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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
Now in its fifth year, the Burt Award for Caribbean Literature recognizes up to three English-language literary works for young adults (aged 12 through 18) written by Caribbean authors.   This year, the winning title will be awarded $10,000 CDN, and two finalists will be awarded $2,000 CDN each.   Publishers of winning titles will be awarded a guaranteed purchase of up to 2,500 copies, which will be donated to schools, libraries, and literacy organizations throughout the region. To date, more than 22,000 copies of winning books have made theirRead More
Album Alert (6.30) | Chronixx Taps His Dad, Chicago Orchestra & More on Debut Album Chronology
CHRONIXX PRESENTS CHRONOLOGY (OUT TOMORROW 7.7) TUNE IN Tonight (7.6) @ 7pm ET: Reggae Star Takes Over BEATS1 RADIO on Apple Music To Host His Own Show & Premiere New Material From His Debut   U.S. Tour Kicks Off This Week Free NYC Show on 7.8 at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn in Prospect Park Followed by Apple In-Store Performance (Williamsburg) on 7.11     Chronixx’s debut album Chronology is available for worldwide release tomorrow 7.7.17. Read more on album. Tonight (7.6), the 24-year-old Jamaican artist will be hosting a 1-hour special surrounding Chronology on Beats 1, Apple Music’s global radio station. The reggae star takes listeners throughRead More
soca gold

Posted On July 18, 2017By Emma CotejarIn Caribbean Cultural News, Reggae, soca

Soca Gold 2017 Debuts at Number 1

  Soca Gold 2017 Debuts at Number 1 on Billboard Reggae Chart   NEW YORK, NY– Soca Gold 2017 has made its debut on the Billboard Reggae Chart, landing at number one this week. For twenty years, the annual series has set the standard for carnival music, bringing a taste of the Caribbean Islands with a current sample of the best Caribbean carnival hits. “We are excited that the album has debuted at #1 on the Billboard chart, especially for its 20th year” said Edwin Howell, A&R Director for VP Records. “TheRead More
Montserrat celebrates its annual Calabash festival
MONTSERRAT CELEBRATES ITS ANNUAL CALABASH FESTIVAL Calabash: Celebrating Our African Heritage July 16 – 23   The island of Montserrat will be celebrating its annual Calabash Festival from Sunday, July 16 through Sunday, July 23, 2017.  Organized by the Montserrat Hospitality Association, under the theme “Celebrating Our African Heritage”, the Festival will include a number of activities. The event has been named after the calabash fruit which has traditionally been used to produce eating utensils, musical instruments, and decorative items.  The Festival has been identified as one of Montserrat’s cultural event,Read More
Now Booking Denroy Morgan & the new Black Eagles Review
  The legendary patriarch of the 2015 Grammy Award winning Morgan Heritage Family, is a star in his own right, who not only has a robust catalog of music including the 1981 Billboard hit, “I’ll Do Anything For You”, but his music covers a range of styles, including, RnB, Funk, pop and of course, as a devoted Rastaman…Reggae & Nyahbinghi. After many years away from the stage working behind the scenes building his children’s musical careers and being ordained a Bishop of he Gospel Helpers Church of North & South America; he isRead More
JAMAICA’S PREMIER REGGAE FESTIVAL, REGGAE SUMFEST, CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY WITH THE BEST REGGAE & DANCEHALL ARTISTS IN THE WORLD, TOGETHER IN ONE PLACE: MONTEGO BAY
JAMAICA’S PREMIER REGGAE FESTIVAL, REGGAE SUMFEST, CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY WITH THE BEST REGGAE & DANCEHALL ARTISTS IN THE WORLD, TOGETHER IN ONE PLACE: MONTEGO BAY   In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Reggae Sumfest, DownSound Entertainment and Reggae Sumfest have created a week-long takeover of Montego Bay, July 16-22, with 5 over-the-top Themed Pre-Event Parties, Cutting-Edge Livestreaming and the World’s Top Reggae Acts!   Sponsored by Red Stripe and Pepsi, the line-up includes legendary as well as up-and-coming authentic Jamaican reggae and dancehall artists including, on Friday night, Alkaline, Mavado,Read More
40th Anniversary of Greensleeves Records Celebrated with New York City Concert
On Wednesday June 21, 2017, VP Records and the famous B.B. Kings Blues Club in Times Square, New York held an epic night of international roots reggae and dub to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of historic U.K. reggae label, Greensleeves Records. Italian born reggae star Alborosie delivered his first New York concert performance, while roots reggae sensation Queen Ifrica headlined with her full band before continuing her U.S. tour to promote her recent #1 album “Climb.” Musician/producer Addis Pablo opened the evenings performances with a selection of songs including aRead More
Paul Keens-Douglas Brings Mr. Tim Tim and Characters to Toronto for a One Day Concert with Dance Caribe Performing Company
The Caribbean’s foremost storyteller, and internationally famous Paul Keens-Douglas, aka Mr. Tim Tim, travels from Trinidad & Tobago to Toronto for a one day, two show concert, at Riverdale Collegiate Institute in the heart of the City.   Presented by TTCODA under the patronage of the Acting Consul General of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago, Mr. Tim Tim, the master storyteller whose stories transcend age and ethnicity, will present two shows that centre around social commentary. He is known for infusing humour into his social commentary, and fans areRead More