lunes, 20 de febrero de 2017

Rasjomanny's Welcome To The Carnival Soca Riddim Vol.1&2 #RasBdaY

ESTE ES MI REGALO PARA USTEDES #RasBdaY: La historia de la música soca refleja sus orígenes como una forma de calipso moderno y evolutivo. La soca incorpora las tradiciones indígenas musicales de los grupos étnicos del este y del caribe que hablan inglés. La historia de la soca comienza en las décadas de 1960 y de 1970 con raíces en la República de Trinidad y Tobago y en los sonidos africanos de la Guyana.

El padre de la Soca

Algunas personas dicen que la historia de la soca comenzó con el cantante de calipso Garfield Blackman, nacido en Trinidad que grabó bajo el nombre de Lord Shorty y después se convirtió a rasta conocido como Ras Shorty I. Su objetivo a finales de la década de 1960 y a principios de la de 1970 fue revitalizar la música calipso convirtiéndola a la era moderna. En particular, su importante contribución en la historia de la soca fue mezclar ritmos de la India del Este, instrumentos e incluso cantos indios con los sonidos afro caribeños familiares. Llamó su música #Solka para representar el soul del calipso .

lunes, 30 de enero de 2017

Morgan Heritage covers Jimmy Cliff's classic: Reggae Night

Morgan Heritage's upcoming album contains a cover of Jimmy Cliff's Reggae Night, produced by DreZion who also makes a guest appearance on the track.

"We love to pay tribute to our legends and Jimmy Cliff is one of Jamaica's unsung heroes. He has done many songs to heal the world, and this is one of those feel-good songs that makes your spirit happy and brings you to a happy place. It's a great song. Bless up to Mr Cliff," group member Gramps Morgan told the Jamaica Observer.

He was tight-lipped about the album, which is scheduled for a spring release. It is the follow-up to 2015's Grammy-winning

Strictly Roots which sold over 4,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen Music.

"The name of the new album is a secret for now. We are not giving away the name until a later date, but the keyword for now, just know that it will be magic," he said.

viernes, 20 de enero de 2017

Original UB40 members launch 'Red Red Wine' with Eminent Life collaboration

Three original members of the Brummie reggae hit-making band UB40 have launched a Red Red Wine.

The Red Red Wine is a collaboration between original UB40 band members Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue, and Eminent Life, a company which creates limited edition products connected to the arts. In May last year Eminent Life launched a limited edition 'Cuvée Roger Daltrey' Champagne to coincide with the 50th anniversary of The Who.

Featuring Ali, Astro and Mickey (now no longer part of the official band) on its front label, Red Red Wine is being launched as the trio launch a new album of acoustic reggae, entitled Unplugged.

According to a statement from Eminent Life, the Unplugged album features "their smooth sound, which is perfectly reflected in the limited edition Red Red Wine Bordeaux Supérieur".

Produced from a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc, the Red Red Wine cuvée has been vinified especially for UB40 and has a fruit profile of sweet blackcurrant, plum and cherry oh, cherry oh baby.