Caribbean Cultural News Category

International reggae/dancehall artist Jahmiel teams up with Jamaican-American rapper, songwriter and television personality Safaree.Read More
VP Records will celebrate Record Store Day 2019 on April 13th at its flagship retail location on Jamaica Avenue in Queens, New York and its store in MiramarRead More
After garnering tremendous traction internationally for their single”Loving You is Easy’ the Reggae Ambassador’s, THIRD WORLD is set to release the official remix featuring Grammy-nominated, Polynesian artist Fiji. Produced by multi-Grammy-award-winning business mogul Damian ‘Jr Gong’ Marley on Ghetto YouthsInternational, “Loving You is Easy” remix officially releases on all digital platforms worldwide.. As the first single off their upcoming full-length album, to be released later this summer,the original track, ‘Loving You is Easy’ has received international notoriety for their visualand great production. This momentum propelled the interest to remix the single, addinganotherRead More
Spragga Benz, one of Jamaica’s most iconic talents, has another hit on his hands with “Differ.” Anchoring production on “Differ” is Toddla T, the revered genre-bending British DJ on BBC Radio 1, who is also a go-to producer for artists such as Artic Monkeys, Skepta, Roots Manuva and Stefflon Don. The track has been picking up steam since its release in November 2018, spawning an animated lyric video and music video and now a brand new remix with Jamaican powerhouses Sean Paul, Agent Sasco and Chi Ching Ching.  Today, Billboard premieres video for the remix, out Feb  19 on all digital platforms viaRead More
NEW YORK, NY – Following a star-studded launch event at Usain Bolt’s Tracks & Records restaurant in Montego Bay on January 30th, Strictly the Best Volumes 58 and 59 debuted at Number 1 and 3 on the Billboard Reggae Chart. With Strictly the Best 58 at number one and 59 at number three, between Julian Marley’s “As I am” at number two, there couldn’t be a better way to launch the 2019 installment of such an iconic piece of VP Records’ history. To further celebrate, other VP titles, Estelle’s “Lover’s Rock”Read More
CHRISTOPHER MARTIN AND RAGING FYAH JOIN VP RECORDS FOR THE UNVEILING OF A REGGAE MUSIC JOURNEY AT SANGSTER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Exhibition Chronicles the History of Reggae Music’s Biggest Label Caption: 1st photo: Pictured left to right: Patricia Chin – Founder VP Records and Dr. Rafael Echevarne – CEO MBJ Airports Limited, unveil A Reggae Music Journey exhibit at Sangster International airport, Montego Bay, Jamaica. 2nd photo: Raging Fyah looks at Dennis Brown photo exhibit at MBJ food court 3rd Photo; Christopher Martin sings “Big Deal” after ribbon cutting Photos byRead More
NEW YORK, NY – The Cherrytree Music Company, Brooklyn Knights Entertainment and 300 Entertainment are pleased to announce the release of Grammy-award winning dancehall/reggae icon, SHAGGY’s new album, Wah Gwaan?! – a collection that embodies the musician’s Jamaican roots, global reach, contagious joy and introspective side – on May 10, 2019.  Full tracklisting included below.  The compelling 12 tracks on Wah Gwaan?! – a Jamaican patois greeting meaning ‘what’s goin’ on?’ – are a revelation of an accomplished and multi-talented musical star. “Use Me, the album’s first single, has all the hallmarks of a Shaggy smash: an island vibe, witty wordplay, and an irresistible pop melody with a newRead More
 EarthKry Covers Roots by Bob Marley at Modes Rehearsal Studio in Kingston, Jamaica. Ahead of Jamaica’s self-contained band Earthkry tour as special guests of two-times GRAMMY nominated J Boog’s continental “ROSE PETALS WINTER TOUR”, the Roots Rock Reggae Band took the time to pay homage to the iconic Bob Marley with a cover of “ROOTS” in honor of his born day. Filmed at Modes Rehearsal studio in Kingston, Jamaica, EarthKry; Keyboardist Phillip Mcfarlane, Vocalist/Guitarist Aldayne Haughtron, Drummer Kieron Cunningham and Bassist Kamardo Blake were joined by guests musician percussionist Keith Cunningham and Oshane Love on the Saxophone ! Watch in FULL at https://tinyurl.com/ek-bobmarley  Read More
ÁNGELA AGUILAR, AIDA CUEVAS, FATOUMATA DIAWARA, NATALIA LAFOURCADE, SNATAM KAUR, SEUN KUTI, CRAIG MORRIS, AND SOFI TUKKER TO PERFORM AT PRELUDE TO THE 61ST ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS (Photo by Jonathan Mannion)  SANTA MONICA, CALIF. (JAN. 31, 2019) — The GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony will take place at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 10, from 12:30–3:30 p.m. PT, and will be streamed live internationally via GRAMMY.com. Preceding the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast, the Premiere Ceremony will be hosted by GRAMMY winner and current nominee (for Best Reggae Album) Shaggy and will feature a number ofRead More
Artists to Perform at the 23rd Annual Event Include Smokey Robinson, Buju Banton, French Montana, Ella Mai and More    Basseterre, St. Kitts (January 31, 2019) – The Ministry of Tourism and the St. Kitts Tourism Authority along with the St. Kitts Music Festival Committee are pleased to announce the complete roster of musical artists who will be performing at the 23rd Annual St. Kitts Music Festival taking place June 26 – 30, 2018.   “We are pleased to have such a diverse and exciting lineup of artists confirmed to perform in this year’s St.Read More