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Dice is Calypso King in Dominica for the 5th time while Nadira Lando is Miss Dominica 2012Read More
Sullivan Walker (1944 – 2012) is a Trinidadian actor who has played numerous small and recurring roles on television shows since the early eighties. Walker migrated to New York from Trinidad in 1969 and has since become an actor, writer, director and teacher. Professional work Walker has acted in such television shows as The Cosby Show from 1988 to 1991 portraying Bill Cosby’s physician friend, Dr. James Harmon. He has guest-starred in single episodes of The Pretender (1999), The Sentinel (1997), and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2004). HeRead More
BUSY SIGNAL SHOWS HIS VERSATILITY ON FIRST FULL-LENGTH ALBUM DEDICATED TO REAL ROOTS MUSIC REGGAE MUSIC AGAIN OUT APRIL 24 ON VP RECORDS Better known for his sharp-spitting rhymes on hardcore dancehall hits like “Tic Toc” (remixed by M.I.A. and Rye Rye) and “Wine Pon De Edge,” Busy Signal emerges as a charismatic roots reggae artist on his forthcoming album Reggae Music Again, out April 24th on VP Records. A stark departure from the sequenced beats that dominated Busy’s three previous albums, the intricate, multi-layered one-drop rhythms heard on ReggaeRead More
Check out the official “Hold On” video, the new single from his album TOMAHAWK TECHNIQUE!Read More
Dancehall Stalwart Bounty Killer has been nominated for this year’s Boston Most Elite (MBE) Awards, which will be held on May 19, 2012 at the Champagne Hall, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He has been given the nomination for ‘Lifetime Award’ for his contribution to dancehall. Congratulations to the Dancehall General on this nomination and the best of wishes on winning this award.Read More
New York, NY – Trinidadian singer/songwriter Darryl “Farmer Nappy” Henry brings his unique brand of soca to the masses with his new album, You Make Me…Surrender, available in stores and online today, February 21, 2012. The album is already receiving critical acclaim, including favorable reviews from The New Yorker and MTV, which gave it 4 out of 5 stars. “It’s good to see international media outlets such as MTV and The New Yorker embracing and supporting Caribbean music,” reveals Farmer Nappy. “This means we are another step closer to spreadingRead More
GROUNDATION RELEASES NEW STUDIO ALBUM ‘BUILDING AN ARK’ OUT APRIL 24 ON VP RECORDS’ NEW IMPRINT DUB ROCKERS Currently On Tour In Australia, New Zealand and Europe Hailing from California’s Bay Area, Groundation will unleash their new studio album, entitled Building An Ark, on April 24, 2012 via Dub Rockers/VP/Universal Music. This 10-track set will be the first release off the new imprint Dub Rockers from reggae giant VP Records. The internationally acclaimed band stays true to the essence of their dynamic sound – capturing the true spirit of rootsRead More

Posted On February 23, 2012 By In News

Karma brings the rhythm and rhyme to LIME

Trinidad – The ultra all-Inclusive event ‘LIME’ which recently took place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Port-Of-Spain received a premium dose of Chutney and Soca flavour courtesy Caribbean music band Karma. Set to the backdrop of the picturesque downtown Port-Of-Spain waterfront, the dynamic Karma initiated the soundtrack to what was one of this Carnival season’s most highly anticipated events. Thousands of attendees who were feasting on the fete’s countless culinary temptations and sipping on a seemingly endless supply of luxurious libations all got into the party mode from theRead More

Posted On February 23, 2012 By In News

Fire Links Set for First World Clash Appearance

New York, New York — The streets and online community have been ablaze since the release of Irish and Chin’s fiery line-up for World Clash R.E.S.E.T. in New York. The epic clash will be nothing less than spectacular with high caliber competitors like Tony Matterhorn, Fire Links, Bass Odyssey, Black Kat, Earth Ruler, Poison Dart and David Rodigan. According to clash fans, one of World Clash’s most surprising contenders is Fire Links, namely because he has not clashed in over three years and is new to the World Clash stage.Read More
This weekend the Jamaican trio of Blak Ryno, Ninja Kid and ZJ Wah Wa will invade the shores of St. Lucia for their 33rd independence celebrations slated for Saturday, February 25th at Samaans Park in the capital. Hosted by Quality Entertainment, the concert dubbed the Best of Both Worlds will feature the three as headliners alongside some of the island’s top acts including: Ricky T, Sir Lancealot, TJ, Pringles and TJ Project with musical offering courtesy of local radio jocks; DJ Iwa, Selector Twis, Levi Chin with a special guestRead More

Posted On February 23, 2012 By In News

Iley Dread takes on a new name — Chardavid

Rastafarian reggae singer, Colin Levy, aka Iley Dred, takes this opportunity to officially introduce his new stage name CHARDAVID . The singer explained that a name change has become necessary owing to challenges relating to the securing his publishing. He has described the situation as “a nightmare”. “The company which used to handle my publishing was sold a few years ago, however, the new owners say they did not buy out the publishing aspect of the business, but the former company no longer exists,” Iley Dread/Chardavid said. With his publishingRead More
Warren Whyte, more popularly known as Turban X have been getting steady radio rotation in Jamaica with his latest single entitled “Jah Love”. The song, which he not only sang on but also produced, talks about the oppression of poor people and the power of God’s love. Turban X, who hails from the parish of St. Andrew, grew up as one of ten children. With such a large family, the struggles of life were eminent, but the only thing that had kept him going was the sweet sound of reggaeRead More
The following is the list of top positions in the Digicel Power International Soca Monarch 1. Machel Montano 2. Neil Iwer George 3. Destra Garcia 4. Blaxx, Prophet Benjamin (tie) … The following is the list of top positions in the Play Whe Groovy Soca Monarch 1. Machel Montano 2. Kerwin Du Bois 3. Benjai 4. Nadia Batson 5. Kees DieffenthallerRead More

Posted On February 15, 2012 By In News

D'Angel To Launch New Event & Novel This Month

JAMAICA : Currently donning the titles; entrepreneur, mother and recording artiste, multifaceted entertainer D’Angel will later this month append two additional credits to her name that of: author and promoter. The prominent Dancehall diva, whose given name is Michelle Downer, is set to unveil her authorial debut ‘Love Triangle’ on February 29th a book dubbed “the most controversial dancehall novel.” The novel gives an in-depth perspective into the life of a young lady, two guys and a lot of relationship drama. But it’s not the threesome many may be expecting.Read More
Nicki Minaj performs BlackOut-produced single “Roman Holiday” at the Grammy Awards on Sunday, February 12, 2012. © Getty Images Minaj’s performance has raised brows worldwide and furor within the Catholic community, as she pulled from religious symbolisms to exploit the exorcism of her favorite alter ego Roman Zolanski, on whom the song is based. Her Hype Williams’ directed Grammy performance saw her using a pope as a prop, wearing a nun’s habit-like outfit, and culminated in spectacular fashion as she levitated above the stage, and over a stunned audience. “TheRead More
The OFFICIAL Video for Inner Circle’s Reggae Remix of YOUNG WILD & FREE. Watch for the cameos of Flo Rida and Tony Matterhorn. Respect to Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg and Bruno MarsRead More
Maxi Priest has touched down in T&T. The Jamaican reggae crooner who teamed up with Soca artiste, Shurwayne Winchester in 2009 for the hit single, Make It Yours is here for Shurwayne Winchester’s concert for the ladies at the National Academy for the Performing Arts in Port-of-Spain this coming Wednesday. The show, which was originally scheduled for January 28, was re-scheduled as a result of a few technical issues that had to be ironed out however with all systems set for show night, Shurwayne says nothing will stand in theRead More
Trinidad. February 2012——The reigning Chutney Soca Monarch will perform live at the Hilton poolside this coming Saturday- Carnival Saturday, in Trinidad and Tobago. K.I’s big win at the Chutney Soca Monarch competition last weekend makes attending the Hilton poolside soiree a must for those who truly bask in the all round enjoyment of Carnival. In 2011, the Hilton Hotel saw a tremendous show of support for this event, which catered to every possible yearning that carnival fetters may have had. From the most delicious cuisine, to the best in liveRead More
BETTER MUS’ COME Dir. Storm Saulter, 98 min., Jamaica Passion, politics and poverty collide as this stunning love story unfolds against a backdrop of political turmoil. Set in 1970’s Jamaica, Better Mus’ Come is based on a violent moment in history when rival gangs were enlisted by warring political factions to disrupt the democratic process, and bloodshed was unleashed in the streets of Jamaica. Better Mus’ Come begins in ’77 and ends the in the first couple days of ’78 during the Green Bay Massacre. This explosive film follows Ricky,Read More

Posted On February 14, 2012 By In Fashion, News

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Posted On February 14, 2012 By In News

Guptie and Dyce Remake “Shine Eye Gal”

The hit single “shine eye gal” which was originally done by Black Uhuru in the late seventies, has once again been remixed. Jamaican rapper, Dyce, along side roots reggae singer, Guptie have put their unique twist on what is a classic reggae hit. The two have injected a little hip-hop while maintaining the authentic sounds that made the song popular centuries ago. Several Jamaican artists have already enjoyed success from the single, each doing the song in their own way with the hook always consistent. Dyce explains that it wasRead More

Posted On February 14, 2012 By In News

WHO IS RECRUIT?

WHO IS RECRUIT? New York, NY (February 14, 2012): His name is Garvin Orlando Spence and he goes by the stage name “Recruit.” A young and upcoming artist who hails from Sherlock Crescent in Kingston Jamaica, he is following in the footsteps of his two older brothers – Delus and Konshens – who are displaying their talent in the music industry as well. While in the ninth grade Recruit began showcasing his talents through his penmanship. “Many things influence my lyrics. My best lyrics come out when I write aboutRead More

Posted On February 14, 2012 By In News

Chutney Soca Mornach Results Leads to Questions

According to figures, said to be supplied by the producers of the Chutney Soca Mornach, and published on the Daily Express on Monday out of the more than 119 000 text votes the top ten places received 84,504 votes. That means the remaining 8 artistes got 34,496 votes. If these votes are divided by the 8 persons then they each got more than all the winners from 3rd place to 10th. Where are the real figure George Singh. The artistes want to see them. Results 10 – Haresh Singh 681Read More
Trinidad and Tobago National Calypso Finalists Reigning Monarch Ms Karene Achce Dimache gras show Sunday Feb 19th 2012 1. BRIAN LONDON 2. DEVON SEALE 3. DEXTER PARSONS {THE STINGER} 4. DR. HOLLIS LIVERPOOL {CHALKDUST} 5. DUANE O’CONNOR 6. HEATHER MAC INTOSH 7. KURT ALLEN 9. LESLEY ANN ELLIS 9. MICHAEL OSOUNA {SUGAR ALOES} 10. SANDRA DES VIGNES MILLINGTON {SINGING SANDRA} 11. WESTON RAWLINS {CRO CRO} FIRST RESERVE: SELVON NOEL {MISTA SHAK} SECOND RESERVE: KAREN ECCLES-THOMASRead More