Sixteen year old James Anderson takes the spot for today’s Music Monday. Alongside reggae riddims from Zikomo this track will definitely give you island wanderlust. Check out more of James’ music here!
Damian “Jr Gong” Marley is hitting the US for his ‘Catch a Fire’ Tour starting late August! Stephen “Ragga” Marley, Morgan Heritage, Tarrus Riley, and special guest Jo Mersa and Black Am I will be joining Damian in bringing the reggae heat to your city. The ‘Catch a Fire’ crew will be making stops in Philly, Las Vegas, Columbus, New York’s Central Park Summer stage, and many more. Tickets can be purchased here.
August 29 Philadelphia, PA—Mann Center for the Performing Arts
August 30 New York, NY—Central Park Summerstage
September 3 Boston, MA—Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
September 4 Portland, ME—Maine State Pier
September 5 Vienna, VA—The Filene Center at Wolf Trap
September 6 Asbury Park, NJ—Stone Pony Summerstage
September 9 Columbus, OH—The LC Pavilion Outdoor Amphitheatre
September 11 Kansas City, MO—The Crossroads
September 12 Minneapolis, MN—The Cabooze Plaza
September 15 Denver, CO—Fillmore Auditorium
September 16 Salt Lake City, UT—The Complex
September 18 Eugene, OR—Cuthbert Amphitheater
September 19 Redmond, WA—Marymoor Park
September 20 Boise, ID—Revolution Center
September 22 San Diego, CA—Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU
September 24 Las Vegas, NV—The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas – The Pool
September 25 Santa Barbara, CA—Santa Barbara Bowl
House of Marley reggae rock star Jesse Royal has once again blessed his fans with a delightful video for his single “Feel Your Pain”. This song is filled with wisdom and encouragement and beautiful dancers that gracefully embody the smooth flow of Jesse’s voice. These enticing lyrics describe how Jesse is trying to express his love to a woman who isn’t quite sure if she wants his love, and love is not an emotion anyone wants to waste. You can even catch a cameo of our TTR Over Ear headphones in the video too; a favorite of Royal’s Marley selection.
Last month Mr. Royal performed at the legendary SOB’s in NYC and had the crowd rocking out! Here is a quote from the homies at Frank151:
“Royal and his band have the unique ability to slip into different genres of music without skipping a beat and although the show’s theme was oriented around traditional roots reggae and his faith in Rastafari, he also confronts a lot of heavier topics with his music like colonialism, racism, classism and political corruption. “
Read the full recap of Frank151’s experience at Jesse’s SOB’s Show here!
“Me only have one ambition, y’know. I only have one thing I really like to see happen. I like to see mankind live together – black, white, Chinese, everyone – that’s all.” February 6th marks the 70th birthday of the world’s greatest artist and revolutionary, Robert Nesta Marley. Bob’s love, honesty, and passion will thrive forever through his footprints in Jamaica, his children, and the Rastafarian religion he shared with the world. In celebration of his life and legacy, we’ve hand selected a few events you can check out in New York City and Kingston, Jamaica. If you’re sharing the events (or the love!) socially, be sure to connect with us using the hashtags: #Marley70 or #TheLegacyContinues to be a part of the digital conversation heard around the world.
Friday, February 6th
– Miss Lily’s, undoubtably New York’s favorite Jamaican restaurant, is hosting a celebration of Bob Marley’s life on Friday, February 6th. Tasty and traditional Jamaican food and jammin’ from the East Village location.
– For our friends in Jamaica, The Bob Marley Museum and Tuff Gong International will be having events all weekend long. Some of the events include: a symposium on the Evolution of Marley, a Reggae Jam Session with Marley’s 70th Ambassadors Chronic, Kabaka Pyramid and No-Maddz, and also a special screening of Easy Skanking in Boston ’78 concert (available Feb 17th).
Saturday, February 7th
– The Marley Family and Digicel will be hosting a free Reggae Concert at the Kingston Waterfront at 6pm Est. Top of the line performances by Tarrus Riley, Cocoa Team, Freddie McGregor, I-Octane, Carleton, Marcia Griffiths and more will have you goovin’ until the sun comes up.
Call a friend and grab your tickets because House of Marley homie, Chronixx is hitting the West Coast! The Dread & Terrible West Coast Tour with company from Keznamdi and Kelissa starts on Valentines Day in San Diego, with stops in Las Vegas, Seattle, Los Angeles and more. Tickets can be purchases here!
What – a – week. After much preparation and hard work gearing up for the largest consumer electronics trade show in the world, our team is back from Las Vegas and ready to rock. The week long show was a mix of party meets presentation to show the latest House of Marley products to be available in 2015. Updated technology, a wide range of new color-ways, and fashion forward designs are just a few of what you’ll be seeing in 2015 and CES was our first chance to debut it all.
In true Marley fashion, we brought live music each day to break up the busy schedule and give everyone a place to relax (..or turn up, given the moment) at the half way mark of the show. Daniel Bambaata Marley, Johnny Osbourne, Shine Head, and Sister Nancy made up the legendary line-up that had the crowd vibing from Tuesday to Friday. Special thanks to LargeUp, DJ Gravy, and DJ Synapse for keeping the music flowing through our One Foundation speakers the entire time.
Speaking of the One Foundation…House of Marley took home the ‘Best In Home Audio’ award thanks to Twice Magazine.
To add to the mix, we had custom jersey’s being made for our VIPs all week thanks to the team over at Fly Nowhere, giving the perfect touch to the Marley experience.
Big up to everyone who helped make this CES a win! 20-15, we are ready.
1. Jammin’ (Kungs Remix)
2. Is this Love (Montmartre Remix)
3. No Woman No Cry (Los Frequencies Remix)
4. Jammin’ (Rotrix Remix)
5. Could You Be Loved (ROC Remix)
6. Buffalo Soldier (Julian R Remix)
In the last episode of Noisey Jamaica II our host Walshy Fire heads to the hills with a group of Nyabinghi Rastas to learn more about the musical movement. Walshy also links up with Ras Malekot to discuss reggae from its start to what it has evolved to today.
Noisey Jamaica heads to Portmore to meet up with Notnice, the man behind the sounds of Popcaan and many more. Then they head to Kingston to meet up Alkaline, an interview you don’t want to miss.
Yesterday the House of Marley was blessed to meet and interview Etana, reggae’s beautiful leading lady. It was a big day for Etana as it marked the release day of her 4th album “I Rise”. We were given a sneak peak of the album and we put it on blast non stop in the office. Etana’s mesmerizing voice and positive words uplift the soul and can make any worry you have slowly creep away. Peep the interview below and the wise words Etana gives to aspiring artists.
Dee: What inspired you to write “Wrong Address”, and did you think this song was going to be such a huge success on reggae music charts?
Etana: I had no idea. But my aunt is the person I wrote that song for, who applied for a job and didn’t get it. The song is not like reggae reggae so I didn’t even think it would fit on the radio.
How did you balance obtaining your nursing degree with your passion for music?
It wasn’t a passion of music that made me decide to not go to school. I was just bored and tired of going to work after school and doing the same thing over and over again.
What advice would you give aspiring artists who can’t decide whether to stick with school or pursue their music dreams?
You have to follow your heart, that’s all it’s about really. You have to know within you what you want for yourself and you always. You always have to follow your heart and do whatever makes you happy.
What was the biggest lesson you learned from being in the girl group “GIFT”?
Following your heart, and not being afraid of expressing myself , and doing what I think is right for me.
If you could go back in time what advice would you give an 18 year old you?
There is so much time in the world to do everything, so pace yourself.
What is it like being a woman in a male dominated genre of music?
I always know that I have to go hard, and go hard everyday. A little harder as long as I possibly can, thats all it is.
What was your first reaction when you heard your name being called at the International Reggae and World Music Awards for Best Female Vocalist?
I was a little shocked, it makes you feel good that you are being acknowledged at such an event. To even be nominated is a good feeling.
Etana’s I Rise – Track Listing:
1. Selassie is the Chapel
2. How Long
3. On My Way
4. Stepping Out Of Babylon
5. Jamaica Woman
6. I Rise
7. Richest Girl
8. Love Song
9. By Your Side
10. Passing Thru
12. Ward 21 (Stenna’s Song)
14. Jah Jah
15. Jam Credits