Philadelphia Jerk Festival, Philly, 13thStreetPromotions, Press Release

PRESS RELEASE: Philadelphia Jerk Festival Brings The Heat This Summer!


The Philadelphia Jerk Festival embraces its multicultural vision with the announcement of its first set of performers featuring Reggae superstar Luciano, Dancehall entertainer Agent Sasco and Barbadian Soca duo Leadpipe + Saddis. Luciano, who has released over 35 albums in his 20+ years career, joins the lyrical firestarter Agent Sasco also known as Assassin who appeared on Kendrick Lamar’s Grammy award winning album, and Leadpipe + Saddis, whose hit “Ah Feelin” is widely regarded as one of the biggest Soca hits in recent times.

Scheduled to take place at the spacious Fairmount Park in Philadelphia Sunday, August 28th, the annual festival promises to be a full day of activities for families along with a full concert experience. “This initial artists announcement is merely an appetizer for what is to come” says the Festival’s media and production director Dave Grant, “We will be adding more acts, including an AfroBeats performer to round out the cast”.

Along with performances, patrons will have their palates tantalized with a wide range of food, desserts and beverages from vendors who will be travelling to Philadelphia from along the East Coast. Several of the regions top chefs, restaurants and food trucks will have a presence at the festival, delivering delicacies from Mother Africa to the Caribbean. Clinton Garibaldi, President of Jabari Productions added, “We are pleased to be partner with supportive sponsors, including returning sponsor Western Union”.

The Tri State area has over 200,000 residents of Caribbean descent and countless others who are fans of its cuisine and culture, many of whom have already reserved tickets for what promises to be a great family outing.

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G. Mandingo, Jamaica, susansmithPR, 13thStreetPromotions, Music, Dancehall,

PRESS RELEASE: G. Mandingo Pleased With New Songs


Fast-rising Dancehall Artiste G Mandingo is currently promoting his two latest songs, “Bounce Pon Dis” and “Girls Dem Nice”. “Bounce Pon Dis” is produced by G Mandingo while “Girls Dem Nice” is produced by upcoming Producer KC. Both songs are released on Di Balance Productions Label.

The songs, which are planned to be Summer hits, have been ripping up the airwaves on both the local and International scene. “The reception has been superb so far. So much so, that there is a debate as to which of the two songs are better. Radio and Mixtape Disc Jocks have rated these singles as the most creative effort that they have heard from me since the start of my career. Other people in the music industry love my latest efforts and have lauded me for the amount of growth that they have witnessed in my sound and productions over the years,” Expressed G Mandingo.

Upcoming Projects

Plans are on the way for the shooting and release of the videos for the songs that are currently being promoted by G Mandingo. Fans can also look out for the release of an upcoming EP entitled “DONWON” which is scheduled to be released later this year. “I am planning on releasing my EP titled “DONWON” in memory of my son Donwon “Buda” Shady who died in a tragic Bus accident on Easter Sunday.”

G Mandingo has been in the music industry for 5 years and has amassed a considerable amount of releases. The upcoming superstar is also known for songs such as “Everything Good”, “Tek Time Baby” and “Superstar”, all doing well on the local scene and the International market.

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Spit Fiyah, Jamaica, 13thStreetPromotions, MIA Production, Dancehall,

PRESS RELEASE: Spit Fiyah Banking On “Island Sun”


Emerging Singjay Spit Fiyah is hoping his latest song “Island Sun” will find favour among listeners.

“My aim was to sing about that type of person [who] you just can’t get enough of emotionally, physically, and mentally. That person who your love for them goes deeper than romance”

“Island Sun” is produced by Chinchilla Music and Dre Day Production. The single was released in April. According to Spit Fiyah, “Island Sun” has been receiving favourable reviews. He anticipates chart success. Available on iTunes, the Singjay said he’s been bumping up the promotions on Social Media. “I have had a fan from Alaska write to me about the song. I’ve been looking for a new sound and this is really satisfying,” he said.

Spit Fiyah (given name Antroy Palmer) said he knew music was his calling. “I used to write poems and people would say they like it, so a thought came to my mind to try and write a song. I then started off Rapping, but eventually found my way back to my roots of Dancehall/Reggae,” he said. His other release is “Love Me Song”.

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Bishop Mclean

PRESS RELEASE: @BishopMcLean x WAFIF Release Video Medley


Worship and Faith International Fellowship (WAFIF) presents “To God Be The Glory”. This is a video medley featuring Bishop and First Lady Mclean, Gospel David, Alicia Taylor, Mykal Malachi, Spanner Banner, Mark Radical, Mikey D, Mark Radicl, Destiny Crew, Evg, Kimona Brown-Lowe and Rev. Goddy Goddy.

So far the video has been well received in the Christian community, both locally and Internationally. “The reception has been mind blowing so far, every day since the release of the video we have been getting positive feedback. People have been enjoying the songs, enjoying the album, people love the Riddim, love the video and melodies. This project is moving from Glory to Glory.” Said Mykal Malachi, Representative from WAFIF.

The songs are featured on a dancehall riddim, which according to the group is simply a way to reach out to the secular crowd. “The expectations are limitless, God is doing something far above that which we can imagine and we are just allowing him to take the lead as we humbly follow.” Expressed Mykal Malachi. Ariff Butler was the genius who came up with the superb concept for the video. The video was shot in Port Royal and shows that Christians can have a fun time.

“Yes we do want people to know that when they come to God they will still be happy and have fun. Church is not boring.”

Individually Bishop McLean is one of Jamaica’s top motivational speakers. He has a powerful life changing book out now entitled “Turning Nothing into Something”. Kimola Brown-Lowe has her album coming out in November while Mykal Malachi is releasing his next single entitled “Shine” this Summer. Alicia Taylor is also working on singles to be released shortly, and Spanner Banner is about to drop his EP.

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Denny To The Fray, Denny Fray, 13thStreetPromotions, Jamaica, Rapper, Reggae, Hip Hop

PRESS RELEASE: @DennyToTheFray Talks Safe Sex!


Toronto based Reggae Rapper Denny To The Fray tackles the issue of safe sex on his latest single of the same name. The track, released May 14, is taken from his upcoming five-track EP, “TFP”. “The goal is to bring out in the open subjects people are uncomfortable talking about, like using protection when engaging in sexual intercourse. No one should be afraid to talk about sex. There are a million songs all about sex, but, unfortunately, not as many discuss what is appropriate and safe,” said Denny To The Fray, 34.

“Safe Sex” is co-produced by Mark “Zeej Maverick” Sterling and Denny Walcott. “TFP”, which is earmarked for a June 30 release date, boasts tracks including “Don’t Shoot”, “Safe Sex”, “Bobby”, “Four Four”, and “Keep Blazing 2.0”. A past student of Clarendon College, Denny to the Fray (given name Denny Fray Walcott) was born in Lionel Town in that parish. At 12, he built a sound system and played at gigs throughout Clarendon. He migrated to Canada in 1997 where he studied law at Sheridan College. His recording break would come in 2013 with the release of “Keep Blazing”.

“I intend to leave a manuscript to living a positive, meaningful life with my music. I want to educate our young people while entertaining them.”

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