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Out This Week (SEPT 3) – Hawaiian Songstress HIRIE’s Self-Titled Debut Album & Brand New Video

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HAWAIIAN SONGSTRESS HIRIE BLENDS POP AND REGGAE ON

HER SELF-TITLED DEBUT AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

The Album Peaks at #4 on iTunes Reggae Chart

FOX 5 San Diego Performance This Past Tuesday

Fall U.S. Tour Slated with Tribal Seeds and Fortunate Youth

The young, talented and ambitious singer-songwriter HIRIE stirs up island-inspired roots, reggae and pop on her self-titled debut album (Roots Musician Records/VPAL). HIRIE is available this week and has already peaked at #4 on the iTunes Reggae chart. In support of her new release, HIRIE will hit the road across the U.S. from October 11 to November 23 with Tribal Seeds and Fortunate Youth.
HIRIE considers herself an island girl at heart. The Philippines-native moved to Italy and then Hawaii where she spent most of her life. Her thirst for love and life and experiences in Oahu have truly inspired her sound. With sheer determination, she aims to deliver music that entertains both reggae and pop lovers alike. Produced by E.N. Young, HIRIE offers charm, passion and positivity on this 17-track set filled with memorable hooks and melodies.

Watch HIRIE’s performance/interview the other day on FOX 5 in San Diego: Read more…

OWN Wants You to “Do the Sweetie Pie”

September 7, 2013 1 comment

OWN WANTS YOU TO “DO THE SWEETIE PIE”

 
“Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s” Star Miss Robbie Montgomery Releases Original
New Song and Music Video

Miss Robbie Montgomery and Tim Norman, stars of “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s”

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New 2CD/DVD Anthology from Mighty Diamonds + European Tour Dates Announced, U.S. To Follow

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THE MIGHTY DIAMONDS RELEASE BRAND NEW 2 CD/DVDREGGAE ANTHOLOGY: PASS THE KNOWLEDGEAVAILABLE NOW ON 17 NORTH PARADE

The Jamaican Trio Announces European Tour In October

U.S. Dates To Follow

On August 27, 2013, 17 North Parade unlocked its vaults once again to unveil The Mighty Diamonds’ 2CD/DVD Reggae Anthology Pass The Knowledge.
In support of the album, the band will tour Europe in October and then head to the United States.
See European dates below and the U.S. portion of the tour will be announced shortly.
The remarkable 39-track selection from the legendary Jamaican harmony trio features their most essential hits (some of which are available on CD for the very first time) plus four previously unreleased dubplate exclusives.  As an added bonus, the collection includes a 25-minute DVD of TheMighty Diamonds lighting up the crowd at the annual Reggae Sun splash concert in 1989.Disc One begins with their early recordings like the Bunny Lee produced “Jah Jah Bless the Dreadlocks” and classic songs (“Shame and Pride,“ “Have Mercy,” “Africa,” “Right Time” and “I Need A Roof”) from their well-known 1976 debut album Right Time, produced by Joseph Hoo Kim and released on Virgin Records.  Disc Two delves into more timeless selections during the height of their career, including “Bodyguard” from the 1979 iconic release Deeper Roots as well as the international smash “Pass the Kutchie” off their 1982 Gussie Clarke produced album Changes. Read more…

THE ACADEMY CELEBRATES THE ANNIVERSARY OF MLK’s SPEECH BY GIVING BACK BEFORE SHOWING OUT WITH ASCAP

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THE ACADEMY CELEBRATES THE ANNIVERSARY OF MLK’s SPEECH BY GIVING BACK BEFORE SHOWING OUT WITH ASCAP

 

Academy brings A New Era, A New Institution and A New Standard to

King Middle School

 

 

(Atlanta, GA) The Academy founders DJ Drama, Don Cannon, and Trendsetter Sense will take over Atlanta September 9th & 10th with a series of inaugural events to launch their new DJ collective. Philadelphia natives Drama, Cannon and Sense believe The Academy venture allows them to give back to the music industry by providing leadership to DJs, artists, and up and coming industry executives. It also gives them a platform to encourage youth to be positive influences in their schools and community. “DJs are the ultimate influencers through music. We know the media can paint a negative picture when it comes to young people, but there are a lot of young people out there doing good things. We want to highlight these “positive influencers” and encourage them to continue doing good work,” Don Cannon explains.

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