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.@BlvkH3ro Puts Jamaican Music On Display In Europe!


Emerging Jamaican Recording Artist Blvk H3ro has been enjoying a 2021 filled with a plethora of new releases. The Artist has been gaining a massive buzz thanks to the single, “It Nuh Easy”, which has since become a staple on radio since its release earlier this year. Despite the pandemic, he has found a way to give the people new music, and new content. What was missing however, was being a part of the live performance aspect. That all changed as he’s currently making his rounds in Europe!

As a part of the UNESCO Transcultura Programme Call selection, Blvk H3ro and his Reggae Soul Band were invited to the Worldwide Music Expo, also known as WOMEX. The event is held in Porto, Portugal from October 27-31, and Blvk H3ro and the Reggae Soul Bad are some of the Artists representing the Caribbean this year which also includes Cuban Artist Cimafunk, Cuban Musician Yarima Blanco, and Haitian/Dominican Band AZUEI. Blvk H3ro has held his own through a series of performances at the event, sharing via Social Media that he is grateful for the opportunity to put Jamaican music on display in Europe.

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Sizzla Is Still “On A High”, Makes New Developments At Judgement Yard


To say that Jamaican music Icon Sizzla is a busy man is an understatement. With numerous singles and albums to date, Sizzla has made good use of the opportunities he has been given in music. His Humanitarian works and Community Development has further solidified him as a man of the people, and an example to follow for years to come.

 Sizzla continues to ride high off of the success of his latest album, “On A High”. Released in August 2021, the album has further solidified Sizzla as one of the hardest working artists in Reggae, and his knack for creating quality music never took a break. With the title track and “Crown On Your Head” helping to push “On A High” to more ears and speakers around the world, the album has been praised by fellow artists and members of the music fraternity, and was shown an enormous amount of love on social media. The album has been featured on the top rated “The Ebro Show” on Apple Music, and was featured through various entertainment programs and mix shows across the Caribbean, Africa, and various parts of the world.

When Sizzla gives the studio time to rest, he is hard at work making plans, and pushing forward development at Judgement Yard Community Centre in August Town, St. Catherine. He is currently overseeing and giving a helping hand in numerous projects as a part of community’s “Musicville” area including a man-made river, a swimming pool, a learning centre, a restaurant, a new state of the art recording studio, and other structures. Sizzla is still making a difference with the “Sizzla Youth Foundation” initiative, and continues to unite the people and inspire others to uplift and develop their communities.

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The Purpose of Therapy: A Live Well Jamaica Feature & Campaign


As Jamaicans, we strive to achieve all things bright and beautiful. Our lifestyle is one that reflects livity and freedom; that is brand Jamaica. However, what has been severely affecting our liberating culture in recent times, is the stereotypical treatment of our men, ultimately enhancing an anti-climatic nature of not seeking help — therapy, in particular. This phenomenon has been a constant discourse as it continues to haunt men in our society from one generation to the next. In our daily activities, it is evident that a significant number of males in our society who face life-threatening experiences are more likely to cover up their emotions and repress their feelings.

For many of them, this repression tends to manifest in unpleasant ways such as violence and sometimes even imposter syndrome and depression. Yet, they are reluctant to seek professional help in an effort to release those burdens. What’s even more saddening, is that many persons aren’t aware that mental health facilities even exist. These are the reasons we are taking an in-depth approach to raising awareness.

Therefore, this campaign ‘(His) tory: Normalize Therapy for Young Men’, seeks to eradicate the barriers between therapy and the fear that men experience, and provide useful information for them to receive the help. The purpose of therapy for men, as explained by Dr. Wendy- Lou Greenidge, is to ‘reshape the thought process of Caribbean perspective from stereotyping therapy to seeking professional help’.

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Ragz To Richez Production Aims To Become The Next Hit Factory


Jamaican Record Label Ragz To Richez Production is a young label on the rise, but has managed to connect with some of the best in the game already. Founded in 2016 by Manchester born Vannesa “Halie” Dixon, the label has provided unique sounds and produced charting singles for the likes of Vershon, Macka Diamond, Qraig (from Voicemail), Devin Di Dakta, and many others. With the year 2020 being seen as one of the label’s biggest years, it’s on the way to exceeding expectations in 2021.

2020 saw Ragz To Richez Production making all the necessary moves to become a fixture in various parts of the world. One of the releases that caught the ear of many was Ding Dong’sMirror”. Released in May 2020 on the “Public Figure Riddim”, the single quickly amassed thousands of plays on various digital music streaming outlets, and became one of the songs that ruled the summer thanks to being performed at events like Reggae Sumfest 2020. A music video was also made for the single, and has since scored over 800,000 views on Youtube.

Following Ding Dong’s hit for Ragz To Richez Production, Qraig, and emerging artists Intence and Kemar Highcon followed up with the singles “Outside Mi Deh”, “What’s Love”, and “Whap!” respectively. Officially released in Summer 2020, they helped to enhance Ragz To Richez Production’s profile as they became some of the year’s biggest singles. Both Qraig and Kemar’s singles scored high streaming numbers, while Intence’s video for his “What’s Love” single scored over 1 Million views on Youtube. Thanks to their various collaborations and releases, Ragz To Richez Production has been highly requested by some of Jamaica’s top artists, and praised by some of the music industry’s leading figures.

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.@KxngIzem Scores “Dubby’s” Win, Prepares Upcoming EP Release


Emerging Recording Artiste Kxng Izem has been consistently building his brand, and delivering a unique Reggae Fusion sound to listeners worldwide for a number of years. With a collection of singles and projects to his name, he looks to build his ever-growing catalogue in 2021, and beyond. His work hasn’t gone unnoticed however, and he recently gained some well needed recognition for it.

2021 saw the advent of the first staging of the “Dubby’s”, an online award event series held by Dubwise Jamaica, the premiere event that was an early advocate of the “Reggae Revival” movement. Co-founded by Jason Panton, the “Dubby’s” was birthed out of a need to recognize local artistes for their contributions to the Jamaican music culture. Held on February 27, Kxng Izem emerged a winner in the “New Coup Breakout Artiste Of 2020” category. Fellow nominees in the category included Leno Banton, Blvk H3ro, Runkus, Joby Jay, Wayne J, and Royal Blu. 2020 found Kxng Izem releasing the singles like “Cool and Easy”, “Brighter Days”, “Stone Love”, and “Sunday Morning”, and looks to follow up with the release of his latest EP, “Wildfire”.

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“Uncrowned Queens” To Provide Entertainment During The Pandemic


Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. Keith Rowley’s October 2020 announcement that, “Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago in 2021 is not on” has not stopped local artistes and Carnival stakeholders from keeping the culture and festivities of the season alive. Among them stands Warrior Empress, who, in collaboration with Music Mill Studios will present Uncrowned QUEENS – a virtual musical concert featuring some of Trinidad and Tobago’s most promising Female Calypsonians; this event will be live streamed via YouTube from 8PM (AST) on Friday 5th February 2021.

No stranger to the Calypso arena herself, Warrior Empress (whose birth name is Allison Bernard) has been singing professionally for the past fourteen (14) years. She sang out of the Kalypso Revue from 2015 to 2019, was finalist in The NWAC Calypso Queen Monarch Competition from 2010 to 2019 – placing 2nd on two (2) occasions 3rd on another, and was also the First  Reserve at The National Calypso Monarch Finals in 2019 with her own composition ‘The You in You.”

Showing her true warrior spirit, Bernard is not one to retreat when faced with challenges. In a statement to the media Bernard said she was inspired to produce this show “on the heels of one of the governing body for the Carnival stating that they would not be holding any [Carnival related] activities… not even virtually.” With three (3) successfully produced online events under her belt: With Women In Mind’ – a Mother’s Day Concert in May 2020, ‘Vocals and Steel’ – a Father’s Day Concert in June 2020, and ‘Rise Up’ – an Emancipation Concert in July 2020, in addition to an ongoing, online weekly talk show entitled “The Feminine Drive” Bernard saw this statement as an opportunity to innovate, and “keep the spirit of Carnival alive in a new way”.

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