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Burna Boy And Jamaican Stars Ignite Guyana With Intense Performances

By Anthony Turner

Special To News Americas

News Americas, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Sat. May 4, 2024: Event promoters had promised patrons an unforgettable experience at Burna Boy’s first live performance in Georgetown, Guyana on May 1st, the Labour Day holiday there. When the curtain fell at 2:20 a.m. the next day, most felt they delivered a lot more.

Burna Boy performing in Guyana. (Anthony Turner image)

To enhance the overall vibe, patrons were offered not just US$250 front row VIP access, but a premium hassle-free vantage point experience where VVIP guests like Guyana’s President Irfaan Ali and Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo, enjoyed complimentary food and top shelf drinks for the duration of the concert.

Guyana Veep Bharat Jagdeo, l, with rising Jamaican born dancehall star, Nigy Boy. (Anthony Turner image)

Jamaican born rising dancehall sensation, visually impaired, Nigy Boy, who accepted his first invitation to perform at Mashramani in Guyana in February, delivered the first spark of the concert with a scintillating rendition of ‘Goodness of God,’ that brought out the lighters and a harmonic singalong from the 18,000 plus fans who were jammed inside the National Stadium in Providence, East Bank Demerara. More fireworks were to come as the visually impaired singer continued the musical onslaught, delivering hits songs ‘Judgement,’ ‘Nomad,’ and ‘Continent,’ that featured two scantily clad dancers, who thrilled fans with their onstage antics.

Jamaica’s reggae star Tanya Stephens was also on the bill and delivered a barrage of unending hits including  ‘It’s A Pity,’ ‘These Streets,’ ‘Yu Nuh Ready Fi Dis,’ ‘Handle The Ride,’ ‘Boom Wuk’ and ‘Goggle’ while Busy Signal entertained with ‘Bad Up Who,’ ‘Full Clip,’ ‘Unknown Number,’ ‘Nah Go a Jail Again,’ ‘Bedroom Bully,’ ‘Stamma,’ ‘Hustling,’ ‘Happy Birthday’ and ‘Stay So.’

The only blemish to his 20-minute performance came early in his set when he fell off the stage. Was it an accidental fall or part of the theatrics? Without missing a beat, he got back on his feet and on stage where he continued the hit parade.

After a brief intermission, the final act, Grammy-winning Nigerian star, Burna Boy, waltzed onto the stage. 

“Guyana…If you ready, say Guyana,” were his first words to the crowd which had swelled to over 20,000.

Burna Boy has been creating unforgettable moments wherever he performs. He brought Afrobeat to the 2024 Grammy awards, starting his performance with “On Form,” before inviting 12-time Grammy nominee Brandy and Savage 21 down to the main stage for a medley performance of “Sittin’ on Top of the World.” At the Billboard Music Awards (BBMA) last year, the Nigerian sensation was named Afrobeat artist of the Year. Earlier this month he etched his name in the history books again, this time becoming the African artiste with the highest-grossing US arena concert ticket sales, surpassing his numbers at Madison Square Garden in 2022. He created memories in Guyana (Gal-ana) with ‘Last Last,’ ‘City Boys,’ ‘For My Hand,’ ‘On the Low,’ ‘Gbona,’ ‘Alone’ and ‘It’s Plenty.

“I had to be here for this performance,” declared 26 year old Jennifer Singh, who made the 5-hour trek from New York to see the African Giant. “I know I will remember this moment for many years to come.”

Tamika Marshall (Anthony Turner image)

 Sholunge ‘Shelly’ Grenada had a fantastic time as well. “It was a great performance from Burna Boy although some of the songs I really did not know,” she confessed.

L – r.: Skeng, Chronic Law, Nigy Boy, Jiggy D and DJ Skipp backstage in Guyana. (Anthony Turner image)

Not all ‘Unforgettable’ concert goers however felt Burna Boy’s heat. Nesta, a local Georgetown artist, was enthralled by Jamaican stars Busy Signal, Nigy Boy and Tanya Stephens. Burna Boy she felt did not deliver as expected.

“Yuh burn me out then make me feel sleepy,” Nesta said of the Nigerian superstar.

“When you come to the south and the Caribbean, you have to bring a whole lot of vibes and energy. Guyana is an English speaking country. We are familiar with English, patois and even French but not with Yoruba or Igbo so that may have been where the gap came in,” she added.

“God Is Good” Says Buju As He Re-Enters The US

News Americas, MIAMI, FL, Fri. May 3, 2024: “God is good” declared veteran dancehall deejay, Buju Banton, who is now back in the United States after more than 15 years.

Buju Banton, l. with DJ Khalid in Miami. (IG Live screen grab/DJ Khalid)

The singer, whose real name is Mark Myrie,declared “God is amazing. I want to send nuff love to all the people out there … nuff love to my fans…. The Gargamel is back.”

He was introduced by an excited DJ Khaled from his residence in Miami on an Instagram Live. Khaled said he “could not keep this [news] to myself.”

“I’m in Miami … Buju Banton is back in America,” Khaled said, as Buju entered the frame. “Buju Banton has not been in the United States of America for more than 15 years.”

An enthusiastic Buju added: “Greetings my people, it’s a long time I haven’t seen you. It’s a long time these feet have not walked these shores. Let’s get music going.”

“This is a celebration. We are having lunch and we are celebrating with the Banton,” DJ Khaled stated. “Shoutout to Jamaica and to everybody in Jamaica. Buju Banton is officially in Miami.”

Banton was deported to Jamaica on December 7, 2018, following his release from McRae Correctional Institute Telfair County, Georgia, USA. Sentenced in 2011, he had served close to 10 years for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five or more kilograms of cocaine. It is unclear how Banton secured a US visa to return to the US. Under US rules, a non-citizen who was removed because of an aggravated felony likely has to stay out of the U.S. for 20 years. However, a deportee can apply for a waiver to re-enter the US if they spent at least ten years of a 20-year ban outside of the US.

Grammy-Nominated Jazz Maestro Dr. Monty Alexander To Bring “Spirit Of Jamaica” Music To Honolulu Following Release Of New Album – ‘D-Day’

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Friday May 3, 2024: Esteemed Jamaican-born jazz legend, Grammy-nominated, Dr. Monty Alexander, C.D., O.J., is set to bring the vibrant spirit of Jamaica’s music to the island of Honolulu just weeks before his 80th birthday, coinciding with the 80th anniversary of the Normandy Landings, known as D-Day.

Following the release of his latest musical masterpiece, the album ‘D-Day,’ on March 29th under the prestigious French record label PeeWee, Alexander will grace the stage at prestigious Blue Note Hawaii. The venue, located inside the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort at 2335 Kalakaua Ave., is renowned as Hawaii’s premier 326-seat live music destination.

The performance, scheduled for May 4th, promises an electrifying celebration of the album’s release ahead of Alexander’s milestone birthday. Joined by bassist Luke Sellick and drummer Jason Brown, two shows are scheduled at 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

“I am very happy to celebrate my upcoming 80th in Hawaii at the Blue Note, where I will not only play selections from my brand new release, D-Day, but also play selections that reflect my beloved Jamaica where I was born, and where I have fond memories of participating in many recording sessions at Studio 1, as a music pioneer at the dawn of Ska when I was still a teenager,” commented Alexander. “Hope to see as many of my fans as possible – and of course, especially those who love the music of Jamaica.”

Tickets for the event are priced at $35-45, offering an unparalleled opportunity to experience the magic of Alexander’s legendary jazz expertise.

Fans can get tickets here by logging on now to https://www.bluenotejazz.com/hawaii/shows/?eid=13603273

MONTY’S OTHER UPCOMING LIVE PERFORMANCES & BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION SHOWS

The release of ‘D-Day,’ will be accompanied by other tour dates to also mark Alexander’s birthday worldwide. They will include:

The Puerto Rico Jazz Festival in San Juan on May 17th.

The Bern Jazz Festival in Switzerland from May 21st to May 26th.

Birdland, New York City from May 28th to June 1st for his D-Day and 80th birthday celebration.

Jazz Alley, Seattle from June 6-9th.

The San Francisco Jazz Festival on June 11th.

Blue’s Alley, Washington, D.C. from June 14-16th.

Ronnie Scott’s London from June 24-28th.

New Morning, Domaine de Fontblanche in France on July 3rd and July 6th, respectively; and.

Victoria Hall, Switzerland on Nov. 25th.

See all performances and book advance tickets now at https://bnds.us/b8c6pc.

D’DAY’S FULL TRACK

The full track of the new album is as follows:

01 – Intro [0:16]

02 – I’ll Never Smile Again (R. Lowe) [04:18] 

03 – Aggression (M. Alexander) [06:03]

04 – Oh Why (M. Alexander) [06:37]

05 – Restoration (M. Alexander) [06:34] 

06 – June 6 (M. Alexander) [06:14]  

07 – River of Peace (M. Alexander) [05:49]

08 – Smile (C. Chaplin) [06:30]

09 – V.E. Swing (M. Alexander) [04:22]

10 – You Can See (M. Alexander) [05:33] 

11 – D-Day Voices (M. Alexander/L. Alexander) [04:28]

12 – Day-O (Trad.) [02:52

ABOUT ALEXANDER

Renowned for his extensive discography and hailed as one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time, Alexander’s contributions to music have earned him prestigious honors, including the Commander in the Order of Distinction and the Order of Jamaica. His unwavering passion for music, coupled with his Jamaican and Caribbean heritage, continues to inspire audiences worldwide.

Born in Kingston, Jamaica, on June 6, 1944, Alexander’s musical journey began at an early age. By 16, he was already proficient in various musical genres, including cha-cha, merengue, calypso, reggae, and ska. Moving to the United States at 17, he quickly gained recognition, accompanying jazz legends like Frank Sinatra, Milt Jackson, Dizzy Gillespie, and others. Today, Alexander remains an iconic figure in American jazz, blues, and gospel, infusing his music with the vibrant rhythms of his Jamaican and Caribbean heritage.

For more information, visit his YouTube channel or his official website at https://montyalexander.com/. You can also follow him on Facebook at facebook.com/officialmontyalexander or stay updated on his performances through his Twitter handle, @montyHKE.

Luke Forbes Of Amazon Prime’s ‘Harlem’ And Denise Hunt Of ‘How Stella Got Her Groove Back’ To Head The Cast Of This Caribbean Drama

NEWS AMERICAS, NY, NY, Thurs. May 2, 2024: Luke Forbes, known for his role in Amazon Prime’s hit comedy series ‘Harlem’, and Denise Hunt, acclaimed for her performance in the iconic film ‘How Stella Got Her Groove Back,’ are set to lead the cast of the American Premiere Presentation of Alwin Bully’s Caribbean drama, ‘McBee.’

From left- David Heron as Tony Welsh, Tony Award nominee John Andrew Morrison as Claude Massop and Luke Forbes as Tek Life in the world premiere production of Marley The Musical. (Photo courtesy of David Heron)

The premiere will take place during Caribbean American Heritage Month, (CAHM), in the US, on Sunday, June 23rd, at The Jamaica Performing Arts Center (JPAC) at 153-10 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica Queens, starting at 7 p.m. The event will commence with a Caribbean Cuisine reception at 5:30 p.m.

This one-night-only staged reading production pays tribute to Alwin Bully, the late Dominica-born playwright, and is part of New York’s annual CAHM festivities.

Jamaican-born David Heron, a Broadway World Award winner, serves as the producer and director of the project.

Set on an unnamed Caribbean island in the recent past, ‘McBee’ follows the story of respected politicians Allan and Alice McBee. Upon encountering three mysterious Rastafarians who predict his rise to Prime Minister, Allan and his ambitious wife, Alice, embark on a path of power and deception, with consequences for themselves and their nation.

Forbes and Hunt will portray the pivotal roles of Allan and Alice McBee, bringing their extensive experience from stage, film, television, and Broadway to the production.

LUKE FORBES (Photo credit- Evan Kafka)

DENISE HUNT (Photo credit- David Mikesell)

Forbes, with Jamaican roots, currently stars as Michael in ‘Harlem’ and has appeared in various television series and the hit feature film ‘Dog’. On stage, he made his Broadway debut in Shakespeare’s ‘The Merchant Of Venice’ alongside Al Pacino.

Hunt, born in Jamaica, gained recognition for her role in ‘How Stella Got Her Groove Back’ and has an extensive stage career, including performances in award-winning productions like ‘Against His Will’ and ‘Dirty Diana.’

Producer-director Heron expressed his excitement about working with Forbes and Hunt again, citing their long-standing professional relationships and shared theatrical history.

“Luke and I met as actors in the world premiere production of  Kwame Kwei Armah’s Marley- The Musical at Baltimore Centerstage several years ago,” he says, “And we have been interested in collaborating on something else for awhile now. So I relish this opportunity to welcome him to McBee and to see him add yet another terrific performance to his resume,” he said. “Denise and I go back over twenty years since she appeared in my play Against His Will, and we toured together afterwards in Cheaters in the USA and in the UK touring production of  Love and Marriage and New York City. She had stepped away from acting for awhile but I’ve been trying to get her to come back. This titanic role is yet another step in that direction and will be a reminder to audiences of why we have all missed her so much.”

In a remarkable full circle moment, upon contacting Hunt regarding the role of Alice McBee, Heron learnt that she had in fact played Shakespeare’s Lady Macbeth- to excellent reviews-  as a teenager in a high school production of Macbeth for Jamaica’s National Schools Drama Festival in Kingston.

“I shook my head when I heard that, because I approached her for McBee without knowing that she had played the Lady M role in Shakespeare’s original play at her alma mater, Queens High School in Jamaica. This to me is a case of something that’s simply meant to be,” said Heron.

Additional casting for ‘McBee’ will be announced soon, with tickets available starting tomorrow, Friday, May 3, at mcbeetheplay.eventbrite.com.

Beres Hammond Drops New Single

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. May 1, 2024: Beres Hammond, the legendary Godfather of Lover’s Rock from Jamaica, has released his latest single, “Let Me Help You,” offering solace and support to a woman facing life’s challenges. The song, a re-recorded version of his 1988 classic, showcases Beres’s signature smoky-sweet vocals synonymous with Lover’s Rock.

Beres Hammond has released a new inspirational single.

“Let me help you smile again,” Hammond croons.

To mark the release, Spotify’s new music Friday feature will spotlight Beres’s single with billboard placements at iconic locations like Toronto’s Yonge-Dundas Square and New York’s Times Square.

In addition to the new single, Beres is gearing up for his ‘Forever Giving Thanks’ tour across the USA and Canada in July and August 2024. The tour will feature performances of his timeless hits along with a few new tracks. Stops on the tour include the 27th Edition of the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival in Boonville, California on June 21st-23rd, 2024, and a headlining slot at Reggae Sumfest on July 20th, 2024, with more dates to follow.

In April, Beres hosted the annual Love and Harmony Cruise, where he announced the release of “Let Me Help You” on May 3rd across all digital service platforms.

LISTEN HERE

Nigy Boy Set To Shine Alongside Burna Boy In Guyana Tomorrow

News Americas, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Tues. April 30, 2024: Jamaican-born, US-based rising star, Nigy Boy, is set to shine alongside Grammy-winning singer Burna Boy tomorrow in the South American CARICOM nation of Guyana.

With the gig titled “Unforgettable,” the two will perform on May 1, Labour Day, at Guyana’s National Stadium at the National Stadium, Providence, East Bank Demerara.

Nigy Boy’s manager, Chris Crooks, emphasized the significance of this moment, citing it as the artist’s most significant performance to date. Expressing gratitude for the opportunity to share the stage with Nigerian singer, songwriter and record producer Burna Boy, Nigy Boy, who is visually impaired, views this collaboration as a chance to further promote Jamaican music and culture on a global scale.

Following his successful debut in Guyana during the Mashramani festival, where he performed before a massive crowd, Nigy Boy is excited to return for another unforgettable experience.

Nigy Boy performing in Guyana on Feb. 23, 2024.

Nigy Boy’s recent successes, including his hit single “Continent” and the premiere of his second single/video “Judgement” on New York’s PIX TV, underscore his rising prominence in the music industry. Reflecting on his achievements, Nigy Boy attributes his success to remaining authentic and delivering his best to his audience.

Burna Boy performing onstage during his “I Told Them…” tour at State Farm Arena on March 09, 2024 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, Burna Boy continues to soar in his career, recently claiming the Best African Music Act award at the 2024 iHeartRadio Music Awards. Born Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, he first gained public recognition in 2012 after releasing his hit single Like to Party, which became the lead single of his debut album, L.I.F.E. His other popular songs include Last Last, Tonight and Run My Race.

Burna Boy is one of the most successful Nigerian musicians of all time. With his fusion of Dancehall, Reggae, Afrobeat, and Pop, he has won numerous awards and accolades, including a Grammy Award in 2021. He is currently signed to an American record label called Atlantic Records. He is also the founder and CEO of Spaceship Records, a Nigerian-based record label. The popular singer was born in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria and describes his music as Afro-fusion, which blends the genres of R&B, hip-hop, dancehall, and reggae.

Unforgettable is being hosted via collaboration between ENet, Hits and Jams Entertainment, and One Guyana. Hits and Jams in a statement said that “Super early bird tickets” are out and available at all ENet locations countrywide and at the Hits and Jams box office. For general admission the price is $6000 while VIP is set at $40,000 (US$200).

Broadway World Award Winner, Jamaican David Heron, To Premiere Alwin Bully’s ‘McBee’ In NYC

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. April 25, 2024: Celebrated Caribbean immigrant actor and producer, David Heron, winner of the Broadway World Award, is set to produce and direct the American Premiere of Dominican playwright Alwin Bully’s Caribbean drama “McBee,” in Jamaica, Queens, this June, Caribbean American Heritage Month in the US.

Jamaican-born actor David Heron and Patrice Foster as Lord and Lady Montague in  Romeo and Juliet. (Photo courtesy of Shakespeare Festival of St Louis.)

The play, inspired by Shakespeare’s Macbeth, will be staged as a one-night-only event at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center (JPAC) on Sunday, June 23 from 7 p.m., with a Caribbean cuisine reception starting at 5:30 p.m.

David Heron, c., flanked by Dominican playwright, the late Alwin Bully, l., and his wife, Anita Bully, r..

(Photo courtesy of David Heron.)

Heron, a Jamaican-born talent, recently received acclaim for his role in The Colonial Theatre of Rhode Island’s production of “The Tempest.” His decision to present “McBee” during New York City’s Caribbean American Heritage Month celebrations is a tribute to Bully, a renowned Dominican playwright and mentor to Heron, who passed away.

“McBee” tells the gripping tale of politician Allan McBee and his wife Alice as they navigate ambition and destiny in the backdrop of a Caribbean island. Written by Bully in the 1990s, the play makes its American debut following Bully’s passing in 2023. Heron, deeply influenced by Bully’s legacy, aims to honor the playwright’s vision by bringing “McBee” to American audiences.

“Sadly, Alwin transitioned before we could get any incarnation of the play on to an American stage,” Heron says, “So this American premiere production is really a celebration of him and his lifetime of amazing achievements, of which McBee is only one.”

“Along with another great Caribbean artist, the late Trevor Nairne, Alwin Bully has been the single greatest supporter, influencer and mentor in my entire career,” he added.  “I would not be the artist I am today without him. And several of the actors in our production feel the same way. So we are using Caribbean American Heritage Month and this event to share Alwin’s legacy with the world and to provide an evening of theatre that will be truly memorable for our audience, right in the heart of Jamaica Queens.”

Born in Roseau, Dominica, Alwin Bully was a cultural administrator, playwright, actor and artist who designed the national flag of Dominica. His association with Heron and many other major Jamaican artists flourished during his two decades in Jamaica as UNESCO’s Caribbean Cultural Advisor. In addition to McBee, his other plays include The Ruler, Good Morning, Miss Millie and The Nitebox. He received Dominica’s second highest national honor, The Sisserou Award of Honor, in 1985. Upon his passing in 2023, he was hailed throughout the Caribbean as a cultural icon and was accorded a full state funeral by the Dominican government.

In addition to his award winning role in The Tempest, Heron’s Shakespearean resume also includes Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Othello and Hamlet among others.

With an illustrious cast from stage, film, and Broadway, the production promises to be a memorable cultural experience. Casting announcements will be made soon, and tickets for the premiere will be available for purchase in early May. Don’t miss this exclusive theatrical event celebrating Caribbean heritage in the heart of Jamaica, Queens at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, New York, 11432.

Cayman InStyle Fashion Week Lights Up Grand Cayman

News Americas, GEORGE TOWN, Cayman, Mon. April 22, 2023: Cayman InStyle Fashion Week lit up Grand Cayman with a dazzling display of fashion, art, and music over the weekend.

Sponsored by The Fashion Life Tour and InnaStar, the event showcased the latest trends and talents in the industry. Models graced the catwalk in stunning designs, while artists and musicians added to the vibrant atmosphere. Attendees were treated to a sensory feast, experiencing the best of Cayman’s creative scene. The event marked a celebration of style, innovation, and cultural exchange, leaving a lasting impression on all who attended.

See the models from the event below.

Young models during a fashion show at the Cayman InStyle Fashion Week presents A Weekend of Fashion, Art & Music sponsored by The Fashion Life Tour and InnaStar on April 20, 2024 in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. (Photo by Wilbert Roberts/Getty Images for Cayman InStyle Fashion Week)

Model on catwalk with designer D-Marsh at fashion show at the Cayman InStyle Fashion Week Presents A Weekend Of Fashion, Art & Music Sponsored By The Fashion Life Tour And InnaStar on April 20, 2024 in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. (Photo by Wilbert Roberts/Getty Images for Cayman InStyle Fashion Week)

Male model at the Cayman InStyle Fashion Week presents A Weekend of Fashion, Art & Music sponsored by The Fashion Life Tour and InnaStar on April 20, 2024 in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. (Photo by Wilbert Roberts/Getty Images for Cayman InStyle Fashion Week)

Model on catwalk at fashion show at the Cayman InStyle Fashion Week Presents A Weekend Of Fashion, Art & Music Sponsored By The Fashion Life Tour And InnaStar on April 20, 2024 in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. (Photo by Wilbert Roberts/Getty Images for Cayman InStyle Fashion Week)

Model on catwalk at fashion show at the Cayman InStyle Fashion Week Presents A Weekend Of Fashion, Art & Music Sponsored By The Fashion Life Tour And InnaStar on April 20, 2024 in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. (Photo by Wilbert Roberts/Getty Images for Cayman InStyle Fashion Week)

A model at the Cayman InStyle Fashion Week presents A Weekend of Fashion, Art & Music sponsored by The Fashion Life Tour and InnaStar on April 20, 2024 in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. (Photo by Wilbert Roberts/Getty Images for Cayman InStyle Fashion Week)

Model on catwalk at fashion show at the Cayman InStyle Fashion Week Presents A Weekend Of Fashion, Art & Music Sponsored By The Fashion Life Tour And InnaStar on April 20, 2024 in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. (Photo by Wilbert Roberts/Getty Images for Cayman InStyle Fashion Week)

A young model rocks a fashion show at the Cayman InStyle Fashion Week presents A Weekend of Fashion, Art & Music sponsored by The Fashion Life Tour and InnaStar on April 20, 2024 in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. (Photo by Wilbert Roberts/Getty Images for Cayman InStyle Fashion Week)

Grammy Winning Music Producer Drops ‘Ganja’ Single Ahead Of 4/20

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. April 19, 2024: Fresh off his GRAMMY® win alongside Julian Marley for Best Reggae Album, Antaeus is back with another hit. Teaming up with “World Singer” Jah Vinci and A-List producer Notnice (known for his work with Vybz Kartel, Alkaline, and Popcaan), Antaeus delivers “Ganja,” just in time for marijuana culture’s high holiday on April 20th.

The term “420” has become synonymous with cannabis culture, originating in 1970s California and officially recognized in the Oxford English Dictionary in 2017.

“Ganja” is an electrifying Electro and Dancehall fusion. The official video, directed by Linkz (known for his work with Aidonia, Sean Paul, and Chronic Law), will premiere on the Monom Records YouTube channel on April 19th. Featuring 2024 Dancehall Queen Raquel Cautiion, the video was shot at the iconic Water Lane Murals in Downtown Kingston, Jamaica, capturing the essence of the party vibe.

Jah Vinci’s lyrics in “Ganja” resonate with cannabis enthusiasts worldwide, bringing a fresh energy to the track. Recorded at Antaeus’ Monom Records studio in Kingston and mixed at his Contrackz Music studio in The Bronx, NY, the track was mastered by Grammy®-winning engineer Alex Psaroudakis.

Jah Vinci expressed his excitement for the release, stating, “I’m really looking forward to this record being out. It’s a different vibe, different energy. As a ganja smoker myself, on 4/20, this is the song I’ll be blasting.”

Antaeus shared his thoughts on the collaboration, highlighting Jah Vinci’s talent and the innovative electro riddim. He also praised Notnice, emphasizing the producer’s humility and ease to work with.

Notnice echoed Antaeus’ sentiments, describing the collaboration with Alexx as a great experience filled with positive energy.

With “Ganja,” Antaeus, Jah Vinci, and Notnice have crafted a track that promises to be a favorite among reggae and dancehall fans, celebrating the spirit of 4/20 with infectious beats and uplifting lyrics.

Check it out here

New Caribbean Music Mix This Week

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. April 12, 2024: It’s Friday and that means its another week of new Caribbean music and this week we are bringing you some music packs, thanks to our friends at Riddim Stream.

Here are some of the latest music out this week.

Kabaka Pyramid

Nhance

Zagga

Charly Black

Prazaro

Cashan