All posts by Emma Cotejar

New York’s 7th Annual Staging of the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival was a Success with Superb Performances, Great Food and Activities. Jamaica’s Lisa Hanna Wins Celebrity Quick Fire Challenge Trophy against Two-Time Champ, NY Mayor Bill de Blasio     QUEENS, NY— The 7th annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival welcomed over 15,000 guests this past Sunday July 23rd. Patrons from all around New York, the tri-state area and beyond came out to Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, NY to enjoy a full day of the “jerk experience” from a variety of vendors,Read More
REGGAE AMBASSADORS THIRD WORLD RELEASE NEW SINGLE “EYES ARE UP ON YOU” ON JULY 28 EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY DAMIAN MARLEY New Studio Album To Follow This Year   Celebrating over 40 years in music, one of the most pivotal reggae bands of all time Third World will drop their new single “Eyes Are Up On You” (out July 28, 2017) off their upcoming full-length album. The song and album are both produced by Damian Marley and will be released on Ghetto Youths International. Third World’s bassist Richard Daley explains why this musicalRead More
The Melo Groove Steele Orchestra keeping Pan Culture alive Written by Jason Walker-   Steel Pan or steel drums were created in the Caribbean islands of Trinidad and Tobago in the early 1930s. The Steel Pan is a unique form of musical expression, but the origin of steel pan started centuries before in Africa. Africans brought the concepts of drumming and festival which would eventually evolve into Carnival when the Spanish and then British-ruled Trinidad & Tobago.  There was even a period in 1877 where the British government tried toRead More
LBM HOSTS TEEN FASHION SUMMER CAMP   Castries, St. Lucia – LBM Designs will be initiating a new vision during the summer holidays designed to stimulate the creative skills of the youth. This is to provide an opportunity for teens who wish to pursue a career in the fashion industry, and in time to come, stimulate that industry into Saint Lucia’s burgeoning economy.   This new vision is to host a TEEN FASHION SUMMER CAMP for the month of August 2017, for a period of three weeks, August 7 –Read More
Counting Down to Montreal Reggae Fest 2017!   Montreal, QC, Canada – With only one month left until the return of the annual Montreal International Reggae Festival, and under the banner of United Against Violence, a most impressive lineup is set to rock the Old Port featuring the best international and national artists and DJs.   Over three days, August 18-19-20, the sounds of Reggae, Dancehall, Soca and Gospel will infect patrons from Montreal and visitors from around the world!  On Friday August 18th, Sanchez and Inner Circle headline theRead More
Spiritual Releases Video for 'Time Has Come'
SPIRITUAL RELEASES VIDEO FOR ‘TIME HAS COME’   VP Records artist Spiritual has released the video for ‘Time has Come’, the second single off his debut album “Awakening” produced by Oufah Music (Shabba Ranks, Omi). The video portrays Spiritual narrating a story about a troubled man looking for escape after he purloins tapes from reggae archives. The man gets confronted by a preacher along the way, but just when he believes his quest is successful, he is confronted by Spiritual.   Filmed in the country sides of Jamaica, the visualRead More
Line up of Dominica's 20th World Creole Music Festival Announced2
  Roseau Dominica – The stage is set for a star studded line up of the 20th world Creole Music Festival in Dominica from October 27 – 29, 2017.  The three nights of pulsating rhythms line up was revealed at the Fort Young Hotel on July 13, 2017.  The contribution of past and present event directors was acknowledged as the World Creole Music Festival has become a landmark event which showcases the island’s rich creole heritage.   The official line up for the 2017 World Creole Music Festival is: FridayRead More
reggae gold 2017
Reggae Gold 2017 – Out on Friday July 21   NEW YORK, NY– The Reggae Gold compilation series from VP Records has presented the best of dancehall, roots and lovers rock reggae for over two decades. Now in its 24th year, Reggae Gold continues its run as the ultimate reggae music compilation for reggae mavens and those new to the genre. The 2017 edition of Reggae Gold offers current hits and future classics plus, multiple exclusive tracks from some reggae’s biggest stars. Now available for pre-order, the album is inRead More
calypso rose
CALYPSO ROSE SIGNS TO MAD DECENT TO RELEASE THE LEAVE ME ALONE REMIXES EP, AUGUST 11; NORTH AMERICAN RELEASE OF FAR FROM HOME LP TO COME LATER THIS YEAR EP Features Remixes By Kubiyashi, Témé Tan, Freakmakers and Roscius Rose Speaks with Anthony Bourdain on the Recent, Trinidad-Themed Episode of CNN’s “Parts Unknown” Rose Will Play Late Summer Shows in New York (Aug 30) and Los Angeles (Sept 10) Video For Single “Far From Home” Now Streaming Via YouTube     The Tobagonian singer Calypso Rose announced today her partnership with MadRead More
Album Alert (6.30) | Chronixx Taps His Dad, Chicago Orchestra & More on Debut Album Chronology
Chronixx’s Chronology skyrockets  to the top of iTunes today. In the U.S., the Jamaican artist’s debut album, available today July 7, 2017, is currently holding the #12 spot on the overall Top Album chart and #1 on Reggae Album chart.  In other iTunes territories,  the album lands at #16 in Canada, #19 in UK, #2 in Kenya, #5 in Switzerland on their overall Top Album chart. Download/Stream Chronology now: chronixx.lnk.to/Chronology Chronixx is currently touring U.S. East Coast and will celebrate the release  tomorrow night (Jul 8)  in NYC for a very special  free show at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn at ProspectRead More