Monthly Archives: "February 2016"

Canada’s Reggae Songstress Ammoye wins big at 2016 The Akademia Music Awards held last week at the music portals offices in Los Angeles, California. Ammoye’s song “Sorry,” won in the category of Best Reggae / R&B Song, and voted as the most popular song amongst the hundreds of artists who submitted their music from countries around the world. Winning an Akademia Music Award is more than just an honorary distinction says the award organizers. “It is the first step in a worldwide promotional campaign to gain exposure and recognition forRead More
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Rocky Dawuni‘s latest album, Branches of the Same Tree was nominated for a GRAMMY for Best Reggae Album. Dawuni is the first musician from Ghana to ever receive a GRAMMY® nomination. He is also only the second African to be nominated in this category. Rocky Dawuni was nominated alongside modern Jamaican music greats Luciano, Barrington Levy, Jah Cure and Morgan Heritage who took home the GRAMMY award. Dawuni stated, “Much like the blues, reggae is the root of so much popular music. I am proud to contribute to its grand tradition and legacy. As my album title states, weRead More
ROMAIN VIRGO PAYS TRIBUTE TO LATE REGGAE ICON DENNIS BROWN WITH “CARESS ME” This week, Romain Virgo reveals a soul wrenching rendition of the late reggae icon Dennis Brown’s “Caress Me Girl”. The song is part of We Remember Dennis Brown – a double-disc tribute album due in late spring on VP Records that celebrates one of the best reggae singers in the world. Listen to Romain Virgo’s “Caress Me” now: We Remember Dennis Brown is a collection of The Crown Prince of Reggae’s timeless hits covered by some reggaeRead More
ASSASSIN A.K.A. AGENT SASCO EVOLVES SOUND ON NEW ALBUM THE THEORY OF REGGAETIVITY His First Full-Length Studio Release In Almost 10 Years The Theory of Reggaetivity is a pivotal album in the discography of Assassin a.k.a. Agent Sasco. For the past 15 years, the Jamaican vocalist has earned credibility through his dense catalogue of dancehall hits (spanning over 300 singles) and more recently for his hip hop collaborations (including Kanye West’s “I’m In It” and Kendrick Lamar’s “The Blacker the Berry”). On his new third studio album, the vocalist goesRead More
What is a Blitz Day? A blitz day is an online based fundraising event that only lasts 24 hours. Why are we blitzing? RastafariUnion is right around the corner and we want to make this one of the most memorable events in the history of Reggae Culture. RastafariUnion – Reggae for Africa What can Reggae do for Africa? For 5 decades Reggae Music has given us the keys for the socio-economic liberation of the oppressed and for the strength and vitality of the downtrodden. RastafariUnion puts those words into actionRead More
RDX Music superstar, Shinehead briefly described the differences in style, ambition and preferences between Jamaicans and other residents of the Big Apple in his hit song “Jamaican in New York.” The Producers of Mama Please Take Me Back to Church have taken quite a different approach; they have put together a play that gives the audience a front row seat view into the lives of a Jamaican family with a matriarch determined to keep her Jamaican style discipline, culture and values at the center of the lives of her childrenRead More
Canada’s Reggae Songstress Ammoye will perform an opening set just before Sean Paul performs on Friday March 18th at the London Music Hall. The two time JUNO Award nominee (2013 and 2014) is well known for her brand of Reggae which fans call ‘love fueled,’ ‘conscious awakening’ and ‘motivational.’ Ammoye’s musical mission is to be a Light Worker which forms the foundation from which she creates chart topping music. Songs such as the socially charged “Shooting” addresses the issue of gun violence, while “Sorry” hears her apologize to her beauRead More
Whine, wave and celebrate Caribbean carnivals all year long with Get Soca 2016, the second edition of this annual flagship compilation. This definitive soca collection features the top hits from the 2016 carnival season, from soca’s biggest hit-makers, all on one album, and are now available from all major digital retailers worldwide. The album garnered international spotlight, scoring a coveted top banner on the iTunes U.S. Reggae section and a feature on the iTunes U.S. Reggae New Music chart, during its week of release. It also debuted at #1 onRead More
This is the newest mixtape from VP’s own Ted Ganung. Inspired by the carnival season, this mix is a fusion of soca, tropical, afro beats, house and dancehall we’ve coined electronic dance reggae music (EDRM). This particular mix is heavily soca but has influences from across the genres. Track List: 1. I Won’t Stop – Timeka Marshall 2. Hey Yah Hey Yah Hey – Khago 3. Goodbye To My Haters – Movado 4. Daniella Wine – Patoranking 5. Raze – Fay Ann Lyons 6. Don’t Tempt Me – Fay AnnRead More