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May Heats Up International Reggae Awards, Judah Tribe, Jacob Miller & Sugar Minott, May 4 – 25, 2008, Brooklyn

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Brooklyn, NY – As the month of May heats up so does Revival Reggae Sundays. This month the weekly dance party will pay tribute to some of the reggae industry’s biggest artists. Featured events will include the International Reggae & World Music Awards Official FREE After-Party, Judah Tribe soul reggae band “Live”, a tribute to Jacob Miller & Sugar Minott and International Reggae Night. Revival Reggae Sundays takes place at the all new LOX Lounge located at 15 Putnam Avenue in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

The weekly dance party has been hailed as “the revival” of the New York reggae scene. Revival Reggae Sundays features an all-star line up of New York’s premiere djs including DJ Silence of 107.9 Flava FM and DJ Jase of Pointblank Sound. Reggae Sundays has also hosted many live performers including top reggae artist Ky-Enie, Barbadian songstress Toni Norville and Riddim Nation.

Events are currently underway and presented by New York City’s premier reggae event company SAi Entertainment. All events are sponsored by Uzuri Hair Essentials a new line of products created specifically for natural hair.

Sunday May 4th – International Reggae & World Music Awards after-party – 10:00pm
On Sunday May 4th Revival Reggae Sundays will host the official after-party for the International Reggae & World Music Awards. The after-party will take place at LOX Lounge in Brooklyn located at 15 Putnam Ave in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. The Presenter and performers for the IRAWMA awards, taking place at the Apollo Theater, will include Beenie Man, Ky-Mani Marley, Shaggy, Doug E. Fresh, Tarrus Riley, Machel Montano, Freddie McGregor, Junior Reid, Etana, Billy Ocean, Miss Jamaica 2007, Macka Diamond, Lady G, Buju Banton, Claudelle Clarke, Tony Rebel, Lady Ann, Dean Fraser, Winsome Benjamin, Queen Ifrika, Mutabaruka, Cecile, Shelia Hylton, Janet Hubert, and Dwight Pickney.

Admission FREE with award show ticket stub or with RSVP before 12 / $10 without. [email protected]

Sunday May 11th – Revival Reggae Live Series featuring Judah Tribe soul reggae band “Live” – 9:00pm
In 2005, a group of musicians converged in Brooklyn, NY stemming from many parts of the world. Together these talented musicians would find their common mission and common goals. As a result of this unique collaboration, Judah Tribe was born. Judah Tribe is blazing trails with its unique blend of soul, rhythm & blues and roots reggae. Led by vocalist Josh David, the group has honed its sound and forged ahead. New Day Dawnin, their debut album, will be released in the fall of 2008. Judah Tribe recently launched their new website JudahTribe.com which allows visitors to listen to new music, view tour schedules, contact the band and sign up for the band newsletter.

Admission reduced with RSVP before 12 / $10 without. [email protected]

Sunday May 18th – Jacob Miller vs Sugar Minott music tribute
At age 10, Jacob Miller knew that he would become a singer. Born May 4th, 1952 Jacob would only spend a short time on earth before his life was loss in a tragic accident in 1980. He was only 27 years old. In this short time Jacob Miller accomplished so much with hits such as Tenement Yard and All Night ‘Till Daylight. In 1977 as lead singer for the group Inner Circle, Jacob Miller was signed to capitol Records. Later he would sign with Chris Blackwell’s Label Island Records and open for the legend Bob Marley. Under Island Records he released the hit songs Mixed Up Moods, Chapter a Day, Please Mr. Officer, and Jolly Joseph.

Lincoln Barrington Minott aka Sugar Minott was born in Kingston, Jamaica, on May 25, 1956. Few artists have had the impact on Jamaica’s dancehall scene as Sugar Minott. Sugar started out working a selector with various sound systems including his own Gathering of Youth. By 1969 he opted for the microphone and so the legend began. It took a while for the Jamaican public to catch on but by 1978 he had his first hit single Vanity. Since the early days Sugar Minott is credited with over 60 albums, 27 of which were produced by him and over 1,000 45’s.

Admission FREE with RSVP before 12 / $10 without. [email protected]

Sunday May 25th – International Reggae Music Tribute
Reggae Music can now be heard the world over. From the earlier days of Ska and Rocksteady to Dubwise, Dancehall and Culture, reggae music has truly become an international art form. What started on the island on Jamaica has now spread past the furthest boundaries on earth. Artists such as Born Jamericans and Matisyahu from United States, Alpha Blondy from Ivory Coast, UB 40 from the UK, Collie Buddz from Bermuda, Natural Black from Guyana and the late Lucky Dube from South Africa, have all been in the forefront of Reggae Music.

Admission FREE with RSVP before 12 / $10 without. [email protected]

May 4th – Official International Reggae & World Music Awards After-Party
May 11th – Judah Tribe Reggae Band “Live”
May 18th – Jacob Miller vs Sugar Minott music tribute
May 25th – International Reggae Music Tribute

Venue: LOX Lounge, 15 Putnam Ave. Fort Greene, Brooklyn, (Cor. Fulton St & Grand Ave)
Showtime(s): Live Performances Start at 9:00PM until Midnight.

Admission: FREE before 12 with RSVP (except live shows) / $10 without. [email protected]
Website: ReggaeSundays.com

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