R&B/Soul singer, Fantasia Barrino will be visiting our beautiful little island for a performance at the music showcase dubbed “Wishes: The Love Song.”
The event, which takes place on April 21st, will be at the Constant Spring Golf Club in Kingston (view directions below).
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Fantasia leads the line up of international acts on the show. Also performing is R&B singer, J Holiday, who is known for his 2007 chart-topping hit, Bed.
The B.P.E Caribbean promoted event, features appearances from popular local, Dancehall/Reggae acts such as Chino, Denqyue and Ikaya.
Pre-Sold tickets for Wishes: The Love Song are going for JA$3,000 per person and JA$5,000 per couple while tickets at the gate will cost JA$6,000 per person and JA$9,000 per couple.
Fantasia, who’s known for unveiling smash hits such as When I See U, I Believe and Bittersweet, is no stranger to Jamaican soil. The Grammy Award winning artiste previously performed on the 2005 edition of Reggae Sumfest.
Dancehall DJ, Ninja Man, formerly known as Desmond John Ballentine has been absent from the Jamaican music scene for some time. He has, however, returned after his hiatus to show that he still knows what he’s doing.
Ninja Man AKA ‘the original Don Gorgan’ has been in the studio recording a song.
The DJ voiced the song with Kiprich titled “Don Gorgan is back.” The rumor is that the song will be huge in the jamaican streets. Reports from the Jamaican people, however, seem to reflect a lack luster response.
The controversial DJ who was also an actor in the movie Third World Cop ,was away from the celebrity spotlight because of charges associated with the March 16, 2009 murder of Richard Johnson. Ninja Man was granted bail on March 23rd, 2012 after being in custody for three years.
For more information on Ninja Man’s case, see this article from the Gleaner.
Listen to the song below!
Reggae’s Lover’s rock/Conscious Singjay, Jah Cure, has released a new video that has sparked a feeling of love in the hearts of many jamaicans.
“Nothing Is Impossible” was already making waves on the popular radio stations in Jamaica, but the video seems to have made quite an impact, judging from the many Facebook and Twitter shares.
The video features scenes of the Cure’s wedding to Kamila McDonald, former Miss Jamaica World (2009). The two are pictured to be happy in love with heavy suggestions of the greatness of their relationship.
They are even pictured wearing robes and crowns at the wedding, representing themselves as royalty, as Cure often sings of his “lover” as a queen.
To listen to the song, click the video below.
For more information about the song and Jah Cure visit this link.
In a previous post, Yaadspot spoke on prominent Dancehall/Reggae singjay, Sizzla Kalonji and his battles with gay rights activists on the swedish leg of his tour. Sizzla has responded to the activists who’ve long criticized the lyrical content of his songs.
Sizzla’s show was given the boot after several gay, lesbian, bisexual and transsexual activists protested Sizzla’s appearance on the bill, condemning his lyrical damnation of homosexuality.
Sizzla, through his management team at Kalonji Musik and Pride Music, issued a detailed statement firing back at such critics who have long opposed his music and stances on those issues, as well as clarifying public misperceptions made about him in recent times.
His statement says, “We work closely with many of the artists in the reggae scene and feel that your constant attack against the artists and the musical genre is unfair and one sided. Sizzla has not even begun to tour, yet press releases have been sent giving misinformation to the public about him performing homophobic lyrics at 18 other shows recently. The tour has not even started and Sizzla was not booked to perform in neither Canada nor England. False information is being written to malice and defame his character. It is good to remember that Sizzla has not been arrested, convicted, or charged with any crime and does not have a criminal record what so ever. He abides and will continue to abide by the laws of any State in the World that he chooses to visit or is invited to visit. It is his nature and his character to respect all.”
Well maybe Sizzla himself would say, “They can’t keep a good man down.”
The Dancehall community is giving artiste Potential Kidd a big welcome.
Dubbed as one of dancehall music fastest rising stars, Potential Kidd is making waves with his hit “A Yah So Nice.”
Kidd, who is from the community of Trench Town, Kingston, Jamaica, is getting a lot of love on local radio and internet radio stations.
Released in December 2011, the single was released by Natral Enterprise Recording label. Other singles from Potential Kidd are Urgency and Mama Stop Crying .
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Some dancehall and reggae music industry leaders are saying that Potential Kid is the Leading Dancehall Artist On The Rise In Jamaica.
Watch Out For His Hits.
For more information on Potential Kidd CLICK HERE
Internationally acclaimed Dancehall artist, Sean Paul, has already been burning up the airwaves with his new track “She Doesn’t mind.”
He then decided to make a bigger buzz in the music world by putting International Reggae-ton/Pop artist, Pitbull, on the remix.
The two music powerhouses joined forces on the club banger, “She Doesn’t Mind (Remix).” As expected, the song has some a huge Latin influence courtesy of Pitbull, as well as the obvious Jamaican beat courtesy of Sean Paul.
For a while, Sean Paul made headlines in the Jamaican community for his outrageous haircuts.
Sean Paul’s new hairdo seemed to be overshadowed by the new single and video, based on the reception it got from the Jamaican people.
Listen to Sean Paul’s “She Doesn’t Mind (Remix),” featuring Pitbull.