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April 24, 2014
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Sophia Brown to embark on monthlong US tour
Leighton Levy, STAR Writer

Sophia Brown

Reggae singer Sophia Brown is scheduled to undertake a monthlong tour of the US that will see her performing in several cities, including some along that country's west coast.

Dubbed the 'Catch Me if You Can tour', off one of the singer's latest singles, the tour is scheduled to run from May 12 to June 12 and will see her performing in Los Angeles, Chicago, San Diego, New Orleans and in South Carolina, among other destinations.

The tour will culminate a hectic schedule for the reggae singer who has attracted a growing following overseas, thanks to her songs that are a blend of old and new school beats and lyrics with more than a dash of raw sexuality.

It begins with her performance at next month's Linkage Awards in New York. The awards ceremony which is in its fifth year is set for the Evander Child High School in the Bronx on May 3. The soulful reggae singer is also nominated for two awards at the ceremony honouring the work of disc jockeys and entertainers in reggae and dancehall.

Brown is nominated alongside Lady Saw, Macka Diamond, and Tessanne Chin in the category Female Recording Artiste of the Year; and alongside Tifa, Tanya Stephens, Tessanne Chin and Etana for the title of Female Vocalist of the Year. The winners are determined by the number of votes that are made on linkageradio.com, the website for Linkage Radio.

"I am proud to nominated alongside such outstanding female talent, and I am also looking forward to my first appearance at the awards," said Brown, who will be performing one of her latest singles, Sugar Cane, and her rendition of the Betty Wright original Tonight is the Night.

Immediately following the awards, Brown travels to Hartford, Connecticut, to record a single, Somebody to Love, for producer Roger Meltzer at Capsicum Records.

From there, it's on to Los Angeles where she will shoot a video for the song We're Lovers, a collaboration with LA-based reggae singer Black Ice. The tour begins immediately after. "I want to thank LA Leona for putting the tour together with Andrew Wright, who will be opening on my shows," Brown said. "I also want to thank Yvette Kruta of YK Promotions for getting me out there worldwide."

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