Monthly Archives: "April 2012"

Posted On April 23, 2012By ArmiIn News

Hard Fi Deal Wid" Black Eyed Peas of Dancehall?

Hard Fi Deal Wid comprises of family and friends, originally the idea of this group came about in the 1990’s with different members, but the only two from the original group are Korozoni and Dubjay13. Mia Stoosh was pursuing a solo career and BumpyJ was focused on rapping and producing with another group. They decided to combine their diverse sound and take the world by storm in the winter of 2011. Since then they have recorded co-written and co-produced multiple tracks with their own unique sound. Coming From New YorkRead More
Trinidad and Tobago will host the next Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) conference on Sustainable Tourism Development in 2013, the CTO has announced. In a symbolic passing of the “baton”, Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Trinidad and Tobago Ministry of Tourism, Raye Sandy, received the CTO Sustainable Tourism Mahogany Scroll from Guyana’s Tourism Minister, the Honorable Irfaan Ali at the closing of STC-13 on Wednesday night, confirming Trinidad and Tobago as host of the 14th Annual Caribbean Conference on Sustainable Tourism Development (STC-14). “We are truly honored to host STC-14 inRead More
After yesterday’s (Tues 17 April) study tours, the 13th Annual Caribbean Conference on Sustainable Tourism Development (STC-13) was back in session at the Guyana International Conference Centre for its final day on Wednesday, beginning with a plenary on the benefits of investing in greenenergy projects. The CTO partnered with Invest Caribbean Now, a brand founded by Felicia Persaud, the Guyana-born CEO of the New York-based digital media company, Hard Beat Communications, to present the inaugural green forum. At Wednesday’s forum, Persaud urged delegates to look at the economic prospects ofRead More
Better known for his sharp-spitting rhymes on hardcore dancehall hits like “Tic Toc” (remixed by M.I.A. and Rye Rye) and “Wine Pon De Edge,” Busy Signal emerges as a charismatic roots reggae artist on his forthcoming album Reggae Music Again, in stores in U.S. on April 24th on VP Records. A stark departure from the sequenced beats that dominated Busy’s three previous albums, the intricate, multi-layered one-drop rhythms heard on Reggae Music Again were created by some of Jamaica’s most acclaimed musicians (Robbie Lyn, Dean Fraser, Kirk Bennett), and recordedRead More

Posted On April 19, 2012By ArmiIn News

WIADCA Carnivals New Board of Directors

The Members of West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA) are pleased to announce the Election of its new Board of Directors and Officers which were duly nominated, voted and installed on Wednesday April 11th, 2012. The Election was overseen and conducted by two experienced Attorneys. Members elected to office are: Thomas Bailey, President Bryan Block, Vice President Deborah Benjamin, Vice President William R. Howard, Vice President Eric Gibbs, Chairman Angela Sealy, Treasurer Jean P. Alexander, Secretary Other Board members are: Yolanda L. Clark Calvin Collins Karen Williams Michael GreavesRead More
This marks Capsicum’s fifth consecutive win on Verdict, including Sal Anthony (“Exactly”), Sledge (“Find Out Who Your Friends Are”), Mayyah Stuart (“Life’s Too Short”), and Misteree (“Just As I Am”). All of these songs were released on Capsicum’s inaugural compilation CD, “Reggae-In-Fusion Album #1”, and can also be heard and purchased on the website. Meltzer also expressed delight in the continuity of successes. “It is as much a tribute to DJ Dudley’s knowledge of what his listening audience will enjoy as it is the quality of our writing, production andRead More
International Pulse supermodels Carla Campbell and Oraine Barrett are both confirmed to attend the 5th staging of Irie Fashion Rave in New York City this Sunday, April 25 at LQ, 511 Lexington in Manhattan, New York. Barrett will join numerous New York models on the runway while Campbell will served as celebrity guest host of the event. Campbell has received worldwide exposure appearing in the 2006 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Her clients include L’Oréal, Nike, Avon, Seventeen magazine, Footlocker, Miller Beer, Maxim, Target and Fubu while Barrett is best knownRead More
Can you imagine starting off your career in music as a drummer then catapulting to the front of the stage as the lead vocalist of the band you’re drumming for? That’s just what happened with Jeffery Osborne- one fourth of the Men of Soul and A Master crew, that’s on its way to Trinidad for the event dubbed the concert of the year, on Soca island this April. Osborne’s 1970’s versatility with both the drums and vocals was only the beginning of what would essentially be a career in music,Read More
VP Records releases two special vinyl-only selections – Busy Signal’s Reggae Music Dubb’n Again and Keith Hudson’s Bloody Eyes. These limited edition releases are available exclusively through VP Records distribution, just in time for Record Store Day on Saturday, April 21, 2012. Busy Signal’s Reggae Music Dubb’n Again is a six-song vinyl exclusive of extended dub mixes from his new studio album REGGAE Music Again. Produced and engineered by Shane Brown and his father Errol Brown, the vinyl LP is filled with live instruments, rock solid riddims and dubbed outRead More
Footage for “Ayesama” was shot in Ebo Taylor’s hometown of Saltpond in Ghana. The song itself is an adaptation of the war song of the Fante Akans, taunting “What’s Your Mother’s Name?” Appia Kwa Bridge, out this week, is Ebo Taylor’s second album of new material for Strut, following 2010’s Love and Death, and a compilation of Taylor’s 60’s & 70’s material, Life Stories. “I wanted to go back to a highlife feeling with this album,” explains Ebo Taylor. “The songs are very personal and it is an important partRead More