SEE IT RIGHT. A new documentary from NTS Radio, Rockers International and Island Records. A personal snapshot of Jamaica’s rich musical heritage and contemporary music scene. First episode released on Thursday 22nd August via Instagram TV on @nts_radio, with the full six episodes published daily over the following week, in conjunction with London’s Notting Hill Carnival on the 25th and 26th August. NTS radio presents a new seven part documentary exploring Jamaica’s rich musical heritage, interviewing key figures in the musical community on the ground in Kingston. Released in the run up to London’s Notting Hill Carnival celebrations, the documentary was filmed on location earlier in 2019, when NTS broadcast live from Jamaica for the first time ever. Produced in collaboration with Island Records, a record label that rose to prominence popularising Jamaican soundsystem culture in Britain, and who celebrated their sixtieth anniversary this year. The documentary covers a diverse range of topics for an intimate snapshot of the Jamaican music scene and soundsystem heritage, featuring exclusive interviews with the tight knit family behind the Rockers International record store on Beat Street in Kingston. Other episodes look to specific areas of the Kingston scene, such as the women artists that have succeeded in a sometimes male-dominated industry, as well as the empowering potency of reggae and dancehall, using poet Louise Bennett’s ‘Colonization In Reverse’ as a point of departure. Follow @nts_radio on Instagram to watch the first episode, and watch out for new episodes published daily.
Suns of Dub is a performing ensemble and production team, creating unique sound experiences that blend live instruments and dub influenced genres. Their hybrid reggae sound includes live melodica, steel pan, nyabinghi drums, live dub and DJ effects. The group has been working and releasing music together since 2010. Riddimentary – Suns of Dub Selects Greensleeves pairs the group with the Greensleeves and VP Records catalogue of reggae masters for a musical tour through the crucial tracks that have formed the outlook and output of the ensemble. The set is a continuous DJ mix of seventeen songs on CD. Among the featured artists on the album is the legendary Augustus Pablo, whose son Addis is a founding member, Jah Bami, vocalists, and Ras Jammy, production and mixing. Riddimentary is the perfect bridge for dub reggae and progressive music fans to connect with all-time reggae classics from the Greensleeves and VP Records catalogue.
LISTEN HERE & BUY:
VP Records / Greensleeves 40th Anniversary
w/ ALBOROSIE, QUEEN IFRICA
& ADDIS PABLO
(Son of AUGUSTUS PABLO)
June 21, 2017
Showtime @ 9pm
Doors Open @ 7pm
Tickets $30 in advance, $35 day of show
VIP Reserved Side Loge Seating
* First Come, First Served
General Admission - Standing Room
* Limited Seating Available First Come, First Served
* Full Menu Available
* $10 Minimum Per Person, For All Tables
* All Ages
See more at: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=8478
Addis Pablo, Jah Bami, Yami Bolo and friends made it out for Addis special night in Brooklyn, NY. Addis Pablo's new mixtape, Majestic Melodies released on Souncloud via LargeUp.com
For more music and releases follow and listen to Addis Pablo music via Soundcloud, ITunes, Apple Music and Youtube. He will be releasing his second album which will be avaliable later this year via VP Records.
Photos by Isis Swaby