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Protoje ft. Ky-Mani Marley: Rasta Love | Video

The single from Protoje’s “Seven Year Itch” Rasta Love has become a radio hit. The song was produced by Don Corleon Records and features Ky-Mani Marley (Shottas). Download the album on iTunes.

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Press Release: TriniFly Promotions-Caribbean Summer Concert Series 8.13.2011

The sixth annual Caribbean Summer Concert Series is set for Saturday, August 13, 2011. This year’s event will take place at Six Flags Great Adventure Park in Jackson, New Jersey.  The one day event will be packed with musical performances, park rides,the Special Six Flag Safari attraction, and other event perks. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the American Foundation for  the University of the West Indies (AFUWI).

The Caribbean Summer Concert Series will feature performances from the legendary Beres Hammond, Ky-Mani Marley, Wayne Wonder, and Anthony B. Also gracing the stage will be Calypsp Rose, a popular chutney soca artist with her electrifying stage presence. TriniFly promotions brings positive music entertainment to summer fun seekers everywhere. Caribbean vacation lovers are guaranteed to save money on expensive island vacations since TriniFly Promotions’ Caribbean Summer Concert Series delivers the perfect island experience.

“TriniFly Promotions is  excited to once  again provide an exclusive summer event experience for all families to enjoy,” said Ryan Elder of TriniFly promotions. “This year we’re proud to partner  with Six Flags Great Adventure, as it’s the perfect venue to combine star studded music events with their exclusive outdoor entertainment complex. We look forward to serving at the “bridge” that connects our unique Caribbean culture to thousands of park goers.”

Interested individuals are encourage to visit  or call 718.926.5926 for additional event information, including how to purchase event tickets, VIP packages, and transportation deals. Official event updates will also be also be posted to TriniFly Promotions Facebook and Twitter @TriniFly.


Ky-Mani Marley & Gramps Morgan: Summer Tour 2011

Tour Dates:

Thu 07/07/11  Whistler, BC  Garibaldi Lift Company
Fri 07/08/11  Vancouver, BC  Commodore Ballroom
Sat 07/09/11  Victoria, BC  Ship Point
Mon 07/11/11  Spokane, WA  A Club
Thu 07/14/11  Bellingham, WA  Wild Buffalo House Of Music
Fri 07/15/11  Portland, OR  Roseland Theater
Sat 07/16/11  Garberville, CA         Benbow Lake

Bob Marley: 30 Years Later

Today marks the 30th year since the untimely passing  of Reggae’s greatest ambassador, Robert Nesta Marley better known as Bob Marley to the world. Marley, an iconic force in the world of reggae succumbed to cancer on May 11, 1981. Among his many musical contributions, he is credited for spreading Reggae music and the Rastafarian culture worldwide respectively.

His most popular hits include: “I Shot the Sheriff”, “One Love”, “No Woman, No Cry”,  “Could You Be Loved” “Stir It Up”, “Jamming” , “Get Up, Stand Up” , and “Redemption Song.” Other favorites include “Three Little Birds” with the Wailers and posthumously “Buffalo Soldier” and “Iron Lion Zion.”  His compilation album “Legend” has achieved Diamond status selling over 25 million copies since its debut in  1984. It is also Reggae music’s best selling album.

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The singer  born to Norval Marley, a  white Jamaican of English descent and an Afro-Jamaican mother Cedella Booker embraced both sides of his racial ancestry. Marley, however, identified himself as a Black African and was a promoter of the Pan-African movement.  In 1999, Time magazine proclaimed Bob Marley’s “Exodus” as the greatest album of the 20th century. Bob Marley’s image has now been commercialized around the world and has caused flack with many of his fans who consider this a watering down of the singer’s legacy.

Marley is the father to more than 10 children most by birth and two by adoption with several different women. Eleven of the thirteen children said to be his are mentioned on his official website. The most famous of the bunch being Ziggy, Damian (Jr. Gong), Stephen, Ky-Mani, Julian, Rohan, and Cedella (adopted), His grandchildren include rapper/singer/actress Lauryn Hill’s children with Rohan among others. Cedella has ventured into the world of fashion with her clothing line “Catch A Fire”. Her more famous brothers carry on the musical tradition of their father and the family name as a whole.

I grew up on Bob Marley’s music and can recite almost all of his songs without any conscious effort.  Reggae had evolved into a mostly dancehall movement and uplifting messages such as Bob’s are few and far in between. The spirit of Marley lives on and like musical legends Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon, Tupac Shakur,  and recently added to this list Michael Jackson, his music is very much alive and as relevant as it is was decades ago. This line from “Trenchtown Rock” summarizes it all, “One good thing about music, when it hits…you feel no pain!”

Check out the video for “Trenchtown Rock” below: