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Spice working on a new dancehall album, Third World Album officially launched, Naomi Cowan takes on Europe and New York Times highlight women dominating dancehall.

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Spice is gearing up to release yet another Dancehall EP.

Dancehall Queen Spice between scheduled performances and touring has been busy hitting the studio and tells fans to expect her new EP project later this year.

The artiste is promising a special compilation dedicated to her fans.

Spice’s forthcoming project follows the success of her ‘Captured’ mixtape released last November. The debuted at the number one spot on the Billboard Reggae Album chart, making Spice one of only nine female artistes from Jamaica to hit that mark in the chart’s history.

Captured featured 19 tracks including the lead single ‘Black Hypocrisy,’ which sent Dancehall fans and the international media into a frenzy last year when Spice shared a light-skinned photo on Instagram to promote the single. The artiste received a lot of international press as she moved to address the very topical issue of colourism.

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Multiple Grammy-nominated band Third World has delivered their latest body of work. The album was launched recently at the Bob Marley Museum.

‘More Work To Be Done’, is the title of the project Produced by Damian ‘Junior Gong’ Marley.

The 11-track compilation features collaborations with Marley himself, Chronixx, Busy Signal, Tessanne Chin, Tarrus Riley, and Pressure Busspipe. The music featured on the album is drawn from a variety of global genres delivered in true Third World fashion.

The album features the title track
‘Work To Be Done’, ‘People Of A Different Colour’ featuring Pressure, ‘Hear Us Out’,‘Yimmasgan‘, ‘Island Dreams’ featuring Tessanne Chin and Tarrus Riley and ‘Third World Keeps Turning’.

‘More Work To Be Done’, is Third World’s 22nd album and will be available on compact disc, cassette and vinyl as well as all digital platforms.

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Upcoming Reggae artiste Naomi Cowan is spreading her wings.

The artiste who recently concluded gigs in Europe is overall pleased with the reception received and believes the opportunity has introduced her to a wider audience.

The singer completed a total of 4 gigs, making her debut on June 9 at the Cross the Tracks Festival in London, which also featured Dawn Penn. On June 12 it was then Somerset House (London), Uppsala Reggae Festival (Sweden) on July 27 and Boomtown Fair (United Kingdom) on August 9.

Naomi launched her recording career in 2015 and has become popular for singles ‘Naked’, a cover of ‘Things You Say You Love’ and her 2018 hit single ‘Paradise Plum’.

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The New York Times is hurling praises for the Queen of dancehall Spice, Shenseea, Ishawna and Jada Kingdom for changing the dancehall genre.
The females were recently featured in a publication that explained how males dominated dancehall spaces then while highlighting the role of these four females in changing that narrative.

Congratulation to these hardworking women of dancehall.

That’s all we have for you this week in the EZONE. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @jamaicatoday for all your Entertainment, News and Reviews.

 

Juliane Robinson

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