Listen To The Movement’s New Jam ‘Dancehall’ Ft. Mr. Williamz – Premiere

first_imgThere’s a reason this band is called The Movement. One listen, and you’re sure to be moving and grooving along to their reggae-influenced tunes. With a new album, Golden, due out on April 8th, and a major cross-country tour in support of it, there’s just no telling how high this band can climb.Based out of Columbia, SC, The Movement’s newest album takes its inspiration for the inter-connectedness of the galaxy and human DNA. “I really started to like the idea behind the Fibonacci Code, the Golden Ratio, Golden Mean, Golden Spiral,” says guitarist/vocalist Joshua Swain. “I liked the idea of searching for order and commonality in the chaos. Add to that the idea of requiring a “heart of gold” to inject beauty and goodness into the order and using the word golden as a synonym for perfect… It just made sense to me.”We’re happy to share the very first track from this new release, a song entitled “Dancehall.” Stream the new jam, featuring Mr. Williamz, below:We asked Swain to shed some light on the track’s origins. “Dancehall started out as a slow acoustic ballad, but we felt it wasn’t really living up to its name, so we had to spice it up a little. We were fortunate enough to link up with Mr. Williamz, and with three distinct parts in both style and tempo, we created a unique tale of lost love, music, and magic in the Caribbean,” he said.Golden is not only due out on April 8th, but it will mark the first release on the Rootfire Cooperative, a not-for-profit record label that is owned and operated by artists. Rootfire founder Seth Herman passionately states, “I hope the Rootfire Cooperative can provide micro-financing with the effect of boosting the artists business; and make a positive effect on an entire genre of music.”Check out the full tracklisting for Golden, and don’t miss the band on tour. Full dates can be seen below, and more information is available via the band’s website.Golden Tracklisting 1. Blinded 2. Dancehall (feat. Mr. Williamz) 3. Golden (feat. Elliot Martin) 4. Fair Warning 5. Smoke 6. Rescue 7. On Top (feat. Leilani Wolfgramm) 8. Through the Heart 9. Home 10. Retriever  11. Habit 2016 (feat. Collie Buddz & Bobby Hustle) 12. Wild TimeGolden Hearts Tour DatesMarch 19 @ St. Pat’s in Five Points – Columbia, SC March 23 @ Jack Rabbits – Jacksonville, FL March 24 @ Propaganda – Lake Worth, FL March 25 @ Jannus Live – St. Petersburg, FL  March 26 @ Hooked On Music Festival – Fort Pierce, FL  April 09 @ California Roots: The Carolina Sessions – Myrtle Beach, SCApril 13 @ Riot Room – Kansas City, MOApril 14 @ The Waiting Room – Omaha, NEApril 15 @ Cervantes Other Side – Denver, COApril 16 @ Aggie Theatre – Fort Collins, COApril 18 @ Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UTApril 20 @ The Reef – Boise, IDApril 21 @ The Goodfoot – Portland, ORApril 22 @ Wild Buffalo – Bellingham, WAApril 23 @ WOW Hall – Eugene, ORApril 24 @ Nectar Lounge – Seattle, WAApril 27 @ Humbrews – Arcata, CAApril 28 @ The Boardwalk – Sacramento, CAApril 29 @ Slims – San Francisco, CAApril 30 @ The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CAMay 03 @ Winston’s – San Diego, CAMay 04 @ Saint Rocke – Hermosa Beach, CAMay 05 @ Velvet Jones – Santa Barbara, CAMay 07 @ Reggae On The Block – Orlando, FLJuly 09 @ Levitate Music Festival – Marshfield, MA[Photo via Steven Vandergriff]last_img read more

Authorities battling Typhoid in Uganda

first_imgCity authorities in Uganda’s capital Kampala are battling a Typhoid outbreak.Health officials say the number of victims has risen to over 1000 from 200 last week, forcing government to close some buildings and ban the consumption of spring water.It suspected that the infection is as a result of the public either consuming contaminated water or food with most cases being identified in people working around the famous  Nakasero Market.CCTV reporter in Uganda Isabele Nakirya says most of the affected are already receiving treatment while there is a possibility of the number of those affected going up however there are efforts to contain the outbreak. .Typhoid is a  bacterial disease transmitted by the ingestion of food or water contaminated with the feces of an infected person, which contain the bacterium Salmonella.last_img read more

Clarissa M. Striecker

first_imgClarissa Mary Catherine Striecker, age 90 of Batesville, died Sunday April 29, 2018, at Copeland Oaks in Sebring, Ohio.  Born March 26, 1928, in Franklin County Indiana, she is the daughter of Alvina (Nee: Schrank) and Joseph Weber.  She married Arthur Striecker April 23, 1949, at Holy Family Church in Oldenburg and he preceded her in death April 17, 2008.  Clarissa was a homemaker and up until retirement worked as a furniture refinisher at Romweber’s Furniture.Clarissa was an excellent baker and remarkable seamstress and shared these talents with her daughters.  Special occasions always included multiple desserts and the great food! She enjoyed crossword puzzles, crocheting, gardening and was so proud of her flowers.She is the beloved mother of daughters Evelyn (Bob) Farr, Donna (Ron) Purdy, Lucy (Neal) Broughton; dear sister to 12 younger brothers and sisters along with eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.  In addition to her husband and parents, she is also preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.Visitation is Friday, May 4th, from 10-11 a.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home.  Funeral services follow at 11:30 a.m. at St. Louis Church with Rev. Stan Pondo officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  The family requests memorials to Batesville Fire Department or the Batesville V.F.W. Post #3183.last_img read more

Tammy Abraham Warns England Ready to Walk off over Racist Abuse

first_img“If it happens to one of us, it happens to all of us,” Abraham said.“Harry Kane even said that if we’re not happy, if a player is not happy, we all come off the pitch together.”Uefa ordered the partial closure of Bulgaria’s national stadium following racist behaviour by their fans in Euro 2020 qualifying games against the Czech Republic and Kosovo in June.In August, Bulgarian club sides PFC Levski Sofia and PFC Lokomotiv Plovdiv were punished by Uefa for racism during Europa League games.England manager Gareth Southgate said last month that he would talk to the players before next week’s game, and Abraham says the players have decided they will take matters into their own hands if necessary.Uefa’s three-step protocol for racial abuse ends with the officials abandoning a match if announcements inside a stadium do not stop the problem.“We did speak about that [the protocol],” Abraham said. “Harry Kane did ask the question about instead of going through the three steps, if we decide that we want to stop the game – no matter what the score is – if we’re not happy with it, as a team we’ll decide whether or not to stay on the pitch.“If it happens and let’s say there’s a warning or whatever in the stadium, then it happens again, we have to make a decision as a team and with the staff.”Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold, 21, agreed the team should follow the protocols but added: “If it does get extreme we may have to take a different action.“It’s a team decision, one that we all need to make. It doesn’t matter if one player is abused or the team – we are one group.“Nobody should be made to feel uncomfortable on the pitch. Everyone should be given the chance to play in a fair environment. We are a team. If one person is abused then we all are, we are one big family.”Aston Villa defender Tyrone Mings says that it is “disappointing” to have to deal with racism in football in 2019 but echoed Southgate’s comments from last year that England still has work to do on home soil.EURO 2020 QUALIFIERSTODAY (All matches @7.45pm)Holland v N’ IrelandCroatia v HungarySlovakia v WalesAustria v IsraelN’Macedonia v SloveniaLatvia v PolandKazakhstan v CuprusBelgium v San MarinoRussia v ScotlandBelarus v EstoniaShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram EURO 2020 QUALIFIERSTammy Abraham says England are prepared to walk off the pitch if they are targeted by racist abuse in their Euro 2020 qualifiers this week.England face the Czech Republic on Friday – then play Bulgaria on Monday in a partially-closed stadium because of fans’ racist behaviour in June. Tammy Abraham kicks against racism in footballlast_img read more