Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Rollingstone Covers Love Song to the Earth Premiere Featuring Sean Paul



International print publication Rollingstone featured Sean Paul among the stars to be featured in the Love Song to the Earth video premiere on Friday, December 18.

The multi-platinum dancehall star joined Natasha Bedingfield, Sir Paul McCartney and Q’Orianka Kilcher in the powerful visual to this universal message dressed in white delivering crisp compelling lyrics encouraging the protection of the natural environment. 

First seen at the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21/CMP11) in Paris, the video is now available online at iTunes.com. 

In delivering his message the platinum selling artiste explained, “Living on a small island, environmental changes are very obvious to me. Clean air and water are things we owe to our children and grandchildren so if we don’t act now, there will be no future. I’m happy to be able to be a part of this initiative because all proceeds of this song goes towards helping the environment so it’s the least I can do. 

Love Song to the Earth features performances by Sean Paul, Sir Paul McCartney, Jon Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow, Fergie, Colbie Caillat, Natasha Bedingfield, Leona Lewis, Johnny Rzeznik, Krewella, Angelique Kidjo (a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador), Kelsea Ballerini, Nicole Scherzinger, Christina Grimmie, Victoria Justice and Q’Orianka Kilcher. Written by Sean Paul, Toby Gad, Natasha Bedingfield and John Shanks, and produced by Toby Gad and John Shanks. The artistes, producers and directors of the Love Song project - as well as Apple - are donating their respective proceeds to Friends of the Earth U.S. and the United Nation Foundation and other environmental efforts.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Jesse Royal, Dre Island & Pentateuch added to Capture Land Jamaica line-up


The ‘Small Axe’ Jesse Royal has been added to the line-up for the upcoming Capture Land JAMAICA Tour Part II, slated to get underway on Friday, December 18 inside the Jose Marti Technical High School in Spanish Town. 

The Modern Day Judas hit maker will also be delivering lyric flames to ignite night three of the show in Falmouth on December 20 while Up Town Down Town lyricist Dre Island is expected to deliver thumping lyrics on night two in Manchester, December 19. The first two shows will begin at 8:00pm and end at 12:00am while the finale is scheduled from 7:00pm to 11:00pm. 

The opening night line-up will be completed by upcoming Reggae/dancehall artiste A-Game with musical selections being provided by Lion Trod. Night two will definitely be going Rastafari Way as the inimitable Dre Island is set to perform after Earth Kry’s opening set. Closing night is expected to be of epic proportions as popular Roots Reggae, Dub Band Pentateuch is also expected to line-up alongside Jesse Royal and Chronixx and the Zinc Fence Redemption with Yaadcore on the wheels of steel. 

With each concert, produced by the Chronixx Music Group, being staged in non-traditional venues to ensure an intimate setting Brendon ‘Barnz’ Sharpe, Chronixx’s manager, revealed that having a small line-up is in keeping with the intimate delivery of the music as well as upholding the quality of the show. 

“We learned a lot of lessons from the initial tour, and one was how appreciative patrons were of how the music was presented. It was interactive and vibrant, it was not rushed and we definitely want to continue that trend so we kept the additions minimal. At the same time however, we want to offer diversity so we have gone with opening acts on each night alongside Jesse Royal and Dre Island who are incredible performers on any stage inside any venue and we expect quality shows and exciting performances,” said Barnz. 

Tickets for the Spanish Town show will cost JMD$1500 at the gate with presold tickets at JMD$1000 available at First Choice Sports Apparel and Total Gas Station, Brunswick Avenue. The Manchester show outlets are Mi Hungry Restaurant and Fancy Fruits Health-staurant while the Falmouth outlets are Lifelong Pharmacy, Total Gas Station and Modern Rebroadcasting Company. Tickets for Manchester and Falmouth are JMD$1800 presold and JMD$2000 at the gate. Tickets for the Manchester show are also available at the Manchester High School and Heaven's Fesco. High school students with ID will only pay JMD$500 per show. 

The Capture Land JAMAICA Tour Part II follows the successful staging in March which resonated with fans across the island. Part II of the tour now seeks to reinforce the artiste’s belief that music should be accessible to all Jamaicans. With strong views and a militant approach to his faith, the artiste will share with patrons his way of life and as such notes that the event will be meat and alcohol free. 

The Capture Land Jamaica Tour Part II kicks off on December 18 at the Jose Marti High School in Spanish Town before moving on to Mandeville on December 19 at the Manchester High School and culminates in Falmouth on December 20 at the Martha Brae Rafters’ Village.

Sean Paul’s One Wine Blazing Premiere



Triple threat superstars Sean Paul, Machel Montano and Major Lazer had France in frenzy on Thursday, December 10 with the video premiere for their One Wine single. The video premiered on French radio station NRJ’s website, NRJ.com, as well as The Fader. 

 

Since its release, the single has been making its way on the European scene as it soared to #4 on the UK Club Urban charts and is already top 5 on the US iTunes Electronic charts. The singe has also broken into the top 12 on France’s iTunes Electronic chart and peaked at #13 on the Beatport Top 100 Electronic chart.

 

The video which was directed by Che Kothari, Montano’s Manager alongside Charlie Sarsfield and Jordan Bond from Fraction Films, features clips from Sean Paul and Machel Montano performing at the 2015 Notting Hill Carnival in London with backstage excerpts with Major Lazer and friends. 

 

The video, like the single, is a thrill with high energy scenes and stunning graphics illustrating a fun energetic theme.

 

This is not the first time Sean Paul has teamed collaborated with a Soca artiste as the Grammy-Award winning star has previously been featured on Soca tracks including Destra’s Free It Up in 2008. The Full Frequency artiste is known to have diverse collaborations throughout his career and this marks the second EDM single that he has worked on with Major Lazer following the hit release Come On To Me from their 2014 album Apocalypse Soon.

 

Sean Paul recently brought the COP21 Climate Change Conference to a close at Le Bourget in Paris with the environmental anthem, Love Song to the Earth before setting the stage ablaze at the Bypass in Geneva and Les Planches in France. He is then set to travel to Israel on January 23 to perform at the Menora Mivtachim Arena in Tel Aviv.

 

Friday, December 11, 2015

Sean Paul Closes UN Climate Change Conference in France



Multi-platinum dancehall star Sean Paul brought the COP21 Climate Change Conference to a close today at Le Bourget in Paris with the environmental anthem, Love Song to the Earth.  The 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21/CMP11) began on November 30.

 

The video for the single Love Song to the Earth premiered during the singer’s performance which closed the conference.  The powerful visual to this universal message featured Natasha Bedingfield, Paul McCartney, Sean Paul, dressed in white delivering crisp compelling lyrics encouraging the protection of the natural environment. 

 

In delivering his message the platinum selling artiste explained, “Living on a small island, environmental changes are very obvious to me. Clean air and water are things we owe to our children and grandchildren so if we don’t act now, there will be no future. I’m happy to be able to be a part of this initiative because all proceeds of this song goes towards helping the environment so it’s the least I can do. 

 

Sean Paul was joined by Jerry Cope, organizer of the Love Song to the Earth single and video, Nick Nuttall, Momentum of Cange and the Secretary General of the UN, Banki Moon.

 

Love Song to the Earth features performances by Sean Paul, Paul McCartney, Jon Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow, Fergie, Colbie Caillat, Natasha Bedingfield, Leona Lewis, Johnny Rzeznik, Krewella, Angelique Kidjo (a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador), Kelsea Ballerini, Nicole Scherzinger, Christina Grimmie, Victoria Justice and Q’Orianka Kilcher. Written by Sean Paul, Toby Gad, Natasha Bedingfield and John Shanks, and produced by Toby Gad and John Shanks. The artistes, producers and directors of the Love Song project - as well as Apple - are donating their respective proceeds to Friends of the Earth U.S. and the United Nation Foundation. 

Welcome to Jamrock Cruise Ends with Book Donation

The 2nd staging of the Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise made its first charitable donation to the Jamaica Library Service on Tuesday, December 8 during its final stop in Jamaica that day.


The presentation which took place at the Ocho Rios Library in St. Ann saw Julian ‘Juju’ Marley making the presentation on behalf of Jamrock Productions, organizers of the Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise.


Students from the Ocho Rios Preparatory and Ocho Rios Primary Schoosl along with officials from the Jamaica Library Service participated in the handover much to Mr. Marley’s pleasure.


“I am happy for the response this initiative has received. These children are the key to our countries country’s success and we hope others will help to encourage students in their learning activities. The cruise got an overwhelming support and it was a great joy to share this happiness and goodwill with the children", Julian Marley expressed.


Already making a significant impact on the tourism industry and making waves as one the most successful reggae cruises bringing in over 2000 passengers. Patrons were encouraged to bring with them children books which would be donated to the library services.


Over 400 books were collected as a response to the call to support literacy in the region. 

“We would like to thank you for your generous donation of books to the Jamaica Library Service. There is always a need in our libraries for books and our budgetary allocations are not always enough to support this need”, explained Ms. Merlene Walker, Regional Director for St. Ann Parish Library Network during the presentation.


The Cruise which led by Damian Marley featured performances from some of reggae’s finest to include Ky-Mani Marley, Wayne Marshall, Stephen Marley, Jah Cure, Barrington Levy, Morgan Heritage, Bounty Killer, Tanya Stephens, Popcaan and a host of others.


The two part Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise departed Miami on Monday, November 30 with stops in Montego Bay, Falmouth and Ocho Rios before heading back to Miami on Thursday, December 10.