Monthly Archives: "May 2012"

On Friday June 1st, 2012 First Fridays of Florida, LLC welcomes Gramps Morgan and the Dada Son Entertainment family to the Grand Palms Resort, 110 Grand Palms Drive in Pembroke Pines FL, the home of their monthly First Fridays event. Dada Son Entertainment has partnered with First Fridays to host the South Florida Album Release Party for Gramps new album, “REGGAE MUSIC LIVES”; this album features chart topping titles like The Almighty and Life Too Short. This event will give the South Florida community an opportunity to socialize, meet andRead More

Posted On May 30, 2012By ArmiIn News

TJ Records kicks off the summer

If the weather is any indication the summer season is officially here and leading the airwaves is appropriately the “Summer Wave” riddim by Billboard charting producers TJ Records. For most people summer brings out a feeling of euphoria and once again TJ records has managed to translate the feeling into music. Leading the riddim are Top Selling Dancehall artist Vybz Kartel “Summer Time pt2” and his one time protege, chart topping artist Popcaan with “When Mi Party”. The blazing riddim is also the slate for self proclaimed King Of DancehallRead More
As you may know, Busy Signal is currently the subject of an extradition proceeding between Jamaica and the United States. We don’t have any more information than what has been disclosed in Busy Signal’s official statement. We hope his situation will be resolved quickly and VP will continue to support Busy and his music, as they have since 2006. Despite this unfortunate event, his latest release REGGAE Music Again continues to shine as a great musical achievement. The critically acclaimed album is currently in the Billboard Reggae Top 10 andRead More
New fusion reggae label Ranch Entertainment, Inc. launched worldwide in early 2011, and now the label invites colleagues, media and music fans to its official launch celebration on June 4, 2012 at Santos Party House in New York City. The label boasts a roster of world-renowned artists including reggae superstar Shaggy, and long-time collaborators Rayvon and Red Fox, in addition to acclaimed producers and songwriters, and a state-of-the-art recording studio. As the music industry continues to pose hurdles and challenges to the success of rising stars, the mission of RanchRead More
Jamaican born and New York bred international R&B artist, KC Jockey, is sending a positive message to the world through his newest music video gone viral, “Girl You’re Free.” And with view counts soaring over the web, exhibitors including some of the countries biggest Cable TV and Satellite providers have picked up the video for circulation. In his newest music video from the Sweet Sadie Records upcoming release, Broken Hearted Powerful Women, KC plays the character of an abusive husband whose brave wife finally finds the courage to stand upRead More
Norna Augustave has been crowned Miss Atlanta Carnival Queen 2012. The Haitian born beauty currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia. She attends college at Georgia State University major in Accounting and minor in Computer Information Systems. She is the 2011-2012 President of the Haitian Student Association at GSU. Norna loves singing, dancing, modeling and fashion. She also strives to help others and pushing them to their greatest potential. When asked what her goals in life were, she responded “Receive my CPA in Accounting, open my own business in Atlanta and laterRead More
A documentary which reveals the economic power of the Caribbean Diaspora will be screened at the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO)’s Diaspora Forum in New York on 5 June. The documentary, Forward Home: The Power of the Caribbean Diaspora, showcases the experiences of members of the Caribbean Diaspora who straddle the dual worlds of Caribbean Homelands and Global Cities as tourists, travellers and entrepreneurs, and the organizations that make the relationship work, according to Dr. Keith Nurse, the film’s executive producer. “The documentary maps the uncharted territory of diasporic tourism andRead More

Posted On May 29, 2012By ArmiIn News

TRINIDAD & JAMAICA UNITE FOR REGGAE

Historically, Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica have not shared the unity that Caribbean people should aspire to. In fact, both countries have engaged in petty rivalries which have served to do little more than divide their people further. The recent musical collaboration between two of the countries’ reggae singers, Mikey General (Michael Taylor) of Jamaica and Khali (Khalfani Taylor) of Trinidad, however, serves as an example of the love and unity between the two Caribbean nations. Brought together by their shared Rastafarian faith, both Taylor Bwoys have united their vocalsRead More

Posted On May 29, 2012By ArmiIn News

COME HEAR THE NATION’S GENIUSES SPEAK

The nation is invited to come, hear, and interact with its greatest artisans on Tuesday 5th June 2012 from 5- 8pm at City Hall, Port of Spain. On that day the Elder geniuses of Pan, Mas, Ramleela, Hosay, Tailoring, and other Trinbagonian crafts will speak to the nation in a Town Hall setting- and take our questions. The occasion will be the second staging of ‘Inheritance: The Elders Lecture Series’. For the next couple of months- on the last Wednesday of every month- 7 of Trinidad and Tobago’s Elder geniusesRead More
In celebration of Jamaica’s 50th Year of Independence, VP Records releases Out Of Many, 50 Years of Reggae Music on July 17, 2012. This comprehensive 3 CD compilation chronicles the country’s musical evolution with one significant hit from each year since the island’s independence in 1962. As an added bonus, the set closes with a newly commissioned 2012 version of “Independent Jamaica” by Peetah Morgan and Hollie Cook. From ska and rocksteady to roots and dancehall, Jamaica’s ingenious sounds have made a lasting impression on popular music worldwide. Out OfRead More