Monthly Archives: "May 2014"

“The contrasts and the traditions of Ancient Power are what make it such an exciting album. If you are interested in what reggae is sounding like in the present, then this is a great place to start. It will be intriguing to see where Meta & the Cornerstones go next.” Joe Wilcock, Meta & The Cornerstones – Ancient Power. “Ancient Power’ is solid and bright and manages to balance influences from the Caribbean, the U.S., the Middle East and Africa. Highlights include the upbeat Bound to Glory with a rockingRead More
New York: Five months after Jamaican songbird Tessanne Chin beat out Wil Champlin and Christina Aguilera’s 16 year old protege Jacquie Lee to win season 5 of The Voice, tri-state area music fans will get the opportunity to see her perform live in concert on Memorial Monday, May 26, 2014 when she headlines the first annual Oracabessa Festival at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, NY. Other performers include Beenieman, Konshens and Assassin. “We are thrilled to have Tessanne perform live in New York for the very first time since sheRead More
“Garlin is on the verge of the elusive crossover success….merging of soca with EDM… expanding the future of Trinidad’s homespun genre.” May 15, 2014 – New York, NY] Trinidadian soca vocalist Bunji Garlin has inked an exclusive deal with RCA Records in conjunction with VP Records. The two labels will join forces to promote Bunji Garlin’s international smash hit “Differentology (Ready For The Road).” Garlin is thrilled to partner with RCA. “It’s an honor to be considered to be a part of this entity and I look forward to allRead More
Studio 758 Presents A Soca Compilation That Consist of Various St. Lucian Artist (DYP, Dj Hp, Dj Cleus, Isla Man, Invader, Kakal & Yardie). This Fun Packed Party Riddim was Produced By Thygeson (Penn) Joseph & Irvin (Ace) Loctar from Studio758, St. Lucia for Carnival 2k14. — Thygeson “Penn” Joseph A&R/ Director/ Producer/ Song Writer (Studio 758/ Slu Records Inc/ AP Publishing) Audio Commercials/ Music Production & DistributionRead More
New York, NY – Fresh off a highly successful and memorable 2014 Trinidad and Tobago Carnival season, Soca megastar Machel Montano will ignite the ‘Big Apple’ on Memorial Weekend with his dynamic presence for the 2nd installment of the aptly titled “Float”. The concert event touted as the ‘Ultimate Yacht Experience’ will take place on NYC’s Memorial Weekend, May 23rd, 24th and 25th onboard the luxurious, multi-level, Infinity Yacht (The Largest Luxury boat on the US east coast) and will feature 3 separate nights of rare, on the seas, fullRead More
New York, NY Trinidadian soca vocalist Bunji Garlin has inked an exclusive deal with RCA Records in conjunction with VP Records. The two labels will join forces to promote Bunji Garlin’s international smash hit “Differentology (Ready For The Road).”

 Garlin is thrilled to partner with RCA. “It’s an honor to be considered to be a part of this entity and I look forward to all the possibilities, ups and downs that comes with it. Our whole camp is excited about this development and would hope that it will be encouragingRead More
NYC’s 4th annual Groovin’ In The Park concert will hit Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, NY on Sunday, June 29th, 2014. This year serves up an exciting dose of reggae, soul and pop-rock performances into one jam-packed day. Jamaica’s soulful hitmaker Beres Hammond and Australian pop-rock legends Air Supply will headline the show. Chronixx, one of Jamaica’s most-talked about rising roots stars, and his band Zinc Fence Redemption will make their NYC festival debut, and Marcia Griffiths celebrates her 50th year in reggae with a few of her friends (JohnRead More
As the eldest son of Stephen Marley and grandson of Bob Marley, Jo Mersa is set to release his debut EP Comfortable on June 10, 2014 on the Marley family’s imprint Ghetto Youths International (GYI). Jo is currently on the road performing the entire Comfortable EP as the opening act on Stephen Marley’s Revelation Part II: The Fruit of Life Tour. The tour spans over 30 cities in the United States and concludes in New Orleans, LA on May 24. See full schedule below. Jo’s Comfortable spans pop, hip hop,Read More
CALGARY, Alberta Monday – Following the announcement of an amazing performer line up last week, Calgary Reggae Festival offers major discount to early ticket buyers. Until 10:00 a.m., May 17, a limited number of tickets will be available online for 50% off the regular gate admission price. ReggaeFest 2014 will feature the legendary Reggae Ambassadors, Third World, celebrating 40 years as one of the pillars of the genre, the ever exciting vocal quartet L.U.S.T., Canadian multiple JUNO award winner Exco Levi, and the soulful Reggae crooner Da’Ville backed by Toronto’sRead More
Basseterre, St. Kitts – St. Kitts announces that Machel Montano HD will headline the opening night of the 18th Annual St. Kitts Music Festival, which will be held from Thursday, June 26 to Saturday, June 28, 2014. Themed as the ‘Jump Up’ night, Thursday night will also feature Destra, Explainer, Skinny Fabulous and Elvis Crespo. “I have no doubt that these enigmatic Caribbean artists will electrify the crowd and make an indelible mark on the event,” said Senator Ricky Skerritt, Minister of Tourism & International Transport. “Machel and Destra areRead More