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Published:Friday | November 7, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Bernard Harvey (left), Roger Lewis (seated), Lancelot Hall (front) and Ian Lewis of Inner Circle. Contributed
Jah Cure

Inner Circle works with younger acts

Since 1997, Inner Circle Band has undertaken one of its most intense periods of touring, playing to large crowds, often in territories where few touring acts dare to venture.

"In the last three or four years, we've been everywhere in the world, " says band member Lewis. "Brazil, Guam, India, Taipei, Beirut, Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Asia, India the United Arab Emirates," continues Lancelot Hall. "Travelling around the world, you really learn that everybody's basically the same," observes Ian Lewis.

Inner Circle's recent collaborations include a remix of Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg's Young Wild and Free, featuring Bizerk and I-Octane. In May 2014, Chronixx, Stephen McGregor, Don Corleone and Supa Dups assembled at the band's Circle House Studios in Miami. Chronixx is the latest to work with the Miami-based veterans. He sang the lyrics to Tenement Yard, with Jacob Miller's distinctive vocals from the original track in the background.

According to Lewis, "Jacob would be very happy ... . It's a perfect bridge of past and present." Inner Circle is also releasing new projects with the talents of Nengo Flow and Flo Rida in a song called Fall in Love. They also recently did a One Love remix and included the works of Pitbull and Peter Morgan.

Jah Cure on European trek

Singer Jah Cure kicked off his Life We Live Tour on Thursday, October 30, in Hamburg, Germany. The tour is also in support of the newest single Life We Live from his upcoming album, scheduled for release in early 2015.

The tour comprises 19 shows, with stops in Germany, The Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Belgium, Switzerland, France, and Austria.

Jah Cure said "My team and I have had a great reception from reggae fans in Europe. It's been a while since I have been here for an extended period and I am looking forward to sharing my music and passion with the people here."

On November 4, he performed at Huize Maas in Groningen. The Scandinavian leg of the tour started on November 5 at the Moriska Paviljongen in Malmo, Sweden, before he headed to Oslo, Norway, on November 6, to perform at John Dee's. The tour returns to Sweden at the Nalen in Stockholm today, after which Jah Cure will travel to Helsinki, Finland, on November 8, for a performance at the Teatteri Forum.

The Life We Live Tour will continue in Belgium on November 10 at Petrol in Antwerp, then Arnheim, Netherlands, at Luxor Live on November 12, before two stops in Switzerland at Gaskessel in Bern and Maison Des Associations in Geneva on November 13 and 14, respectively.

The final leg of the tour begins in France at the Next Club in Toulouse on November 15, then there is an appearance in Switzerland's capital, Zurich, at the Escherwyss on November 16 before Jah Cure travels to Vienna, Austria, on November 17 to perform at the Reigen. The tour will then close with three performances in France, first at Le Crooner in Rouen on November 20, then Glazartin Paris on November 21, before a finale at the Barbey in Bordeaux on November 23.