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Is this the Next Singer Grabbing the Dancehall King Crown?

We think so. It is on record that currently the hottest dance hall guy in Kenya in dancehall is Wyre but it is envisaged that sooner than later the latest dancehall sensation in Kenya will take over from him.

This is because when all hope was lost for Kenyan dancehall music, it has taken him alone to use whichever means he thought would give the genre attention to actually make its presence felt.

Meet Fi Di Twisky.

Kenya has been waiting for something unique after Wyre and that is exactly what Fi Di Twisky has in his repertoire and artistry.

As a member of Airforce Dance Crew, he felt very much at home and that he was finally living his dream. Making it to Sakata Dance Competition and also appearing in different music videos, the ultimate achievement he his very proud of is being nominated as one of the best dance crews at the Chaguo La Teeniez Awards.

All his dreams were valid as a dancer until the crew started power struggles, “Everyone wanted to be the leader and dictate what goes on in the crew and it is true that each one of us had a special talent in different genres of music, we knew each other’s strengths and each one felt more important than the other”, says Fi Di.

Fi Di Twisky’s style of music is inspired by Dancehall and RnB genres with a touch of Hip-hop and dance. His icons are TOK and Wayne Wonder.

“I know that these two names are way old but they do the kind of music I am into and they inspire me each time I listen to their music. Another thing that makes me see these two as legends is that their songs from way back are still received well and even sang along to. That is what I am aiming for, good music that is timeless.” says Fi Di.

Irie Cooking: Spicy Jamaican-style jerk combines fiery chicken and cooling salsa

It’s barbecue season, and chicken is the ideal candidate to get you grilling. Why? Chicken is light, it easily picks up the marinade of your choice, and it cooks quickly. But this recipe is not for your everyday grilled chicken. This is spicy Jamaican-style jerk chicken.

“Jerk” refers both to a unique blend of seasonings and to a method of slow cooking. It is said to have been invented by Jamaica’s Maroons, slaves who escaped from Spanish-owned plantations when the British took over and established free communities in Jamaica’s mountainous interior. The Maroons hunted wild boars, then preserved the meat with a spice mix that contained a hefty amount of salt. When it was time to eat, the meat was cooked in a pit or grilled very slowly over a fire. Eventually, Jamaicans began to cook all kinds of meats jerk-style. Read more

Maxi Priest to visit Jamaica for Caribbean FashionWeek

British reggae crooner Maxi Priest will perform live at Caribbean FashionWeek (CFW) 2014, scheduled for June 11 to 16.

Maxi Priest joins a long list of international celebrities and superstars who have appeared and performed at the event since its inception in 2001. Other CFW notables include Kelly Rowland, Eve, Nia Long, Brian McKnight, Morgan Heritage, Machel Montano, Joe, Sheila E. and Johnny Gill. Read more

Reggae Legends Inner Circle ‘Happy’ with Pharrell’s monster hit!

Since its launch 15 years ago, the Circle House recording studio in north Miami has been used by a number of major acts. Last year, American singer/producer Pharrell joined the list of artistes to record at the facility, owned by the Inner Circle band.

One of the songs he did was a dance number called Happy which turned out to be a monster hit, topping charts in the United States, the United Kingdom and 20 other countries. Read more

Dancehall, reggae mix for Reggae in The Park

Philadelphia’s renowned annual reggae festival, Reggae in The Park, will be celebrating its third anniversary this year. The festival in Pennsylvania, USA, has pulled in thousands of patrons in previous years and the organisers are predicting that the 2014 staging will also have a strong turnout.

The event is presented by The Mann, AEG Live and Jamaican Dave Productions. It is slated as a production suitable to all ages. Read more