which played a crucial role in bringing Caribbean music to the world. “I literally grew up around a record factory,” says Belinda. “I would never get tired of observing the process of making vinyl; it was magical to me. When I would see my parents perform on stage (my mom was a dancer with the band), I was just like any other fan! Except I knew that it was my destiny to be on stage just like them.”

Belinda adds “No More Words” to her repertoire of Reggae hits such as “Wishing You Were Here”, “Flex”, “Found the One” and “Diamonds”. This is the first single since Belinda’s latest album “Time of My Life” which is available on iTunes. “Time of My Life” is an Electro Pop fusion which features the Summer 2014 hit “Olé, Olé”. The album is being distributed online through TuneCore and is currently for sale on iTunes.

NO MORE WORDS VIDEO  – Belinda Brady: 

Vision’s ‘We Jammin’ Video Debuts on MTV.com (@VisionKgn8)

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It’s no secret that Jamaica is a hot bed of talent. And one of the island’s amazing artists is Vision. With great music and increasing popularity, this amazing singer and songwriter is making his mark in the industry. Vision’s latest song “We Jammin” has been causing a stir in Jamaica and other Caribbean markets. And now, the upbeat and fun “We Jammin” video has made it’s debut on the quintessential MTV.com. This is certainly a nice accolade for Vision, who joins the ranks of mainstream acts featured on the popular site. The visually compelling “We Jammin” video celebrates Jamaica’s allure and rich culture through picturesque scenes and shots.

Shot as a dream sequence, “We Jammin” is Vision’s ode to his home, the enchanted Island of Jamaica. As Vision croons of his fun life in Jamaica, imagery of many of the country’s popular destinations and favorite past times are shown. Hot spots in Montego Bay, Ocho Rios and other locales give the video a true travel flair. “We Jammin” captures Jamaica’s true essence, so much so, that without question, it could easily double as a tourism promotion. Directed by Arturo Lorde and Dublois, “We Jammin” was shot on location in Florida and Jamaica.

Produced by Jon “fx” Crawford and Dubloise for Keynote Records, the catchy “We Jammin” is available on iTunes. Notably, the song has sparked the interest of radio outlets and Reggae music fans alike. DJs credit “We Jammin” with From scenes of Jamaica’s tantalizing beaches and Caribbean Sea to party, country and sports footage, “We Jammin” embraces Island pride.

Although the “We Jammin” video is newly released, the reception to the video thus far is a tell-tale sign that it will be a hit. Adding to the already great “look” of the MTV.com debut, “We Jammin” is in heavy demand by video outlets, positioned to reach the masses. It’s time for the World to get ready for the ever-so-talented Vision. “We Jammin” is just a snippet of what lies ahead and is true to form with Vision’s musical versatility, often recognized by its raw, yet rhythmic, lyrical content

Vision burst on the scene in 2010 as a songwriter, although his love of music dates back to childhood. His big break as a performer came in 2011, when he was afforded an opportunity to open for singer Collie Buddz during the Play Back Tour in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Vision’s first appearance in the U.S., which was certainly high profile, thrust him into a crossover and international realm.

“We Jammin” (MTV.com): http://www.mtv.com/artists/the-real-vision

“We Jammin” (YOU TUBE): http://youtu.be/zSPXQMrB5l8

“We Jammin” (SINGLE): http://www.smarturl.it/6pg7ct

Introducing Chelsea Stewart (@cstewartsings)

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Like a cold glass of lemonade on a hot day, her voice is refreshingly cool, and definitely on the sweet side. Chelsea is an alumni of the Regional Arts Program at Mayfield Secondary School and a student of the Jazz program at Humber College Lakeshore Campus.

This multi-talented singer songwriter is classically trained and claims not just one genre of music as her own. From classical to jazz and everything in between, Chelsea Stewart takes you on a musical journey visiting the eras of Billie Holiday, Donny Hathaway, Bob Marley & Mariah Carey.

This young vocalist possesses a voice that moves you. Captivated, you willingly go where she takes you. Chelsea has sung for and shared the stage with two legends in their respective genres Stevie Wonder and Bobbie McFerrin.

Receiving standing ovations at local jazz festivals and on international stages. Chelsea Stewart has also been an opening act for various artists like R&B sensation Mario, Reggae superstars Beenie Man, Marcia Griffiths, I-Octane and Luciano to name a few.

Since her Caribbean Entertainment and Music Award win in 2012, Chelsea received recognition earlier this year at the 2014 International Woman Achievers’ Award when she became the recipient of the Entertainment Award.

Miss Stewart has just recently completed her first promotional tour in Europe, beginning in Cannes, France and ending in London, England. “Over You” is the title of her debut single, from her upcoming EP and it has held the #1 position for 5 weeks on the Friday Morning Reggae Review.

A star is born, and we look to the future as she creates music that invites you to fall in love, to dance, to live and to reminisce.

Karamanti to perform at MTL Dub Session #9 (@BLACK_OUT_SOUND @Karamanti)

MTL DUB SESSION

One of Montreal’s most popular Reggae events is MTL Dub Session. It is a bi-weekly show that features Reggae and Dub artists as well as sound systems from all over the world. It was started by Saxemard Mikael of Blackout Sound System.

On Thursday, October 2nd, Karamanti (from Jamaica) and Sista Ozaya (from France) will be the featured artists at MTL Dub Session. For her part, Karamanti promises a solid set and will be premiering some new Reggae tracks not yet released. Patrons can also expect to hear her latest single “HOLD ON” which is doing great in Montreal. See official video for “HOLD ON” here 

MTL Dub Session is held every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at Passport Bar located at 2037 St-Denis in Montreal. Entrance is $5CDN after 11pm (free before).

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/230812723760558/

Positive Delivers New Hit “Mighty Healer” (@Positivetnt)

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Reggae Gospel singer Positive delivers his new hit“Mighty Healer,” available worldwide from all major digital retailers on October 6, 2014, with pre-order available now, from FOX FUSE.Debuting #8 on iTunes Trinidad and TobagoTop Songs chart, the smash flawlessly fuses praise and worship with Caribbean reggae and dancehall beats, thereby solidifying his stance at the forefront of this niche Caribbean Gospel genre.

Putting a positive spin on reggae music, Positive has earned acclaim from music critics and fans alike, ever since hitting the music scene eight years ago. He is the most-nominated artist for the2014 Caribbean Gospel Music Awards with 13 nominations, as he continues to break barriers and bring his unique brand of Gospel music to new ears.

“Mighty Healer” showcases the Trinidad and Tobago native as a seasoned lyricist and vocalist, and is a personal prophesy from this profound artist as he bears testament to his faith. The single has already garnered almost 30,000 views on YouTube, and continues to increase each day, as Positive proves not just his reach but also the demand for Caribbean-flavored Gospel music, worldwide.

The upbeat track was produced by Trinidadian hit production house Precision Productions, in conjunction with Positive, as he takes a more personal approach to his music and is determined to craft his sound, from beat to lyric. He has been honing his production skills from the beginning and now dons his producer cap for his upcoming album, which is currently in the works.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mighty-healer-single/id921062295

Loving Kendrick Lamar’s “I Love Myself” (@kendricklamar)

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Have you heard the new single by hip-hop artist Kendrick Lamar? If no, then you should check it out. Using a sample of The Isley Brothers’ 1973 track ‘That Lady’, Kendrick delivers inspirational lyrics with a nice melodic flow. He speaks about the importance of loving oneself especially in times like these when there are so many things happening around us to shake our self confidence.

The song starts with what sounds like a preacher saying, “He’s not a rapper, he’s a writer, he’s an author. And if you read between the lines we’ll learn how to love one another”. Once he starts to flow, Kendrick waste no time in capturing our attention with lines like, “I done been through a whole lot, trials and tribulations but I know God”.

The record has a feel of an Andre 3000 track. It’s a good beat, with a good message and a great flow; Listen 

I-OCTANE, RUFF KUT FOR BEHIND THE SCREEN SERIES (@Realioctane)

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The mission to keep live music alive continues on September 23 at Usain Bolt’s Tracks and Records (UBTR) in Martketplace, with the renewal of the popular Behind The Screen series. Featured act for week three will be none other than the man himself, I-Octane aka The Closer.

After a scorching from a super-charged Sizzla and the Firehouse Crew on September 16, I-Octane will skillfully re-ignite the flames and as he and the Ruff Kut Band keep the musical blaze firmly under control inside UBTR. The “Run The Flipping Place” singer will show fans that he does exactly that, and more, as he easily reels off mega hits from his extensive catalogue in an up-close-and-personal setting before an appreciative home crowd.

Tuesday night’s outing marks the second time that the singer will be performing at Tracks and Records and to say he is looking forward to it is an understatement.

“I really love the Tracks and Records vibes. There is just something special about it and we are really anticipating this show. Ruff Kut and I already visualized the entire show from start to finish and it a go siiickkk!” the entertainer with the million dollar smile declared.

The singer, who has been touring on his critically acclaimed sophomore album, “My Journey”, pointed out that in recent months he has been doing a lot of open-air events, both locally and overseas, and he welcomed the opportunity to be performing in an intimate setting, especially on Jamaican soil.

“The Tracks and Records show is an event where other artistes who are not performing come out and show them face, just to give you a strength, and extend the love by their presence. I am one artiste who really appreciate that; it shows that we live good. And, of course, nothing compares to your home crowd, without them you wouldn’t be where you are now, so it’s always a joy and a privilege to interact with them,” I-Octane added.

The first installment of the music series at the popular Kingston eatery kicked off on September 9 and played host to entertainers Kabaka Pyramid, Chronixx, Keznamdi and Jesse Royal who put on a superb show.

I-Octane and Ruff Kut pledge to continue the live music journey and take it on a higher high.

Jamaica’s Disc-Jock Redeem campaigns for a spot on HOT 102 (@IMREDEEM)

Jamaica’s Disc-Jock Redeem campaigns for a spot on HOT 102

Disc-Jock Redeem who has been working on Roots 96.1 FM (a Kingston based community radio station) for several years is now attempting to make the leap to national radio. Hoping to bring a positive vibes to the station the DJ is campaigning hard to get a slot on Hot 102 FM, which is arguably one of Jamaica’s most respected commercial radio stations.

As he seeks public support, Disc-Jock Redeem started a facebook page calling on as many people as possible to support him in his campaign. Currently he is the host of two shows on Roots 96.1FM, Expression Fridays which airs every Friday from 6-8pm and Unleash which is on Thursdays from midnight to 6am. Disc-Jock Redeem is known for his conscious programs and he vows to take that same energy to Hot 102 if he is given the opportunity.

Join the facebook page and help to get Disc-Jock Redeem on Hot 102 FM

https://www.facebook.com/thelovejockforhot102fm

C.M.N Study to Influence National Change (@CMNUSA)

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The Caribbean Media Network (CMN) is working diligently on the development of new and innovative methods of reaching the multicultural community. In an effort to gain a general census about the diaspora in the United States, CMN has partnered with the 30th Annual Miami Broward Carnival Organization. The annual festival serves as host to over fifty thousand (50K) guests from around the nation, including Canada and the Caribbean. This general census provides a vast majority of information on demographical data of Caribbean residents and their offspring. The information gathered through this survey, will consist of consumer buying habits, demographics, ethnic analysis, economics, social, and political data. This ground breaking endeavor will serve as a soft launch, to future studies for Nielsen ratings and other international statistics. The survey is design to show the multi-cultural influence and the impact made within a cross-cultural region.

Giving back to the community is the reason for this year’s celebration. It’s what really matters. Miami’s Broward One Carnival Host Committee has teamed up with Caribbean Media Network in an effort support fundraising of Fort Lauderdale based International charity “Food For The Poor”. The charity was originally founded by Jamaican native Ferdinand Mahfood. This conjoined effort makes the 30th Annual Miami Broward festival, not a fete, or a party, but a celebration with a purpose.

In addition, C.M.N. has partnered with the Florida International University (FIU) Caribbean Student Association, to host an inaugural “I AM” professional business panel. Its mains focus will be the global entertainment business, and how Caribbean Americans have impacted music, film, as well as other public relations fields. The panel discussion will take place on the campus of Florida International University, on October 9, 2014, from 1-3pm.

Finally, on Friday October 10, 2014, the 2014 Miami Caribbean American Movers and Shakers event will be held at the fabulous Frost Art Museum. This annual networking event identifies professionals and other notable honorees of Caribbean heritage, residing in the Tri-County area, that have contributed to the multicultural community. This year’s honorees include: Miami Airport Project Manager and Architect Mr. Tyrone Browne, Senior Vice President of Research for Telemundo Network Millie Carrasquillo, President of the Miami Dade Chamber of Commerce Eric Knowles, Official DJ of the Miami Heat Ian Grocher (DJ Irie), Superintendent of Broward Public Schools Robert Runcie, Senior Vice President of Seaboard Marine Jose Perez-Jones, Circle House Studios: Abebe Lewis, Journalist and WEDR (99Jamz) Personality Peter Bailey. Young Generation Pioneer of the Year: Jo Mersa Marley; Musician and grandson of the late Bob Marley; Humanitarian of the Year: Angel Aloma Executive Director of Food for the Poor, and our Lifetime Achievement Award Honorees Ms. Gloria Estefan and Mr. Emilio Estefan, Musicians, Entrepreneurs, Hispanic and International legends. This special event will be held from 6:00pm-9:00pm, with red carpet arrivals, beginning 6:00 p.m. sharp.

All Female Band ADAHZEH Is ‘Burning’ a Musical Path (@AdahzehMusic @dempiremgnt)

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What do you get when you take a really good song and have a super talented all female band put their spin on it? – Something ‘Burning!” Adahzeh’s spin on Ellie Goulding’s “Burn” is super! ADAHZEH, the all-female band is currently riding high on their just premiered video for their hot single “Caliente Girls.” The video, which was shot on location in Wackle Pen Lane, Kingston 8 Barbican area and directed by Arturo Lorde and Anchor Man, is already racking up some impressive hits on YouTube.

Produced by Caniggia Palmer and Jemoi “J Twist” Monteith on the D’Empire Management Label, the video boast cameo appearances from professional dance crew Dance Xpressionz, The Ravens and Edna Manley College Students.

“We are really grateful to the Wackle Pen community for their support and to Dance Xpressionz and the other three dance crews that help make this a really super hot video,” said the D’Empire management team, C. Palmer and D. Escoffery. Karissa Palmer from the group said it is one that viewers will definitely tune into.

“It is fun, the directors did their best to bring about that fun, party vibes,” says ADAHZEH group member Karissa Palmer. Caliente Girls is now available on all leading music retail sites, including ITunes and Amazon, just to name a few.

The band, which comprises five very talented females namely Kadian Hamilton – Lead Vocalist / Guitar, Chevanese Palmer – Bass Guitar, Karissa Palmer – Keyboard, Tashana Barnett – Drums and Tara-Dean Williamson – Guitar, has been making the rounds in the media. Jamaica-based media have especially embraced ADAHZEH, including programs Dwrap, Onstage, Intense and Pree Dis. Increased exposure has secured a position on the musical radar of viewers.

Formed last year in 2013, the group started with the vision of Karissa Palmer, the leader of the group who dreamt about being part of all female ensemble. Fast forward to 2014 and the dream is a reality after extensive search for the right girls.
With a unique sound fusing Reggae, Dancehall, Rhythm and Blues, Rock and Techno, the girls have fused their talents to create something new for the music industry. And they are determined to leave their musical footprints across the globe. Their goal is to significantly leave a mark in the music industry and to bring positive music to Jamaica and ultimately the world, creating a great impact and the motivation to move to greater heights.

Adahzeh – Caliente Girls (Video)

Adahzeh – Burn (Video)

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