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  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
Growing up in war-torn Sri Lanka motivated Franklin Fernando to go to battle. But instead of taking up arms, he armed himself with a Fender Stratocaster. After relocating to Canada, Franklin branded himself as RasTamil – combining ‘Ras’ (Rastafarian) and ‘Tamils’ (Sri Lanka’s minority people) – and began making music that reflects the hope of cultures around the world coming together. In an effort to work with the best in the Reggae industry, RasTamil reached out to Bobby Digital, initially requesting that he mix a song for him, but toRead More
              Mastamind Productions Presents Da Spirits Soca Parang – Siparia Christmas Composed, produced and arranged by Shawn “Mastamind” Noel for Mastamind Productions. Executive Producers: Natasha Andrews & Shawn Noel.   Mastamind Productions is celebrating with their latest Soca Parang release titled “Siparia Christmas”. Producer/composer Shawn “Mastamind” Noel  takes us on a musical journey to his  hometown, Siparia with the delivery of a track  that he is dedicating to the memory of those musicians no longer with us, who have made immense contributions to the culture of Siparia and Trinidad & Tobago, including Hazel Noel, Daisy Voisin, LeroyRead More
Grammy-nominated, Jamaican jazz pianist and band leader,  Monty Alexander, is coming to the legendary Chicago Jazz Showcase later this month. Alexander and the Harlem-Kingston Express band, whose blend of music combines jazz seamlessly with the reggae genre of his homeland, will play the Chicago Jazz Showcase from November 24-27, 2016. Show times are 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. nightly. The Jazz Showcase is the oldest historic jazz club in Chicago, Illinois. It was founded in 1947 by Joe Segal and is now owned and operated by Wayne Segal, Joe Segal’sRead More
POS, Trinidad (Sonique Solutions) – In the lead up to Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival 2017, a fresh face and sound is emerging from within the Soca arena in the form of singer Na-o-mi Frederick who is gearing up to create a cultural impact with her debut track ‘Waiting For Carnival’.   Since its release, the song that’s been putting a vintage spin on modern day Soca music has garnered the young performer positive attention and fantastic feedback from Soca fans due to her powerful vocals and the track’s old schoolRead More
QUEEN IFRICA WILL RELEASE HER THIRD STUDIO ALBUM  CLIMB IN 2017 ON VP RECORDS Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley Featured on Opening Track    The Reggae Songstress Will Showcase New Album in NYC on Nov 16   The Jamaican award-winning singer, songwriter and social activist Queen Ifrica returns with her new studio album Climb in January 2017 on VP Records.  The lyrical crusader calls for global change on the album and rallies comrades like Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley on the opening hip-hop tinged track “Truvosation.”   She touches on key social issuesRead More
Garnet Silk Jr. teams up with Sammy Wilk “Lady Divine” video released on Reggaeville   Garnet Silk Jr. released his new video ‘Lady Divine’ on top reggae website Reggaeville.com.   We all know the legendary Garnet Silk who passed away at a young age, leaving us with great memorable reggae music.   His Son Garnet Silk jr has stepped in his Fathers footprints and is making great reggae Music since he was only 13 years old.   Today I would love to share Garnets brand new video Lady Divine ft.Read More
WORLD PREMIERE – OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO TAJ WEEKES & ADOWA LET YOUR VOICE BE AS LOUD AS YOUR SILENCE     Roots reggae group Taj Weekes & Adowa is proud to announce the premiere of their second music video, “Let your voice be as loud as your silence” from their 5th album, “Love, Herb & Reggae.”  As a poet and a humanitarian, Weekes has always catered his music to the struggle of mankind against oppression.  The song, which is the first on the album, is an argument against passivity and aRead More
Kingston, Jamaica: It came as a surprise for eight-year-old Aljarno Patric Campbell and his family when his artwork ‘Radiant Earth’ was selected to be used as the graphic for tickets to the second staging of Mount Plenty Organics’ Farm to Table charity event: A Fusion of Food Art and Goodwill. “I’m just so proud of him,” says his grandmother Pamela Brown. “It’s a shame his mother never got a chance to see how talented he is.”     Aljarno’s mother succumbed to her cancer diagnosis less than three years ago.Read More
Reggae and Dancehall Rising Star Rob Diesel Releases “Ocean View”   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (MPR Consulting) – For rising recording artist Rob Diesel, the latter part of 2016 has been nothing but affirmative as the Rasta in America has seen the release of breakthrough single and video “My Love” received to positive feedback from music industry and rave reviews from his growing fans.   Rob Diesel’s whose motto states “Bringing life to music with party vibes and positivity ” has followed up with yet another hit bound track with “Ocean View”. The dancehall singleRead More
MPR Consulting – Delivering a positive message of love & unity, Hawaiian based roots & reggae band The Lambsbread are known for their conscious message. It is a family affair as band founders Kaya and Nadia are joined by two of Their children. Hawaii’s youngest professional reggae musicians, 16 year old Samuel Levi on the drums with his brother of 12 years, Jacob Selassie on the keyboards. The conscious musical family has recently released a stirring and inspirational single titled “World Peace Before 2021” which in itself has become aRead More
David Kirton carries Barbados with him wherever he travels.  “Barbados is where the stories of my music are from, when I share a piece of me, I share a piece of home”. His new single ‘I Won’t Forget‘ fills a space held close to our hearts. A space reserved for works of art, poems and songs, Universal values  that speak of tradition, love, history and ways of life held dear for generations.   ‘I Won’t Forget‘ was recorded in Barbados at Canefield Studios, a mere 200 yards from the NewtonRead More
World famous dance icons, Les Twins are heading to Trinidad and Tobago on November 12th for ISLANDHOP 2016. The identical twin brothers; Laurent and Larry Bourgeois are two of the most successful and established dancers having accumulated over 100 million views online. The mind blowing new-styles dancing duo from France have toured with Beyonce and Jay Z during their world tours and have danced for Nicki Minaj, Snoop Dogg, Drake, Chris Brown, Kanye West, Meghan Trainor and Missy Elliot among others. Their list of commercial campaigns is also lengthy havingRead More
Kingston, JA: Some of biggest stars in the reggae industry including singer Beres Hammond, Capleton, Chronixx, Etana, Nadine Sutherland, Ibamar, Lloyd Parks and Queens Ifrica were in attendance at a private reception on Heroes Day, at the Pavilion at Hope Gardens in Kingston, Jamaica to honor VP Records’ executive Christopher ‘Chris’ Chin. Earlier that morning, Chin was the recipient of the Order of Distinction in the rank of Commander (CD) from the government of Jamaica for outstanding work in the music industry both locally and internationally.   Chris has accomplishedRead More