Throughout their career, House of David Gang has been known for their uplifting roots rock reggae sound, which pays homage to the classic 70′s & 80 Jamaican sound mixed with a modern rootsy
Canadian feel. The band takes its name from The House of David, an afterhours spot on Queen Street West in Toronto that was a Rasta hotspot for reasoning, dancing and reggae music from the late 80s until the mid 90s.read more
Here is the podcast for all those who missed today’s extended Rebel Vibez Show……Listen to this weeks Rebel Vibez Grind with Carrie Mullings as she puts you in the Caribbean mood with massive vibez and entertainment….
Edited by Kevin Macdonald, director of “Last King Of Scotland” and the forthcoming “Marley” documentary, the “Hide Tide Or Low Tide” video includes recent footage of expressionless mothers caring for their children, oblivious toddlers playing amidst skeletons of wildlife, and numerous frail, sick babies.
In one of the more poignant images, a mother draws a bucket from a well only to find it filled with dirt and not one drop of water.
It’s fitting that this song from Bob Marley & The Wailers’ debut album would be selected to help raise awareness of the tragedy.
The “High Tide Or Low Tide” lyrics still provoke chills nearly 40 years after the song’s debut. Marley, a late icon, who used his music to encourage social change, sings about one of his mother’s prayers.
“A child is born in this world, he needs protection,” Marley sings, quoting his mother. During the song’s chorus, he pledges unconditional friendship: “In high seas or-a low seas, I’m gonna be your friend.”
Partnering with Save The Children, the Marleys, Fuller, and Blackwell are hoping to make an impact. Universal Music Global has agreed to donate all profits from the video.
The Marley family wrote a letter asking the public to support the effort:
We are reaching out to you today to ask a favor. We believe that you can help us stop children dying [in] the most devastating food crisis happening today in East Africa.
Not one child should be denied food nor water. Not one child should suffer from the conflict caused by grown men. Over three million woman and children are suffering. They are innocent. They are not political. They are starving. Bob Marley, then and now, stands for an Africa united, for one love, for the protection of children worldwide. Please join us as we, along with Save The Children, stand up together as friends to put a stop to this needless waste of life, to feed our children and to save their lives.
We are asking you to please post our video message to your Facebook page. This generous act will help us reach through your friends and ours over two hundred million people worldwide.
The Marley family
More than 150 of the world’s biggest stars have joined the cause and are encouraging their fans to watch the video and donate.
Below is a list of the celebrity supporters:
The Rolling Stones
Gwen Stefani and No Doubt
THE BIGGEST NAMES IN REGGAE, HIP-HOP, R&B, DANCEHALL & SOCA CONVERGED ON BICENTENNIAL PARK DOWNTOWN FOR TWO PEACEFUL DAYS OF MUSIC, FOOD & FAMILY FUN!
Chris Brown, Rick Ross, Shabba Ranks, Drake, Stephen & Damian Marley, Trey Songz, Keri Hilson, Vybz Kartel, DJ Khaled, Tarrus Riley, Ace Hood, Lloyd, Sanchez, Jeremih, I-Octane, Trina, Miguel, Etana, Marsha Ambrosius, Assassin, Big Sean, Alison Hinds & More Represented!
(Miami, FL -June 7, 2011)South Florida’s premier music and lifestyle promotions companies, Rocker’s Island and XO Management, would like to thank all the artists, managers, label personnel, sponsors, media, staff and of course, the fans, for making Best Of The Best Weekend 2011 a resounding success.
The longest running Memorial Weekend destination event, Best Of The Best celebrated its 5th year with two blockbuster music festivals held without incident on Saturday, May 28th and Sunday, May 29th at Bicentennial Park (1075 Biscayne Blvd.) in downtown Miami.
Day one, dubbed Spring Fest, featured the best of the best in contemporary R&B and Hip-Hop, including Miami native Rick Ross, Chris Brown,Trey Songz, Drake, Keri Hilson, Lloyd, Jeremih, Miguel, Marsha Ambrosius (formerly of the duo Floetry), Travis Porter and Big Sean. Nationally syndicated radio personality and comedian Rickey Smiley hosted the event with Russ Parr.
Dancehall icon, Shabba Ranks rocked the house on day two alongside some of the top acts in Reggae, Hip-Hop, Dancehall and Soca, including Stephen and Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, DJ Khaled, Vybz Kartel (who appeared on the big screen with his band live via satellite from Jamaica), Tarrus Riley, Alison Hinds, Trina, Assassin, Etana, Sanchez, I-Octane, Ace Hood, Stephen McGregor, Chino, Richie Loop, Demarco, Gappy Ranks, Romain Virgo, Tifa, ZJ Liquid.
Best Of The Best Weekend 2011 was presented by FEVER — The World’s 1st Stimulation Drink (www.feverusa.com). Additional sponsors included Swift Kick Sneaker Wipes (www.swiftkickproducts.com), now available at Walgreens.
‘SENSIMILLA’ IS 2011 MMA BEST REGGAE WINNER! At 2 pm today the Winners for the 2011 MMA’s were announced at the Toronto Treating Yourself Expo and Juno Award Winner Elaine Lil’ Bit Shepherd represented once again! Her pre-released track “Sensimilla” won the 2011 Marijuana Music Awards Best Reggae Winner. Congratulations for being
2011 Marijuana Music Awards Best Reggae Winner!