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Expression Wednesdays

Hi Everyone! Today we have a nice jam to kick off the summer, “Reap What You Sow” by Royal Blu. The song was produced by Natural High Music, and I wanna shake them hand because the groove of the music is so sweet. Royal Blu’s […]

Expression Wednesdays

Hi Everyone! Today we have Jah9’s newest single, “Love Has Found I”. 9 released it yesterday, in celebration of Empress Menen Asfaw’s Earthstrong (birthday). In the song, Jah9 croons about finally finding her one true love. A man embodying the likeness of H.I.M. Haile Selassie […]

Speak Life

Though born and raised in Jamaica, Damian Marley is truly an international reggae star. His albums have sold all around the world and he has toured on multiple continents. In the past few years he has collaborated with household names from North America such as Jay-Z, Nas, Skrillex and Bruno Mars, along with local artists.

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His style combines themes and sounds from all around the world and that same multi-cultural approach is evident on the video from his latest Grammy-award wining album, “Stony Hill.”

Damian Marley Speak Life

Entitled, “Speak life” the video depicts Damian Marley sprouting words of wisdom and encouragement such as:

“Speak life
Live a humble and meek life
Ordinary day of the week life
Try to search and seek life”

This is set to the background of mesmerizing guitar licks and rhythmic African percussion. This is not the only area of the video where the continent’s influence is present as the video was shot in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, during his tour of Africa. It features several beautiful shots of ordinary Ethiopians as they go about their daily activities with Amharic (official language of Ethopia) subtitles playing throughout the video.

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Shot by Jerry Henry, the creator of the documentary “Africa, I promise” the video is also a display of the reverence that continues to exist between the Marley family and Ethopia. Yet another example of how our heritage has been exported by our cultural flag-bearers.

Below is a video of Damian’s tour of Africa.

Find Damian @DamianMarley on Twitter and on his website, DamianMarleyMusic.

 

Contributed by Brian ‘Kaz’ Kazaara.

 

Protoje's "Bout Noon" Ain't No Play Thing

This lovely February morning, we have a new single from Protoje, tilted “Bout Noon”. 2018 has started off with a continuation of the highly appreciated 2017 trend, persistent amazing music releases. I really think he should have dropped this song before Valentine’s Day ’cause it’s for you […]

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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Expression Wednesdays

Hi Everyone! On this Expression Wednesdays I have the second solo single from Notis Heavyweight Rockaz, “No Bad Dayz”. This single follows “Raggy Road”, this time lifting our moods even more to say no bad dayz. No Bad Dayz is a lighthearted reggae song, the […]

Through My Eyes: Chronology Live!

Mas Camp, Kingston I sat down thinking what angle to take for this introduction, so much happened in the space of one week. Getting to the concert was such an emotional roller coaster for me, thanks to procrastination. I had been waiting on my friend […]

Expression Wednesdays

Hi Everyone!

I have brand new reggae music for you! Today I’m sharing “Lightning Storm” by 5 Star! The first thing that grabbed me was that bassline, the groove is so nice; the rhythm has an original rockas reggae feel to it. On this smooth riddim 5 Star raps animatedly, warning Babylon to be stable before they run into trouble or the lightning storm. His lyrics have a strong militancy, as he pushes to defend himself with protection from Haile Selassie I. Take a listen to Lightning Storm by 5 Star, produced by Kabaka Pyramid and Genius.

Tell me in the comments below what you think!

Follow 5Star:

twitter.com @5StarSOL
soundcloud.com/5starsol
instagram.com @5starsol

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Expression Wednesdays

Hi Everyone! On this Expression Wednesday, we have new music from Jah9, last week she blessed us with “Feel Good”. A reggae track enlightening us on the importance of physical health. Jah9 urges us to surrender to the high vibration of the tings weh mek yuh […]