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Published:Friday | May 6, 2016 | 12:04 AM
Lisa Hanna speaking at Norman Manley High School on Girls' Day 2015.
Peter Tosh


Chronixx to make Japan debut for Mighty Crown


Mighty Crown's 25th anniversary celebration continues with Chronixx joining the sound system for two concerts in Japan later this month. Slated for Osaka and Kawasaki, Chronixx and the Zinc Fence Redemption band will appear alongside Mighty Crown and Japanese dancehall group Fire Ball. It marks the Capture Land singer's Japan debut.

"We feel that it is important to continue to bridge the gap between Japan and Jamaica through music," said Masta Simon of Mighty Crown. "One of the main reasons we are bringing Chronixx is because we want the people in Japan to feel the real energy of a new artiste from Jamaica through a major live performance. With these being Chronixx's first ever performances in Japan, no doubt, these shows will be exclusive and very, very special to us and all of Japan,"

Mighty Crown has dubbed the high profile Chronixx concerts as chapter one of their festivities in Japan, while their August concert will serve as chapter two featuring another prominent artiste from Jamaica. In addition, the sound has a number of forthcoming performances slated, including Sound Fest Vibez in the Park in July and the Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise 2016. They are currently in the middle of a United Kingdom tour, where they have performed at the O2 Arena in London and Birmingham.


Tosh family launches



cannabis line


Peter Tosh's family has announced it is launching Peter Tosh 420, a company providing quality cannabis products for medicinal power, spiritual enlightenment and recreational enjoyment.

Peter Tosh 420 is a new venture being formed by the family of Peter Tosh, music and entertainment industry veteran Brian Latture', and cannabis industry leader Steven Trenk of Lizada Capital, LLC. Peter Tosh 420 is poised to capitalise on the current legalisation movement.

"We are very excited to be partnering with Steven Trenk, who brings a wealth of experience and immediate industry credibility to our cause," said Latture, who manages the Peter Tosh brand and is chief executive manager of the new venture, PT Capital, LLC.

Trenk, who was an early pioneer investor in the legal cannabis movement, agreed, adding, "There are few names more synonymous with the cannabis industry than that of Peter Tosh. I am just thrilled to be partnering with Peter's family to take a marquee brand like Peter Tosh, who was literally the godfather of the legalisation movement, and spreading his message through Peter Tosh 420. The opportunity to work with the family of this great musician, who dedicated his life to human rights, represents a great honour for Lizada and myself."

"This venture is not just about business. It is about spreading my father's message of equal rights and justice, while bringing what he believed was a sacred herb to the world and doing good deeds in the process," said Niambe McIntosh, administrator of her father Peter Tosh's estate and president of PT Capital, LLC.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Peter Tosh's first solo album and his cannabis anthem Legalize It.




Ken Boothe in Clarendon today


Dancehall pioneer, King Yellowman will be doing a full performance in Clarendon today, his first in seven years.

The eclectic DJ, who has toured the world with such hits like Sensimilla and Zungguzungguguzungguzeng, will be performing at Fyah Side Jerk and Bar in Toll Gate for the new monthly series Clarendon LIVE, promoted by EppJam Production and StreetCred Jamaica.

Dubbed the Retro Edition Yellowman will perform alongside Ken Boothe, backed by the popular Step By Step Band.

"It's a pleasure to perform for Clarendon after such a long time being away from the parish. Touring the world is great but performing for Jamaicans is always a pleasure," Yellowman said.

The event will also feature retro hits from DJ Denvo of FAME FM and will be hosted by Janice Young, also from FAME.

The Clarendon LIVE first Friday series began in April with Mackeehan and Tanya Stephens. "We saw a need in Clarendon for LIVE entertainment and are excited that the people in Manchester, Clarendon and St Catherine agree and have come out to support" Joseph Moore- CEO of EppJam Production, stated.

The monthly series is slated to run until August 2016 with acts like Romain Virgo, Duane Stephenson to perform.


Mommy & Child Summit at Knutsford Court


On Saturday, May 21, the Career Mommy & Child Vision Board Summit will be held at the Knutsford Court Hotel, New Kingston. The summit aims to provide a fun, interactive, practical learning experience and motivational support for personal development, business/entrepreneurial discovery and spiritual development with a vision for building a legacy for Jamaica's children.

The event is being hosted by Outsourcing Business Solutions Limited (OBSL), in association with Your Events & Entertainment Specialist (YEES) Limited. Part proceeds are in aid of the Maxfield Park Children's Home. Board members, selected wards of the home and executives of the Child Development Agency (CDA) are slated to attend.

Incorporating the spirits of Child Month and Mother's Day, the concept of the summit is for children and their mothers to create vision boards that will assist them to identify and realise their life goals and dreams in the long-term. It includes presenting their business ideas to developers and five investors, who will assist with start-up capital. They will be aided by a panel of 'kidpreneurs' led by international kidpreneur, actor, author and ambassador, Kamryn Johnson.

The participants will also be motivated by celebrity mothers, who will deliver key messages about a holistic approach to personal and professional development. The speakers include Opposition Spokesperson on Youth and Culture Lisa Hanna, international gospel singer/speaker Tina Campbell, local divas Emprezz, Kamila McDonald, Kerie-Ann 'Kiki' Thombs, Michelle Gordon and Patrice White.


We Are Reggae celebrates with Capleton, Shuga


Capleton, also known as King Shango, came, saw, blazed and conquered with a blistering two-hour and 10 minute set at We Are Reggae's first anniversary concert last Saturday at the Beach Bar Doctors Cave Beach in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Rising Star 2008 winner Shuga was also masterful in her delivery.

We Are Reggae is put in by Apostles of Production, comprising Peter Lloyd, Patrick Casserole and Orland Maxwell.

Capleton exploded with hits, including In Her Heart, Or Wah, Jah Jah City and Tour, jumping higher and higher on the 10 x 10 feet stage. His set was also coloured with intimate moments. The conviction in his delivery of every lyric gave glimpses into his passion for Rastafari, Jamaica, people of African descent, humanity and the world in general in a performance that was not only powerful but also thought-provoking.

Shuga had set the tone for the evening with beautiful, soaring vocals and strong stagecraft. Jah Will Provide, Soul To Jah, Turn Your Lights Down Low, Ride Di Riddim, Tell Me A Lie, Payback, Crime Scene (Johnny Dead) and Ebony were all appreciated by the audience.

On Saturday, May 28, We Are Reggae presents Luciano.