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Rreecy Did Not Come to Play! Watch That Auto Body Work!

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Rreecey, a New York based soca artiste, left Trinidad and Tobago on Saturday, after a week of media stops to promote brand new music that could very well catapult her into the mainstream soca market. Humble yet determined, the vibrant entertainer who teamed up with Jason ‘Shaft’ Bishop, introduced soca lovers to ‘Auto Body’ with a level of exuberance and pride that’s often hard to come by.

Rreecey is Shereece Bernard. She lives in the US, but has held her homeland, Trinidad and Tobago close to her heart since 2005, when she migrated. As the carnival excitement looms, Rreecey makes it abundantly clear that she is ready to dive into the soca market, and is excited to make her formal entry with a single written by super songwriter, Jason ‘Shaft’ Bishop.

Last week, Rreecey, accompanied by her fellow artiste, Eggy Dan, leveraged a week- long media tour, hitting a number of media houses, including Red 96.7FM, Tobago Channel 5, Wack FM, Boomchampions 94.1FM and even taking the stage at the Pavement Lime in Tobago. She says the experience was phenomenal. “I am so grateful for the chance to show off my talent- share it with my people,” she said. The budding singer even made an introductory connection with Soca heavyweight, Shurwayne Winchester- something she didn’t quite imagine would happen.

Throughout her career, Rreecey has looked up to the late Singing Sandra and soca hit makers, Bunji Garlin and Fay Ann Lyons. Her development in the music industry was guided to a great extent by Singing Sandra who she worked closely with during performances at Calypso Tents in New York. “I worked with Singing Sandra in 2014 and she showed me the ropes during that time,” explained the artiste, recalling that the Calypso matriarch would call her ‘daughter,’ much like she referred to many up-and-coming females in the local entertainment fraternity.  

RREECEY


Now, armed with quite a bit of experience, having persevered in the Calypso tent arena in the US, the Belmont, Trinidad native has waded onto the soca scene. Her new single, ‘Auto Body,’ is just a taste of what she plans to consistently deliver. “The song was produced by Lunatix Productions out of Trinidad and I’m really happy about it. I decided to rely on Shaft for a new sound, new energy, different vibe to the music,” she added, explaining that other songs delivered in the past, whether collaboratively with Eggy Dan, or as a solo artiste, have been well received across the US. “We have a pretty strong support system in the US. We’ve performed at major carnival events, taking the stage alongside artistes like Patrice Roberts, Destra and Peter Ram, in different states like Philadelphia, Boston and of course, New York,” she said. 

Now, with her new single unleashed, Rreecey says she can’t wait to return to T&T for Carnival. For more on Rreecey, follow her journey via Instagram @rreecey_music. 

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Marley Magic. Stephen Remixes Old Soul.

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Stephen Marley, the acclaimed 8x GRAMMY® Award-winning singer/songwriter/producer, announces the release of a new remix of his single “Old Soul,” the title track of his latest critically- acclaimed album by DJ Delano of Renaissance Disco titled (DJ Delano Renaissance Santa Barbara Mix).


The remix also features a sample of the classic ‘Santa Barbara’ riddim created by the legendary Grammy Award-winning Jamaican drummer, Sly Dunbar (Sly & Robbie).

The new “Old Soul” remix release coincides with the resumption of the second leg pf Stephen’s Old Soul Tour (Unplugged) dates starting this Saturday, May 25th at the Cali Roots Festival in Monterey, California with his brother Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley.  Both the remix and tour are a continuation of Stephen Marley’s support of his landmark album Old Soul that was released last fall. 


“I was invited to play at Stephen Marley’s daughter’s wedding reception and wanted to play ‘Old Soul,’ my favorite song from the album, while people were dancing.  I decided to drop a riddim on the spot to create a remix doing it live.  They loved the mix and vibe from ‘the remix king” and this how the remix came about.” shared DJ Delano of Renaissance Disco.

ABOUT STEPHEN MARLEY

Stephen Marley is an acclaimed singer and producer. He has worked closely with his brother Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley on the massive crossover hit Welcome To Jamrock. In addition, he continues to champion charitable endeavors centered in Jamaica as a co-founder of the Ghetto Youths Foundation, along with his brothers Damian and Julian Marley.

In 2017, Stephen established Kaya Fest, the annual music festival, which features special guests and rare family performances, all with the larger purpose of raising awareness around the benefits of cannabis, guided by the mantra “Education Before Recreation.” This summer, Stephen embarked on his annual, hugely successful Babylon By Bus Tour, and this week, he commences his Old Soul Tour Unplugged across the US.

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Sizzla Kalonji Is Ready to Take The Stage, At Redemption 9. Promoters Conscious of Social Responsibility.

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Organisers, Tropix Entertainment, Java Nation and Johnny Q Limited, have made a major commitment to presenting the people of T&T with an elevated level of entertainment, the likes of which will see Steel Pulse, Collie Buddz, Christopher Martin, SuperCat, Jamelody and Mr. King, hit the stage, alongside Kalonji. 

SuperCat is ready to deliver.

This year’s concert follows a 2023 show, which was headlined by Buju Banton. “Reggae music is powerful and resolute in its affirmations of positivity,” said Java Nation’s Ian Pantin. The team’s unwavering effort to bring Trinidad and Tobago back to a place of peace, comes from a place of personal compassion for country. “There is no denying the fact that society’s moral compass has shifted somewhat and we see this in the news headlines daily. As partners in the entertainment business, we believe it is our social responsibility to direct our people onto a more positive path,” said Pantin. 

Each year, the tone for the show is depicted in the artistes chosen. Over the years, Tarrus Riley, Anthony B, Jah Cure, Sanchez, Luciano, Glen Washington, Beres Hammond, Morgan Heritage and countless others, have brought a variation of sweet reggae music. It is anticipated that this year, the addition of Super Cat will add some momentum – the artiste well known for hit dancehall tracks like, ‘Dolly My Baby’, ‘GirlsTown,’ ‘Cry Fuh De Youth,’ ‘My Girl Josephine’ and many others. 

Collie Buddz

Patrons, confident in the Redemption brand, have already expressed excitement for ‘The Way Forward,’ indicating their loyal support for the concert that has certainly stood the test of time. “We are truly pleased and humbled by the support shown to Redemption over the years- by both patrons and sponsors who we consider partners. Executing a show of this magnitude annually, is no easy or simple feat. We work dedicatedly behind the scenes, trying our best to accommodate every partner, while presenting live entertainment that is purposeful and enjoyable. It’s never easy,” said Pantin. 

Together with the team, Pantin says each year, patrons’ views are taken into consideration and efforts made to return one year later, with a show that is better than previously experienced. This year, one lucky patron will be the winner of a signature, gold and ruby encrusted, Redemption pendant, worth approximately $20,000TTD. 

Christopher Martin will be there.

For further details, persons can follow Redemption the Concert on Facebook and Instagram or call 780-SHOW (7469). 

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