Caribbean Cultural News Category

This past weekend, the star-studded BET Experience Weekend hit the Staples Center in Los Angeles, leading into the BET Awards held Sunday June 24th. On Friday, July 22nd BET Experience Live featured VP Records artists Bunji Garlin and Fay Ann Lyons. The show also featured a special 25th anniversary Reggae Gold Tribute by dancehall sensation Shenseea whose “Nothing Dem Nuh Have Ova Mi” is featured on this year’s album. Other artists who performed included Derez Deshon, Konshens and Safaree Samuels who also served as a host alongside Latin singer and “Love andRead More

Posted On June 25, 2018By Ann JIn Caribbean Cultural News

Vershon Shoots For Summer

Recording artiste Vershon is aiming to take over summer with his latest single, ‘Love Them’. The socially conscious single was released under Johnny Wonder’s label recently, and racked up thousands of views since its YouTube upload. The song features a positive message that speaks to the value of friendship and humility whether situations are favorable or not. Vershon’s rise as a dancehall artiste has been steady and consistent. He scored a huge number one as his break out hit with Inna Real, and climbed charts with Barbie Doll, the popularRead More

Posted On June 23, 2018By Ann JIn Caribbean Cultural News

BIRTHDAYS

Joel Chin Members of the VP Family honored the life of VP Producer Joel Chin (grandson of Vincent and Patricia Chin) by releasing balloons into the sky on his birthday, 7/16, at the Taste of Jerk event in front of the New York VP Records retail store. Rest peacefully ❤ David Rodigan June 24 Super Cat June 25 Byron Lee OJ, OD June 27 1935 – November 4 2008 Freddie McGregor OD June 27 I-Roy June 28, 1944- November 27, 1999Read More

Posted On June 23, 2018By Ann JIn Caribbean Cultural News

UPCOMING EVENTS

As part of BET Experience Live Weekend, ahead of the 2018 BET Awards this Sunday June 24th, VP artists Bunji Garlin and Fay Ann Lyons will be performing today during BET Experience Live Television Broadcast from 3pm-5pm PST/6-8pm EST. Check soca’s Royal couple perform a set of their latest songs including “Big Bad Soca” and “Block the Road”. Also performing is Shenseea who’s “Loodi” track was featured on last year’s Reggae Gold and who has a song this years Reggae Gold. Konshens and rapper Derez Deshon will also perform andRead More
The Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival held their annual Taste of Jerk kick-off event at the VP Records Retail Store in Jamaica, Queens. With special appearances by reggae band New Kingston and Jamaican, London born actor Duane Henry of hit show NCIS, the event was a great way to officially launch the countdown to the 2018 Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival New York. The event is held yearly as the official media launch to inform the public of the various performers, food vendors and entertainment they can expect at the festival takingRead More

Posted On June 22, 2018By Ann JIn Caribbean Cultural News

Jah9’s new single “Field Trip” will be available everywhere this Friday June 22nd. This is the third release off her upcoming “Feelings EP (vinyl exclusive) out this August VP Records, also featuring singles “Feel Good” and the more recent “Love Has Found I”. In support of the upcoming EP, she will be embarking on a 2018 tour beginning tonight at LA Dub Club in Los Angeles. The tour will include festival stops including the Sierra Nevada Music Festival, Bagnol Reggae Fest, Reggae in the Park, One Love Music Fest, MullumRead More
Out this Friday June 22, “Let’s Get Started” by Tetrack is one of the true masterpieces of seventies roots reggae music and a must have cornerstone in any self-respecting music fans collection. Produced by the legendary Augustus Pablo, “Let’s Get Started” showcases the heavenly harmonies of Tetrack soar over a vital set of Rockers International rhythms laid down solid at Channel One and Harry J’s. This set includes the essential singles “Only Jah Jah Know”, “Let’s Get Together”, “Isn’t It Time” along with the title track, “Let’s Get Started” isRead More
VP Records is proud to announce that Reggae legend Freddie McGregor is embarking on his “Go Freddie Go” tour beginning tonight in Seattle, WA. Following the March release of his single and video with the same title, “Go Freddie Go’, the singer is taking his talents and vast catalog live to over 25 cities (and counting) for this Summer 2018 North American Tour. Hitting Canadian cities such as Victoria and Vancouver and American cities Boston, St. Louis, Chicago, Washington DC, San Diego, Scottsdale and more, fans can be sure toRead More
“DJ Spooky Presents Phantom Dancehall” by DJ Spooky, born Paul Miller will be released digitally on VP Records this Friday June 22nd. This follows the vinyl LP release on Record Store Day this past April. Marking the launch of the release, DJ Spooky did a project performance Wednesday 6/20/18 as part of ADA Music’s 25th anniversary extravaganza event at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City. Recognized as an innovator, for expanding the boundaries of musical genres through his work in hip-hop, Jazz, Classical and reggae, his music demonstrates aRead More