Monthly Archives: "April 2016"

Reggae Ambassador, Freddie McGregor, O.D. has done it again with the release of his second single “True to My Roots” on the classic Studio One “Heavenless” riddim’ (previously made popular by Reggae legend Dennis Brown’s “Your Love’s Got a Hold on Me” and Tristan Palmer’s “Entertainment”). The track sets the stage for his highly anticipated fifteen track album similarly entitled True to My Roots slated for release in June 2016 throughout Japan, UK, North America, Europe and the Caribbean. Fresh off a successful run of the albums debut single, “WhatRead More
          FROM SICILY TO JAMAICA, REGGAE SINGER, PRODUCER & MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST ALBOROSIE PRESENTS HIS NEW STUDIO ALBUM FREEDOM & FYAH Out May 20 on Greensleeves Records. Reggae music is no longer confined by race, skin color or nationality. It always did have a global message, but the culture that it represents has now extended way beyond Jamaica. Alborosie’s success is symbolic of this new spirit sweeping the reggae world. The Sicilian born artist, who has spent over a decade living in Jamaica, delivers revolutionary songs with deep,Read More
A NEW GENERATION OF ROOTS, ROCK & REGGAE, RAGING FYAH RELEASES NEW STUDIO ALBUM EVERLASTING ON MAY 27 ON DUB ROCKERS Recently Wrapped First U.S. Tour with Stick Figure and performing at Cali Roots Festival on May 29. “…most promising acts…their revolutionary spirit evoking the late Peter Tosh or Steel Pulse circa the late 1970s” – Billboard On the heels of their first national U.S. tour with Stick Figure and Fortunate Youth, one of Jamaica’s most promising young acts Raging Fyah is gearing up for their debut album for DubRead More
Discover Dominica Authority announced the inclusion of the Cadence All Starts for the 7th Dominica’s Jazz ‘n Creole Festival. The performance on May 15, 2016 at the Cabrits National Park will showcase the musical talent of Dominica’s top musicians. The Cadence All Stars will feature Fitzroy Williams, founding member of Exile One band and cadencelypso icon; Cornell Phillip, bouyon music pioneer and keyboardist extraordinaire; versatile guitarist Jerry Moulon; drummer Jason Joseph, aka Froggie who performs with the Triple Kay Band; and bass guitarist Freddie Nicholas, of Bill O Men andRead More
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama — Bahama’s Junkanoo Carnival descended onto Grand Bahama delivering powerful performances described by Festival Chairman Paul Major as a “celebration of Bahamian talent”. Thousands of Bahamians and international visitors flooded Taino Beach on Friday and Saturday to amp up the music, soak up the culture and turn up the vibes with Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival presented by BTC. Despite a late start due to rain on Friday night, the Music Masters Song Competition thoroughly impressed the crowd. Jive, a new girl’s group on the scene, opened the nightRead More
As part of the 2016 St. Lucia National Arts Festival, several Vieux Fort entities, along with the Cultural Development Corporation (CDF), will be hosting a Street Theatre, Arts and Cultural Exposé at 3:30PM Saturday 23 April on Clarke Street. The event, which will include street drama, fashion show, dance, masquerade, steel-pan, artists at work, a community art collage and poetry, is in keeping with an ongoing Vieux Fort initiative of always making sure the town hosts an activity to match each national calendar event, with the hope of enriching theRead More
Antiguan singer and songwriter Kiyode Erasto delivers a divine album in Woosh Sacntify, now available worldwide from all major digital retailers from FOX FUSE. A key member of Antigua & Barbuda-based imprint Federation Family, Erasto has been bringing conscious, spiritual music to the masses for sixteen years now and Woosh Sanctify delivers exactly that, to the delight of Erasto fans everywhere. Boasting 13 dancehall and reggae jams, this marks the first international album release from Erasto, who has seen EPs and numerous tracks released worldwide in the past, also fromRead More
Rising Gospel marvel Marc Isaacs spreads his faith to the global masses with his new song “Round the World,” now available worldwide from all major digital retailers (released on March 18, 2016), from FOX FUSE. Born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Isaacs has been earning his stripes as a songwriter and performer for years now, and was a nominee at the 2014 Caribbean Gospel Music Marlin Awards. Written by Isaacs and produced by Joshua Ali and Reuel Lynch, “Round the World” delivers upbeat, groovy soca vibrations laced withRead More
Trinidad and Tobago-based Gospel singer Nigel Lopez delivers praise and worship to carnival season with his new Gospel soca song “Camp Connection,” now available worldwide from all major digital retailers, from FOX FUSE. Creating music as a performer and producer under his imprint Sincerity Studios, Lopez has been waving the Gospel soca flag for years and the world is taking notice. Lopez wrote and produced the up-tempo, groovy soca track, which highlights the celebration of Christians during Trinidad and Tobago’s carnival season. According to Lopez, a caravan sponsored by theRead More
Dancehall slayer Stein unleashes two new hits with “Jah Is Always There” and “Turn Me On,” now available worldwide from all major digital retailers (released April 1, 2016), from FOX FUSE. Both tracks were produced by Stein’s very own label, the Kingston-based New Planet Records, and have been gaining momentum on dancehall platforms, from Jamaica to Europe. “Jah Is Always There” and “Turn Me On” deliver Stein’s signature dancehall sounds. The former is a slower, inspirational tune to encourage us to keep the faith as we encounter struggles in life,Read More