Miami’s Nine Mile Music Fest a Success!

The 18th Annual Bob Marley Celebration Feeds the Hungry

Words & Photos by M. Peggy Quattro

Movement of Jah People, a philanthropic organization started by Cedella Marley Booker, continues its mission to help the homeless and deliver the conscious message of her son Bob Marley. Although the festival name has changed from The Caribbean Music Festival to Nine Mile Music Fest, the atmosphere remains the same a great line-up of entertainers topped off by the acclaimed Marley brothers. This year Stephen, Damian, Julian, and Ky-mani provided uplifting performances for thousands of loyal fans scattered throughout beautiful Bayfront Park in downtown Miami.

Damian & Julian Marley

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Busy Signal Breaks New Ground

Busy Signal Breaks New Ground with “Suavemente”

Busy Signal is a top versatile Dancehall artist, and one of the most sought after. Whether implementing the soulful importance of the Commodores’ Night Shift on his song of the same name, or his lyrical versatility connecting with all fans on Marcia Griffiths’ song Automatic, Busy Signal knows which buttons to push and where. Continue reading

Sean Kingston on Justin Beiber’s Tour

Sean Kingston – Featured on Justin Bieber’s My World Tour

Photo by Irwandy on Flickr
Sean Kingston took time to talk with the Miami Herald’s Michael Hamersly about touring with the young pop superstar:
Q: What can we expect [on tour]?
A: I have a 50-minute set, and it’s one of those deep celebration sets with a lot of energy and a lot of feel-good music, hands in the air, like a rock star just partying.
Q: You were born in Miami. What are some of your favorite hangouts?
A: South Beach is always nice, and the Grove. I like to go to Boca — Boca has a nice mall. I like to go to Muvico, the Hard Rock — I don’t gamble or nothing like that, but the clubs are pretty nice. Wherever they let me in is where I’m at.
Q: How grateful are you for your success?
A: It’s just a blessing. I’m very grateful, man. It’s kind of like one of those things where I’ve been dreaming of this all my life, and it’s finally opened up, that big break when I was 17. Now it’s just about keeping it up and staying relevant and continuing to make great music. Continue reading