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Dancehall Star Stein Unleashes New Album, 'My Story: The Next Chapter'
New York, NY (FOX FUSE) – Dancehall star Stein (formerly known as Einstein) unleashes his new album My Story: The Next Chapter from his very own label New Planet Records, now available worldwide from all major digital retailers, from FOX FUSE. Born Jermaine Lee-King in St. Thomas, Jamaica, and currently residing in Stockholm, Sweden, Stein’s music reflects his diverse Jamaican heritage and echoes an eclectic edge that secures a place for his sound with core dancehall and international audiences. Jammed with 22 sizzlers and one skit, My Story: The Next Chapter is a bonafide showstopper that offers up Stein’s modern take onRead More
Jah 'Angola' Bouks Releases 'Child of Jah' on Capsicum
“Contrary to popular opinion, it was not some senseless act of terrorism which inspired ‘Child of Jah’,” says Capsicum CEO and A&R Director Roger Meltzer, who co-wrote and co-produced the new song with five-time Calypso Monarch Joseph Everton “Reality Weekes. “I actually started writing this song when my former mentor at The Sound of Philadelphia and dear friend, John Whitehead of McFadden and Whitehead, was gunned down in a drive-by in front of his home in the West Oak Lane section of Philadelphia while helping a neighbor fix his car.Read More
Reggae Sumfest 2017 Celebrates 25th Anniversary Weeklong Pre-Event Takeover Of Montego Bay Culminates In Two Main Events With Global Reggae Stars
Reggae Sumfest 2017 Celebrates 25th Anniversary Weeklong Pre-Event Takeover Of Montego Bay Culminates In Two Main Events With Global Reggae Stars   2017 Reggae Sumfest, presented by Red Stripe and produced by DownSound Entertainment is going all-out in celebrating this 25th Anniversary with a week-long takeover of Montego Bay on July 16-22. Five major pre-events lead up to a weekend of main festival events featuring top Reggae stars. High-definition Livestream with 360 surround Livestream will engage Reggae fans around the globe. With a line-up featuring many of Reggae and Dancehall’sRead More
BRAND NEW 2017 RELEASES FROM LAURENA DAVIS & TKO (ANTIGUA & BARBUDA)
5 Brand New 2017 releases from Laurena Davis & TKO for Antigua’s Carnival 2017     Songs were written By Dalton Dyer & Laurena Davis  Produced, Mixed & Mastered By Dalton Dyer of TKO Productions Recorded at TKO Productions & RWQ Studios Graphics by Dapper   1. “LIFE”  BY LAURENA DAVIS     2.”DON’T QUESTION IT” BY LAURENA DAVIS   3.“GET ROWDY” BY LAURENA DAVIS    4. “LOOKING SOMETING”  BY EBONY – T  (New Artist)   5. “UNRULY”  BY DALTON DYERRead More
Romain Virgo Delivers New Song and Video for 'Now'
VP Records artist Romain Virgo is back with a breakout hit and new video for his current single ‘Now’, available everywhere Friday June 9th. The reggae crooner, whose last EP “Lifted” was released in 2015, gives fans a taste of his upcoming album with this dancehall flavored track. Produced by Maximum Sounds Production, on the Skank And Wave riddim, ‘Now’ is emerging as a summertime breakout hit. Filmed in Irish Town and Hope Gardens Kingston Jamaica, the video, produced by Ruption Design Studio was released on Romain’s VEVO Page Sunday,Read More
Spiritual Releases Video for 'Stand up to Rasta
New York, NY– VP Records artist Spiritual has released the video for ‘Stand Up to Rasta’, the first single off his debut album “Awakening”. Shot in various parts of New York City (Queens, Brooklyn), the video sends the message of staying true to one’s self despite pressures to mold into the corporate world. Directed by A1 Vision, the video has no shortage of beautiful shots of New York City’s landscape and Spiritual’s energetic and bold energy. Symbolism is displayed throughout the video, as what looks to be a simple gameRead More

Posted On June 10, 2017 By In Caribbean Cultural News

NTACs Gala 2017

A Salute to New York City’s Nonprofits and the Neighborhoods They Serve   June is Caribbean Heritage Month in the USA! Brooklyn Borough President, Eric Adams, Congressmen Ed Towns, Charles Rangel, Dr. Marcella Maxwell, Consul General Dr. Donna Hunte-Cox, Earl Phillips, Anthony Prudenti, Hon. Annette Robinson, and Al Sharpton(Pending) are expected to pay tribute to Mr. William Bill Howard who will receive NTAC’S Shirley Chisholm Spirit Award on June 13th, 2017   New York City’s nonprofits serve so many families and neighborhoods, but they often do not receive the creditRead More
Album Alert (6.30) | Chronixx Taps His Dad, Chicago Orchestra & More on Debut Album Chronology
“Evolution,” “uprising,” “continuation” and “Rastafari” are words used by the 24-year-old singer-songwriter Chronixx. These identifiers embody every nuance of his long-awaited debut Chronology, available June 30, 2017 on his label Soul Circle (Virgin/Universal distribution). They tell the story of a young Jamaican music prodigy whose conscious views of the world continue the legacy of reggae’s forebearers, yet also blazes a new path for traditional and non-traditional listeners. Since 2012, Chronixx has organically built that devoted fanbase, turning industry heads as one of Jamaica’s fastest, most-promising talents to represent the iconicRead More
JUNE 13 @ 6p.m. Brooklyn's Caribbean-American Experience, a book discussion
Press Release  http://www.bigdrumnation.com/   …A Community Discussion on East of Flatbush, North of Love… a clever and witty portrait of growing up in East Flatbush in the decades before gentrification… with Author Danielle Brown, Ph.D., Roger Toussaint, former president of the Transport Workers Union Local 100, and Dr. Lawrence Waldron, City College, CUNY.   PRAISE FOR DANIELLE BROWN’S EAST OF FLATBUSH, NORTH OF LOVE     “[T]his is a contemplative and amusing first-person reflection on community and identity in the West Indian-American enclave of East Flatbush before the devastating gentrifications of the past decadeRead More
In addition to the Caribbean MIRA will explore several renowned international destinations
P.O.S. Trinidad (Sonique Solutions) – In this current era where Caribbean nations have collectively put tourism at the forefront of their efforts for economic stability, independent media & production company Fu Family Films is gearing up to take viewers on a fantastic voyage throughout the islands with its latest travel series entitled ‘Mira’.   The first season of Mira will soon be aired within the region and will comprise 8 weekly thirty minute episodes. This new travel/tourism TV show promises to not only educate and entertain, but it will alsoRead More
MBJ Airports to host International Reggae Poster Contest awards and exhibition
Sangster International Airport operator MBJ Airports is pleased to announce it will host an awards ceremony and exhibition for the annual International Reggae Poster Contest on 17 November 2017.   The exhibition will feature the top 100 posters from the fifth annual contest, selected from among 1,270 entries submitted by 748 graphic designers representing 75 nations. The winning submissions can be seen on the competition’s website, www.reggaepostercontest.com.   The first place winner, Russian national Julia Egorova, has won a trip to Jamaica sponsored by MBJ Airports and the Spanish CourtRead More
UVI RTPark To Host VIP Investment Showcase During Caribbean Week In New York
The University of the Virgin Islands Research & Technology Park, (UVI RTPark), will celebrate Caribbean Week in New York and Caribbean American Heritage Month in the USA with a Big Apple VIP Investment Showcase Reception this June. The event is set to introduce the opportunities of the RTPark program to business leaders and key members of the Caribbean Diaspora in New York and highlight the many advantages to doing business with the RTPark program and the US Virgin Islands. The UVI RTPark program, established in 2002, is a specialist economicRead More
Grammy Nominated Jah Cure Returns with Video for 'Telephone Love'
Today reggae superstar, Jah Cure delivers the new video for ‘Telephone Love.’ Shot in the tropical island of Antigua, ‘Telephone Love’ is the first new single since his Grammy nominated and critically acclaimed album “The Cure.”   Directed by Justin “Jus Bus” Nation and Anderson “ATA” Andrew, the stunning visual includes drone shots of the lush Antiguan landscape while Jah Cure rides the open roads with his lady interest and an antique telephone in hand. Without taking himself too seriously, he playfully dances in front of a classic British redRead More
Chronixx Performs on Jools Holland Show in UK Tonight
CHRONIXX MAKES UK NATIONAL TV DEBUT  LATER…WITH JOOLS HOLLAND SHOW TONIGHT (5.30) Debut Album Chronology out June 30 Tonight (5.30), Chronixx performs “Skankin Sweet” on Later…with Jools Holland on BBC Two. His UK national TV debut follows his successful England tour run this May, boasting a number of sold-out shows across the country. “Skankin Sweet” is off his upcoming debut album Chronology (out June 30). WATCH NOW: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p054ghd4Read More
Culture's "Two Sevens Clash"- Deluxe Edition Available 6/9
Commemorating the 40th anniversary of the release of the seminal reggae classic “Two Sevens Clash” by Culture, VP Records will release a deluxe edition of the album on June 9th. The historic album became a cultural phenomenon in 1977, referencing Marcus Garvey’s predictions of chaos occurring on the date 7/7/1977. The song and album are today, among the most influential records in the reggae genre. Culture, the vocal trio comprising of lead singer Joseph Hill and harmony vocalists Albert Walker and Kenneth Dayes created the ten songs on the record with legendary producer Joe Gibbs. The message and intention in the music wasRead More
KONSHENS DROPS VIDEO FOR HIS NEW SINGLE “TURN ME ON” Jamaican Dancehall Star Performs This Sat. May 27 at Miami’s Best of Best Concert & on Sun. June 11 at NYC’s Annual Hot 97 Summer Jam   Fresh off his recent signing with EMPIRE and new collab with Chris Brown, Konshens drops more heat for the upcoming summer season. Watch his latest visual (directed by Jay Will) for his new single “Turn Me On,” available now on all digital platforms. The Jamaican dancehall star will perform the track this Sat. May 27 at Miami’s Best of Best Concert and on Sun. June 11 at NYC’s annual Hot 97 Summer Jam. SinceRead More
Ricardo Drue has been traveling from city to city, non stop since carnival 2017
Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago. May 24th, 2017———— A weekend reminder that rest and relaxation does exist. Soca heartthrob, Ricardo Drue spent last weekend on the beautiful island of St. Lucia where he bore witness to the marriage of two of his very close friends. It was a good reality check for the ‘Stamp Yuh Name’ singer whose been jetting across the region and internationally for months. With several projects high on his priority list, Ricardo shows no sign of slowing down and he admits, quality time with family is mostRead More
Historical Global Debut for Morgan Heritage's Critically Acclaimed Avrakedabra Album
“Avrakedabra is one heck of an album! Great harmonies, excellent arrangements and beau coup outstanding reggae tunes. After winning a Grammy, it’s difficult to surpass expectations. But Morgan Heritage pulled it off. This album is even better than the last.” – Huffington Post “Nearly 40 years after Marley has left the building, the reggae mantle has passed through the arch to this new generation that just plain scorches. A smoking reggae crew that has already hit it out of the park ups their game and comes in with a hotter, tighter setRead More
With all that’s going on in the world today we bring to you a brand new track that tackles the problem. It is entitled ‘Rumours of War’ by upcoming gospel reggae sensation, Moses Henry, featuring the veteran, Emrand Henry. This track was produced by JahLight Records and it is the official 1st single to be released from Moses’ upcoming EP which is called ‘Thankful’ that is slated for August. This project will be the first release from JahLight Records’ new exclusive distribution deal with VP Records’s very own, VPAL. ItRead More
GRAMMY MUSEUM SELECTS STUDENTS FOR GRAMMY CAMP IN NASHVILLE AND LOS ANGELES  
GRAMMY MUSEUM® SELECTS STUDENTS FOR GRAMMY CAMP® IN NASHVILLE AND LOS ANGELES Unique Summer Program Brings Together Youth With Outstanding Artists And Music Industry Professionals SANTA MONICA, Calif. (May 25, 2017)—The GRAMMY Museum® announced today that 119 talented high school students from 104 U.S. cities and 29 U.S. states have been selected as participants in the 13th annual GRAMMY Camp® program. The Museum’s signature music industry camp for U.S. high school students will be held in Nashville, Tenn., from May 30–June 3 at Belmont University, and in Los Angeles fromRead More
On its 20th year, the top selling Soca Gold compilation album by VP Records will be released at a time when soca is hotter than ever before. With an abundance of cultures embracing the Carnival season, along with soca influences being witnessed in many of today’s biggest contemporary pop hits, Soca Gold is destined to be the soundtrack to the summer. Pre-orders are available now and the album is available everywhere on June 23rd. The two-disc CD compilation includes 17 breakout hits including ‘No Name’ from Soca sensation Rupee featuringRead More
The first VP Records’ New Artist Showcase at Milk River in Brooklyn, NY was held on May 18, 2017. VP acts Spiritual and Addis Pablo plus VP Associated Label artists Prince Royal and Mark Balet performed songs from their latest projects to an audience of media and industry professionals. Headliner Spiritual made his debut performance in New York with a five song set including ‘Time Has Come’, Stand Up for Rasta’, the leading singles off his first album “Awakening”. The artist was in New York to shoot the video forRead More
  As part of the Today at Apple In-Store Initiative, VP Recording artist Christopher Martin did a live Q&A session and performance at the Apple Store in Williamsburg on Saturday May 20th. An hour earlier at the Apple Soho, songstress Estelle did a live Q&A and debuted her new reggae song ‘Love like Ours’ featuring Tarrus Riley, an exclusive track from VP Records forthcoming “Reggae Gold 2017” compilation album in stores July 21. Christopher Martin spoke candidly about his early stages in life, mentioning he grew up on country musicRead More
Heart of The Congos
A 40th anniversary edition of the iconic reggae album “Heart of the Congos” will be released by VP Records on June 9th. The album will be its most complete version for this edition. Produced by Lee “Scratch” Perry in 1977, the release was re-mastered by Kevin Metcalfe at the Soundmasters, UK and features the original mix with dubs, disco mixes and ‘Don’t Blame It On I’- a “missing track” discovered by Steve Barrow and David Katz in 1997. Christopher Chin of VP Music Group Inc. served as the Executive Producer of the project. First releasedRead More
Eesah Music and High Shelf Entertainment present “Main Volume” a song about brotherhood and keeping good company. “Anytime you see me, ah no me alone a walk”, Eesah sings of his crew and the support of his friends who stick close by no matter the destination, they are on the journey together. The single compliments Eesah’s catalogue while offering a series of melodies and instrumentals keen to fit his vocal delivery. “Main Volume” is available on all digital platforms. #datbadEesah High Shelf Entertainment is a dynamic duo from Toronto, Canada. Omar “Mari” Samuels andRead More