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2020-01-31 0 Comments Editorial, News


Jo Mersa Marley Pens A Special Song for His Daughter Titled ‘Nothings Gonna Harm You’ Produced By Her Grandfather  Stephen Marley 

Kingston, Jamaica. January 31st 2020. It’s a family affair that transcends generations in a penned lyrical letter to a daughter, produced by her grandfather, ahead of a great grand-father’s posthumous birthday celebrations; Jo Mersa Marley releases “Nothing’s Gonna Harm You“.

For many African culture’s, ancestor veneration is prevalent. Prayers are made to the ancestors, who can be a source of inspiration, help and protection in one’s life, such is Jo Mersa introspective as he reflects on love, life and family while chanting to his forefathers. “Nothing’s gonna harm you not while I’m around” sings the third-generation Marley on the meaningful song to his daughter that was produced by his father, five-time GRAMMY winning Stephen Marley.

The inspiration for this song was mainly a message to my daughter letting her know that she’ll be well protected because that’s my job as her father” said Jo Mersa Marley.

On the eve of Reggae month (February) and ahead of the 75th Birthday celebration for his grand-father Robert Nesta Marley, Jo Mersa Marley releases the meaningful single paired with a captivating lyric video. “Nothing’s Gonna Harm You” is more than a song, it is a daily mantra repeated worldwide by parents and guardians who commiserate with Jo’s words “Demons are prowling everywhere nowadays“.

Nothing’s Gonna Harm You” is be available today, January 31st on all digital services worldwide from Ghetto Youths International and lyric video available now on Ghetto Youths International official YouTube/VEVO channel.

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Name: Ronnie Tomlinson Title: Publicist Email address: ronnie@destinemediapr.com

2020-01-21 0 Comments News

Tarrus Riley US Tour


Tarrus Riley Secure A New Ad Campaign & Announce US Tour

New York, New York January 21, 2020. Music that transcends generations and stands the test of time, that is Tarrus Riley’s on-going legacy. The crooner has indeed cemented the latter in yet another major step for his name and for Reggae music on the international forefront with the new 2020 Armani campaign.  

The Billboard top charting singer has broken another barrier, when on January 7th, 2020, Italian luxury fashion house Armani founded by Giorgio Armani unveiled a new video spot set to the soundtrack of Major Lazer ‘Powerful’ featuring Ellie Goulding and Tarrus Riley. Directed by Fabien Constant, the new ad features the new Emporio Armani couple for two of their new fragrances; ‘Stronger With You Freeze’ and ‘In Love With You Freeze’, which was filmed in an ad reminiscent of a classic love story with the “Powerful” soundtrack. The Major Lazer, Ellie Goulding and Tarrus Riley love song topped the Billboard 100 chart and has to date garnered over 117 million views on youtube and was the soundtrack for Emporio Armani 2017 campaign for fragrances ‘Because its You’ and ‘Stronger You’. 

As the new year brings more great news, the multi-award winning artist has recenty announced his B.L.E.M USA 2020 tour. Titled after his critically acclaimed B.L.E.M project (Blending Life’s Experiences Musically), Tarrus Riley will take the stage in 2 countries, 18 Cities, 12 States (California, Texas, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Pennsylvania, DC, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Toronto, Canada.)   B.L.E.M USA 2020 tour kick off February 6th in Arcata, California.

Feb. 6th Arcata, CA — Arcata Theater Lounge
Feb. 7th Berkley, CA — The UC Theatre
Feb. 8th Sacremento, CA — Goldfield Trading Post
Feb. 9th Long Beach, CA — One Love Festival
Feb. 15th Dallas, TX –Gas Monkey Live
Feb. 16th Houston, TX — Warehouse Live
Feb. 19th Olathe, KS — Club Mayor Lounge
Feb. 20th St. Louis, MO — The Ready Room
Feb. 21st Chicago, IL — Wild Hare
Feb. 22nd Toronto, ONT — Rebel
Feb. 25th Philadelphia, PA –The Foundry
Feb. 26th Washington, DC — Howard Theater
Feb. 27th New York, NY — Sony Theater
Feb. 28th Boston, MA — William Reed Auditorium
Feb. 29th Kingston, RI — Ocean Mist
Mar. 1st New Haven, CT — Toads Place
For more tour information log onto http://www.tarrusriley.com/tour/

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Name: Ronnie Tomlinson Title: CEO of Destine Media PR Email address: ronnie@destinemediapr.com

2020-01-15 0 Comments Editorial, News



January 15, 2020 – Castries, Saint Lucia – The Government of Saint Lucia has announced Reggae artist Taj Weekes is among the names of twelve Saint Lucians appointed as Goodwill Ambassadors and one of nine as Brand Ambassadors. “The Saint Lucia Goodwill Ambassadors programme is proposed as a tool to actualize the national cultural policy in a number of key areas,” Minister Fortuna Belrose stated. “They are citizens of Saint Lucia who have achieved international acclaim and the overall objective of the programme is to serve as a catalyst for socio-economic transformation and the development of human capital in all sectors related to the creative arts and the industries, sports, visual arts, gastronomy and music,” the Minister went on to say.

The Ambassadors are expected to represent Saint Lucia locally, regionally and internationally by leveraging their profile and celebrity status to tap into access for growth and to forge strategic partnership between the Cultural Development Foundation and other related agencies. The title of “Your Excellency” will be conferred on the Goodwill Ambassadors, as well as the Saint Lucia Medal of Merit Gold. 

In announcing the Brand Ambassadors Minister Belrose stated: “It is imperative that such citizens be recognized and allowed to leverage their profile/celebrity status to locate ad access opportunities for the growth and development of Saint Lucia in their respective sectors. Given that culture helps to shape the uniqueness of a destination the brand ambassadors program will provide the platform to identify individuals who are best placed to create local and international awareness of our culture, arts and creative industries.”

Upon hearing the news, Weekes stated:  “Thank you to the Government and People of St. Lucia for conferring upon me the role of Goodwill Ambassador and Brand Ambassador.  People often ask what drives me to do what I do outside of the music. Simple – love and gratitude for the “good’ hand that Jah blessed me with. When you appreciate what you have been given, sharing it is instinctive, because your contentment is complete with the act of giving. However, receiving the designation by the government and people of Goodwill Ambassador and Brand Ambassador is humbling. THANK YOU. It is more fuel on the fire to continue to do what I do. As always, ‘Vibes High, Message Mighty.'”The Ministry of Culture and Creative Industries will be hosting an official ceremony at which time all of the official instruments will be conferred on the Goodwill and Brand Ambassadors.

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2019-11-07 0 Comments Editorial, News

New Jersey’s King Shine Loses WFC Belt

On Friday, October 18th in New York City, the very first WFC champ King Shine from New Jersey lost the title and belt to the very first belt challenger from Berlin, Germany, the crowned King of Europe, Supersonic.

Before the clash, two different social media polls had both sounds neck and neck regarding who the public thought would win. So, patrons went into the clash knowing it would be a real competition, and the contenders certainly didn’t disappoint, as the hard fought musical battle came down to one song at the very end.

The clash had 5 regulation rounds, of which Jimmy Spliff of King Shine won the first two, with no question. Supersonic’s mc and selector duo, Spider and Panza, started off slow and wasn’t receiving any forwards nor crowd engagement, so, by the beginning of the third round it wasn’t looking good for them at all. However, Supersonic turned it around in a major way in round three, and received some of the biggest forwards of the night, on almost every song played. That round tipped the scales into Supersonic’s favor and they went on to win rounds 3, 4 and 5, while King Shine struggled to connect with the crowd.

The rules of the clash stated that a sound had to win 4 of the 5 regulation rounds in order for it to be considered an official “lock off”, and eliminate the need for a tune-for-tune, best of 7 songs playoff round. Since neither sound won 4 rounds, the tune-for-tune playoff began with King Shine leading 3-1. However, Supersonic came back to tie the score at 3-3, and the very last song sealed the deal, making Supersonic the official new WFC champion. 

Patrons from Spain, Sweden, Italy, Germany, Canada Jamaica, Florida, Boston, Jersey, Philly, Washington DC, and the New York tristate were definitely in the building.

It was a very successful competition, produced by legendary sound and promotions team, King Addies, along with promotional partners: Kingston based TV program The Release, Irie Jam Radio, Reggae Vibes Media, Tek9 Promotions, Britelite Promotions, Power of Reggae and Impulse Nation.

The belt is now headed to Europe and Dinero, of King Addies Promotions stated, “The journey for World Fight Club has just begun!”

Next up, WFC Round 3, which goes down in 2020! Follow @WorldFightClubWFC for recaps, pics, news and announcements.