It's already the 2nd week of June and the summer Reggae Music season is off to a great start! The Chronixx US "Capture Land" tour has swept through New England with capacity crowds at all the stops. Stay tuned for a full report on Chronixx and the Zinc Fence Redemption at Iriving Plaza NYC on June 6, 2015.
In this week's Reggae Reflection Spotlight, we feature the following hot items!
Festival Spotlight - 5th Annual Groovin in the Park NYC June 28th
The 5th annual staging of Groovin in the Park, New York City’s flagship Reggae Rhythm and Blues concert is just around the corner!
Groovin in the Park 2015 takes place on Sunday, June 28th at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens. Once again they have announced a stellar line up including outstanding Reggae artists Morgan Heritage, Luciano, Capleton, Cocoa Tea, and Lt Stitchie. They will share the stage with R&B sensation Billy Ocean and Grammy Award winning singer and songwriter Michael Bolton. Veteran Jamaican Broadcaster Barry G will have the honor of hosting this year's event.
Tour Spotlight - Kabaka Pyramid and Iba Mahr with The Bebble Rockers
Kabaka Pyramid and Iba Mahr have just announced they will be touring together this summer. The Young Lions month long US tour kicks off in at the World Beat Center in San Diego on June 11th and winds its way across the US ending at SOBs in NYC on July 12th.
NEW Video Spotlight
Jah Cure announces "The Cure" Album release date
A release date of July 10, 2015 has been announced for the highly anticipated release of Jah Cure's 7th studio album, "The Cure", which follows the release of his last album "World Cry" in 2012. Earlier this year, Jah Cure signed a new deal with VP Records to release multiple albums, including the 2015 release of "The Cure".
Jah Cure co-produced the entire album with the help of reggae producers like Christopher "Sketch" Carey, Clive Hunt, Llmar "Riff Raff" Brown, Justin "Jus Bus" Nation and Trevor "Baby G" Washington James. The Cure features recent hits like his #1 reggae chart-topping John Legend cover "All of Me" (which received over 5 million YouTube views), "Rasta" (currently #1 on Clinton Lindsay's NY reggae singles chart), "That Girl" and "Life We Live" as well as brand new singles including "No Friend of Mine" "Made In California," "I Surrender" and many more. (source: VP Records press release)
We have heard a sneak peak of the new album and we think you will love it!
Jah Cure currently has tour dates slated for Europe this summer and makes a return appearance on the Welcome To JamRock Cruise this fall.
Some additional great news! We hear that Cure Fest will return to Jamaica this fall. Stay tuned for more information!
Keep up to date with Jah Cure on his official website - http://www.jah-cure.com/
#TeamGemini - Happy Birthday to Julian Marley, Stephen Coore, Jr. Reid and Exco Levi !
For upcoming events, make sure to check out our Reggae Reflection Calendar. Stay tuned for continuous updates. 2015 features some of the best festivals and concert tours we have seen in a long time!
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