Monthly Archives: "December 2017"

AWARD RECIPIENT AND FINALISTS TO RECEIVE CASH HONORARIUMS WITH GENEROUS SUPPORT AND RESOURCES PROVIDED BY THE GRAMMY MUSEUM®’S EDUCATION CHAMPION FORD MOTOR COMPANY FUND WHO: A total of 10 music teachers from 10 cities across 8 states have been announced as finalists for the Music Educator Award™ presented by the Recording Academy™ and the GRAMMY Museum®. Initial nominations were submitted from all 50 states. Nominations and applications for the 2019 Music Educator Award are now open via A complete list of finalists is below. WHAT: A partnership and joint presentation ofRead More
“People Of The Soil” is a song that emits the natural essence of J’ouvert. The breaking of dawn which opens our eyes to our culture and heritage that is the heart of carnival. However, this song also brings a deeper message to joyful festivities and the bacchanalia of carnival. It’s soulful meaning reiterates that during this global time of turmoil and indifference, that no matter the skin color, language or cultural disconnects.. we are one people born of the soil, of the earth, and through MUSIC we unite as oneRead More
Dancehall Celebrity Everton E-Dee Dennis has released a brand new visual for his new single “Island Energy”. from his forthcoming album. Shot on location at the Hollywood Carnival this year in Hollywood, California, the video captures the “Island Energy” of carnival dancers from islands and countries all over, while Hollywood Blvd was shut down for this massive parade. The artist has been recently chosen as brand ambassador for the new Island Energy Drink and has recently appeared in commercials for the product that is taking over the active crowd.  Read More

Posted On December 10, 2017By Ann JIn Caribbean Cultural News

Trinidad & Tobago, WI: “Turner adds Flavour and Machel Montano To ‘She Bad’ Remix” In April 2017 when Trevon Turner emerged on the music scene in Trinidad and Tobago, the immediate response was overwhelming. His debut single ‘She Bad’ was the tool responsible for his major breakthrough in the music industry. The young Trinbagonian was dubbed by many as the hottest rising male vocalist for 2017. To date, the track written by Turner and produced by Nine Mind and Lenkey Records has made waves throughout the Caribbean, USA, Canada, AfricaRead More
New York, NY- VP Records is excited to announce today’s launch of an exclusive mix show about reggae and dancehall culture titled “Studio 17”. Featuring popular DJ’s Silent Addy & Yaadcore as hosts, the show will offer a platform for fans to discover and vibe to the latest & hottest music in the culture. Listeners will also be able to enjoy interviews and guest performances from key tastemakers in the industry. The show’s title “Studio 17” pays homage to the recording studio above 17 North Parade, the record store locatedRead More
PROGRAM WILL TAKE PLACE DURING GRAMMY® WEEK IN JANUARY SANTA MONICA, CALIF. (DEC. 8, 2017) — The GRAMMY Museum® announced today that 18 talented high school students from across the United States have been selected for the 2018 GRAMMY Camp®—Jazz Session. Their selection launches them into the spotlight surrounding the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards® and provides them with unparalleled opportunities to perform for some of music’s biggest names. The students, representing 18 cities in nine states, will travel to New York City for a seven-day musical adventure under the directionRead More

Posted On December 8, 2017By Ann JIn Caribbean Cultural News


November was a busy month at the VP Headquarters in Queens NY, as reggae power duo Queen Ifrica and Tony Rebel, Vegan viral reggae sensation Macka B and up and coming London born Dancehall artist Culan stopped by to meet staff and take photos. It is never a dull moment!Read More
Jamaican reggae, dancehall, R&B singer/songwriter Ikaya, headlined Saturday evenings annual fundraising scholarship gala and awards for the New York based non-profit Children of Jamaica Outreach (COJO) Inc. Held at the Hliton New York, JFK Airport, the singer welcomed the opportunity to support COJO’s mission of helping underserved children in Jamaica. The singer gave a stellar 30 minute set of her classic and new songs including “Ugly Girl” and her hot new track off of Reggae Gold 2017 “Leave you alone” featuring Grammy nominated Jesse Royal.Read More
The 20th Art of Reggae exhibition held on November 17th and hosted by MBJ Airports, the exhibition featured the top 100 posters from the fifth annual contest, selected from among 1,270 entries submitted by 748 graphic designers representing 75 nations. Additionally, The “FREESTYLEE ROOTS” exhibition at Spanish Court Hotel, Kingston, Jamaica was held from November 18-26 and organized by Maria Papaefstathiou and Michael ‘Freestyee’ Thompson of the International Reggae Poster Contest – in collaboration with Michael’s widow, Maria Hudson; and his son, Dane Thompson.Read More