Monthly Archives: "May 2014"

Saturday June 28, 2014 @ 5:30 PM @ The Uplands South Street Seaport (between Fulton & Front St) Free Co-presented by River to River and Isabel Soffer/Live Sounds From an accordion fronted Tex-Mex punk-band to socially conscious Haitian songs and from ambient folk and electronica to the New York debut of the king of Colombian vallenato and cumbia, this Caribbean and Latin America festival travels the crossroads, the blurs and the beats of traditional and contemporary sounds from around the world and around the corner. Fronteras series curator Isabel SofferRead More
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center 61 West 62 Street, New York, NY 10023 Thursday May 29, 2014 @ 7:30pm Free One Night Only! A Target® Free Thursday Concert with James Germain Harlem Stage and Lincoln Center have partnered to provide an opportunity for music enthusiast of all ages to experience the moving and “hand-clapping” polyrhythmic music of Haitian-born singer James Germain. This masterful singer blends his passion for traditional voodoo songs with touches of opera and gospel infused with classical music and jazz. Listening to a James Germain songRead More
Saturday, May 24, 2014, @3:00 PM La Caye Restaurant 35 Lafayette Aevenue, Brooklyn NY 11217 Free Against the backdrop of Dance Africa, La Caye and Selebrasyon! (a six week festival of Haitian arts and culture organized by Haiti Cultural Exchange) bring you Zing Experience! Zing Experience fuses vodou rock, reggae, Haitian roots, worldbeat rhythms, and hip hop to create a soulful sound, with influences from artists as diverse as Boukman Eksperyans, Jimi Hendrix, and Bob Marley, to Stevie Wonder, Prince and Lenny Kravitz. La Caye brings authentic Haitian cuisine toRead More
Brooklyn, NY, April 17, 2014 – On Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 12pm, Community2Community (C2C), the Brooklyn-based nonprofit, service organization working with communities in Haïti to achieve self-sufficiency, will kick off its 4th Annual “Hope and A Future” – A Celebration of Haïti at the Christian Cultural Center (CCC) Campus, 12020 Flatlands Avenue in Brooklyn, NY. Sponsored by the Christian Cultural Center, New York Daily News, WBLS FM/WLIB AM, and New York Amsterdam News, this year’s celebration will feature the C2C Ayiti Marché, (Haitian Kreyòl for “Open Market”) with internationalRead More
Columbia, South Carolina– Ronnel Ramirez known to Soca music fans by his sobriquet Champeon, has recently stepped out of his comfort zone and released a new Reggae track entitled “Woman’s Anthem”. The South Carolina based entertainer created this new Reggae offering with the objective of affirming all of society’s women of substance along with all their wonderful contributions. He appropriately released the song in May (a month synonymous with positive sentiment towards women). The song was written by Champeon and arranged, produced and mastered by AJ & Sixman beats (QuantumRead More
The Montreal International Reggae Festival (MIRF) has released a partial look at their 2014 line up which combines classic Lover’s Rock with Soul,and is forecasted to make Montreal the most popular Canadian city forAugust, 2014! Taking place at the scenic Montreal Old Port, organizers from Canada’s most acclaimed Reggae festival have shared with media and fans 4 of the 12 headlining artists who will be performing at the 11th annual festivities, offering patrons the right musical mix and value for their dollar. On the heels of the release of hisRead More
Performing artists from the world over will take the stage on Friday, June 6, at the United Nations, for a unique concert hosted by the President of the General Assembly, H.E. John W. Ashe. This event will shine a spotlight on the enormous significance of the year 2015: a once-in-a generation opportunity to set the world on a sustainable course and to take decisive action toward a peaceful and prosperous future for the planet and its inhabitants. Artists participating in the concert will urge global citizens to tell world leadersRead More
“Passionate and well-crafted songs one can easily see, after spinning through the tracks on this superb and timely release, why these reggae road warriors SOJA with more than a touch of hard-earned soul have attracted a dedicated following.”¬ – Relix “Reggae, infused with strains of rock, folk and dub, provides a complementary framework for lead singer/songwriter/guitarist Jacob Hemphill’s sinewy vocals and poignantly drawn lyrics of social resistance, environmental consciousness and personal reflections” ¬-Billboard DC-natives SOJA are thrilled to announce the release of their new single “I Believe” featuring Michael FrantiRead More
All it takes is one fete, one jump, or one scandalous wine to make a Carnival addict out of an ordinary person. In his latest release Tian Winter explores the undeniable compulsion experienced yearly by seasoned disciples, as he harmonizes the singular refrain that pounds mercilessly within their hearts …”Cyah Miss It”! Whether you are near or far the melodic call of these celebrations, produced by Bass Gang and Precision Productions, winds its way to you, drawing you back to the sweetest of all musical hits. The WeMad writing teamRead More
What began as a release for St. Vincent’s Carnival “Vincymas” has now grown to a well appreciated hit. Light up was released in late April – faring the charts and fans. Light Up grew in a short space of time to find a place in the heart of many listeners – unexpectedly the heart of one special listener Kerwin DuBois. Kerwin and Skinny have been in chats of doing a project for quite some time, and now have put in the necessary studio time to make it a reality. KerwinRead More