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Posted On December 10, 2018 By In Caribbean Cultural News

VP Records News Roundup

IN CASE YOU MISSED… A SUMMARY OF THE LATEST MUSIC NEWS AT VP RECORDS For press inquiries on any of these stories, please email: jennifer.valentin@vprecords.com For daily press updates, please follow: https://twitter.com/VPRecordsPress VP RECORDS CONGRATULATES 2019 GRAMMY NOMINEES VP Records congratulates all nominees of the 61st Annual Grammy Awards. To everyone involved in the creation process for nominees in the best reggae album category; Black Uhuru “As The World Turns,” Etana “Reggae Forever,” Protoje “A Matter Of Time,” Ziggy Marley ” Rebellion Rises” and Sting & Shaggy ” 44/876,” we wish youRead More
New York, New York (December 7, 2018). My destination is homeward bound, though forces try hold I down. Breaking chains has become the norm. I know I must get through no matter what a gwan.”  -Buju Banton “Destiny” These poignant lines from Buju Banton’s Grammy-nominated album ‘Inna Heights’, have taken on added significance as the artist born Mark Myrie seeks to rule his own destiny. Today he took a giant step forward in that journey. After serving seven years behind bars following a problematic trial and controversial conviction, the Jamaican-born artist has atRead More
Alborosie Live Dub of ‘Contradiction’ This Friday Audio from Session to be cut to an Exclusive Non-LP 7” Vinyl New York, NY– Reggae artist Alborosie will be premiering a brand-new official dub version of ‘Contradiction’ live on his YouTube Channel this Friday Dec 7th at 12:00 PM EST. The exclusive and innovative live stream will showcase Alborosie creating the Dub mix live in his Kingston, JA studio. Simultaneously viewers will have a chance to chat with him during the premiere. The audio from the session will be cut to anRead More
AGENT SASCO SHARES OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “BANKS OF THE HOPE“ WATCH THE STANDOUT SINGLE FROM THE REGGAE/DANCEHALL LYRICIST’S FOURTH ALBUM, HOPE RIVER Watch now: https://youtu.be/1f-ogZu0zec  (December 5th, 2018) – Agent Sasco returned to Kintyre in his new video for “Banks of the Hope,” the lead single off his acclaimed album Hope River. This small town in the Jamaican parish of St. Andrew was home to Sasco throughout his childhood, and it laid the foundation for the life lessons he carries with him now as a proud husband and father.  Keeping family ties to his pivotal album Hope River, Sasco enlisted his sister Kera Campbell to direct “Banks of the Hope.”Read More
New York, NY– VP Records would like to congratulate Jamaican born reggae powerhouse, Dalton Harris on winning the 2018 The X Factor UK Competition this past Sunday. Dalton’s musical journey began at the age of 16 after he won the Jamaican talent competition “Digicel Rising Stars” in 2010. In 2013 one of his first released singles “You Will Know” was featured on VP’s annual compilation album “Strictly The Best: Vol.48”. A year later, in 2014 Dalton released his single “Pauper” with VPAL, which has amassed over 100,000 views on YouTube since theRead More

Posted On December 10, 2018 By In Caribbean Cultural News

VP Records News Roundup

IN CASE YOU MISSED… A SUMMARY OF THE LATEST MUSIC NEWS AT VP RECORDS For press inquiries on any of these stories, please email: jennifer.valentin@vprecords.com For daily press updates, please follow: https://twitter.com/VPRecordsPress AN INTIMATE CONVERSATION AND PERFORMANCE BY ESTELLE AT THE GRAMMY MUSEUM, DECEMBER 3RD- THE DROP: ESTELLE PRESENTED BY AMERICAN EXPRESS To celebrate the release of her latest album Lovers Rock, the GRAMMY Museum will welcome multi platinum GRAMMY Award-winning UK singer, songwriter, actress, and humanitarian Estelle to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate conversation and performance moderated by GRAMMYRead More
Reggae singer Ruach Ru has been blazing the local and international scene with two of her hottest tracks, Mr. Player Man and Watering I. Recently she staged the event Pon Di Endz, at Mello Sports Bar, held on October 31  with the intention of promoting her new music but also provide a platform for artistes to showcase their music. Needless to say, the event was a success with a great turnout. The singer performed a terrific set and the evening saw other performers gracing the stage as well – namely Mr. Lexx, SabrinaRead More
Roshaun ‘Bay-C’ Clarke can officially call his first Holy Temple Album tour a resounding success. The artist who just a few weeks ago released his first full length 10 track visual album, called Holy Temple, has just completed a 3 week promotional tour in Italy to introduce the project to his international fans. Bay-C has performed in Italian cities Lequile, Rome and, Foggia and even got the opportunity to perform in Malta for the first time over the weekend.  “I’m very pleased at how receptive the Italian Fans have been toRead More
Jah9 New Single “Heaven” (Ready Fi Di Feeling) Out November 30th Tonight Marks Last Night of Her First UK Tour New York, NY– Jah9’s new single “Heaven” (Ready fi Di Feeling) is out this Friday, November 30th on VP Records. During the last stop of her first ever UK tour, the reggae songstress will be performing in Brighton tonight. The 6-date tour also included stops in Bedford, London, Manchester, Leeds and Norwich. This followed an extensive US tour which included a unique combination of her music performance along with herRead More
New York, New York (November 27, 2018). In a recent release by Jamaican recording artist, Jahmiel tackles worldwide social issues in a creative and profound manner. The newly released single titled “We Feel The Pain” lashes out at the constant injustice lower economic class of people face worldwide. The ‘Greatman’ continues to prove his growth as an artist turning his new work into a musical masterpiece highlighting the oppression of the less fortunate whether living in the ghetto, being of a minority or being of a lower socioeconomic class. Showing hisRead More
 You give me di Jamish Feelin! and so it goes TeamfoxxMusic launches off its first riddim for the 2019 Carnival season called the #JamishRiddim. A hot and peppery riddim seasoned up with your favorite artist across the islands,call it a callaloo. Skinny Fabulous, Lavaman, Motto and for the first time ever, 2 of our Soca Queens featured on the same beat, Destra & Alison Hinds.  Its certain to raise your bacchanal fever. Jamish Riddim brings us way back, to the good ole groovy days, resonating some classic Zouk tones andRead More
From: LinkyFirst Music [mailto:julian@julianspromos.ccsend.com] On Behalf Of LinkyFirst Music Sent: Friday, November 23, 2018 8:08 AM To: info@tropicalfete.com Subject: NEW Mr Rock and Come in #LinkyFirst – Jam Down (Jam Down Riddim)| AVAILABLE NOW!! Mr Rock and Come in #LinkyFirst – Jam Down (Jam Down Riddim) {Millbeatz Ent} There is no other way to premiere the Jam Down Riddim than with such a talented artist like Mr Rock and Come in #LinkyFirst . Produced by Millbeatz Entertainment, this would be the first riddim released by the Millbeatz family for the Carnival 2k19 season ahead. Download thisRead More
Through A Diverse Presentation Of Music, Choreography And Expression Youth Are Challenged To Nurture Virtues LDC’s budding dance luminaries beam on the Queen’s Hall stage in the closing formation ofHeather Henderson-Gordon’s choreography, Stars, in the 2016 dance season, Stars. Photo courtesy MSA Studios. November 22, 2018 – Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago… Heather Henderson-Gordon’s children’s dance school, La Danse Caraibe (LDC), will open the curtain to a pastiche of morally compelling dance compositions in its production, PatchWork. Dance enthusiasts and fans will be treated to a diverse medley of ballet, modern contemporary, tap, folk, limboRead More
Roots Reggae Artist Spiritual Returns to Western U.S. Artist Embarks on the AWAKENING Tour Los Angeles, CA- Reggae artist from Jamaica, Spiritual will perform a series of dates throughout California and Southern Oregon this month. Spiritual returns to the Western U.S. after his most recent appearance at the 2018 Sierra Nevada World Music Festival. Performing with the Oufah Band, Spiritual shares a co-bill on several dates with the band Akae Beka that includes lead singer Vaughn Benjamin formerly of Virgin Islands’ roots reggae band Midnite. Spiritual will present conscious reggae music from his VP Records’ 2017Read More
  International Reggae singer Julian Marley is gearing up for the highly anticipated release of his fourth studio album, As I Am. Slated for an official 2019 release, fans are already getting a taste of what’s to come, since pre-orders went live on November 16th. All pre-orders come with an immediate download for the track, Straighter Roads. This is the first instant gratification track that will be made available through pre-orders prior to the release of the album. Produced by Ghetto Youths International and Zojak World Wide, the singer enlisted the creativeRead More
For immediate release: November 19, 2018 Bobby Konders Presents: Massive B Legacy – Volume 1drops today on Massive B Records Massive B Legacy Volume 1 is the first release in a series of compilations of greatest hits from the legendary Brooklyn sound system and record label. HOT 97 icon Bobby Konders started the Massive B movement in 1992 and this release marks the beginning of a celebration of Massive B’s rich musical legacy over the last 25+ years. Volume 1 showcases some past gems from the Massive B treasure chest, including severalRead More
The Drop: Estelle Presented by American Express     Los Angeles, CA– To celebrate the release of her latest album Lovers Rock, the GRAMMY Museum will welcome multi platinum GRAMMY Award-winning UK singer, songwriter, actress, and humanitarian Estelle to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate conversation and performance moderated by GRAMMY Museum Artistic Director Scott Goldman, Monday December 3rd at 7:30pm. (tickets at link below) Lovers Rock is Estelle’s most personal album to date, as it is not only a retelling of her parents’ love story, but also herRead More
NEW YORK, USA: Cali Gray is assembling a Hot Gyal Army. The New York-based soca/dancehall act issued the rally call for recruits across the United States, the United Kingdom and the Caribbean to join her all female self-empowered movement with the release of her new single “Hot Gyal Army”. Cali, real name Calika Grayson, challenges women everywhere to harness their intellectual and sexual energy on the Shawn “Spine” Stewart-produced track. She says every woman should be emboldened to express that power openly. “Too often we are told as women we shouldRead More
‘Rise & Reggae Tour’ with Dubtonic Kru and Aaron Nigel Smith coming to California, Oregon and Washington Jamaican Reggae legends, Dubtonic Kru are on tour on the West Coast this November in support of their new single entitled “Reggae Like Never Before”. The ‘Rise & Reggae (Like Never Before) Tour’ is being held on nine dates, with the inclusion of a highlight event called Plug N’ Play, an event known for showcasing developing artists alongside more experienced ones. The event was originated in Jamaica. The Rise & Reggae tour datesRead More
  GRAMMY Award-Nominated Julian Marley to Release First Album in 10 Years It has been close to a decade since GRAMMY award-nominated Julian Marley delivered his critically acclaimed “AWAKE” album, and while fans and music lovers have been clamoring for another musical offering, the reggae star as announced the January 25th release date of his fourth full length-album “As I Am”. Trodding on the footsteps of his iconic father Bob Marley’s message to voice the grievances of the downtrodden through the vibrations of music, Julian is inspired by life and spirituality, and while remaining true toRead More

Posted On November 21, 2018 By In Caribbean Cultural News

Kim Nain

KIM NAIN Known for her melodious lyrics and formidable flow, Jamaican born and raised singer and songwriter Kim Nain is making the way to the top. Being introduced to the flashing lights from a tender age, Kim Nain revels in the spotlight and is a natural on the center stage. She effortlessly can move from different genres of music and her voice does justice to whichever variety is selected. Celebrated for her fresh, organic and pulsating style, her lyrics are injected with her coy, playful persona, which leaves the listenerRead More
Tropicalfete, Inc.  Award  of Excellence this  year will be presented to Haitian American Painter Watson Mere that did the iconic painting “My Brothers Keeper” of Martin Luther King Jr. and Donald Trump that took the internet by storm. His Art work has been featured on MSNBC, PRI Media, and Washington Post to name a few. The award will be presented to Mr. Watson on December 16th at Brooklyn Music School Playhouse Theater during Tropicalfete Final production for the year the Finale. Our event is a show where the audience become partRead More
DAMIAN “JR. GONG” MARLEY’S WELCOME TO JAMROCK REGGAE CRUISE MARKS ITS 5TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY THIS DECEMBER The 2018 Sold-Out Voyage Celebrates with a Special Marley Brothers Performance and Its Biggest and Baddest Lineup Thus Far 2019 WTJRC Cabins Available for Sale Now Hailed as one of the most authentic, intimate and international reggae experiences, Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise will celebrate its fifth year on the high seas from December 1-6, 2018. The sold-out 5-day voyage aboard Royal Caribbean departs Ft. Lauderdale, FL with stops in Ocho Rios and Falmouth, Jamaica. This monumental yearRead More
Reggae crooner, Tarrus Riley, also known as “Singy Singy” is back with his new single “Guess Who” featuring Mykal Rose of the Reggae group Black Uhuru. They originally released their hit “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” in 1979 titled after the famous 1967 movie with Sidney Pottier. The re-imagined version by Tarrus Riley brings a fresh modern twist to the classic song, “Roots with a little pepper,” Tarrus says about the single. The video has premiered today on Tarrus Riley’s YouTube channel.The single will be available for streaming and download onRead More
Olatunji – Thank Mama Produced by: AdvoKit Productions in collaboration with Julian’s Promos Written by: Olatunji Yearwood, Bjorn Graham and Kit Israel Additional Background by: Olatunji Yearwood and Kit Israel Live Guitar by: Kit Israel Live Bass by: Gideon Bishop and Ira Storr Mixed and Mastered by: AdvoKit Productions Publishers: COTT / BMI / ASCAP / FOX FUSE LLC Artwork by: Tippa Tone @tippa_tone “Special thanks to Kasey Phillips of Precision Productions, Gregg White and the Ubersoca Cruise. 🏼” “Legend has it that when twin souls draw near each other aRead More