The best of Gege Vibes 2017 / Special Second Anniversary Greetings Video

The 31st of December 2017 Gege Vibes Magazine has celebrated his second anniversary ending a very intense year full of worldwide experiences. Gege Vibes moved from Italy to Uk, touring in Netherlands and in Jamaica. We thought to realize a video recap of 2017 to summarize all the emotions. Under the link is possible to read the video’s descriptions.

 

1) Luciano Messenjah Greeting. We met Luciano after his great show in Utrecht (Nl) where he performed with Freddie McGregor. Our interview together was the most spiritual of the year and I could feel the positive energy inside him. He taughts me the importance to feel the rasta vibes in the heart.

2) Swele Greeting. Swele is a new talent from Jamaica. He’s only 20 years old. His history and his voice passionated Gege Vibes Team that decided to promote him in Europe waiting for his tour 2018.

3) Italee Greeting. I had a special interview with this strong jamaican lioness during the last edition of Casalabate Music Festival in Salento (Italy). Every year the last performance of this festival is the selection of David Rodigan. The Queen gave thanks to Gege Vibes Magazine to carry the flag of reggae in the medias area.

4) Sean Paul & Chi Ching Ching Greeting. In 2017 we followed a lot  of Sean Paul & Chi Ching Ching’s shows in Uk, Italy and Jamaica. We selected some shootings of their live on the prestigious stage of Reggae Sumfest – Montego Bay (Jamaica) and in Gallipoli (Italy) where Gege Vibes interviewed the multiplatinum singer and his artist.

5) Julian Marley Greeting. One of the son of reggae Legend Bob Marley. He announced his new album coming soon. We are waiting for his new tour to set the shooting of the video interview together.

6) Spice Greeting. We interviewed Spice in Salento (Italy). We talked about the role of the woman in the dancehall and about the explicit sexual lyrics in her songs. Definitely, the female dancehall boss has the lady side, but also the gangsta side.

7) A little immersion in our cultural trip in Jamaica of this summer with Richie Stephens and the Ska Nation Band following “Kingston-Salento International Tour”.  We selected the performances of Richie Stephens, Ska Nation Band and Sud Sound System in the museum “Jamaican Institute” and a frame of Richie Stephens & the Ska Nation Band’s show in Reggae Sumfest Jamaica.

8) Mr. Vegas Greeting. The “blessed” jamaican artist donated his greeting before his show in Salento for “I am Black and White – Christmas Concert” promoted by Adriatic Sound.

9) Sean Diedrick aka “Young Pow” Greeting. “2018 is all Gege”, said the brilliant producer that is popular as Damian Marley’s keyboarder too. In 2018 will be surprises because it’s the year to build big stuffs together and to spread the vibes of all the nice Young Pow’s productions through our channels.

10) Courtney Bam Diedrick Greeting. Bam Drumz is the historical Jr Gong’s drummer. He represents for our column 2018 “Drums & Rhythm” . We will go deeply in the magic world of the percussions interviewing the best drummers of the worldwide scene. Stay tuned !

11) Damian Marley Greeting. We had the pleasure to see once again a performance of Jr Gong last june in Gallipoli (Italy). So we interviewed Damian one month before the release of his last album “Stony Hill”. Some months later, in November to be exactly, ‘Gong Zilla’ won the Mobo Award for the Best Reggae Act. Naturally, the video ends with the special greeting of the best Bob’s legacy. 

Thanks to the artists, producers, musicians, dancers, editors, video-makers, photographers and all the awesome people that supported it. This is the loop. Blessings and prosperity be yours through the new year.

Eugenia Conti

 

Interview with Italee : “Reggae music is love. Love yourself and put yourself first” (Casalabate Music Festival 2017)

 

During the last edition of Casalabate Music Festival 2017 in Salento (South Italy) Gege Vibes met the historical female voice from Jamaica Italee. The reggae veteran explains us how her Jamaican origins and her culture have always been an influence in her music.

She mentions some experiences of her long carreer as the long travels from all over the World and the works in collaborations with Shaggy and Ub40. Italee also produced top artists like Sean Paul, Bounty Killer, Sizzla Kalonji, Elephant Man and many more. The black lioness tell us to keep high the reggae flag everytime and everywhere in the life. Definitely her nice music is about the power of love, the beautiful energy that everyone feels. “Love yourself and put yourself first”, she said to us at the end of the interview.

Interviewer : Eugenia Conti

Editing : Morello Selecta

Special thanks to : Italee, Rankin Lele, Mar de Plata, Casalabate Music Festival

Casalabate Music Festival / Il 4 Agosto l’Edizione 2017 che annuncia il ritorno di David Rodigan

 

Tutto pronto per la XIV Edizione del Casalabate Music Festival il prossimo 4 agosto sul lungomare di Casalabate (LE). Immancabile Sir David Rodigan ai controlli della console. L’artista britannico, insignito dal Principe Carlo di Inghilterra del titolo di MBE con cerimonia d’onore a Westminster, ha di recente pubblicato la sua biografia – Rodigan my Life in Reggae – un bellissimo libro dove ripercorre tutta la sua carriera musicale ricca di aneddoti e storie incredibili in cui ha dedicato un’intera pagina al Salento e alla sua Casalabate, all’affetto e al calore del pubblico salentino che, racconta David, è difficile da ritrovare altrove. Anche alla Bbc Radio, il più grande network di broadcasting del mondo, dove conduce il suo programma domenicale David saluta spesso il Salento, citando ogni volta Casalabate, Squinzano, Trepuzzi e la regione Puglia. Poche persone al Mondo fanno una promozione e una divulgazione cosi massiccia del nostro territorio. Sul Main Stage del Casalabate Music Fesival confermato anche Richie Stephens.
Il cantante giamaicano ha ricevuto quest’ anno 2 ASCAP Award per il brano WORK di Rihanna ed è pronto per il tour internazionale KINGSTON SALENTO insieme alla sua Ska Nation Band con cui è ospite anche al 25° Reggae Sumfest a Montego Bay in Jamaica.
Nella line up della 14° edizione del Festival abbiamo anche due artiste donne : Nadirah X e Italee.
Nadirah X conosciuta anche come NADZ è una rapper jamaicana. Nel 2002 vince l’ Irie FM / CME Big Break Competition che la porta ad esibirsi all’ Island Village di Chris Blackwell dove conosce Brian Jobson e Dave Stewart degli Eurythmics. Stewart invita Nadz in Inghilterra dove inizia una serie di collaborazioni e produzioni con i più importanti musicisti del mondo tra cui Mick Jagger dei Rolling Stones, Annie Lennox, Jimmy Cliff e scrive una parte dell’ Inno ufficiale di Greenpeace. Durante il 2011 è leader della campagna Conspiracy For Good una forma di intrattenimento radicale e sociale chiamata “Social Benefit Storytelling”. La campagna contribuisce alla costruzione di 5 librerie in Africa, fondare 50 borse di studio per studentesse e stampato oltre 10,000 libri per le librerie in Zambia attraverso WeGiveBooks.org.
Italee, invece, nata e cresciuta sulle colline di Kingston ha una voce magica e una presenza magnifica che hanno fatto di questa artista una delle migliori voci femminili della Giamaica. Impegnata da sempre in progetti discografici internazionali come il duetto con Shaggy in Hot Shot, album dalle vendite milionarie ha prestato la sua voce per numerose Sound Track di film per Hollywood come in Showtime di Eddie Murphy e Robert de Niro. Da quando ha iniziato la sua carriera musicale non si è mai fermata un momento, una donna magica, carica di vibes che negli anni è stata artefice con la sua etichetta del movimento dancehall jamaicano degli ultimi 20 anni, ha prodotto artisti come Sean Paul, Elephant Man, Red Rat, Beenie Man, Sizzla ha lavorato a fianco dei migliori produttori di musica mondiali come Tony Canal (No Doubt), Derrick Bramble, Dave Stewart, Duncan Sheik, Redone, Mike Mangienne, UB4O, Jeff Bova, Dave Kelly, Robert Livingston e Sly Dunbar.
A partire dal pomeriggio in differenti punti di Casalabate adibiti a dancehall area si alterneranno sound system ed artisti locali : Ghetto Eden, Morello Selecta, Fido Guido, Zakalicious, Kooloometoo, Bad Side, Petra de Sule e molti altri.