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The Parent Company of Kenyan Reggae Outfit Officially Re-brands Itself | Ghafla!Kenya

The Parent Company of Kenyan Reggae Outfit Officially Re-brands Itself | Ghafla!Kenya | Muzikal Sheriff | Scoop.it
Firehouse media Kenya, The parent company of Kenyan reggae outfit, Firehouse sounds, announces today that it will change their name to Rastyle Limite...
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Chronixx puts Rastafarianism Back Into Jamaican Reggae ...

Chronixx puts Rastafarianism Back Into Jamaican Reggae ... | Muzikal Sheriff | Scoop.it
Meanwhile, acts such as Peter Tosh, Burning Spear, Dennis Brown, the Congos, Beres Hammond – plus some bloke called Bob Marley – all made sure Rasta culture remained synonymous with reggae music. But dancehall's ...

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BRAND NEW TUNE | ANUHEA FT TARRUS RILEY

BRAND NEW TUNE | ANUHEA FT TARRUS RILEY | Muzikal Sheriff | Scoop.it

VP RECORDS TEAMS UP WITH WORLDSOUND TO RELEASE

NEW SINGLE FROM ANUHEA FEATURING TARRUS RILEY

"ONLY MAN IN THE WORLD" AVAILABLE DECEMBER 4

The First Track From Dub Rockers Concept Album Available April 2013

Hawaiian singer-songwriter Anuhea teams up with Jamaican reggae vocalist Tarrus Riley on the new single "Only Man In The World," available digitally and on 7" vinyl December 4th. The sultry duet was written by Anuhea and also includes an acoustic mix of the song.

"Only Man In The World" is the first song from Dub Rockers, a new compilation blending reggae from Jamaica with non-Caribbean sources. Slated for release in April 2013, the album will showcase Jamaica's top artists (Etana, Morgan Heritage, I Wayne) with the latest wave of reggae-influenced musicians based primarily in the United States (Slightly Stoopid, Rebelution, Bad Brains, SOJA).

For more information about Anuhea visit www.anuheajams.com

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JAH CURE LIVE in KENYA December 2012 | Facebook

JAH CURE LIVE in KENYA December 2012 | Facebook | Muzikal Sheriff | Scoop.it

 

BIG TUNES LIVE
***proudly presents***

JAH CURE

DUB AKOM Band
(FRANCE)

***CALL ON ME Tour***
KENYA | DECEMBER 2012

Big Tunes Live is proud to announce JAH CURE’s upcoming first tour of Africa and live concert shows in Kenya this December!!

Siccaturie Alcock, famously known also as Jah Cure, is recognized today as “The High Priest of Reggae” and singer songwriter with a ghetto voice wailing through his songs.

Born in Hanover, Jamaica on October 11, 1978, but raised in Kingston Town, golden-voiced singer Jah Cure became involved with reggae music as a teenager and rapidly rose to fame in the late '90s before his musical journey was suddenly and unexpectedly interrupted with imprisonment.

The soulful voice of Jah Cure has rocked reggae music and hypnotized fans across the world through captivating live performances and steady stream of of chart topping hits over the last decade winning him critical plus popular acclaim and naturally propelling him into stardom and cementing his status as a bonafide reggae superstar with a growing crossover appeal today.

Some of Jah Cure’s chart hits ~ Call On Me, Nothing, Journey, Longing For, From My Heart, Before I Leave, Never Find, Journey, To Your Arms Of Love, Every Corner I Turn, 2010, Respect, Love Is, What Will It Take & more!!

Supported by DOHTY Family, Krushal Entertainment's ~ Shamir 'aka' Singer X, Freeman & Super Mutta, Firehouse Sounds, Ujahmaa Soundsystem & more!!

NAIROBI
SATURDAY ~ 1st of DECEMBER 2012
KASARANI INDOOR ARENA

Ticket prices ~
Advance Kshs. 2,000/=
Gate Kshs. 3,000/= (if not sold out!!!)
VIP Kshs. 5,000/= (incl. extras)

Ticket Outlets ~ Capitol Centre, Sarit Centre, 20th Century Cinema, Prestige Plaza, Kenya Cinema, Nakumatt Lifestyle
www.ticketskenya.com

More info & updates www.bigtuneslive.com

Official Media Partner Nation Media Group
QTV & QFM
KENYA

www.bigtuneslive.com
bigtuneslive.blogspot.com
www.facebook.com/bigtuneslive1
twitter.com/bigtuneslive

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Buru Beer Fest 2nd Edition | Stage 31 Events

Buru Beer Fest 2nd Edition | Stage 31 Events | Muzikal Sheriff | Scoop.it

Stage 31 Events is back! This time its bigger and better. There shall have over 5 different brewers all selling beers from 100 kshs .
2 mega screens ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE GAMES shall be televised LIVE courtesy of DSTV (MULTI CHOICE) who will provide the live feed signal as well as TV screens which will be spread out around the Festival venue from 12 pm – 12am. Saturday 3th November 2012 The matches to be televised on the material day include;

LIVE: - ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE
GAMES Courtesy of Super Sports

( Dstv)
Saturday 3rd November 2012

The matches to be televised on the material day include;
14:45 Man Utd v Arsenal @ Old trafford - MATCH OF THE DAY

17:00 Fulham v Everton @ Craven Cottage
17:00 Norwich v Stoke @ Carrow road
17:00 Sunderland v Aston Villa @ Stadium of Light
17:00 Swansea V Chelsea @ Liberty Stadium
17:00Tottenham V Wigan @ WhiteHart Lane

19:30 West Ham v Man City @ Upton Park - 2ND MATCH OF THE DAY

Lots of Nyama Choma , Choma Sausages, burgers as well as entertainment.
Shisha lounge is bigger and Cozier now . Lots of Give aways as well as beer Competitions.
Buruklyn Responsible drinking T shirts will be on sale
Remember . Its all about responsible drinking - so we shall have Water points distribution all over the Place
Games Arcade , come and Play basketball, Cars and bike games at our Gaming corner.
Invite your friends and the the guys who grew up in the Neighbourhood of Buru, Uhuru, K south, Umoja, Donholm, Outer Savannah , Greenie and even Komarock area .and lets make it a successful Buru event .
Listen to Ghetto Radio for a chance to win tickets.
Entertainment by Ghetto Radio dj's and Joe mfalme
Mc's Mbusi And Bonoko
Watch the battle of the Dj's and Sample all the finest Drinks.

Participating brewers
EABL
SAB MILLER
FRUILLI
CARLSBURG


Interested vendors/sponsors Kindly inbox burubeerfestival@gmail.com
Media houses send us an email for a Press release
Contacts
Paula 0714353317






Entertainment Info to follow

Entrance 300 Kshs Only
21 yrs and above Strictly Entry ID
Enjoy your drink responsibly !
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The best of reggae heads to Machakos | Ghafla!Kenya

The best of reggae heads to Machakos | Ghafla!Kenya | Muzikal Sheriff | Scoop.it
Machakos biggest and hottest joint will this Sunday (7th October 2012) be hosting some of the greatest reggae deejays in what is to be Machakos hottest reggae event.
The event dubbed 'Virtuous Sundays' will be taking place at the Hornbill Club (HB), Machakos starting this Sunday, and every other Sunday after that. I have never understood why the biggest reggae shows always happen on Sunday nights. Most clubs in Nairobi have their reggae nights on Sundays, F2 being the most attended (and I'm not talking about Jam Sessions).
Virtuous Sundays will be bringing the best of Roots, Ragga and Dancehall, mixed for you by non other than Muzikal Sheriff, DJ Shiqx, DJ Patiz, Rankin' Izzoh and the MC of the night, MC JNR C'Moh.
Entry is free and the show starts from 2PM till dawn
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BREAKING NEWS!! | Together As One Charity/Peace Concert | Original Mickey General Live In Kenya

BREAKING NEWS!! | Together As One Charity/Peace Concert | Original Mickey General Live In Kenya | Muzikal Sheriff | Scoop.it

South Sudan Based Kenyan 'Ras Fide Productions' and 'Chapps Childrens Home' - Naivasha, Kenya - Brings you This One Of a Kind Charity/Peace Show Dubbed 'Together As One'. The Concert Will Feature Original Mickey General Live From Kingston, Jamaica and The Sojourners Reggae Band From The Twelve Tribes of Israel As the Main Act. Mickey General Has Been In Kenya Before as Part of International Reggae Artist Luciano's Entourage. Luciano Had Come to Kenya for The Annual Sawa Sawa Festival That showcases art and Music.

This Concert Could Not Have Come at a Better Time and Place Especially Since Kenya Is Going Into General Elections in The Next 6 Months. The Venue of The Show, Naivasha Town, Was also the bedrock of The Post Election violence That occured after The Bungled 2007 General Election.

The Proceeds From This Show Will Be In Aid Of The Chapps Childrens Home Which is Also Based In Naivasha.

Curtain Raisers Include International Recording Artist Mr. Waah From South Sudan and Local Artist Include Lavosti Levi, Jah Pila, Jah Ises, Nakos J & Mc Teargas

Official Concert DJ is The 'Roots Master' Dj Steve Junior From The Dohty Family Sounds. The Concert Will Also Feature Top Deejays From Supporting Kenyan reggae Sound Systems Including Livity Sounds Intl, Hardliving Entertainment, Bigger Miles Sounds, Natty-D Vibrations, Daddy Family Sounds, Rebel Liberation Sounds, MauMau Sounds & The Muzikal Sheriff From Firehouse Sounds.

The Show Sponsored By Radio Africa and Kengen Will Be Held on The 6th Of October 2012 at the Heritage Resort, Naivasha, Kenya

We Take This Opportunity To Salute Ras Fide For This Noble Initiative and We Say In One Voice - NO VIOLENCE FOR A SAFE AND PROSPEROUS FUTURE

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Deejay Patiz Does It Again ~ The One Drop Cocktail Mixtape ~ 2 Mixtapes In One

Deejay Patiz Does It Again ~ The One Drop Cocktail Mixtape ~ 2 Mixtapes In One | Muzikal Sheriff | Scoop.it

Islandoz Finest Does It Once Again!! ... Bringing You 2 Mixtapes In One ...The 'Give Thanks Edition Features The Best of Riddims While The Vintage 'Rub A Dee' Edition Features The Best Of Roots and Culture. You Can Catch This Versatile DJ Pon Your Airwaves on Radio Maisha 102.7FM Every Sunday From 1Pm to 4Pm and Very Soon to a Club Near You With The Fastest Growing Reggae Unit In Kenya. keep The Link and Look Out For More Info!!

 

You Can also Catch Him Pon This Social Links

Faceboook: www.facebook.com/ismaeldj.patiz , www.facebook.com/deejaypatiz on Twitter www.twitter.com/deejaypatiz and Very Soon Streaming Live on www.firehousekenya.net

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Pocamentary: Our Story by Burning Spear | World A Reggae | Your International Reggae Source

Pocamentary: Our Story by Burning Spear | World A Reggae | Your International Reggae Source | Muzikal Sheriff | Scoop.it

http://youtu.be/fnWp3kbyH9o ;~ Watch it

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King Rebel Interview - MixtapePage.com | Proudly Kenyan

King Rebel Interview - MixtapePage.com | Proudly Kenyan | Muzikal Sheriff | Scoop.it

MixtapePage.com gets up close & personal with King Rebel. - 

Interview Excerpts

MP - Where in the world do you live and play your music?
King Rebel - Nairobi Kenya.....Nairobi is Capital City of Kenya.

MP - What music genre do you specialize in?
King Rebel - Reggae and Dancehall.

MP - King Rebel and Rebel Liberation Sounds - What is the story behind both names?
King Rebel - Let me Start with my nick name, King Rebel..this name was given to me while I was in School by my classmates. I was opposing some issues by force in school so they named me the Rebel although I was one of the best students in school academically. Then when I became a DJ and got my Sound System Equipment I named my sound Rebel Liberation Sounds. Rebel Liberation Sounds is not a Rebellion Sound - We are Rebels who comes to liberate peoples minds to knows the good of Reggae music and Preach peace with reggae music.

MP - When did you know you had a love for Reggae music and how did you encourage it?
King Rebel - In 1992. I grew Up Listening to Reggae music. My mum and dad they were reggae addicts. They encouraged me to love reggae music.

MP - When did you establish Rebel Liberation Sound and why?
King Rebel - Rebel Liberation Sounds was established in 2008. Before that I went out with another sound called Boogie Down Sounds.

MP - What were the challenges of establishing a Sound System in Kenya?
King Rebel - Good Question: Ha!ha!ha! The big Challenges here In Kenya is to buy your own sound equipment, acquire your own Fans and to be able to tour especially if you are new in this game.

MP - What is the most popular music in Kenya and why?
King Rebel - In Kenya Right now Reggae and Dancehall hold that title cuz each radio Station and TV is playing Reggae and Dancehall. Supermarket, Hospital, Police Station, church and in Public Vehicles, people are listening to reggae music.

MP - What do you enjoy doing the most in the Sound System business, playing out or administration? Explain why?
King Rebel - I enjoy to play dancehall music more than anything else ...cuz I feel dancehall more than any other music and I like when I see people jumping, screaming and Singing the Lyrics to the songs.

MP - If you couldn't be a selector or Sound System owner, what would you have done and why?
King Rebel - A Footballer...Cuz I’ve always wished to be a football player growing up. I was a Good Striker.

MP - Your first Dance; Where was it and what was the experience like?
King Rebel - My first dance was in 2000 and we went to do a Campus Night @ Kenyatta University with Boogie Down Sounds. To my surprise when I played reggae music, the University Students wanted Hip hop and Kenyan Music instead. Since then I carry all kind of music on my laptop....It was a big Lesson.

MP - How do you make contacts with Reggae and Dancehall acts for dubplates or Radio drops?
King Rebel - Let me first start with Dubplates: I have lot of Friends who run Studios in Jamaica, USA, UK, Germany among other countries. Each time they have new music they send them to me so I can promote them in Kenya (Entire East Africa).That's the time I request for dubplates and I pay Studio time so they can voice Dubplates fi me. Drops: I get them from any artist who is willing to voice and they don't charge me anything for voice Drops. Some drops are voiced during dubplate Sessions.

MP - What is the Dancehall/Reggae scene like in Nairobi?
King Rebel - Kenya is always the Capital City Of Reggae and Dancehall In Africa. The Kenyan government was the first government In Africa to open a 24/7 Reggae Radio Station. Nowadays you Can hear each radio station having 2-4 hours reggae and Dancehall show. And we can't compare 90's and now..Now Reggae is Respected Music in Kenya.

MP -The roots fans on MixtapePage love your your mixtapes. Can you improve on what you have and if so what would you do to produce a better product?
King Rebel - First I will keep my Mixtapes original and keep the quality good.

MP - What are the challenges of being great at what you do?
King Rebel - Being great sometimes can be stressful is especially when people expect you to be original every time and sometimes thinking you can’t.

MP - What are the traditional ways you have used to spread your music? Were they successful? Why?
King Rebel - Before I was Spreading my mixtapes On the Street of Nairobi. I was going to each Street Vendor who I knew were selling music on the street. I was giving them some copies to sell and they were selling like 7,000 copies per volume. By the way my mixtapes are the most downloaded Mixtapes from Kenya. They have Millions of downloads in a week all over the World.

MP - How do you go about promoting yourself online? How has MixtapePage helped in this process?
King Rebel - I promote myself through facebook, my blog, Twitter and MixtapePage. Amongst other websites. Let me thank the MixtapePage crew for giving me the opportunity to be known as one of the biggest Kenyan DJ’s. Also the first Kenyan DJ to make MixtapePage Popular In Kenya.

MP - Who is the Champion Sound of Nairobi?
King Rebel - For Now I can't say who is the Champion cuz every sounds is a Champion in Kenya.
If I had to say one then Black Supremacy Sounds is the Stone Love Of Kenya. In a Night they
play in 3 different clubs.

MP - Do you have Sound Clashes? Who is your main adversary in Kenya? Why?
King Rebel - Kenyans Sounds are afraid to clash. They can't Spend cash to cut a dubplate. Last Clash to happen in Kenya was 2009. The FIRST EVER RADIO CLASH IN KENYA. Which was held On Air @ Metro Fm 30th Jan 2009. Hosted by DJ Stano and Street Empire Entertainment Emcee Fire Mama Njambi. Fans were requested to vote via sms. The Clash was Between Existenz Sounds Vs Rebel Liberation Sounds (Existenz Sounds won the clash). My Adversary In Kenya are Existenz Sounds cuz they are the only Kenyan Based Sound that can Clash. I don't see Any other. If they’re any Kenyan Sounds who want to Clash Rebel Liberation Sounds l’ll tell them to come baby come....

MP - If you could hold a dance with any artist or DJ who would it be and why?
King Rebel - The sounds I would like to work with right now are :Chinese Assassin,Dj Kenny,Stone Love,Silver Star. It's was a big experience to work with Dj Mansta Wayne from Florida and I hope b4 the end of the year we will do Paper Loving Volume 3 after Volume 1 and 2 . Artists I would like to work with are:Konshens,Tiffa,Mavado,Bounty Killa,Popcaan,Tommy Lee,Khago among others. I have done something With Delus,Sadiki and Tiana and b4 end of September 2012 we will have African Tour With Leetal.

MP - What makes Rebel Liberation Sound so special?
King Rebel - Rebel Liberation Is special cuz we have our own Style and we don't do a thing cuz other sounds have done it.

MP - What plans have you made for advancing King Rebel's career?
King Rebel - I need by 2014 to be big DJ and Have my Foundation...To Sponsor Kids who lost their Parents Through HIV/AIDS In Kenya.

MP - How do you want your fans to feel when you are spinning dubs at the club?
King Rebel - Ha!Ha! Fans always knows when I step pon deh stage because the first 10 minutes it's dub after dub. I feel Proud cuz some of the big Sounds/DJ In Kenya Can't play what I can play cuz they are ‘dibi dibi’ sounds and I don't entertain them or Support dem..

MP - What new mixtape/Sound projects do you have planned for the near future?
King Rebel - The Next Big Projects is Video Mixtape: I Am Telling my Fans all over the world to hold tight and keep it www.mixtapepage.com and www.rebellibeationsounds.webs.com. For this Project they will download the video mix free of charge. It's not our first video mixtape either. Our Video mixes can only be found In Nairobi. From Next Month the video will available online for free Download. No matter where u are you will be able get the video mix. For those who don’t know our Video Mix was Called BULLET and we will Change the name to TUFF CUT...Still u will be getting BULLET audio mix...Watch Out for Bullet Volume 28 audio mixtape in end of this Month.

MP - What words of wisdom would you like to give to up and coming selectors or Sound System owners?
King Rebel - Everyone needs to know that hope floats...grab the strings and pull it back to you. Never Give Up till you reach the to the top.

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Cecile And Chris Martin Welcome Baby Girl

Cecile And Chris Martin Welcome Baby Girl | Muzikal Sheriff | Scoop.it
Dancehall deejay Cecile has given birth to a bouncing baby girl. Congrats to Cecile and singer Christopher Martin.
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Reggae and social change – album jacket exhibition on at music ...

Reggae and social change – album jacket exhibition on at music ... | Muzikal Sheriff | Scoop.it
Director and curator of the museum, Herbie Miller, explains that the exhibit, titled 'Equal Rights: Reggae and Social Change', “uses album covers to highlight the work of graphic artists and the use of art to extend the message ...
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Firehousekenya: Dreadsteady Junction Party

Firehousekenya: Dreadsteady Junction Party | Muzikal Sheriff | Scoop.it

After the highly successful Roots Reggae Meets Dancehall Junction Fuse Party Featuring 3 Kenyan Reggae Sounds I.e Empire Sounds , Natty-D Vibrations & Firehouse Entertainment, We Now Bring You Another Marsh up With 3 Sounds Dubbed 'The Real & Right 'Dreadsteady Junction Party' Featuring Livity Sounds International, Natty-D Vibrations & Firehouse Entertainment in What is Billed to Be Another Mind Blowing Reggae Showcase. The First show Hosted By Natty-D Vibrations & Firehouse Entertainment is To Be Held on The 25th August 2012 at Nairobi's Jewels Sports Club in BuruBuru, The Return Leg of The Show is expected to Take place on Sunday The 2nd of September 2012 At Secrets Lounge, The Home of Livity Sounds International. Keep The Link and Let A Friend Tell A Friend!!

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PHOTOS: Bob Marley's old Land Rover Restored for 70th Birthday - Boneyaad

PHOTOS: Bob Marley's old Land Rover Restored for 70th Birthday - Boneyaad | Muzikal Sheriff | Scoop.it
Bob Marley's old Land Rover Restored for 70th Birthday Mission accomplished! Thanks to ATL motors Bob Marley's old Land Rover has been restored just in tim
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The Legend Lives on!!

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NEW ALBUM OUT | Morgan Heritage ~ Here Come The Kings |

NEW ALBUM OUT | Morgan Heritage ~ Here Come The Kings | | Muzikal Sheriff | Scoop.it
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Following their triumphant return to Brooklyn with a performance at the Barclays Center's "Caribbean Fever" mega-show, Morgan Heritage is now gearing up to release the band's first studio album since 2008. The "Royal Family Of Reggae" unleash Here Come The Kings to the world on April 23rd. The new album features the group's signature powerhouse vocals over slick riddims from acclaimed producers such as Shane C. Brown (Juke Boxx Productions) and multiple Grammy Award nominee Jason "J-Vibe" Farmer. The bouncy lead single, "Perfect Love Song," arrives just in time for Valentine's Day. Peetah's passionate lead vocal delivery, coupled with the deeply soulful stylings of Gramps on the deejay section, are sure to put lovers in the mood.

While the album is heavy on lovers content, like the pulsing "Love Stoned (ft. Busy Signal)," Here Come The Kings also includes the message music that MH fans have come to embrace. "Stand Up," "Man Has Forgotten," and "Dem Ah Run Come" serve as some of the most immediate calls to consciousness that Heritage has produced, to date.

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RAVIN' OUT SATURDAYS | FIREHOUSE LIVE!! || JEWELS, BURUBURU | Facebook

RAVIN' OUT SATURDAYS | FIREHOUSE LIVE!! || JEWELS, BURUBURU | Facebook | Muzikal Sheriff | Scoop.it

Due to Popular Demand From Fans and Friends, We Have Listened and WE ARE BACK!! -- BIGGER & STRONGER ~ Starting 17th of November 2012 ~ Firehouse Entertainment Brings You 'RAVIN' SATURDAYS' - THE RAVE v2.0 . The Best Of Reggae Roots, Lovers & Dancehall Beaming Live From JEWELS SPORTS CLUB, BURUBURU!! ... Ah Wollipa Tingz Ago Gwan When #1 Female Reggae Dj Shiqx | Radio Maisha Reggae Jockey Dj Patiz | The Evergreen Ranking Izzoh | Top Hypeman Mc Jnr C'moh and I, The Muzikal Sheriff Step It Maadd!!... And like we always Say... Lazma Ibambe!!

Same Way Tune In Every Sunday From 1pm to 4pm To 'Reggae Splash' With TM Tongola and Firehouse Very Own DJ Patiz On Radio Maisha102.7 Fm Nairobi | Nakuru 104.5 Fm | Meru 105.1 Fm | 105.1 Mombasa | 105.7 Fm Nyeri | 105.3 Fm Kisumu

Visit Us On Our Website www.firehousekenya.com and Link Up Via The Social Network Links and Lets Keep The Vibes Flowing!!

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East africa among other regions of the world, boasts a wide reggae fan base. The kenyan reggae  site reviews one of the top reggae artists in east Africa.

Priestfari Born charles Adams Majau, is one of the most respected roots reggae artist in kenya. he was born on 29th of march in the meru region of kenya. When he was young pursuing his primary educationin the 80s, he used to enjoy reggae music brough home by his elder brothers and sisters. It is music by the likes of King Yellowman, Bob marley, Alpha Blondy and UB 40 that built piest fari's reggae music foundation back in the day. During the early 90s, priest fari started tuning in to the countries premier reggae show, "reggae time" by the premier kenyan reggae presenter jeff Mwangemi in the Kenya's premmier radio station KBC.

In 1992 with the inspiration of Don carlos, Priest Fari composed his very first song, at a very tender age. Being a rural dweller with no studios or any other kind of platform to show case his talent, it was dificult to acces a musical instrument , leave alone a record deal. Most of his first compositions remain unproduced up to date.

priest Fari continued composing tunes through his high school education period. After high School, he managed to come up with a cheap demo tape which he hoped would earn him a record deal in the local studios. he also managed to find his way to the thank's to his elder brother who already lived in Nairobi city. After making rounds in the few studios available back then, Priest Fari realised that his would not be an easy road. No producer was willing to risk taking in "poor unknown kids" in their production houses.

Priest Fari then joined The Kenya Utalii College in 1999 to pursue a course in the hotel industry, having post phoned his musical dream. Regaae music however remained in his blood stream. Jamaican veteran artists like Bob marley, don carlos, israel vibration, the mighty culture, bunny wailer, the wailing souls and burning spear, remained his favourites though. He could attend reggae sessions in the city hosted by the many reggae sound systems in kenya, including Shashamane international, king lion sounds, jahmbo sounds and later, black supremacy international.

After completing his college education, and managing to acquire a job in a Nairobi Five star hotel Priest fari could afford to record his debut single "Lonely", At the Wilnag studios, With the engineer being the General onyx. Afetr one more track in the stable He moved on to Vineyard records , Where he completed his first album "Warrior" under the guidance of Dr Edu.

 

.of  Dr Edu.    have received massive airplay in the kenyan  and include     hard time abroad nice girl jammin etc   album details composer - priestfari label - defsoul records/music empire           - sound cloud   - reverbnation - my space - artist server        - alone tone -              Steegle.com - Google Sites Tweet Button                                                                   Kenya Kenya

 

 

 

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Firehouse Crew welcomes you to the Dreadsteady Wednesdays | Ghafla!Kenya

Firehouse Crew welcomes you to the Dreadsteady Wednesdays | Ghafla!Kenya | Muzikal Sheriff | Scoop.it
The Firehouse Entertainment crew are back with those events that make the week worthwhile. More plans for your Wednesday night, this time, it's all about Reggae.
The Firehouse Entertainment in conjunction with the Natural Heritage Club brings you this epic reggae night dubbed 'Dreadsteady Reggae Wednesdays' that will be happening this and every other Wednesdays.
Entry is free and a selection of various deejays will be holding it down from 6PM till dawn at the Natural Heritage Club.
See you there.
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BREAKING NEWS | Firehouse No Longer at Club Jewels | Firehouse Entertainment Redirects

BREAKING NEWS | Firehouse No Longer at Club Jewels | Firehouse Entertainment Redirects | Muzikal Sheriff | Scoop.it

After Close to 18 Months in Partnership with Reggae Soundsytem Natty-D Vibrations,Kenya's Reggae Sound Firehouse Entertainment Has Finally Officially Called It Quits and will No Longer Be Playing at Club Jewels, BuruBuru.

 

Firehouse Entertainment Has Opted Out to Pursue a Different Direction in Its Quest to Solidify its Position in The Kenyan Reggae Sounds Industry.

 

At The 3rd Year Annivesary Mark, On The 22nd of Dec 2012, Firehouse Will Celebrate the Epitome of its Achievements by Unveiling a New Look Website www.firehousekenya.com That will seek to Finally Establish its Place in The Industry. The Time on The website Currently Stands at 98 Days, 5hours, 48Minutes and Moving Seconds (Check it Out)

 

Currently Firehouse Plays Weekly at Natural Heritage Club in Ngummo and Is Currently Finalising Other deals That will see It Play at More Venues and 2 Radio Stations in The Coming Weeks.

 

Negotiations are Currently Underway with Other Top Reggae Dj's who are Going to Join The Unit and Announcements are to Be Expected Later This Evening.

 

Tonite 1 Dj and 1 Mc Will Be Unveiled while Another Dj will Be Unveiled On Monday Evening/Tuesday Morning

 

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Fox Fuse | Richie Spice Releases New Album, Soothing Sounds: Acoustic

Fox Fuse | Richie Spice Releases New Album, Soothing Sounds: Acoustic | Muzikal Sheriff | Scoop.it

New York, NY (FOX FUSE) - Reggae virtuoso and cultural sensation Richie Spice exhibits his unbridled talent and versatility with the release of his latest studio effort, Soothing Sounds: Acoustic, available worldwide on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 from Tad's Record. Touted as the Prince of Reggae, Spice (born Richell Bonner in St. Andrew, Jamaica), earns that crown with each selection on this 15-track album, which is testament to its title by presenting the soothing sounds of this acclaimed artist, acoustic and unplugged, for the first time.

Soothing Sounds: Acoustic is a masterpiece collection that successfully presents an eclectic mix of musical elements, fusing classic reggae vibes with modern day acoustic rock, Spanish guitar, jazz and African drum beats. The first official single, an uplifting call for unity titled "Free," is currently available on iTunes and is enjoying airplay in Jamaica and across reggae airwaves, worldwide. The second single "Crying," which depicts Spice's signature chanting-style as he conjures socially-conscious questions, will be released on iTunes and radio on September 25. Standout tracks such as "True Love," "My Heart" and "My Girl" put a new spin on classics from Spice's esteemed catalog. Spice enlists some of reggae's biggest hit makers on this project, including Mitchum "Khan" Chin who co-produced the album, and Stephen "Lenky" Marsden. He also makes it a family affair with his brothers Spanner Banner and Snatcha Lion on the collaboration "More Love."

"My album Soothing Sounds: Acoustic is completely produced by me and is a personal, close-to-the-heart production," reveals Spice. "It took approximately nine months of non-stop work to complete it. I have been toying with the idea for a while, and many of my fans have also been requesting something like this, for a few years now."

Soothing Sounds: Acoustic offers up the mature and soothing side of Richie Spice, and is, in fact, a very personal projection of the artist within. "I know I sing with an accent foreign to most, so fans are most times able to sing but not quite overstand the messages behind my music," Spice discloses. "This album should have existing fans falling in love with my music all over again, new fans actually being able to understand and relate fully to what I am saying, and righteousness and uplifting lyrics being reborn."

Considered one of the most prolific voices and profound lyricists in contemporary roots reggae, Richie Spice spiraled to international fame over a decade ago and consistently delivers critically acclaimed albums ever since, even reaching the very top spot on Billboard's Reggae Albums Chart in 2008. His blockbuster hit "Youth Dem Cold" peaked at 59 on Billboard's Top 100 Singles Chart, was featured in Grand Theft Auto IV and as the coveted closing track on the feature film, Attack The Block. His catalog of other chart-toppers include "Earth A Run Red," "Groovin' My Girl," "Marijuana," "Brown Skin" and "The Plane Land," all of which have amassed massive airplay internationally, solidifying Richie Spice as a revered voice in reggae music and catapulting him to the very forefront of the genre.

"Tad's Record has always been ecstatic about the idea of working with Richie Spice as he is definitely one of the finest reggae artists to date," states Tad Dawkins, president of Tad's Record. "We always wanted the opportunity to work with him, so to make the venture both exceptional and above the ordinary, acoustic was the inevitable sound of choice." According to Dawkins, this acoustic album gives Spice's wide cross-section of fans an even more intensive feel of who Richie Spice is as an artist, and will undoubtedly draw even more ears to his remarkable music. Indeed, Soothing Sounds: Acoustic is a rare and refined offering for all reggae lovers, across the globe.

Soothing Sounds: Acoustic will be available both physically and digitally on October 23, with worldwide distribution by Tad's Record. For further information on Richie Spice, including upcoming tour dates, log on to Richiespice.net, and follow his musical mission at Facebook.com/RichieSpiceMusic and Twitter.com/1RichieSpice. For all press interviews, please contact the FOX FUSE Publicity Department at 1-212-300-3813 or contact@foxfuse.com.

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Where does reggae come from? - Entertainment - Jamaica Gleaner - Tuesday | August 21, 2012

Where does reggae come from? - Entertainment - Jamaica Gleaner - Tuesday | August 21, 2012 | Muzikal Sheriff | Scoop.it

With Jamaica celebrating 50 years of Independence, there has been, quite understandably, a look at what has happened in the country's history.

That is no less true of the country's music. This year, The Gleaner has published, on a number of occasions, different aspects of that history. In one 'Story of the Song', a weekly feature produced by Mel Cooke, Toots Hibbert spoke of first coming up with the term 'reggae'.

More recently, Edward Seaga spoke about The Heptones being responsible for the first real reggae track. The views are uncountable, but as Jamaica looks at 50 more years of Independence, we continue to look with much curiosity at our past.

THERE HAVE been various moments in history when reggae music has ruled the world. In fact, you'd probably be hard-pressed to find a part of the globe that hasn't heard of or listened to the music of Bob Marley, Shaggy or UB40.

What is perhaps lesser known is the story behind the genre's humble beginnings. But a new book is set to shed some light.

Reggae Going International 1967-1976 is the new biography of veteran reggae producer Bunny 'Striker' Lee: the Jamaican legend who still holds the noteworthy title of having the longest consecutive number one on the Jamaican charts (23 weeks) with the 1972 John Holt hit Stick By Me.

Having been in the music business for more than half a century, Lee has heard all the stories about how reggae started. But according to the Cherry Oh Baby hitmaker, many of the tales are lies.

"Everybody has given a different story of how reggae started, and they are not true," explained the 71-year-old.

"I thought it was time that people got something authentic, so they can know the real story of how reggae and Jamaican music evolved."

Getting even more specific about some of the tales he's heard, Lee went on to rubbish a widely documented story which claims that reggae singer Frederick 'Toots' Hibbert was the inventor of the term 'reggae'.

"The first reggae tune was It's Reggae Time by Don Lee. But I've heard Toots talk about the beginning of reggae when he wasn't around at that time! (At that time), he was in prison getting his number 5446 (the number that went on to inspire Toots' 1968 track 54-46 Was My Number). Most of these guys are telling fibs about reggae and who was around in the early days."

Jamaican music enthusiasts will know that there has been much speculation surrounding the origin of the word reggae, but according to Lee, it was he who coined the term.

"I was there from the beginning; we gave the music the name reggae in 1968. It came from the word 'streggae': another way to describe a prostitute. But it didn't take off because the radios wouldn't play it, so we changed it to reggae."

By the age of 27, Lee, who had started his career as a record plugger, worked his way up the industry ladder to eventually open his own record label. But it was not until the late '60s that reggae and Lee became international.

"In 1968, we took the music abroad. It was already in Jamaica, but I was taking the music further. People used to say we couldn't make it in England, but we went to the studio and we made it."

Unsung heroes

As a man who has had his fair share of fame and limelight, Lee admits that there are many people who helped to make Jamaican music dominant and says they also deserve to be remembered.

"I've been in the business for around 50-odd years. It's been a good evolution, because we didn't know reggae would last so long. There are plenty of unsung heroes in the reggae industry. They are cornerstones of the business, but they didn't step forward to be counted.

"Most of the people who helped create the music that Jamaica is known for have died, but their music lives on. We have a saying in Jamaica: 'All things shall perish from under the sky, music alone shall live.' And the music keeps getting bigger and better."

And that is exactly what the veteran hitmaker thinks about the new generation of musicians that have taken control of Jamaican music in the last decade. Far from being against the latest wave of dancehall performers, Lee is hoping they will herald a new dominance of Jamaican music.

"The new generation is carrying the baton," he says. "Things change and the music of Vybz Kartel, Mavado and others is now doing well. Artistes like that take it to another level, so our music lives on." ~ www.jamaica-gleaner.com

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Is Jamaica Still the Reggae Capital of the World? | BigUpRadio Streaming Reggae Music

Is Jamaica Still the Reggae Capital of the World? | BigUpRadio Streaming Reggae Music | Muzikal Sheriff | Scoop.it
 Arts and Entertainment consultant Lloyd Stanbury is of the opinion that Jamaica has lost its status as the capital of reggae music. According to Stanbury, there are many countries performing better than Jamaica where reggae music is concerned.

"Jamaica is not the capital of reggae … various places have claimed to be and they have various reasons to state their claim," Stanbury told the Sunday Gleaner.

Abidjan, the former capital of Cte d'Ivoire in West Africa, is one of the places the consultant mentions. According to Stanbury, he was conducting a music workshop in the Ivory Coast when he was enlightened by the locals that they were the new capital. "I was there for a couple weeks to conduct a music workshop and I was invited to go to a live reggae club. During my stay, they told me about some of their artistes who are successful reggae artists internationally, and because of the success of such artists they believe they are the capital of reggae," he said.

Bob Marley of Africa. Two of those artists, Stanbury says who have developed a huge following in the Ivory Coast are Alpha Blondy, hailed as the 'Bob Marley of Africa', and Tiken Jah Fakoly. Stanbury also took a jab at the local Reggae Sumfest Festival, saying it was neither the biggest nor the greatest reggae show in the world. "Sumfest is not the biggest reggae show in the world and it is not the greatest in the world either by any means. The greatest reggae shows in the world are in Cologne, Germany, called Reggae Summer Jam, and in Spain, which is Rototom Sunsplash," he said. According to the consultant, at present Jamaica only satisfies one indication of what could make the area the reggae capital.

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PASSA PASSA JUNCTION FUSE PARTY!! |The Return

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This Sunday 2nd September We are Live inside Secrets Lounge Nairobi For The Passa Passa Junction Fuse ( The Return ) Featuring 3 Sounds LIVITY INT'L SOUNDS | Natty-D Vibrations | Firehouse Sounds ~ Another Mad Reggae/Dancehall Showcase Brought to You Live!! ... Keep It Locked and Let a Friend Tell a Friend
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Richie Spice Goes Acoustic | World A Reggae | Your International ...

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Roots singer Richie Spice's latest album, Richie Spice Acoustic — Soothing Sounds, is scheduled to be released in October. It contains 14 songs including Grooving Girl, Free and Youth So Cold. According to Spice, recording ...
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J. Lye - Compete Until Success | @Iamjlye @Teamjlye #Teamjlye @Muzikalsheriff @Firehousekenya

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J.Lye - Compete Until Success - Free Mixtape Download or Stream it...At the young age of 20, Cambridge, MA native and Boston University Student, J. Lye is one of the newest rappers to make waves in the Boston underground music scene. J. Lye has been featured on sites such as www.youheardthatnew.com as well as popular college music site www.goodmusicallday.com. He also has performed at popular Boston festival "CollegeFest". J. Lye makes music for Boston and represents Boston to the fullest. "Compete Until Success" is his first official studio mixtape. Follow him at www.facebook.com/iamjlye & www.twitter.com/iamjlye www.iamjlye.com

 

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