Caribbean Cultural News Category

July just got hotter with the annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival New York taking place Sunday July 22nd at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, NY. The eighth staging of the tri-state’s “Biggest Caribbean Food and Music Festival” will take place from 12pm to 8pm, and this year will have no shortage of delicious jerk food vendors, entertainment and fun for all ages. Regular patrons will come to enjoy the wide variety of jerk delicacies, culinary demonstrations, contests, cultural presentations, contemporary entertainment on the Main Stage and Kidz Zone area. In addition, aRead More
WINNER AND NINE FINALISTS TO RECEIVE CASH HONORARIUMS, WITH GENEROUS SUPPORT AND RESOURCES PROVIDED BY FORD MOTOR COMPANY FUND WHO: Applications for the 2019 Music Educator Award™ are currently online at The award is open to current U.S. music teachers, and teachers can also apply directly without being nominated. The Music Educator Award application process will adjust each year to allow the broad array of effective teaching styles and methods used in the discipline to be recognized and awarded. Melissa Salguero of P.S. 48 Joseph R. Drake in Bronx, N.Y., wasRead More
“From her very first notes, as well as keen songwriting skills. you immediately get the sense you are listening to a singer who is very confident, experienced — and most definitely talented,” says Capsicum CEO and A&R Director Roger Meltzer who penned Everything But Me and co-produced and arranged it with Joseph Everton “Reality” Weekes.   “Her influences range from acoustic, r&b, hip-hop & jazz, perfect for Capsicum fusions with reggae, dancehall and soca. I am delighted to welcome her into our growing roster of international artists. “Meeting Mesha was just a happy circumstance — one of thoseRead More
Reggae Icon Marcia Griffiths defends the authenticity of her classic song “Electric Slide” in response to allegations that the song is ‘really about a vibrator.’ Allegations surfaced online on Tuesday (June 26th) after a journalist claimed to have spoken to Bunny Wailer, the songs original writer, who was asked what the song was ‘really about.’  The writer asked the Reggae legend if the song was about a personal pleasure toy for women, to which Bunny reportedly replied, ‘are you just figuring that out?’ Released on social media, news of theRead More

Posted On July 2, 2018By Ann JIn Caribbean Cultural News


Posted On July 2, 2018By Ann JIn Caribbean Cultural News, Videos


JULY 1- INTERNATIONAL REGGAE DAY ROMAIN VIRGO ROCKS GROOVIN IN THE PARK Romain Virgo recently performed at Groovin in the Park 2018 held last Sunday June 24, 2018 at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, NY. This was his first time performing at the popular Caribbean and R&B Music Festival.Read More
Protoje’s fourth studio album A Matter Of Time drops this Friday (June 29).  Critics have begun to sing early praises on the release. “remarkable, truly progressive reggae album” – BILLBOARD “a catchy, sonic love letter” (regarding latest single “Bout Noon”) – COMPLEX “seizing the day in impressive style…organic, roots-respecting reggae sound with nuanced hip-hip,soul, jazz, electronic and rock flavors…soulfully-sung, melodious cognitions on lifes’s negatives and positives.” – MOJO For Immediate Release: June 28, 2018 PROTOJE DROPS HIS MOST EXPERIMENTAL ALBUM YET A MATTER OF TIME OUT THIS FRI. JUN. 29 (EASYRead More
The new studio album from international reggae star Alborosie, titled Unbreakable – Alborosie Meets The Wailers United is slated for release tomorrow, June 29th. Enlisting The Wailers United (former members of Bob Ma rley and The Wailers with the addition of Aston Barrett Jr.) for instrumental backing, the album upholds the tradition of roots- rock-reggae. One strong standout track is the powerful reggae interpretation of 1991 Metallica rock ballad “The Unforgiven” featuring Raging Fyah. Taken from self titled breakthrough album (Metallica), the song adds a new edge to the albumRead More
Today at Apple will present a live performance and interview with Addis Pablo and Isis Pablo to celebrate their father’s recent birthday (June 21st) and musical legacy with a performance at the Apple Store in Williamsburg (Brooklyn) this Thursday June 28th 7:30pm-8:30pm.   The performance will include a set that honors Augustus Pablo vast catalog, and the reissue of his hits Eastman Dub and Let’s Get Started. They’ll wrap up the session with an audience Q&A. Melodica player Addis Pablo has been honoring his father’s legacy from Jamaica to theRead More
A force to be reckoned with, recording artiste 9TYZ has unleashed a few scorching tracks just in time for summer that would have any music lover hooked. All June 2018 releases, the tracks Mr. Hot Bwoy, Slow Whine and Happy Time were produced by YGF Records. Slow Wine is a seductive track, with smooth lyrics flowing over an equally smooth beat, structured around sexual episodes. Happy Time is a more up tempo track about living it up with friends and having fun, perfect for summer listening. Finally, based on aRead More