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.@YannickPaul_ Continues To “Bear Fruit” With Latest Release


Gospel-Reggae artist Yannick Paul returns to the scene with something new. While he shared a testimony of God’s love on last year’s “Any Situation“, he continues to spread the word of God in his latest single, “Bear Fruit“.

On the track, Yannick Paul shares that he is still walking with Christ, but at the same time wanting to do more to strengthen his faith. He shares with the listener that God is still real, and encourages others to know HIM more and stay connected. The same way we aim to stay connected to the Wifi, we should all work on being more in tune in our faith. Yannick tends to stand out with his delivery as he deejays, and he guarantees that no matter the number, this song will connect with them one way or the other. The single is a part of a project that Yannick is currently working on for a 2021 release. A music video for the track will follow shortly.

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.@DownDiRoadJA Gets Into Mixtapes On “Cruise Control”


Known for providing visuals highlighting Jamaica’s beauty and happenings in Jamaica, Down Di Road JA (We were featured with them in this 2018 Global Grind article) has been carving their own lane, and gaining a following in the process. 3 years ago they kicked off their “Down Di Road Live” series that featured many upcoming and established artists on the scene, and now they look to do something different. Stepping to the turntables, Down Di Road JA released their debut mixtape, “Cruise Control“!

Hosted and mixed by Down Di Road JA’s founder, Duane “Doofy” Phillips, the Fusion Mixtape provides over an hour of tunes from some of your current and future faves, and promises to entertain you for as long as you want. What makes this mix stand out even more, is the experience as accompanying the mix, is a Visualizer that is a collection of Down Di Road Live performances and content from over the years. From Royal Blu to Chronixx, there’s 72 ways to enjoy this one.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Lady Patra – Queen Of The Pack (1993)


There are many Queens, but there is only one Queen Patra! Today she celebrates Lady Patra’s birthday, and we honour her on Oldies Sunday by highlighting her classic “Queen Of The Pack” single!

Produced by Clifton “Specialist” Dillon and Tony “CD” Kelly and released through Epic Records in 1993, “Queen Of The Pack” was Patra’s way of promoting female empowerment as she showed that she can stand on her own, is strong, smart, and beautiful, and she runs things! Patra had no problems standing out in a male dominated Dancehall scene, and it paid off for her. “Queen Of The Pack” was one of Patra’s most memorable singles, and was featured on her 1993 debut album of the same name. It was later remixed by Producer Salaam Remi, and covered by Dancehall Artist Destiny Sparta in 2016.

Since “Queen Of The Pack”, Patra went on to release more singles, took some time off from music to complete her degree in History & Political Science, returned with more music, and flexed her entrepreneurial muscle with her Chateau 7 restaurant in Kingston. You can shuffle the deck all you want, but the “Queen Of The Pack” will always be on top! Big up Patra, and Happy Birthday!

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.@Popeye_Caution1 & @SplashZanotti Give “BOW” A Visual!


Buddu Bye! After making noise in recent weeks with the single, Dancehall artist Popeye Caution finally drops the visual for the Splash Zanotti featured “BOW“!

Directed by Peré and Life Is Good Productions and shot in Florida, Popeye Caution can be seen cruising through the neighbourhoods in search of that loot. Whether in the Benz truck or the Quad, don’t play with him. Splash Zanotti appears later in the video to handle business with Popeye and the track’s Producer, Felva. The video features cameos from Singer David Lyn and Dancer/Style Icon Shizzle Sherlock, and Popeye even previews pieces from his new “Clothes Jesus” fashion line. If you haven’t check out the track yet, stop wasting time and do that now!

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Watch What You Say To @MainlyMali, Those Are “Fighting Words”!


It’s been a while since we’ve featured Alex Mali, but she has been pretty busy since our last feature. Never slowing down the grind, she has been making the rounds as one of the hot artists you should have on your radar. With her unique style and Caribbean influences, you’d be lying if you don’t like what she brings to the table. Recently, she released her “Phenom EP“, and today we check out the video for one of the EP’s tracks, “Fighting Words“.

Directed by Mali, Frank Apollonio, and Xtina Prince, we hear Alex going through it with people who just can’t accept that she’s in her own world and they should mind their business. You say something slick to her however, she has the right to do something about it. The video for the track is simple but effective as she is joined by some young ladies who all have specific words written on their faces. According to Mali, those words have been stereotypically used for women over and over. The usage of them in the video shows that they won’t be oppressed by them. Alex Mali continues to showcase her unique style, and if you haven’t been hip to her yet, don’t hesitate to do so now.

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Glen “Titus” Campbell & More To Appear On @AkibaAbakaArts & Raw Management Agency’s Weekly Talk Series!


“10 Weeks In Jamaica: Theatre Conversations from Jamaica to the World!” is a lively series of weekly discussions  with Jamaica’s leading theatre artists exploring the histories and memories of–and visions for–the Jamaican stage. Produced by Boston-based international theatre production company Akiba Abaka Arts, in partnership with Kingston, Jamaica-based talent agency and production company RAW Management, the series aims to connect Jamaican theatre artists with a global platform of theatre makers looking to gain new knowledge, share best practices around progressive theatre-making, and engage members of the greater Caribbean Diaspora longing for familiar stories of home.

“10 Weeks in Jamaica” weekly conversations can be streamed live each Sunday at 4 PM; previous episodes of the series featuring Oliver Samuels O.D., Dr. Brian Heap, Dr. Deborah Hickling-Gordon, and Fae Ellington are available for on-demand viewing on the Akiba Abaka Arts YouTube page here.

Each week the series explores a different theme based on the history of Jamaican theatre, and contemporary narratives presented on the Jamaican stage. The next conversation on Sunday, November 22 at 4 PM titled THE BUSINESS OF THE JAMAICAN STAGE (JAMBIZ) features Lenford Salmon, Company Director for Jambiz International Ltd. and national adjudicator for the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission Speech and Drama competitions; Glen “Titus” Campbell, renowned international actor who became a household name among Jamaicans for his show, “Titus in Town”; Boston-based actor, director and educator Magalie Neff; and Andrew Roach, founder and director of The Jamaican Shopping Club. The conversation is moderated by Jamaican-American theater entrepreneur, actress and director Akiba Abaka.

Upcoming programs in the series include:

Sunday, November 29, 4PM EST

DANCEHALL REGGAE AND THE NETTLEFORD EFFECT

Speakers: Orville Hall, Marlon Simms and Neila Ebanks

Sunday, December 6, 4PM EST

JAMAICAN PLAYWRIGHTS ANSWER GEORGE BERNARD SHAW (PART 1)

Speakers: David Tulloch and Fabian Thomas

Sunday, December 13, 4PM EST

JAMAICAN PLAYWRIGHTS ANSWER GEORGE BERNARD SHAW (PART 2)

Speakers: Dahlia Harris and Amba Chevannes

Sunday, December 20, 4PM EST

QUEER NARRATIVES FROM THE JAMAICAN STAGE

Speakers: Karl Williams and Webster McDonald

Sunday, December 27, 4PM EST

LEADERS OF A NEW STAGE

Speakers: Evone Walters, Andrew Barracks and Rayon McLean

Sunday, January 3, 4PM EST

AFRO-FUTURISM AND THE JAMAICAN STAGE

Speakers: Tanya Batson Savage and Michael Holgate

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