Monthly Archives: "February 2018"

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
The FADER Premieres “Stadium Ready Instructional Dancehall Song for Your 2018”  (L to R: Stonebwoy & Chi Ching Ching on the set of video shoot.) Dropping pins all over the map, Jamaican dancehall artist Chi Ching Ching connects with U.S. hip hop icon Fatman Scoop, Ghanaian vocalist Stonebwoy and Nigerian star Patoranking on his new remix for “Rock Di World.” The song drops this Fri. Feb 9 via Dutty Rock / DubShot Records. Chi Ching Ching is the first artist signed to Dutty Rock Productions, the label owned and founded by multi-platinum music icon Sean Paul. The remix will also be featured on Ching’s 2018Read More
VP Records is proud to announce “LoveSick,” the upcoming album from rising reggae star Romain Virgo will be out on March 30th. The 16-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 it all and now has a dynamic story to tell. Executive produced by Niko Browne for Lifeline Music, with additional production by Sting International and Vikings Production, theRead More
The Songs For Reggae Lovers series is now firmly established as the must have reggae valentine selection! Songs For Reggae Lovers Vol. 6, aims straight for the heart with 30 hit love duets from true giants of Jamaican music. Featuring classic love songs by Sean Paul, Shaggy, Maxi Priest, Gyptian, Beres Hammond, Marcia Griffiths, Dawn Penn, Freddie McGregor and many more. Track Listing Disc 1 1. Maxi Priest & Dela Rosa – Your Love To Me 2. Gyptian & Melanie Fiona – One More Time 3. Sean Paul & SashaRead More
VP Records will be a sponsor for Movements Dance Company of Jamaica’s performance at York College Performing Arts Centre, Saturday February 10, 2018. This continues the celebration as the Consulate General of Jamaica, New York marks its 55th Anniversary of the Independence of Jamaica. The performance is jointly hosted by the Consulate and York College Performing Arts Center, under the Patronage of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign trade of Jamaica, The. Hon. Kamaina Johnson Smith.   Movements Dance Company of Jamaica is headed by Co-founder and Artistic Director,Read More

Posted On February 10, 2018By Ann JIn Caribbean Cultural News

Bob Marley’s Birthday

Bob Marley  February 6, 1945- May 11, 1981 International Reggae Icon, Bob Marley is is one of the most recognized names in all of music. He began his journey in 1963 with the group The Wailers and in 1974 after their split he became a solo artist with many successful titles under his belt. His music resonated with people all over the world because of his messages of peace, hope and prosperity which still live on today. His sons Damian, Stephen, Ziggy, Ky-Mani, Julian and Grandson Skip Marley all keepRead More