We caught up with Khaliah Rose at the 2017 Farm Up Jamaica Jerk Roots & Yam Festival in Jamaica Queens, NY. She was kind enough to talk with us for a few minutes about some of her upcoming work and she tour she is going on this summer.
Above photos by: Kwame Anyane-Yeboa
The name Morgan is historically synonymous with generational reggae music, and prestigious accolades such as the coveted Grammy for Best Reggae Album. However, it was also much publicized when in 2011 the patriarch of the family made international news stemming from a marijuana arrest.
The case against the reggae star was eventually dismissed, but to the close knit Royal Family of Reggae, the event fueled their motivation to get into the legal marijuana industry. The aforementioned manifested as the culture driven band, have not only lent their voice to the future FedEx of the Marijuana industry, but also announced its HIPAA compliant marijuana delivery service partnership with Proper Rx (http://properrx.com/).
EARTHKRY SUMMER 2017 TOUR DATES
After unveiling the cover and track listing of their forthcoming debut album, Reggae band EarthKry is announcing their SUMMER 2017 TOUR dates in support of SURVIVAL album.
The band will travel across three continents and deliver their Legacy Music from Massachusetts, Chicago, New York, North Carolina, Virginia to Germany and Belgium with many more dates to be announced.
* more dates to be announced
" SURVIVAL songs were written by experiences, these are our daily stories. Ours meaning mankind, it's that human thread worldwide that give us endurance to make it through financial hardships, personal struggles, health issues, war crisis, abuse, we all survive. From Syria to Chicago, Ukraine to Jamaica, we endure, we survive. We documented our stories while delivering messages of survival through music.." - EarthKr
Reggae chart topper Queen Ifrica embarks on a US Tour this June beginning in DC at The Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival and ending at the Festival of Life in Chicago on July 1st. Performing alongside Queen Ifrica at select stops is famous Jamaican Reggae DJ, Tony Rebel.
The two week tour will also include stops in Cincinnati, Atlanta, Denver, St.Louis and Kansas City. Notably on the 21st of June, Queen Ifrica will headline the Greensleeves 40th Anniversary concert at BB King in Times Square. The concert will also feature performances by Addis Pablo and Alborosie in his first NYC concert.
GREEK-AMERICAN REGGAE ARTIST/ PRODUCER CHRISTOS DC SET TO RELEASE IS FOURTH ALBUM TESSERA ON JULY 28TH WITH HONEST MUSIC!
Paying homage to musical inspirations and heritage beyond the reggae world, he offers an emotional cover of Neil Young’s “Heart of Gold;” a rocksteady rendition of the obscure Nina Simone gem “The Desperate Ones;” and a roots reggae take on the classic Greek tune “Ρολόι κομπολόι (Watch Rosary)” embellished with epic horn and flute arrangements.
The Black Seeds Announce New Album 'Fabric' Due Out on Easy Star Records September 8th, 2017 || North American Tour Kicks Off Today!
On the eve of their 10-date US / Canadian tour, The Black Seeds announce their long-awaited sixth studio album to the world: Fabric, which will be their first album in over five years, is set to be released in North America via Easy Star Records on September 8th, 2017. The album features their brand new single “Better Days” which marked a triumphant return in May. The new record is available for pre-order via digital platforms as well as physical CD and double LP via the Easy Star web store.
This past week we sat down with Reggie the lead singer of The Ellameno Beat and talked about their new album Surface, their first single Muse and their upcoming Summer Tour. The Ellameno Beat will be playing in NYC at Silvana this Friday 6/23, so make sure you check them out.