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@DelhiSultanate Uses Reggae For Political Activism In India


While your favourite Artist may be using Reggae/Dancehall creatively (or stupidly) in Jamaica, the influence of the Music Culture continues to affect many others worldwide. One person in particular is Taru Dalmia a.k.a. “Delhi Sultanate” of New Delhi, India, as he uses not only Reggae, but the Sound System Culture to channel his Political Activism. While India is under the rule of the Hindu Nationalist Government lead by Narendra Modi (Bharatiya Janata Party), Taru alleges that free speech is being threatened under his rule, and using his talents will assist the many protests that are being held in many Universities across the nation. Armed with classic singles, and Dub Plates from the likes of Toots Hibbert, Barrington Levy, and Anthony B, he hopes that his assistance in the fight will not be in vain.

Taru is also a member of The Ska Vengers, a live Band that blends Dub, Pop, Ska, Jazz, Rap, and Punk to deliver a new sound. Below is a clip from the Al Jazeera Network where we look into Taru’s journey, and the challenges he has faced so far. We also feature some of the singles that could spark protests, and some that speak against the Jamaican Government.

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Kapital Stone Delivers His Own “Redemption Song” on “Kngly Live”!


Another Sunday, another dope episode of the Kris Karz headed “Kngly Live“! This week, Recording Artist Kapital Stone steps up to the stage! Featuring Trevor Hansen on Guitar, Stone delivers an acoustic/remix version of Bob Marley’s 1980 single, “Redemption Song“. Set in a location in Florida near the sea, Stone shows respect to the Original Gong, all while showing you what he has up his sleeve. While it started off a little shaky, the overall performance was good, and will have you replaying and sharing. Nuff respect to KnglyStudios for this! Cop some merch! Check out the performance below.

 

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@DamianMarley Shares His Thoughts On Dancehall & More On @EbroInTheAM


The youngest Veteran Damian “Junior Gong” Marley recently stopped by Hot 97’sEbro In The Morning” Radio show. Hosted by Ebro, Laura Stylez and Peter Rosenberg, Gong spoke on his “Distant Relatives” collaborative album with Rapper Nas still being popular today, the Marley name still being a strong one, starting his own Medical Marijuana business with Ocean Grown Extracts, sharing his favourite songs from his father, his thoughts on Dancehall music today, being an advocate for the legalization of Marijuana in Jamaica and more. While “Distant Relatives” is still a popular album along with his solo albums and Ghetto Youths International compilations, I know fans are just waiting for the next solo project from the Gongzilla in January. Stay tuned. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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@MrKars2, @TheRoyalBlu Aim To “Claim The Crown”!


In celebration of his Birthday, Jamaica/Florida based Producer Kris Karz unleashed his highly anticipated collaboration with “Mr. Fuego Fridays“, Royal Blu! Titled “Claim The Crown” and armed with a Bob Marley & The Wailers sample, Blu glides effortlessly over the Production as he lets listeners know the requirements to own the crown. While many have owned the prized possession, Blu highlights that many weren’t disciplined enough and haven’t fought hard enough to secure it. One more year pon di bugga dem huh Kris? Be sure to visit the Producer’s website KnglyStudios.com to hear more his work, and if you’re an aspiring Artist, you can hit him up for beats. Artwork by Khari Kamau! Off the upcoming “Standing Upright But I’m DreamingMixtape, check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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NEW MUSIC: @RasI_Musique x @King_Mundo10 x @BigShipEmpress – Satisfy My Soul (Cover)


Something new courtesy of Ras-I, Almando Douglas and Zosia McGregor. Reviving the 1978 classic, “Satisfy My Soul” by Bob Marley, the stage is set for an acoustic performance from the three. With a mellow vibe and soulful delivery from Ras-I, it’s no surprise when there are comparisons to the original “Gong“. With Zosia’s sweet vocals and Douglas’ Guitar performance adding to the track, this calls for lighters flicking and hits from the chalice! Did this satisfy your soul? Listen to the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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Make The @PeterTosh Memorial Garden A National Historic Landmark!


Recently, the Estate of the late Peter Tosh released a petition in efforts to have the Jamaican Tourist Board and the Government of Jamaica register The Peter Tosh Memorial Garden a National Historic Landmark. The Museum, located in Belmont, Westmoreland, was erected to preserve the life and legacy of the late Musician and original member of The Wailers. The Estate believes that recognizing the Museum as a Historic Landmark will protect it for generations as Tosh was an advocate for the legalization of Marijuana, fought for Equal Rights, and further expanded Jamaica’s Music and Culture.

Peter Tosh was born in Grange Hill, Westmoreland in 1944 and was known as a Musician, Reggae Artist, and Activist. He was a core member of The Wailers along with the late Bob Marley and Bunny Wailer where he received much success before embarking a solo career. He has collaborated with the likes of Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones and recorded many great songs including “Stepping Razor“, “Legalize It“, “Johnny B Goode“, and penned songs such as “Get Up, Stand Up” and “400 Years” for The Wailers. Peter Tosh died on September 11, 1987 as a result of a home invasion. He was posthumously awarded the Order Of Merit in October 2012.

The Peter Tosh Memorial Garden petition can be found here.

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