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Protoje’s Inside. Grammy Nominee Reverts to the ‘Rounds’ as He Delivers New Music, Talks Social Media and more.

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We sat for a quick chat with the reggae artiste in St. Clair, Trinidad on Monday. He’d made a few media rounds and was eager to hit the beach during his quick stop. “I wish I could get to the beach more,” he admitted, telling us that at home in Jamaica he doesn’t get to the beach as often as he’d like. He also said he’d been making an effort to reevaluate how much time he spent on social media. “I’ve been looking at how much time I’m spending online,” he said, assessing the issue of ‘less human interaction’ in today’s world. He’s not a huge fan of social media but admits to its effectiveness when it comes to marketing music globally.

Born Oje Ken Ollivierre, Protoje’s father is actually a St. Vincent born calypsonian. It’s never been the genre of choice for him though. He says he appreciates the story telling in the music and when it comes to Soca, he hopes to visit for Trinidad and Tobago’s carnival next year and has even spoken with Bunji Garlin about possible collaborations in the future. “Will you play mas?” we asked. He said, “oh no… maybe I’ll just go on top the truck, yuh know,” he replied coyly.

Undoubtedly a cool, collective and naturally humble person, the artiste who teamed up with fellow reggae artist, Chronnix for the hit single, ‘Who Knows’, says he’s been turned on to the sound of the young female artiste he collaborated with on this latest single. He said Lila Ike has a unique sound that he’s really looking out to hear more of on the circuit as time progresses. He’s also a fan of Chronixx and of course, the new age reggae sensation, Koffee.

Ebuzztt.com spoke in depth with Protoje on several topics of interest, including his hope for his one year old baby girl. Be sure to follow us on Instagram and stay tuned for our IG TV feature with the artist, coming soon.

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Tarrus Riley Gets Personal with NYC on October 1st.

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On October 1st, fans of reggae in New York City will be treated to a one of a kind event, when reggae sensation, Tarrus Riley graces the stage of the world renowned SOBs music venue where he’ll present music off his ‘Blending Life’s Experiences Musically’ EP.

Although listening sessions are a common occurrence in the music realm, Riley who recently delivered to rave reviews from both fans and music industry insiders, an unforgettable musical experience in his homeland of Jamaica, will replicate the latter in New York, according to his team at Destine Media. Simply and expertly, Tarrus replaced the typical album listening affair with a live band experience. “People can expect to have an up close and personal BLEM experience with Tarrus, who will be performing in the famous SOBs for the first time. This event with limited capacity will be a special event for NY,” said his publicist, Ronnie Tomlinson.

In an added bonus and to keep the night’s memories alive, the ticketed admission will include a copy of the coveted EP. Produced by Izy Beats, B.L.E.M (Blending Life’s Experiences Musically) offers a diverse offering of six songs inspired by the crooner’s personal situations.

“I’ve been in one of these songs at some point in my life,” Tarrus recently said.

Doors Open at 7pm.

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Grammy Collectors, Third World Stays Atop the Charts With New ‘Jr. Gong’ Produced Album.

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Undeniably one of the hardest working bands on the scene, ten-times Grammy nominated, Third World this summer celebrated the release of their 22nd studio album, More Work To Be Done , produced by Damian “Jr Gong” Marley.

The Reggae unit recently completed a very successful tour around the world – conquering four continents and 10 countries including USA, Canada, France, Spain, Tunisia, Ghana, Austria, Netherlands, Switzerland, Curacao. The band describes their experience as powerful, refreshing and encouraging.”Touring is everything. We take you on a 45 year symphonious journey.  It’s our way of sharing our passion with the world and thank everyone in person. Third World show is always a little different, there is something there for everyone.” explained a band insider.

The band’s 22nd album has been produced by Damian Marley.

From their modest 1975 beginnings as an opening act for Bob Marley & the Wailers’ World Tour, to present times, Third World has stood the test of time delivering a lasting memory through their showmanship. Shortly after concluding their 2019 winter touring season, and in keeping with the ‘More Work To Be Done’ sentiment, the globetrotting band launched their intercontinental journey at the Issa Foundation Fundraiser at Couples Resorts in Ocho Rios alongside Grammy Award-winning Australian group Air Supply and rising star Koffee.  

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