JA’S Inner Circle records ‘All About The Ball’

JA’S Inner Circle records ‘All About The Ball’

Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz did not qualify for FIFA World Cup soccer contest in Brazil but Inner Circle, the island’s reggae recording group known as the “bad boys of reggae” are ensuring that reggae music is fully represented at the South America Olympic football competitions.

The Miami-based music group that burst onto the scene with their infectious TV-themed “Bad Boys” a few years ago, recorded “All AboutThe Ball,” another catchy track that already has been sounded throughout football circles and predominantly at Caribbean viewing venues throughout the USA.

Now being touted as the World Cup anthem, the lyrics voiced by Mykal Roze, former lead singer of Black Uhuru promotes the game and its attraction. In a repetitive style, the Grammy winner touts the skilful athletic international sport through a bouncy beat.

A newcomer named Bizerk helped the track to echo the now-famous extended scoring announcement “G-O-A-L” which now is a trademark of the world-famous sport.


Jamaican reggae musicians Third World are among the stellar line-up of artists booked for the free summer concert series slated for the BAM R&B Festival at Brooklyn’s Metrotech. Returning to the city for the first time since the passing of lead-singer Bunny Rugs, the group will perform on July 17 during the 20th anniversary free lunch-time event which runs thru Aug. 7.

It could be “96 Degrees in the Shade” when the band reprises those lyrics at the Metrotech Commons between noon and 2:00 p.m.

Others slated to perform include:

June 5: Darlene Love

June 12: Nicholas Payton presents Black American Music

June 19: The Ohio Players

June 26: Butler Bernstein & The Hot 9

Juy 3: Davell Crawford

July 10: Fredericks Brown

July 17: Third World

July 24: Bobby Rush

July 31: Snarky Puppy

Aug 7: Lisa Fischer


A memorial tribute to Guyana-born Joseph Dennis Livingstone is slated to be held June 28 at the Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building in Harlem from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Billed “Thank You For Your Kindness” the memorial tribute will feature music and dance in honor of the producer of several programs aired on three radio station – WBLS, WLIB and WBAI. Livingstone was most known as producer of Imhotep Gary Byrd’s “Global Black Experience” however, in times of need, many people regarded Livingstone as the go-to person for action and attention.

In addition, he was a special assistant to Rev. Al Sharpton and crisis manager with National Action Network, the activist organization founded by the activist and current TV host at MSNBC.

Sharpton, Rev. Herbert Daughtry, Councilmember Inez Barron, former City Councilman Charles Barron along with a myriad of respected leaders are expected to attend the community event.

Livingstone died on March 14 at age 64.

For more information, call 212-592-3279.


Pat Boothe, the tireless editor at Everybody’s Magazine passed on June 12. In a statement from Herman Hall, publisher, he said: “Pat was only in her mid 50s and after a brief illness from a heart problem died while in New York University Hospital.”

“She was dedicated and primarily responsible for the editorial growth of the magazine,” Hall added.

The Jamaican journalist leaves one son, Leon, mother, brother and sister Maxine to mourn. At press time there was no information about funeral arrangements.

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