Monthly Archives: "February 2018"

M Gee is calling for the end of crime and violence in his latest offering Stop The Violence. The musical vibe is reflective, and well-recognizable by the distinctive and melodic voice of the sinjay. Released earlier this month, the track features M Gee belting out powerful lyrics over a smooth beat, which would tug at the heartstrings of anyone who has seen the effects of violence on society. What makes this track even more meaningful for him is the sentimental reason behind its existence. “I lost my good friend UnicornRead More
Two days before her scheduled performance at Jamaica’s annual Rebel Salute concert, soulful reggae singer Ikaya is back with a video release for her single “Leave You Alone” featuring Jesse Royal. Featured on the 2017 Reggae Gold compilation album, the song was an exclusive track that showcases Ikaya’s strong vocals and emotive lyrics. Paired with breakout reggae artist Jesse Royal, the result is melodic magic. Filmed in the Blue mountains of Jamaica and directed by Nile Saulter and Jason Panton, the scenic, picturesque video showcases stunning shots of Ikaya asRead More
Top Jamaican producer Bobby “Digital” Dixon is known for his signature sound which has influenced many in the reggae music industry and beyond. Now, during Reggae Month and Black History Month, tomorrow February 9th, 17 North Parade, an imprint of VP Records will present the best of his roots reggae and lovers rock catalog on Volume 2: “Serious Times.” The double anthology series will showcase the Grammy Award winning producer’s music versatility and his legacy in creating songs and rhythms that have transcended time and have been widely sampled byRead More

Posted On February 20, 2018By Ann JIn Caribbean Cultural News

VENDORS NEEDED FOR DC & NY!

Do you know an amazing Jamaican food vendor, or an international cuisine restaurant, or cafe willing to experiment with a unique Jerk dish? If so, we are looking for you! The upcoming Jerk Festivals in DC and NY will be held in June and July.Read More
In a recent episode of Steve Harvey, leading star Chadwick Boseman of the most popular movie at the moment, Black Panther, stated that the last video he watched and liked on Social media was the Cucumba video by Macka B in a series of quick fire questions. Good look!Read More

Posted On February 20, 2018By Ann JIn Caribbean Cultural News

BIRTHDAYS

Cutty Ranks February 12, 1965   Christopher Martin February 14, 1987   Bruce Ruffin February 17, 1952   Horace Andy February 19, 1951  Read More

Posted On February 16, 2018By Ann JIn Caribbean Cultural News, Videos

Jah9’s Yoga on Dub Series

Jah9, a certified Kemetic Yoga instructor and advocate of overall wellness, will be hosting a Yoga on Dub & Tea event at Ivy Pep Academy in Atlanta tonight. This follows the launch of her Yoga on Dub series that premiered yesterday on YouTube. In association with Bob Fest Atlanta, the event will begin at 7:30 pm and will include a light vegan meal and tea after. Tickets can be purchased here. Jah9 will be performing at the Bob Fest on Friday the 16th along with Sa-Roc at the Shrine ofRead More
Following the announcement of Romain Virgo’s upcoming album “LoveSick” on VP Records, an international Valentines Week Radio Takeover is underway. Fans of the reggae crooner can listen to the radio stations below all week for a chance to win a download of his new album out on March 30th. The 17-track album takes listeners on a journey that explores every emotion felt when finding love, losing love and finding love again. In the many twists and turns of romance and relationships, Romain represents a young man who has experienced itRead More
Reggae artiste Visionary released his plea to curb violence in Jamaica through his single Stop, late last year. Now, he has taken a break from touring overseas to launch the accompanying visual for the track. The song was produced by Canada-based label Vision For Life Productions and is featured on the classic Sly and Robbie’s Taxi Riddim. The stunning visual was shot in the heart of Kingston city and is conceptualized by Susan Smith and Raynor Allen. The music video is set to be premiered this Thursday February 15, 2018Read More

Posted On February 14, 2018By Ann JIn Caribbean Cultural News

STUDIO 17- EPISODE 2 OUT NOW

VP Records exclusive reggae and dancehall mix show titled “Studio 17” launches their second episode today. Featuring popular DJ’s Silent Addy & Yaadcore as hosts, the show offers a platform for fans to discover and vibe to the latest & hottest music in the culture. Listeners are 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 located in Downtown Kingston, from which VP records originated. TheRead More