Tappa Zukie's M.P.L.A. album that features the single, "Freedom" on 13thStreetPromotions.com

OLDIES SUNDAY: Tappa Zukie – Freedom (1976)


Break the chains and kick down the gates, it’s Emancipation Sunday on Oldies Sunday! Parts of the Caribbean recognize August 1 (and August 2 on weekdays if the 1st is on a weekend) as Emancipation Day. It’s a day that commemorates the abolition of slavery, but we’re still fighting against many other forms of depression around the world. Today’s Oldies Sunday selection comes from the great Tappa Zukie with his track, “Freedom“.

Produced by Tappa Zukie and released through the KLIK Label in 1976. “Freedom” finds Tappa Zukie calling for the liberation of black people who have been held captive for centuries. He flexes a mix of singing and toasting inna dub style on the track, and he can be heard saying “freedom a wha di natty dread want…” throughout. The song came around the time when black consciousness was at an all time high, and it makes its mark an important song of the times, with messages that are still relevant today. “Freedom” was included on Zukie’s 1976 album, “MPLA“. As we recognize an important day, may we still fight to break the new chains of oppression.

Thank You Tappa Zukie!

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Shav-A Pays Tribute To The Heroes On “Redemption Song”


The world is filled with heroes. While some are widely celebrated, and some have remained anonymous, they’ve all risked their lives in efforts to save many, or make a significant change in society. Paying tribute to her personal heroes, Recording Artist Shav-A delivers her rendition of “Redemption Song“. Borrowing the late Bob Marley’s 1980 classic, Shav-A sought the assistance of Musician Ed George on the Piano over the original’s Guitar performance, and gives us her 2019 version. While the original was inspired by elements of National Hero Marcus Garvey’s 1937 “The Work That Has Been Done” speech, Shav-A’s version pays tribute to Marcus Garvey, and fellow National Heroes Paul Bogle and Nanny of the Maroons.

Shav-A, who is the daughter of Reggae Artist Admiral Tibet, started her 2019 strong with the remix of her 2018 single “I Need Your Love” which featured French Recording Artist Orti. She is currently gearing up for a string of live performances to take place in the coming weeks, and will be making updates via her Instagram page at @ShavAMusic. She is currently promoting the singles, “Father” and “Island Girl“.

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PICS: It’s A @Jamaica50_ Thing! (Part 3) – @JamaicaNational Manchester


As a part of the Jamaica 50 Celebrations, established companies such as Jamaica National Building Society decided to set up exhibits displaying many aspects of Jamaican culture. Food, colours, and craft were displayed and was enjoyed by customers and staff alike. Check out displays from the Mandeville and Christiana branches below…

Jamaica National Building Society, Christiana Branch

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PICS: It’s A @Jamaica50_ Thing! (Part 2) – May Pen, Clarendon


Hey guys! Today I will present the 2nd part in my “It’s A @Jamaica50_ Thing!” series. Today I will feature parts of May Pen, Clarendon. Check out the pictures below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

May Pen, Clarendon

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PICS: It’s A @Jamaica50_ Thing! (Part 1) – Mandeville, Manchester


It’s a Jamaica50 thing peeps! Today I start a 3 part (maybe more) picture blog series on Jamaica50 themed sightings in parts of Mandeville, Manchester and May Pen, Clarendon. Today’s feature is on Mandeville, Manchester. Check them out below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

Mandeville

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