Monthly Archives: "May 2015"

2015 JAZZ & ARTS FESTIVAL OPENS WITH MAJOR CARIBBEAN & LOCAL STAR POWER Chronixx, De Invader, Destra, Arthur Allain, & more to hit the stage! Saint Lucia – Nestled in what has been termed the Capital of Castries, ‘The People’s Auditorium,’ – the Mindoo Phillip Park, will again serve as the home for the official Opening of the region’s most highly anticipated musical spectacle – the 24th edition of the Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival. Carded for April 30th, thousands of festival goers are expected to flock to theRead More
// VP RECORDS TAKES OVER SUMMERSTAGE IN CENTRAL PARK 2015 TO CELEBRATE THE 35TH ANNIVERSARY OF LABEL ON JUNE 27 Maxi Priest, Gyptian, Bunji Garlin and Fay Ann Lyons Slated To Perform Sound Provided by Massive B (Bobby Konders & Jabba) // VP Records has teamed up with SummerStage to celebrate the label’s 35th year in business. From VP’s artist roster, reggae stars Maxi Priest and Gyptian as well as soca royalty Bunji Garlin and Fay Ann Lyons will take the stage in NYC’s Central Park for this momentous occasion.Read More
DANCEHALL + R&B + SOCA = A HISTORICAL WEEKEND OF LIVE PERFORMANCES AT BROOKLYN’S CLASSIC KINGS THEATRE • “Dancehall Rising”: Mavado, Capleton, Lady Saw & Matisyahu – April 10 • R&B’s: “Voices in Concert”: Fantasia & Tessanne Chin — April 11 • Soca’s “First Impression”: Kes the Band, Olatunji, Kerwin DuBois, Mr. Killa, Ravi B, Lavaman et al — April 12 By Gerry Hopkin (Hopkins Consulting Group | 347-350-4285) Brooklyn, NYC. The countdown is on for what promises to be a historical weekend of vintage concerts at the classic, upscaleRead More
Brooklyn, NYC — The Kings Theatre, since 2010 listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, was built in 1929 as a movie-palace-type theatre under the original name of Loew’s Kings Theatre. The facility was closed from 1977 and reopened under Borough President Eric Adams on February 3, 2015, after renovations in the vicinity of 94-million dollars. Come April 10, 11 and 12, a different kind of history will be made, as for the first time ever, major dancehall-reggae, crossover- mainstream R&B and soca concerts that are organized byRead More
BP Marionettes launch 2015 season with May re-staging of Les Miz (PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD): Next month, the BP Marionettes kick off their busy 2015 season with a re-staging of their critically acclaimed production of Les Misérables at the Queen’s Hall. Running for just three nights, the production coincides with worldwide commemorations of the 30th anniversary of “the world’s favourite musical”; Les Miz opened in London in 1985. After months of attempting to secure performance space following the overwhelming response to their original run last July, the Marionettes’ Les MizRead More
Busy Signal Has a Text Message For You! Kingston, Jamaica International Reggae and Dancehall Superstar Busy Signal has a ‘text message’ for you which includes acronym’s such as ‘IKR’ and emoji’s with sweet faces for the ladies. The fun and humor comes together in his newest music video “Text Message!” Designed to bring fun and humor to socialists who spend significant amounts of time on social media, particularly on the text front, Busy’s light hearted approach to the trend of texting at all times; morning, noon and evening, and aboutRead More
Mavado Performs Live in Haiti Reggae/Dancehall Super-Star Mavado Performs LIVE in Haiti for the First Time! Delray Beach, FL: Mansions Records today announced, Mavado (David Brooks) will be performing live for the first time in Port-au-Prince, Haiti at the Centre Sportif Henfrasa, Delmas 33. Mavado, born David Constantine Brooks was raised in Kingston, Jamaica’s Cassava Piece community. His debut single, “Real McKoy” on the Anger Management riddim in 2004, provided him instant success. He further established himself with the follow-up record “Weh Dem a Do”, on the Red Bull &Read More
L3 Magazine Features Etana With LeBeau Underwood | DDark Vodaphone London Fashion Weekend | Music Charts + More! New York, NY L3 Magazine has released its’ April 2015 issue which features award winning Reggae Songstress Etana on the cover. As one of the most influential artists of out time, Etana, with the stroke of a pen, has the ability to influence people who listen to her music. Ever humble, Etana sees it as writing music about life but her fans co-sign with us saying they hear it as being inspiration!Read More
A2IM TO PRESENT PAT CHIN, VP RECORDS CO-FOUNDER, WITH LIBERA AWARDS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD The American Association of Independent Music (A2IM) is proud to announce that the fourth annual Libera Awards Lifetime Achievement Award will honor Pat Chin, co-founder of VP Records, for innovation in the independent music industry. Chin will be honored with the award on June 25 at NYC’s Highline Ballroom during A2IM’s 10th Anniversary Indie Week when A2IM members from across the U.S. will meet along with their International colleagues from over a dozen countries around theRead More
JAMAICAN SINGER CHRISTOPHER MARTIN IS “SHARP AS A RAZOR” (LARGE UP) ON NEW VIDEO “Stepping Razor” Is Title Track Off His Eagerly-Awaited Debut EP on VP Records “Chris’ smooth crooning…matched with his confident demeanor establishes a sense of invincibility, and therein lies the connection to Peter Tosh’s similarly-named 1977 classic.” -OkayPlayer LargeUp Jamaican reggae crooner Christopher Martin drops his new video for “Steppin Razor,” the title track off his VP Records’ debut EP slated for release this spring. Directed by Kurt Wright and shot in Kingston, Jamaica – the humorousRead More