Monthly Archives: "March 2014"

New York, New York feature and cover of this month’s Bashment Sessions, couldn’t come at a better time. As the straight out of Jam rock to Far Rock Dance hall-Hip Hop fused group gears up for their East Coast run, they share a few inside scoops about being signed to Ranch Entertainment and the individuals of Rock Star New York. With several years together as a group and knowing each other since high school days, it’s no surprise at the great chemistry RSNY (Rock Star NY) seems to have inRead More
Women all over Trinidad and Tobago are still buzzing over Benjai’s steamy performance at last weekend’s Soca Monarch Semifinals, where he stripped down to his underwear. Radio DJ’s are still talking about the performance over a week later and the youtube video has garnered over 90,000 views. When asked about the attention he’s received from women now that he’s been newly dubbed ‘Soca Sex Symbol’ Benjai replied, “Well it was not intended, but if the ladies like my swank then I will give it to them”. Benjai’s mega hit ‘ComeRead More
The week of activities organized by the Caribbean Tourism Organization celebrating the unique holiday attributes of the Caribbean takes place from 1 to 8 June, 2014 in NYC. NEW YORK, NY – The Caribbean will again display its collective holiday attributes to New Yorkers and visitors to the “Big Apple”, reminding them why the Region is a most desirable warm weather destination, as the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) returns for Caribbean Week. An unmatched programme is being planned, offering CTO member countries and private sector partner’s unrivalled opportunities to marryRead More
Saint Lucia – Things are heating up on the island of Saint Lucia and it’s not just the weather. The 50th edition of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2014, which goes live across the web, mobile, tablet and newsstands today, features the picturesque and colorful landscape of the Caribbean island paradise Saint Lucia. Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Senior Editor, MJ Day, explains, “We chose locations for the 50th anniversary edition that we knew would grab readers’ attention. Saint Lucia’s iconic Piton mountains, gorgeous beaches, and lush rainforest were a perfect fit for thisRead More
Miami, Florida – Roots in the Schools is the collaborative youth outreach program of the GrassRoots Festival Non-Profit Organization, who sponsors music and arts presentations at local schools in Miami-Dade County. During the weeks leading up to their Virginia Key GrassRoots Festival of Music, Art & Dance, which takes place Feb 20th-23rd, festival performers and artists volunteer their time at local schools, offering performances, classroom presentations, workshops, and hands on experience. Roots in the Schools aims to inspire youth through music while fostering their creative health, arts appreciation, and offeringRead More

Posted On March 6, 2014By altonIn News

Dancehall Re-visits The Arsenio Hall Show

New York, New York – As we celebrate black history month and reggae month during the month of February, the Jamaican flag has once again been raised high on mainstream television. On Thursday February 13th, 2014, The Arsenio Hall Show revisited the feature of dancehall entertainment for late night viewers. More than 10 years ago dancehall icon Shabba Ranks performed on the Arsenio Hall show, prior this to new syndication, with R&B super star Johnny Gill and it was a memorable one. Dancehall icon Patra also performed on The ArsenioRead More
New York, NY – Trinidad-based Optimus Productions TT releases its electrifying soca compilation Optimus Riddim – Various Artists, available worldwide from all major digital retailers on March 18, 2014, with pre-order available on March 4, 2014, distributed by FOX FUSE. Optimus Productions TT makes its international debut with this album by now having its music digitally distributed worldwide exclusively by FOX FUSE, and thus bringing its unique island flavors to music lovers everywhere. Producer Jesse John is at the helm of Optimus Productions TT and is thrilled to have hisRead More

Posted On March 6, 2014By altonIn News


Throughout February, MOBO award-winning Best Reggae Artist Alborosie will embark on a U.S. tour in support of his recent studio album Sound The System and vinyl-only companion piece Dub The System. The Italian-born reggae star will make his east coast debut performance in Miami, FL at 9 Mile Music Festival, which also features Lauryn Hill, Tessanne Chin, Stephen “Ragga” Marley, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Julian Marley and more. Then he heads west, hitting The Showbox in Seattle, WA, Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, CA and the New ParishRead More
NEW YORK, USA – Local Jamaican radio discjocky DJ Kenroy embarked on a tour of New York City with locally based New York station link up radio. The tour included stops at prominent broadcasting stations such as Hartford’s energy radio, red hot radio in Brooklyn, linkage in Mount Vernon and rounded out with touch radio in queens on February 10th. Dj Kenroy formally known as kenroy Dwayne McAdams took is career to the next level as he set out on a tour of New York City with locally based NewRead More
New York, NY – Soca star Darryl “Farmer Nappy” Henry brings the spirit of Trinidad Carnival to the global masses with his new album Big People Party, available worldwide from all major digital retailers, as well as physical CD in stores, on February 25, 2014, with pre-order available now, from FOX FUSE. Celebrating over 30 years in music, the accomplished and acclaimed Trinidadian singer and songwriter delivers the very best that soca music has to offer with this new collection of hits on his third full-length studio effort. Big PeopleRead More