OFFICIAL VIDEOCLIP OUT TODAY / Chi Ching Ching – Rope (Dutty Rock Prod.)

The official videoclip of Rope, the new Chi Ching Ching’s Single included in his debut album Turning Tables, that will be released on the 21st September and produced by Dutty Rock Productions, is online today on Youtube.

We already well known the tune  that has become viral among dancers in every dancehall party for the routine. We really enjoyed this shooting with Chi Ching Ching in Far West Version. Obviously, in the video you can’t miss special guests as Sean Paul and many popular dancehall Queens and dancehall Kings from Jamaica like Famous Dancer, Kimiko Versatile, Paul Energy Thompson and more, plus dancers from various countries. A year ago, Chi Ching Ching told to our microphones that he was living a different light in the life. This light seems to be even brighter at this moment in his career. And the wait for his first album is increasing more and more.

Eugenia Conti

Interview with Dawn Penn : “You don’t love me (No no no) was the first time experiencing lost love”

Gege Vibes Magazine met the jamaican reggae singer Dawn Penn after her show in Brixton Jamm (London). Her carreer was started in the rocksteady era, between 1967 and 1969, but she is well known especially for her single that became a worldwide hit in 1994 “You don’t love me… No no no”.

G.V. : Good Afternoon and Thank you for having me. I wanna start to talk about you mentioning your most famous song “You don’t love me (No no no)” extracted from the album “No no no”. Why do you think that version made you so popular ?

D.P. Honestly, was the first time experiencing lost love. It was made me popular even because of the way I delivered it and I guess I had a special kay to interpretate it. Plus it was already popular in Jamaica since 1968. The song was recorded so many times, by me most of the times in dubs, but also by International Artists, Wu-Tang Clan, J. Mills, Lily Allen, Beyonce, Rihanna, Sean Paul and more.

G.V. Indeed . “You don’t love me, No no no” was an international hit that reached a lot of charts : in Jamaica, America and Europe. While what about your prestigious works with the legendary Studio One in Jamaica.

D.P. What I could say ? I was just another artist passing through this big jamaican studio full of talents and history. I knew most of the artists there.

G.V. Tell us something about the best experiences of your carreer in Uk and especially here in London. 

D.P. Experiences of my career in UK was “Top of the Pops” when I entered in the British Charts at Number 9 after I signed to WEA Corporation. Performing alongside MADNESS at Finsbury Park. When I came back when it was Number 3 alongside two hits songs as “Wet,Wet,Wet and “Big Mountain”.

G.V. What is your biggest satisfaction in your musical journey.

D.P. My biggest satisfaction is I was celebrating 50 years playing music last year and I’ll continue to feel the vibe.

G.V. Ok, can you give a greeting for our audience, please?

D.P. Buongiorno Gege Vibes audience. Eugenia Conti Blessings.

 

Article by Eugenia Conti

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

 

Damian Marley vince MOBO Awards 2017 primeggiando sui nominati Aidonia, Chronixx, Popcaan e Alkaline

Il MOBO Awards 2017 incorona Damian Marley come migliore Reggae Act. I fans e gli estimatori di Jr Gong un po’ se lo aspettavano già, visto che la Reggae star ha lanciato nel luglio del 2017 sul mercato mondiale il suo ultimo attesissimo album ‘Stony Hill’, frutto di dodici anni di dirigente lavoro in studio. Damian ha primeggiato quest’anno su altri nominati di rilievo nella sua categoria come Aidonia, Alkaline, Chronixx e Popcaan.
Insomma con questa sesta nomination Junior Gong ottiene la vittoria per la seconda volta dopo quella del 2005.

La ventiduesima edizione si è svolta mercoledì 29 novembre presso la First Direct Arena di Leeds.
MOBO Awards sarebbe l’acronimo di “Music of Black Origin” ed è stato fondato nel 1996. Ripercorriamo ora la storia da oggi fino al 2003 per renderci conto degli artisti che nel corso degli anni sono riusciti a conquistare un simile riconoscimento ovvero il PREMIO MOBO per MIGLIORE REGGAE ACT

Vincitore 2016: Popcaan
Nominati : Alcaline, Kranium, Protoje, Spice

Vincitore 2015: Popcaan
Nominati : Protoje, OMI, Chronixx, Stylo G

Vincitore 2014: Stylo G
Nominati : Alkaline, Chronixx, Popcaan, Tarrus Riley

Vincitore 2013: Sean Paul
Nominati : Mavado, Popcaan, Stylo G, Tarrus Riley

Vincitore 2012: Sean Paul
Nominati : Popcaan, Konshens, Damian Marley, Mr. Vegas

Vincitore 2011: Alborosie
Nominati : Mavado, Damian Marley e Nas, Jah Cure, Khago

Vincitore 2010: Gyptian
Nominati : Damian Marley, Mavado, Vybz Kartel, Gappy Ranks

Vincitore 2009: Sean Paul
Nominati : Mavado, Serani, Tarrus Riley, Vybz Kartel

Vincitore 2008: Mavado
Nominati : Beenie Man, Busy Signal, Etana, Tarrus Riley

Vincitore 2007: Sean Kingston
Nominati : Collie Buddz, Shaggy, Stephen Marley, Tony Matterhorn

Vincitore 2006: Sean Paul
Nominati : Burning Spear, Damian Marley, Sean Paul, Shaggy, Anthony Hamilton

Vincitore 2005: Damian Marley
Nominati : I-Wayne, Richie Spice, Sean Paul, Daddy Yankee

Vincitore 2004: Sean Paul
Nominati : Vybz Kartel, Elephant Man, Toots & The Maytals

Vincitore 2003: Wayne Wonder
Nominati : Sean Paul, Elephant Man, Beenie Man, Bounty Killer

Eugenia Conti 

(Fonti : Reggaeville – Mobo.com)

 

Video Interview with Sean ‘Young Pow’ Diedrick : “I’m proud to be a Jamaican, Brown’s Town, Saint Ann… Yeah”

Gege Vibes Magazine met Sean Diedrick after Damian Marley’s show in Gallipoli, Italy (2017). Sean is worldwide known as the historical Jr Gong’s keyboarder but he also really popular as ‘Di Producer’.

He introduces us the world of Young Pow Production explaining his last works in studio with Mavado and Damian Marley for “Stony Hill” Album. Pow told us his impressions about the third tour in Africa of this summer “Stony Hill to Addis”. We talk also about his unreleased projects in co-production with Baby G as the one in collaboration with Sean Paul, out very soon. Young Pow Production supports a lot of new and middle generation’s jamaican artists as BUGLE, T.I.F.A., Swele, Xklusive and more. The mission of Young Pow’s label is to give an huge promotion to the young and worthy talents of the Island, especially from his area Saint Ann. “I’m proud to be a Jamaican. Orange Hill, Brown’s Town, Saint Ann… Yeah”, he said to our microphones. CHECK IT !

Interview : Eugenia Conti Editing : Shaban Sante Shira Jr II Shooting : Francesco Sciolti Venue : Postepay PARCO GONDAR

Sean Paul visita Buju Banton in carcere : “Preparatevi. Tra dodici mesi sarà libero”

Solo due giorni fa la mainstream star jamaicana Sean Paul ha trascorso tre ore presso la prigione McRae Correctional Facility situata ad Atlanta, in Georgia. Non è difficile indovinare chi egli fosse andato a trovare : la leggenda del reggae Buju Banton, ormai detenuto in quella struttura dal 2011. Dopo domenica i supporters dell’artista hanno una nuova speranza. E’ stato lo stesso Sean Paul infatti, in un video pubblicato sul suo profilo Instagram, a diffondere la notizia che in poco più di 12 mesi Banton sarà rimesso in libertà. Ha inoltre spronato i suoi fans a godersi il ritorno del proprio beniamino che avverrà in grande stile.

Non sappiamo quale sia la verità sulla reale posizione dell’imputato a livello giuridico, ma dalle parole del “Dutty” Paul trapela molta positività. Ricordiamo infatti che la pena di dieci anni di carcere prevista per Banton è stata ridotta nel 2016 dopo che il suo avvocato statunitense della Florida patteggiò con le Istituzioni annunciando che l’Enterteiner rinunciava a tutti i futuri appelli. In cambio, i procuratori pare che abbiano accettato di abbandonare un’accusa di detenzione di armi da fuoco rivolta contro di lui. Buju secondo le indiscrezioni sarà rilasciato l’8 dicembre 2018. Sarà proprio per questo che Sean Paul avrà dichiarato sul suo social network di aver trovato l’icona del Reggae di ottimo umore e forte di spirito?

“Nonostante la prigionia la sua energia non si è mai spenta ed il suo temperamento si mantiene forte”, ha affermato Sean nel già citato filmato. La fonte più attendibile al momento resta il registro dell’ufficio del McRae Correctional Facility in cui è stato previsto che, Buju Banton, arrestato nel 2009 e dichiarato colpevole nel 2011, tornerà a piede libero nel Febbraio 2019.

Eugenia Conti