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Shanti's Mailbox - Reggae-Dancehall News Bulletin On Radio Razo [31st May 2018]

Author: [Regula Rebel, CEO of 13play]
Reader: Abena Mandy
News Platform: Radio Razo [105.2 on Either or 103.8 on Cable]
Online Listening: razoamsterdam.nl or salto.nl

Main Radio Show: Thursday Night Showcase
Thursday Night Showcase Host: GrandMasta Blayz
Time of Show: Thursdays, between 9pm and 11pm GMT.
Radio Razo Location: Amsterdam

News Bit 1
UB40 To Release "For The Many" Album And Play In Barbican Next April

After releasing "A Real Labour of Love", the UK veteran reggae band UB40 craft their first ever original album which is to be released in September this year. The album release will be followed up by a series tour concerts.

UB40 is to play York Barbican on April 26th next year off a 40-date tour calendar to mark the Birmingham reggae veterans' 40th anniversary.

The new UB40's "For The Many" album comes in two companion versions: a dub version and a collaboration version which features guest artistes from around the world.

News Bit 2
Inside Boundless Summer

Boundless Summer, which is a series of open-air concerts taking place in Border Garden Hill, Haywards Health, comes into our Mailbox through the connection of UB40.

The Boundless Summer concerts will feature UB40 with support from ASWAD on Saturday 7 July and The Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Rayes and Tonnino Baliardo on Sunday 8 July.

Carl Fillery, the CEO of Boundless has revealed that Boundless and Neil O'Brien Entertainment have launched a band competition called Boundless Breaking, which features up-coming local bands. They have realized over 150 entries from applicant bands as at now.

News Bit 3

Reggae Star Marley Has Released His 7th Solo Album

Bob Marley's eldest child Ziggy Marley has released his 7th solo album titled "Rebellion Rises"
Ziggy said in an interview that he took lessons from his father's "Exodus" when he was crafting the album.

Ziggy started writing and recording "Rebellion Rises" during the US election, and he filtered his frustrations with politics through largely upbeat swinging reggae rhythms.

For Ziggy, "Rebellion Rises" is a voice of humanity in a way, as the album speaks of political leadership ills around the world, especially in Africa where he sees fake leadership.

News Bit 4
Video which led to conviction of Buju Banton released by US authorities

The undercover video used by United States prosecutors to convict Jamaican dancehall star Mark 'Buju Banton' Myrie for his role in a conspiracy to sell cocaine has been unsealed.
The 2009 video was made public following an appeal from American cable news channel ABC.
For years, the US authorities argued that this key piece of evidence, which allegedly shows Buju Banton's last meeting with the informant, should stay under seal, hidden from public view.
In the 49-second video, four men are clearly visible focusing on and attending to a packaged item on a table inside a warehouse in Sarasota, Florida.
Eventually, this video along with testimonies dropped Buju in prison with a 10-year sentence, convicted of two counts for his role in a conspiracy to sell cocaine in 2011.
But Banton has maintained his innocence, insisting that he never intended to go through with a drug deal.

News Bit 5
Sting & Shaggy Take North American Tour After Releasing ’44/876′

After Shaggy and Sting released their New island-inspired collaborative album titled 44/876 on May 25, the Cherrytree Music Company and Live Nation announced that following a European summer tour, Sting & Shaggy will bring their dynamic and vibrant joint live show to a variety of North American venues this fall.

Performing in intimate clubs and theatres, the iconic artists will combine their bands to play songs from their recently-released, island-flavored collaborative album, 44/876 (A&M/Interscope Records), and to collaborate on each other’s most celebrated hits such as “Every Breath You Take,” “Englishman In New York,” “Message In A Bottle,” “It Wasn’t Me,” “Mr. Boombastic” and “Angel.”

Kicking off in Miami ‪on September 15 at The Fillmore Miami Beach, Sting & Shaggy: The 44/876 Tour will make stops at various venues along the way including Atlanta’s Tabernacle, The Theater at MGM National Harbor in Washington, Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom, plus additional Fillmore plays in both Philadelphia and Denver, before culminating at The Wiltern in Los Angeles ‪on October 15.

News Bit 6
Blak Mexxiah Release collaboration with Anthony And Wan Row

Ghanaian reggae-dancehall veteran Blak Mexxiah will release his collaboration with his country
colleague Wan Row and Jamaican top star Anthony B tomorrow, 1st June.
The collaboration is a remix of Blak Mexxiah's "Money", a previously released song.

News Bit 7
Mamakaafe Stepping More Stages With Stunning Performances

Mamakaffe, the Ivorian reggae songstress is making fast waves playing concerts since the release of her single Love Party, better still after her interview on our show.

Not long ago she played in Switzerland. And On 6th June she will play again at an Official Intelligence presented event dubbed Ladies Night.

The other other female artistes sharing the stage with Mamakaffe are Miki Vale, Carmolina, Ilana Lorraine, Queen Kandi Cole, Brandi Kane, Valentina Keys and Queen Kadi.

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