6 oct. 2018

Ganjoman Meets Dj Blackness 'The Mixtape' #VenezuelaReggae

Vídeo realizado en la cuidad de Caracas, en los estudios de Venezuela Ghetto Youth, Ghama Records, espacios abiertos del teatro Teresa Carreño y La Patana Cultural. El mixtape cuenta con cuatro temas de la autoría de Ganjoman mezclados y producidos por Dj Blackness y Ganjoman desde los estudios de Venezuela Ghetto Youth. Agradecimientos especiales a Femelles Sound, Reggae BPM, Machete Store, Yeye Omega y Smokerolla por hacer todo esto posible.

Artistas: Ganjoman y Dj Blackness.
Dirección y edición: Yisaka Zambrano y Carlos Castellanos.

14 ago. 2018

Mad Caddies' Punk Rocksteady

Rockabye Baby is a music label that creates cover albums in the style of lullabies; taking famous songs by Iron Maiden or Green Day and turning them into gentle instrumental tracks. This exists so that parents can listen to music they love and recognize, while soothing their child.

In a lot of ways, Mad Caddies' Punk Rocksteady feels like Rockabye Baby for Adults. Taking twelve classic punk songs and giving them a reggae makeover; transforming these famous songs of fire and fury into easily listenable tracks that can be played around the house on a Sunday afternoon.

The tracklisting is solid; twelve classic punk songs ranging from The Misfits to Against Me!, with a healthy serving of tracks from fellow Fat Wreck Chords labelmates. The song choice alone puts the record off to a great start, picking tracks that showcase punk's secret penchant for melody.

28 jul. 2018

The Interrupters Give Explosive Performances of 'She's Kerosene' & 'Take Back The Power' on Jimmy Kimmel Live

California ska punks, The Interrupters brought their explosive energy to Jimmy Kimmel Live! for a performance of "She's Kerosene," and "Take Back the Power," on Thursday night (July 26, 2018).

Revitalizing the third wave ska sound of the '90s and early 2000s, the group combines reggae rhythms and the blistering speed and attitude of skate punk for a fresh take on the genre. Comprised of the three Bivona brothers and lead vocalist Aimee Interrupter, they hit the stage in sharp suits and in the singer's case, a leather jacket. With their name projected repeatedly in big white letters behind them, Interrupter got her face right into the crowd as she screamed rebellious lyrics including, "I've been burned for the last time" from "She's Kerosene," and "Whatcha gonna do/ When they show up in black suits/ On your street in army boots," from "Take Back The Power."  

19 may. 2018

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones Preview New Album With 'Wonderful Day for the Race'

Fresh off their performance at last month's Back to the Beach Festival, a SoCal throwdown featuring many of their '90s ska peers, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones have announced the June 15 release of While We're At It, their first new album since 2011. Billboard has the exclusive premiere of the leadoff single, "Wonderful Day for the Race," below.

The new song is classic Bosstones: a rush of big-hearted brass and frantic guitars inviting you to dance your face off while contemplating larger issues. The multi-racial Boston nine-piece has always broadcast messages of tolerance - the "it" in the title of their 1997 blockbuster Let's Face It refers to bigotry of all kinds -and "Wonderful Day at the Race" hints at those same ideas. The "race" in the lyrics ain't the Kentucky Derby - it's the human one, a noun people always seem to forget is singular.

18 may. 2018

Reggae Label Trojan Records Details 50th Anniversary Releases

Label helped introduce Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Lee "Scratch" Perry to mainstream audiences

The seminal reggae label Trojan Records will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year with a slew of musical releases, a new documentary and a handful of live events.

Founded in 1968 by Lee Gopthal and Chris Blackwell, two Jamaican ex-pats living in London, Trojan helped introduce an array of reggae artists to mainstream audiences. The label's catalog includes music from Lee "Scratch" Perry, Desmond Dekker, Jimmy Cliff, the Pioneers and the Maytalls, while its Upsetter imprint was responsible for releasing much of Bob Marley and the Wailers' music in the U.K.

11 may. 2018

Slightly Stoopid Announces New Album 'Everyday Life, Everyday People' & Shares Lead Single 'If You Want It' Feat. Alborosie

Reggae-rockers Slightly Stoopid will issue a new studio album entitled Everyday Life, Everyday People on July 13. Today, the Southern California natives unveiled the LP's lead single, "If You Want It."

Slightly Stoopid recorded the album with a variety of producers at studios around the world. James M. Wisner, George Spits (LlamaBeats), Michael "Miguel" Happoldt, Jerry Wonda and Colin "Bulby" York each contributed production work to Everyday Life, Everyday People. The band recruited a number of guests to add to the LP including UB40's Ali Campbell, reggae star Alborosie, blues-rocker G. Love, rapper Chali 2na, Sly Dunbar of Sly & Robbie fame, vocalist Don Carlos and Yellowman. Alborosie is featured on "If You Want It."

2 may. 2018

The Interrupters announce new album "Fight The Good Fight", stream first single "She's Kerosene"

Los Angeles ska-punk band The Interrupters will release their third studio album Fight the Good Fight on June 29th via Hellcat Records. Fight the Good Fight was produced by longtime collaborator, Rancid frontman, and Grammy Award-winning producer Tim Armstrong with the band at Ship-Rec Recorders in Los Angeles. The album was mixed by Grammy-award winning mixer Tom Lord-Alge (Blink-182, Fall Out Boy, Weezer).

The first single shared is "She's Kerosene" an intense but triumphant track featuring The Interrupters' quintessential upbeat sound. In the track, frontwoman Aimee reflects on breaking free from narcissistic abuse ("I really hope when people listen to that song, it helps them feel empowered to leave a toxic relationship," Aimee says).

11 abr. 2018

Tributo al Ska #2Tone con Los @SeleccionadoSka en la Sala Experimental del Centro Cultural BOD de Caracas

Este próximo viernes 13 de abril se estará presentando "Los Seleccionados", quienes se pasearán por un amplio repertorio del sonido Ska 2 Tone, Rocksteady, Reggae, para poner a disfrutar una noche única en su estilo en la Sala Experimental del BOD con un merecido Tributo al Ska 2 Tone.

Se denomina 2 Tone a un movimiento musical surgido en Inglaterra a finales de los años setenta encabezada por The Specials y seguidas por Madness, Bad Manners, The Beat (O English Beat) y The Selecter. Se caracteriza por mezclar elementos de la música popular jamaiquina como el Ska, Rocksteady y Reggae con el Punk, el New Wave, el Rock y el Soul.

Este movimiento ayudó a que el Ska se conociera a escala global, influyendo en bandas como No Doubt, Maldita Vecindad, Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs y Desorden Público, entre muchas otras.

3 abr. 2018

El "Rock Contra La Dictadura En #Venezuela, Volumen 1" será distribuido gratuitamente en Lima, Perú en el marco de la #CumbreDeLasAméricas

Los temas musicales de protesta contra la dictadura de 16 bandas venezolanas han sido recopilados en el disco "Rock contra la dictadura", que será distribuido gratuitamente en diferentes actividades a realizarse en el marco de la Cumbre de las Américas en la semana del 9 al 15 de abril de 2018 en Lima. Esta es una de las iniciativa de la ONG venezolana Provea (www.derechos.org.ve), la cual busca incentivar el uso de la música y las artes en general para divulgar y generar reflexión sobre la delicada situación de los derechos humanos en Venezuela.

"Tenemos muchos años realizando actividades destinadas para el público joven, que usualmente no consulta nuestros informes llenos de estadísticas y lenguaje técnico sobre estándares vulnerados en derechos humanos", expresó Rafael Uzcátegui, Coordinador General de Provea.

"Desde el 2015, como respuesta a la hegemonía comunicacional estatal, desarrollamos junto a "Redes Ayuda" una radio por internet llamada "Humano Derecho". “Este disco en una consecuencia de la mezcla de activismo y música para denunciar el abuso de poder", puntualizó.

25 mar. 2018

Malala Just Sent a Powerful Open Letter to Commonwealth Leaders Calling for Girls' Education

Educating girls would cut down on child marriage and sexual violence.

Malala Yousafzai has penned a powerful open letter to leaders of Commonwealth countries, calling on them to step up to act for girls' education as the Commonwealth Summit approaches.

Leaders from all 53 Commonwealth countries will be gathering in London for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting - a.k.a. the Commonwealth Summit - to address some of the world's most pressing issues.

And Malala wants to make sure that girls' education is on the agenda.

23 mar. 2018

Freddie McGregor's "Go Freddie Go" out this week

Legendary reggae icon, Freddie McGregor O.D. and CEO of Big Ship Music Inc. has emerged with new single "Go Freddie Go". The melodically rich song serves a musical testimony of Freddie's lengthy and successful career. The first single off his upcoming album on VP Records, "Go Freddie Go" is sure to become a classic Reggae summer jam.

Produced by Lincoln Thomas for Linkgitz Production and written by Freddie with Lincoln Thomas and Kemar Williams, the words embody self-conviction that whatever is thrown his way, he can handle as Freddie sings "I'm moving much faster, And I make nothing stop me, because Freddie always ready..."

21 mar. 2018

Red Stripe presents #ReggaeSumFest (Friday, July 20th and Saturday, July 21st, 2018) & #WorldClash (Thursday, July 19th)

#ReggaeSumFest Downsound Entertainment (Catherine Hall Event Centre - Montego Bay, Jamaica)

Friday July 20, 2018

Popcaan, Aidonia, Bounty Killer, Sizzla, Spice, Tommy Lee Sparta, Agent Sasco, Ding Dong, I-Octane, J. Boog, Stonebwoy, Harry Toddler, Yanique, D-Major, Kemar Hicon, Tosh Alexander, Shano, Dovey Magnum, Hood Celebrity, Stushie, More to come plus special quest stars.

Saturday July 21, 2018

Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley, Beresh Hammond, Maxi Priest, Cham, Capleton, Jesse Royal, Raging Fyah, Fanton Mojah, Kezmandi, Empress Ayeola, Naomi Cowan, More to come plus special quest stars

13 mar. 2018

UB40's Ali Campbell doesn't want to reconcile with his brothers 'A Real Labour of Love'

UB40's Ali Campbell has no interest in reconciling with his brothers after he was forced the leave the original line-up of the band.

In 2008, the 59-year-old singer was left with no choice but to quit the reggae group he founded back in 1979 after a disagreement with his sibling Robin Campbell and his other bandmates over the practices of their management which he considered to be against their socialist ideals.

The band went on to split into two factions with the third Campbell brother Duncan replacing Ali on vocals in one line-up and expensive legal battles followed over who could use the iconic name.

Ali is now reclaiming the legacy of his group, and his version, titled UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey, is set to land the highest entry in the UK album chart this week with their new LP 'A Real Labour of Love'.

11 mar. 2018

Overjam International Reggae Festival 2018 First Announcement!

Our first Overjam Reggae Festival 2018 artist announcement is here. And what an announcement that is, as we will be joined this summer by some of the most amazing reggae artists: ZIGGY MARLEY, MELLOW MOOD, PROTOJE, ASHER SELECTOR, AWA FALL aka Sista Awa and many more!

We again believe that each and everyone of you will find something for your own reggae musical taste. Tickets for the festival are available at our shop: www.mhshop-online.com

For all the information about the festival, you can also check our updated festival website www.overjamfestival.com

9 mar. 2018

It's a celebration for Rebelution

California-based reggae band Rebelution debuts at number 2 on Billboard's Reggae Digital Song Sales chart with their new single Celebrate.

Celebrate is the lead single from the group's sixth studio album titled Free Rein, which is due for release on June 15 via Easy Star Records. The album features production work from the likes of Winta James and Donovan Bennett.

To date, Rebelution has charted 10 titles on the Billboard Reggae album chart. Their most recent studio release, 2016's Falling into Place was nominated for a Best Reggae Album Grammy. That set has, so far, moved over 40,000 copies.

20 feb. 2018

Rasjomanny's Welcome To The Carnival Soca Riddim Vol. 3 & 4 #RasBdaY

Este es otro de mis regalos 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 .

13 feb. 2018

CIDH presentó informe sobre la situación de derechos humanos en Venezuela

Washington, D.C. - La Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) publicó ayer 2018/02/12 el informe "Institucionalidad democrática, estado de derecho y derechos humanos en Venezuela". La Comisión decidió elaborar este informe en atención al profundo deterioro de la vigencia de los derechos humanos y la grave crisis política, económica y social que atraviesa Venezuela. El informe realiza un análisis de la crisis institucional y de derechos humanos de los últimos dos años, con especial énfasis en lo acontecido a lo largo de 2017.

El informe aborda la situación de los derechos humanos en Venezuela, analizando el impacto que ha tenido en ellos el debilitamiento de la institucionalidad democrática en el país.  El informe está organizado en torno a cuatro ejes principales, que representan las preocupaciones centrales de la CIDH respecto del país: institucionalidad democrática; protesta social y libertad de expresión; violencia y seguridad ciudadana; y derechos económicos sociales, culturales y ambientales (DESCA). A su vez, analiza de manera transversal las afectaciones específicas que personas, grupos y colectivos enfrentan por su condición de mayor riesgo, y discriminación y exclusión históricas, tales como mujeres; niñas, niños y adolescentes; personas adultas mayores; defensores y defensoras de derechos humanos; personas privadas de libertad; migrantes; y personas refugiadas o en similar situación; entre otros.

5 feb. 2018

Join us this #EarthHour on Saturday, 24 March 2.018, 8:30 p.m. local time, and be a part of our movement to protect our planet #Connect2Earth!

Join us this #EarthHour on Saturday, 24 March 2.018, 8:30 p.m. local time, and be a part of our movement to protect our planet and its incredible nature #Connect2Earth!

Starting as a symbolic lights out event in Sydney in 2007, WWF's Earth Hour has grown to become the world's largest grassroots movement for the environment, inspiring individuals, communities, businesses and organizations in more than 180 countries and territories to take action for our shared home.

From our forests to our oceans, we have achieved many amazing things for our climate and its biodiversity - showing us that together, anything is possible.

24 ene. 2018

¡Los chantajes se responden con firmeza y contundencia! #Venezuela 2018

En Venezuela vivimos bajo un régimen dictatorial que desde hace dos décadas no solo secuestró todas las "instituciones" del país, sino que también se hizo de gran parte de los valores y principios de los ciudadanos al punto de convertirlos en simples habitantes.

La gran mayoría de los lectores sabe por lo que hemos pasado los últimos años de nuestra existencia; Corrupción, narcotráfico, desempleo, escasez de alimentos, fraudes electorales, asesinatos selectivos, masacres y un sinfín de nefastos acontecimientos que le han dado a la tiranía venezolana el título de la primera dictadura del siglo XXI en Latinoamérica.

Y piensas ¿qué debemos hacer?, aquí planteo breve y objetivamente (aunque algunos no me gusten) cuál debiera ser la agenda inmediata de todos los factores que adversan el régimen en el poder.