Month: May 2017

25 May

Teacha Dee – RASTAFARI WAY ALBUM

Reggae artiste Teacha Dee is proud to introduce to you his sophomore album which is titled Rastafari Way.

Having carved niche for himself on the European reggae scene and in various parts of Latin America, the humble entertainer is confident that the album will be warmly received by reggae fans across the globe.

The thirteen track album features songs such as Teach Dee’s 2016 hit Rastafari Way (title track), Stop Follow People, Never Feel Alone featuring Echo Minott, Emperor Selassie, Jah Jah Is Calling, Heart Desire and Traffic Light Dread.

“I’ve been out there for a while now working and building my reputation as true reggae artiste. My music is gradually gaining attention in various markets around the world, and I have a lot of fans that are anticipating the release of this new album,” said Teacha Dee.

Rastafari Way features production work from some of the leading reggae labels and producers in Europe such as House Of Riddim, Evidence Music, Grezzly Productions, Kathmandu Productions and Giddimani Records.

“I’m very happy with the way the album sounds, it’s authentic reggae; it has that real roots vibes that real reggae music fans love. I worked with some of the best musicians and producers around to make it,” he said.

Rastafari Way was released on the 17th of March by Tenfloor Records on Itunes, Spotify, Amazon and all other leading on music online platforms on Friday the 17th of March.

25 May

Jah9 announces UNAFRAID US West Coast Tour 2017

Greetings one and all,

Give thanks for the gift of life and the guidance of the ancestors on our journey.

The time is steadily approaching when Jah9 and the Dub Treatment Band will make their musical transit throughout the US West Coast for the summer tour called ‘Unafraid’. After being featured on the Chronology Tour in North America hosted by Chronixx, Jah9 was thrilled by the love and positive energy received and anticipates the opportunity to serve once again.

“Unafraid” Tour kicks off on May 28 at California Roots Fest then down to LA for the UCLA Jazz Fest.The Dub Treatment will then move up the coast for a number of club dates including Sacramento, San Diego & Nevada City, CA. Mellow Mood will join Jah9 for a string of dates from June 8 – 11 in Oregon & Seattle. Jah9 & band will make there way into Canada for the Victoria Ska fest and special opening set for Tarrus Riley in Vancouver. Of special note is “Yoga on Dub” in Vancouver which will take place on June 13.

Naming the tour ‘Unafraid’ goes beyond just the issues in a track on the “9” album, and speaks to a confidence and strength that is made possible when there is a collective consensus to overcome fear and limitation. Jah9 with the Dub Treatment will be bringing this experience to the West Coast. The tour details are as follows:

Tour Dates :

Sun 28-May | Monterrey, CA| California Roots Fest | Buy Tickets

Mon 29-May | Los Angeles, CA | UCLA Reggae Jazz

Tues 30-May | San Diego, CA | Music Box | Buy Tickets

Thurs 1-Jun | Sacramento, CA | Harlows | Buy Tickets

Fri 2-Jun | Nevada City, CA| Haven Underground | Buy Tickets

Sun 4-Jun | Garberville,CA | Summer Arts Fest | Buy Tickets

Thurs 8-Jun | Bend, OR | Domino Room | Buy Tickets

Fri 9-Jun | Eugene, OR | Wow Music Hall | Buy Tickets

Sat 10-Jun | Portland, OR | Hawthorne Theater | Buy Tickets

Sun 11-Jun | Seattle, WA | Nectar | Buy Tickets

Tues 13-Jun | Vancouver, BC | Yoga On DUB| Fortune Sound Club | Buy Tickets

Wed 14-Jun | Victoria, BC | Victoria Reggae & Ska fest | Free

Thurs 15-Jun | Vancouver, BC | Commodore Ballroom (w/ Tarrus Riley)

Further information on Unafraid US West Coast tour and new releases can be found on Jah9.com.

24 May

“Celebrating our Diversity” at the Scarborough Afro-Carib Festival

It’s BACK!! It’s BIGGER!! It’s BETTER!! The 6th annual Scarborough Afro-Carib Fest, taking place on August 26-27, 2017 inside Albert Campbell Square at the Scarborough Civic Centre, brings you live musical performances, exciting entertainment from local and international artists, mouth-watering ethnic cuisine, vendor exhibitions and marketplace, visual arts, drum and dance workshops, kid’s zone, dance competitions, business expo and much more! The event is FREE and welcomes over 25,000 people from across Canada and internationally. “Celebrating our Diversity” is the theme for this annual event that invites people of all ages and backgrounds to experience the richness of the city’s diverse communities. Presented by Heritage Skills Development Centre (HSDC) with support from the Government of Ontario, the event fosters civic pride and demonstrates the richness of the Afro-Caribbean cultures and other ethnic groups that make up the fabric of Canada. Uniquely Canadian, the Scarborough Afro-Carib Fest merges two rich cultures; African and Caribbean, in an effort to build community, bridge social, cultural and economic gaps through sharing music, dance, cuisine, arts and culture. To learn more about the festival, please visit www.scarboroughafrocaribfest.com Sponsorship/Partnership Opportunities, please contact: info@scarboroughafrocaribfest.com. Phone: 416 345 1613 Vendor Opportunities: http://scarboroughafrocaribfest.com/vendor Media Contact: Madeline Nwokeji. info@hsdconline.org. 416-345-1613 About Heritage Skills Development Centre (HSDC): HSDC is a non-profit organization established in 1993 to promote the health, social, cultural, and economic self-sufficiency of new immigrants, low-income, at-risk and marginalized groups in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). For information about HSDC, please visit: www.hsdconline.org.

24 May

Roots Reggae Hub is proud to announce our official digital media sponsorship for Rastafest 2017!

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17th Annual Rastafest Reggae Festival

Toronto, Canada – August 16th to August 20th 2017

Rastafest, Canada’s largest Rastafari festival, highlights Reggae artists from Canada, the USA, and the Caribbean. The festival pays homage to Rastafarian culture and history and celebrates Reggae music in Canada. Rastafest 2017 is a five-day event, running from August 16th to August 20th. The festival kicks off Wednesday August 16th , with a big launch party at Reggae Lane, in Little Jamaica, on Eglinton Avenue West and Marlee Avenue, featuring a line up of Reggae performers, musicians, drummers, and dance groups. Starts at 3:00 p.m. and wraps up at 9:00p.m. Canada’s first ever Reggae Music Conference gets underway Thursday August 17th at the Toronto Plaza Hotel from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Day-one of the conference will examine the challenges of keeping the Reggae music industry alive and prosperous in North America and the Caribbean. Reggae has been around for more than fifty years and influenced music and musicians around the world. Reggae, however, is not getting the attention and airplay in Canada as many other musical genres. Speakers will discuss ways to effectively promote the music and artists, and how to reach new audiences internationally. Featured guest speaker is Lloyd Stanbury, internationally recognized Reggae music expert, entertainment lawyer, consultant, and author of the book, “Reggae Roadblocks.” Day-two of the Canadian Reggae Music Conference takes place Friday, August 18th at the Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The workshops will educate reggae artists/musicians, how to build an audience for their music and how to access new markets overseas. It will also discuss how to get airplay on radio stations across North America and how to finance and promote their careers. An estimated crowd of 20-thousand fans will descend on the Historic Black Creek Pioneer Village’s north property located at 7060 Jane Street (North West corner of Jane Street and Steeles Avenue West), for the big two-day Rastafest Reggae Concert, Saturday, August 19th, and Sunday August 20th . The concert features an impressive line-up of Reggae artists, including Bushman, Kabaka Pyramid, Nana Mclean, Jay Douglas, Carl Henry, and Iauwata. Rastafest is organized by Masani Productions and sponsored by Rastafest Inc.

For more details and media accreditation – please log onto – www.rastafest.com.

Media Contact: OneNationPR Inc.

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24 May

Roots Reggae Hub is proud to announce our official digital media sponsorship for Rastafest 2017!

We are proud to announce our official digital media sponsorship for @rastafest_toronto #Rastafest 2017! See you there reggae family worldwide! #reggaefam! #blessUp #riseUp @RootsReggaeHub
http://tun.in/sfhhw #onairnow Click the link to listen 24/7 to reggae music from around the world ☝️️ #Toronto #Canada #Worldwide #internetradio #riddim #reggae #nowplaying #onair #1love❤️ #rootsreggaehub ❤️️#divinity #reggaeallday #livetoair #JAHRASTAFARI #Livity

17th Annual Rastafest Reggae Festival

Toronto, Canada – August 16th to August 20th 2017

Rastafest, Canada’s largest Rastafari festival, highlights Reggae artists from Canada, the USA, and the Caribbean. The festival pays homage to Rastafarian culture and history and celebrates Reggae music in Canada. Rastafest 2017 is a five-day event, running from August 16th to August 20th. The festival kicks off Wednesday August 16th , with a big launch party at Reggae Lane, in Little Jamaica, on Eglinton Avenue West and Marlee Avenue, featuring a line up of Reggae performers, musicians, drummers, and dance groups. Starts at 3:00 p.m. and wraps up at 9:00p.m. Canada’s first ever Reggae Music Conference gets underway Thursday August 17th at the Toronto Plaza Hotel from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Day-one of the conference will examine the challenges of keeping the Reggae music industry alive and prosperous in North America and the Caribbean. Reggae has been around for more than fifty years and influenced music and musicians around the world. Reggae, however, is not getting the attention and airplay in Canada as many other musical genres. Speakers will discuss ways to effectively promote the music and artists, and how to reach new audiences internationally. Featured guest speaker is Lloyd Stanbury, internationally recognized Reggae music expert, entertainment lawyer, consultant, and author of the book, “Reggae Roadblocks.” Day-two of the Canadian Reggae Music Conference takes place Friday, August 18th at the Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The workshops will educate reggae artists/musicians, how to build an audience for their music and how to access new markets overseas. It will also discuss how to get airplay on radio stations across North America and how to finance and promote their careers. An estimated crowd of 20-thousand fans will descend on the Historic Black Creek Pioneer Village’s north property located at 7060 Jane Street (North West corner of Jane Street and Steeles Avenue West), for the big two-day Rastafest Reggae Concert, Saturday, August 19th, and Sunday August 20th . The concert features an impressive line-up of Reggae artists, including Bushman, Kabaka Pyramid, Nana Mclean, Jay Douglas, Carl Henry, and Iauwata. Rastafest is organized by Masani Productions and sponsored by Rastafest Inc.

For more details and media accreditation – please log onto – www.rastafest.com.

Media Contact: OneNationPR Inc.

onenationpr@gmail.com, 416-580- 0675