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Tropicalfete is once again inviting you to a great day of cultural vibe, arts and entertainment for this year’s Caribbean Cultural Showcase on June 25, 2017 (Sunday) from 2PM to 4PM. This is to be held at Von King Park – Almira Kennedy Coursey Amphitheatre, 670 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216 (Marcy Ave., Tompkins Ave.) The audience will be taken on a cultural journey that includes dance, theater, masquerade, steel pan music, spoken word, live band and stilting.   Thanks to the generous support of New York City Council MemberRead More

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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
Students from Tropicalfete’s Steel Pan Ensemble getting their awards at Tropicalfete’s Coundown a Free Musical Gift to the Community held at Brooklyn Music School Play HouseRead 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
On the heels of closing the year with a successful tour alongside Grammy winning Morgan Heritage, billboard charting artist K’Coneil will be arriving in Toronto at the end of January for approximately a two week stint as he takes on the central-east coast of Canada. Besides the obvious strong Caribbean diaspora in Canada, along with the influence of reggae and dancehall in mainstream music displayed in such hits as “Sorry” by Canadian native Justin Bieber, or Tory Lanez various hits, Canada is a melting pot of music and culture whichRead More
VP RECORDS MUSIC GROUP MAKES MARK IN 2016 & LOOKS FORWARD TO 2017   As 2016 comes to an end, VP Records Music Group shines and looks forward to another great year.   VP Records is proud to have three albums Jah 9’s 9, Raging Fyah’s Everlasting and We Remember Dennis Brown compilation on Billboard’s 10 Best Reggae Albums of 2016 selected by critic Rob Kenner. The list also includes two titles, Mr. Vegas’ This Is Dancehall & Beenie Man’s Unstoppable, from VP Records’ distribution arm VPAL. Read article: http://www.billboard.com/articles/events/year-in-music-2016/7633142/billboards-10-best-reggae-albums-of-2016-critics-picks   OkayPlayer’s Caribbean site LargeUp.com celebratesRead More
Machel Montano will once again create waves at the Queen’s Park Savannah in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad at the 2017 edition of Army Fete- the most anticipated carnival fete bar none. Confirmation comes today from organizers who are working feverishly at this time to put all systems in place for the show, which sees thousands assemble to fete till sun up at this major annual event. Tickets for Army Fete went on sale at October’s end and organizers say, the response has been very good. With Machel’s confirmed attendance, it is anticipatedRead More
His father’s passing a few months ago could have been reason enough for entertainer, Devon Matthews to bury himself and forget the world around him. So close was he to his dad, Selwyn Matthews that his world seemed to have suddenly fallen apart when the man who had given him life, had made his departure to the unknown. Fast forward to November 2016 however, and Matthews says he has found strength in a unique musical opportunity that features the vocal power of the beautiful, Ella Andall- a woman revered asRead More
CHRONIXX ANNOUNCES HIS 2017 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR & TITLE OF DEBUT ALBUM Chronology Slated for Early 2017 Release  WATCH First Visual “Majesty” From Album (Pitchfork Premiere) Jamaican roots artist Chronixx, a pioneering force in the contemporary reggae movement, is proud to announce his biggest tour to date and his debut album title, both named Chronology. This year alone, Chronixx & Zincfence Redemption Band headlined tours in Africa, Japan, Europe and North America and rocked major festival shows like Coachella (USA), Austin City Limits (USA), Lovebox (UK) and One Love (Italy) as well as supported the iconic UK rock band Stone Roses at Manchester City FootballRead More
Caribbean Christmas Songs and playlists are unique, with reggae, zouk, parang and soca carols mixing seamlessly with American standards and Kwansa riddims. ‘ Last minute Christmas Shopping’ is a bouncy, humorous, melodic reggae track that happens to be a true story for Kirton, as every year he battles Bridgetown traffic on Christmas Eve for his gift selections! David Kirton has earned the title of Barbados’s Reggae Godfather, he is a multiple Barbados Music Award Winner, critically acclaimed songwriter, and touring artist. Anderson Armstrong is celebrated Calypsonian, a multiple finalist inRead More
“A MUSICAL EXPERIENCE BASED ON AMAZEMENT” Usually when it comes to bumpers, quantity is preferred over quality. Not however, for 2017. Imagine instead, one wine that keeps you yearning for more in fetes, on the road, and for years to come, always enticing and spine tingling in touch and movement. The desire for that kind of experience was the inspiration for this C.L. Productions and Precision Productions release. Working in sync the two camps shaped a musical experience based on amazement, attraction, and probably a few lasting memories to giveRead More
  As promised by the management of the SAO Soca Awards Ltd./Soca Awards Organization, Inc. [SAO] is pleased to announce the Nominees for the 13 annual iSA fete/ceremony and the launch of www.socanonstop.com. iSA 13 is being promoted to the world as the Premier Soca Event (PSE) and to mark the Old Year’s Celebration also the start of 2017 carnival season. This year iSA will be featuring Twenty-five (25) categories highlighting some of the Caribbean greats. Everyone has a chance to cast their VOTES for their favorites in each categoryRead More
Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley  Announces 4th Annual “Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise” Set to Kick Off November 13-18, 2017 2016 Cruise Completely Sold Out For Third Year in a Row! ‘Jamrock’ Announces Full Lineup with Performances by Reggae’s Most Renowned Artists and Sound Systems NEW Album Stony Hill to Release Early 2017 “With its comprehensive presentation of Jamaican music, The Welcome to Jamrock Cruise has in three years developed from an untested concept for reggae into, arguably, the genre’s premier event.” – Billboard  “…a five-night pilgrimage from Miami to Jamaica,Read More
After an absence of many years Rapso-Fusion band Chantwell returns in concert with Ragga ‘bad boys’ 3Suns this Friday 9th December 2016 at the Big Black Box theatre on Murray St. Woodbrook from 8pm– 2am. Titled ‘Rebel Music’ the concert is twinned with the launch of Generation LION Jouvay’s 2017 band called ‘Root and Branch Jouvay featuring Rebel Soldiers.’ Accompanied by multi-media projections the party begins with DJ Shawn spinning vinyl ‘Old-School’ music from 8pm. The live bands play between 10pm- 12am, and then DJs Shane & Mika take theRead More
  RAGING FYAH NOMINATED FOR 2017 GRAMMY FOR BEST REGGAE ALBUM 2017 World Tour Kicks off in Jan. with Tribal Seeds in U.S. Followed by Europe Run with UB40 in May BBC Radio Nominates Band for Freshman Session 2017 New Video “Dash Wata” Airing on BET Soul VP Records is pleased to announce that Raging Fyah has been nominated for their acclaimed album Everlasting in the Best Reggae Album category at the 59th Grammys®. The band continues to prove how their distinct roots reggae sound is making a major impactRead More
Christopher ‘Tambu’ Herbert will forever be a legend in the Soca music industry. His voice lives in records that have made carnival lovers world over, sway infectiously, time and time again. Even as the year 2017 looms, his name is being spoken of- this as one of Soca music’s most vocal supporters who doubles up as an artiste and triples as a radio personality, pays homage to Tambu in music, reviving a song that in 1989 stole the Road March title in Trinidad and Tobago. “This is my expression ofRead More
After months of negotiations CaribDirect Multi-Media is pleased to announce Jamaican musician, celebrity chef and TV presenter Levi Roots will be participating in Grace Foods Jus’ Caribbean Festival 2017 by giving an inspirational speech at the Grace Foods Caribbean Food and Drink Conference 2017.   Billed for Friday 18th August 2017 at Lambeth College in south London Grace Foods Caribbean Food and Drink Conference 2017 is intended to address several matters that affect trade and investment in both the Caribbean and UK Diaspora. Issues such as, Due diligence in foodRead More
    Song Title: IT START Vocals by: MR. DIESEL Writing & Composed by: Colin Jackman Bounce Back Riddim Music Recorded at: Bounce Back Studio Produced & Arranged by: Wendell Boynes Musical Artistic Doctor: Colin Jackman Mixed & Mastered at: Magma Music Group by Adrian Bailey Vocals Recorded at: Magma Music Group Back Ground Vocals by: Mr. Diesel & Maritza Executive Producers: Colin Jackman & Wendell Boynes All Artwork and Animation created by Colin Jackman Copyright by: COTT 2016-2017Read More
Grammy Award-Winners Morgan Heritage Announces “Back To Basics” Promo Tour   Music fans worldwide were recently delighted when critically acclaimed reggae band Morgan Heritage announced the upcoming release of “Strictly Roots, the Deluxe Edition” just in time for the holiday season. The hit filled 2016 Grammy winner for Best Reggae Album now available for pre-order, will be released December 9th featuring 4 bonus songs and 3 remixes. As Mojo Morgan previously stated, “We’d like this Deluxe Edition of Strictly Roots to light up everyone’s holiday season with love from ourRead More
The month of December 2016 sees Silver Shadow Performing Arts Academy celebrating its 25th Silver Jubilee Anniversary as a Cultural Organization which has contributed tremendously to culture and dance in St. Lucia.   Silver Shadow Performing Arts Academy in celebration of its Anniversary has scheduled a number of activities in celebration of this historic milestone. To kick off the celebrations, there is an Official Press Lunch to be held at the Cultural Development Foundation Conference Room, Thursday December 1st at 10 am.    This is designed to highlight and unveil theRead More
GETOVERHER DELIVERS “HOOP NOSE RING” NOISEY PREMIERE DEBUT ALBUM BLACKWATCHSAD OUT NOW “It’s a true collage of styles celebrating femininity with a certain cheeky sex appeal.” – NOISEY GETOVERHER a.k.a. Jason Scott Henderson, the multifaceted musician from New York City who DJs, raps, and sings, takes note of the physical attributes that distinguish his female muse. NOISEY points out “Hoop Nose Ring” is “an ode to the beautiful and diverse women of New York City (and thus the world).” “Hoop Nose Ring,” is the third single from GETOVERHER’s debut album, BLACKWATCHSAD,Read More
“Spins The World in Colorful Chaos”   Sometimes it is all about a nice slow wine, in other moments the vibe keeps you jumping higher and higher. But, to really feel Carnival coursing through your soul, you need that one song that reminds you, truthfully during this time of year, you have absolutely “No Broughtupsy”.   The Precision team dug deep into the core building blocks of Soca to produce this release. Earthy melodic layers work alongside a heavy bass line to free hidden primal instincts that compel bodies toRead More
Antigua will be represented in a big way come Carnival 2017 in Trinidad and Tobago- this as there’s confirmation today that one of the Soca music industry’s beautiful and talented female entertainers will join the ranks of the Roy Cape band ahead of Carnival 2017.   Together with the band’s already accomplished entertainers, Blaxx and Ricardo Drue who, as it happens, was born in Antigua, female heartthrob, Tizzy will excite fans of soca music when she lends her amazing vocals to the Roy Cape set in 2017. The Roy CapeRead More