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GET TO KNOW: @TheNewWaveJA


For years there have been talks about making venues for fresh young talent to showcase their works in Jamaica. While some have popped up over time, one that is here to stay is held at the Stones Throw Bar every monday by the name of “New Wave”! Located at 1b Mannings Hill Rd. in Kingston, patrons witness displays of Art from some rising stars from 8PM to 12AM. Since its inception in late 2016, it has quickly become the talk of the town, or rather the Island. For those who don’t know, we recently interviewed a couple members behind the “New Wave” team, Lindsey Lodenquai (Head Coordinator), and Davida-Mae Chambers (Social Media Manager/Coordinator). Open your mind for a “New Wave”!

Words By @SwadeDaVillain x @Sef_Jo

Photos Prodived By @LeBossLynch For @SeenByLynch

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13thStreetPromo: For those who don’t know, what is the origin of New Wave? How did it come about from an idea to an event?
New Wave: New Wave began with Protoje and Jason Panton who envisioned a platform for emerging local talents- once the idea is there, there will always be a way for it to manifest to fruition.
13SP: Describe a standard night at a New Wave event.
NW: VIBESY! It’s always a great feeling being there with persons who are equally enthused about culture and creativity!
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13SP: “Jamaica has so much to offer culturally and artistically from this generation”. What’s New Wave’s stance on this comment, and how important is it for events like this to push Jamaica’s talent?
NW: The comment is so true, the talent this generation has is through the roof! Once we have the resources, It is our responsibility to nurture this talent and allow it to flourish.

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REVIEW: @Protoje’s “For The Culture” Event + Highlights


The Hope Gardens Shell Bandstand served as the perfect backdrop to showcase some of Reggae’s young royals to an eager audience of Locals and Tourists all with one thing in common…a love for the Culture. I personally gave up on Music in Jamaica until I came across these new school of Reggae Royals who through their socially conscious offerings, give honour to the many men and women who preceded them in the genre…

Words By ShannyDeLioness

Video By SwadeDaVillain x Usheen Ewbanks

Photos By Samantha Singh

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The gates opened at 7:30 Pm and the DJ for the night Yaadcore kept the early patrons entertained on the turntables, and DJ Jimmy Q of NewsTalk 93 FM handled hosting duties. By 9 Pm, the venue was almost full and the show kicked off with the opening act Sevana. Featuring cuts off her Sevana EP and even debuting a new song and a remix to Protoje’s “Love Gone Cold” (she was featured on the original), she had the audience mesmerized as she belted out tune after tune. I still refused to believe she did all that on a sore throat (Editor’s Note: She’s my Hero!!). By the time ZJ Sparks gave Protoje & The Indiggnation the greatest introduction ever, the venue was packed with patrons who were eager to sing and dance along with them.

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@LenoBanton Shares His Imprint Experience On “Da MEDz: Ep. 1”


In every young Artist’s life, there comes that time where they put in a lot of work on their rise to the top. Leno Banton is one of those Artists who stepped on the scene with a brand and a crew to match, and all he wants now is to be seen and heard worldwide. Recently, he was booked to perform at the Imprint event in Kingston, Jamaica. In the first episode of his “Da MEDzVlog series, he shares his thoughts and visuals before and after the event. We got a chance to see him prepare for his appearance, solo performance, and meeting with Recording Artist Protoje who he deems as an Influence in his career. Leno’s REMSZN project is available here for those who aren’t familiar with his music. Shot by Jordan Morris, check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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PRESS RELEASE: Major Changes For @ReggaeSting


The countdown has begun for Sting, arguably one of the most anticipated annual events, and this year Supreme Promotions, the event’s organizer, is planning on a brand-new structure.

Sting 2015, under the theme ‘From Then ‘Til Now’, will mark a revolution for the historic event.

This year’s staging will be centered on honoring the major contributors to Jamaica’s music industry’s longest-running entertainment event. “We have been doing this since 1984 at Cinema II. Our posters are hot tickets.

“Year to year, people would try to get one to place on their walls at home, which indicates the impact of this event.

“It’s not we alone who do this, so we want to take some time to highlight the ones that help us make Sting what it is today,” said Sting creative director Dimario McDowell.

To accommodate the best of what the over 50 acts have to offer, gone are the days of lengthy full sets. A new wave of tighter sets, laced with only hit records from each performer, is the new order.

“We have to create a way to facilitate a large magnitude of artistes – constricted to the same time period, from dusk to dawn – where everybody gets to see who they want and hear what they want, the big tunes,” Sting founder and CEO Isaiah Laing added.

The brand-new structure will also see a mega midnight attraction with two of Dancehall’s most sought-after hit makers already secured for the event, which will be held on December 26 at Jamworld.

“Every year, we try to book them, and they always have shows in other parts of the world. They are in high demand ’cause they already cross over into the international market. We reach out to them from early, and they are excited to return,” said Sting conceptualizer Junior ‘Heavy-D’ Fraser.

In a few weeks, a press conference will be used to announce the top giants planned for the event.

Sting is renowned for having its audience witness one-of-a-kind entertainment. There have been memorable clashes involving Titans Shabba Ranks, Ninja Man, Super Cat, Mad Cobra, Beenie Man, and Bounty Killer, as well as outstanding performances from hip-hop greats Notorious BIG, DMX, and Foxy Brown, as well as iconic reggae acts Buju Banton, Freddie McGregor, Patra, and Maxi Priest.

Next month’s event will be no different as ticket purchasers will continue to get the best of reggae and dancehall at the same great price.

The greatest one-night Reggae and Dancehall show in the world, Sting is already the hot topic on showgoers’ lips.

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PRESS RELEASE: @RealKhago Delivers At @FlowJamaica Skool Aid


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“Nah Sell out Mi Fren Dem” Deejay Khago delivered a fiery set at Flow Skool Aid. He added a sweet surprise, for three lucky audience members. “Jamworld me want see three kids weh just pass them exam. Me want give them something to go back to school. Where the kids weh a start high school September?” Khago asked, as he looked through the thick crowd.

In no time he was flocked by students in need of the opportunity for financial assistance. He quizzed his applicants to confirm they qualified. This resulted in three students, each receiving the extra treat of a laptop computer for the new school year.

Khago’s performance continued on a high note with non-stop ferocity. He delivered hits such as Tun Up The Ting, Energy and Dolla Bill. The performer recently merged forces with Heavy-D Promotions, as his official booking representative. His management team includes Diamond Ink and Sky Records.

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NEW VIDEO: @PayAttentionJA x @HypeTVJamaica Promo: @Shotti48


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It’s time to PayAttention! On July 19, Club Indulge patrons will gather round and enjoy some great Jamaican Hip Hop. Located at 2 Brompton Road, Kingston and hosted by The Sickest Drama, you’ll be treated to performances by Massy The Creator, Wayne Hevy, Gamble G, and Kash Kapri. Check out the Hype TV promo by Imij by checking out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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