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After its landmark 2016 & 2017 editions, the Estate 101 All-Inclusive returns to appease the needs of the premium partying public at its lush Maraval, P.O.S. venue on Saturday 10th February 2018.   This event is not only geared to be the perfect occasion for both local and visiting Carnival enthusiasts to mix, mingle and let loose in a first-rate venue but also presents a perfect partying platform for those priming up to hit the road on Carnival Monday & Tuesday. As done for the previous fetes, the Estate 101Read More
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago January 25, 2018: With intriguing flair synonymous with the stylish brand, Campari has launched its Caribbean Campaign Come Together in Trinidad & Tobago. The campaign’s key visual was presented at a launch on Wednesday, January 24 at the VAS Lounge in Port of Spain. The brand is distributed in Trinidad and Tobago by AMCO, and its brand influencers are “The Viking” Bunji Garlin, and dancehall sensation Shenseea currently for the region. The television commercial follows an alluring woman, played by media personality Amita Persaud-Webb, who personifiesRead More
February 4th 2018 will see the inaugural edition of the annual ‘Pan Inclusive’. This ultra-premium pan lime will combine all the best elements of a true Trinbagonian all-inclusive fete experience while placing emphasis on the islands’ one of a kind cultural facets namely Steelpan, Soca and supreme cuisine. The Government Campus Plaza in Port-Of-Spain will come alive with the sweet melodies of pan music, the pulsating energy of Soca and an eclectic range of culinary delights to officially kick off the festivities of T&T’s famed Carnival week. The Pan InclusiveRead More
Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley’s “Stony Hill” album won the Best Reggae album category last night at the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Up against contenders Chronixx, Common Kings, J Boog and Morgan Heritage, Marley’s win marks his 4th GRAMMY Award. Having previously won “Best Urban Alternative Performance” for his groundbreaking acclaimed single “Welcome to Jamrock” and others for Best Reggae Album for his studio albums “Welcome to Jamrock” and “Half Way Tree,” the accolade is another high point in the brilliant career of the singer/ songwriter and son of reggae legendRead More
Reggae artist Jah9’s new single “Feel Good” is out today. The song premiered on YouTube and Soundcloud in November and is now available for streaming and download everywhere. The song which states “Things that make your body feel good” in the melodic hook puts an emphasis on the notion of self-love and self-care. “We must examine the things we put into our bodies and minds and ensure that they add value and do not take away our strength and peace,” said Jah9 on the meaning of the lyrics. “In aRead More
Ras Michael & The Sons of Negus’ “None a Jah Jah Children” will be available on VP Records/Greensleeves on January 26th. Originally released in 1975, “None A Jah Jah Children” joins two classic albums “Rastafari” and “Kibir-Am-Lak” together. Produced by Tommy Cowan in the 1970’s, the two-disc 2018 release includes bonus vocal tracks and four dubs re-mastered by Kevin Metcalfe. Including title track “None a Jah Jah Children’, Birds in the Treetop’, ‘Glory Dawn’ and more the album is made sound system ready by Tommy Cowan’s Talent Corporation with theRead More
On the eve of taking part in twice Grammy nominated artist JBoog’s “L.O.E” (Love Over Everything) 2018 Tour which kicks off February 10th in California, international reggae star Etana has revealed the cover art and track listing of her highly anticipated “REGGAE FOREVER” album. As the title suggest, “REGGAE FOREVER” does just that. Music industry insiders that have previewed the album, have agreed in unison that the album is deemed to become a classic, and that reggae music is well alive now and forever as the 14 tracks deliver topics that run the gamutRead More
POS, Trinidad (Sonique Solutions) – The St. Mary’s College Past Pupils Association has undoubtedly outdone itself with another unforgettable edition of its annual all-inclusive Carnival fundraiser as “Fete with the Saints” 2018 was another sold-out success. The beloved premium all-inclusive event has throughout the years evolved into a must-go affair with fete enthusiasts clamouring for its highly coveted tickets from as early December. This year the fete that was held at the St. Mary’s College grounds boasted the very best in top-notch décor, a free-flowing ambiance with strategically placed bars,Read More
There are times when words alone are not enough. In those moments where the perfect expression of soulful feeling is called for, a song, just the right one, can convey your exact inner emotions as it creates a special mood. With this creative goal in mind, Pressure Busspipe ft R.City present “Slow Motion”, a melodic gift. A release, which instantly sets the ambiance to romance, causing bodies to combine and ignite with the kind of uncontrollable friction so many in the world crave. Produced by Deli Banger and Precision ProductionsRead More
VP Records artist Bunji Garlin and dancehall vixen Shenseea, have collaborated right in time for the peak period of Trinidad & Tobago’s 2018 Carnival Season with a remix to his 2017 hit single “Big Bad Soca”, out on February 2nd. Produced by Jus Now, the fusion of Shenseea’s energetic vocals with Bunji’s iconic captivating sound gives listeners a 3-minute earful of carnival vibes. Bunji Garlin has had a stellar 2017 with the release of his VP Records chart topping album “Turn Up” in September along with a carnival season runRead More
Sport can change minds; Sport can change lives. The 2018 Carnival, the Centre of attention in Trinidad & Tobago at present, one Sport & Cultural Club is beckoning the general public to attend their 2018 fundraiser, “The Ultimate Seaside Cooler Fete”, the proceeds of which will be directed to the development of youth in Trinidad & Tobago. Paragon Sports & Cultural Club, located at 2 Foreshore Lands, at the border of Cocorite and Westmoorings, is one of the oldest Sports & Cultural Clubs, founded in 1947 by a group ofRead More
An eclectic all-star lineup of artists, musicians, actors, and comedians will take the stage as presenters at the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards®. This year’s presenters include 18-time GRAMMY® winner Tony Bennett, current GRAMMY nominee Dave Chappelle, three-time GRAMMY winner and current nominee Kelly Clarkson, professional football player Victor Cruz, GRAMMY winner Eve, current GRAMMY nominee Jim Gaffigan, actress Katie Holmes, previous GRAMMY nominee Nick Jonas, actress Anna Kendrick, 15-time GRAMMY winner Alicia Keys, 10-time GRAMMY winner John Legend, actor Shemar Moore, comedian and television host Trevor Noah, current GRAMMY nomineeRead More
Even in the most crowded reggae party, men and women still couple up when the selector plays “I Feel Good.” Whether it’s the slow tempo, the sensual lyrics, or his raspy voice, Beres Hammond has become synonymous with lovers’ rock.  Although he has made music across genres in his over 30-year career, Hammond is best known for tunes like “She Loves Me Now,” “They Gonna Talk,” and his international breakout hit “What One Dance Can Do.” Now, the 62-year-old Jamaican crooner is back to prove he still knows all about romance. HisRead More
Caught up in the year-to-year grind, too many have forgotten the true owners of Carnival… The people. Masqueraders have missed Power Soca and have raised their voices calling for it to again be front and center in the Mas. Today, a team of fearless game changers answers the call, bringing the people’s desires to full fruition. AdvoKit Productions, P.A.G.E., Smash Productions, along with Precision Productions, are releasing a pulse racing EP, aptly called the Power Generation, in tribute to our peers and supporters whose vocal commands are now transformed intoRead More
High Society Reggae  A selection of tunes to accompany only the highest grade herbal refreshment for the pickiest aficionado. #movingonup ‘Playlist Cover: Gyptian’ Dub For Your Head Dub For Your Head is a collection of tunes, with huge reverbs, trippy tape delays, and heavy bass. Staying true to the Dub Rockers mission, this playlist includes everything from the foundation to the most recent creations in Dub music. Surf Reggae Focus on pulling into the next barrel and let us focus on curating the perfect playlist for your next session. SurfRead More
Dub Rockers, an imprint of VP Records, is proud to announce that beginning Wednesday, January 10th in Buffalo, NY, Raging Fyah will be a special guest act on Rebelution’s 2018 Winter Greens Tour. The tour will run through the end of February and include over twenty dates with stops in Pittsburg, Nashville, Detroit, Chicago, New Orleans, Dallas and more. Raging Fyah have become trailblazers in the reggae industry with a 2016 Grammy nomination for their album “Everlasting” as well as launching a strain of their own Cannabis titled Everlasting Cush,Read More
Today dancehall queen Spice has released the new video for ‘Duffle Bag’. Directed by Xtreme Arts and Spice herself, the video is the perfect visual for the song which showcases Spice’s versatility in not only dancehall but also hiphop. Spice keeps the hits coming with recent video releases for ‘Robot Wine’, ‘Hooku Wine/Couple Up’, Mega hit No Worries with D’Angel and more. She was also featured in Vogue magazine following her Reggae Sumfest performance.Read 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, just in time for Reggae Month and Black History Month, on February 2nd and 9th 2018, 17 North Parade, an imprint of VP Records will present his greatest hits in a double anthology series. Reggae music lovers will experience his dancehall offerings on Volume 1: “X-tra Wicked” out on February 2nd. On February 9th, the best of his roots reggae and lovers rock catalog will beRead More
VP Records and Ghetto Youths International are proud to announce the release of the Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley vinyl LP of Stony Hill out today. The Vinyl LP set follows the albums #1 debut on the Billboard Reggae Chart in July, as well as the albums recent GRAMMY® nomination of the CD and digital configurations. Manufactured and distributed by VP Records, the deluxe two-disc, colored vinyl set includes a glossy 48-page color booklet featuring exclusive photograph of Stony Hill landscapes and candid’s of Damian by photographer Brian Cross/Mochilla. The booklet alsoRead More
The 2018 Hillview College Old Boys’ Association (HOBA) All-Inclusive certainly captured the high standard set by its 2017 edition and brought a fresh vibrancy to the T&T Carnival atmosphere which pleased all ages of its party’s patrons. With its unique blend of entertainment and premium offerings, ‘Soca with HOBA’ 2018 attracted both seasoned fete-goers as well as several Carnival newbies to dance the night away at the Centre of Excellence in Trinidad. The committee of past pupils pulled out all the stops in creating a festive yet comfortable ambience. AttendeesRead More
The Virginia Key Grassroots Festival of Music & Dance is pleased to announce the lineup for their 7th annual event taking place February 21 – 25, 2018 at the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park and throughout the City of Miami. With the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairsand the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the festival will host camping at the island starting Tuesday and nightly events at different venues around the city of Miami Wednesday through Friday before moving all programming to the island Saturday and Sunday. Featuring aRead More
In yet another unprecedented and historical move, 2016 GRAMMY award winning and 2018 GRAMMY nominated Morgan Heritage’s companies Golden CBD Water will host a pre-GRAMMY event. The high profile GRAMMY festivities such as Clive Davis’ annual party have become a staple of the music filled events ahead of the coveted ceremony, but the first ever in NY honoring the Reggae nominees. Notables from all facets of the Caribbean diaspora will intertwine, mix and mingle with mainstream media, sports figures, politicians and business figures to not only celebrate Morgan Heritage’s achievements, but to honorRead More
‘Carnival’ from “Havana Meets Kingston” to be Featured in the Evening’s Program The journey that began at the Miramar Cultural Center returns for two shows, 3 PM and 8 PM, following capacity-crowd performances at Miami’s Arsht Center, Ft. Lauderdale’s Parker Playhouse, and Broward’s Bailey Hall. Rhythms of Africa is a musical journey that describes the movement of ancient rhythms sprung from the souls of vibrant cultures and carried by hand and heart from Africa to the Caribbean, South America, and the New World. Within this special evening, they will haveRead More
Born Nevado Wellington, in St. Catherine Jamaica home to notable artists like Christopher Martin, Spice, and Tony Curtis. As with his predecessors, Nevado sought to showcase his musical talents in church, at school, and local competitions such as the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission’s performing arts festival. Although not professionally trained, Nevado’s drive would lead him to open for Grammy Award winning reggae group Morgan Heritage in Hartford, Connecticut and to become band leader and pianist of Future Vibration band. From a tender age it was evident that Nevado had aRead More
For Carnival 2018, the Bishop Anstey High School (BAHS) Old Hilarians’ Association received a major boost from local special events venue Estate 101 for the staging of its annual all-inclusive fundraiser.  The 2018 Bishop’s all-inclusive fete which usually takes place on the school’s Keate Street, P.O.S. compound was this year held at Estate 101 in Maraval. As venue sponsor for this year’s fundraiser, the Estate 101 staff was pleased to lend its lush, luxurious location to this event which has previously aided with the construction of the Anstey building (whichRead More