“REGGAE VACCINE” ALBUM/ Julian Marley, Bounty Killer & The Wailers Up for 64th GRAMMY AWARDS Consideration

Julian Marley, Bounty Killer & Aston Barrett Jr.  from The Wailers are three of  the main Artists featured on the discographic project “Reggae Vaccine”. The album actually got consideration for a nomination on the 64th Edition of Grammy Awards to be attended on January 31st 2022. “Reggae vaccine” reached the No.2 on the I-tunes USA Reggae Chart and it could get nominated to win three different categories this year: Best Reggae Album, Album of The Year & Best Album Artwork Cover.

Continue reading ““REGGAE VACCINE” ALBUM/ Julian Marley, Bounty Killer & The Wailers Up for 64th GRAMMY AWARDS Consideration”

BLACK ICE PORTRAIT / Brilliant singer among Jamaica’s many musical new generation soldiers

Armed with a philosophy that says, ‘music is life and is not to be taken lightly’, entertainer Black Ice is a brilliant singer among Jamaica’s many musical new generation soldiers, one of those who believe music can make positive change as the art form can transcend the human experience.

During his early years, he said that music was always an integral part of his upbringing. He has always loved listening to all genres of music but said that he was most influenced by the musical legends Bob Marley, Dennis Brown, Peter Tosh and Marvin Gaye.

 

He describes his music as being positive, uplifting, inspiring yet edgy and real. Black Ice believes his inspiration comes from a higher calling.

Currently he’s promoting his latest single, “Red A Red.” Released late April 2018, the track, he said, implores its listeners to be conscious of their surroundings and the world they live in.

“It’s a song about the road I walked and encountering what the system has to offer. It urges mankind to keep their eyes wide open, to see behind the illusions and unveil the truth”; Black Ice believes this single will not only educate and inspire but earn him a new set of fans worldwide. Its available on radio soon to be digitally released to iTunes, Spotify and CdBaby. He will have a cd distribution as well.

It is the title song of his new 4 song EP entitled “Red-a-Red, “which is being distributed in Jamaica. It will include his other hits “Hotta Fyah,”

“We’re Lovers” is the songstress soulful duet with the jamaican recording artist Sophia Brown.

Black Ice’s partnership with Kendall Curlett, “I’ll be Home for the Holidays,” is simply a classic Reggae Christmas song https://youtu.be/aW92pIB-x_0and will continue to be released annually. He is currently writing new songs and working on the video for the songs, “Shotokan Warrior” and “Crossfire”.

Continue reading “BLACK ICE PORTRAIT / Brilliant singer among Jamaica’s many musical new generation soldiers”

HOLLYWOOD IN MUSIC MEDIA AWARDS / Richie Stephens & the Ska Nation Band in nomination con “Fire fire”

firefirevideo

 

Il cantante reggae jamaicano Richie Stephens & The Ska Nation Band, la formazione di musicisti salentini guidata da Papa Leu e Rankin Lele, sono attesi a Hollywood, in California, il prossimo novembre.

Il gruppo Ska si è guadagnato una nomination per la categoria “Reggae” con il brano “Fire Fire” nella settima edizione del premio Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA) che si svolgerà il 17 novembre 2016 nello storico Fonda Theater, al 6126 di Hollywood Boulevard di Los Angeles, California.

 

La nomination arriva a meno di un anno dall’uscita di “Internationally”, il primo album in studio di questa formazione ormai nota a livello internazionale. Il lavoro discografico “Internationally” include “Fire Fire”, il singolo in nomination al HMMA, e altri brani di successo come “Foundation Sound”, “Internationally” feat. Sud Sound System, “Kingston Salento” e “Original Style” feat Sean Paul & Gentleman.

 

“È davvero incredibile!”, ha dichiarato Richie Stephens dalla sua abitazione di Kingston in Giamaica, “siamo molto contenti di aver ottenuto la nostra prima nomination all’ HMMA Awards. E personalmente sono entusiasta di come fino ad ora stiano andando le cose”.

Anche Papa Leu, leader del gruppo Ska Nation Band è molto soddisfatto:

“Questa prima nomination è un momento speciale nella mia carriera musicale di cui farò sicuramente tesoro per il resto della vita. Vorrei ringraziare tutti i nostri fan, in particolare quelli che sono qui in Italia, nel resto d’Europa, in Giamaica, in Giappone, negli Stati Uniti e in Canada. Dobbiamo ringraziare anche il nostro management, per aver creduto in noi fin dal primo momento”, ha dichiarato l’artista.

 

Il premio HMMA 2016 è composto da due sezioni: la prima dedicata alla musica con vari generi tra cui Country, Dance, Reggae, Jazz insieme a molte altre categorie e un’altra sezione dedicata al Visual Media (film, TV, trailer di film, videogiochi, documentari, video commerciali e musicali e film Indipendenti da tutto il mondo). L’evento, che vedrà coinvolti numerosi giornalisti e diversi professionisti del settore, prevede, oltre alla premiazione ufficiale, show musicali e ospiti celebri.

Un in bocca al lupo a questi artisti che guidati dal veterano Richie Stephens stanno portando la musica del Salento nel Mondo

Eugenia Conti