Monthly Archives: "July 2017"

Spiritual Releases Video for 'Time Has Come'
SPIRITUAL RELEASES VIDEO FOR ‘TIME HAS COME’   VP Records artist Spiritual has released the video for ‘Time has Come’, the second single off his debut album “Awakening” produced by Oufah Music (Shabba Ranks, Omi). The video portrays Spiritual narrating a story about a troubled man looking for escape after he purloins tapes from reggae archives. The man gets confronted by a preacher along the way, but just when he believes his quest is successful, he is confronted by Spiritual.   Filmed in the country sides of Jamaica, the visualRead More
Line up of Dominica's 20th World Creole Music Festival Announced2
  Roseau Dominica – The stage is set for a star studded line up of the 20th world Creole Music Festival in Dominica from October 27 – 29, 2017.  The three nights of pulsating rhythms line up was revealed at the Fort Young Hotel on July 13, 2017.  The contribution of past and present event directors was acknowledged as the World Creole Music Festival has become a landmark event which showcases the island’s rich creole heritage.   The official line up for the 2017 World Creole Music Festival is: FridayRead More
reggae gold 2017
Reggae Gold 2017 – Out on Friday July 21   NEW YORK, NY– The Reggae Gold compilation series from VP Records has presented the best of dancehall, roots and lovers rock reggae for over two decades. Now in its 24th year, Reggae Gold continues its run as the ultimate reggae music compilation for reggae mavens and those new to the genre. The 2017 edition of Reggae Gold offers current hits and future classics plus, multiple exclusive tracks from some reggae’s biggest stars. Now available for pre-order, the album is inRead More
calypso rose
CALYPSO ROSE SIGNS TO MAD DECENT TO RELEASE THE LEAVE ME ALONE REMIXES EP, AUGUST 11; NORTH AMERICAN RELEASE OF FAR FROM HOME LP TO COME LATER THIS YEAR EP Features Remixes By Kubiyashi, Témé Tan, Freakmakers and Roscius Rose Speaks with Anthony Bourdain on the Recent, Trinidad-Themed Episode of CNN’s “Parts Unknown” Rose Will Play Late Summer Shows in New York (Aug 30) and Los Angeles (Sept 10) Video For Single “Far From Home” Now Streaming Via YouTube     The Tobagonian singer Calypso Rose announced today her partnership with MadRead More
Album Alert (6.30) | Chronixx Taps His Dad, Chicago Orchestra & More on Debut Album Chronology
Chronixx’s Chronology skyrockets  to the top of iTunes today. In the U.S., the Jamaican artist’s debut album, available today July 7, 2017, is currently holding the #12 spot on the overall Top Album chart and #1 on Reggae Album chart.  In other iTunes territories,  the album lands at #16 in Canada, #19 in UK, #2 in Kenya, #5 in Switzerland on their overall Top Album chart. Download/Stream Chronology now: chronixx.lnk.to/Chronology Chronixx is currently touring U.S. East Coast and will celebrate the release  tomorrow night (Jul 8)  in NYC for a very special  free show at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn at ProspectRead More
Now in its fifth year, the Burt Award for Caribbean Literature recognizes up to three English-language literary works for young adults (aged 12 through 18) written by Caribbean authors.   This year, the winning title will be awarded $10,000 CDN, and two finalists will be awarded $2,000 CDN each.   Publishers of winning titles will be awarded a guaranteed purchase of up to 2,500 copies, which will be donated to schools, libraries, and literacy organizations throughout the region. To date, more than 22,000 copies of winning books have made theirRead More
Album Alert (6.30) | Chronixx Taps His Dad, Chicago Orchestra & More on Debut Album Chronology
CHRONIXX PRESENTS CHRONOLOGY (OUT TOMORROW 7.7) TUNE IN Tonight (7.6) @ 7pm ET: Reggae Star Takes Over BEATS1 RADIO on Apple Music To Host His Own Show & Premiere New Material From His Debut   U.S. Tour Kicks Off This Week Free NYC Show on 7.8 at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn in Prospect Park Followed by Apple In-Store Performance (Williamsburg) on 7.11     Chronixx’s debut album Chronology is available for worldwide release tomorrow 7.7.17. Read more on album. Tonight (7.6), the 24-year-old Jamaican artist will be hosting a 1-hour special surrounding Chronology on Beats 1, Apple Music’s global radio station. The reggae star takes listeners throughRead More
soca gold

Posted On July 18, 2017By Emma CotejarIn Caribbean Cultural News, Reggae, soca

Soca Gold 2017 Debuts at Number 1

  Soca Gold 2017 Debuts at Number 1 on Billboard Reggae Chart   NEW YORK, NY– Soca Gold 2017 has made its debut on the Billboard Reggae Chart, landing at number one this week. For twenty years, the annual series has set the standard for carnival music, bringing a taste of the Caribbean Islands with a current sample of the best Caribbean carnival hits. “We are excited that the album has debuted at #1 on the Billboard chart, especially for its 20th year” said Edwin Howell, A&R Director for VP Records. “TheRead More
Montserrat celebrates its annual Calabash festival
MONTSERRAT CELEBRATES ITS ANNUAL CALABASH FESTIVAL Calabash: Celebrating Our African Heritage July 16 – 23   The island of Montserrat will be celebrating its annual Calabash Festival from Sunday, July 16 through Sunday, July 23, 2017.  Organized by the Montserrat Hospitality Association, under the theme “Celebrating Our African Heritage”, the Festival will include a number of activities. The event has been named after the calabash fruit which has traditionally been used to produce eating utensils, musical instruments, and decorative items.  The Festival has been identified as one of Montserrat’s cultural event,Read More
Now Booking Denroy Morgan & the new Black Eagles Review
  The legendary patriarch of the 2015 Grammy Award winning Morgan Heritage Family, is a star in his own right, who not only has a robust catalog of music including the 1981 Billboard hit, “I’ll Do Anything For You”, but his music covers a range of styles, including, RnB, Funk, pop and of course, as a devoted Rastaman…Reggae & Nyahbinghi. After many years away from the stage working behind the scenes building his children’s musical careers and being ordained a Bishop of he Gospel Helpers Church of North & South America; he isRead More