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Rygin King ready for Europe tour
Dancehall artiste Rygin King will leave the island soon to do a European tour that will see him performing in five countries over a two-week period.
“I am looking forward to this upcoming tour in Europe because it is an opportunity to boost reggae, dancehall and trap dancehall and get it more popular in the hearts and minds of music fans in that part of the world,” Rygin King said.
The first show will be held on March 2 in Zurich, Switzerland, and end on March 15 in Helsinki, Finland. He will make stops in Germany, France and Italy as well. He will then head to Accra, Ghana, where he will perform alongside Cham on March 21.
When he returns to Jamaica, he will resume work on his album. “The album will have over 12 tracks of new songs that have not been previously released, and it ah come hot up the road,” the artiste said.
He has a raft of new singles including Ruption, Luu Laa Lae and Amazing.
Big names for Kitson Town Gospel Concert
For the fourth consecutive year, the West Central Hope Foundation will stage the Kitson Town Gospel Concert and Food Festival on Ash Wednesday.
Held on the lawns of the Kitson Town Primary School, this calendar event promises to be its biggest staging to date.
This year’s headline performers include Jermaine Edwards, Rhoda Isabella, George Nooks and Kukadoo.
According to Member of Parliament for St Catherine West Central, Dr Christopher Tufton, the annual event symbolises the coming together of a community through a shared expression of faith, regardless of political affiliations.
He further shared that the “The single goal of the West Central Hope Foundation is to effect social transformation and restoration for all the citizens of the community” and that “The gospel concert helps to do just that, as it gives the foundation an opportunity to promote the importance of hope – a human virtue which drives personal and communal development.”
Drizzy upbeat about latest project
Music engineer Andre Duran Patterson aka ‘Drizzy’, believes that his latest project, Glory, which features dancehall artiste Kapri, will propel him on to the international stage.
“Kapri is creative and has ideas right out the gate and know how he expects to sound on a record,” Drizzy said. “The Glory song was one of the first songs to start the gears right now. Then we have a couple more tracks soon to be released.”
Drizzy said that he met Kapri at an event through a mutual link.
“He came to the studio and he knocked out a few tracks, and decided that Glory ah the lead thing to set the tone,” he said.
Drizzy, who has worked with various artistes in different genres, grew up in Jamaica but migrated to the US at age 13. He started doing music since 2002 as an assistant engineer at Spitfire Entertainment, a New York-based label. He started his own music journey as an engineer/producer/composer in 2005.
He has worked on productions for Demarco, and he has mixed or recorded songs with artistes such as Bugle, Kiprich, Teejay, Macka Diamond, Khago and Jahvillani.