Abka Kaba "Battle Axe" on 13thStreetPromotions.com #Jamaica #Reggae #Music #13thStreetPromotions #AbkaKaba #BattleAxe #MusicVideo #ManchesterJamaica #Caribbean

.@AbkaKaba Fights Against Injustice On “Battle Axe”

Manchester-based Recording Artist Abka Kaba wants to start a revolution. With reports of Government Officials caring more about their salaries and lifestyles than the growth and wellbeing of their countries, wars being fought around the World, crime and violence running rampant, Abka is stepping out for change. He calls on the Warriors on “Battle Axe“.

With a video directed by Kahinga Films, Abka Kaba shares his message on the Lions Flow-produced single, and sheds light on others who have, and are experiencing oppression in their part of the world. With a powerful delivery, listeners will be quickly tuned in to the message shared, and step up in pushing for a positive change. Formerly known on stage as Sheldon Senior, Abka Kaba has been on the scene for a number of years, and is also a Graphic Designer and the Creative behind Kahinga Films. If you haven’t been familiar with him, get to know him today.

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Sizzla Takes On Japan For New Multi-City “Everlasting Tour”

Jamaican music Icon Sizzla Kalonji has blessed people globally with great music, and classic sounds. With a career closing in on 30 years, he connects with generations of listeners, and is still crafting timeless music. Having released a number of singles this year, Sizzla believed it was time to connect with the people in person, so he embarked on the “Everlasting Tour”.

Announced in January 2023, Sizzla Kalonji has taken his talents to the Land of the Rising Sun for a number of performances on his “Everlasting Tour”. Started on April 25 at Vibes in the city of Ibaraki, Sizzla performed to a packed venue, belting out some of his many hits. The tour continued to Kagoshima on the 26th where he made a scene at the Duckbill club. The famous Voodoo Lounge in Fukuoka was next to receive the Kalonji experience on April 27, and patrons were left with memories that will last a lifetime. For the weekend of the 28th to the 30th, Route Fourteen in Ichikawa, King Xmhu in Sapporo, and Mairo in Toyama welcomed Sizzla with a lot of love and vibes, and he blessed them with classic selections in return. 

For the first week of May, the “Everlasting Tour” takes over Japan’s night life. From the 1st to the 4th, Downtown in Osaka, Harbor Studio in Kobe, Mod’s in Okinawa, and Cross Road7 in Tobishima will felt Sizzla’s presence, and groove through the night to his various hits. The multi-city tour concludes this weekend in Kyoto at Octave, Clubasia in Shibuya, and lastly in Hiroshima at the Mugen5610 club. Despite the many episodes the world has gone through in the past few years, good music continues to prevail, and Sizzla Kalonji is one of the representatives to carry it near and far. For those who missed out, highlights of the tour stops are currently featured on Sizzla’s official Instagram and Youtube pages.

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.@JobyJayMusic Turns Up The “Love Levels” With Debut EP

Jamaican Creative/Recording Artist Joby Jay has come a long way since her debut single, “Big Girl Ting“. With a few awards, performances, and singles to her name, she looks to become a household name, and a global brand. To take things to a new level, she recently released her debut EP, “Love Levels“.

Containing 7 tracks, the “Love Levels” EP finds Joby Jay tapping into love in different forms, relationships, and showcasing her vocal abilities and ear for unique sounds. To kick off the rollout for the EP, Joby released the single “Bare“, which was met with positive feedback. With production from the likes of NLSON, Koastal Kings, J.L.L., Island.Wav, Ziah, and Yannick Martin Belinga, Joby Jay’s songs were placed in great hands, and together they make for an entertaining listen. Listeners new to her music will not be disappointed with “Love Levels”, and can look forward to even more offerings from her in the future.

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.@JimmyCliff’s “Many Rivers To Cross” Featured In @TheEqualizerCBS Season Finale

The Equalizer” is an action TV series that focuses on Robyn McCall, who lives life as a single Mother, but has a mysterious side where she uses her extensive range of skills to help people out of various situations. The series stars Queen Latifah and Lorraine Toussaint, and is aired weekly on CBS. It’s inspired by the movie trilogy of the same name that stars Denzel Washington, and is a reboot of the 1980s TV series. This series is in its 3rd season, and during their latest episode, a familiar Reggae classic was featured.

In the season 3 finale of “The Equalizer” titled “Patriot Game“, Jimmy Cliff’sMany Rivers To Cross” closed off the episode. Co-Produced with Leslie Kong, the song was released in 1969 through Trojan Records. The ballad was written at a time Cliff was having difficulty in becoming a successful Musician in the UK, and it brought a lot of frustration within himself. The ballad was featured on his sophomore album “Jimmy Cliff” a.k.a. “Wonderful World, Beautiful People” and “The Harder They Come” soundtrack, and is one of Cliff’s biggest hits. “Many Rivers To Cross” was previously featured in the movie “Rush“, along with the TV shows “Daredevil“, “Wilfred“, and “Falling Skies“. The ballad was also covered by UB40, and Tessanne Chin during her time on “The Voice” in 2013.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Louisa Mark – Caught You In A Lie (1975)

In recognition of Women’s History Month, we take the time out to feature Women who have made great contributions to our music culture. While we celebrate the Women all year over here, we recognize some through our Oldies Sunday section. For today’s selection, we stop in London to check out the late Louisa “Markswoman” Mark and her track, “Caught You In A Lie“.

Produced by “Sir Coxsone” Dodd, “Caught You In A Lie” was released through Safari Records, and the Gussie label in 1975. The track was a cover of US Singer Robert Parker’s 1967 single, “I Caught You In A Lie“, and Louisa Mark owned it with beautiful vocals and delivery as she spoke about catching a cheating lover, and discovering what he was up to. The song was performed by a 15 year old Mark, who was a big winner at various talent shows, and was a result of  her first recording session which was given to her by Dodd. The song became an instant hit and was well loved by listeners in Europe and other parts of the world, and was considered the first Lovers Rock single.

Since the release of “Caught You In A Lie”, Louisa Mark followed up with a couple more hits, and released her only album “Breakout” in 1981 (“Caught You In A Lie” would be later added in a remastered version of the album). She enjoyed a career in the 80s that saw the release of some singles, but life happened, and she didn’t put out anymore music until 2004. Sadly she passed away in 2009, but she left her mark (no pun intended) on music with kicking off the official Lovers Rock movement.

Thank You Louisa Mark For This Classic!

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Kxng Izem "Midnight" and "Til Dawn" EPs on 13thStreetPromotions.com #Jamaica #Dancehall #Reggae #Music #13thStreetPromotions #KxngIzem #Midnight #TilDawn #EP #Caribbean

.@KxngIzem Doubles Up With “Midnight” & “Til Dawn” EPs

Recording Artist Kxng Izem has been building on his music and name for the past few years, and has gotten through a few doors in the process. With a number of singles and projects out, he maintains a steady work ethic, and has people eager to see what he’ll do next. This time around, he tries something new, and they’re called, “Midnight” and “Til Dawn“.

“Midnight” and “Til Dawn” are Kxng Izem’s latest EP releases. Doubling up this time around, he hopes this new endeavour gets in the right places, and levels up his profile. Featuring 6 songs each, Izem taps into different themes and topics, while giving listeners his signature sound and delivery. Production on the EPs come from his Ten24 Music, Island.Wav  Entertainment, Shakespeare Production, Sweet Rush Music, and Delagroove Production while Kalex and Mila.Akilah make guest appearances. Keep this one in rotation, and play it from midnight, til dawn!

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