Monthly Archives: "December 2012"

The Caribbean American media fraternity in New York is mourning one of its own. Many woke up to the shocking news yesterday, Dec. 27th that Eion “Dreadless Ras” Saunders, founder of ZYNC TV/NEW YORK LINKZ, passed away suddenly early Thursday morning at a Brooklyn Hospital. He was 47. The news stunned many in New York’s Caribbean American media circle and the wider community which Saunders had covered since 2005 as an independent television producer, director, writer, and host. Saunders became widely known after launching on the Caribbean platform, CIN withRead More

Posted On December 27, 2012By altonIn News

Soca For Life!

Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago is coined the greatest show on Earth and the music that emanates throughout the season- Soca music, is by far and large, the preferred choice among party-goers. Soca music will be hailed supreme in 2013 as T&T’s Prison’s Sports and Cultural Club committee hosts a brand new fete in honour of Soca. January 26 will see patrons flood the Prison’s Sports Club Grounds in Arouca, Trinidad for a massive event they’re calling, Soca For Life. Organisers have already guaranteed patrons that nothing will compromise safetyRead More
When Richie Stephens recorded “Mary Jane” for his duets album “Life Your Life” earlier this year, little did he know that the song would find favor with fans, thousands of mile away in the country where the original song was recorded in 1971. VP Records representative in Japan Koji Yawata said “Mary Jane” is still a big song in Japan. He said the song has been covered by many Japanese and for 2012 earned more than US$30,000 from master & publishing rights. Celebrated Japanese singer/drummer Hiro Tsunoda wrote and recordedRead More

Posted On December 24, 2012By altonIn News

Machel Montano New Single "Fog"

“The FOG”, imaginatively puts into words and music the transcendent mass hysteria that overwhelms all senses, uniting participants of this one of a kind festival in celebratory spirit, as differences melt away, euphoria rises, and bodies join in gyrations raising a mystical dust that covers parading souls for Jouvert, Carnival Tuesday or on its ever popular manifestation, Machel Monday. This release captivates the essence of the rapture that envelopes every fete, masquerader, and music aficionado during this time, and is the result of the sublime combination of Precision Productions, FullRead More

Posted On December 24, 2012By altonIn News

The New Improved Sulphur Springs

River Sallee, St Patrick’s in Grenada has a new improved Sulphur Springs, recently cleaned and updated for locals and visitors to enjoy. All of this work has been done by a local family from St Patrick’s. There are now over 5 Springs available to take a dip, which were all previously hidden by overgrown plant foliage. Majority of the springs have safe depths. The springs now have drains so they can self clean as they bubble naturally. In the same vicinity is a fresh spring river so if you don’tRead More
Beres Hammond’s new album One Love, One Life reaches #1 on U.S. Billboard Reggae Chart after five weeks in the market. One Love, One Life (VP/Harmony House Records) has been Top 5 on the Reggae albums chart since its November 13th release, with sales climbing the past two weeks. This success comes off the heels of his recent U.S. concert performances at Brooklyn’s Barclays Arena on December 12 and Hard Rock Cafe in Ft. Lauderdale, FL on December 14. While in New York City, Beres also sat in with TheRead More
If you are one of those who believes that Jamaica no longer produces authentic roots rock reggae music, you need to get a copy of Mikey General’s latest album, “African Story, African Glory”. The album was released on December 7th on his Qabalah First Music Label and it’s his 11th studio recording. African Story, African Glory displays the best of Mikey General, from his vocal reach to his song writing abilities, all are paraded on this 16 track CD. In conventional style, Mikey’s introduction is a prayer spoken in theRead More
Even T&T reggae crooner Jamelody knows when it’s time to give thanks for the blessings of life, kick back a little and enjoy another year of the Almighty God’s grace. Today, Michael ‘Jamelody’ Williams celebrates his birthday. The artiste who is preparing for what is likely to be an exciting and fast paced 2013, returned from Jamaica recently where he wrapped production of a single with prominent reggae and dancehall artiste, Capleton. Amid that, he is currently promoting the release of a track entitled, ‘I Love You’, which is currentlyRead More
Recently crowned Miss Teen Diva (MTD), Shaemore Smith, solicited support from the BVI community to give a holiday treat to persons who suffer from mental health issues. Miss Smith and the Miss Teen Diva Pageant Committee worked in conjunction with the Community Mental Health Centre to spearhead a grocery drive for donations of non-perishable goods such as rice, macaroni, canned milk, snacks, and toiletries among other items. Road Town Wholesale Trading Ltd. graciously agreed to allow Miss Smith to ask shoppers at the Pasea location to “spend $2 or $3Read More

Posted On December 19, 2012By altonIn News

Nadine Queen. A True, Beautiful And Talented Empress.

Nadine received her Big Break singing with the ALGORYTHMNS and DECISION BAND.They went on to perform on numerous and Multiple events such as the famed PORTLAND JERK FESTIVAL, PORTLAND BUSU FESTIVAL and FI WI SINTING. Singing for many years Nadine was yet to be recognized as an artist of massive talent but, in 2012 following a dream, Nadine Queen went on to do a cover of ADELE’S chart topper “SOMEONE LIKE YOU.” The song went to the no.6 position on the N.Y. TOP 30 Charts and is still being playedRead More