BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Wednesday
January 15, 2020 – Attorney General Dale Marshall says the government
is digging to find evidence of corruption at several state entities, and has
promised that when the proof is unearthed, some people will face the courts.
assured that Barbadians will get it the “blood” they’re seeking, once investigations
by London-based law firm Fulcrum Chambers Ltd. are completed.
the Mia Mottley-led administration had engaged the services of the “very
reputable law firm” which “has specialized in doing corruption and bribery
cases both in England, the United States and other parts of the world”, and the
firm had completed a three-month scoping study.
study, the Attorney General said, examined the financial dealings of state
enterprises and other departments to identify those areas where there is prima
facie evidence of corruption, so as which would inform a more in-depth and
intensive investigation stance to be taken by the Government.
He said the
consultants from Fulcrum are expected to deliver their report to the Government
early next month.
that Barbadians want blood, I suppose,” Marshall said. “They want to know that
some people face the courts, and I guarantee, some people will face the court.
They have to face the court, but you don’t carry to court a man based on
hearsay, you carry a man to court based on proof.”
Attorney General gave the assurance as he led off off debate on the Integrity
in Public Life Bill in Parliament which would be relevant to members of Cabinet
including members of the House of Assembly and the Senate; Permanent
Secretaries; heads of departments in the public service and holders of public
office of the same grade as that of heads of departments; chairpersons of state-owned
enterprises; chief executive officers, general managers and other executive
heads of state enterprises; magistrates; the Director of Public Prosecutions; the
Auditor General; and members and senior officers of the Integrity in Public
Breach of the legislation can result in sentences ranging from BDS$5,000 (US$2,500) or two months in prison or both, to BDS$20,000 (US$10,000) or two years in prison or both.
The amazing chemistry between Skip and H.E.R. is on full display in their fiery new music video for “Slow Down.” Taking place in New York City, the video is an ode to black love, opening in a retro diner when an intrigued Skip catches the eyes of H.E.R. Things heat up when the two take over the dance floor at a vibey party in an uptown brownstone. The video embodies the spontaneous and unique nature of a “NYC” kind of love. Watch the music video for “Slow Down” directed by Lacey Duke below.
Skip Marley, H.E.R. – Slow Down Official Music VideoIsland Records
ABOUT SKIP MARLEY:
“I don’t really think about how I want to be perceived by people. They have their own projections. I just want them to see me as a fighter for good. A love warrior.” 23-year old Skip Marley often speaks in this way – rare combination of serious and cool. Jamaica-born and Florida-based, Skip is mysterious and chill, but deeply connected to his craft and refreshingly self-assured. He is authentic in a way most musicians these days could never claim to be; when he says he’s never thought about how people perceive him, it’s without any pretense or irony.
His music follows suit, a reggae-hybrid that effortlessly blends eras, genres, and styles, while showing off Skip’s impeccable musicianship and poetic lyricism. His natural talent comes as no surprise – music is quite literally in his blood; he is the grandson of reggae icon Bob Marley. Skip’s songs pay homage to the deep and widespread legacy of the Marley family, which includes his uncles, reggae greats Ziggy, Damian and Stephen; and his aunt, singer Marcia Griffiths of the renowned I Three female vocal trio, with Skip’s grandmother Rita Marley.
“I want to spread my music to the people and help them unify,” he says. “I want people to take away a message of love, of looking at the way you are living and thinking where we can work to be or better and feel better. Whatever they’re feeling, I want them to be able to turn up my music and think, relax, and get good vibes.” It’s a radical idea maybe, but an essential one.
Enigmatic singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist H.E.R. has established herself as one of modern R&B’s most fascinating new talents. With two sold-out headlining tours and over 2 billion streams for her two remarkable EPs – H.E.R. and I Used To Know Her, the 22 year-old won two Grammy Awards this year for Best R&B Album (H.E.R.) and Best R&B Performance (“Best Part” featuring Daniel Caesar).
Her latest release, I Used To Know Her, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top R&B Albums chart, while fan favorites “Focus,” and “Best Part” earned the #1 slot on the Billboard Adult R&B Songs Airplay chart and Urban Adult Contemporary chart, respectively. In September 2019, H.E.R. and producer partner Live Nation Urban held the first-ever Lights On Festival, which sold out within minutes of going on-sale, at the Concord Pavilion in Concord, CA. Notably the first female owned and curated R&B festival in decades, the powerhouse lineup included H.E.R., Jhené Aiko, Daniel Caesar, Summer Walker, Ari Lennox, Lucky Daye and more.
Studio One To Re Issue “Jamaica All Stars Vol. 1 & 2″ | MISS GAZA
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Iconic Reggae Label’s First-Ever Reissue Of Out-of-Print Jamaica All Stars Vol. 1 (1972) and Vol. 2 (1974) Available on Compilation February 14
Studio One, the legendary music label responsible for starting Jamaica’s music industry and for beginning the careers of Bob Marley & The Wailers, Alton Ellis, among others, announces the first-ever reissue of Jamaica All Stars, a compilation of two of the rarest releases in the Studio One catalog: Jamaica All Stars Vol. 1 (1972) and Vol. 2 (1974).
Jamaica All Stars will be available on CD, 2LP and at digital platforms February 14, during Reggae Month 2020. The compilation is now available for pre-order HERE.
Featuring hits from some of Studio One’s biggest stars, including Alton Ellis, John Holt, Burning Spear and more, the material from Jamaica All Stars has been out-of-print since the early ‘70s. Officially remastered from the original tapes, the lead track from Jamaica All Stars, John Holt’s “My Eyes,” is available at all streaming platforms, listen HERE.
Produced by Studio One founder and “Father of Jamaican Music” Coxsone Dodd, the reissue was overseen by Studio One/Heartbeat Records’ Chris Wilson and contains the original artwork and labels from the initial release.
Since 2016, Studio One has been partnered with Yep Roc Records to reissue albums from legendary artists such as The Wailers, The Skatalites, The Gladiators, and Freddie McGregor, as well as entirely new compilations of rare and unreleased material from the vaults of Studio One and the House of Joy box set that chronicles the label’s unparalleled sixty-year history.
LISTEN TO “MY EYES” JOHN HOLT STUDIO ONE
1. John Holt – My Eyes
2. Jerry Jones & Brentford All Stars – Still Waters Run Deep
3. Larry Williams – He Don’t Love You
4. Horace Andy – Fever
5. Alton Ellis – Reason in the Sky
6. Ernest Ranglin – Psychedelic Rock
7. Jerry Jones – Honey Come Back
8. Larry Marshall – Get You Off My Mind
9. Horace Andy – Got to Be Sure
10. Alton Ellis – I’ll Be Waiting
11. Brentford All Stars – Credit Squeeze
12. Larry Marshall – No Baptism
13. Hortense Ellis – Life
14. Winston Francis – Always Something There to Remind Me
15. Hortense Ellis – Secretly
16. John Holt – Happy Go Lucky Girl
17. Burning Spear – Old Time Saying
18. Dennis Alcapone – Riddle I This
19. Brentford All Stars – Sammy
20. Brentford All Stars – Peeping Tom
21. Dennis Alcapone & Ken Boothe – Home Home Version
Listen To “Shelter” By Yohana Irie Sounds International [Ethiopian Reggae 2020] | MISS GAZA
Home / Dancehall / Listen To “Shelter” By Yohana Irie Sounds International [Ethiopian Reggae 2020]
Irie Sounds International brings you “Shelter” by Yohana, a rising Ethiopian reggae artist.
This track is a prayer to a higher power, asking for protection and shelter from the storms, real and metaphorical.
Jamaican roots production fuses with the African voice and spirit in this lovely tune that will touch your soul.
Check out Yohana’s interview posted after his music single “Shelter”
When did you start recording / performing your music?Tell us a bit about your new single, “Shelter,” with Irie Sounds.
It was not in my schedule, my manager called me and told me a producer from Jamaica wants to have you on his riddim and have sent you two samples for u to choose… and I was happy cause you know that was my next project to produce a full english reggae/dancehall album… and where can I find a better start than a studio in Jamaica? So we did it, we send it … dem loved it and make it a single for the riddim album.
Can you describe the musical style of this project, and how it is unique? I am a reggae dancehall artist. What’s different is that as you heard on Shelter, I add Ethiopian pentatonic scales to give the riddim another dimension and to represent my culture.
Do you have any other new projects with specific artists or producers that you’d like to mention? I am finalizing the samples for my upcoming reggae dancehall album... and would like to check big producers in Jamaica
Anything else you’d like to say to the people?
Yah man the first Ethiopian home made international reggae dancehall artist is comin… keep the links up!
Jamaican Star Tarrus Riley Secure A New Ad Campaign & Announce US Tour B.L.E.M. 2020 | MISS GAZA
Home / Artists / Jamaican Star Tarrus Riley Secure A New Ad Campaign & Announce US Tour B.L.E.M. 2020
Music that transcends generations and stands the test of time, that is Tarrus Riley’s on-going legacy.
The Jamaican reggae crooner has indeed cemented the latter in yet another major step for his name and for Reggae music on the international forefront with the new 2020 Armani campaign.
The Billboard top charting singer has broken another barrier, when on January 7th, 2020, Italian luxury fashion house Armani founded by Giorgio Armani unveiled a new video spot set to the soundtrack of Major Lazer ‘Powerful’ featuring Ellie Goulding and Tarrus Riley.
Major Lazer – Powerful (feat. Ellie Goulding & Tarrus Riley) (Official Music Video)
Directed by Fabien Constant, the new ad features the new Emporio Armani couple for two of their new fragrances; which was filmed in an ad reminiscent of a classic love story with the “Powerful” soundtrack. The Major Lazer, Ellie Goulding and Tarrus Riley love song topped the Billboard 100 chart and has to date garnered over 117 million views on youtube and was the soundtrack for Emporio Armani 2017 campaign.
Check out Tarrus Riley continues to talk about his love and respect for all women worldwide. Although some interactions may cause headaches, he is keen on sharing his love for women of all shades and nationalities. KRYPTONITE is the second single off a game-changing new project from Tarrus Riley and Grammy-Nominated Producer, IzyBeats. Magic came from an unexpected collaboration between the two and gave birth to a new EP called BLEM (Blending Life’s Experiences Musically). Available for streaming and download on your favorite music platform.
Watch Tarrus Riley – Kryptonite (Official Video)
As the new year brings more great news, the multi-award winning artist has recenty announced his B.L.E.M USA 2020 tour. Titled after his critically acclaimed B.L.E.M project (Blending Life’s Experiences Musically), Tarrus Riley will take the stage in 2 countries, 18 Cities, 12 States (California, Texas, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Pennsylvania, DC, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Toronto, Canada.)
B.L.E.M USA 2020 tour kick off February 6th in Arcata, California.
Feb. 6th Arcata, CA — Arcata Theater Lounge Feb. 7th Berkley, CA — The UC Theatre Feb. 8th Sacremento, CA — Goldfield Trading Post Feb. 9th Long Beach, CA — One Love Festival Feb. 15th Dallas, TX –Gas Monkey Live Feb. 16th Houston, TX — Warehouse Live Feb. 19th Olathe, KS — Club Mayor Lounge Feb. 20th St. Louis, MO — The Ready Room Feb. 21st Chicago, IL — Wild Hare Feb. 22nd Toronto, ONT — Rebel Feb. 25th Philadelphia, PA –The Foundry Feb. 26th Washington, DC — Howard Theater Feb. 27th New York, NY — Sony Theater Feb. 28th Boston, MA — William Reed Auditorium Feb. 29th Kingston, RI — Ocean Mist Mar. 1st New Haven, CT — Toads Place
Happy New Year from DJ FearLess The Badness King! Enjoy a new fully loadeddancehall mixtape brought to you by Badness King Dj Fearless titled “Di Gal Dem Plenty”.
Featuring more than 70 tracks Fearless released his new mix with dedicated to all his female supporters. The UK based DJ brings you a lot of the newest Vybz Kartel’s tunes that dropped at the very beginning of the year, including the sensational “World Government”, and a lot of the songs featured in Kartel’s “To Tanesha” new album.
The non stop dancehall mix is fully loaded with tons of Vybz Kartel’s hits of the past and present new year, and it closes with a famous World Boss anthem, “2010″, to salute the past decade, the Gaza way.
Fearless pays homage to Kartel’s old and new music and spins the hottest hits from Govana, Jahvillani, Mavado, Shenseea, Aidonia, I-Octani, Popcaan, Tommy Lee Sparta,Squash, Daddy1 and many many more, check the full track list posted after the mix.
Available for free stream and free download, play DJ Fearless “Di Gal Dem Plenty” Dancehall Mixtape 2020 below.
Dj Fearless says” Big to all his ladies supporters and listeners! big up yourself I do this for you ️ and the man dem remember a 2020 so Di Gal Dem Plenty… NUH CHAT!!!”
DJ Fearless “Di Gal Dem Plenty” Dancehall Mixtape 2020
Top 10 Dancehall Singles Jamaican Charts December 2019 | MISS GAZA
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Vibe with the most requested and played Top 10 Dancehall music singles in Jamaica for the month of December 2019.
Topping at #1 by one week is Jamaican recording artist Masicka, with one of his latest song, titled “Leader” produced by Dunwell, watch the official video tha scored more than 5 millions view below.
At #2, losing one position after topping for 2 consecutive weeks at #1 in the past month is UK Stylo G remix “Dumpling“, featuring Spice & Sean Paul.
At #3, and still going up, is Intence with “Go Hard” produced by Frenz For Real, while going down one slot, at #4 is Jamaican artist Daddy1 with his latest tune “Custom” produced by OSJ Records.
Closing the first segment of Top 10 Dancehall singles in Jamaica for the month of December 2019 is at #5 World Boss Vybz Kartel with “Drone Dem”, the song has been 10 weeks in charts and is coming up, heading straight to the top positions.