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Vegas releases Identify My Love

Published:Thursday | March 24, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Mr Vegas
Members of Mighty Crown sound system.

Vegas releases 'Identify My Love'

Mr Vegas has released the single Identify My Love, which he produced along with Riva Nile Productions. "Major international acts are using the same 'original dancehall' sound and making chart-topping hits all over the world. So now it's fitting that we give the world the authentic dancehall sound from an actual dancehall and reggae artiste," Mr Vegas said.

Mr Vegas has also released visuals for Identify My Love, directed by Jay Will for Game Over films. The video portrays an everyday reality the person you want to be with doesn't want to be with you, while the person that person wants to be with may not want to be with him or her. Vegas can relate to this kind of rejection.

"Sure, I have been rejected on many occasions, especially when I wasn't famous. I still am a fool for love, though, so I'm in no position as yet to give advice on

relationships" Vegas shared.

He is preparing for a performance on a French Cruise within a few weeks.

Vintage Rumble in NY next month

Irish and Chin's latest entertainment instalment, Vintage Rumble, is slated for the Amazura in Queens, New York, on Friday, April 15. It brings vintage reggae and dancehall centre stage, and the promoters have recruited Downbeat, Black Scorpio, Bodyguard, Silver Hawk, and Mighty Crown sound systems to drop the tunes in a sound clash.

"Vintage selections are a huge part of our music culture," said Garfield 'Chin' Bourne of Irish and Chin. "Additionally, as the sport of sound clashing is passed from generation to generation, we must continue to find creative ways of highlighting the music and talent of past contributors."

Sound clash fans and hard-core reggae and dancehall music lovers will have the opportunity to convene under one roof when a sound clash erupts through top-shelf 45s and dub plates, and an invigorating musical journey will unfold, channelling the '70s, '80s, and '90s.

Other Irish and Chin events include World Clash, Reeewind, Death Before Dishonour, US Rumble, and Irish and Chin Theatre.

Shereita to perform at National Gallery on April 3

Since the last Sunday of March 2016, is Easter, there will be no Last Sundays on that day. Instead, the National Gallery will offer a special Sunday programme on Sunday, April 3.

The programme will feature a musical performance by Sherieta and four exhibitions. These include selections from the permanent collection, recent acquisitions, and a small-tribute exhibition to Barrington Watson. It will also be the last chance to view the critically acclaimed Explorations IV: Masculinities exhibition, which has been held over and

closes on that day.

Sherieta was a semi-finalist in the BBC's 2007 The Next Big Thing competition. She is a proficient songwriter who not only writes her own songs, but has penned lyrics for a number of Jamaican artistes, including Etana (Warrior Love, Trigger), Tarrus Riley (Let Peace Reign), Marcia Griffiths (Beer and a Girl), and Romain Virgo (Beautiful).

She has also recorded background vocals on thousands of songs, including My Dream (Nesbeth), Never Give Up (Chronixx), Never Leave I and Gimme Likkle One Drop (Tarrus Riley), Don't You Remember, and System (Romain Virgo).

Her latest single, The Last Time, on the Cold Heart

riddim, is produced by Robert Livingston for Scikron/Big Yard Music.

Sizzla headline Punch Fest 2016

Punch Fest 2016, a first-time event on the Easter calendar, takes place on Saturday, March 26, at the V Club in Independence City, Portmore.

The featured performer is Sizzla Kalonji, who is currently on the Billboard reggae chart with his album 876. Also on the main stage will be Jade, Dadre, Tiana, Lavish, I Vision, Jarie, Fire Ash, D Medz, rapper Slo Mo, Alien, Dilligence, Diamond Chip, Kritixx, and Emmanuel Stain.

"Jamaica and the Jamaican Diaspora are like an organic fresh farm for reggae talent, and I wanted to create an event where I could present a current legend alongside the next generation of stars," Nikimo Palache, founder of Punch Fest said. "There is just too much awesome talent out there that never gets seen or heard due to all kinds of issues, so I wanted to create an entertaining performance opportunity for the best of this new talent."

Gates open at 8 p.m. and show time is 10 p.m.