Monthly Archives: "October 2012"

Posted On October 28, 2012By altonIn Music-News Radio

Etana Unleashes Reggae

Etana Unleashes Reggae The 3-Song EP Arrives on November 13 (VP Records) Precursor to New Album Better Tomorrow Due February 2013 “reggae’s Jill Scott…Jamaican soul singer with a voice that’s rich, robust and saturated in the right kind of buoyancy — sage but never preachy.” – NPR.org Etana, the Jamaican-born, Miami-raised songstress, returns with her brand new digital-only EP Reggae on November 13th with VP Records. The 3-song preview off her upcoming studio album Better Tomorrow will give fans a taste of what is to come in February 2013. TheRead More
In celebration of St.Lucia’s national heritage month we at SoundCity took time to compile a series of vintage Kweyol tracks which consist of Pulsating rhythms, Folklore & Traditional elements. This compact disc was compiled from rare vinyl records & cassette tapes which have been remastered to produce the best possible sound. However, the listener is advised to approach this CD in its historical perspective realizing that there are some imperfections and the noise in the original recordings. These should be viewed as being of minor consequence in view of theRead More
Countdown to Montserrat’s 50th Annual Festival: December 15th 2012 – January 1st 2013 The countdown to Montserrat’s 50th annual festival goes into overdrive on Friday, October 26th, FIFTY days before celebrations kick off on Saturday, December 15th. An exciting range of events and shows are planned to mark this historical and festive time in Montserrat’s history. Cornerstone events organised by the festival committee include: Night of Pan featuring both junior and senior orchestras from across the island, the Festival Queen Pageant which will pay tribute to the 5 decades ofRead More
Center Stage is a public diplomacy initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. It is administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts in cooperation with the U.S. Regional Arts Organizations, and with additional support from the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, the Asian Cultural Council, and the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art. General management for Center Stage is provided by Lisa Booth Management, Inc. __________________________________ BélO, Haiti’s outspoken groove innovator, interweaves the Afro-Caribbean depths of Haitian tradition with a progressive voice forRead More
Politics has always influenced Reggae music. As the genre emerged over the years, artists used their voices as a vehicle in support of, or to speak out against issues originating from the political arena. Singing Melody, arguably one of the most celebrated Reggae artists, lends his voice to the upcoming US Presidential election, and in support of the political campaign of Barack Obama. Participating in political discussions, canvassing, and being a poll station volunteer in South Florida, Singing Melody is actively in support of the Obama administration. “If we don’tRead More
Imagine your sweetest dream, wrapped up in a favourite memory, covered in your most secret of decadent cravings, all put to music that just lifts you up and takes you far away to a place where your soul can get lost in perfectly honeyed harmonies. Precision Productions invites each and every one of you to this state of bliss with their brand new “Paradise Riddim”. These zouk-infused harmony laced tracks, titillate as they soothe; while also showcasing an artistic cast, whose sole purpose is to get you in the groove.Read More

Posted On October 26, 2012By altonIn News

BélO On the Move with Ragganga

Born in Haiti, BélO is a young, socially conscious artist committed to the Haitian cause. With his musical style known as ‘Ragganga,’ he and his band deliver a sophisticated, high-energy sound, mixing jazz, rock, reggae, and “Rara” traditional Vodou rhythms. BélO is active in many humanitarian efforts to rebuild Haiti. Center StageSM is the largest public diplomacy effort in recent history to bring foreign artists to American communities. Administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts, this public-private partnership is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s BureauRead More
After 15 years performing the world over, choreographer, dancer and teacher Nadia Dieudonné has created a name for herself as the best Banda dancer outside of Haiti. In 1994, she created Nadia Dieudonné & Feet of Rhythm, an Afro-Haitian dance company where she creates, develops and fuses the traditional Vodou dances with her unique contemporary style. Dieudonné has instructed several master classes at NYU, Katherine Dunham Dance Institute, and Alvin Ailey NYC, as well as City College and State University of San Francisco. Nadia has performed with masters in herRead More

Posted On October 25, 2012By altonIn Music-News Radio

Nakedi Debuts New Single, "Sweet Thang"

Nakedi Debuts New Single, “Sweet Thang” South African Artist Brings R&B Gobal South African artist Nakedi brings his brand of R&B music to the global sound stage with the release of his latest single, “Sweet Thang,” now available worldwide from digital retailers including iTunes and Amazon, from his very own label, Naked Eye Entertainment. The idea behind the sentimental song is a very simple one, according to the entertainer. “It’s a message about love, about truth and about pure intimacy on the deepest level,” reveals Nakedi. “It’s a reminder ofRead More

Posted On October 25, 2012By altonIn News

Northampton Halloween Parade

Northampton Halloween Parade Wednesday, October 31st, @ 6: pm Theme: CIRCLE OF LOVE…a celebration of love, humanity and diversity. Open call to everyone to participate in Northampton Halloween Parade. All creative mavens are welcome: artists-designers, costume makers, musicians, street performers, hoopsters, dancers, drummers & percussionists, circus artists, stilt walkers, burlesques, mimes and costume revelers. The parade will assemble at FiztWilly’s parking lot from 5: pm…and proceed up Main Street to the Forbes Library, where it will conclude with a jam session on the big lawn. Everyone is welcome to joinRead More