Monthly Archives: "August 2013"

  International reggae stars Junior Kelly, Natural Black and Prestige each took the stage at the mega 4 days festival “Reggae On The River” this past weekend in California. The 29th annual Reggae On The River Festival welcomed record breaking crowds thirsty for music and vibes! Natural Black took the stage on Saturday, August 3,2013 and dominated Reggae On The River. The artist gave an 80 plus minutes performance, starting from Conquer Dem (On the I Swear Riddim), Just Like In The Movies, Stubborn Woman, No Cry Cry Smile, NeverRead More
NEW YORK, NY, Monty Alexander, Jamaica’s legendary, international jazz pianist, will celebrate the 51st independence anniversary of his homeland with a return to Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola in New York City from August 14-18, 2013. Alexander and his Grammy-nominated Harlem-Kingston Express band, will soar with his positive vibrations of ‘One Love and Upliftment several stories above the expansive vista of Central Park at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center in the Time Warner building, 10 Columbus Circle in New York City. Show times each day are atRead More
Jamaica, U.S.A (21st Hapilos Digital) – Recently featured on 21st Hapilos Compilation “#SaveReggae Vol, 1”, Chronixx “Here Comes Trouble” has freshly been added to the BBC Radio 1Xtra playlist. The single produced by Winta James for Overstand Entertainment on the Rootsman Riddim features the smooth vocals of reggae star Chronixx and has received worldwide success and debuted on several international charts. BBC Radio 1Xtra is one of the premiere digital radio station in the United Kingdom from the BBC, specializing in urban music varying from such genres as Hip Hop,Read More
Ghetto Youths International announces new U.S. tour dates that span across the East Coast throughout Labor Day weekend. The shows will 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” Marley, Julian Marley and Stephen “Ragga” Marley. The entire crew, who recently wrapped an extensive U.S. Pacific Coast run, will kick off this Northeast portion on Thursday, Aug 29 in Boston, MA at the House Of Blues. They will join in on all the Labor DayRead More
Over the last few years the people of Kenya (located in east Africa) has been steadily embracing dancehall music and culture. The sound from Jamaica is being promoted in Kenya at such a rapid rate that the country is now being called the Dancehall capital of Africa. The growth of Dancehall in Kenya can be attributed to the numerous skilled Kenyan disc jocks that seem to all have a great respect for Jamaica’s music, its people and overall practices. Additionally, Kenya has one of the longest running Reggae/Dancehall music videoRead More
New York, NY – Nigerian R&B singer/songwriter Ebiflow joins forces with soca hitmakers Precision Productions from Trinidad and Homour Niger from Nigeria for his new hit single, “Oh Baby.” The classic, vibrant vibes of Southern Caribbean and West African tempos set the perfect backdrop for this romantic, steamy ode to the ladies from the African artist, born Ebide Ben, who hails from the southern Nigeria city of Port Harcourt. With his sound and sight set on the international market, Ebiflow croons this song entirely in English, and the magnetic trackRead More
KINGSTON, JAMAICA | AUGUST 5, 2013 | Despite missing Reggae Sumfest due to overseas commitments, the popularity of Jamaican superstar Demarco continues to soar across the globe. In recent weeks four of his singles have bullied their way onto various charts and playlist internationally, threatening to clinch the top spots. His Soca influenced Continue Whine is currently No.5 on Canada’s Radio Dubplate chart and one of the most played songs on the Triple R Reggaeton Chart, while the Hitmaker Muzik produced Apartment sits at No.6 on Britain’s Choice FM ReggaeRead More
New York, NY — On Friday, August 16, the first ever Ehio-rock group known as Jano, will perform live at SOB’s! The innovative ten-piece collective is the first ever Ehio-rock group that transcends culture and time . With their debut album, “Ertale.” on the horizon (set for release on August 1st),Jano will bring its fusion of traditional Ethiopian melodies and rock music to SOB’s on Friday, August 16 for the group’s live NYC debut! Consisting of two male vocalists, two female vocalists, and six music instrumentalists the band successfully bringsRead More
ST.THOMAN, USVI (29 July, 2013) – The Caribbean region’s tourism development agency, the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), continues to engage its member-countries at the highest levels on some of the most critical regional tourism matters. The organization’s leadership completed a tour of four member-countries last week, continuing a series of country visits which began last year. CTO Chairman Beverly Nicholson-Doty and Secretary General Hugh Riley, along with the newly appointed Director of Membership Services Faye Gill, met with senior tourism officials in Montserrat, St. Lucia, Grenada, and St. Vincent andRead More
With over 15 albums under his belt, West-African reggae vocalist Alpha Blondy returns with his latest studio effort Mystic Power, available in U.S. digitally and in stores today July 30 on VP Records. On Mystic Power, Alpha Blondy stays true to his signature contemporary world sound. His unmistakable vocals (which are a mix of English, French and his native language Dioula) are filled with socially-charged messages that effortlessly ride over Afro-reggae beats and jazzy funk-fused rhythms. He inspires change on opening track “Hope,” which features Jamaican dancehall king Beenie Man,Read More