We got a little gift with a big impact, A-Game released a song on his Birthday last Sunday. I Know you’ll enjoy it; in this sweet melody he encourages us to work towards our goals in life, despite the pressing hardships. I hope this one give you some motivation this week, it’s really catchy and what better lyrics to have stuck in your head? Take a listen to “I Know.”
How about we pretend I posted this on Wednesday? Sorry about the lateness, I had some technical difficulties. I decided to still post this week because I’m feeling the song, you get a taste of an Indie vibe with a feel of Dancehall but that could just be me. Leno’s voice gives a Dancehall vibe haha! I like it. So, I had to share this as soon as possible; here is “Gypsy” by Leno Banton.
Check him out on SoundCloud as Leno Banton, and on Twitter @LenoBanton.
The new releases are coming too fast, I will not complain though, every week I have something new to share with you. Today I bring to you “Can’t Breathe” by Kabaka Pyramid. The wordsmith sings not only about the “mental pollution” that we face but the literal disregard of our health physically. Take a listen.
Let’s give thanks for new music! Today Jeeby gives us his own remix of Jidenna’s “Bambi” crooning lyrics about his home town, Montego Bay. He sings of the rampant criminal activities causing destruction of the city, as well as keeping head strong through the fight. This sad story is the reality many persons face daily, take a listen to “MoBaby.”
This Coco has satiated my coffee problem… for now. I love coffee scented products, and the next best thing to that, coffee scrubs (Exfoliation is key.) My last scrub finished so I’m trying a new one, a dry coffee scrub from I Love Sweetness.
I found out about I Love Sweetness from a “Jamaican brand thread” by @tonimacandcheese on Twitter. The idea of the dry scrub was brilliant to me, a lot of scrubs are mixed with oils and other products which may not be suited for everyone’s skin. That is one of the reasons I used my last scrub on my body only, and not on my face. I Love Sweetness has different flavours but I chose the coffee and oatmeal blend.
Check out @ILoveSweetness on Instagram or on their website ILoveSweetness.com to find out more, and to see where to purchase their products.
Tomorrow Today (Tmrw Tday) Culture Festival had a week of activities geared towards meditation, and rejuvenation, where the goal was to acknowledge what you want in life and to help you to live for today. They brought acts from the “Reggae Revival” out to the edge of Jamaica, Negril. The concert was headlined by Protoje & the Indiggnation, with performances from Runkus & the Old Skl Band, and Sevana.
The Boardwalk Village was easy to find on the strip. As you enter you’re greeted by one of the reasons persons visit Jamaica. The beautiful flora, and the Boardwalk Village did not disappoint. It had the palms and beautiful white sand, with thatched roof décor all around. While waiting for the performances to start, Dj Yaadcore did his musical mixing, adding even more to the feel of vacation. When it was time to begin, the host for the evening, Sheldon Shepheard, introduced the first act.
Runkus brought his usual high energy. He and the band worked in perfectly in unison; special big up to the backup singers: your notes where on point. Runkus didn’t disappoint he had the crowd moving as he urged to move your feet. He ended the set in pure flames with Burn EverytinG.
Sevana makes you feel like you’re in love when she performs. Her voice gave chills as we rocked to the rhythm. She sang a couple songs from her EP, “Sevana.” The name ‘soulful’ Sevana stuck for a reason, as her energy projected the feeling in each song.
I’ve seen Protoje & the Indiggnation perform numerous times, and it seems each time it gets better. The set ran through all three of his albums, and “Royalty Free” beginning with a form of reverence with I&I, Resist Not Evil, then Protection. Listen mi, they have some lively choreography, I really wanna learn how to move like his background vocalists, the ladies caught my eye. I did my own dance though, he sang a medley of songs from “7 Year Itch” that had me dipping and rocking along. Followed by his newest single, Blood Money, taking it to a personal level showing his concern for his home. He left us on a high by ending the performance with some favourites: Hail Rastafari, Who Knows, Ja, and finally, Kingston Be Wise.
This was my first time in Negril, yes, for real. We (my friends and I) took it upon ourselves to make that really long journey from Kingston for the concert. We take the concert thing (life) seriously, and I’m glad I made the effort because it was truly worth it.