This Saturday, August 20, Our Ting Our Way, the open mic event designed to give artists an opportunity to perform infront of, and be judged by their peers, will have its first staging since the reopening of the entertainment sector.
OTOW will be held at a new location: Green Spice Bar & Lounge – 62 Balmagie Ave, Kingston 11 – in Waterhouse, from 7pm to midnight; with popular selector DJ Stanhype on the turntables, and dancehall artist Karamanti as host.
For those not familiar with OTOW, it is basically a gathering of artists – predominantly lyricists – capable of exciting an audience with his or her lyrical prowess. They get together in a small venue and trade bars (lyrics) over various tracks. Only the best lyricist is left standing!
GAP – an acronym for God Answer Prayer – is the title of the latest dancehall rhythm driven project from Blakkwuman22 Music. The just released compilation features several emerging dancehall artists, namely: Kerry Starr, Ras Bentley, M.A.P, Amnon, and label owner and producer Karamanti. It was inspired by the song God Answer Prayer, which was first featured onKaramanti‘s latest album – Spiritual Warfare – released in December.
As is the case with all undertakings at Blakkwuman22 Music, it was made clear to everyone involved that no negative and/or derogatory content would be accepted. To that end, all the songs are being tagged as inspirational dancehall; and most importantly, they all stand in direct contrast to the noise that is currently being used to mislead the masses.
Having publicly committed to injecting more conscious lyrics into the minds of youths via her music, Karamanti felt compelled to do the project and is pleased with the outcome. The beat for GAP Riddim was built by Lamar Thompson exclusively for Blakkwuman22 Music, and all songs were mixed and mastered by AudioTraxx Production.
The Gap Riddim is now available on all digital music platforms.
Karamanti is nominated twice in the 2022 Antigua & Barbuda Gospel Music Awards. Her album – Spiritual Warfare – is up for Album of the Year; and her video – Start with a Prayer – has been nominated for Best Music Video.
Public voting ends this Sunday (July 31st), so vote now! All you have to do is click on the links below, put a mark next to Karamanti’s name and then hit submit.
Tonight – Monday, June 27th – Karamanti will be the featured guest on Roots Reggae Hub’s Insta Live. She will be interviewed by the program host, Shana McCalla at 7pm (Jamaica time) / 8pm (Toronto time). Tune in on Instagram @rootsreggaehub
Tune into Africa Jamz FM today – Saturday, June 18th – as Karamanti will be a guest artist on the show. Africa Jamz FM is rumored to be the biggest reggae-dancehall show in the Eastern Cape (South Africa).
She will be interviewed by Prezident Chiki – program host and long time fan – from 1pm (Jamaica time) / 8pm (South Africa time).