Monthly Archives: "January 2014"

POS, Trinidad – After 5 years of unforgettable all-inclusive events, the T&T Carnival Week staple known as Zanté returns to appease the needs of the premium partying public with its 2014 theme “STRUT”. The 2014 edition of this premium all-inclusive affair takes place on Tuesday 25th February and will transform the venue SAILS (which is located in Power Boats Marina, Chaguaramas) into a chic, intimate, pulsating party atmosphere. This year’s event is geared to be the ultimate Carnival Week jump starter for several members of the feting elite, both localRead More
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago – Friday January 10, 2014, marked the launch of the Hayes Court Restoration Project and Fund at a private cocktail reception held on the restoration site. The Anglican Bishop of Trinidad and Tobago, the Rt. Reverend Claude Berkley, convened the Hayes Court Restoration Committee with a mandate to refurbish the dilapidated and unoccupied residence of the Bishop. With an overarching vision to preserve a monumental part of the twin-island state’s cultural and religious history, this launch signalled the beginning of on-going efforts to attractRead More
Great soca again from Leekesha’s “Tremble It”, released last January 19, 2014. It was written and produced by Jason “Shaft” Bishop. Watch Video Here:Read More
Miami, Florida – Best Bluegrass Album GRAMMY Award goes to the Del McCoury Band for their recent release, The Streets of Baltimore. The band is led by living legend and national treasure, Del McCoury. His two sons Ronnie and Rob McCoury play two parts of an immensely skilled quartet with Jason Carter, and Alan Bartram. The Del McCoury Band will perform in Miami at the 3rd Annual Virginia Key GrassRoots Festival on Saturday February 22nd, 2014. Del McCoury is the ultimate bluegrass ambassador, persevering with humility, good humor, adventurousness, andRead More
Toronto, Canada – To say that 2013 has been a whirlwind for Reggae and Dancehall group Don Dem would be an understatement. The multi talented group of the 5 members group of Durri “The Scientist” Brown, Kez Ferguson, Kirk “Diamond” Douglas, Chaunard “Bob da Builda” Brown and Olaf “HD” released their debut video “Blind To Them” to rave reviews and garnered over 40 thousand views, had the honor of being being featured on MTV.com, released a mixtape, debuted their web reality series “Life Of A Don”, released their hit singleRead More
USA Canada, Jamaica – On February 28th, 2014 renowned billboard producer Ainsley “Notnice” Morris presents part 1 of his worldwide charity event series dubbed “Party For A ‘Cause”, the ST Mary Edition. Although he know resides in Portmore, Notnice chose ST Mary as a nod to his birthplace. Hosted by DJ Amber of Jamaica’s number 1 Roots, Rock, Reggae station Irie FM, the event will feature performances by dancehall star Spice, Alkaline, Jahmiel, Merciless, Merital, Blade, Scheemaz.and many more special invited guests passing trough. While there will both be aRead More
POS, Trinidad – According to several indigenous music fans and local industry insiders Rikki Jai and Nigel Rojas are en route to Chutney Soca supremacy with the release of their Carnival 2014 offering “Clap Your Hands”. Clap Your Hands was written by Jai and Rojas and produced by Big Rich of the Punkalunks Factory. The success of this track which is being referred to by many as a ‘breath of fresh chutney air’ will see the duo share several stages during the Carnival season which include the semi-finals of theRead More
WINS REGGAE © (formerly WEB REGGAE AWARDS ©) have included Karamanti’s most recent album entitled Dancehall Retaliates in their category for Dancehall Album of the year for 2013. In this category, Karamanti goes up against two other Jamaican heavy weights, Vybz Kartel and Mr. Vegas. The category also includes Spyda Team and Sista Rosta. All voting is being done by the public so as to ensure that the results are unbiased. Persons may vote by visiting their website. Karamanti’s entire album can be streamed and purchased from her website.Read More
New York, New York – As previously announced and introduced to the world, Port Harcourt, Nigeria’s Mayor Chimbiko Iche Akarolo, adopted the musical moniker of C-Strokes after losing his devout wife during childbirth, due to a poor health system. This tragedy translated into music which in turn gave birth to CAF, a foundation created in honor of his late wife to support pregnant women and childcare. It was by a chance meeting with Mojo Morgan of Reggae’s royalty Morgan Heritage, that an association with Heritage Grown Productions who shares inRead More
Atlanta: Two reggae stalwarts, Freddie McGregor and Marcia Griffiths will headline the Island Blend produced “Valentines Affair” on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at The Atrium in Atlanta. Cultural singer Everton Blender and balladeer Mikey Spice are also confirmed to perform. All acts will be backed by the Big Ship Band. McGregor has had a successful career that spans ska, rocksteady, roots reggae to lovers rock, dancehall, ragga, and dub. Known worldwide for his riveting reggae ballads, the veteran crooner scored arguable his biggest hit single in the 80’s with “BigRead More