Monthly Archives: "June 2015"

Salome Pacific Releases Single and Video, “Beautiful and Strong” San Francisco, CA – Salome Pacific is making her U.S. premiere with the release of her single, and music video, “Beautiful and Strong.” The visually stunning music video displays the celebrating of her recent independence, deep appreciation of life, and perseverance. “Beautiful & Strong” is a gorgeous pictorial representation of what we can expect from the sophisticated artist. “Beautiful and Strong” is available on iTunes, along with the video now streaming onYouTube. Shot in the picturesque woods and along the coastRead More
Exco Levi Breaks Canadian Barriers with Music in Film! Toronto, ON, Canada Canada’s Exco Levi continues to break barriers with his music. From making history with Canada’s coveted JUNO Awards (for which he has won Best Reggae Recording 4 times consecutively), to being one of the first to tour Europe extensively, and now adds music in film to his list of impressive historic accolades. CAMELION, produced by Josh Ary and directed by Reza Dahya is a film about a group of undocumented workers who live together in an apartment inRead More
Award-winning Authors for Caribbean Month WORDFest Tracey Baptiste, Cheryl Boyce-Taylor; Marlon James Saturday, June 6, 2015 The Writers Are Coming! Bestselling novelist, Marlon James, celebrated poetess, Cheryl Boyce-Taylor, and award-winning children’s book author, Tracey Baptiste, headline this year’s WORD! – A Caribbean Book Fest. This annual coming together of authors, readers and literary curious returns on Saturday, June 6 to the Medgar Evers College campus in Brooklyn, NY – the world’s largest Caribbean meeting. This star-studded celebration of the frequently overlooked literary legacy of the Caribbean’s cultural milieu is beingRead More
JAH CURE BREAKS NEW GROUND WITH HIS EAGERLY-AWAITED STUDIO ALBUM THE CURE TO BE RELEASED JULY 10 ON VP RECORDS “a voice that sounds as if he’s wringing out passion from every note” – NPR.org On July 10, 2015, Jah Cure will release his new studio album The Cure (VP Records). Recently hailed by NPR as “a voice that sounds as if he’s wringing out passion from every note” and once described by the Los Angeles Times as “a brilliant crooner of Bob Marley-esque love-and-peace reggae,” the Jamaican-born singer hasRead More
CTWD Highlights the Healing Power of Film at 2015 Caribbean Studies Conference New Orleans, Louisiana – CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution (CTWD) presented an important panel discussion on the unique role of film and new digital technologies in healing the historical hurts created by our colonial past, that have fueled divisions between Africa and the Creole cultures of the Caribbean and the Americas. The presentation took place during the 40th Annual Conference of the Caribbean Studies Association (CSA) in New Orleans, Louisiana. Presenting on the panel were CTWD Chair, Dr. Keith Nurse;Read More
Billed as one of the performers for last Saturday’s inaugural staging of the People’s Choice STAR Awards held at the Waterfront in Downtown Kingston; fast rising dancehall artiste Raytid gave a good account of himself delivering a commendable set to the hundreds in attendance [ WATCH HIGHLIGHTS ]. Clad in an all-white ensemble the purple-hair deejay kicked off his performance in the wee hours of Sunday morning with the popular ladies anthem ‘Blah Daff’, and within minutes had a female on stage joining in the festivities as she demonstrated theRead More
REGGAE GOLD 2015 WILL BE RELEASED ON JULY 17, 2015 The Genre’s Top Selling Annual Compilation Features Today’s Hits in Pop, Reggae, Dancehall, Roots and Lover’s Rock Compilation Includes an Eclectic Mix of Artists Including Magic, Eddie Murphy, Beres Hammond, Spice ft. Vybz Kartel, Busy Signal, Gyptian, Romain Virgo, Dexta Dups, Inner Circle ft. Chronixx & Jacob Miller, Etana, Queen Ifrica, Ikaya, Toian, Jah 9, Jah Cure & Gully Bop For over 20 years, the world’s #1 Caribbean music compilation Reggae Gold brings the genre’s top hits into one must-haveRead More
VP RECORDS GETS SUMMER SEASON STARTED WITH SOUNDS OF SOCA The Genre’s Top-Selling Annual Compilation Soca Gold 2015 Will Be Released on June 30 Compilation’s Featured Artists Fay Ann Lyons & Bunji Garlin Will Perform at NYC’s Central Park SummerStage Concert to Celebrate VP Records 35th Anniversary on June 27 New EPs From Both Artists Will Also Drop This Month VP Records gets the party started this summer with soca’s hottest sounds. To kick off the season, Soca Gold 2015 will be released on June 30 to deliver the genre’sRead More
SINGER JUDY MOWATT INVITED TO PERFORM AT GROOVIN’ IN THE PARK FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR NY: Veteran reggae singer Judy Mowatt, who thrilled fans as part of the Marcia Griffiths & friends package at last summer’s Groovin’ In The Park concert in New York, has been invited to perform at the festival for the second consecutive year. Beres Hammond is the only artiste who has performed at the annual festival twice. “Based on Sister Judy’s outstanding performance last year when she was a guest of Marcia Griffiths and numerous fanRead More
The Montreal International Reggae Festival Celebrates 12 with Shabba Ranks Beres Hammond ~ Lady Saw and Cocoa Tea! Montreal is buzzing with excitement as organizers of the 12th annual Montreal International Reggae Festival announce 4 artists who will help them celebrate their 12th anniversary! Dancehall Icon and Emperor Shabba Ranks, Lover’s Rock Legend Beres Hammond, Dancehall Queen Lady Saw and Veteran Cocoa Tea have been confirmed as participants from Friday August 14th to Sunday August 16th, 2015 who will help the city of Montreal celebrate their love of good music.Read More