Reggae Sumfest Countdown

Reggae Sumfest 2019  The count down has began!
Are you going?

From the 14th of July until the 20th July, all roads lead to Montego Bay for a premium night of entertainment in Jamaica from top artist and the chance to see some of your favorite performers live on stage all on the same night!

Sumfest has earned a reputation as the Caribbean’s premier music festival, showcasing Jamaica’s indigenous music, as well other popular global genres of music. Now in its 27th year, the world’s greatest Jamaican reggae/dancehall music festival continues to pay homage to the musical genres that originated in Jamaica that have broadly influenced the chart topping urban and pop music of today. Sumfest continues to add unprecedented value to “Brand Jamaica” by promoting three of the country’s most valuable products – the music, the culture, and the island itself as a global tourist destination. This has been expanded on a grand scale globally by the high quality widely promoted live streaming and video content made available of Reggae Sumfest on broadcast and streaming platforms, taking Jamaican music, artists, and culture to every continent and country on earth. Reggae Sumfest is one of the most viewed music festivals in the world.

Over the years, Sumfest has partnered with a number of major local and international brands. Our goal is to continue and develop these long-standing brand partnerships in ways that enhance their experiential relationship with Sumfest, the Jamaican people, and the entire international reggae and dancehall community. Sumfest is owned and produced DownSound Entertainment​ Ltd.

https://reggaesumfest.com/about/

This year promises to be good one.
Grab Your Tickets Now!

    • Friday 19th July

Bennie Man
Bounty Killer
Chronix
Unknown Gringo
Dexa Daps
Spice
Munga Honerable
Govana
Ageny Saco
Chronic Law
Elephant Man
Spragga Benz
Shuna Chyn
Dovey Magnum
Shane E
Jahvillani
Squash

    • Saturday 20th July

Buju Banton
Beres Hammond
Christopher Martin
Jah 9
Romain Vigo
Etana

More Artist To Be Announced Soon!

Buju Banton’s Long Walk To Freedom Concert In Kingston, Jamaica March 2019

Wappings Thursday At Hagley Park Road Kingston, Jamaica

Jamaica Jewel Of The Caribbean

The third largest Caribbean Island and the only one to be totally surrounded by the Caribbean sea.
Attracting over 4 million tourist in 2017 a trip to Jamaica is a real treat for those wanting a Caribbean getaway.
There are Hotels to suit all budgets and taste from all inclusive luxury resorts to budget friendly Bed and Breakfast’s Jamaica has it all.

This photo of Jamaica is courtesy of TripAdvisor

Visitors return year after year to what many describe as “paradise on earth”.
The people the music and or course the food all help to make Jamaica an unforgettable holiday of a life time.
Many who come to Jamaica speak of how friendly the people are and how welcoming they are to visitors.

There is a vibe in Jamaica that can’t be found anywhere else.

The beat of reggae music greets you everywhere on the Island, it gives you that feel good feeling, that can only be experienced in Jamaica.

A trip to Jamaica should be on everyone’s bucket list!
There is so much to see and do not just the beaches, but many
places of interest for all ages and budgets around the island to visit and explore
So no matter what you enjoy doing you will find something exciting to do

Jamaica Land We Love

Vintage Jamaica

Wow checkout this video of Jamaica from 1972.
I love these types of videos where we can see how much has changed and how much has stayed the same.
Enjoy!

Dennis Emmanuel Brown…Crown Prince Of Reggae

Dennis Emmanuel Brown was born 1st February 1957 in Kingston Jamaica.

During his prolific career, which began in the late 1960’s when he was aged eleven,he recorded more than 75 albums.

Bob Marley cited Brown as his favorite singer.
Dennis Brown would prove influential on future generations of reggae singers.

Brown’s first professional appearance came at the age of eleven,when he visited a local club where his brother Basil was performing a comedy routine, and where he made a guest appearance with the club’s resident group, the Fabulous Falcons.
It was so successful that he was asked to join the group and a featured vocalist.

Brown’s first recording was an original song called “Lips of Wine” for producer Derrick Harriott, but when this was not released, he recorded for Clement Coxsone Dodd’s Studio One label, and his first session yielded the single
“No Man is an Island”, recorded when Brown was aged twelve and released in late 1969. The single received steadily increasing airplay for almost a year before becoming a huge hit throughout Jamaica.

In 1975,Dennis recorded “So Much Pain”, a duet with Johnny Clarke, which was the first recordings to appear Brown’s new DEB Music label.

Dennis Brown is loved and admired throughout the world and respected for his contribution to Reggae music.
Dennis Brown

Listen to some of The Crown Prince Of Reggae’s Music which lives on forever!




Virgin Atlantic Destination Guide To Jamaica.

Yes Jamaican’s live life to the fullest and their culture and vibe for life has spread throughout the whole world, everywhere you go there is some Jamaican influence!
The jewel of the Caribbean, there is not place like Jamaica.

Divas Of Reggae

  • Marcia Griffiths 

A musical icon born in Kingston, Jamaica.

Between 1974 and 1981, Marcia  was a member of the I Threes, a trio of backing singers who supported Bob Marley and The Wailers.

In 1983, she released her re-recording of the Bunny Wailer song “Electric Boogie”. Although the 1983 version became a minor hit for Griffiths, the song was remixed in 1989, and it was this version that made the Electric Slide, a line dance, an international dance craze.

It reached number 51 on the US Billboard Hot 100. It is currently the highest-selling single by a female reggae singer of all time!

 

  • Etana

Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Etana’s musical talent was realized from a young age.

When she was a teenager she joined a female vocal group named Gift.

At the time Universal Records was interested in their music and to develop them further.

But Etana had to be true to herself and stick with her roots and culture and left the group to peruse her solo career.

Etana was nominated for the 2008 MOBO Award in the ‘Best Reggae’ category.

Her fourth album, I Rise, was released in October 2014, and entered the Billboard Top Reggae Albums chart at number 7, and topped the chart in its second week of release. It remained at the number one spot for four weeks.

Etana is first female to top the reggae billboard chart in over fifteen years!

 

  • Alaine

Alaine was born in New Jersey, but moved to Jamaica  at the age of three.

Through the late 1990’s and early 2000’s, Alaine lived in the United States and did songwriting and backing vocals.

She moved back to Jamaica in the summer of 2004 to focus on her own music.

Her 2005 single “No Ordinary Love” was a breakthrough single, and Alaine was quickly praised for her talents.

Her debut album, titled Sacrifice, was released in early 2008.