Ishawna to make Sumfest debut
Kingston, Jamaica (July 14, 2015) – After a whirlwind breakout year, talented Downsound Records artiste, Ishawna, is set to make her Reggae Sumfest debut on Dancehall Night, July 16, at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Centre in St. James.
Ishawna says it’s the experience of a lifetime and is anticipating showing her fans and fellow artistes what she is capable of. “I am happy to be a part of this year’s line-up and I will be going all out to ensure that I deliver a solid performance.”
The songstress, who has been making huge strides in her career, recently recorded a single with Nicki Minaj’s much talked about ex, Safaree. Her latest singles Vroom Vroom and Oola La la have been receiving much local airplay and her music videos, Cheerful Giver and Restraining Order are being featured on MTV.com , with Cheerful Giver also in the top ten on the Tempo Network Cross Caribbean Countdown.
“2015 has been a good year so far . I am grateful to the DownSound Records Force, my fans and members of the media for getting my music out there and I thank them for their continued love and support.” She said.
The 2015 Sumfest line-up includes a host of other must see performances including local acts Chris Martin, Bugle, Dexta Daps and international stars T,I., Jennifer Hudson and Common.
Nature delivers at “Kew the Music” Festival in London
London, England (July 11, 2015) – Over 8,000 patrons converged on the Kew Royal Botanical Gardens in London on the weekend to celebrate music and the arts at the 6th annual “Kew the Music” festival.
DownSound Records reggae artiste, Nature, began his 30 minute set with his cry for “real people” in his heartfelt rendition of Trying Man segueing into his universal anthem for World Peace. But what really got the attention for this new to the continent artist was his first single off his debut album, Love You. This began in an acoustic fashion and was then amped up with solid reggae drum and bass igniting the filled to capacity crowd. This was perhaps the defining moment for Nature, outlining him as someone new in the international reggae community. He also received great crowd reactions forRevolution, Love Is Everywhere, Black Faces and No Gun Around.
Nature, who is promoting his new album, Life’s Journey, shared the stage with Ali Campbell’s UB40 at this prestigious event. “It’s always a pleasure and an honor to be on an international stage performing to a packed audience. My mission is to spread reggae music and positivity across the globe, and some of that was accomplished here at Kew the Music.” The singer said
Nature’s single, Love You, is receiving increasing daily airplay across mainstream stations in the UK, including BBC London and Echoes Magazine, a black music publication, has declared Life’s Journey – “album of the month”.
His upcoming performances include Reggae on the Mountain and Reggae on the River in California. Stay updated with Nature’s latest projects and events by following @nature_reggae on Twitter and @naturereggaeoffical on Instagram.
World Reggae Dance Championship Semi-final
Set for Saturday July 18
Kingston Jamaica: The exciting semi-final round of the JCDC World Reggae Dance Championship will be held this Saturday, July 18 at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre commencing at 6 p.m. Admission is free and there will be lots of giveaway from our main sponsor Wray & Nephew. Performances will be done by the JCDC 2015 Festival Song finalists. This event is organized by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) an agency of the Ministry of Youth & Culture.
The semi-final will feature the top 19 dance groups from across the island, who will compete for a spot in the grand final that will be held on Wednesday, August 5 at the Independence Village, Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre starting at 8:00 p.m. The Jamaican dance groups will compete against dancers from Japan at the grand final for the coveted 2015 World Reggae Dance Championship Title. There are over $2 million in cash and other prizes to be won.
The World Reggae Dance Championship which started in 2006 continues to unearth and showcase several dancers each year both locally and internationally. The Championship is also one of the fastest growing competitions which attract international audience each year.
For more information contact:
Marketing & Promotions Assistant
Marketing & Public Relations Department
Jamaica Cultural Development Commission
Tel: 926-5726-9/ 892-2534