Monthly Archives: "July 2012"

With the official release of his album Reggae Music Lives, and his Earthstrong right around the corner, Gramps Morgan makes July 6th, 2012 a double celebration for fans in New York! Hosted by CDF Sound and Culture Disciples, Gramps Morgan takes centre stage at Brooklyn’s Culture Barn where he will be backed by his band as well as special guest DJ’s. Gramps released his second studio album Reggae Music Lives to critical acclaim as being one of the best releases for 2012. It is noted as being an evolution ofRead More
Da’Ville returns to the spotlight with a banging new album,Krazy Love; showcasing sides of the artiste never before seen by many of his fans. Available in stores today, Krazy Love is quickly becoming an instant hit with fans worldwide. Tracks like Give You My Love, You Got Di Ting and This Love are reminiscent of the artiste who burst onto the scene in the early 2000s while songs such as Thug Like Me and Your Swag offer edgier elements of Da’Ville, showing his undeniable range. But for the renowned ReggaeRead More
Reggae crooner Beres Hammond and his entourage rolled into Chicago yesterday for the biggest five day Reggae and world music celebration, the 20th International Festival of Life and the 31st IRAWMA combined. The star-studded celebration kicks off today, July 4th with Beres Hammond and closes on Sunday, July 8th with Third World. A galaxy of Reggae greats will be feted at the 31st IRAWMA on Thursday, July 5. The Festival of Life is July 4-8 in Washington Park, 55th Street & Cottage Grove Avenue . Visit www.martinsinternational.com for more information.Read More
Colette Burnett, owner of Super Wings N.Y., recently accepted the “Entrepreneur of the Year Award” from Borough President Marty Markowitz at the 7th Annual Caribbean-American Heritage Month Economic Development Power Networking Brunch at Brooklyn Borough Hall. “It’s an honor to accept the Entrepreneur of the Year Award; I built the business on a wing and a prayer and I am grateful for the overwhelming support,” stated Colette Burnett. Burnett continued, “I am even more thankful to Borough President Marty Markowitz, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, New York City Business Solutions, Roy HastickRead More
The newlywed couple accompanied by their bridal party and representatives from St. Kitts: Ms. Sarines Oliva, Director of Sales & Marketing for the St. Kitts Marriott Resort & Royal Beach Casino (holding the bride’s bouquet); Mrs. Rosecita Jeffers, CEO of the St. Kitts Tourism Authority (third from right); Mrs. Melnecia Marshall, Product Standards & Cruise Manager for the St. Kitts Tourism Authority (second from right); and Mr. Andrew Rowe, Account Sales Manager, International Sales & Marketing, American Airlines; as they prepare to cut their wedding cake at the St. KittsRead More
We are so excited to kick off the 20th International Festival of Life tomorrow, the 4th of July, with all of you. Featuring 2 stages (International and Gospel-Variety Stage) and more than 200 vendors serving up a taste of African and Caribbean cuisine and culture. Plus, we have a Kids Pavilion to keep the kids entertained.and a Health Pavilion to keep you healthy. Festival Times July 4 ( 12noon-10pm) July 5-6 (3pm – 10pm) July 5 – Special Red Carpet International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) Awards Ceremony atRead More
FOR PEOPLE WHO KNOWS REGGAE ICON–(ARDIE CUBAN)–AND HIS ONE UMBRELLA ENT TEAM,YOU SHOULD KNOW ALREADY HE NEVER STOP WORKING HARD AT BRINGING REGGAE MUSIC TO LIFE SO IS ITS ARTISTS,A WEEK AGO CUBAN BROUGHT TO HARTFORD CONN/NEW ENGLAND AREA FOR THE FIRST TIME—(SHAGGY AND FRIENDS)–TO CORPORATE DOWNTOWN HTFD CT LAZ PARKING COMPLEX THAT WENT REAL WELL ALL ARTISTS SHOWS UP AND GAVE A GREAT PERFORMANCE THE FANS WILL NOT FORGET FOR A LONGTIME NOW WHEN IT WAS SAID THAT NO ONE ELSE COULD BRING THE BIGGEST REGGAE ICON—MAVADO–INTO HARTFORD CONNRead More

Posted On July 2, 2012By ArmiIn News

Out Of Many, 50 Years of Reggae Box Set

August 6th marks the 50th Anniversary of Jamaica’s Independence and VP Records is celebrating with the island’s iconic music. On July 31, the label will release an extensive 3 CD set Out Of Many, 50 Years Of Reggae Music – chronicling the genre’s evolution with an iconic hit from each year since 1962. To coincide with this release and commemoration, VP recently launched a Facebook page for the “50 Days to Jamaica 50th” countdown: http://www.facebook.com/50yearsofjamaicanmusic The page features a daily post on the history of Jamaican music and pays homageRead More

Posted On July 2, 2012By ArmiIn News

Oliver Samuels Jamaica50 NY Festival

There is no better way for Jamaicans and friends of Jamaica in New York to celebrate Jamaica’s 50th year of independence, than to reconnect with the greatness and world renowned culture of our island with Oliver Samuels and friends. On Saturday, August 4, 2012, to celebrate Jamaica’s 50th Independence at what is already considered the largest event to date in the Bronx area recognizing a special day for the Jamaican community. The celebration starts at 11am and will continue all day until 7pm. The venue for this event is alreadyRead More