All posts by Emma Cotejar

Dancehall Star Stein Unleashes New Album, 'My Story: The Next Chapter'
New York, NY (FOX FUSE) – Dancehall star Stein (formerly known as Einstein) unleashes his new album My Story: The Next Chapter from his very own label New Planet Records, now available worldwide from all major digital retailers, from FOX FUSE. Born Jermaine Lee-King in St. Thomas, Jamaica, and currently residing in Stockholm, Sweden, Stein’s music reflects his diverse Jamaican heritage and echoes an eclectic edge that secures a place for his sound with core dancehall and international audiences. Jammed with 22 sizzlers and one skit, My Story: The Next Chapter is a bonafide showstopper that offers up Stein’s modern take onRead More
Jah 'Angola' Bouks Releases 'Child of Jah' on Capsicum
“Contrary to popular opinion, it was not some senseless act of terrorism which inspired ‘Child of Jah’,” says Capsicum CEO and A&R Director Roger Meltzer, who co-wrote and co-produced the new song with five-time Calypso Monarch Joseph Everton “Reality Weekes. “I actually started writing this song when my former mentor at The Sound of Philadelphia and dear friend, John Whitehead of McFadden and Whitehead, was gunned down in a drive-by in front of his home in the West Oak Lane section of Philadelphia while helping a neighbor fix his car.Read More
Reggae Sumfest 2017 Celebrates 25th Anniversary Weeklong Pre-Event Takeover Of Montego Bay Culminates In Two Main Events With Global Reggae Stars
Reggae Sumfest 2017 Celebrates 25th Anniversary Weeklong Pre-Event Takeover Of Montego Bay Culminates In Two Main Events With Global Reggae Stars   2017 Reggae Sumfest, presented by Red Stripe and produced by DownSound Entertainment is going all-out in celebrating this 25th Anniversary with a week-long takeover of Montego Bay on July 16-22. Five major pre-events lead up to a weekend of main festival events featuring top Reggae stars. High-definition Livestream with 360 surround Livestream will engage Reggae fans around the globe. With a line-up featuring many of Reggae and Dancehall’sRead More
BRAND NEW 2017 RELEASES FROM LAURENA DAVIS & TKO (ANTIGUA & BARBUDA)
5 Brand New 2017 releases from Laurena Davis & TKO for Antigua’s Carnival 2017     Songs were written By Dalton Dyer & Laurena Davis  Produced, Mixed & Mastered By Dalton Dyer of TKO Productions Recorded at TKO Productions & RWQ Studios Graphics by Dapper   1. “LIFE”  BY LAURENA DAVIS     2.”DON’T QUESTION IT” BY LAURENA DAVIS   3.“GET ROWDY” BY LAURENA DAVIS    4. “LOOKING SOMETING”  BY EBONY – T  (New Artist)   5. “UNRULY”  BY DALTON DYERRead More
Romain Virgo Delivers New Song and Video for 'Now'
VP Records artist Romain Virgo is back with a breakout hit and new video for his current single ‘Now’, available everywhere Friday June 9th. The reggae crooner, whose last EP “Lifted” was released in 2015, gives fans a taste of his upcoming album with this dancehall flavored track. Produced by Maximum Sounds Production, on the Skank And Wave riddim, ‘Now’ is emerging as a summertime breakout hit. Filmed in Irish Town and Hope Gardens Kingston Jamaica, the video, produced by Ruption Design Studio was released on Romain’s VEVO Page Sunday,Read More
Spiritual Releases Video for 'Stand up to Rasta
New York, NY– VP Records artist Spiritual has released the video for ‘Stand Up to Rasta’, the first single off his debut album “Awakening”. Shot in various parts of New York City (Queens, Brooklyn), the video sends the message of staying true to one’s self despite pressures to mold into the corporate world. Directed by A1 Vision, the video has no shortage of beautiful shots of New York City’s landscape and Spiritual’s energetic and bold energy. Symbolism is displayed throughout the video, as what looks to be a simple gameRead More

Posted On June 10, 2017By Emma CotejarIn Caribbean Cultural News

NTACs Gala 2017

A Salute to New York City’s Nonprofits and the Neighborhoods They Serve   June is Caribbean Heritage Month in the USA! Brooklyn Borough President, Eric Adams, Congressmen Ed Towns, Charles Rangel, Dr. Marcella Maxwell, Consul General Dr. Donna Hunte-Cox, Earl Phillips, Anthony Prudenti, Hon. Annette Robinson, and Al Sharpton(Pending) are expected to pay tribute to Mr. William Bill Howard who will receive NTAC’S Shirley Chisholm Spirit Award on June 13th, 2017   New York City’s nonprofits serve so many families and neighborhoods, but they often do not receive the creditRead More
Album Alert (6.30) | Chronixx Taps His Dad, Chicago Orchestra & More on Debut Album Chronology
“Evolution,” “uprising,” “continuation” and “Rastafari” are words used by the 24-year-old singer-songwriter Chronixx. These identifiers embody every nuance of his long-awaited debut Chronology, available June 30, 2017 on his label Soul Circle (Virgin/Universal distribution). They tell the story of a young Jamaican music prodigy whose conscious views of the world continue the legacy of reggae’s forebearers, yet also blazes a new path for traditional and non-traditional listeners. Since 2012, Chronixx has organically built that devoted fanbase, turning industry heads as one of Jamaica’s fastest, most-promising talents to represent the iconicRead More
JUNE 13 @ 6p.m. Brooklyn's Caribbean-American Experience, a book discussion
Press Release  http://www.bigdrumnation.com/   …A Community Discussion on East of Flatbush, North of Love… a clever and witty portrait of growing up in East Flatbush in the decades before gentrification… with Author Danielle Brown, Ph.D., Roger Toussaint, former president of the Transport Workers Union Local 100, and Dr. Lawrence Waldron, City College, CUNY.   PRAISE FOR DANIELLE BROWN’S EAST OF FLATBUSH, NORTH OF LOVE     “[T]his is a contemplative and amusing first-person reflection on community and identity in the West Indian-American enclave of East Flatbush before the devastating gentrifications of the past decadeRead More
In addition to the Caribbean MIRA will explore several renowned international destinations
P.O.S. Trinidad (Sonique Solutions) – In this current era where Caribbean nations have collectively put tourism at the forefront of their efforts for economic stability, independent media & production company Fu Family Films is gearing up to take viewers on a fantastic voyage throughout the islands with its latest travel series entitled ‘Mira’.   The first season of Mira will soon be aired within the region and will comprise 8 weekly thirty minute episodes. This new travel/tourism TV show promises to not only educate and entertain, but it will alsoRead More