The ECIPS Music Festival will be held Sunday, August 20, 2017 at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, NY. This new music festival features a diverse array of international talent including Akon, Remy Ma, Alkaline, Freddie Jackson, Denise Belfon, Elephant Man, Queen Ifrica, De La Ghetto, Half Pint, Kip Rich, Mega Banton, Genah, Michigan, Lady G, Donyale, Teflon, and Maddadan.
$70- General Entrance
$150- Private Entry, Premium Viewing w/ Refreshments & Finger Foods
$250- Private Entry Premium Viewing w/ Refreshments, Full Meal Menu, & Assorted Pastries
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Official Press Release from the ECIIPS Music Festival Media Launch
ECIPS Music Festival Media Launched Recap with CORE Caribbean Media Outlets in Valley Stream, NY
The organizers of ECIPS Music Festival held their Media Launch on Thursday, August 3rd, at the brand new Jewels Caribbean Restaurant in Valley Stream, NY. Irie Jam Radio kicked off the evening with a live broadcast on 93.5 FM from 7 PM - 9 PM, hosted by DJ Killa Boo and RJ on location while remotely connecting with DubbMaster Chris inside the Irie Jams studio. They spoke with event producers as well as some of the artists set to perform on Sunday, August, 20th at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, NY at the highly anticipated ECIPS Music Festival. Media and tastemakers in attendance enjoyed a full course meal, catered and sponsored by House Sudajoy which included an authentic spread of Caribbean Dishes and pastries with an unlimited supply of beverages from sponsors ArieSun Alkaline Water and Island Energy Drink.
Damian “Jr Gong” Marley, once known as the “The Youngest Veteran” by his fellow artists, is now an elder in the game who’s not afraid to speak his mind out of respect for the music and culture he loves—and for the divine spirit of humanity in all of us. His highly-anticipated 18-track studio album, Stony Hill is set to drop on his birthday, July 21, 2017 - 11 years since his last solo album Welcome To Jamrock. The lyrically profound and largely self-produced Stony Hill maintains the element of hardness from “Jam-Rock” to “Stony,” arriving at a moment when the rhythms of the Caribbean are all over the pop charts—with mostly light-hearted lyrical content. Stony Hill’s timing couldn’t be better.
“No punk can finish where Bob Marley started…we have to stand for the integrity of the music,” Marley says of the inspiration of his album. “It’s good to get some music out there that points to the foundation, the spirituality of it,” says Jr. Gong. “You don’t have to turn into a clown to sell the music,” Damian continues, chastising those whose appeal is based on stunts and gimmicks.
The album Stony Hill takes its title from the Kingston neighborhood where Damian grew up, a relatively well-to-do residential neighborhood just a short drive away from Half Way Tree, the city crossroads that marks the dividing line between uptown and downtown. The young Gong grew up seeing every side of life. “Some people were critics of a song like Jamrock,” he admits. “They say ‘Well, you didn’t come from the ghetto.’ But it’s not about where you come from. Coming from uptown doesn’t mean you can’t care about people who don’t live where you live. Furthermore, Jamaica is so small that nowhere is far.”
Jr Gong, the youngest son of Reggae legend Bob Marley, garnered his own place in music history when he became the first ever Reggae artist to win a GRAMMY outside of the “Reggae” category, taking home an award for “Best Urban/Alternative” performance for his title single, “Welcome To Jamrock”. The acclaimed 2005 breakthrough album Welcome To Jamrock, also won a GRAMMY for “Best Reggae” Album. Marley has been shaking up stages all over the world for the past few years, first in collaboration with Nas on their Distant Relatives project, and then when he went on to partner with Skrillex for their groundbreaking track “Make It Bun Dem,” which Rolling Stone called “a monster mash up of dubstep and dancehall.” Damian recently toured for the first time ever in Africa - making stops in Kenya, Durban, Johannesburg and Ethiopia; in addition to his European tour, visiting over 10 countries. This fall, he will hit the road again in the US in support of his new album. For tour dates and more information visit www.damianmarleymusic.com
Watch new videos recently released from Stony Hill
Stony Hill is available on all digital platforms - download and stream at dmarley.me/StonyHill
Cultural Performances add Spice to Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival July 23, 2017
The annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival takes place on Sunday, July 23rd from 12pm to 8pm at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, NY. Featuring some of the best in Carribean fare and live entertainment, patrons can expect a fun-filled day for the entire family.
An exceptional line up of headliners this year includes Morgan Heritage, Barrington Levy, Konshens, Alison Hinds, Blakka Ellis, and Braata Folk Singers. Come out early to support and celebrate the Caribbean culture that this well known festival has to offer. And be sure not to miss the various culinary demonstrations by top Caribbean chefs. Fun you can Taste!
Read the full press release below.
QUEENS, NY July 17, 2016—Organizers of the 7th Annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival in New York are ensuring that patrons will enjoy a memorable day with a culinary, musical and cultural feast like no other. The event, slated for Sunday, July 23 at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, will see an array of performers on the Cultural stage before the musical headliners on the Main Stage close out this all-encompassing day of food, fun and fantastic entertainment! Festival director Abdul Muhsin is fired up about this year’s Main Stage lineup, as the artists were
selected, not just for their musical prowess, but for the different eras of uniquely Jamaican music that they represent. Muhsin says, “We are espousing a part of our culture that’s endemic and that we share with the world—our food, our music and our culture. Everybody loves jerk, everybody loves reggae and everybody loves Morgan Heritage, Alison Hinds, Konshens and Barrington Levy.”
Reggae Sumfest 25th Anniversary in Montego Bay, JA via LiveStream
at 8pm (Jamaican time) on Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 22.
The free, cutting-edge global live streaming can be accessed @
Once there, simply choose your stream option:
HD Broadcast Livestream and/or 360° Livestream.
Sumfest doubled up on streaming sources so that in case of any technical difficulty, viewers can just click on the optional source on the Reggae Sumfest livestreaming web page.
The streaming will work on virtually all devices…smart TV’s, laptops/desktops, tablets, and mobile smartphones, and are also available on YouTube by just clicking on an action button.
The LiveStream will not only capture the main stage, but also backstage interviews, sharing the overall “vibe” of the festival. With over 16 cameras around the venue, viewers won’t miss a moment of Sumfest 2017.
Check out the amazing artist line-up of the world’s hottest dancehall and reggae artists here and then mark your calendar for this Friday and Saturday so you don’t miss a minute of this epic event.
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FLOW DIALS IN TO ‘SUMFEST’ 2017
Telecoms firm to provide ground-breaking regional live cable and online broadcast
Kingston, Jamaica – July 14, 2017 - FLOW, the Caribbean’s largest provider of telecommunications and entertainment services, has inked a sponsorship deal with DownSound Entertainment Ltd. (DSE), owners and producers of the revitalized 25th Annual Reggae Sumfest music festival, that will see the entities partnering to provide a live broadcast of the iconic event across its cable network and online. FLOW will be broadcasting the event in 10 countries across the region as well as via an online broadcast on FLOW’s website and Facebook page.
Under the agreement, FLOW will also provide the sophisticated network services needed to power “Jamaica’s Premier Music Festival” which takes place from July 16 – 22 in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
Stephen Miller (left), FLOW Sponsorship Manager shares a light moment with Josef ‘Joe’ Bogdanovich, partner in Downsound Entertainment Ltd. (DSE), owners and producers of Reggae Sumfest at FLOW’s Flagship store on Halfway Tree Road. FLOW has inked a deal with the promoter of the 25th staging of the annual Reggae Sumfest scheduled for July 16-23 in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
“This is a first for the region and it is indeed an honour for us to be partnering with DownSound Entertainment Ltd. on this, the 25th milestone anniversary staging of Reggae Sumfest. We further congratulate the team for the fantastic job it has done in re-engineering and repositioning this highly-anticipated annual event as a valuable and globally attractive brand. We are delighted to share in this new legacy,” shared Stephen Miller, FLOW’s Sponsorship Manager.
“This is also another trail-blazing example of the commitment we have made to use our technology to connect our customers with rich engaging activities and the content they love. For the first time, music lovers across the region will be able to view the show from the comfort of their homes via our FLOW 1 platform (Channel 100) as well as online whether via a computer or using a mobile device,” Miller explained.
FLOW will be offering a three-hour live broadcast from both Festival Night 1 which is being headlined by several renowned dancehall acts and Festival Night 2 led by a bevy of international reggae superstars via its cable network. The livestream which will be available at – www.discoverflow.co – or Facebook.com/FLOWJamaica, will offer an extended broadcast from the exciting events.
“Our partnership with FLOW is an extension of our global mission at Downsound Entertainment to expand the phenomenal experience offered by Reggae Sumfest while showcasing the rich Jamaican culture to the world. We are very happy to welcome FLOW on board to bring the live action to hundreds of thousands of fans who may have never experienced ‘Sumfest’ before,” commented Josef ‘Joe’ Bogdanovich, partner in Downsound Entertainment Ltd., owners of the Reggae Sumfest Festival.
“We are aiming to reach more than 40 million viewers this year and this partnership with FLOW allows us to extend the local reach of the festival in a way that has never been done before,” Bogdanovich added.
He further expressed delight that FLOW, through the broadcast, will also be supporting the promotion of several local upcoming reggae acts who will be aiming to making an impression on the international community through their performances.
“Our partnership deepens our support of a uniquely Jamaican cultural product and experience through this vibrant entertainment event that our customers know and love. It is also one of the ways we are making a contribution to the promotion and development of Brand Jamaica through this annual activity which has brought tremendous returns to the island over the past 25 years,” Miller said in closing.
Starting in 2016, Downsound Entertainment Ltd. has revitalised the Reggae Sumfest Music festival in order to pay greater homage to the origins of reggae music and preserve its authenticity
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About C&W Communications
C&W is a full service communications and entertainment provider and delivers market-leading video, broadband, telephony and mobile services to consumers in 18 countries. Through its business division, C&W provides data centre hosting, domestic and international managed network services, and customized IT service solutions, utilizing cloud technology to serve business and government customers.
C&W also operates a state-of-the-art submarine fibre network – the most extensive in the region.
Learn more at www.cwc.com, or follow C&W on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter.
About Liberty Global
Liberty Global is the world’s largest international TV and broadband company, with operations in more than 30 countries across Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. We invest in the infrastructure that empowers our customers to make the most of the digital revolution. Our scale and commitment to innovation enables us to develop market-leading products delivered through next-generation networks that connect our 29 million customers who subscribe to over 60 million television, broadband internet and telephony services. We also serve 10 million mobile subscribers and offer Wi-Fi service across seven million access points.
Liberty Global’s businesses are comprised of two stocks: the Liberty Global Group (NASDAQ: LBTYA, LBTYB and LBTYK) for our European operations, and the LiLAC Group (NASDAQ: LILA and LILAK, OTC Link: LILAB), which consists of our operations in Latin America and the Caribbean.
The Liberty Global Group operates in 12 European countries under the consumer brands Virgin Media, Ziggo, Unitymedia, Telenet and UPC. The LiLAC Group operates in over 20 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean under the consumer brands VTR, Flow, Liberty, Mas Movil and BTC. In addition, the LiLAC Group operates a subsea fibre network throughout the region in over 30 markets.
For more information, please visit www.libertyglobal.com.
About King-i (KingiMusic)
Discover a new voice in Reggae. King-i is one of today's most promising emerging artists. His dynamic and versatile style as a updated cultural reggae artist reflects his early roots in Trinidad & Tobago as well as his influences of popular music that he listened to while growing up in an urban US neighborhood. Through his positive music he wisely and spiritually spreads his love for the people. Described as a powerful and soulful performer, King-I's "powers" are seen in his engaging and highly energetic stage performance.
For media and booking inquiries, please contact Karen@Kingimusic.com
The CARIBBEAN EXPERIENCE through Arts, Culture, Heritage, and Tourism at the 5th annual My Caribbean One World Expo in Boston on, July 15, 2017
BOSTON, MA – May 5, 2017 – Top local bands, arts and crafts along with Caribbean folklore Anancy, Jumbies, Maypole dance and more are the top acts confirmed for the inaugural “MY CARIBBEAN, ONE WORLD EXPO” to be held on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at our brand new location Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston, Massachusetts.
Organized by Authentic Caribbean Foundation, the expo will provide patrons with information about the wide range of vacation options in the Caribbean, highlighting their unique offering including arts, adventure, culture, cuisine and music. Caribbean Tourism Organization member countries along with influential players from the hotel, airline, attraction, car rental, and allied industries are being targeted to participate in the expo.
The expo begins at 11:00 am with the entertainment packages, food, arts and craft display, and community organizations.
The event will serve as a benefit for the Boston based charity Authentic Caribbean Foundation promoting our diverse Caribbean Diaspora community.
Admission to the expo is FREE.
About Authentic Caribbean Foundation
Authentic Caribbean Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, based in Boston, geared towards transforming the lives of the Caribbean children impacted by HIV/AIDS and their caregivers through health and educational support. To carry out this mission, we will seek to bolster HIV/AIDS research in the Caribbean while at the same time providing support for institutions caring for affected children and adults in the Diaspora and the Caribbean.
For further information, visit www.authenticcaribbeanfoundation.org or www.mycaribbeanexpo.com
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July 1, 2017 - Beatnick & K-Salaam held a 'Give Love" EP release party at Sounds of Brazil (SOBs) in NYC featuring Junior Reid. 'Give Love' officially released on June 30, 2017 also features Gramps Morgan and Jesse Royal and is available on all digital platforms. View photos from the EP celebration below.
This will be Kelly's first outdoor performance in NYC in almost a decade.
NEW YORK, NY (PRWEB) JUNE 14, 2017
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R Kelly fans, start your ignitions! The pied piper is coming to Queens, New York for a big date on Sunday June 25th, 2017. The R&B icon is expected to ignite New York City with musical flames when he headlines the annual Groovin' In The Park concert at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens. This will be Kelly’s first outdoor performance in New York City in almost a decade.
"This summer is about to be lit. Can't wait to turn up at #RoyWilkinsPark June 25th in QUEENS, NY for #GroovinInThePark," the R&B artiste tweeted a few days ago.
“R Kelly is one of the world's greatest entertainers," said event CEO Christopher Roberts, of Groovin' Inc. "His performance of Trapped in the Closet at the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards is regarded as one of most iconic VMA performances ever. His performance at BET's 25th Anniversary is another standout moment that fans still marvel about. New York fans, brace yourself for an extraordinary performance from the R&B legend when he graces the stage at Groovin' In The Park 2017. I promise it will be epic,” said Roberts.
R Kelly is a master producer, composer and performer and he is known for delivering music that is spiritual, inspirational and extremely sexual. He made his mark with his smash hit I Believe I Can Fly that won three Grammy Awards and appeared on the soundtrack for Michael Jordan’s movie, Space Jam.
World's Greatest was the anthem for the 1996 summer Olympics in Atlanta and a duet I’m Your Angel with French-Canadian pop diva Celine Dion catapulted R Kelly to international stardom and astonishing commercial success. Kelly has sold more than 38 million albums and his catalogue has yielded more than 40 hits.
And another R&B icon, Stephanie Mills, has just been added to the lineup too. Mills has been a huge all-time favorite for New Yorkers and a staple on classic soul radio stations nationally. She has enjoyed a dazzling career that has spanned several decades. Her number one chart-topper Home from the Broadway musical The Wiz kicked off what appeared to be a barrage of unending hits. Her smash singles include Good All Over, (You're Puttin') A Rush On Me, Something In The Way (You Make Me Feel), and one of her warmest love songs, Never Knew Love Like This Before won her a Grammy in 1980 for best R & B vocal performance.
R Kelly and Stephanie Mills will join a dazzling galaxy of reggae stars for the park performance. Busy Signal, one of reggae's current hit machines in from Jamaica will be doing his first performance on US soil. Other reggae luminaries on the bill are Tarrus Riley, Freddie McGregor, Ken Boothe, Leroy Sibbles and U Roy with Lloyd Parks & We The People Band accompanied by a mass choir and a symphony orchestra.
Groovin' In The Park is in its seventh year, and in the past, the annual summer concert has featured Air Supply, Michael Bolton, TGT, Patti Labelle, Boyz 11 Men, Gladys Knight, Babyface, Beres Hammond, Jimmy Cliff, Toots Hibbert and many other A listers from pop, R&B and reggae. Gates open at 11:00 AM.
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Courtesy of B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, you can take part in a generous sponsored ticket giveaway via Reggae Reflection for a chance to win a pair of FREE tickets to the June 28, 2017 production of top Reggae artist SIZZLA, Live and direct from Jamaica backed by a live band! Also on the lineup Top Shotta Band ft. Screechy Dan. The contest ends at 11 PM EST on Monday, June 26, 2017 - ENTER NOW! Winners will be notified via e-mail. Spread the word to all your friends!
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CONCERT TICKET PURCHASES BOX OFFICE & ONLINE / LOCATION INFORMATION: General Admission Tickets at the Box Office in advance are $45.00 and $50 on the day of the show - for box office purchases please include an additional $3 entertainment charge to those prices. Limited seating is available on a first come first serve basis. A full menu is available/all tables require a $10 food or drink minimum per person. All ages are welcomed however minors must be accompanied by an adult. B.B. King Blues Club and Grill is located at 234 West 42nd Street, Manhattan NY 10036. Doors open for the event at 7:00 PM - Showtime 9:00 PM. Ticket purchases may also be made online via this TICKET LINK *We highly recommend early ticket purchases to ensure entry.
There is a 21 years of age and older policy with photo I.D. to participate however the location admits all ages and children under 12 are admitted free.. minors must be accompanied by an adult.
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