This week’s Festival Spotlight is the 5th Annual Jamaican Jerk Festival. It will take place on Sunday, July 19th at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, a favorite park for outdoor Caribbean festivals taking place this summer. This year the festival features performances by Romain Virgo, Sanchez, Fab5 and Carlene Davis.
Also in this week’s Spotlight, we have links to our full review of Groovin in the Park, Shaggy on the NBC Today show, new videos from Sean Paul and Alborosie, tour dates for Ky-mani Marley & Collie Buddz and more! Email us at ReggaeReflection@ReggaeReflection.com for Spotlight consideration!
In Review! #GroovinInThePark 2015 Full Review & Photos
Artists in the Spotlight!
Omar Samuel Pasley, more popularly known by his stage name OMI, is a Jamaican-born singer signed to Sony’s Ultra Music Label. OMI has just reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 charts with his reggae-infused pop song, Cheerleader. The song has been charting world-wide and has been steadily climbing to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 Chart since it entered the chart in May.
Tune in or set your DVR to record OMI performing in Times Square on ABC’s Good Morning America show airing Tuesday, 7/14 at 7:00am and again later the same day on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight show airing on NBC at 11:30PM.
Festival Spotlight: The 5th Annual Jamaican Jerk Festival 9/19 NYC
Tour news for Ky-mani Marley / Collie Buddz
Ky-Mani Marley Maestro Tour Dates
Ky-mani’s Maestro tour dates for July include dates on the West Coast kicking off on July 11th in Bellingham, WA. We haven’t seen the full tour schedule yet, however we have seen dates announced so far for Providence, RI on 9/19 and Cambridge, Ma on 09/17. Stay tuned for additional tour announcements.
Collie Buddz Blue Dreamz Tour
Collie Buddz just kicked off his Blue Dreamz tour at the Levitate Music Festival in Marshfield, MA on 7/11. He’ll be performing at a number of venues on the East Coast throughout the month of August. Have you seen Collie Buddz recently? We found this recent video footage he posted of his crowd surfing adventure in Belgium! Wow!
New Video Spotlight – Sean Paul / Alborosie
Jul 6, 2015 – Sean Paul premiere’s the video for his single Take It Low, shot and directed by the powerhouse females from Scorpio 21 in Jamaica.
July 8, 2015 – Music video by Alborosie performing Rocky Road Directed by Tony Fisher © 2015 Shengen Ent
New Music Spotlight: On The Corner Riddim
On the Corner Riddim is the latest riddim compilation produced by Damian Marley and Ghetto Youths International. It features 10 tracks from an impressive roster of artists.
Release Date : June 23rd 2015
1. Kabaka Pyramid – Well Done
2. Iba Mahr – Talk If Dem Want
3. Wayne Marshall – On The Corner
4. Tydal Kamau – Babylon Can’t Get Away
5. GYIINTL – On The Corner Riddim Instrumental
6. Chronixx – Ghetto People
7. Jesse Royal – Cool and Deadly
8. Julian Marley – Lemme Go
9.Black-Am-I – Ways and Works
10. Determine – Passenger