Category Archives: Damain Marley

Late Fall 2010 Mystic Vibes TV (Chicago) Episode Highlights!!!

During the month of Nov 2010, Mystic Vibes TV will air highlights of the previous 18th Annual International Festival of Life.  This family friendly Caribbean festival is produced Martin’s International Culture Inc. in Chicago IL..   It takes place every July 4th weekend in Washington Park.

This Mystic Vibes TV episode spotlights an entire hour of music, & interviews with:

Calypso Rose

Angela Winbush

Admiral Bailey

Nigera’s 2 Face

And more interviews!

Also included in this episode, Jamaican TV personality, Winford Williams, Devon Brown, DJ Boomostic, and other Chicago  local Reggae Artists give their feedback regarding  the May 2010  state of emergency in Jamaica & the controversy concerning the revoking of  U.S. visas from several of Jamaica’s high-profile Dancehall artists.

AIR DATE & TIMES!!

Mon. Nov 1st @ 6pm

Sun. Nov 14th @ 9pm

Mon. Nov 15th @ 4pm

ON CAN TV CABLE CHANNEL 19 IN CHICAGO!

www.martinsinterculture.com

COMING SOON ON Mystic Vibes TV

Ras. Judah, the flag bearer for the Damian aka “Jr. Gong” Marley’s Empire Band gives us a little history and wisdom about the sacred duty of a flag bearer waving the Ethiopian banner.   This interview will air in Dec.

CHICAGO’S HOT  REGGAE MUSIC VIDEOS!

Ghana’s  Rocky Dawuni’s “African Reggae Fever” is number#1 in Chicago as the most requested music video on Mystic Vibes TV!!

The song, “African Reggae Fever is a single from the album CD, “Hymns For The Soul”.  A portion of the proceeds of the CD will benefit Africa Live a non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve, restore and reinvigorate the Ghana music scene.

UPCOMING FESTIVE SEASON!

Mystic Vibes TV will be airing “World premiere” music videos from new artists:

Majah Bless “Heal”

Ras Omeek “Oh My”

Including those that are already on “Regular Rotation”,

“Optimistic Soul”  Buju Banton

“Who Feels It Knows It”  Romian Virgo

“Bad Mind”  Majah Bless

“As We Enter”  Nas/Damian aka Jr. Gong Marley

“Some Day” Capleton

“Peace Reign”  Busy Signal

“Summum A Guh Gwaan”  Busy Signal/Bounty Killer

“Stepping Into Zion”  Kwame Bediako

AND MUCH MORE MUSIC VIDEOS !

R.I.P. Greggori Issacs!

Mystic Vibes TV airs on the Chicago Cable Access Network Cable Channel 19 in Chicago!  Mystic Vibes TV is currently celebrating 15 years on the air!

Contact Executive Producer, Zezel McKenzie zezelmckenzie@yahoo.com

Damian Marley tells Mystic Vibes TV about the creative concept of the music video, “As We Enter”

Mystic Vibes TV was on hand to celebrate the triumphant return of Nas & Damian Marley @  the recent North Coast Music Festival Chicago IL. Sep 5th 2010 / as headliners performing songs  from the critically acclaimed album, “Distant Relatives”.

It was a blessing to witness the musical  merger of two  progressive soliders in today’s youth culture to collab together to send to the message of  love respect and spiritual  reverance for our African linage depsite where we are in the diaspora. 

“Distant Relatives” is an album that deserves to be played on heavy rotation on every Urban Contemporary muisc station  play list to deprogram our children who are in a  negative cultural & mental  matrix right now. That’s if they are sincere in promoting positve messages in music.

After congratualting Damian Marley personally on the success of the album.  (congrats extended to Nas as well),  Damian spoke to Mystic Vibes TV about the creative concept of the music video, “As We Enter” which is currently airing on heavy rotation on Mystic Vibes TV Chicago.    I will post info on air dates & times of the interview in the near future.

I strongly encourage all my prograssive brothers & sister to get “Distant Relatives”  It is my opinion that this album is the best album in 2010!

Mystic Vibes TV celebrates 15 years on the air! CAN TV Cable Channel 19 in Chicago, IL. 

Contact  Zezel McKenzie/Executive Producer zezelmckenie@yahoo.com

SUMMER 2010 CHICAGO REGGAE NEWS FOR THE EXECUTIVE PRODUCER!!

Greetings Reggae Fans!

Summer time is here and also Reggae and Festival season in Chicago.  I had a very busy spring doing on location taping and interviews.

HERE IS SOME NEWS ABOUT THE EPISODES I’M WORKING ON!

PRIME MINISTER OF BELIZE TALKS TO MYSTIC VIBES TV

The Prime Minister of Belize, The Hon. Dean Barrow and The First Lady, Kim Barrow gave exclusive interviews about fostering positive relations with Chicago’s Belizean community.  They were on a visit in  Chicago back in March by invitation from the non-for-profit organization Concerned Belizeans of Chicago.   Also featured in this upcoming episode are interviews with the Ambassador of Belize to the U.S., Nester Mendez and the Minister of Education, The Hon. Patrick Faber.  Mr. Herbert Ferguson Jr. is guest interviewer. 

GRAMPS MORGAN

Gramps Morgan of the internationally acclaimed group, Morgan Heritage recently released his solo album, “2 Sides Of My Heart Vol 1”.  In May, Gramps took home some awards at the IRAWMA Ceremonies in New York.  DJ Mobay-One of WLUW fm Chicago,  talked to Gramps Morgan for Mystic Vibes TV about the success of the album.  Gramps will be back in Chicago in July performing at the International Festival Of Life.

STEEL PULSE

  They’re not only a legendary band, they are also teachers.  Mystic Vibes TV’s  most popular host, Headley McKenzie shared some wisdom with Steel Pulse lead singer, David Hinds. It is a very insightful interview.

NEW MUSIC VIDEOS

Mystic Vibes TV’s  supplement episode “Mystic Vibes TV Top 7 Reggae Videos”  recently included the following music videos to air on regular roation:

“AS WE ENTER”   NAS/DAMIAN “JR. GONG” MARLEY

“AFRICAN REGGAE FEVER”   ROCKY DAWUNI

”OPTIMISTIC SOUL”  BUJU BANTON

”STEPPING”  KWAME BEDIAKO

“WHO FEELS IT KNOWS IT”  ROMIAN VIRGO

“DEM A FRAUD”  RAS INDIO

HERE ARE SOME OF THE REGGAE FESTIVALS & EVENTS SCHEDULED DURING THE SUMMER OF 2010 (as of this writing to you):

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF LIFE http://www.martinsinterculture.com

CHITOWN JERK FEST http://www.chitownjerkfest.com

CARIFETE http://www.chicagocarifete.com

I’ll keep you posted on this blog as events are announced.

I was also concerned with the drama going on in Kingston Jamaica.  I pray that crucial issues are resolved peacfully.  I will always love jamaica.

The next episode of Mystic Vibes TV will air

Sun. Jun 13th @ 9pm

Mon. Jun 14th @ 4pm

Mystic Vibes TV airs on the CAN TV Network Cable Channel 19 in Chicago.

For more info email Zezel McKenzie Executive Producer zezelmckenzie@yahoo.com 

MYSTIC VIBES  TV CELEBRATES 15 YEARS ON THE AIR IN  JULY!!!!

Mystic Vibes TV’s Entire Episode Featuring Damian Marley Air Dates & Times!

Mystic Vibes TV will air a very special episode featuring the outstanding,  musical career of Damian Marley aka “Jr. Gong”.  This episode will air Monday, Feb. 8th 2010 @ 6pm (Central Standard Time) and will rebroadcast, Tuesday,  Feb. 9th @ 1pm on the CAN TV Network Cable Channel 19 in Chicago IL.

This episode features Mystic Vibes TV archive interviews with Damian dating back from 1st appearance on the show at age 15, thru his most recent interview in Chicago in 2009 as he talks about his collaboration with Hip Hop artist, Nas and their up coming album, “Distant Relatives” which is slated to be released, April 2010.  

Very candid moments,  light hearted & funny moments  and serious social commentary is the best way to our experience with Damian on the show through out the years.  Included is some  trivia and some of his classic albums and music video through out the years!

“ABOUT DISTANT RELATIVES”  

The much anticipated “Distant Relatives”,  collaboration album by Hip Hop artist Nas and Damian Marley is now scheduled to be released April 20th 2010,  under the Def Jam/Tuff Gong label.

The theme  and inspiration of the album  derives from Nas & Marly’s relationship and a shared kindred of their shared African identity.  Hip Hop and Reggae join forces to foster humanitarian efforts in Africa and around the world.

Proceeds of the album “Distant Relatives” will to building a school in the Congo.

For more info on the album click http://www.sohh.com/2010/o/nas_damian_marleys_distant_relatives_rep.html 

http://www.vibe.com/posts/nas-damian-marley-channel-darwin       

Check Out the Single “As We Enter”   http://video.aol.com/video-detail/as-we-enter-damian-marley-andnas/1006772988 

MYSTIC VIBES TV LINKS:

http://www.youtube.com/MysticVibesTV1

http://www.myspace.com/mysticvibestv 

 Executive Producer zezelmckenzie@yahoo.com           

WATCH EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS OF MYSTIC VIBES ON MYSTIC VIBES TV CHANNEL ON LINE!!

Hey you Reggae fans!  Watch episodes of Mystic Vibes TV on the new Mystic Vibes TV Channel online!  Mystic Vibes TV features the best in Caribbean Culture, Arts and Reggae.  This TV show will celebrate 15 years on the air on the CAN TV Network Cable Channel 19 in Chicago.  Reggae artists are encourged to submit their music videos and cd’s.  Music videos must be sent via post mail on DVD  or Mini DV format.  Contact Zezel McKenzie, Executive Producer for more info zezelmckenzie@yahoo.comhttp://www.youtube.com/MysticVibesTV1 

Mystic Vibes is also nominated for “Best Music Video Show” for the Chicago Music Awards.  Click to vote http://www.martinsinterculture.com/cmapoll  The deadline for voting is Dec 31st 2009. 

The following are a list of artists appearing on Mystic Vibes Tv soon!

Capleton

Julian Marley

Damian Marley

Cocoa Tea

Jah Thunda

Tony Rebel

Queen Ifrica

Mystic Vibes TV News Alert /Anthony B off “One Love Tour”

This Just in!  Reggae Star, Anthony B is no longer in the “One Love Tour” line-up.  However, you can still see  Capleton , Cocoa Tea and Jah Thunda when the tour hits Chi-Town Nov 19th 2009 @ The Cubby Bear!!

Click on link for more info! http://tinyurl.com/ya4k4pk

Julian Marley on Mystic Vibes TV soon!

The Reggae fans in Chicago truly came out to see Julian Marley’s show @ the Wild Hare Chicago this past Oct 23rd!  He gave a full set of his music from the current album,  “Awake” (Tuff Gong International)!  Mystic Vibes TV caught up with Julian backstage after a wonderful show.  He has some strong convictions concerning issues like the senseless violence that has been going on.  I’ll keep you posted on when this interview will air.  Big Up to the Uprising Band and the staff  of The Wild Hare Chicago!

 REGGAE RULES IN CHICAGO

MYSTIC VIBES TV’S NEW OPENING !

Hey Reggae Fans!!

Mystic  Vibes is fast approaching it’s 15th year on the air in 2010!

Check out the new theme opening.  Music by the late Aswah Greggori!

Mystic Vibes TV airs on CAN TV Cable Channel 19 in Chicago. Email zezelmckenzie@yahoo.com for more info!  REGGAE RULES IN CHICAGO!

Tarrus Riley\’s new Album/\”Start A New\” music video ranking #2 on Mystic Vibes TV      

The music video “Start A New” is currently #2 on Mystic Vibes TV’s “Top 7 Reggae Picks”!   “Good Girl Gone Bad” & an appearance by Tarrus himself, airing soon on Mystic Vibes TV!!   Mystic Vibes TV airs on the CAN TV Network, Cable Channel 19 in Chicago!  Email Zezel McKenzie/Executive Producer zezelmckenzie@yahoo.com  

Click on link for info on new album!!

MYSTIC VIBES TV SALUTING THE OUTSTANDING CARRER ON DAMIAN aka “JR. GONG” AIRING SOON!!!!!!!

Damian Marley aka “Jr. Gong” is a very frequent guest on the popular television show,  Mystic Vibes.   As a matter of fact, out of all of the talented Reggae artists featured on the show,  Damian breaks the record!!

Damian first appeared 0n Mystic Vibes with his brother Julian Marley  at the Arragon Ballroom in Chicago IL back in March 1996.  He was just 16 years old.   Mystic Vibes TV viewers  will get to see a young Cub just starting his musical career.  And viewers will see him before his locks.  Damian Marley will soon turn 31 years old.  He is a mature Lion now!

Most importantly, Mystic Vibes will spotlight the positive evolution of his    career includings his hits, music videos and vintage interviews through out the years!

Included in this special one hour episode will be his most recent interview for Mystic Vibes TV backstage at the “Rock The Bells” concert in Tinley Park IL., where he is currently on tour with Hip Hop artist, Naz.

To stay current on Mystic Vibes TV updates & episode air dates & times connect at http://www.myspace.com/mysticvibestv

Mystic Vibes TV air on the CAN TV Network Cable Channel 19 in Chicago

Contact Zezel McKenzie/Executive Producer zezelmckenzie@yahoo.com