Monthly Archives: "May 2015"

ALBOROSIE MEETS KING JAMMY – DUB OF THRONES AVAILABLE APRIL 14, 2015 VP Records/Greensleeves Presents Tune-for-Tune Dub Showdown with the 21st Century Dubmaster and Original King of Dub Sound System Style U.S. Tour Planned to Support Album Launch VP Records/Greensleeves is happy to announce the April 14th, 2015 worldwide release of Alborosie Meets King Jammy – Dub Of Thrones, a historic pairing of one of Jamaica’s most pivotal dub legends King Jammy with the modern day Italian-born dubmaster Alborosie. The album includes a fully-illustrated package by Tony McDermott, Greensleeves Records’Read More
SOCA ARENA OUT THIS WEEK (MAR 17) ON VP RECORDS The Caribbean Carnival Soundtrack Featuring Top Soca Artists From Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago, St. Vincent, St. Lucia, Grenada and Jamaica By popular demand, VP Records kicks off the Carnival season with Soca Arena, a collection of “jump and wave” winners with an extended mega mix by DJ Spice of, out this week (Mar 17, 2015). Purchase Soca Arena now iTunes: Listen to the DJ Spice mix: Soca Arena presents the best and latest offerings from some ofRead More
New York’s First Calypso Superstar-Wilmoth Houdini With his 1929 recording of “Executor Doomed to Die” New York City based calypsonian Wilmoth Houdini challenged a Trinidad based rival, Lord Executor, and made history, delivering the very first dis or clash record, decades before the legendary verbal spars between The Mighty Sparrow and Lord Melody in the 1950s or the traded insults between Jamaica’s ska pioneers Derrick Morgan and Prince Buster on a series of hit singles in the 1960s. Born Frederick Wilmoth Hendricks in Port of Spain in 1881 (some accountsRead More
THE FIRST CRUISE OF ITS KIND WELCOME TO JAMROCK REGGAE CRUISE ANNOUNCES FINAL 2015 STAR-STUDDED LINE UP Stephen “Ragga” Marley, Maxi Priest, Mykal Rose with Sly & Robbie, Protoje & Popcaan Will Join Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Julian “Juju Royal” Marley, Ky-Mani Marley, Bounty Killer, Capleton, Elephant Man, Barrington Levy, Third World, Jah Cure, Tarrus Riley, Busy Signal, Morgan Heritage, Tanya Stephens, Cham, T.O.K & Christopher Ellis Pre-Sale Finished, Tickets Now On Sale To Public Norwegian Cruise Line’s 5-Night Musical Voyage from Miami to Jamaica Will Set Sail Twice NextRead More
ETANA ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR IN SUPPORT OF LATEST ALBUM I RISE Following Her Recent Initiative to “Stop Ebola and Build For the Future” The Jamaican Reggae Singer Joins Hawaiian Songstress Anuhea on June Dates On the heels of Etana’s United Nations’ performance and the release of her “Better Tomorrow” single for the “Stop Ebola and Build For the Future” campaign, the reggae singer announces her Spring 2015 U.S. tour. The run kicks off in NYC on April 25 and covers the Midwest and West. For the June portion of herRead More
The first announcement of performers 13th Seasplash festival Time passes, who waits, and the welcome! So we finally arrived to the first publication of the performers who will perform during the happy, 13th Publication Seasplash festival, also fourth in the series since returned in the unique and magical locations fortress Stinjan near Pula Punta Christo. On this occasion we tried to meet a wide range of musical styles, from traditional to modern devel- oped within the scene that nurtured so. sound system and bass culture, including the names of theRead More

Posted On May 1, 2015By altonIn News, Program Related

Calypso on Broadway!

Calypso on Broadway! Calypso music can be heard in almost all parts of these United States, but the road traveled by the pioneers was not easy to say the least. In the 1930’s, calypso was more or less unknown beyond the borders of Trinidad and the Caribbean. It was the efforts of a selected few Calypsonians that took Calypso from Trinidad and the Caribbean and into the cosmopolitan cities of the United States and Canada. These men took their product, some of which was recycled and adapted it to theRead More