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JAGMAC – We Found Love

Multi-talented sibling pop group JAGMAC has released their new single, “We Found Love,” via Unitas Entertainment/ONErpm. The bright, effervescent track captures the feeling of falling in love and was inspired by the beauty and lifestyle of Miami. Press HERE to listen/stream. Co-written with 3-time Grammy nominated songwriter Lord Afrixana (Beyonce, Pharrell Williams) and produced by Mike Molina (Wiz Khalifa, Lil Wayne, Fifth Harmony, Jennifer Lopez), “We Found Love” creates an unforgettable atmosphere leaving listeners enchanted with its infectious pop hook and rhythmic, uplifting melodies.

“Our new single ‘We Found Love’ was written and produced in the heart of South Florida,” shares JAGMAC. “We were inspired by beautiful tropical weather, people, and the culture of Miami. ‘We Found Love’ is a love story that everyone can relate to!”

JAGMAC has also announced their return to the west coast when they perform on Saturday, October 30th at The Mint LA in Los Angeles, CA. Tickets are on sale now. Press HERE to purchase.

About JAGMAC

Growing up in a large, lively Filipino-Polish-American household, the six-piece, whose name comes from the first initial of its members’ names from youngest to oldest: Jared, Angelique, Gabriel, Manjo, Alyssa and CJ, discovered the shared power of their talents and bright personalities as a unit and began bringing their vision as a musical group to life, delivering music with the power to resonate in every corner of the globe. By integrating sounds, styles, and spirits from around the world, JAGMAC inspires culture and music to move as one. To date, the group has tallied over 3 million YouTube views, 2.6 million Spotify streams, and received media acclaim from the likes of Billboard, Hollywood Life, KTLA, Just Jared Jr, J-14, Tiger Beat, AXS, and Substream Magazine among others. Recognizing a collective power to unite even the most seemingly disparate of vibes, the siblings have also garnered an incredible following on TikTok, accumulating over 71 million views and 740K followers.

Combining their love for pop, dance music, hip-hop, and rap, JAGMAC’s explosive, upbeat songs are impossible to categorize as any single genre. Instead, the group’s music is connected by a simple mission: to spread positivity. They’ve been successful in this mission with their hit, feel-good songs taking them to arenas and stadiums around the globe, sharing the stage with the likes of The Chainsmokers, CNCO, Becky G, and Ava Max, in addition to performing at Arthur Ashe Stadium at the US Open, Times Square for Wonderama hosted by David Osmond (nephew of Donny and Marie Osmond) and co-hosted by Coco and Breezy, and London’s iconic O2 Arena opening for Little Mix on their U.K. tour.

Since forming the band in 2014, one performance after another paved the way for JAGMAC’s quiet rise independently. Upon release, their single “Soldiers” reached #1 on Billboard‘s Breakout Chart for Dance Club Songs, peaked at #15 on the Dance Club Songs Chart, and #5 on the Commercial Pop Chart. In 2018, JAGMAC released their debut EP featuring title track Right Back With You” which shot to #6 on the Commercial Pop Top 30 in the UK and #3 on the Upfront CLUB Top 30 UK. That same year, the band was crowned Radio Disney’s Next Big Thing placing them in good company with alumni such as Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, Alessia Cara, and Why Don’t We. They soon returned with their sophomore EP, Like A Band, featuring lead single and title track “Like A Band” which launched to over 1 million streams and received support from Sirius XM and Spotify on the Pop Remix, Happy Beats, and Dance Rising playlists. “We Found Love” is the latest in a string of singles from the band joining “MASARAP” which pays tribute to their Filipino heritage and “Motivation” as it speaks to the moments that inspire the band to continue chasing their dreams.

For JAGMAC, 2022 is looking to be their biggest year yet, thanks to a new management partnership with Jeffery David of Cranberry Management, who guided multi-platinum band Echosmith to worldwide status. “I am so excited about all things JAGMAC and what they are about. The songs are so good and what they stand for is something the world really needs right now which is LOVE,” shares David.

It’s safe to say, JAGMAC shows no signs of slowing down. Stay tuned for even more new music from the band coming soon!

Memorial Day illustration by Heather Skovlund for 360 Magazine

The Meaning Behind Memorial Day

THE MEANING BEHIND MEMORIAL DAY

By: Heather Skovlund-Reibsamen

“How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes.” – Maya Angelou

Memorial Day, once referred to as Decoration Day, is an American holiday in the United States that honors military personnel along as well as mourn those that we have lost along the way. Decoration Day was for decorating graves with flowers, wreaths, and flags. Memorial Day is formerly observed on the last Monday of May each year. It is a solemn day, but it is also important to reflect upon, appreciate and be thankful for the freedom that we all get to enjoy every day in the United States of America.

Many gather with friends and family for barbeques and celebrating the beginning of summer while others visit cemeteries and memorials to remember their loved ones lost. Each year a national moment of remembrance takes place at 3:00 p.m. local time on Memorial Day. It is important to remember that we are not celebrating the wars, instead we are remembering those who served and those who gave their last breath in order to ensure that the freedoms of our country would be passed on to the next generations. We remember for the price they paid for the cost of our freedom – their lives given so ours could go on.

Memorial Day was originated after the American Civil War, where the United States faced the task of burying and honoring 600,000 to 800,000 Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the bloodiest military conflict in American history. The first commemoration of Memorial Day was held in Arlington National Cemetery on May 30, 1868. On this day, both Union and Confederate soldiers were laid to rest. Over the years, cities across the United States host Memorial Day parades that involve military personnel and members of veterans’ organizations. Americans sometimes wear a red poppy in remembrance of their loved ones, which is a tradition that was born from a World War 1 poem.  

In Flanders Fields” by John McCrae

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Memorial Day has a different meaning behind it for every American. Here at 360 Magazine, we were able to get a few opinions from veterans in the United States.

  • Kyle Skovlund: United States Air Force – Memorial Day has a different meaning for me. Growing up, my parents would travel to Brookings, South Dakota each year to put flowers on the graves of those they had lost. When my own daughter passed away, I began doing the same thing. Memorial Day, for me, is a day to reflect on those that have been lost.
  • Michael Miller: United States Air Force – Memorial Day means remembering and celebrating. Remembering the great men and women that gave their life for our great nation and celebrating the freedoms their sacrifices have given us.
  • J.M. Skovlund: United States Army  – “Memorial Day means exactly what it was intended for, to remember and honor our fallen. They went above and beyond for our country, for the soldier on their left and right, and that’s something not everyone can say.” “Go out and remember the fallen the way you see fit. Don’t worry about what everyone else is doing. If it’s having a drink in their honor, do that. If it’s going to their grave to chat, do that. Either way, remember the fallen the best way you can, don’t disgrace them.”

Treatment of Afghan Interpreters

Approximately one month, the Director of Faith Matters, Fiyaz Mughal, highlighted the plight of Afghan Interpreter, Mohammed Nabi, and how he was sleeping rough on the streets of Athens. Nabi’s case was initially documented and he was assisted by Jess Webster, who works with refugees in Greece.

Having heard of the case, the petition by the Director of Faith Matters, has now reached over 116,000 signatories within 5 weeks. It is now being backed by the Sun on Sunday and has also been highlighted by the Daily Mail and the Metro. Yet, the Government have made no headway in addressing this issue. There is therefore a groundswell of public opinion backing Nabi’s case, yet the politicians refuse to even acknowledge this case.

Mohammed Nabi worked for ISAF and British forces in Afghanistan between 2008-2011. He has received numerous commendations for his work with British Forces such as from the 1st Battalion of the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment. He was instrumental in interpreting Taliban commands in real time when in the field with British soldiers and thereby he was key to tracking Taliban troop movements and attack points against British soldiers.

Speaking to Mughal in Athens he said that:
“My role was to work with commanding officers and I was the bridge between Afghan forces and British commanding officers. When officers from the British army went to speak to village elders, I was with them. There was an unwritten command that Taliban leaders gave to their forces to kill Afghan Interpreters first so that British and ISAF forces would be blind in the field. I was at risk of suicide bombers in such situations in villages as they tried to target British commanding officers and their interpreters”.

Nabi left working with the British armed forces after 1 year, (in 2009), because of threats from senior Afghan commanders made against his family and against him. He rejoined ISAF and British forces within 3 months of leaving since his skills were suited to armed forces work and he could not find other work and served again as an Afghan interpreter until 2011.

In 2016, an attempted kidnap against him failed and ‘night knocks’ against his front door raised threat levels against him and he fled on foot through Iran and into Turkey where he lounged for 18 months with no assistance from aid agencies who were assisting families. They were therefore not focused on assisting young single men.

Repeated attempts to highlight his case and the threat to his four children and wife failed in Turkey and he was left destitute and penniless, where he took up shepherding for basic subsistence. Each month though, saw the Taliban makes gains and come closer to his village and Nabi said that the policy of the Taliban to the children of people who assisted ISAF forces was to call them ‘sons of snakes, who were snakes themselves’. In other words, the children of Afghan interpreters were at serious of attack.

In 2016, to highlight his case he left Turkey and ended up being arrested in Greece and jailed. He was eventually released and claimed asylum though ended up penniless sleeping on a park bench in Athens where the Director of Faith Matters met up with him.

Speaking about the plight of Afghan Interpreters and in particular Nabi’s case, Fiyaz Mughal OBE, who developed the petition and who worked with the Sun on Sunday to highlight his case, said:

“Nabi has been denied entry into the UK and given no assistance when he approached UK Government agencies. How can this be right when he saw Afghan colleagues die in battle and Nabi was there saving British lives by interpreting Taliban commands whilst rounds went over his head. The only possessions he has are the plastic-coated commendations from officers because of his work in the field. It is disgusting the way that this man has been treated.

“The treatment of Afghan interpreters is a national disgrace and what the petition and the support from national newspapers shows is that the public care, whilst politicians have shown little courage in addressing this matter. I believe that anyone who has served more than a year in Afghanistan supporting our armed forces and who can show that their lives are in danger because of their work, must be let in. We relied on them to keep our armed forces safe, and now they need our help. This national disgrace must end and I will keep speaking out”.

PBS Primetime Program Highlights + Sept 17-23

Week of September 17-23, 2017

Program photos, releases and videos for selected shows available on PBS PressRoom® (http://www.pbs.org/pressroom).

 

In this week’s highlights:

1. On-air Picks of the Week

2. New and Notable Videos​

3. Local Connections Google Map

4. PBS Primetime Schedule, Sunday-Saturday

 

On-air Picks of the Week

• *NEW* THE VIETNAM WAR. Premieres Sunday-Thursday, September 17-21, 8:00 p.m. ET, with an immediate repeat.

 

New and Notable Video

Full-length programs:

 

BEYOND A YEAR IN SPACE full-length episode. Premieres Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET.

 

WALT DISNEY: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, Part 1 full-length episode and Part 2 full-length episode. Encore broadcasts air Tuesdays, August 29-September 5, 2017, 8:00-10:00 p.m. ET.

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET “La Traviata” full-length episode. Premieres August 2017 (check local listings).

Embeddable Clips:

DIANA – HER STORY trailer. Premieres Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET.

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET “Eugene Onegin” trailer. Premieres in August 2017 (check local listings).
 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2017

8:00-9:30 PM:

*NEW* THE VIETNAM WAR “Déjà Vu” (VWAR) (#101) (TV-MA, V)

After a century of French occupation, Vietnam emerges independent but divided into North and South.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/v/Vietnam

#VietnamWarPBS

 

9:30-11:00 PM:

THE VIETNAM WAR “Déjà Vu” (VWAR) (#101) (R) (TV-MA, V)

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/v/Vietnam

#VietnamWarPBS

 
 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017

8:00-9:30 PM:

*NEW* THE VIETNAM WAR “Riding the Tiger” (VWAR) (#102) (TV-MA, V, L)

As a communist insurgency gains strength, JFK wrestles with American involvement in South Vietnam.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/v/Vietnam

#VietnamWarPBS

 

9:30-11:00 PM:

THE VIETNAM WAR “Riding the Tiger” (VWAR) (#102) (R) (TV-MA, V, L)

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/v/Vietnam

#VietnamWarPBS


 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017

8:00-10:00 PM:

*NEW* THE VIETNAM WAR “The River Styx” (VWAR) (#103) (TV-MA, V, L)

With South Vietnam near collapse, LBJ begins bombing the North and sends US troops to the South.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/v/Vietnam

#VietnamWarPBS

 

10:00 PM-12:00 AM:

THE VIETNAM WAR “The River Styx” (VWAR) (#103) (R) (TV-MA, V, L)

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/v/Vietnam

#VietnamWarPBS

 
 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017

8:00-10:00 PM:

*NEW* THE VIETNAM WAR “Resolve” (VWAR) (#104) (TV-MA, V, L)

U.S. soldiers discover Vietnam is unlike their fathers’ war, while the antiwar movement grows.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/v/Vietnam

#VietnamWarPBS

 

 

10:00 PM-12:00 AM:

THE VIETNAM WAR “Resolve” (VWAR) (#104) (R) (TV-MA, V, L)

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/v/Vietnam

#VietnamWarPBS

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

8:00-10:00 PM:

*NEW* THE VIETNAM WAR “This Is What We Do” (VWAR) (#105) (TV-MA, V, L)

President Johnson escalates the war while promising the public that victory is in sight.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/v/Vietnam

#VietnamWarPBS

 

10:00 PM-12:00 AM:

THE VIETNAM WAR “This Is What We Do” (VWAR) (#105) (R) (TV-MA, V, L)

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/v/Vietnam

#VietnamWarPBS

 
 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2017

8:00-8:30 PM:

*NEW* WASHINGTON WEEK (WWIR) (#5712) (EXEMPT)

​Join Robert Costa and noted journalists for a discussion of the big stories from DC.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/w/WASHINGTON-WEEK.aspx

@washingtonweek | #WashingtonWeek

 

8:30-9:00 PM:

*NEW* THIRD RAIL WITH OZY (THIR) (#103) (EXEMPT)

Emmy-winner Carlos Watson moderates a weekly debate on a provocative topic, with input from viewers.

 

9:00-9:30 PM:

*NEW* CHARLIE ROSE – THE WEEK (CRSU) (#511) (EXEMPT)

Join Charlie Rose for highlights of conversations with the week’s guests on his nightly program.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/c/CHARLIE-ROSE-THE-WEEK.aspx

@CharlieRoseShow

 

9:30-10:00 PM:

TBA

 

 

 

 

 

10:00-11:00 PM:

*NEW* CRAFT IN AMERICA “Borders” (CRIA) (#901)

​Explore the relationships and influences Mexican and American craft artists have on each other.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/c/CRAFT-IN-AMERICA

​#CraftinAmerica
 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2017

9:00-10:00 PM:

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS “Florence + the Machine/Andra Day” (AUCL) (#4204) (R) (TV-PG)

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/a/AUSTIN-CITY-LIMITS.aspx 

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