Monthly Archives: "January 2013"

Posted On January 31, 2013By altonIn News

Lady Taz Is Jamaican At Heart

New York based reggae artiste Lady Taz is seeking her big break on the local market with the recent release of the video for her single Everyday. Lady Taz, born Tazurdee Fortunato, is originally from Milwaukee, but was strongly influenced by Jamaican culture and music by relatives. Singing reggae music from a tender age, Lady Taz explains how she came to love Jamaican music: “As a child I got a taste of Jamaican culture and music from my Jamaican relatives. They would always talk about Jamaica and it always soundedRead More
Trinidad and Tobago will erupt with an unforgettable and possibly uncontrollable level of euphoric energy by week’s end. This according to oganisers of the annual Army Fete, which takes place this Friday, February 1st at the Queen’s Park Savannah in Port-of-Spain. Already, tickets for the fete, which is considered by most, if not all fete lovers as that ‘must-attend’ carnival fete, are going fast. Those behind the scenes say this year will likely be one of the best years for Army fete, ever. Touted as a grand regional assembly ofRead More
Charm Carnival is abuzz with excitement these days. The newest mas band on the carnival scene in 2013 is enjoying tremendous acknowledgement by patrons who are eager to get a slice of what’s being offered. Already sections like Mesmerize are close to being sold out- this after it was made public information that the section was created by the wife of soca artisteBlaxx, Jemima Stewart. Owners of the band, Robert and Sharon Amar are however saying that there are some spaces still available in some of the other beautiful sections.Read More
ETANA DELIVERS “COMMANDING” (JAMAICA GLEANER) PERFORMANCE AT JAMAICA JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL AND WILL SHOOT NEW VIDEO “REGGAE” OFF HER LONG AWAITED ALBUM ‘BETTER TOMORROW’ OUT FEBRUARY 26 Soulful Singer To Perform New Zealand’s Raggamuffin Festival This Friday U.S. Tour in March To Be Announced Etana shined on the second night of the annual Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival held at Greenfield Stadium in Trelawny on Friday, January 25. According to the Jamaica Gleaner the “graceful Etana” delivered a “commanding performance” to the jam-packed audience inside the 25,000 capacity venue.Read More

Posted On January 30, 2013By altonIn News

Freddie McGregor's Di Captain

REGGAE PIONEER FREDDIE McGREGOR SETS SAIL ON HIS LATEST MUSICAL VOYAGE HIS LONG-AWAITED ALBUM ‘DI CAPTAIN’ HITS STORES TOMORROW JANUARY 29 ON VP RECORDS/BIG SHIP With his deep reggae catalogue spanning almost five decades, Freddie McGregor is one of the few first-generation reggae icons here today who has blazed a path through virtually every stage of the genre – from ska, rock steady to early and modern day reggae. Tomorrow on January 29, 2013, he takes the reigns once again with ‘Di Captain’ (VP Records/Big Ship), his brand new studioRead More
Digital distributor giants 21st Hapilos who have revolutionized the entertainment industry through online distribution, keep delivering the hottest hits from the biggest and upcoming names in dancehall and reggae music. This week spotlights features: •It only makes sense that “Greatest Gallis” features two of the greatest dancehall artist. In less than a week Grammy award winner Sean Paul and Grammy award winner Beenie Man latest single has already garnered over a hundred thousand views on youtube via various viral videos. Produced by Claims Records and Gutty Bling Productions, the singleRead More
They may seem fairly new to the music industry but their music is powerful, timeless and entertaining. Don Dem isn’t holding back and is ready to spread their music worldwide with all intentions of leaving their beats in your hearts and on your minds. After ending last year on a high note copping another dance award in Canada, releasing new music such as “Trust Me Girl”, “Blind To Them” amongst others, the group is on fire! Don Dem has partnered with Ras Demo to release “How Dem A Live”. ThisRead More
Miss Teen Diva 2012, Shaemore Smith joined other performers at the 18th Artist Against Addiction Showcase in Virgin Gorda to raise awareness to the drug and alcohol abuse and addiction. Shaemore recited a poem titled “Healthy Choices – Healthy Community” which was also the theme for the event. POEM: Healthy Choices – Healthy Community Healthy Community … Healthy Choices This is a cause where we should lift our voices As we stand and speak in solidarity With strong form and precise clarity Let us make a joyful noise As ourRead More
On Saturday, January 12th, 2013, the membership of Caribana™ Arts Group (CAG) held its Annual General Meeting where it elected six, new, member-elected Board of Directors for 2012-2015. These directors met and decided on the following positions: George “Knia” Singh Chair Marcia Walcott Vice Chair Roan Lawson Secretary Alicia Sealey Treasurer Chair – Public Relations & Communications Committee Relinda Parsons Assistant Secretary/Treasurer Kathleen Daniel Chair – Marketing & Fundraising Committee In the weeks ahead, this board will be adding other appointed board directors. These appointed board directors will be formallyRead More

Posted On January 28, 2013By altonIn News

Konshens Making Stars Out Of His Fans

Last year was a good year for Jamaica Entertainment and an even better year for entertainer – Konshens. It saw him releasing his critically acclaimed Mental Maintenance album which wowed audiences the world over and secured top spots on most Reggae charts. He made an appearance on America’s Next Top Model, toured everywhere from the Caribbean, across America, throughout Europe and who could forget Africa. The year found him being the golden voice on dancehall tracks; it was no surprise that his name became synonymous with chart topper throughout theRead More