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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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@OfficialWayneJ Shines As Ambassador At United Nations Conference In Germany!


Recording Artist Wayne J may have gained a buzz thanks to being one of the brightest youngest Deejays in the past few years, but he also wants to make a positive change in the world. Recently, the Youth Ambassador of the Alligator Head Foundation represented Jamaica as a member of the COP23 Jamaica Delegation at the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) Conference in Bonn, Germany. Invited through a collaboration between the United Nations and Australia’s TBA21 Academy, Wayne J served as the youngest member at the Conference which gathered over 30,000 people from all over the world to share and develop new ideas in order to meet the goals of the Paris Climate Change Agreement.

During his visit and presentation, Wayne J delivered great points and make it clear that in moving forward “Everyone should have an understanding in how to approach the changes in our Planet”. The Ambassador added the importance of Conservation, and encouraged all in attendance to create more strategies in preserving and protecting the Earth. He is set to visit the Fiji Islands and other parts of the World as a part of his duties as Ambassador in the coming weeks.

While Wayne J has released a few singles this year and made a few appearances locally, he is set to continue making his Artist side be heard in 2018 with the singles “TOM” and “Better Days”. He is also working on an EP to drop sometime later next year.

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PRESS RELEASE: @MrVegasMusic @Pitbull @IAmBahBoy Celebrate International Day Of Happiness With “My Jam”.


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Global fitness leader Zumba, known for making people happy all over the world, has partnered up with Pitbull’s record label, Mr. 305 Inc., to celebrate International Day of Happiness on March 20th. The International Day of Happiness was established in 2012 by the U.N. General Assembly and hopes to recognize the “relevance of happiness and well-being as universal goals and aspirations in the lives of human beings around the world” and in public policy objectives.

To celebrate, Zumba is launching a video campaign set to the contagious remixed track of “My Jam,” performed by internationally famed Dancehall artist Mr. Vegas featuring Pitbull. The music video for “My Jam” is live on Zumba’s Facebook page and includes Mr. Vegas and 8-year-old YouTube dancing sensation Aidan Xiong jamming to the happiness anthem.

Zumba is inviting fans across the globe to join the movement and upload their own happy dance to “My Jam” on Instagram with the hashtags #zumbahappy and #InternationalDayOfHappiness for the chance to win various prizes.

“Pitbull contacted me and said, ‘I want you to hear this song because it makes me even happier than ever,'” recalled Zumba CEO Alberto Perlman. “As soon as I heard ‘My Jam,’ I knew it was the perfect song for International Day of Happiness — and today we share it in order to inspire others.”

“My Jam” has also been nominated to MixRadio and the UN’s “#HappySoundsLike” campaign, the world’s happiest playlist created to celebrate International Day of Happiness.

Join the celebration! Check out the video on Zumba’s Facebook page and upload your happy dance to “My Jam” on Instagram today in order to win!

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