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Los Angeles, CA) October 21st, 2011 – Rising Dancehall/Reggae Artist/Actor Everton “E-Dee” Dennis is headed back to Jamaica the week of Oct 30-Nov 5th to promote the island-wide Nov 2nd opening of his new movie “Out the Gate” which stars Paul Campbell (Shottas, Dancehall Queen), Oliver Samuels (Oliver at Large), and Shelli Boone (Saints and Sinners, House M.D.). He is also pushing new music including a Lovers Rock single “No Other Gyal (I’m sorry)” off the movie soundtrack, and “Wine pon di table” a new dancehall number that has beenRead More
The Soul Train Music Awards for 2011 have nominated KES THE BAND for an award for the category of Best Caribbean Performance for their monster hit “Wotless”. Wotless, written by KES and Kerwin Du Bois won Kes the Band the title of Groovy Soca Monarch one of the most prestigious competitions in the Caribbean. The songs catchy lyrics and great melodies had the fans singing it word for word at each concert over the last 8 months. Other Nominees in this category include: “Man Down” – Rihanna , “Summer Time”Read More

Posted On October 26, 2011 By In Fashion, News

Safia McNeishie for Miss New York USA 2012

New York, New York, Oct 2011: Message from Safia McNeishie for Miss New York USA 2012 “I am sooooo excited to be representing you as CROWN HEIGHTS NEW YORK USA 2012 as I compete to win the upcoming Miss New York USA 2012 title!!! The competition will be taking place in January in Westchester, New York. *Right now I need your support* I would greatly appreciate it if you will support me in the following ways: 1)DONATE! There are various FEES that need to be pai…d ranging from the officialRead More
The Soul Train Music Awards for 2011, have nominated Machel Montano for the prestigious award for the category of Best Caribbean Performance with his hit single, “Bend Over”. One of Montano’s more popular songs for 2011, “Bend Over” has left an indelible mark on many fans and concertgoers due to the catchy rhythms, lyrics and most of all, their spectacular performance. At every show, all are left with their jaws open as Machel Montano and his dancer Brithany Dookie performs to this song. Everyone stops and stares, literally. In thisRead More
Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. October 2011————- Some very big names in Caribbean entertainment will knock glasses this Sunday in Jamaica. The lone Trinidad and Tobago artiste among the specially invited guests is none other than Shurwayne Winchester, who also happens to be the only T&T featured on the dancehall riddim- The Overproof riddim. The occasion for Sunday’s event is the official launch party for the JA Productions produced riddim on which artistes like Mavado, Beenie Man, Wayne Marshall, Bounty Killer and T&T’s soca rude boy, Shurwayne Winchester have contributed seamless hits. InRead More
The theme is IMAGINE. Our imagination is the portal where our ides are fertilized…the launching pad of our dreams. Where anything imagined is real. In our imagination there are no limitations, it is where we can be anyone or anything at anytime. You are invited to join us…allow your imagination to take flight and be all you can be. The Route: Monday, October 31. Parade starts 7:pm @ the Stone Church, corner Grove and Main Street. From Main Streetto Elliot, to Elm, to Flat and back to Main @ theRead More
Toronto: Music lovers in Canada will be in for a big treat when three ‘distinguish gentlemen’ of reggae head to Toronto for the show of a lifetime dubbed ‘Men of Distinction’ on November 19 at the Double Tree Hotel 655, Dixon Road. Presented by Rinkah and Fam Records, the event will feature veteran singers Dobby Dobson, Pluto Shervington and Boris Gardiner. Dobson, nicknamed ‘The Loving Pauper,’ is one of the great, soulful voices of the rocksteady era. Among his many hits are Loving Pauper, Mexican Divorce and Muriel. Last year,Read More
Basseterre, St.Kitts (October 2011):- Organisers of the Caribbean’s Most Prestigious Pageant the Haynes Smith Miss Caribbean Talented Teen Pageant have announced the confirmed participants for the 32nd edition of the marquis event and pageant show for the St.Kitts-Nevis Sugar Mas 2011/2012 The show takes place on December 29th 2011 at the Sugar Mill in Warner Park and the organisers have confirmed some 12 countries from around the region including Anguilla – Keivanée Lake – 16yrs, Antigua – Aalilyah Thomas- 16yrs , Bahamas – Monesha Bowleg- 15yrs; Barbados – Sacha ClarkeRead More
Capsicum Records/mario cheef ent reggae artist Cuban Cohiba credits the growth and popularity of his world-wide tour and household name to Capsicum label’s co-executive producers Roger Meltzer,Stampede Lammie,s Street Charts in Jamaica for frist putting his real Cuban Cohiba Cigar image on his artist of the month artist to watch charts that blast Cuban Cohiba to be know global today, and Osborne “Ifield” Joseph of Paco Recordings who lay down the tracks for the title tune (Enuf Is Enough, his sponsors at Bud Lite, Hickey Brothers Cigars and Red Stripe,Read More
Taddy P has emerged as one of the most creative musicians, writers and producers out of Jamaica. His diverse life experiences manifest themselves in his music, which combines roots reggae riddims & a compelling message with bluesy melodies, rock overdubs & a consistent soulful vibe. “He is helping to define a progressive new sound for reggae, a style that incorporates outside influences but maintains an authentic Jamaican foundation.” said Tomas Palermo. Gimme Di Bass, his sophomore album features collaborations with multiple Grammy nominees Maxi Priest and Bunny Rugs of ThirdRead More
All systems ablaze for Ms Triniti as she heads to Jamaica for the release of her brand new single and video for “If I was ur Girl” which promises to be an instant hit with it’s infectious Dancehall Beat and undeniable hook. Ms Triniti will certainly be looking to top the Jamaican charts again, with three Top 5 singles and one Number 1 single already under her belt! The video gives us a very sexy up close and personal with Ms Triniti as she tries to tantalize the man inRead More
Sean Paul, Gyptian and John Forte graced the stage for a stellar performance at the annual Rockhouse Foundation Benefit held in Manhattan’s Joe’s Pub this past Tuesday. The Rockhouse Foundation – founded by Paul Salmon, owner of NYC’s trendy Miss Lily’s restaurant and Negril’s luxurious Rockhouse Hotel – invited celebs and industry heavyweights out for a night of entertainment to help raise funds for the rrenovation and construction of Jamaica’s schools and libraries. Tyson Beckford and DJ Sky Nellor conducted an auction that raised over $135,000 for the foundation thatRead More
New York 5K Winners Head To Reggae Marathon CMM Newswire, NY: Damion Walker and Evelyn Abiola both snagged gold in the male and female categories at the recently held Team Jamaica Bickle/Awesome Power 5K, held at Baisley Park, Queens, New York. Both claimed the ultimate prize, automatic entry to the Reggae Marathon, December 3, 2011 in Negril, Jamaica, coupled with air fare and hotel accommodation. With everyone gunning for the two top spots, runners, walkers and race enthusiasts, gathered for the inaugural event and the day did not disappoint. Walker,Read More
nominees below: Best Caribbean Performance “Man Down” -Rihanna “Summer Time” -Vybz Kartel “Wotless” -Kes The Band “Bend Over” – Machel Montano “Delilah” – Movado Best New Artist Bruno Mars Marsha Ambrosius Miguel Frank Ocean Best Male R&B/Soul Artist Trey Songz Chris Brown R. Kelly Miguel Cee Lo Green Eric Benet Centric Award Ledisi Raphael Saddiq Bilal Anthony David Aloe Blacc Best Caribbean Performance “Man Down” -Rihanna “Summer Time” -Vybz Kartel “Wotless” -Kes The Band “Bend Over” – Machel Montano “Delilah” – Movado Best Gospel Performance “I Smile” – Kirk FranklinRead More

Posted On October 21, 2011 By In Music Reviews, Music-News Radio, News

DUB MASTER. PRINCE POLO

“Heavy dub soundscapes and bass EQ deeper than the Pacific Ocean. Flashes of reggae, Latin and Italian sounds drift through the record, crafting a portrait of the borough’s ethnically diverse population… [Prince Polo] takes the role of a producer a step forward, not simply painting, but sculpting the sound aesthetics, shifting various elements to produce a textural glow that rises and drops with its own moods and ambitions.” THE PIER MAGAZINE Brooklyn-based reggae/dub producer, musician, and engineer, Prince Polo, takes an evolutionary approach to Jamaican roots, digital dub and cumbiaRead More
New York, NY (October 21, 2011): After a successful European summer tour, Third World has hit the ground running with the planning of the second installment of their Spirit Lives concert series. The first, which premiered in New York City at the Highline Ballroom on April 5, 2011, featured artists Tessanne Chin and Donahue Jarrett. By rave reviews and popular demand, the group will host the second series at the Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at 8:00PM. Celebrating 38 years and introducing their 23rd album,Read More

Posted On October 21, 2011 By In Music Reviews, News

Sanchez and Friends

Jammins, Shell Cartel and New Horizon Entertainment presents Sanchez and Friends on Saturday, November 26th, 2011. Due to the over whelming success of his performance this summer at Hammerstein Ballroom, Sanchez is back by popular demand to perform at the Cultural Performing Arts Center (C-PAC) in Brooklyn, NY over the upcoming Thanksgiving Weekend. With a career spanning more than 25 years and countless hits including “Lonely,” “Frenzy”, and “Here I am,” Sanchez has stood the test of time with multiple sold out events, and releasing more than 30 albums toRead More
Duane Stephenson may be recognized as one of Reggae’s most talented sons with his top selling releases, “August Town” and “Black Gold,” but he is also a dedicated philanthropist. He has been spreading awareness of world hunger and supporting the efforts of the United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) to end hunger worldwide, with special emphasis on the Horn of Africa, where a massive draught is causing a devastating famine. A United Nations institution, WFP is committed to getting food where it is needed, saving the lives of victims ofRead More
Toronto, October 2011: Calypso Rose – The Calypso Queen comes to town In 1978 Calypso Rose shattered the status quo in Trinidad & Tobago when she paradoxically won the country’s top prize of Calypso King. The male-dominated calypso world would never be the same! With her commanding stage presence and vocal mastery, her win forced embarrassed authorities to change the name of the annual competition to Calypso Monarch. The now 71 year-old charismatic musical icon of the calypso worl will be in Toronto with her brand of husky vocals, raunchyRead More
Tony Hall’s acclaimed new play, “Miss Miles – the woman of the world”, now on at the Little Carib OCTOBER, 2011 (PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD): Tony Hall’s Miss Miles – the Woman of the World – one of the most anticipated and exciting theatrical events of the year – premiered tonight at the Little Carib Theatre to a thunderous standing ovation from the sold-out crowd of theatre aficionados. Written and directed by veteran actor, playwright and director Tony Hall, this daring one-woman play Miss Miles –the Woman of the WorldRead More
New York, NY (Thursday 20th October 2011) – The official release of the Honorees & Nominees for iSA 9. On Wednesday 19th October 2011 at Trotters, the SAO Soca Awards Ltd. launched the 9th Annual International Soca Awards (iSA) and released the Honorees & Nominees for 2011. The day finally came Wednesday 19th October 2011 marks the official media launch of the 9th Annual International Soca Awards (iSA), which was held at Trotters, and it was a very exciting time for the Soca Awards family. Just five (5) short weeksRead More

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

Shebada and Delcita Hit the U.S.

New York, New York — October 2011 — For the first time ever, top Jamaican theater actors Shebada and Delcita are hitting the U.S. hard with a “Double Dose” of comedic entertainment Thanksgiving weekend together — offering patrons two explosive plays for one price, also known as “2 for 1.” Theatergoers in the Tri-state area should brace themselves for an infectious weekend of Jamaican comedy as promoters Irish and Chin offer more bang for the buck with stagings of: “Ova Mi Dead Body” and “The Plumber” in Brooklyn, New YorkRead More
On October 21, in conjunction with the photo exhibit Haiti=Survival (No question, but)at Soho Photo 15 White St. in Tribeca, from 6:30pm on, Haiti Cultural Exchange, Soho Photo and Tequila Minsky have partnered for a Haitian cultural event including an artist talk with photographer Tequila Minsky, spoken word performance with Ibi Zoboi, live Haitian jazz with saxophonist Buyu Ambroise and his band and good conversation. Tequila Minsky is Soho Photo’s October guest exhibitor. She has traveled to Haiti more than 20 times since 1993 in connection with various photojournalistic projects.Read More
Jamaica, October 2011:-Few Jamaican artistes have been able to consistently churn out relevant material locally, maintaining a large and loyal fan base while at the same time having an international appeal, Ce’Cile is one. Known as the Bad Gyal of Jamaican music, Ce’Cile is fresh and clean with a new album called Jamaicanization, New Videos and new dancehall tracks which will be essential to any popular DJ’s playlist. LOCAL APPEAL Over the past months the artiste has maintained her presence locally with dancehall tracks such as Woot Woot (Smoking Riddim),Read More
Basseterre, St.Kitts October 2011:- St.Kitts-Nevis’ undisputed Soca Diva Jacinth “Shakki” Cao has released the first official single for St.Kitts-Nevis Sugar Mas 2011/12 . The single “Party Plenty” is a another classic groovy soca hit which will no doubt ensure the Kittitian Diva’s standings among the likes of Claudette Peters, Allison Hinds and Destra as the region’s Premier Female Soca Acts. The track is scheduled to be released on St.Kitts Freedom FM’s Island Riddims show with popular radio personality EK , WINN FM’s Killing Drive Time with GQ and the SugarRead More