Marcia Griffiths and Friends in UK, Chronixx captures USA
Today, The Gleaner starts two features in its Saturday publication that will focus on the international scope of the island's popular culture. They are On The Road, which notes some of the overseas performance dates by Jamaican-based artistes individually, as well as the line-ups of various festivals; and On The Charts, a look at some of the song movement, or song rankings, in major markets. While in both cases it is impossible to capture all that is happening, we hope that you will better grasp the international scope of Jamaican popular music and be encouraged to look up more information yourself.
Assassin is part of Yardcore: Brooklyn Bashment in New York on Sunday, May 10, along with Lisa Hype, Tifa, Kranium, Ricky Blaze and King Jammy sound system.
A number of dates are listed for Chronixx's Captureland US tour later this month. On May 22, he is in Monterey, California. He performs in Salt Lake City, Utah, on May 25, and Denver, Colorado, the following day. Rounding out the month are Chicago, Illinois (May 28); Colombus, Ohio (May 29); Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (May 30); and Hartford, Connecticut (May 31). There are 14 dates listed for June, the last being in Miami, Florida, on the 20th.
I-Octane will be at the 02 Academy, Brixton, London, on May 24.
Israel Vibration has three dates in France later in May. On the 28th it is Marseille, May 30 sees them playing in Montpelier, and they close out the month in Narbonne.
Jimmy Cliff plays in Grand-Bourg, Guadeloupe, on Saturday, May 23, then the following day he is at the Antigua Recreation Ground, St John's, Antigua.
Jah9 is on Salute The Empress tonight in Redway, California, along with Sister Nancy and Etana.
Josey Wales, who is The Colonel and The Outlaw of deejaying, has two back-to-back dates in the USA later this month. On Sunday, May 24, he will be at Best of the Best, Bayfront Park, Miami, Florida, an event that also features Capleton, Beenie Man, Spice, Morgan Heritage, Alkaline, Sanchez, Wayne Wonder, and many more.
The following day, Monday, May 25, Wales is part of the Oracabessa Festival at Roy Wilkins Park, Queens, New York. Also performing at that event are Tarrus Riley, Freddie McGregor, Sean Paul, Christopher Martin, Alaine, Grace Thrillers, Kukudoo, Shuga and others.
Ahead of his US tour with Iba Mahr in June and July, Kabaka Pyramid, along with his Bebble Rockers Band, will perform with Mikey Dangerous, Exco Levi and King Ujah at On Da Rox, 1600 Steeles Avenue West, Vaughan, Ontario, Canada, on Saturday, May 17.
Marcia Griffiths is on tour in the UK with her friends, including Bob Andy, Tanya Stephens and Richie Spice. On Thursday, May 14, they are in Bristol; the following day they are in Leeds, and on the 16th, they go to Birmingham, with a London date on the 17th.
Shaggy performs at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre, New York, on Sunday, May 31, along with Pitbull, Ricky Martin, Jason Derulo and Kelly Clarkson.
Tonight, The Skatalites are at the Brooklyn Bowl, New York, USA, along with Subatomic Sound System. On May 31, they play in Santiago, Chile.