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OLDIES SUNDAY: Locksley Gichie & The Zion Boys – Teach The Children (1974)


In recognition of May being Child’s Month, our Oldies Sunday selection comes from Locksley Gichie of the UK band The Cimarons along with The Zion Boys. Titled “Teach The Children“, this was produced by Kush and released through Harry J Records in 1974. The song calls for listeners to raise children in the right ways, know GOD, teach them how to be creative and make their world a better place, and help them to spread peace and love into the world.

The single was released on vinyl as a B-side with the main track being “I’m Leaving It Up To You” by Winston Reid & The Zion Boys. Since then, Locksley continued his role as Guitarist for The Cimarons over the years. Gichie has also lent his skills to various Artists including Los Aggrotones.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Ras Shorty I & The Love Circle – Watch Out My Children (1988)


On today’s Oldies Sunday, our selection was made in recognition of the month of May being “Child’s Month“. Heading over to Trinidad & Tobago, we pick a song from the late Garfield Blackman a.k.a. Lord Shorty a.k.a. Ras Shorty I a.k.a. “The Father of Soca” along with The Love Circle Band. Titled “Watch Out My Children“, this was released in 1988 as a part of a live album of the same name, and in 1997. It was later featured as a part of the album “Jamoo Victory“. In the song, Ras Shorty I warns the youth to be alert as to not get caught up in the wrongs of the world, the dangers of drug abuse and it bringing shame and disgrace. A unique part of the song was that some lines were translated into various languages including German and French. The song has been translated in a total of 10 languages. The song, given its message, was later featured as a part of a Drug Abuse Campaign conducted by the United Nations. It was also covered by Jamaican Band, Chalice.

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Today’s Youth, Tomorrow’s Future: 8 Artists Who Started Out Young


In recognition of May being Child’s Month, 13th Street Promotions is dedicating this Oldies Sunday post to the youth. Many of us can look back at our own childhood when we’d imitate our favourite Artists and pretend we are established stars. What many may or may not know is that some of our favourites started out or even got discovered in their early stages. While we know that acts like the late US Pop Star Michael Jackson and Jamaican Singer Jimmy Tucker started out very young (Jimmy was Jamaica’s 1st Child Prodigy in the 1950s), we’d like to inform you or refresh your memory on some of our Caribbean acts who started out young.

1. Machel Montano (Debut Age: 9) – Too Young To Soca

2. Beenie Man (Debut Age: 8) – Too Fancy

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Anya’s World Adventures Book Series Is A Must-Have For Your Child!


Anya’s World Adventures Book Series:

Anya’s World Adventures Book Series, created by Nikko FungChung, takes young readers on a tour of the world through the eyes of a Child. Each book in the series introduces children to the Geography, Weather, Cuisine, Games, Language and Culture of a new Country.

AWA Club:

The adventures continue on the Anya’s World Adventures Website, where readers can sign up and continue the learning experience. The AWA Club is an online Interactive extension of each story with videos, audio clips, recipes, printables and more!

Souvenirs:

Souvenirs for each country visited in the Anya’s World Adventures Book Series will be available for purchase on the Website. The Author works with Small Business Owners, Artisans and Craftsmen in each Country to provide Adventurers with an authentic, handmade Souvenir. Be sure to pay a visit to the AWA Bookstore and get your Souvenir! This is a great opportunity to collect unique keepsakes from around the world while supporting Small Business Entrepreneurs.

Anya Goes To Jamaica:

Anya is going to Jamaica and you’re invited! The first stop in the Anya’s World Adventures Book Series is the beautiful Island of Jamaica. The Author highlights the Culture of the Island, from the Language to the Cuisine, delivering fun and facts from a child’s perspective. The Illustrator, Fuuji Takashi, showcases the beauty of Jamaica with vibrant, detailed Illustrations sure to captivate readers of all ages.

The adventure begins October 24th, 2016. Log on to www.AWABookSeries.com to subscribe, and follow the official Instagram page at @AnyasWorldAdventures.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: @MusicalYouth30 – Pass The Dutchie (1982)


This generation rules the nation with version! Today’s Oldies Sunday selection comes from British Child Reggae Band, Musical Youth. Titled “Pass The Dutchie” and produced by Peter Collins in 1982, this is a song about facing extreme poverty. This song was redone version of the Mighty Diamonds’ hit “Pass The Kutchie” which was a song about smoking Marijuana. In the redone version, “Kutchie” was replaced with “Dutchie“, which was the name of a cooking pot.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Tony Rebel – Teach The Children (1994)


In recognition of May being Child’s Month I present to you a hit from a great Reggae act, Tony Rebel. Titled “Teach The Children” which was produced by Bobby Digital (Digital B) and released in 1994, this is message music encouraging good upbringing of children. He speaks on the action of adults being a influence to children along with the saying “If you want a good cow, you better grow a good calf“.  Watch what you say to children, they need guidance and good upbringing.

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