Monthly Archives: "February 2013"

Posted On February 19, 2013By altonIn News

Nurse Nisha Delivers The Cure For The Common Fete

Chutney-Soca princess Nisha B of the band Karma had a truly hectic Carnival 2013 with as much as 5 event appearances per night. This year the young singer has certainly shown the masses that much like her brother Ravi she can command massive audiences, deliver original crossover hit songs and offer her own unique ‘party prescription’. In addition to garnering her fair share of radio rotation with her C2K13 hit tune ‘Wine Up Your Body’, her sizzling performance of the track in fetes sent several male audience members into aRead More

Posted On February 18, 2013By altonIn News

Sanjay Stirs Controversy With Bad Up Di Luvy

Dancehall artiste Sanjay has created a buzz, accompanied by some controversy, with the new video for his track Bad Up Di Luvy . The video, which was shot on location at Waves Beach in St Catherine, has had tongues wagging with questions as to whether it is fit for airplay in this era of Broadcast Commission strictures. According to Sanjay the video is a fun video featuring some of his friends on the beach but he does see the controversy: “Being one of the directors, producer and artiste in theRead More
The legend of Gregory Isaacs lives on with a four-disc album aptly titled The Love Box, releasing from Tad’s Record on the international day of love, February 14, 2013. This is Isaacs’ first four-disc box set and comprises of 80 love songs, some of which are pulled from the vault. This unprecedented compilation is the result of a unique collaboration between Tad’s Record and Isaacs’ own label, African Museum, as the Cool Ruler continues his reign with his signature love songs and sound, come this Valentine’s Day. The Love BoxRead More
CTO Scholarship Programme Invites Applications for Scholarships and Study Grants Caribbean nationals wishing to study tourism or hospitality and language training are being offered the opportunity to secure scholarships from the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO). The region’s tourism development agency, through its scholarship programme, the CTO Foundation, is awarding scholarships of up to US$12,000 to individuals wanting to study tourism or hospitality at the Master’s (post graduate) level, and language training for persons already working in the tourism sector. In addition, the CTO Foundation is offering study grants of upRead More
In the third installment of our seasonal Soca compilation, Precision Productions tenders a musical amalgamation that consists of the Power and Groovy masterpieces, which have kept TnT’s fetes blazing for Carnival 2013. This unique combination of songs is only available from team Precision and features such talented individuals as, Bunji Garlin, Kerwin Du Bois, Machel Montano, Iwer George, Farmer Nappy, Blaxx, Kes The Band, in addition to the leading ladies of local music like, Destra Garcia and Nadia Batson. Breakout hits from none other than Swappi, Zan, K.Rich, Mr. Renzo,Read More
It is not by self imposed accolades that Morgan Heritage are referred to as “Reggae Royalty,” but rather from music lovers around the world who recognize their rich musical heritage and gift to the genre. From playing major festivals to sold out crowds across the United States, Europe, Africa and the Caribbean to consistently creating chart-topping international hits, Morgan Heritage have cemented their name and stake in this industry. 2012 saw Morgan Heritage reconnect with their fans as the band embarked on their long awaited “The Return” tour and releasedRead More
Richie Stephens/Gentleman ‘I Found Heaven’ Burning Up Airwaves In JAMAICA Singer Riche Stephens is a happy man these day. His hit single with Gentleman titled “Live Your Life” topped reggae charts in New York, Florida, Atlanta and Toronto in 2012 and was voted ‘Best International Song’ at the 2011 Stone Love Awards in Kingston. The video clip for the song also won the award for ‘Best Music Video’ at the 2012 International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) in Chicago. Last November, the Jamaican musical ambassador garnered international attention withRead More
2012 was a busy year for Reggae. Not only riddims and releases kept the fans struggling to keep up with the sheer quantity of news and happenings. It was also a year full of sensations, celebrations, discussions, new trends, old trends, joy and despair. To provide Reggae patrons with a thorough review of the year in Reggae publishes its Yearbook for the second time. Completely free to enjoy as a digital magazine and in pdf format to save and keep for having “Reggae inna 2012” at a single glance.Read More

Posted On February 7, 2013By altonIn News

Shamari Stays On Message With Gangsters Paradise

Out A Road recording artiste, Shamari, has burst into the consciousness of reggae fans with the latest video for his song Gangster’s Paradise. The Gangster’s Paradise video, which had its premier last week, has opened new doors for the artiste and he is savouring his moment in the spot light: “Gangsters Paradise has been doing well. The radio is giving us a lot of support and now television and online is there too. This is definitely a good look, I am very grateful.” Gangsters Paradise has premiered on several stationsRead More

Posted On February 7, 2013By altonIn News

Steele Set To Headline Bob Marley Birthday Bash.

The month of February holds significance for several reasons, for one it’s the month dedicated to black history, and secondly it’s the birth month of Reggae’s greatest star Bob Marley, born Robert Nesta Marley. Many events are usually planned around these times, and one such event will be held in Vancouver, Canada on Saturday February 9th 2013. Prominent radio host George Barrett will once again present his annual Bob Marley Birthday Day Bash. This year will be the 26th installment, and Canada’s most prolific reggae artist Steele will headline. Steele’sRead More