Monthly Archives: "January 2018"

In yet another unprecedented and historical move, 2016 GRAMMY award winning and 2018 GRAMMY nominated Morgan Heritage’s companies Golden CBD Water will host a pre-GRAMMY event. The high profile GRAMMY festivities such as Clive Davis’ annual party have become a staple of the music filled events ahead of the coveted ceremony, but the first ever in NY honoring the Reggae nominees. Notables from all facets of the Caribbean diaspora will intertwine, mix and mingle with mainstream media, sports figures, politicians and business figures to not only celebrate Morgan Heritage’s achievements, but to honorRead More
‘Carnival’ from “Havana Meets Kingston” to be Featured in the Evening’s Program The journey that began at the Miramar Cultural Center returns for two shows, 3 PM and 8 PM, following capacity-crowd performances at Miami’s Arsht Center, Ft. Lauderdale’s Parker Playhouse, and Broward’s Bailey Hall. Rhythms of Africa is a musical journey that describes the movement of ancient rhythms sprung from the souls of vibrant cultures and carried by hand and heart from Africa to the Caribbean, South America, and the New World. Within this special evening, they will haveRead More
Born Nevado Wellington, in St. Catherine Jamaica home to notable artists like Christopher Martin, Spice, and Tony Curtis. As with his predecessors, Nevado sought to showcase his musical talents in church, at school, and local competitions such as the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission’s performing arts festival. Although not professionally trained, Nevado’s drive would lead him to open for Grammy Award winning reggae group Morgan Heritage in Hartford, Connecticut and to become band leader and pianist of Future Vibration band. From a tender age it was evident that Nevado had aRead More
For Carnival 2018, the Bishop Anstey High School (BAHS) Old Hilarians’ Association received a major boost from local special events venue Estate 101 for the staging of its annual all-inclusive fundraiser.  The 2018 Bishop’s all-inclusive fete which usually takes place on the school’s Keate Street, P.O.S. compound was this year held at Estate 101 in Maraval. As venue sponsor for this year’s fundraiser, the Estate 101 staff was pleased to lend its lush, luxurious location to this event which has previously aided with the construction of the Anstey building (whichRead More
Exciting, memorable and remunerative are some of the adjective best use to describe 2017 for Genre Fluid* artist K’Coneil. The budding star delivered exciting, steamy and sexy videos in tandem with top charting music and prosperous promotional tours. A successful Canadian Winter Tour, closing performance at the Canadian 2017 CUT Hip Hop Awards, “Love How You Whine” feat Kreesha Turner #1 in Canada, #1 video on Tempo TV Networks “Caribbean Charts”, single rotation on NY’s HOT 97FM, POWER 105FM NY, Zip FM Jamaica, Fame FM Jamaica, 99 JAMZ Miami, Y-100, andRead More
Jah9’s epic 2017 hit “Hardcore” remix featuring Chronixx now has a visual to accompany the raw, powerful tune. The original version featured on her September 2016 album “9” was remixed by reggae marvel Chronixx in March 2017 and later featured on VP Records annual compilation “Reggae Gold 2k17”. Released today, the video comes shortly after Jah9’s mini Brazil tour which wrapped up on January 7th. Prior to that, she completed a brief Northeast American tour with stops in Boston, New York and Vermont. Filmed in São Paulo, Brazil by directorRead More
THE TIME HAS COME FOR A SPIRITUAL AWAKENING Reggae Singer Spiritual performs in Jamaica for the first time on Saturday, January 20 at Pulse 8. Though the event is by invitation only the artiste has granted access to the world via a live stream on worldareggae.com and invites locals to simply send an email to spiritualshowcase2018@gmail.com for their invitation to this special spiritual experience. Worldareggae.com is one of the leading reggae websites in Europe with over 32k visitors per month and 400k Facebook followers. The stream is free to allRead More
The Soca music catalogue’s splitting at the seams. There’ve been a number of powerful music releases for the upcoming Carnival 2018 season in Trinidad and Tobago and a new ‘riddim,’ which features the likes of Soca veterans Benjai, Tallpree and Ricki Jai, is now being unleashed for the world to enjoy. With a no holds barred approach to the business of Soca and carnival, the Big Bean riddim is delivered at a time considered by many, as the peak period of the festive season. The mastermind behind the Project isRead More
The absence of radio personality and entertainer, Devon Matthews from the Carnival scene in Trinidad and Tobago this year, has not gone unnoticed. His sudden death last year continues to tug on the heartstrings of many, among them, his close friend and fellow radio personality, Ancil ‘Blaze’ Isaac II. The J’ouvert band that both he and Matthews founded and delivered unceasingly for the past decade, will not hit the streets of Port-of-Spain on J’ouvert morning in 2018. Isaac says he will be working on things to ensure that Bubble BathRead More
Jamaicans.com held an exclusive poll contest on its site that ran from December 22, 2017- January 8, 2017. The two-week poll encouraged visitors of the site to vote for their favorite VP Records video of 2017 to win a download of the winning song. Among the options were Estelle featuring Tarrus Riley’s “Love Like Ours,” Fay Ann Lyons featuring Stonebwoy’s “Block the Road”, Christopher Martin’s “Magic”, Macka B’s “Cucumber, Shenseea featuring Vybz Kartel’s “Loodi”, Queen Ifrica featuring Damian Marley’s “Trueversation” and Jah Cure’s “Telephone Love”. The winner of the pollRead More