Monthly Archives: "August 2015"

LIVE NATION ANNOUNCES FIRST SOUND CULTURE FEST FEATURING DBANJ AND MACHEL MONTANO NEW YORK, 29 July 2015: Carnival season is almost here! Following the overwhelming success of the Sounds from Africa and the Caribbean s at Showcases at SXSW earlier this year, W&R Projects have partnered with Live Nation and Big Moose Ent to announce the line-up for the highly anticipated Sound Culture Fest, set to take place at the Irving Plaza during Labor Day weekend on Saturday, September 5, 2015. Sound Culture is an annual music festival featuring theRead More
REGGAE CROONER WRAPS PRODUCTION OF MUSIC VIDEO IN BRAZIL Brazil: Award winning reggae singer Richie Stephens has just wrapped production of a new music video for his single ‘Knock Knock Knock’ in Sao Luis, the capital and largest city of the Brazilian state of Maranhao. The success of the song in Brazil inspired the singer to shoot the video with a local production crew. The video is currently being edited and will be available soon. Prior to embarking on a mini tour of Brazil, Stephens got word that ‘Knock KnockRead More
PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES OF LOCAL THEATRE ‘WIRE BEND’ COMBINES FOLKLORE, ANIMATION, & SPECTACULAR COSTUMES ‘Wire Bend’- the show that has been pushing the boundaries of local theatre moves east. The run at the Little Carib is over. The run at South NAPA is over. Now ‘Wire Bend’ is heading to the La Joya Auditorium from Tuesday 18th – Thursday 20th. There will be 2 shows daily- at 2pm and 6pm. The show has been performing to enthusiastic audiences and even more thrilled children for 2 weeks. WIRE BEND has deliveredRead More
PRESS RELEASE: Renowned Recording Artist Tanya Mullings to Receive Star on the Brampton Arts Walk of Fame Toronto, Canada (MPR Consulting) – On September 20th, 2015, multi-Award winner Tanya Mullings will be recognized by the Brampton Arts Council and the City of Brampton in Ontario, Canada by receiving a star on the Brampton Arts Walk of Fame. This tribute recognizes Bramptonians who have achieved excellence in the arts and entertainment industry. The sultry soulful singer impressive body of works has earned her such awards as the 2012 Karl Mullings MemorialRead More
Since its July 10 release, Jah Cure’s new album The Cure (VP Records) holds strong at #1 on the U.S. Billboard Reggae Album Chart. The acclaimed Jamaican singer is the only solo artist this year to land this coveted chart position for three consecutive weeks. Jah Cure expresses his enthusiam. “I put my heart and soul into this album and it is always nice to know it is well recieved. I give thanks to Jah and my fans for their ongoing support. Bless.” Critics call The Cure “musical therapy toRead More
Still on a high from his 2015 Groovy Soca Monarch win, Olatunji ‘Ola’ Yearwood continues to enjoy opportunities that he considers to be “Blessings.” The talented entertainer has been touring consistently since his win and performing for sold out crowds throughout the Caribbean, USA, Canada and London. On November 25th, Ola would be added to the list of the few Soca artistes that can boast of sharing Soca music live in Dubai, an opportunity that he is quite excited about. “ZATTI! I am ready and willing to accept the dutiesRead More
CaribbeanTales International Film Festival 2015 Celebrates 10 Years, with an Outstanding Program of Films and Shorts. At a recent media launch held at the Consulate General for the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in Toronto on July 8th, CaribbeanTales unveiled its 2015 Program. The standing- room-only event featured many Toronto luminaries, and was MC’d by the Honourable Jean Augustine, PC, CM with speakers including T&T Consul General Dr. Vidya Gyan Tota-Maharaj, CaribbeanTales founder and Executive Director Frances-Anne Solomon, Programmer Christopher Pinheiro, Partnerships Coordinator Emmy Pantin, and Incubator Chair Dr. RitaRead More
VP RECORDS DOMINATES U.S. BILLBOARD REGGAE ALBUM CHART THIS WEEK Securing Top 3 Positions with Reggae Gold 2015, Jah Cure’s The Cure & Soca Gold 2015 This week, the world’s largest reggae label and distrubutor VP Records holds the No. 1, 2 and 3 spot on the U.S. Billboard Reggae Album Chart. Their annual compilation Reggae Gold debuts at the top spot with Jah Cure’s new album The Cure landing the second position (from No. 1 last week) and Soca Gold 2015 coming in closely at No. 3 on theRead More
VP Records’ subsidiary label and distribution arm VPAL Music will release Jersey City reggae-fusion ensemble Kiwi’s third full-length album A Room With A View on August 28, 2015. Kiwi finesses their melodic approach and strips down their sound to its rawest, most rhythmic elements on the new album. Rooted in reggae rhythms and tropicália-inspired melodies, Jersey City-based Kiwi dynamically blends jazz and soulful grooves into a uniquely uplifting sound. A Room With A View combines syncopated roots rhythms with outside influences that span decades and circle the globe. Founding member/vocalistRead More