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On Saturday June 16th 2018, The Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival will hold their annual Taste of Jerk Kick-Off event at the VP Records retail Store in Jamaica Queens. The event is the official media launch to inform the public of the various performers, food vendors and entertainment they can expect at the festival taking place Sunday July 22nd at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens from 12-8pm. The press conference and food competition is held from 12-2pm, while the public can participate in the festivities which includes a live remote byRead More
With over 13 million streams last year, over 156 million YouTube views and currently 1.5 million + monthly Spotify followers, Protoje is at the forefront of an exciting resurgence of conscious Jamaican music and taking his sound worldwide. “Bout Noon” is the latest video from his anticipated album A Matter Of Time, out June 29, 2018. Protoje says of the video, “The song speaks for itself and the message and mood is pretty straightforward. It speaks of sacrifice, time-apart from loved ones, and wanting to re-connect and spend time. With the video, we wanted to draw comparison toRead More
SIERRA NEVADA WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL IN BOONVILLE, CA, JUNE 22-24, FEATURES WORLD-CLASS REGGAE & WORLD MUSIC ARTISTS, AND MORE, AT THE BEAUTIFUL MENDOCINO COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS   Celebrate the Summer Solstice with Roots and Culture at SNWMF25 Beres Hammond, Tarrus Riley, Steel Pulse, more! Long-heralded as one of California’s premier reggae festivals, Sierra Nevada World Music Festival in Boonville, CA is a great way to kick off your summer. Epiphany Artists is proud to present the 25th annual Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, which takes place June 22-24 at the Mendocino CountyRead More
US-based reggae artiste Chabano Nkani tells a compelling story of love and romance with his latest single, Let Me Hold You. The soulful reggae track was released early this year as a part of his 13 tracks debut album, Paradise, and is available for purchase on iTunes and other digital outlets. Chabano Nkani expressed that this track is very dear to him because it is based on real life experience, where he met a young lady who he wanted to pursue romantically but was just unsure of how to approach her, soRead More
2018 marks the 25th anniversary of the iconic compilation series Reggae Gold. Now available for pre-ordersand out July 27th everywhere, this milestone will be celebrated with a throwback mixtape by the legendary RoryStoneLove, featuring classic reggae jams from the likes of Maxi Priest, Capleton, Buju Banton, Beres Hammond and more from Reggae Gold albums in the 90’s. 1993 marked the first year in the series and it has since solidified its place of importance in the culture, being the premier compilation album for the latest and best in reggae and dancehall each year. Reggae Gold 2018’sRead More
With a few days away from the 3rd Annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival in Washington, D.C., on Sunday June 10th, anticipation is building as patrons prepare to not only feast on delicious jerk cuisine but also immerse themselves in Caribbean culture as they enjoy a variety of entertainment scheduled for this year. Along with the entertainment, the faces for this year’s celebrity Quick Fire Cook-off have just been announced and there will be no shortage of excitement with big personalities Elephant Man and DJ Ricky Platinum competing in the ShoppersRead More
Over five decades of performances and more than 70 CDs later, award-winning Jamaican jazz maestro, Monty Alexander, is still thrilling jazz fans and introducing newbies to the genre with style. And this June, he is getting ready to do it all over again, as he gears up for a busy National Caribbean American Heritage Month in the United States. The man, who singer extraordinaire, Tony Bennett, has declared put on one of the “best jazz shows” he has ever seen, is getting ready to play venues across the US asRead More

Posted On June 8, 2018By Ann JIn Caribbean Cultural News

June 1, 2018 (Toronto, On.) – Hello June! It’s time to kick off the summer with Ms Paige’s first soca single for 2018, entitled AH DOH WANT YUH MAN, produced by Adrian Bailey of Sky Studios & Sky Jamz Productions. Ah Doh Want Yuh Man is written and performed by Ms Paige and featured on the Stick Sweetie Riddim brought to you by St. Vincent’s own Adrian Bailey – the mega producer behind Kevin Lyttle’s global hit, “Turn Me On” along with countless Vincy soca monarch, ragga soca monarch, andRead More
The song Challenge takes on a party monarch feel.  As the name suggests it challenges dancers to engage in a fun dancing competition with the winner being the most talented and bravest dancer of all. It encourages women to step out and “wine up” and be sexy as the male onlookers admire. As it says, once you up for the challenge then you are ready to go!   Gyul if yuh up for the challenge Doh fraid gyul Ya say yuh body got talent Go brave gyul Ah want yuhRead More
Today, Bebble Rock Music & Ghetto Youths International release the official visual for one of the highly talked about singles and the title track off Kabaka Pyramid’s debut album – “Kontraband” ft. Damian “Jr Gong” Marley. Focused on smuggling the message of righteousness, justice, awareness through his music, Kabaka Pyramid is adamant on delivering a potent type of music to the ears of the people. Too often the music with a message of up-liftment is not shared and more often silenced from the masses, therefore he is prepared to push it like a contraband. In theRead More