Monthly Archives: "January 2012"

Jamaica 2012 – The 2012 Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival – The Art of Music, set for January 26 to 28, has been lauded for its selected mix of current and more traditional offerings. Putting together an all-star Jamaica lineup on the opening night of the festival is seen as significant as the securing of Canadian superstar Celine Deon, according to a prominent music writer. Influential New York-based music writer, Patricia Meschino, who has covered all major Caribbean music festivals, credited Art of Music Productions (AMP) chairman Walter Elmore andRead More

Posted On January 20, 2012By altonIn News

Shurwayne & Popcaan Deliver Soca Remix-

Trinidad. ———-Who ever said Caribbean unity was far fetched, hadn’t met Shurwayne Winchester. His determination to bridge all gaps when it comes to music is overwhelmingly refreshing and his method of doing it has garnered the appreciation of many people, spanning the Caribbean’s diverse music industry. Today, Winchester’s voice will be heard alongside that of dancehall’s newest superstar, Popcaan. The pair recently completed the remix to Shurwayne’s single, Nobody Badda Dan We or Shorty as it’s referred to, which, even before its remix, was considered a very strong single, worthyRead More

Posted On January 20, 2012By altonIn News

Fetes- Licensing Fete

Trinidad. ——- Caribbean unity stands at the fore of Tri-Star Promotion’s carnival campaign as it has in years gone by. This year, one of Jamaica’s most promising dancehall entertainers will join his Trinidad and Tobago Soca compatriots on the big stage at one of the season’s traditional big fetes- Licensing Fete. With a recently released remix to Shurwayne Winchester’s hit single, Nobody Badda Dan We, Popcaan is ready to please party lovers on January 28th at Licensing compound, Wrightson Road, Port-of-Spain. Having been to T&T a few times before, Popcaan-Read More

Posted On January 20, 2012By altonIn News


THE OFFICIAL SXSW 2012 ‘BASS CULTURE’ SHOWCASE FEATURES PERFORMANCES BY GAPPY RANKS, LITTLE ROY, NATTY, LADY LESHURR, RASITES & KENNY KEN British Underground, an organization responsible bringing UK’s top talent to South by Southwest for the past 10 years, presents this year’s SXSW ‘Bass Culture’ panel and showcase, which explores the resurgence of reggae in the British music scene. Reggae’s journey has played a vital role in the development of jungle, drum & bass, dub-step, grime, UK reggae and UK hip-hop, evolving into an all encompassing title known as BassRead More

Posted On January 20, 2012By altonIn News

Cen'C Love Stands Firm at Rebel Salute 2012

Kingston, Jamaica- After ending 2011 with multiple shows across the US, neo-soul reggae singer and daughter of Bunny Wailer, Cen’C Love returned to Jamaica to kick off a great year with her debut at Tony Rebel’s annual Rebel Salute held last weekend in Port Kaiser, St Elizabeth. Cen’C Love took to the stage in a beautiful white gown with beaded shoulders from mom Sequoia’s Ites International Goddess Collection at about 9pm with brother Asadenaki. The singer began her set with the no holds barred single ‘These Lies’ where Cen’C LoveRead More
Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. January 18, 2012——- In what is definitely a first for fete lovers and the population of Trinidad and Tobago in general, the water taxi will sail from San Fernando, stopping at the Port-of-Spain dock on Wrightson Road before continuing to Chaguaramas to the benefit of patrons attending what is being touted as the best fete to start the weekend on January 27th. This is the latest development from organisers of HOTT 93FM’s Inferno- an event that features Machel Montano and the HD band in a two- hour longRead More

Posted On January 20, 2012By altonIn News

COCA-COLA RHYTHM Coca-Cola for Carnival

COCA-COLA LAUNCHES THE 2012 COCA-COLA RHYTHM Coca-Cola has released the second official Coca-Cola Rhythm in time for Carnival 2012. The rhythm features an all star line up on a groovy soca beat developed by Kernal Roberts. Coca-Cola has always been a refreshing delight to people all across the globe since 1886. The 2012 Coca-Cola Rhythm builds on the optimistic refreshment platform which embodies Coke’s Open Happiness mantra. This new rhythm features an amazing group of artistes including: Benjai, Lil Bitts, Umi Marcano, Screws and Devon Matthews. Their talent brought toRead More
POS, Trinidad: Carnival 2012 is in full swing in the twin island republic of Trinidad and Tobago and the festival flood gates have been flung open by an onslaught of new music releases, social events and seasonal competitions. Nevertheless, the members of Caribbean music band, Karma have remained focussed on their objective to bring forth world class entertainment to both the Chutney and Soca markets. This was evidenced by the band’s recent performances this past weekend. Last Saturday evening Karma ignited the Maracas Night Club (formerly Club Sting) at theRead More
(Kingston, Jamaica – January 17th, 2012) Just like the crescendo musicians give listeners at the height of a song, Singing Melody has built the same effect leading up to the release of his 6th studio album ‘They Call Me Mr. Melody’ which is available in stores and online today, Tuesday January 17th, 2012 through VP Records! Beginning with his album launch at ‘Plug n Play’ (at the Wyndham Hotel in Kingston, Jamaica) on Friday January 13th, Singing Melody personally delivered audio of what fans can expect on his album. WithRead More
Avalanche of “Pull-Up” Requests for Cuban Cohiba’s ‘Born On Third Base’ Runs Out The Clock On Capsicum CEO’s Live Interview with reggaeairways/kronikradio DJ Raven on November 20 (Manchester, U.K.) “I’ve been in this business for 34 years and it’s the first time I’ve ever had an interview come to an end quite like this one,” says Capsicum CEO and Director of A&R Roger Meltzer, “and certainly not in an international forum.” DJ Raven and Meltzer had discussed her interest in doing a set devoted to Capsicum Records LLC songs andRead More