Category Archives: VP Records

ZIGGY MARLEY, FREDDIE McGREGOR, THE RETURN OF CHICAGO’S HALIE SELASSIE I GROUNDATION, AND NEW MUSIC VIDEOS/MYSTIC VIBES TV LATE FALL 2011 UPDATES!!

There are plenty of  episodes in the works which will be airing on Mystic Vibes TV in Chicago during the late fall early winter 2011.

ENCORE AIRING OF HIGHLIGHTS OF THE RECENT 2011 INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF LIFE (IFOL)!!!

Interviews and stage performances will feat.

MACHAL MONTANO

FREDDIE McGREGOR

GLENN JONES

AND MUCH MORE!!!!

This encore episode will air:

THU. OCT 27 @ 8pm AND  FRI. OCT 28 @ 3pm

MYSTIC VIBES TV HIGHILIGHTS THE RETURN OF CHICAGO’S  HALIE SELASSIE I EARTHDAY GROUNDATION.

After several years on hiatus, the Rastafarian Community in Chicago,  put together a well organized family event in Washington Park to honor the legacy of the Emperor of Ethiopia, His Imperial Majesty, Halie Selassie I, his commemorating his 119th Earthstrong.  There will be several insightful comments and interviews from Chicago’s Rastafarian community.

FREDDIE McGREGOR GETS FRANK ABOUT  TODAY’S REGGAE COMMUNITY!

Legendary International Reggae Artist, Freddie McGregor has very strong opinions concerning the state of Jamaica’s music industry in the wake of much publicized negativity surrounding the music coming from some of the younger Artist.

 

ZIGGY MARLEY’S  RECENT  PERFORMANCE AT CHICAGO’S CUBBY BEAR!!

Also airing around the holiday season, (Only On Mystic Vibes TV), Ziggy Marley performs 3  songs from his current album. “Wild And Free”  which he performed in a packed house at Chicago’s Cubby Bear.   Also  an update on his charitable organization URGE.       

NEW MUSIC VIDEOS!!!!

As you know Mystic Vibes TV features an hour of the latest Reggae music videos.  Here are the new music videos that are on regular rotation!!!  (NOTE TO REGGAE ARTISTS)!! Please Please submit  your music videos via mail on DVD-R or Mini Dv format. Email zezelmckenzie@yahoo.com for mailing address.)  

“DiscriminationKenny Rox

“Lose A Friend”  I Octane

“Distance Is A Monster”  Ringo Roots 

“Angel To Me”      Ringo Roots

“Fyah Blaze”  Ras Indio

Mystic Vibes TV airs on the CAN TV Network Cable Channel 19 in the city of Chicago!!

That’s it for now!! 

Peace!

Zezel McKenzie/Executive Producer

Mighty Diamonds, Steel Pulse, Anthony B, Tribute To The Wild Hare And More Airing On Mystic Vibes TV May-Jun 2011

As the award winning television show Mystic Vibes TV approaches 16 years on the air in Chicago,  A heap of episodes are scheduled to air to get Chicago in the mood for the upcoming Reggae fesitval season!

Mystic Vibes TV “Top 7” Music Video Coutdown features the latest Reggae videos from Jamaica including the most popular airing in the “Windy City”!

Chicago Reggae Festival Stage Performances.  This special one hour episode was taped at the Chicago Reggae Festival a couple of years back.  Onstage performances include:

Dub Dis

The Itals

Queen Omega

Anthony B

Encore Presentation Of Mystic Vibes TV’s 15 Year Anniversary Episode.  Interviews and more featuring:

Gramps Morgan

David Hinds of Steel Pulse

There are plenty of episodes to enjoy through out the month of June 2011!!!

AIR DATES & TIMES

Tues  May 24 @ 7:30pm

Wed May 25 @ 2:30pm

Mon. May 30 @ 10:30pm

Tues May 31 @ 7:30pm

Wed Jun 1 @ 2:30pm

Thu Jun 2 @ 8:00pm

Fri  Jun 3 @ 3:00pm

Tues Jun 7 @ 9:00pm

Wed Jun 8 @ 4:00pm

Sat Jun 18 @ 9:00am

AIRING IN JULY 2011!!

THE MIGHTY DIAMONDS

An entire episode spotlighting the 40 year career of the legendary Mighty Diamonds!  Chicago’s Field Marshall interviews the trio along with stage performances that were taped at the Wild Hare in Chicago.

”THE MUSIC, THE MEMORIES, THE WILD HARE

You know Mystic Vibes TV has to dedicate an hour special honoring the legacy of the Wild Hare which closed May 15th 2011.  Zeleke Gessesse, owner of the Wild Hare gave a candid interview looking back at  over 25 years of the establishment’s  contribution to the Reggae and World Music Scene in Chicago!

MYSTIC VIBES TV AIRS ON THE CAN TV NETWORK CABLE CHANNEL 19 IN CHICAGO!

That’s It For Now Mystic Vibes TV Viewers!  Looking forward to seeing you at the many Festivals and Reggae events this season!!

One Love

Zezel McKenzie/Executive Producer zezelmckenzie@yahoo.com

Duane Stephenson & Aston “Familyman” Barrett On Mystic Vibes TV. Also March 2011 Updates

Hey Mystic Vibes TV fans!  Spring is almost here and Reggae season in Chicago will begin as well!  During the mo nth of March 2011,  Mystic Vibes TV in association with Martin’s International Culture will present red carpet interviews and highlights of a previous International Reggae And  World Music Awards (IRAWMA).  This awards show has held at New York’s historic Apollo Theatre.  The episode will feature red carpet interviews and performances with:

Tony Rebel

Queen Ifrica

Tarus Riely

Beenie Man

Mighty Sparrow

Barbee

DAngel

And So Much More!  Jamaica’s  CVM TV “Onstage” Winford Williams is the host.  

Mystic Vibes TV will also air exclusive interviews with Duane Stephenson who’s current album “Black Gold” by VP Records is getting great critical reviews!  And veteran bassist Aston “FamilyMan” Barrett who was very instrumental in co-producing and arranging many of Bob Marley and the Wailers classics hits.

Chicago radio  WHPK FM’s  Mike Beal host of “Relentless Reggae” and WLUW FM’s  Slacky J of  “Reggae Vibes Show”  are the guest interviewers for this upcoming episode.     

Mystic Vibes TV airs on the CAN TV Network Cable Channel 19 in  Chicago, IL.  for more info, contact Ms. Zezel Mckenzie Executive Producer zezelmckenzie@yahoo.com

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

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 wants you to check out a photo on MySpace in the My Photos album

MYSTIC VIBES TV wants you to check out a photo on MySpace in the My Photos album. Beautiful picture of award winning reggae dancehall artist, Queen Ifrica and the recent 29th Anuual International World And Reggae Music Awards in New York

Mystic Vibes TV Top 7 Returns April 2010!

Mystic Vibes TV’s “Top 7 Music Videos” showcases the best Reggae Music Videos airing in Chicago, returns in April featuring music videos by:

Romain Virgo

Julian Marley

Kwame Bediako

Queen Ifrica

Etana

Tarrus Riley

And More!  Watch which videos made it in the top 7!

The Air Dates!

Sat. Apr 10 @ 4pm

Mon. Apr 19 @ 9pm

Tues Apr 20 @ 4pm

In other Reggae News!  Mystic Vibes TV has just received the latest music video from Buju Banton’s label Gargamel “Optimistic Soul”.  The music video documented the last 5 days of the “Rasta Got Soul” U.S. tour last year!

Click on link to view music video and late breaking news concerning his upcoming trail.    http://thisisbujubanton.wordpress.com/2010/03/21/new-video-exclusive-buju-banton-optimistic-soul/

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

MYSTIC VIBES TV INCLUDES ROMAIN VIRGO MUSIC VIDEO “THIS LOVE” TO ROTATION!

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via The Jamaica Star :: Entertainment :: Romain Virgo to sign with VP – VH1 to air ‘This Love’ video :: February 8, 2010.

Mystic Vibes TV has incuded the music video “This Love” to the Mystic Vibes TV’s music video rotation.  The VP artist is also enjoying air play on VH1.  Clik the above link to read more.