Monthly Archives: "October 2011"

New York 5K Winners Head To Reggae Marathon CMM Newswire, NY: Damion Walker and Evelyn Abiola both snagged gold in the male and female categories at the recently held Team Jamaica Bickle/Awesome Power 5K, held at Baisley Park, Queens, New York. Both claimed the ultimate prize, automatic entry to the Reggae Marathon, December 3, 2011 in Negril, Jamaica, coupled with air fare and hotel accommodation. With everyone gunning for the two top spots, runners, walkers and race enthusiasts, gathered for the inaugural event and the day did not disappoint. Walker,Read More
nominees below: Best Caribbean Performance “Man Down” -Rihanna “Summer Time” -Vybz Kartel “Wotless” -Kes The Band “Bend Over” – Machel Montano “Delilah” – Movado Best New Artist Bruno Mars Marsha Ambrosius Miguel Frank Ocean Best Male R&B/Soul Artist Trey Songz Chris Brown R. Kelly Miguel Cee Lo Green Eric Benet Centric Award Ledisi Raphael Saddiq Bilal Anthony David Aloe Blacc Best Caribbean Performance “Man Down” -Rihanna “Summer Time” -Vybz Kartel “Wotless” -Kes The Band “Bend Over” – Machel Montano “Delilah” – Movado Best Gospel Performance “I Smile” – Kirk FranklinRead More

Posted On October 21, 2011By altonIn Music Reviews, Music-News Radio, News

DUB MASTER. PRINCE POLO

“Heavy dub soundscapes and bass EQ deeper than the Pacific Ocean. Flashes of reggae, Latin and Italian sounds drift through the record, crafting a portrait of the borough’s ethnically diverse population… [Prince Polo] takes the role of a producer a step forward, not simply painting, but sculpting the sound aesthetics, shifting various elements to produce a textural glow that rises and drops with its own moods and ambitions.” THE PIER MAGAZINE Brooklyn-based reggae/dub producer, musician, and engineer, Prince Polo, takes an evolutionary approach to Jamaican roots, digital dub and cumbiaRead More
New York, NY (October 21, 2011): After a successful European summer tour, Third World has hit the ground running with the planning of the second installment of their Spirit Lives concert series. The first, which premiered in New York City at the Highline Ballroom on April 5, 2011, featured artists Tessanne Chin and Donahue Jarrett. By rave reviews and popular demand, the group will host the second series at the Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at 8:00PM. Celebrating 38 years and introducing their 23rd album,Read More

Posted On October 21, 2011By altonIn Music Reviews, News

Sanchez and Friends

Jammins, Shell Cartel and New Horizon Entertainment presents Sanchez and Friends on Saturday, November 26th, 2011. Due to the over whelming success of his performance this summer at Hammerstein Ballroom, Sanchez is back by popular demand to perform at the Cultural Performing Arts Center (C-PAC) in Brooklyn, NY over the upcoming Thanksgiving Weekend. With a career spanning more than 25 years and countless hits including “Lonely,” “Frenzy”, and “Here I am,” Sanchez has stood the test of time with multiple sold out events, and releasing more than 30 albums toRead More
Duane Stephenson may be recognized as one of Reggae’s most talented sons with his top selling releases, “August Town” and “Black Gold,” but he is also a dedicated philanthropist. He has been spreading awareness of world hunger and supporting the efforts of the United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) to end hunger worldwide, with special emphasis on the Horn of Africa, where a massive draught is causing a devastating famine. A United Nations institution, WFP is committed to getting food where it is needed, saving the lives of victims ofRead More
Toronto, October 2011: Calypso Rose – The Calypso Queen comes to town In 1978 Calypso Rose shattered the status quo in Trinidad & Tobago when she paradoxically won the country’s top prize of Calypso King. The male-dominated calypso world would never be the same! With her commanding stage presence and vocal mastery, her win forced embarrassed authorities to change the name of the annual competition to Calypso Monarch. The now 71 year-old charismatic musical icon of the calypso worl will be in Toronto with her brand of husky vocals, raunchyRead More
Tony Hall’s acclaimed new play, “Miss Miles – the woman of the world”, now on at the Little Carib OCTOBER, 2011 (PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD): Tony Hall’s Miss Miles – the Woman of the World – one of the most anticipated and exciting theatrical events of the year – premiered tonight at the Little Carib Theatre to a thunderous standing ovation from the sold-out crowd of theatre aficionados. Written and directed by veteran actor, playwright and director Tony Hall, this daring one-woman play Miss Miles –the Woman of the WorldRead More
New York, NY (Thursday 20th October 2011) – The official release of the Honorees & Nominees for iSA 9. On Wednesday 19th October 2011 at Trotters, the SAO Soca Awards Ltd. launched the 9th Annual International Soca Awards (iSA) and released the Honorees & Nominees for 2011. The day finally came Wednesday 19th October 2011 marks the official media launch of the 9th Annual International Soca Awards (iSA), which was held at Trotters, and it was a very exciting time for the Soca Awards family. Just five (5) short weeksRead More

Posted On October 20, 2011By altonIn Fashion, Film-News, News

Shebada and Delcita Hit the U.S.

New York, New York — October 2011 — For the first time ever, top Jamaican theater actors Shebada and Delcita are hitting the U.S. hard with a “Double Dose” of comedic entertainment Thanksgiving weekend together — offering patrons two explosive plays for one price, also known as “2 for 1.” Theatergoers in the Tri-state area should brace themselves for an infectious weekend of Jamaican comedy as promoters Irish and Chin offer more bang for the buck with stagings of: “Ova Mi Dead Body” and “The Plumber” in Brooklyn, New YorkRead More