Monthly Archives: "April 2013"

Toots Hibbert, Barrington Levy, Queen Ifrika and Coco Tea to perform in New York: Groovin Inc., the promoters of the annual New York City music extravaganza Groovin In The Park are very pleased to announce their third annual concert for Sunday June 30 for Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, New York. The announcement was made at the event launch at the Consulate General of Jamaica in Manhattan recently. “I am personally very delighted that my team and I have been able to perfect our game plan and return to RoyRead More
New York: The Vincent HoSang Foundation (VHFF), a non for profit, US based origination that helps the less fortunate and provides scholarship and charitable assist for individuals and organizations in Jamaica and the Caribbean Diaspora is in a much better position today to execute its mandate, thanks to a generous donation from veteran singer Toots Hibbert. The reggae icon and Grammy winner’s unexpected donation of US$5,000 to the VHFF came at a press conference at the Jamaican Consulate in Manhattan to officially launch the Groovin In the Park concert thatRead More
Artist Asks Concert Promoters to Apologize to Fansand Industry for Misleading Them New York, NY – Conscious reggae artist Natural Black wishes to inform fans and the reggae fraternity that he will not be appearing as advertised on Reggae Jam 2013 in Germany, from August 2-4, 2013. The artist and his management have no contractual agreement for this event, and have never received a deposit from concert promoters, to date. The artist and his management are asking for the Reggae Jam concert promoters to apologize to fans and the industryRead More
Luciano and Lady Virtue send a powerful message to Caribbean governments Monday, April 22, 2013; Kingston, Jamaica: Conscious Bajan Reggae sensation, Lady Virtue has teamed up with Reggae Great, Luciano, for her latest single Tek Di Pressure Off, a social commentary focused on the pressures faced by poor people in developing Caribbean countries. Tek Di Pressure Off looks at the relationships between politicians and the people. It also highlights the problem that politicians “excite people with their false predictions” and “lose vision” after gaining power. Luciano and Lady Virtue sendRead More
Guyana has done it again!     Guyana has, for the second consecutive year, emerged as the biggest winners at the 2013 Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO)/TravelMole Sustainable Tourism Awards. The country won three of the six awards at the awards ceremony at STC-14 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Port of Spain, Trinidad. The 2013 awards comprised six categories covering all aspects of sustainability, from overall excellence, to accommodation, community, heritage and biodiversity. The Caribbean Excellence in Sustainable Tourism Award was won by Guyana’s Karanambu Lodge Inc., an eco-tourist destination providing guestsRead More
      It was only a few weeks ago that international pop sensation, Orisha Sound, connected with Jamaica’s, Sizzla Kalonji to create the single “embrace it”. Since the song was leaked to the media and general public it has been getting great reviews and is already on heavy radio rotation. Wanting to capitalize on the momentum, producer, Shel K immediately invested in a video which was shot and edited by Terminal 4 (based in Jamaica). The video can be viewed here:    Read More

Posted On April 21, 2013By altonIn News

DNA Performs @ Gabriele's

  The New and Improved  Gabrielle’s is hosting DNA tonight April 17th to kick off the warm months and the countdown to open the outdoor bar… Where class meets entertainment and a revised menu… and really good wings.  You can’t go wrong…   Gabrielle’s Bar and Grill Wed April 17th 8 pm 1351 Centennial Ave Piscataway NJ …and every other Wednesday ———————————   “Always a fun time with DNA”. Follow us to start your weekend right..  Read More
Trinidad and Tobago songwriter and vocalist, Dale Ryan is making some giant steps. He’s doing something hardly ever done in the Caribbean, but really, something that should always be done. Dale is releasing a brand new R&B/Pop single, complete with a video. The song, ‘Colors’ will hit the airwaves on Tuesday, April 16, but even with his method of marketing clear in his mind, Ryan is challenging the senior musicians and entertainers in T&T and the Caribbean, to share their knowledge, and work with budding entertainers to progressively make anRead More
Over 15 Top Reggae & World Music Acts to Perform at IRAWMA On Wednesday, April 10th voting to select the winners in the 32nd International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) ended. At the same time, some of the performers for the glamorous awards presentation and show, set for May 4, were announced at the event’s Press launch hosted by VP Records at Finger Lickin’ Restaurant and Bakery in Pembroke Pines, Florida. This Star-Studded lineup is not one to be missed. Featuring…….  ■ Top nominee Mr. Vegas (6 nominations)Read More

Posted On April 15, 2013By altonIn News

Atlanta Caribbean Unity Festival (May 26)

ATLANTA CARIBBEAN UNITY FESTIVAL ( A fusion of music & culture) With Unity Magic Happens! Rupee, Kerwin Du Bois, Demarco, Cool Sessions, Rebel Band and Special Guest to perform on Sunday May 26th. The Atlanta Caribbean Unity Festival (ACUF) is one of the grand finale events for the Atlanta Carnival taking place over Memorial weekend. This event will be an ultimate concert experience bringing people from all islands together for performances by top artistes from throughout the Caribbean. To complement the performances, there will be moko jumbie (stilt) dancers, steel-panRead More