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Posted On December 10, 2017 By In Caribbean Cultural News

Trinidad & Tobago, WI: “Turner adds Flavour and Machel Montano To ‘She Bad’ Remix” In April 2017 when Trevon Turner emerged on the music scene in Trinidad and Tobago, the immediate response was overwhelming. His debut single ‘She Bad’ was the tool responsible for his major breakthrough in the music industry. The young Trinbagonian was dubbed by many as the hottest rising male vocalist for 2017. To date, the track written by Turner and produced by Nine Mind and Lenkey Records has made waves throughout the Caribbean, USA, Canada, AfricaRead More
New York, NY- VP Records is excited to announce today’s launch of an exclusive mix show about reggae and dancehall culture titled “Studio 17”. Featuring popular DJ’s Silent Addy & Yaadcore as hosts, the show will offer a platform for fans to discover and vibe to the latest & hottest music in the culture. Listeners will also be able to enjoy interviews and guest performances from key tastemakers in the industry. The show’s title “Studio 17” pays homage to the recording studio above 17 North Parade, the record store locatedRead More
PROGRAM WILL TAKE PLACE DURING GRAMMY® WEEK IN JANUARY SANTA MONICA, CALIF. (DEC. 8, 2017) — The GRAMMY Museum® announced today that 18 talented high school students from across the United States have been selected for the 2018 GRAMMY Camp®—Jazz Session. Their selection launches them into the spotlight surrounding the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards® and provides them with unparalleled opportunities to perform for some of music’s biggest names. The students, representing 18 cities in nine states, will travel to New York City for a seven-day musical adventure under the directionRead More
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November was a busy month at the VP Headquarters in Queens NY, as reggae power duo Queen Ifrica and Tony Rebel, Vegan viral reggae sensation Macka B and up and coming London born Dancehall artist Culan stopped by to meet staff and take photos. It is never a dull moment!Read More
Jamaican reggae, dancehall, R&B singer/songwriter Ikaya, headlined Saturday evenings annual fundraising scholarship gala and awards for the New York based non-profit Children of Jamaica Outreach (COJO) Inc. Held at the Hliton New York, JFK Airport, the singer welcomed the opportunity to support COJO’s mission of helping underserved children in Jamaica. The singer gave a stellar 30 minute set of her classic and new songs including “Ugly Girl” and her hot new track off of Reggae Gold 2017 “Leave you alone” featuring Grammy nominated Jesse Royal.Read More
The 20th Art of Reggae exhibition held on November 17th and hosted by MBJ Airports, the exhibition featured the top 100 posters from the fifth annual contest, selected from among 1,270 entries submitted by 748 graphic designers representing 75 nations. Additionally, The “FREESTYLEE ROOTS” exhibition at Spanish Court Hotel, Kingston, Jamaica was held from November 18-26 and organized by Maria Papaefstathiou and Michael ‘Freestyee’ Thompson of the International Reggae Poster Contest – in collaboration with Michael’s widow, Maria Hudson; and his son, Dane Thompson.Read More
Miami, FL– During Miami’s popular Art Basel week, many artists and brands utilize the many galleries in the city to present their latest and greatest works. Now, the story of reggae music will be told. Let There Be Reggae is a unique event taking place from Dec 7-9th showcasing a curated snapshot of the culture. VP Records will have a Display of 20 classic album covers showcasing reggae and dancehall throughout the 70’s and 80’s While the world of Reggae is so massive, it is virtually impossible to fully coverRead More
AWARD RECIPIENT AND FINALISTS TO RECEIVE CASH HONORARIUMS WITH GENEROUS SUPPORT AND RESOURCES PROVIDED BY THE GRAMMY MUSEUM®’S EDUCATION CHAMPION FORD MOTOR COMPANY FUND WHO: A total of 10 music teachers from 10 cities across 8 states have been announced as finalists for the Music Educator Award™ presented by the Recording Academy™ and the GRAMMY Museum®. Initial nominations were submitted from all 50 states. Nominations and applications for the 2019 Music Educator Award are now open via www.grammymusicteacher.com. A complete list of finalists is below. WHAT: A partnership and joint presentation ofRead More
Following his GRAMMY & MOBO nomination for his debut Chronology and his recognition on Rolling Stone‘s 2017 Best Albums List, Chronixx finally returns to Jamaica this weekend for two homecoming shows in support of his release. Tonight (Dec. 1) he will perform the album for the first time in Kingston to a sold out crowd of fans and in Montego Bay tomorrow (Dec. 2). Protoje will join both concerts. Tonight’s show will be available here via live stream. To celebrate his island’s culture, Chronixx also drops the official dance video for his hit dancehall single “Likes.” The visual features Ravers Claver’s dance crew out of Jamaica and Chronixx’s ZincefenceRead More

Posted On December 4, 2017 By In Caribbean Cultural News

RDX SAYS THANK YOU

RDX, Apt.  19 Music and team Shellaposse would like to extend a big thank you to all the media houses, artistes’, special guests and fans that came out to support the RDX Level up Album Showcase held at 100 Hope Road on Wednesday. A special thank you also goes out to our guest speaker, the Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton, who alongside our Hosts, DJ and artiste performers made this event a success. The support was appreciated and did not go unnoticed; we will continue the journey of promoting the ‘LevelRead More
Reggae Star Gyptian promotes his newest singles “Closer” and “Leave You Alone” in the UK with a tour and series of appearances preparing the market to ‘buy in’ as soon as his EP is released in January, 2018! His tour, which began on Friday December 1st consists of 3 concert dates, Birmingham (Baab E Salaam Banqueting Hall), Manchester (Piccadilly Banqueting Suite) and London (O2 Forum), and a series of appearances and meet and greets with fans and industry movers and shakers who are driving the artists’ streams.  Speaking to SeaniRead More
Jamaican reggae, dancehall, R&B singer/songwriter Ikaya, one of island’s top female artists will headline this year’s fundraising scholarship gala and awards of the New York based non-profit Children of Jamaica Outreach (COJO) Inc. The charity event will take place at the Hilton New York, JFK Airport on Saturday, December 2, 2017. The hot reggae/dancehall singer welcomes the opportunity to visit New York in support of COJO and its mission of helping underserved children in Jamaica. According to Gary Williams, Chairman & Founder of COJO, “We are pleased to have IkayaRead More
The Charleston, South Carolina genre benders, The Dubplates have achieved the monumental feat of reaching number one this week on the Billboard Reggae Chart. The Southeastern mavericks, rose to chart-topping heights with BOX FULL OF STEEL, which climbed to iTunes #4 U.S. Top Albums in the first weeks of its release which came out June 23, 2017 and since have made waves in South Carolina by being the first reggae breakout band. With an international attraction for notable collaborations and a diverse skillset, the gents showcase their talents on theRead More
While Macka B hasn’t touched meat, fish, or dairy in more than three decades, it was only seven years ago that the acclaimed reggae artist turned his musical attention toward his plant-based lifestyle. “People were thinking there’s nothing else to eat!” he says, letting out a deep chuckle. “But I’m a big man. I’m 6-foot-3 and a double XL. I must be eating something!” And so, the England-born Rastafarian set out to demystify with “Wha Me Eat,” a catchy tune that calls out dozens of foods that herbivores can enjoy.Read More
The visual for the rhythmic, dancehall infused track ‘High Heels’ by VP Records artist Fay Ann Lyons is out today. ‘High Heels’ is the third video release from her Billboard chart topping album “Break the World”. The album debuted at number 3, a first for an individual artist album in Soca. Following the success of video’s “Girls” and “Block the Road” featuring Ghanaian mega star Stonebwoy, ‘High Heels’ shows a sexier and more provocative side of Fay Ann Lyons, portraying the confidence a woman feels when she wears high heels.Read More
The 60th Annual Grammy Awards nominees have been revealed. Five releases are nominated in the category BEST REGGAE ALBUM. What are the eligibility requirements for nominations? For the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards, albums must be released between Oct. 1, 2016, and Sept. 30, 2017. Recordings must be commercially released in general distribution in the United States, i.e. sales by label to a branch or recognized independent distributor, via the internet or mail order/retail sales for a nationally marketed product. Recordings must be available for sale from any date within theRead 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
SOUTH CAROLINA MAVERICK REGGAE BAND, THE DUBPLATES, REACH NUMBER 1 ON THE BILLBOARD REGGAE CHART THIS WEEK ˈdəbplāt/ noun plural noun: dubplates an acetate recording disk, typically one featuring a dub version of a reggae song that is not yet on general release. The hottest tunes could be heard on dubplates prior to their official release. Charleston, South Carolina- The Charleston, South Carolina genre benders, The Dubplates have achieved the monumental feat of reaching number one this week on the Billboard Reggae Chart. The Southeastern mavericks, rose to chart-topping heightsRead More
New York, NY – Undoubtedly one of contemporary reggae’s most powerful forces on the global stage, Morgan Heritage latest “Avrakedabra” album received a well deserved Grammy nomination. On Tuesday, November 18th, the recording academy announced the nominees for the 60th GRAMMY Awards, and with that the nominations Best Reggae Album, CHRONOLOGY – CHRONIXX, LOST IN PARADISE – COMMON KINGS, WASH HOUSE TING – J BOOG, STONY HILL – DAMIAN “JR GONG” MARLEY and AVRAKADEBRA – MORGAN HERITAGE With their Rolling Stones-reminiscent endurance, longevity and outstanding showmanship, Morgan Heritage are a force to be reckoned with, not only inRead More
New York, NY– The visual for the rhythmic, dancehall infused track ‘High Heels’ by VP Records artist Fay Ann Lyons is out today. ‘High Heels’ is the third video release from her Billboard chart topping album “Break the World”. The album debuted at number 3, a first for an individual artist album in Soca. Following the success of video’s “Girls” and “Block the Road” featuring Ghanaian mega star Stonebwoy, ‘High Heels’ shows a sexier and more provocative side of Fay Ann Lyons, portraying the confidence a woman feels when she wearsRead More
JAY-Z LEADS GRAMMY® NOMINATIONS WITH EIGHT; KENDRICK LAMAR FOLLOWS WITH SEVEN, AND BRUNO MARS WITH SIX   SANTA MONICA, CALIF. (NOV. 28, 2017)—The Recording Academy™ welcomes this year’s class of GRAMMY® nominees. Already a 21-time GRAMMY winner, JAY-Z leads with eight nominations, followed by Kendrick Lamar (7), Bruno Mars (6), Childish Gambino (5), Khalid (5), No I.D. (5), and SZA (5). Selected from more than 22,000 submissions across 84 categories, the nominations showcase some of the most gifted music makers of the past awards year (Oct. 1, 2016–Sept. 30, 2017). As theRead More
Shines As Only Reggae Artist to Make ROLLING STONE’S 2017 Best Albums List Amidst the last leg of his 2017 Chronology World Tour, Chronixx earns two major accolades for his debut album Chronology this week. The Jamaican singer receives his first GRAMMY nod for Best Reggae Album. The 60th GRAMMY Awards® will air (via CBS) on January 28, 2018 live from New York City’s Madison Square Garden and will be hosted by James Corden. Other nominees in the category include Common Kings, J Boog, Damian Marley and Morgan Heritage. Visit Grammy.com for full list. Chronixx also makes history this week asRead More
Sound Fraternity veteran Tasha Rozez, founder of the landmark event Girls and Reggae, alongside performing artist Empress Divine, invite fans and members of the Sound Fraternity to their Saturday December 2nd event at the iconic Harlem Underground (745 Queen St. W) in Toronto which celebrates both ladies birthdays.  Part of the nights proceeds goes to an organization that assists to eliminate violence against women. Attracting the who’s who in entertainment, the second annual event honors the birthdays of Tasha Rozez and Empress Divine and boasts of an all star musicalRead More