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MAY/JUNE 2017

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MPR CONSULTING MONTHLY MAGAZINE

MORGAN HERITAGE AVRAKEDABRA

ETANA REGGAE FOREVER

The Royal Family of Reggae released their anticipated album following their 2016 Grammy win for Best Reggae Album.

The Reggae STAR embarked on her 2017 North American  tour, the first since leaving VP records.

OMARI BANKS ARTSCAPE 2017 After the critical acclaim release of his 2017 "SUNLIGHT" album, Omari Banks travels across continents  to bring sunshine.

"A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND SITES BEGINS WITH A SINGLE CLICK."


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REGGAE STAR ETANA 2017 Reggae Forever North American tour dates.

05 OMARI BANKS SUNLIGHT From Anguilla to the world, the reggae rock blues artist delivers musical sunshine.

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MORGAN HERITAGE AVRAKEDABRA Grammy Award-Winning Siblings makes magical history.

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KIRK DIAMOND The JUNO award nominated dancehall and reggae artist released debut EP.

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With an album slated for summer release, the dancehall and reggae star delivers back to back hits.

Grammy Award-Winning Siblings makes magical history.

KING OF STAGE I-OCTANE

09 ABBY DALLAS Empowering ladies one hit song at a time.

REGGAE BAND EARTHKRY

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K'CONEIL The Genre Fluid rising star breaks genre barries.


ETANA REGGAE FOREVER As the Strong One recently concluded a successful UK tour as a special guest of the royal reggae family, Morgan Heritage, Etana announced her summer 2017 Reggae Forever North American Tour in support of her forthcoming July 2017 EP. "I look forward to seeing all my fans. The best way for me to thank all of you for your unwavering support through the years is with music. I want you all to know that when I am on that stage singing, I sing to each of you." - Etana

JUNE 10: BELLS ISLE MARINA, HAMPTON VA JUNE 11: HAMILTON, WASHINGTON DC JUNE 18: ST. LUCIA ROOTS & SOUL FESTIVAL* JUNE 22: GAS MONKEY BAR - DALLAS, TX JUNE 23: FLAMINGO CANTINA - AUSTIN, TX JUNE 24: NOLA CARIBBEAN FESTIVAL, NEW ORLEANS JUNE 25: CLUB RIDDIMS, HOUSTON TX JULY 1: FESTIVAL OF VOICES - GUADELOUPE* JULY 7: SOLVENUE, CARSON, CA JULY 8: 710 OCEAN BEACH CLUB, SAN DIEGO, CA JULY 12: HOPMONK TAVERN, SEBASTOPOL, CA JULY 14: MOE'S ALLEY, SANTA CRUZ, CA JULY 15: CHRIS NEW HARBOR, BELMONT, CA JULY 16: #CALIFORNIA WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL, GRASS VALLEY, CA JULY 29: SOUTH BEND IN - INDIANA REGGAE JAM JULY 30: ATALNTA, GA -CLAYTON COUNTY INT'L PARK AUGUST 1: GUYANA* AUGUST 5: ORLANDO, FLORIDA AUGUST 9, CLEVELAND, OH- GROG SHOP - TBA AUGUST 12: DETROIT, MI, NEW CENTER PARK AUG 19: #CALGARY REGGAE FESTIVAL, CALGARY, CANADA AUG 20: MONTREAL INT'L REGGAE FESTIVAL, #MONTREAL, CANADA AUG 25: YONKERS, NY -TBA AUG 26 : BRIGHTON MUSIC HALL, BOSTON, MA AUG 27: SURFSIDE BEACH, SALISBURY, MA SEPT 1: BLUFF OAKS, MA- TBA

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MORGAN HERITAGE AVRAKEDABRA On May 19th, 2017, Grammy award-winning Morgan Heritage made historical Global debut with the release of Avrakedabra Album entering the reggae iTunes charts at #3 Australia, #2 France, #2 Germany, #1 Italy, #2 Japan, #2 Netherlands, #3 UK and #2 in the U.S. The spherical achievement is befitting since the untraditional creation of this album with recording sessions took place across 4 different continents highlighting the groups effort of taking Reggae music to the 4 corners of the Earth. " Avrakedabra feels and represents the new Era that our career is about to enter." - Morgan Heritage

“Avrakedabra is one heck of an album! Great harmonies, excellent arrangements and beau coup outstanding reggae tunes. After winning a Grammy, it’s difficult to surpass expectations. But Morgan Heritage pulled it off. This album is even better than the last.” – Huffington Post “…the culture-driven pop-reggae five-piece has managed to deliver yet another quality album, Avrakedabra.” – Live For Live Music " Do you believe in magic? if not, I’m sure after listening the legendary royal reggae family Morgan Heritage eleventh studio album Avrakedabra you will see that Reggae music can cast a great spell on its listeners." - Riddim Don Magazine

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OMARI BANKS SUNLIGHT As Omari continues on his musical journey to deliver "SUNLIGHT", the artist with the "chamomile voice" Forbes, heads to the Sunshine State for nine selected dates. From June 11th in Naples, Florida, Omari will visit Delray Beach, Tampa, Jaksonville, Miramar and Fernandina Beach. The crooner recently announced that he will take the stage at the 36th annual 2017 Artscape (America's largest free arts festival which yearly attracts 350,000+ attendees over three days.) Â alongside world-famous Drummer , Multi-award winner Sheila E, American funk and soul band led by Robert Randolph (Named on of 100 greatest guitarists of all time by Rolling Stone ) and world famous American Gypsy punk band Gogol Bordello among other performers. The charismatic Omari who proudly has taken over the reins to deliver Anguilla Reggae to the international forefront is renowned for his "dashing good looks, rockstar stage presence and impressive singer-songwriter skills- Forbes" will entertain patrons with "Reggae Summertime, Naturally, Don't Expect It" and more from his newly released SUNLIGHT album. "This will be my first time performing to such a crowd in this beautiful city, and as a lover of all art forms it is such an honor and pleasure for me to bring some Sunlight to Artscape. I look forward to see you all" - Omari Banks Omari Banks will perform on Sunday, July 23rd at 3:30pm at Artscape main stage.

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KIRK DIAMOND KIRK DIAMOND "GREATER" THE EP iJUNO award nominated dancehall and reggae artist Kirk Diamond released his debut EP produced by German based label Hype & Partner. GREATER features 7 tracks proudly displaying his versatility in mastering rhythms. With 6 tracks written by Kirk himself, and a cowriting collaboration with Elaine Shepherd on the single "Everything", "Greater The EP" tells of the Spanish Town, Jamaica native harmonious story. In a previous release to the media he explained "Greater is a story of my musical journey to this point with an optimistic look on what's next to come." - Kirk Diamond.

TRACK LISTING 1. Greater (Now Or Later) feat. Suse Karadah 2. Everything feat. Elaine Shepherd 3. Right Ya Suh 4. Born In Jamaica 5. Marijuana 6. I Quit 7. Give Thanks

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GREATER EP smarturl.it/GreaterKD


DANCEHALL REGGAE STAR I-OCTANE From a sensuous and provocative single featuring dancehall star Spice, to inspirational and meaningful words on a track with reggae recording artist Ginjah. Dancehall and Reggae Star IOctane has displayed his prolific style and versatility for his upcoming album. Fans await with anticipation for the summer gift of music from the artist, who in between putting the final touches in studio, has thrilled his fans with impressive appearances at Appleton Signature Nights, Best of The Best,Red Stripe Premier League Finals at Jamaica's National Stadium in Kingston, and at Digicel Jamaica's Racers Grand Prix. As summer kicks off in high gear, stay tuned for more shows, and one of summer 2017 most anticipated album.

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EARTHKRY "PHILOSOPHY SONG IS BASICALLY ABOUT CONTROLLING YOUR OWN DESTINY WITH THE SEEDS YOU PLANT NOW."

KEYBOARD PLAYER PHILLIP MCFARLANE , DRUMMER KIERON CUNNINGHAM, BASS GUITARIST KAMARDO BLAKE AND VOCALIST/GUITARIST ALDAYNE HAUGHTON HAVE PEN TO PAPER, AND DELIVERED "PHILOSOPHY", THE LEAD SINGLE FROM THEIR UPCOMING ALBUM. PRODUCED BY EARTHKRY, THE MELODIOUS REASONING SINGS OF FUNDAMENTAL NATURE OF KNOWLEDGE, REALITY, AND EXISTENCE. "PHILOSOPHY SONG IS BASICALLY ABOUT CONTROLLING YOUR OWN DESTINY WITH THE SEEDS YOU PLANT NOW. ALL THAT A MAN WANTS IN LIFE IS DOWN TO THE PHILOSOPHY HE APPLIES TO HIMSELF THROUGH THE DIFFERENT STAGES OF LIFE. IF OUR PEOPLE CAN BE MORE AWARE OF THE IMPORTANCE OF LIFE PHILOSOPHIES AND HOW IT CAN SHAPE OUR FUTURE, THEN I THINK BETTER DAYS ARE AHEAD. HOWEVER, WHEN WE SPEAK OF PHILOSOPHY WE SPEAK OF THE POSITIVE ONES. THE ONES OF DISCIPLINE, RIGHTEOUSNESS AND POSITIVITY. SO WILL YOU BUILD YOUR HOUSE ON THE SINKING SAND LIKE THE FOOLISH MAN? SO WHAT PERSPECTIVE DO YOU BUILD DREAMS TO REALITY? CAUSE FOR EVERY ACTION IS A EQUAL REACTION. CHILDREN, KNOW PHILOSOPHY!" EXPLAINED EARTHKRY'S PHILLIP MCFARLANE. WHILE "PHILOSOPHY" THE SINGLE Â IS AVAILABLE ON ALL MAJOR DIGITAL STORES (SMARTURL.IT/EARTHKRYPHILOSOPHY), THE BAND RELEASED UNPRETENTIOUS VISUALS GIVING VIEWERS A TASTE OF WHAT WE CAN EXCEPT AS EARTHKRY GEARS UP TO ANNOUNCE THEIR SUMMER 2017 TOUR DATES. EARTHKRY - LEGACY MUSIC.

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MUSIC + FASHION = ABBY DALLAS Soulful dancehall and reggae singing sensation Abby Dallas recently released her playful "GOLD DIGGER" anthem paired with sexy visuals featuring some of the island's sexiest and talented dancers. "It's a playful song not to be taken too seriously, but for all the men that like to brag about all that they can offer, I sing Put your money where yuh mouth is Car affi buy and couple houses MIi bank account it affi loaded Fi do me hair and buy mi groceries.." - Abby Dallas

Her amazing voice and bubbly personality are only matched by her unique sense of style indicative of a star. It is that style, and magical demeanor that recently put the songstress front and center at the 2017 Saint International's Style Week 2017, in Jamaica. Abby charmed the crowd with her new single produced by renowned Lamar "riff raff" brown and co producer Kamal Evans for Genna Storm productions. With her renowned versatility displaying a mix of lovers rock, gritty dancehall tunes, pop infused singles and traditional reggae roots, Abby's style has earned her worldwide fans.

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K'CONEIL

"K’CONEIL MAKES MUSIC THAT REFLECTS THIS BLEND OF CULTURES ORGANICALLY WITHOUT FEELING FORCED OR CONTRIVED. HE HAS CARVED OUT HIS OWN LANE WITHIN THE MUSIC SPACE, WITH A “GENRE FLUID” STYLE THAT’S SURE TO CATCH THE EAR OF THE WIDE WORLD" - ROB KENNER MUSIC JOURNALIST/COMPLEX, BOOMSHOTS,MASS APPEAL Since releasing his billboard charting debut "LOVE/LUST" EP, K'Coneil has been busy touring in support of the hit filled EP. He recently closed out Canada's 2017 CUT HIP HOP AWARDS with a memorable and exciting performance of his single "Love How You Whine" with platinum selling, multi-award winner Kreesha Turner. K'Coneil and Kreesha Turner "Love How You Whine" video filmed in Miami, produced by worn renowned Salaam Remi (Gimme The Light-Sean Paul) will premiere in the upcoming month.

GENRE FLUID "THE ABILITY TO FLOAT IN AND OUT OF DIFFERENT GENRES, IN AN ATTEMPT TO CREATE A PALETTE OF SONIC PERFECTION "

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