New York, New York (August 8, 2016). Reggae and Dancehall artist Jahmiel is rapidly becoming a household name. The demand for his presence on major festivals is showing the young artist that he has a strong future ahead, yet, a huge responsibility to spread the culture across the globe.
Over this past weekend, Jahmiel performed on the mainstage at one of the oldest Reggae festivals in Europe, Reggae Geel. On this years staging of Reggae Geel, (main stage line
-up) two day performances were, Beres Hammond, Tarrus Riley, Konshens, Kabaka Pyramid, Wayne Wonder, Junior Reid, Daweh Congo, Dexta Daps, just to name a few. As the youngest act on main stage, Jahmiel is humbled by the opportunity but made sure he performed like a seasoned act.
Entering the stage in full white, Jahmiel opened his set with one of his hits “True Colours”, which the crowd began singing along to immediately. Commanding the entire stage “Jahmiel performed as if he was a seasoned artist on that stage, I could not believe this was his first ever performance in Europe” says Mikail Matte of Belgium
During his 40 minute inter-active live band performance, Jahmiel performed singles like Stuck Inna Mi Ways, Great Man, Real Father, You Can Do it Too, Long Distance Love, Struggles, just to name a few. But some of the crowd favorites were You Can Do it Too, Where Were You, Heartbreak, True Colours, Great Man and Gain the World.
For Jahmiel the experience was one he will never forget and one he holds dear to his heart.
“To be embraced by a culture who barely understand English, but connects with the passion, message, and energy within my music is a great feeling. I’ve always known music is universal and that my music will inspire, but seeing it for myself as I travel the world, gives me a greater responsibility to continue to make good music and spread it across the globe” says Jahmiel.
With a jam-pact schedule ahead, Jahmiel gears up for his first performance in Montreal, Canada at Montreal Reggae Festival end of month.
New York, New York (August 8, 2016) Dancehall Superstar Konshens is definitely one of dancehall most sought after acts and his schedule & show turn outs are clear reasons why.
On July 28th, Konshens departed Jamaica to Freeport Bahamas, where he headlined two sold out shows. Immediately after his performances he jetted to New York where he co-headlined a free concert in Brooklyn. The concert is a part of the Martin Luther Kings Summer Concert series held annually & produced by VP Records. Also performing on this concert was reggae songstress Etana,.
Performing with a band, Konshens connected immediately with the at-capacity crowd, but it was seven words, that caused the audience to erupt. “Wha this mek you feel like do”. These are the opening lyrics to Konshens hit single “Bruck Off Yuh Back”, the video has garnered over 11 million hits via YouTube and is one of the biggest dancehall songs to play throughout the Caribbean for their carnival season.
“Oh My God, I loved every bit of Konshens performance, he had everyone singing from he entered the stage, but when he sang ‘Bruck Off Yuh Back’, I thought the entire park lost their minds” says Shaunille Lawrence of Queens, New York.
After his energetic performance in Brooklyn, Konshen was off to begin his five – week European tour, which is a combination of club and festival dates. This past weekend, Konshens performed at Reggae Geel on their first night and returned for a surprise performance, with Tarrus Riley singing their hit single, ‘Good Girl Gone Bad’.
A moving performance at Reggae Geel, Konshens had the over 20 thousand in attendance light up the park with their phones as he performed “Buss A Blank” remembering all those who have passed on. Off to Germany now, Konshens is set to release his video for his remake of Beenie Man – Gal Dem Sugar, which is now available on itunes.