Monthly Archives: "April 2014"

NEW YORK, NY – Saint Lucians in the tri-state area are invited to a Town Hall Meeting designed to bring Saint Lucian nationals in the Diaspora together with New York-based diplomats to discuss issues of common concern and, more importantly, describe their roles in the overall development of Saint Lucia. The event is scheduled for Thursday, April 10, 2014, at 7:00PM and will be held at the Saint Lucia House, located at 438 E 49th Street, between Church and Snyder Avenues in Brooklyn. Highlighting the evening will be presentations byRead More
Port-of-Spain, Trinidad – The airwaves across Trinidad and Tobago will soon reflect a strong mission to promote peace, love, unity and respect. Tropix Entertainment, in collaboration with several sponsors and corporate entities have partnered to use music in a bid to inject these values into society once again- values they believe are needed to bring Trinidad and Tobago back to the paradise it once was. Redemption the Concert is an event carded for May 31st at the Hasley Crawford Stadium. The production will feature internationally acclaimed reggae singers, Beres Hammond,Read More
Port-of-Spain, Trinidad – Gun. A word that immediately triggers fear in some but for the youths on the street, the youths in the crime hotspots in Trinidad and Tobago and many other countries across the world, gun talk is real talk. ‘Gun’ is the name of T&T reggae crooner and VP recording artiste, Jamelody’s latest contribution. The simple yet strong song-title is meant to draw attention to the lyrics embedded in the track- draw attention to what he wants the masses to hear. Unlike the traditional soothing and melodic vocalsRead More
Roger Meltzer is the Founding C-E-O and Director of A&R of Capsicum Records, a Hartford-based indie now known globally for its reggae-in-fusion sound — what DJs have called “Roots on the bottom, and pop on top.” A former staff writer-producer-arranger at the Sound of Philadelphia (Philadelphia International Records), where he was mentored by Kenny Gamble, Thom Bell, McFadden & Whitehead, Jerry Butler, Lou Rawls, Bruce Hawes, Slim Marshall, and Bill Bloom among others, Roger is no stranger to Billboard and other music industry charts. His songs have found their wayRead More
2014 continues to be an outstanding year for Exco Levi who made Canadian history where Reggae is concerned by winning the 2014 Reggae Recording of the Year category, marking 3 consecutive wins. The only artist to win 3 back to back Juno Awards (the Canadian equivalent of a Grammy) for Best Reggae Recording, this accomplishment is shared by his co-performer, Kabaka Pyramid, and producer, Silly Walks Discotheque. The Awards, held in Winnipeg, Canada, is the 44th annual production which recognizes the best Canadian talent in a wide range of genres.Read More
Christopher Ellis, the youngest son of the late legendary Jamaican vocalist and rocksteady pioneer Alton Ellis, reveals his brand new video “Left Unsaid,” directed by Mykal “Kush Asher” Cushnie and filmed in Jamaica. The “gorgeously sung” tune, according to The FADER, is off the London-based singer’s debut EP Better Than Love on the Marley-owned label Ghetto Youths International. WATCH “Left Unsaid” video: Ellis steps on the scene as one of reggae’s most promising singers of this generation. His debut EP Better Than Love, which dropped this past fall, is producedRead More
Canadian recording artist *Tha Vor *who is known by many as a conscious, underground hip-hop artist, continues to show his versatility by releasing both dancehall and hip-hop tracks on a consistent basis. A few years ago *Tha Vor*, who had always done hip-hop, began studying the Rastafarian way of life. Being of Jamaican background (both parents are Jamaican although he was born in Canada) *Tha Vor* thought it important that he shared some of his findings on Reggae/Dancehall rhythms. It was then that he recorded “*King of Glory*”, a reggaeRead More
MARCIA Griffiths and Judy Mowatt, members of Bob Marley’s harmony group the I-Three, were honoured with the Reggae Ambassador’s Award in New York City last Tuesday. The awards were presented at the Jamaica Consulate by VP Records and Groovin’ Inc, co-promoters of the annual Groovin’ In The Park concert. Griffiths and Mowatt were recognised for their “supreme artistry, outstanding achievement and contribution to the development and promotion of reggae worldwide”. Veteran tour manager/booking agent, Copeland Forbes, was also honoured for his contribution to the music industry. Griffiths thanked VP founderRead More
Hot 97 FM, NYC’s premiere hip hop station, announced the full line-up for their annual Summer Jam concert last week, and Bunji Garlin will make history as the first Trinidadian Soca artist to perform at the festival. He is confirmed for the main stadium stage along with 50 Cent, Nas, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne & Young Money, Wiz Khalifa, YG, Ty Dolla $ign, DJ Mustard, The Roots, Trey Songz, Sevyn Streeter, Kid Ink, Action Bronson, Troy Ave and more. Summer Jam will be held this year on Sun. June 1Read More
New York, USA – 2012 Magnum Kings of Dancehall winner Deep Jahi, has been leaving his musical prints all over since he rose to national fame. The artiste whose real name is Rushane Sanderson is a former student of Mongue College in Jamaica and has been busy pursuing his dreams of not just being a proud father but an accomplished artiste and entertainer. The artiste who is more popularly known for his single “Life Goes On” which encourages all to not just reflect on those who has passed but chargeRead More