Caribbean Cultural News Category

The Melo Groove Steele Orchestra keeping Pan Culture alive Written by Jason Walker-   Steel Pan or steel drums were created in the Caribbean islands of Trinidad and Tobago in the early 1930s. The Steel Pan is a unique form of musical expression, but the origin of steel pan started centuries before in Africa. Africans brought the concepts of drumming and festival which would eventually evolve into Carnival when the Spanish and then British-ruled Trinidad & Tobago.  There was even a period in 1877 where the British government tried toRead More
LBM HOSTS TEEN FASHION SUMMER CAMP   Castries, St. Lucia – LBM Designs will be initiating a new vision during the summer holidays designed to stimulate the creative skills of the youth. This is to provide an opportunity for teens who wish to pursue a career in the fashion industry, and in time to come, stimulate that industry into Saint Lucia’s burgeoning economy.   This new vision is to host a TEEN FASHION SUMMER CAMP for the month of August 2017, for a period of three weeks, August 7 –Read More
Counting Down to Montreal Reggae Fest 2017!   Montreal, QC, Canada – With only one month left until the return of the annual Montreal International Reggae Festival, and under the banner of United Against Violence, a most impressive lineup is set to rock the Old Port featuring the best international and national artists and DJs.   Over three days, August 18-19-20, the sounds of Reggae, Dancehall, Soca and Gospel will infect patrons from Montreal and visitors from around the world!  On Friday August 18th, Sanchez and Inner Circle headline theRead More
Spiritual Releases Video for 'Time Has Come'
SPIRITUAL RELEASES VIDEO FOR ‘TIME HAS COME’   VP Records artist Spiritual has released the video for ‘Time has Come’, the second single off his debut album “Awakening” produced by Oufah Music (Shabba Ranks, Omi). The video portrays Spiritual narrating a story about a troubled man looking for escape after he purloins tapes from reggae archives. The man gets confronted by a preacher along the way, but just when he believes his quest is successful, he is confronted by Spiritual.   Filmed in the country sides of Jamaica, the visualRead More
Line up of Dominica's 20th World Creole Music Festival Announced2
  Roseau Dominica – The stage is set for a star studded line up of the 20th world Creole Music Festival in Dominica from October 27 – 29, 2017.  The three nights of pulsating rhythms line up was revealed at the Fort Young Hotel on July 13, 2017.  The contribution of past and present event directors was acknowledged as the World Creole Music Festival has become a landmark event which showcases the island’s rich creole heritage.   The official line up for the 2017 World Creole Music Festival is: FridayRead More
reggae gold 2017
Reggae Gold 2017 – Out on Friday July 21   NEW YORK, NY– The Reggae Gold compilation series from VP Records has presented the best of dancehall, roots and lovers rock reggae for over two decades. Now in its 24th year, Reggae Gold continues its run as the ultimate reggae music compilation for reggae mavens and those new to the genre. The 2017 edition of Reggae Gold offers current hits and future classics plus, multiple exclusive tracks from some reggae’s biggest stars. Now available for pre-order, the album is inRead More
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