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On Saturday July 14th Rockaway Parkway and Church Avenue was renamed HORACE L MORANCIE WAY. A number of elected officials were present to celebrate the life of a giant in the community. – Congress Woman Yvette Clarke, City Councilwoman Inez Barron, State Assembly Member Charles Barron, State Assembly Member Nick Perry. Horace L. Morancie (1929-2015) was the co-founder and former Chair of the Urban Resource Institute (URINYC). He was also selected by former Mayor John Lindsay to lead the Central Brooklyn Model Cities program. Today, URINYC provides domestic violence, addictionRead More
Slow and moody, black and bluesy, Jackie Mittoo has you in his sights with this first ever 45 issue of his immortal The Sniper. A Striker Lee 77 sharp shooter that’s taking no prisoners and it comes complete with heavyweight back-up from King Tubby and Aggrovators menacing Dub Fi Gwan. Tracklist Side A: Jackie Mittoo – The Sniper Side B: King Tubby & The Aggrovators – Dub Fi GwanRead More
Top Jamaican producer Bobby “Digital” Dixon is known for his signature sound which has influenced many in the reggae music industry and beyond. Now, during Reggae Month and Black History Month, tomorrow February 9th, 17 North Parade, an imprint of VP Records will present the best of his roots reggae and lovers rock catalog on Volume 2: “Serious Times.” The double anthology series will showcase the Grammy Award winning producer’s music versatility and his legacy in creating songs and rhythms that have transcended time and have been widely sampled byRead More
To celebrate the 56th and 57th editions of the annual Strictly the Best compilation albums, VP Records and To Di World Present Strictly the Best: LA’s Annual End of Year Dancehall Ball this Saturday December 30th at Los Globos in Silver Lake, Los Angeles. The event will feature live DJ sets from Shacia Påyne, Crooks, Nikki Kush, Ghetto, DJ Courtesy and The Party Minister. Strictly the Best sets the standard in today’s hottest Reggae and Dancehall music. Volume 56 features current and emerging lover’s rock and roots reggae jams suchRead More
For the past 38 years, the name Super Blue has been respected, revered by fellow Calypso and Soca artistes and even as the winds of change continue to blow, ‘Super’ is still the man. His songs, ‘Soca Baptist’- the track that won him his first Road March in 1980,  ‘Ethel’, ‘Barbara’, ‘Lara’, ‘Flag Party’ and countless other hit Soca tracks have cemented Austin ‘Super Blue’ Lyons’ name in Soca’s Hall of fame, if there ever was one. In 2018, he will be honored in a very special way. Fifteen yearsRead More
Tropicalfete is excited to announce we will be working with PS135 Sheldon A. Brookner School and IS 392 to provide cultural programming thanks to the support of City Council Member Darlene Mealy.Read More
THE RECORDING ACADEMY® AND ATLANTIC RECORDS REVEAL 2017 GRAMMY® NOMINEES ALBUM TRACK LISTING Latest Installment Of The Best-Selling Series Features 21 Hits From The World’s Biggest Superstars And Emerging Talent 2017 GRAMMY® Nominees Album Hits Stores And Digital Retailers Jan. 20 Album Pre-Order Available Now; Gives Fans The Chance To Attend Music’s Biggest Night® Pre-order The 2017 GRAMMY NOMINEES Album Here: 2017GRAMMYAlbum.com or CBS.com/GRAMMYs The Recording Academy®’s GRAMMY Recordings® and Atlantic Records have revealed the track listing for the 2017 GRAMMY® Nominees album. Set for release on Jan. 20 inRead More

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Passion is a hell of a thing. In 2012, a young Trinidad and Tobago woman channeled her passion into the creation of a children’s book. She had been compelled to write it, at the time having been a resident of the United States. “I had been really homesick and my babysitting experience at the time, also contributed to that desire to deliver something like this. My son was born in the US after I started the book and having him was my reason to complete it.” “Grandpa Take Me ToRead More
BIOGRAPHY ARTIST: EXCELLENT ‘Excellent’ , born Stacey Lewis on 7th March 1979 hails from Mc Bean village, Couva, Trinidad. As a new and upcoming reggae artist Excellent promises to take the music industry by storm with her soulful yet revolutionary type of music. Lewis who has a firm religious background began singing in Church as part of the choir and later went on to do solo pieces. Music was always a part of this young woman’s life though as she had spent many years listening to her father (who wasRead More