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@SOJALive Speaks For The People

frontman Jacob Hemphill talks with Pollstar about the power of music, songwriting and the state of pop music in the new millennium.

Formed in 1997, SOJA has built a reputation as a band that stands up for people, a characterization Hemphill firmly stands behind.

“I want to speak for people who don’t have microphones,” Hemphill said when announcing the band’s participation in this summer’s yoga-infused Soulshine Music & YogaTour with Michael Franti & Spearhead, Brett Dennen and Trevor Hall. “Our goal as a band is to stick up for the human race. We see the world and we try to make it better in the limited time we have here.”

Hemphill has plenty of chances to get his message to the people this year. After the Soulshine Tour concludes, SOJA will head to Europe for a series of headlining gigs.

The band has new music for its fans. SOJA’s new album, Amid The Noise And Haste, lands Aug. 12 on ATO Records. Helmed by multiple Grammy-winning producer Supa Dups (Bruno Mars, Eminem, Rihanna, John Legend), the long player includes guest appearances by Franti, Damian Marley and Collie Buddz. You can preorder the album via this link.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/amid-the-noise-and-haste/id886804019

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Chronixx brings fresh vibe to SummerStage

n a high following an outstanding set at Reggae Sumfest and appearance on Tonight With Jimmy Fallon, reggae singer Chronixx takes his act to SummerStage in New York Saturday.

The free concert has been held at Central Park since 1986 and has featured top reggae acts such as the Marleys, Israel Vibration, Inner Circle and Steel Pulse.

This year, Chronixx shares the bill with veteran singer Junior Reid who previously appeared at SummerStage in 2007.

After years of showcasing acts from the 1980s and 1990s, promoters decided on a change of pace for 2014.

“As presenters, we all wanted to use the event to help bring mainstream light to what is happening in reggae right now,” said Jesse Serwer, editor of LargeUp.com, one of the co-promoters.

He added: “It’s been about a decade since there has been any real, sustained mainstream exposure in the US for a new or current reggae artiste. When we started planning this event last year, Chronixx was emerging as the artiste set to make that breakthrough.”

The Okayplayer website (founded by Questlove, drummer of The Roots) and the Federation Sound (sound system) are the other promoters of SummerStage 2014.

The Roots are the official band for ‘Tonight’ which Chronixx played on Tuesday.

SummerStage takes place at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park.

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Peter Bailey (@iampeterbailey) Nite cap with Stephen Marley (@stephenmarley) Talks New Album, ‘Fruit of Life’, working with The Roots, Wale & other Hip Hop Acts!

Peter Bailey continues his critically-acclaimed docu-series by heading to Stephen Marley’s “Lion’s Den” recording studios in South Miami where the reggae superstar discussed his iconic father’s legacy, his new album ‘Fruit of Life’ & working with rappers to create a more conscious sound.

Inner CIrcle to Tour Papau New Guinea for the first time ever! June 21, 2014.

All-time favourite Jamaican reggae group Inner Circle will tour Papua New Guinea for the first time June 21st.

Fans in Port Moresby will be treated to a feast of the best reggae music when Inner Circle takes to the stage at the Lamana Gold Club on June 21.

Inner Circle, formed in 1968, was originally called The Inner Circle Band and has recorded 25 albums in total over four decades.

These include Bad to the Bone, The Best of Inner Circle, Big Tings, Bad Boys, Everything Is Great, This Is Crucial Reggae and Speak My Language just to name a few.

Known for hit songs Bad Boys, One Way, Sweat, Rivers Of Babylon, Bad to the Bone and Da Bomb, the band won the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album in 1993.

Members include Skatta, Ian Lewis, Roger Lewis, Lancelot Hall, and Bernard “Touter” Harvey.

The band achieved major success in the 1970s with Jacob Miller as their lead singer, but split up after his death in 1980.

In 1982, with American guitarist/vocalists Rick Hunt and Michael Sterling, they reunited and released the album ‘Something So Good’.

The band’s next album, ‘One Way’ in 1987, included one of their biggest hits, “Bad Boys”, which was re-recorded for their 1989 album ‘Identified’ and became the theme music for the Fox TV series COPS that year.

The band’s 2009 album ‘State of Da World’ featured contributions from an array of reggae stars including Damian and Stephen Marley, and 2012 album duets featured collaborations with Peetah Morgan, Ali Campbell of UB40 and Gramps Morgan.

Fan Mary Kalama is excited and looking forward to the show and to meet the band.

“It’s going to be fun and it’s good that another reggae sensational band is coming to town and I am looking forward to see them perform live hit songs ‘Rapped up in your Love’ and ‘Rock with You’,” she

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