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Buju Banton Releases “Blessed” From Long-Awaited Album “Upside Down 2020,” His First in a Decade Out June 26

NEW YORK, NY  – Grammy winner, multiple Billboard Hot 100 chart topping artist and international reggae icon, Buju Banton, today releases “Blessed” off his much-anticipated album, “Upside Down 2020,” his first full-length studio album in a decade. The Dave Kelly produced “Blessed” is coming along with the long-awaited album release date announcement. “Upside Down 2020” will be available everywhere on June 26, 2020. The album is also now available for pre- order at: https://umusic.digital/upsidedown

Launch of the Hon. Louise Bennett-Coverley Memorial Lecture Series - Virtual Event

Pembroke Pines, Florida - The Louise Bennett-Coverley Heritage Council and the Friends of the South Regional/Broward College Library, are pleased to announce the launch of the prestigious Hon. Louise Bennett-Coverley Memorial Lecture Series, Saturday, June 20th, 2020 - (2:00pm-3:30pm), presented under the distinguished patronage of the Consul General of Jamaica – Mr. Oliver Mair.

Celebrate Caribbean-American Heritage This June with a New Analog and Digital Art and History Exhibition

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.– Celebrate Caribbean-American Heritage Month in the digital age with “The Island Imprint: The Art and History of the Caribbean Community in Broward County.” The fine art and historical exhibition is produced by cultural nonprofit Island SPACE (islandspacefl.org) with the patronage of  History Fort Lauderdale (historyfortlauderdale.org), and is on display through June 29. Guests can enjoy the free interactive, virtual exhibition through the Island SPACE website, and may visit the physical exhibition at History Fort Lauderdale in The New River Inn (231 SW Second Avenue) beginning on June 15. 

Jamaican artist Krystle Sabdul’s “Boys Laughing” will be featured in “The Island Imprint: The Art and History of the Caribbean Community in Broward County,” June 1 – 29 online and at History Fort Lauderdale.

Kumar Premieres "Dry Bones" Video on LargeUp

Kumar, the former lead vocalist of Jamaican Grammy-nominated reggae group Raging Fyah, has released a brand new video for his song "Dry Bones (Piano Version)." The sleek visuals for the melodic ballad premiered on Caribbean music, arts, and culture platform LargeUp.

Dre Island Announces Debut Album + Unveils New Video "Still Remain" (COMPLEX Premiere)

Dre Island is one of Jamaica's most powerful messengers. The multi-faceted artist – who sings, songwrites, produces and plays piano – will release his debut album Now I Riseon May 29th, 2020 through a joint-venture partnership with DubShot Records and Kingston Hills Entertainment. The 13-track release will feature the hit single “We Pray” feat Popcaan, “My City” and the recently released “Be Okay” feat Jesse Royal, as well as 9 previously unreleased songs. Other collaborations on the album include “Days of Stone” feat Chronixx and “Run to Me” feat Alandon. Today, along with the pre-order of the album, he unveils the last song on the album “Still Remain” accompanied by a brand new video directed by Fernando Hevetia. 

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