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Posted On October 20, 2011 By In Film-News, News

Magano and friends for Plug ‘n’ Play

The popular Friday evening jam session, Plug ‘n’ Play, presents conscious vibes and smooth connections on October 21 as rising reggae acts, Guidance and Magano will be joined by a host of talented friends at the Wyndham Hotel’s Jonkanoo Lounge in New Kingston. Plug ‘n’ Play has evolved into the trendiest weekend hot spot for good quality live music, and one of the unique things about this event is that focus is as much about the musicians as it is about the artistes. Claiming comparable spotlight is the Krucial band,Read More
October 17, 2011 – Multiple Grammy Award-winning Reggae Superstar Damian Marley has partnered with the Caribbean Education Foundation, Inc. (CEF) to headline its “STAND UP – Educate the Youths” BENEFIT CONCERT to help children in Jamaica attend high school. The STAND UP Benefit Concert will be held on Thursday, November 17, 2011 at the beautiful outdoor music venue, Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida. Proceeds from the concert will be donated to the Caribbean Education Foundation Jamaica Scholarship Programs. It is highly anticipated that STAND UP will be a spectacularRead More

Posted On October 20, 2011 By In Music Reviews, News

MEET TWO BROTHERS DETERMINED

In a recent interview on Bess 100 fm, brothers, Damion and Howard Hinds announced their intentions to transform the Reggae/Dancehall industry for the better. The brothers who hail from the Sea view Gardens community recently released their latest rhythm driven project, entitled Betta Way on their own D’Ave Productions label. Their reason for titling the project Betta Way is their belief that the Reggae/Dancehall industry is riddled with corruption and upcoming artists within the genre is in desperate need of a better way. Some of the points raised by bothRead More
The October edition of Big Night in Little Haiti features one of Haitian music’s biggest cultural artists – Bélo. He transcends the label of Haitian artists and has in fact become a major draw at world music festivals around the world. Keeping with the world music vibe for the night, the opening set features Lanzallamas Monofonica, one of Miami’s best multicultural ensembles. The concerts and full night of art, food, drinks and fun takes place Friday, October 21st at the Little Haiti Cultural Center in Miami – free admission toRead More

Posted On October 19, 2011 By In Interviews, News

Wasp Embarks On South African Tour

KINGSTON, JAMAICA :: OCTOBER 2011 :: Dancehall recording artiste Marvin Clarke better known as Wasp departed the island this week for South Africa where he’s set to embark on a two week tour of the African continent. The Cassia Park native known for hits such as ‘Wasp A Buss Di Place’, ‘Unfair Officer’ and ‘Cry Fi Dem’ is one of the billed headliners for the Lager Beer Summer Festival which gets on the way, October 15th in South Africa. Other confirmed acts on the festival include fellow Jamaican entertainers; CocoaRead More
“RICARDO DRUE RELEASES NEW TRACK SHAWTY FT BUNJI GARLIN” Singer, songwriter, and entertainer Ricardo Drue is back on the scene with a new style, sound and a new vision. Widely recognized for his past hits “Nah Leaving” featuring Soca Diva Patrice Roberts and “No Boring Gyal” the frontline singer for IMIJ & COMPANY blazes the heat yet again, this time collaborating with musical Icon and lyricist BUNJI GARLIN to bring you a remix to one of his releases for 2011/12 “SHAWTY.” With a mixture of Soca, R&b, Latin and aRead More
Many people are not familiar with the name Zebidee, for one reason and one reason only; he refuses to continue singing gun tunes. Like many other dancehall artists, Zebidee started out doing nothing but gun music. His fame quickly spread in the streets, which resulted in him being invited to perform at several functions, and stage shows in his hometown of St. Elizabeth. As word started to leak into neighboring parishes, Zebidee began to realize the impact his songs were having on the youths. It was then that he decidedRead More
Jamaica – October 2011: The “Princess of Dancehall,” Tiana, continues her steady climb up the HYPE TV Dancehall/Charts as her single, “Gyal Mi Love Yuh,” featuring Dancehall/Reggae superstar, Konshens jumped into the top 10 this week The scintillating single elevated one spot on the HYPE TV Dancehall Charts after just missing out on the Top Ten a week prior. The video for “Gyal Mi Love Yuh” has become a regular fixture on the network; elevating Tiana’s status as one of the hottest Dancehall acts, male or female, within the genreRead More
On Saturday, October 8, 2011, Sherise Stapleton, the newly crowned Miss Teen Diva 2011, started her year’s stint as president of DARE (Dream.Achieve.Relate.Empower) CLUB – an up and coming youth club stationed in the East End area for girls aged 10 and up in the community. The club was created on 6th November, 2010 as a community service event for the then reigning Miss Teen Diva, Rashada Robinson and currently has a membership of 15 young ladies. The club’s main aim is to form a support system for young girlsRead More
St. Lucia – October 2011: Right after, not just sponsoring, but participating in one of the islands grand cultural showcases carnival, which culminated in July, Piton Beer immediately took the plunge into the next big cultural event here-“Creole Heritage Month” and “Jounen Kweyol.” October is being marked in Saint Lucia as “Creole Heritage Month” with activities being held throughout the island. For Carnival, the award winning Piton Beer, “Sa Nou Memn,” not only made major sponsorship contributions to main organizing body CDF, but also supported the major components of theRead More
AGENDA, the fifth music video to be released off the ‘Dave Miller Project’ album, is yet another visual masterpiece to come out of the SR FAM camp. The single by Tim Starr which features vocals by R&B artiste XO was also blessed with an inspirational lashing of Spoken Word by poet Muhammad Muwakil. Produced by District 6 Studios, the Agenda song in itself encourages and aims to inspire us to strive to achieve our goals despite whatever obstacles we may face along the way. The video which was filmed andRead More

Posted On October 19, 2011 By In Uncategorized

FLORIDA BASED REGGAE SINGER

FLORIDA BASED REGGAE SINGER HOPING TO RECORD WITH POP STAR RIHANNA Florida: To be passionate, simply put, is to be compelled or ruled by an overwhelming feeling or emotion. But so many of us set aside our passions and instead live our lives in safe mode. Not dynamic Jamaican entertainment artiste “Sharp”. Born Oketto Chambers in St. Catherine, Jamaica, Sharp believes music was infused in his genetic makeup and has been taking risks with it ever since that discovery. As a youngster in Jamaica in the early 90’s, he livedRead More

Posted On October 19, 2011 By In Uncategorized

Award Winning Playwright Theo London

Award Winning Playwright Theo London Presents the Gospel Comedy Stage Play “LOVING HIM IS KILLING ME” Jammins & Tavon’s Entertainment Present Award-Winning Playwright, Theo London’s Inspirational Gospel Comedy Staged Play, “Loving Him Is Killing Me” Starring Soul Singer -Shirley Murdock, Reality TV Queen – NeNe Leakes, Inspirational Balladeer- Kenny Lattimore, from VH1’s Fantasia Barrino Reality show, Joe “Teeny” Barrino, from the hit TV sitcom Family Matters Darius McCrary, New Jack Swing Soul Singer Tony Terry, and from Madea’s Family Reunion D’Atra Hicks. Don’t miss this inspirational staged play that isRead More
UK October 2011 ; TMD records, released Next Generation Riddim. The label which was formed 2 years ago by Japan based Kim-lyn Yamasha, Uk based Ritchie Cephus and recording artist Tenza. AS put forth there first riddim compilation which feature a mixture of young talent from around the world, to keep up with TMD policy, which is to work with and promote new talent and young talent. Next Generation riddim feature 7 track which are fresh, easy to listen and relaxing, artist such as Dolamite (UK) with his track EntitledRead More

Posted On October 19, 2011 By In News

I Wayne Leaks Two Tracks From New Album

Life Teachings out Next Week Oct 11 on VP I Wayne, one of the top conscious roots reggae artists of this generation, is back with Life Teachings, his long-overdue album on VP Records, due October 11. With simplicity and grace, I Wayne’s angelic-tinged vocals flutter effortlessly across these 14 tracks filled with hair-raising lyrics and uncompromising conviction. The intricately-crafted album features organic rhythms rife with rugged basslines and one-drop drumbeats, produced mostly by Patrick Z. Henry, who is responsible for 11 of the album’s songs and I-Wayne’s breakthrough hit “Can’tRead More

Posted On October 19, 2011 By In News

CTO SECRETARY GENERAL CALLS FOR EDUCATING

CTO SECRETARY GENERAL CALLS FOR EDUCATING THE PEOPLE OF THE AMERICAS ABOUT THE ROLE THEY PLAY IN TOURISM ~ Ignorance is as great a threat to this industry as any major peril, says Hugh Riley ~ EL SALVADOR, San Salvador (3 Oct, 2011) – The secretary general of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), Hugh Riley has called on tourism interests in the Americas “to educate our populations to the true potentiala of this marvelously resilient, yet incredibly vulnerable industry”. In an address to the 19th Inter-American Travel Congress here, theRead More
Trinidad. October 3, 2011————-When was the last time you heard a soca artiste say his/her aim is to entice people all year round, no matter race or culture? It’s a big statement that’s receiving the backing of a group of producers out of the United States and before long, the artiste on the other end of those words will reveal himself via his music, to the people of T&T and the world. Ricardo Melville is best known by his sobriquet, Daddy Chinee. He’s a gifted cross-over artiste who was bornRead More

Posted On October 12, 2011 By In Music Reviews, News

Beenie Man is Coming to Toronto

Trononta Oct 2011; Beenie Man is coming to Toronto Friday November 4th at the Sound Academy. This is Beenie Man’s first appearance since his MAJOR HIT RUM and REDBULL. Beenie Man is the King of the Dancehall for over 2 decades. He has continued to remain youthful and current. Are you ready for HIGH ENERGY entertainment? Beenie Man comes to do several hits including: Rum and RedBull, Slam, Memories, King of the Danceahll, Old Dog, Romie, Girl Dem Sugar, Who Am I and so much more!!! Get your regular, orRead More

Posted On October 12, 2011 By In Uncategorized

Gay Caribbean USA Pageant Results

Winner – Barbados – Thoesha Toppin 2nd Place – Dominican Republic – Chanel International 3rd Place – Jamaica – Charley Marie 4th Place – Bahamas – Alicia Dupree 5th Place – Puerto Rico – Stefon RoyceRead More
Dominica Oct 2011: Three Nites of Pulsating Rhythms October 28, 29, 20 2011 at the Dominica’s World Creole Music Festival. the impressive line up of artist are: Triple Kay, Jocelyne Labylle, GYPTIAN, Fanny J, Fay-Ann Lyons, Bunji Garlin, Jeff Joseph – Grammacks New Generation, Ali Campbell – The legendary voice of you UB40, Dobet Gnahoré, Joycelyne Beroard, Jean-Philippe Marthely, Third World, WCK, Swinging Starz, Midnight Groovers, Carimi, HARMONIK, Kolo Barst for more info visit www.wcmfdominica.comRead More
The wait is finally over! Check out Sean Paul’s new music video for “Got 2 Luv U”, which features the beautiful miss Alexis Jordan! The video was shot at the Light Group Properties, including the Aria Resort and Casino, Haze Nightclub and the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, and was directed by Ben Mor. Make sure to pick up “Got 2 Luv U” at iTunes if you haven’t already! Sean Paul’s new album is coming soon. http://www.allseanpaul.com/Read More

Posted On September 26, 2011 By In News

Third World Remains Committed

NEW YORK September 2011: – The American Friends of Jamaica (AFJ) announces more news in anticipation of the organization’s 30th annual fundraising gala in New York City on Thursday, November 17, 2011. To mark this years’ 2011 International Humanitarian Award – which will be given to Digicel Chairman and philanthropist Denis O’Brien – HRH Prince Charles of Wales has been named Patron of Honor. This year’s sponsors include Ralph Lauren, Bacardi, The Cobb Family Foundation, Mutual of America and The American Ireland Fund. The longest running reggae band, Third World,Read More

Posted On September 26, 2011 By In News

THE ULTIMATE SOCA GOLD COLLECTION

New York, New York Sept 2011: Soca Gold has been the best-selling annual compilation for the hottest soca music coming out of The Caribbean for over a decade. On September 13, VP Records encapsulates the series’ most treasured tunes (since its inception in 1997 up until now) into one deluxe package 3-disc set, entitled The Ultimate Soca Gold Collection. The compilation features over 3 hours of the most popular and classic anthems by the soca’s finest artists – including Soca Monarch, Party Monarch and Road March winners – who representRead More

Posted On September 26, 2011 By In News

Newly Crowend Miss Carbbean US Paula Leake

New York, NY, September 2011: Drum Roll……..Leake Paula is the new Miss Caribbean United States. Miss Leake became the first person of Trinidad and Tobago heritage to win the coveted title of Miss Caribbean United States breaking the four year run of Latina winners at the pageant. Born on an army base to an American military father and Trini mother, Miss Leake says traveling the world with her military family has given her a World of experience that she would not trade for anything. Paula plans to pursue a carrierRead More

Posted On September 24, 2011 By In News

Soca Fest In Miami For Carnival 2k11

Miami – Sept 2011: We’ve waited a long time but the INTERNATIONAL SOCAFEST is back in Miami for Carnival 2k11! This magnanimous fete promises to be the most inclusive party over the Miami Broward One Carnival weekend. At 9:00pm on Saturday October 8th, 2011 the gates of SUNLIFE STADIUM will open to showcase a spectacular line up of Caribbean entertainers that boasts some of the best soca in the world. Artists hailing from all over the Caribbean, making each and every patron feel like they are home away from home.Read More