Caribbean Cultural News Category

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
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
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
MBJ Airports to host International Reggae Poster Contest awards and exhibition
Sangster International Airport operator MBJ Airports is pleased to announce it will host an awards ceremony and exhibition for the annual International Reggae Poster Contest on 17 November 2017.   The exhibition will feature the top 100 posters from the fifth annual contest, selected from among 1,270 entries submitted by 748 graphic designers representing 75 nations. The winning submissions can be seen on the competition’s website, www.reggaepostercontest.com.   The first place winner, Russian national Julia Egorova, has won a trip to Jamaica sponsored by MBJ Airports and the Spanish CourtRead More
UVI RTPark To Host VIP Investment Showcase During Caribbean Week In New York
The University of the Virgin Islands Research & Technology Park, (UVI RTPark), will celebrate Caribbean Week in New York and Caribbean American Heritage Month in the USA with a Big Apple VIP Investment Showcase Reception this June. The event is set to introduce the opportunities of the RTPark program to business leaders and key members of the Caribbean Diaspora in New York and highlight the many advantages to doing business with the RTPark program and the US Virgin Islands. The UVI RTPark program, established in 2002, is a specialist economicRead More
Grammy Nominated Jah Cure Returns with Video for 'Telephone Love'
Today reggae superstar, Jah Cure delivers the new video for ‘Telephone Love.’ Shot in the tropical island of Antigua, ‘Telephone Love’ is the first new single since his Grammy nominated and critically acclaimed album “The Cure.”   Directed by Justin “Jus Bus” Nation and Anderson “ATA” Andrew, the stunning visual includes drone shots of the lush Antiguan landscape while Jah Cure rides the open roads with his lady interest and an antique telephone in hand. Without taking himself too seriously, he playfully dances in front of a classic British redRead More