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RudeBwoy 3ntertainment presents the 7th annual Island Reggae Festival held Saturday, July 14, 2018 at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds in San Jose, California. With two stages of music with live reggae, pop and R& B from around the Pacific Rim & Jamaica, Other activities include an Island Dance Showcase with troupes from varied Polynesian cultures and an Island Tattoo expo, a free Diabetes Awareness clinic and unlimited carnival rides for children. Held offsite at a local athletic field is the annual Youth Rugby 7’s tournament. The gates open atRead More
On Saturday June 16th 2018, The Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival will hold their annual Taste of Jerk Kick-Off event at the VP Records retail Store in Jamaica Queens. The event is the official media launch to inform the public of the various performers, food vendors and entertainment they can expect at the festival taking place Sunday July 22nd at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens from 12-8pm. The press conference and food competition is held from 12-2pm, while the public can participate in the festivities which includes a live remote byRead More
With over 13 million streams last year, over 156 million YouTube views and currently 1.5 million + monthly Spotify followers, Protoje is at the forefront of an exciting resurgence of conscious Jamaican music and taking his sound worldwide. “Bout Noon” is the latest video from his anticipated album A Matter Of Time, out June 29, 2018. Protoje says of the video, “The song speaks for itself and the message and mood is pretty straightforward. It speaks of sacrifice, time-apart from loved ones, and wanting to re-connect and spend time. With the video, we wanted to draw comparison toRead More
SIERRA NEVADA WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL IN BOONVILLE, CA, JUNE 22-24, FEATURES WORLD-CLASS REGGAE & WORLD MUSIC ARTISTS, AND MORE, AT THE BEAUTIFUL MENDOCINO COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS   Celebrate the Summer Solstice with Roots and Culture at SNWMF25 Beres Hammond, Tarrus Riley, Steel Pulse, more! Long-heralded as one of California’s premier reggae festivals, Sierra Nevada World Music Festival in Boonville, CA is a great way to kick off your summer. Epiphany Artists is proud to present the 25th annual Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, which takes place June 22-24 at the Mendocino CountyRead More
US-based reggae artiste Chabano Nkani tells a compelling story of love and romance with his latest single, Let Me Hold You. The soulful reggae track was released early this year as a part of his 13 tracks debut album, Paradise, and is available for purchase on iTunes and other digital outlets. Chabano Nkani expressed that this track is very dear to him because it is based on real life experience, where he met a young lady who he wanted to pursue romantically but was just unsure of how to approach her, soRead More
2018 marks the 25th anniversary of the iconic compilation series Reggae Gold. Now available for pre-ordersand out July 27th everywhere, this milestone will be celebrated with a throwback mixtape by the legendary RoryStoneLove, featuring classic reggae jams from the likes of Maxi Priest, Capleton, Buju Banton, Beres Hammond and more from Reggae Gold albums in the 90’s. 1993 marked the first year in the series and it has since solidified its place of importance in the culture, being the premier compilation album for the latest and best in reggae and dancehall each year. Reggae Gold 2018’sRead More
With a few days away from the 3rd Annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival in Washington, D.C., on Sunday June 10th, anticipation is building as patrons prepare to not only feast on delicious jerk cuisine but also immerse themselves in Caribbean culture as they enjoy a variety of entertainment scheduled for this year. Along with the entertainment, the faces for this year’s celebrity Quick Fire Cook-off have just been announced and there will be no shortage of excitement with big personalities Elephant Man and DJ Ricky Platinum competing in the ShoppersRead More
Over five decades of performances and more than 70 CDs later, award-winning Jamaican jazz maestro, Monty Alexander, is still thrilling jazz fans and introducing newbies to the genre with style. And this June, he is getting ready to do it all over again, as he gears up for a busy National Caribbean American Heritage Month in the United States. The man, who singer extraordinaire, Tony Bennett, has declared put on one of the “best jazz shows” he has ever seen, is getting ready to play venues across the US asRead More

Posted On June 8, 2018 By In Caribbean Cultural News

June 1, 2018 (Toronto, On.) – Hello June! It’s time to kick off the summer with Ms Paige’s first soca single for 2018, entitled AH DOH WANT YUH MAN, produced by Adrian Bailey of Sky Studios & Sky Jamz Productions. Ah Doh Want Yuh Man is written and performed by Ms Paige and featured on the Stick Sweetie Riddim brought to you by St. Vincent’s own Adrian Bailey – the mega producer behind Kevin Lyttle’s global hit, “Turn Me On” along with countless Vincy soca monarch, ragga soca monarch, andRead More
The song Challenge takes on a party monarch feel.  As the name suggests it challenges dancers to engage in a fun dancing competition with the winner being the most talented and bravest dancer of all. It encourages women to step out and “wine up” and be sexy as the male onlookers admire. As it says, once you up for the challenge then you are ready to go!   Gyul if yuh up for the challenge Doh fraid gyul Ya say yuh body got talent Go brave gyul Ah want yuhRead More
Today, Bebble Rock Music & Ghetto Youths International release the official visual for one of the highly talked about singles and the title track off Kabaka Pyramid’s debut album – “Kontraband” ft. Damian “Jr Gong” Marley. Focused on smuggling the message of righteousness, justice, awareness through his music, Kabaka Pyramid is adamant on delivering a potent type of music to the ears of the people. Too often the music with a message of up-liftment is not shared and more often silenced from the masses, therefore he is prepared to push it like a contraband. In theRead More
St. Georges, Grenada (Sonique Solutions) – In keeping with its mission to continually provide top quality events to the Grenadian Carnival landscape, the diligent team at Spice Addiction Entertainment (SAE) will once again be bringing forth its premium event line-up during week leading up to the 2018 edition of the famous ‘Spicemas’.   As demand for Grenada’s Spicemas continues to grow at an increasing pace and the reputation of the unique festival attributes continue to spread globally, SAE continues to be a key element in assisting the development and promotionRead More
Montreal International Reggae Fest (MIRF) is blessed to have some of the most dedicated, supportive and loyal fans in North America.  Fans have stood beside this premiere cultural event from day 1 when it was a handful of patrons, and continued to grow into the thousands.  MIRF has been held at the precious location of Park Jean Drapeau, to The Old Port. This year, 2018, MIRF will be on hiatus. What was scheduled to be the 15th anniversary this year will be put on hold until next year, 2019.  ItRead More
“K’coneil and Stonebwoy intertwine creative melodies and fun lyrics over a groovy track.  Aptly titled Balance, the song highlights the coming together of Jamaica’s next break out international star, K’coneil and StoneBwoy, Ghana’s biggest Dancehall export.” NY, JA, GH (MPR Consulting) – Since creating his own lane with his “genre fluid” sound, JUNO nominated recording artist K’Coneil is often asked to explain the latter, “it is the ability to float in and out of different genres”, the budding star explains but demonstrates it better through his music such as his latest hit bound track “Balance” featuringRead More
One of dancehall’s leading contemporary artistes is on his way to Trinidad and Tobago for the highly anticipated and much talked about Inferno concert being held on Saturday at the Jean Pierre Complex. Busy Signal’s been creating major waves in the hemisphere and further afield in the past few weeks, having teamed up with Brazil’s MC KevinHo on a track called ‘Loko’, that’s also shared with Brazil’s Tropikal Bass Killers and the prolific, Major Lazer. The Jamaican Singjay recently represented his homeland in Brazil where Brazil’s MTV Awards took place.Read More

Posted On June 5, 2018 By In Caribbean Cultural News

BIRTHDAYS

Julian Marley June 4 Mikey Dread June 4 Joe Higgs June 3, 1940- December 18, 1999 Junior Reid June 6 Serani June 7Read More

Posted On June 5, 2018 By In Caribbean Cultural News

Female dancehall entertainer Spice is beaming with pride after she received tremendous support from her fellow female entertainers at the launch of her women empowerment foundation. On Sunday, Spice launched the Grace Hamilton Women Empowerment Foundation surrounded by top notch female strength in the likes of Former Miss World Lisa Hanna, current Miss Jamaica Universe Davina Bennett, and female entertainers Queen Ifrica, Cecile, D’Angel and Ikaya. The first order of business for Spice’s GHWEF foundation, was the presentation of a $300,000 cheque to a promising young lady to offset theRead More
MULLUM Music Festival has released its first artist announcement for their 11th event. Travelling from all corners of the world to rock Mullumbimby, one of the artists announced is Jamaican mystical reggae, dancehall and dub artist Jah9. Janine Elizabeth Cunningham, known as Jah9, was born in Montego Bay in Saint James, Jamaica. Her father was a Baptist minister and her mother was a teacher and social worker. She spent much of her childhood in Falmouth, Trelawny, but in 1991 the family moved to Kingston. After a period studying at university,Read More
VP Records is proud to announce the signing of London based artist and producer Culan. Culan came to the attention of VP Records A&R Richard “Shams” Browne in the process of compiling the VP Records compilation Strictly The Best Vol. 57 with the song “Easy To Love You”, which had already scored 1 million streams on Spotify, but was not known in reggae dancehall circles. Beside this, Culan’s revision of the Ed Sheeran hit “Shape of You” had garnered over 7 million views on Facebook and great numbers on YouTube in just a fewRead More
With three weeks away for the 3rd Annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival in Washington, D.C., on Sunday June 10th, anticipation is building as patrons prepare to not only feast on delicious jerk cuisine but also immerse themselves in Caribbean culture as they enjoy a variety of entertainment scheduled for this year. Along with the entertainment, the faces for this year’s celebrity Quick Fire Cook-off have just been announced and there will be no shortage of excitement with big personalities Elephant Man and DJ Ricky Platinum competing in the Shoppers CulinaryRead More
TriniFly Promotions partners once more with the world’s largest theme park, Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey on Sunday, August 12, 2018.  This year’s CARIBBEAN CONCERT at SIX FLAGS celebrates 13 consecutive years.  As always, this highly anticipated festival includes a huge cast of superstars like never before.  Five musical masterminds of music will be showcased:, Alkaline, Bunji Garlin, Patrice Roberts, Nailah Blackman and Kes The Band.   Kes the Band, also known as KTB, will kick off the 2018 season of the CARIBBEAN CONCERT at SIX FLAGSRead More
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (23 May, 2018) – Students from St. Kitts & Nevis pursuing studies at the Cave Hill campus of the University of the West Indies in Barbados have thrown their support behind the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO)’s ongoing efforts to help Caribbean families and countries recover and rebuild after last year’s monstrous hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated some member destinations. The St. Kitts-Nevis Students’ Association (SKNSA) has made a cash donation of the equivalent of US$600 to the CTO Hurricane Relief Fund, following a fundraiser, which included a “WeRead More
Vibrant colours, authentic cuisine and Caribbean fashion will be on display in the Grand Ballroom at the Wyndham New Yorker Hotel as five Caribbean American designers and an exceptionally talented Caribbean chef will be featured during the Caribbean Tourism Industry Awards Dinner and Fashion Show on Thursday, 7 June 2018 from 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. as part of Caribbean Week New York 2018 (#CaribbeanWeekNewYork2018, #CWNY18) hosted by the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO). Rejuvenation – A Caribbean American Fashion Showcase will feature industry veteran Malchijah Hats from Guyana, d’Marsh CoutureRead More

Posted On May 30, 2018 By In Caribbean Cultural News

BIRTHDAYS

Sugar Minott May 25, 1956- July 10, 2010 Clive Hunt May 31Read More

Posted On May 30, 2018 By In Caribbean Cultural News

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