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Hi Everyone! This song isn’t new but the music video is, the single was released last year, April. Here is the official music video for “Skin Toned” by Royal Blu and Runkus. These young artistes refreshingly bring up racism, and how hard it is for black […]

Art Noise Residency Travel Program

Press Release Art Noise is introducing a residency travel program to recruit independent creatives of Africa or Black descent and those of non-African descent as well who have interest in African arts and culture to engage in a three month travel program in over 3 […]

Expression Wednesdays

Hi Everyone!

Today we have a new single by Sevana, it is “Justice”, produced by The DrumKeys. On the track, she speaks about the blatant disregard of the effects the earth faces because of us, humans. I first got a taste of the song at Sevana’s benefit concert, A Shirt For A Show, held late year. I really liked the bridge, don’t get distracted by her beautiful voice, the message is a strong one. The lovely cover art is by Richard Nattoo (@DjSinista1). Take a listen to Justice by Sevana.

“The earth will serve us justice

will outlive you and me.”

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@CallMeSevana on Twitter and Instagram.

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876Lover Will Be Taking A Short Break

Hi everyone, Due to some unforeseen circumstances that came up in my personal life, 876Lover will be taking a short break. During this period I’ll be posting a minimum of one article per week. I will try to do more but at this time it […]

Expression Wednesdays

Hi Everyone! Today I have new reggae music for you, it is “Raggamuffin” by Koffee; the youngest new artiste on the scene. In Raggamuffin, Koffee “sing-jays” (deejays) perfectly on the beat; she keeps you paying attention, so as to not miss any flows. I’m finding […]

Tmrw.Tday Announces Additions To The 2018 Lineup!

This May, Tmrw.Tday Culture Festival presents its second staging in Negril, Jamaica; from the 1st to the 6th. In addition to the already amazing lineup, they have added sonic visionaries Bedouin, who will headline the Tmrw.Tday Official Closing Party; to take place at The Caves. They also added one of the most inspirational Yogis of today, Shiva Rea, who will lead her own retreat during the festival. The Shiva Rea Roots Immersion Retreat will guide participants through a visceral exploration into the roots of Jamaican music.

Tmrw.Tday promotes self-awareness by looking at your life today, to begin changing and mending, to achieve a better tomorrow. They help you to achieve a better tomorrow with their seven day culture festival; where you will take on a journey of consciousness through wellness, music, natural therapies and much more. The experiences are categorized under the themes, “Vibez Tribe”, “Island Vibez”, “Irie Soul Tribe”, and “Garden Of Mary”.

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Tmrw.Tday 2017 Reggae Concert (Photo by Russel Ward)

Vibez Tribe features musical acts; Island Vibez has music performances by Jamaican artistes, both Reggae and Dancehall. Irie Soul Tribe has yoga and wellness programs; while Garden of Mary exposes you to plant medicines and alternative therapies. The Tmrw.Tday culture festival has a diverse music and wellness lineup which includes: AudioFly, Wolf+Lamb, Lonely C of Soul Clap, Beenie Man, Teflon Zinc Fence, Gabre Selassie, Kabaka Pyramid, Ras Iyah V, and Dream Rockwell.

Tmrw.Tday has captured and blended a mix of global musical acts, with internationally acclaimed wellness professionals, global activists, and cannabis and alternative therapy movements, to create a wholesome and life changing experience. This ‘festi-vacation’ is not to be missed; especially if you enjoy reggae music, house music, yoga and fitness, as well as cannabis culture. All this will be used in the exploration of your mind, body, and soul, during the week long festival.

“Slow down, put your toes in the sand, seek adventure, count stars on the beach, be open to finding inner peace and leave revitalized this May 1-6, 2018 — Life Will Find You, Again.”

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Tmrw.Tday lineup flyer

Visit Tmrw.Tday to learn more about this annual culture festival. Keep up to date by following @Tmrw.Tday on Instagram, @TmrwTday on Facebook, and on YouTube.

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Raffaele's Gourmet Pizzeria & Grill

Nyam & Scram! – Restaurant Week 2017 Restaurant Week in Jamaica is an annual event I look forward to, in one week there are a plethora of restaurants having discounted prices. They fall under categories such as Tasty, Savoury, Delectable, and Epicurean; which offers 3 […]

Expression Wednesdays

Hi Everyone! On this Expression Wednesdays we’re sharing new music form Kapital Stone; last week he released “Way Out”, produced by Kung-Fu Beats. His voice is unique, I like it. Stone speaks about the obvious injustice Black people face, urging us to find a ‘Way […]

One Coco: D'Havia Designs

I have a beach problem, to me it’s not really a problem, but here’s the real problem: for the beach you need swimsuits, I always want new ones. As a girl after my mom, I like getting new clothes, so I’d followed a lot of Jamaican designers over my years of being on Instagram. Today, I want to introduce you to D’HAVIA Designs, her XO Swimsuit is the newest addition to my Coco Basket.

I saw this swimsuit on the D’HAVIA Instagram page months ago, in the colour red, and it looked so good I just had to have it. Seeing that I’m on a budget, I took my time and saved for it; then the day came when I ordered it, in one of my favourite colours, Turquoise.

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It was months after I purchased it that I got a chance to wear it, but eventually I got to the beach, and I was pleased. It came in a clear bag that was super useful; at the beach I placed the wet bikini back into the bag for convenient carrying.

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Me at Fort Clarence Beach in the D’HAVIA XO Swimsuit.

Can you tell this is my favourite colour? I’ve had my beach cover-up for over a year, it is by Momo Penelli, and I had to get that colour. This swimsuit is a little sexy one and I like it, I didn’t expect the tube top to be that small but I don’t really mind. What drew me to it was the eyelets with the lace on the tube top and the sides of the bikini. Another point that drew me to it was that the bottom was high-waist and I had no bikinis like that.

I really like this swimsuit, I felt great in it, and it looked great on me. The piece was sewn very well, and I liked the D’HAVIA emblem attached to it, that showed me her work is well branded. A point to note: When putting it on for the first time, you may need help lacing up the sides of the bikini bottom. I’ll have to rate it a 3.5/5, because there is an inconvenience, after the beach I’d left my swimsuit to dry and I saw that rust began to form around all the eyelets and stain the fabric in that area. I didn’t expect that to happen, and I was upset because I love the swimsuit. It’s still tarnished right now but I will try a white vinegar trick. Check out her social media pages nonetheless because she has a plethora of designs to chose from.

 

Follow @DhaviaDesigns on Instagram and Facebook.

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Pressure

They keep singing noise Shoot, all I hear is pressure I want peace of mind. Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge: Sing & Peace.