Monthly Archives: "June 2013"

(New York, NY) – Caribbean-American actress Rhona Fox received the Rising Sun Award at the Caribbean Heritage Salute to Hollywood & the Arts gala in Hollywood, California, on Friday, June 20, 2013. She was honored along with actor Reno Wilson (currently stars on Mike & Molly on CBS and of Antiguan heritage) and Paula Madison (a former vice-president of NBC Universal and part owner of WNBA Los Angeles Sparks team, and of Jamaican heritage).   The Caribbean Heritage Organization (CHO) has been hosting this awards ceremony since 2007 and selectedRead More
Reggae artiste Steele is a man on a mission. Unlike some others artists who have thrown in the towel where Canada is concerned as a viable reggae market Steel remains steadfast in his belief that Canada is a viable market for its local artist. The man referred to as the Canadian Reggae Sensation says he’s proof that this is possible. “First you must define what success means to you as an artist and furthermore as an individual,” says Steele. “I’ve always pride myself on being a leader, if it meansRead More
by Brittany Somerset NEW YORK – United Nations Secretary-General H.E. Mr. Ban Ki Moon met with the new Permanent Representative of Jamaica to the United Nations: H.E. Mr. Courtenay Rattray, in order to receive the ambassador’s credentials. The meeting took place on Tuesday, June 25th, in the conference room on the 38th floor of the Secretariat, at United Nations headquarters in New York City. The Presentation of Credentials meeting ran approximately 15 minutes behind schedule, in what the media who were present jokingly referred to as, “soon come” Jamaican time.Read More
New York, NY – Featuring the crème de la crème of reggae’s Romeos, The Romance Riddim finds a place in your heart on July 9, 2013, with pre-order today, June 24, 2013, and will be available worldwide from all major digital retailers. Romantic crooners Jah Cure, Pressure Buss Pipe and Da’Ville captain the 10-track riddim album, which sails into the summer with singles for lovers everywhere. Produced by Roger “WaggyRas” Binns, The Romance Riddim shows love from beginning to end, as they showcase the romantic side of reggae, and spotlightsRead More

Posted On June 24, 2013By altonIn Music-News Radio, News

Officially Launched! The M Store!

SOCA star Machel Montano hopes to breathe new life into the local music business and give local music the exposure it needs with the ‘M’ Store. Montano officially launched his music store yesterday at the duty-free shopping hall at the Piarco International Airport. The store is located where the Rhyner’s Record Shop was, as Montano purchased the store from the Rhyner family last October. Director of Rhyner’s Record Shop, Lorraine O’Connor said they noticed that CD sales were on the decline, and the struggle was too hard for them. “WeRead More
Julian Marley has officially been added to the Ghetto Youths International’s Set Up Shop Tour. The U.S. Pacific Coast run, which kicked off in Hawaii this past weekend, will also feature performances by rising Ghetto Youths Crew members Wayne Marshall, Jo Mersa, Black-Am-I and Christopher Ellis along with reggae heavyweights Damian “Jr Gong” and Stephen “Ragga” Marley. This Wednesday (June 19), Julian and Stephen “Ragga” Marley will join the rest of Ghetto Youths International members on stage at Marymoor Park in Seattle. The crew continues to make stops at LosRead More
New York, New York (June 20, 2013). As America braces themselves, for the next Caribbean pop star, Jamal Gordon, he provides us with a soulful Bruno Mars rendition of “When I was Your Man” and new video. Hailing from the lush island of Antigua, twelve (12) year old musical sensation, Jamal Gordon, born to Guyanese parents, has recently released his new video and is receiving rave reviews and support. Originally sung by Bruno Mars, Jamal’s version of, “When I Was Your Man”, takes on a musical journey, travelling on anRead More
This coming Saturday, June 22nd 2013, is the 7th Annual Surf, Skate and Music festival Rockstock and Barrels. This year in the Rockaway’s was a tough one, but Walker Hornung (Into the Whip Records), Jimmy Dowd (St.James) and Steve Stathis (Greybeards) pulled the whole community together to make sure this year’s festival takes place and the tradition continues. Every year when spring turns to summer Rockstock and Barrels provides a great day of contests, giveaways, music and more. The Biggest and best festival in Rockaway Beach has put together aRead More
NASHVILLE – The breakup of the Beatles in 1970 was devastating to millions of fans all over the world, and now George Johnson’s “Still Pissed At Yoko” video and single recaptures the mood and feel of the Fab Four. From Mellotrons to Bach trumpets, hooky melodies and storytelling lyrics, Johnson, the veteran Nashville singer, songwriter, and producer, magically transports the listener with this single back to the late-1960s Beatles heyday while remaining completely modern. The video has even more powerful images, both in black-and-white and color, of Sgt. Pepper-style clothing,Read More
Since its release, “Feeling Free” by Reggae singer Roots Queen has been in heavy radio rotation on several online and commercial stations worldwide. The song has been #1 for four weeks on the Karma Reggae Show Top 10 Chart Countdown in the U.K while simultaneously sitting in the #2 spot on the Rich Davis Sounds of The Caribbean Music Reel Chart (where it has been for the past three weeks). The success of “feeling free” must be attributed to the hard work of Roots Queen and her team. The artistRead More