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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

Posted On October 20, 2011 By In News

Download the singles "The System"

Download the singles “The System” , “I am Rich In Love”, and “California” by Romain Virgo. Romain Virgo came to national attention in Jamaica by winning the ‘Digicel Rising Star’ competition in 2007. The young vocalist (now 21) made fans with his convincing vocal performances and youthful star quality. Performing familiar hits throughout the televised, multi-week competition, his charm emerged like a diamond in the rough. For the last few years, the singer has pursued his musical education (majoring in Voice) as a full time student at Edna Manley CollegeRead More
Female sing jay, Karamanti has decided to advance her career by ensuring that she has more of a public presence. She recently sent the following letter to her fans and supporters: Greetings my friends, I just wanted to personally touch base to let you know that I have officially released Karamanti Mix Volume 2 – “the most underrated from then to now”. This is 18 of my songs that I think reflects the fact that I am truly underrated as a lyricist in the reggae/dancehall industry. This is not aRead More

Posted On October 20, 2011 By In Discussion Groups, News

Vybz Kartel Asserts that…

Adidjahiem Records would like to announce that they are still the booking and management agents for Portmore Empire artists. In a statement issued through his lawyer Michael Deans, Adidjahiem Records CEO Adidja ‘Vybz Kartel’ Palmer stated that “Portmore Empire artists Vanessa Bling (Gaza Slim), Sheba, Tommy Lee, and Shawn Storm are still booked and managed by Adidjahiem Records. As such, any bookings or commitments coming through any other channels will not be honored.”Read More
Kingston, Jamaica – October 2011; With the global success of Singing Melody’s song “Collide” Shem Music Group has just released the video, adding momentum in market anticipation for the January 17th, 2012 release of the artists forthcoming album ‘They Call Me Mr. Melody.’ The video, shot entirely on location in Kingston, Jamaica, flows with the theme of a couple who is separated due to a mistake made on the part of the man. That mistake sees his in jail for some time, causing both he and his girl to reflectRead More
Kingston, JA/New York, NY – October 18, 2011 – (RAINE PR): Tad’s Record is once again partnering with Reggae icon Gregory Isaacs’ African Museum label for Gregory Isaacs -The African Museum & Tad’s Collection Vol. II , which will be released on October 25th, marking the one year anniversary of Isaacs’ passing. Part proceeds from the album sales will be donated to the Gregory Isaacs Foundation, which was established by his widow June Isaacs earlier this year. Ms. Isaacs will also utilize the tribute album to launch a drug awarenessRead More

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