Last night at Liberty Hall in downtown Kingston there was a panel discussion entitled “Escaping Roots of Extending Consciousness”. The panelists were Terry Lynn, a Jamaican artist who has found inspiration in European electronic music, as well as Alborosie and Gentleman, European artists who have found inspiration in Jamaican music. Carolyn Cooper moderated the discussion, which had been organized by the folks behind the upcoming documentary Journey to Jah (it’s a film about the aforementioned Europeans and their connection to Jamaica).
The conversation was pretty interesting, with all three artists describing how they got their respective starts in music and how they feel that they’ve found their right outlet/niche. Terry Lynn spoke eloquently about the struggle for women in reggae and dancehall–she acknowledged a desire to talk about sex and relationships, but questioned why that has to be the main focus of a woman’s lyrics. After all, she…
Dancehall Now as of June 25th will have a new co-host alongside Highlanda’s own Super Pec
It is a pleasure to introduce myself as a new addition to the DancehallNowteam! The announcement was formally aired June 25th as the current co-host Miss Terri K delivered a brief speech proclaiming her hiatus from the show to commence a Masters Program in Computers and IT at Georgia State University.
My Caribbean sister along with Selecta Super Pec of Highlanda dubbed Lady Laleebella as the new host and I enthusiastically accepted.
I currently co-hostReggaeVaultClassicsevery Wednesday with Highlanda fom 6-9pm, so I was more than honored to comply with the request to fill in a another slot at my home radio station Daflavaradio.com. I will be taking over the baton as it was passed to me by Miss TKMS starting Tuesday, July 2nd, and will continue to forecast the hottest dancehall downloads everyTuesdayfrom6-9pm EST.
Dancehall Now focuses on highlighting up and coming artists along with their brand new riddims and tracks that often go unheard by the general public. The musical selection is a Caribbean blend of the latest soca, dancehall, and reggae tracks. A popular segment of the show is the International Top Rated 8 At 8:00 Countdown. The list comprises the top songs placing them into a unique matrix to determine the precise order of each single. This accurate formula calculates the latest trends in music and delivers an upbeat sequence of blazing new tunes.
Check out this week’s selection as of June 25th and stay updated on the soundtrack for future shows!
5) Heart of a Champion – Christini (Mightyfull 13 Productions)
4) Perfect Love Song – Morgan Heritage (VP Records)
3) Tip Pon Yuh Toe – Aidonia (JOP Production)
2) Here Comes Trouble – Chronixx (Overstand Ent)
1) Nah Follow Nobody – Chronixx (Digital One Production)
In addition to my new slot at Daflavaradio.com, The CEO of station, multi-hyphenate Rico of Natural Vibes Sound System, sent out a formal decree detailing the expansion of Daflavaradio with a new station DaflavaXTRA, which enlists more programs from locations across the globe:
LADIES & GENTLEMEN AFTER ALMOST FOUR YEARS ONLINE, DAFLAVA RADIO IS POISED AND READY TO MOVE TO THE NEXT LEVEL. DA XTRA FLAVA IS OFFICIALLY BE LAUNCHED ON MONDAY JULY 1ST 2013. DA XTRA FLAVA IS A SECONDARY CHOICE TO DAFLAVA RADIO’S MAIN STR…EAM. WE WILL BE AIRING RADIO SHOWS BY PERSONALITIES FROM THE UK, SWEDEN, THE CARIBBEAN, GERMANY AND AFRICA. SOME OF THE SHOWS WILL INCLUDE THE POPULAR SOUND CHAT BY IRISH & CHIN PLUS LIVE CONCERTS FROM SOME TODAY’S & VETERAN ARTISTS. BOTTOM LINE FOLKS, DAFLAVA RADIO FRANCHISE SHOULD BE YOUR ONE STOP SHOP IN ONLINE RADIO. WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OVER THE LAST FOUR YEARS. IT’S NOW TIME TO SHOW YOU WHY WE ARE THE FUTURE OF ONLINE RADIO. TO LISTEN TO DA XTRA FLAVA, SIMPLY LOG ON TO www.daflavaradio.com & CLICK ON DAXTRAFLAVA BUTTON….YOU NOW HAVE A CHOICE TO DAFLAVA & OR DAXTRAFLAVA!!!
So glad to be able to give all my friends and fans a taste of new things to come not only for myself but for the entire Daflavaradio Family.
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