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Stephen Marley [Tuff Gong/Universal Republic]. WinnerRevelation Pt 1: The Root Of LifeStephen Marley [Tuff Gong/Universal Republic]. Reviewby David Jeffries As his brothers venture into unexplored territory such as children’s music (Ziggy) and hip-hop (Damian), Stephen Marley acts as anchor for the clan on Revelation Part 1: The Root of Life. While Part 2 is planned as a more electric and future-minded affair, this first Revelation is a roots reggae-oriented effort, or at least “roots” in the Wailers (post-Tosh and post-Bunny) sense of the word. Think Father Bob’s Uprising and you’reRead More
Results for the 2012 Chutney Soca Monarch: 1st Place – KI 2nd Place – Rikki Jai 3rd Place – Rick Ramoutar 10 – Haresh Singh 681 9 – Sally Sagram – 721 8 – Sassy Ramoutar – 821 7 – Fiona Singh – 1124 6 – Terry Gajraj – 1240 5 – Artie Butkoon – 4 – Nigel Salickram – 3879 3 – Rick Ramoutar – 3982 2 – Rikki Jai – 32,781 1 – Ki Persad – 36,737 – 2012 Chutney Soca Monarch KingRead More

Posted On February 12, 2012 By In News

Whitney Houston A Perfect Example of an Artist

Whitney Houston an incredible vocal range passaway at the 48-year-old Feb 11 2012 R.I.P. Whitney Houston was a perfect example of an artist that is a real artist that do not need auto tone, backup singers and dancers to make her sound good and look good. We need more artist like that today. Whitney Houston’s music will live on forever. Whitney will be missed. We are sending our sympathy to family, friends, fans and loved ones of Whitney Houston. – Tropicalfete.com We at the Miss Caribbean United States Pageant wouldRead More
1. I AM SOCA – PATRICE ROBERTS FT. KERWIN DUBOIS 2. RUNAWAY – KERWIN DUBOIS FT. BUNJI GARLIN 3. ROLL IT – HYPA SOUNDS 4. JUSSO – BLAXX 5. KINKY WINE – BENJAI 6. WINING ADDICTION – SHURWAYNE WINCHESTER RED BULL RIDDIM 7. BAM BAM – BUNJI GARLIN 8. PRESSURE WAIST – TIAN WINTERS 9. GIH ME – PATRICE ROBERTS FT. SWAPPI 4D 10. GO DOWN – ORLANDO OCTAVE FT. KERRY JOHN 11. FREE UP – M1 (MR. MENACE) 12. ATTITUDE – DESTRA RICH BOY RIDDIM 13. WORK – LILRead More

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Steel Pulse Announces 2012 Winter Tour

Steel Pulse may have explored various styles of music since they started out in 1975, but when it comes to the message, the UK’s Grammy – Winning reggae band has remained close to their roots. The Group have continued their commitment to fighting injustice, educating the masses, and promoting positive messages through spiritually uplifting music. “We just can’t ignore the politics, because every life and soul that’s born on this earth is a political manoeuvre for someone, at some point”, Hinds explains. “From a spiritual aspect, it’s really an upliftmentRead More
From T20 Champion To Top 20 Superstar – Blazing West Indies Cricketing All-Rounder Dwayne Bravo – Releases Second Hit Collaboration With Grammy-Award Winning International Superstar Beenie Man! As if winning the Caribbean T20 tournament as part of the championship Trinidad and Tobago “Red Force” cricket team and being member of a star-studded Sydney Sixers squad that went onto win this year’s glittering Australian Big Bash title, much to the delight of his millions of fans and followers worldwide wasn’t enough, the energetic, high-profile West Indian international cricketer, Dwayne Bravo, hasn’tRead More
MIAMI, FL – “We love the country of Jamaica, that is our home and keeping alive the spirit of reggae music is what we do” – Roger Lewis of Inner Circle. With that thought, Inner Circle is calling for a celebration of Jamaica’s 50 years of independence. Inner Circle is helping usher in Jamaica’s 50th Anniversary of Jamaica’s Independence with a new collaboration album entitled The DUBets. The first single off of The DUBets, “Oh, Jamaica” is a heart felt ode to the Caribbean nation and features one of theRead More
PHOENIX, daughter of The Mighty Sparrow – Calypso King of the World, exclusive new singles, So Twisted and Tipsy. . She is performing on several shows this carnival season (in celebration of Trinidad & Tobago’s 50th year of Independence). Currently she has 2 great Groovy Soca tunes – So Twisted and Tipsy; and the hot Jouvert single Hypnotize on the Jab Whistle rhythm from Metronome Records- Grenada. PHOENIX Phoenix Francisco realized her love for the performing arts at the tender age of six. Being the third daughter of Dr. SlingerRead More
“I wanted to go back to a highlife feeling with this album,” explains Ebo Taylor. “The songs are very personal and it is an important part of my music to keep alive many traditional Fante songs, war chants and children’s rhymes.” Appia Kwa Bridge, released this April, is a strident return from the Ghanaian highlife guitar legend. Featuring six new compositions, his sound is more dense and tightly locked than ever with the goup of musicians with whom he records, Berlin-based musicians Afrobeat Academy. Ebo and the Afrobeat Academy haveRead More
NEW YORK, NY: For far too long one could not say the name Delus without following up with “Konshen’s older brother?” However, this rising star is working feverishly to move out of his younger sibling’s shadow by carving a niche for himself and some would say he has succeeded. With his summer 2010 anthem “Look Another Gal,” Delus made fans and industry executives take a second look at his body of work. Media became enamored by not only his talent, but his humility and it seems that every day heRead More

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Simplykells Premiere of "Stop Wasting Time"

SIMPLYKELLS IS PROUD TO PRESENT THE LONG ANTICIPATED VIDEO PREMIERE (DIRECTORIAL DEBUT) OF “STOP WASTING TIME” FEATURING MR. GLAMARUS & ZIGGIE BLESS. CHECK OUT OTHER VIDEOS BY SIMPLYKELLS ON WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/SIMPLYKELLS OR VISIT WWW.SIMPLYKELLS.COM. AS ALWAYS, THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT!!! JOIN US IN STAMPING OUT THE EPIDEMIC OF IDLENESS AMONG OUR YOUTH! Mr. Glamarus and Ziggie Bless has produced one of the most meaningful songs that the industry has come across. “Stop Wasting Time” is a campaign started by the artists to combat the epidemic of youth idleness. WithRead More

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CJ Fans Smile and DRIFT

Colin Jackman I know it’s really late coming with my song DRIFT at this time in the TnT 2k12 carnival but just to let my soca brothers and sisters know i am back in the soca ring to stay The International Soca Awards is now a big boy 10 years old so I can now focus on my music once more all the CJ fans smile…. But you never know!!!Read More
Come out on Friday, February 10th to Bayfront Park as the DWNTWN Miami Concert Series teams up with Sweat Records to bring you some amazing local talents on the indie pop scene! Tristan Clopet kicks off the festivities with songs from his latest LP that are a tour-de-force of clever songwriting, lush harmonies and dancing rhythms. Next up Jacob Jeffries, hailed as a super singer-songwriter-keyboardist, and his band showcase their piano driven rock and roll that is bursting with hook-filled melodies and dramatic, instantlylikable vocals. Last, but certainly not least,Read More
Carib PR Wire, New York, NY: Grammy Award nominee and jazz great, the scintillating Monty Alexander, is set to take one of New York’s premier jazz venues by storm later this month as he marks the 50th year of his musical career with a multiple genre celebration. The Jamaican-born Commander of Distinction will marry his Caribbean musical roots with his American jazz influence and expertise as he plays the renowned Blue Note Jazz Club for two weeks – from February 20th to March 4th. The musician will take fans backRead More
The global impact of Singing Melody’s album ‘They Call Me Mr. Melody’ continues as fan demand in the UK sends the artist there for an intimate press and album launch followed by performances in Bristol, London and Birmingham. This includes the Valentines show at Brixton’s O2 Academy on February 12 with John Holt, the members of LUST and Freddie McGregor! BJ Promotions in association with Veranda Restaurant and Bar and Bigga U, Di Hit Maker have scheduled the evening for fans to get up close and personal with the ReggaeRead More
New York, NY (FOX FUSE) – 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 on February 21, 2012. Combining the names of his two singles from the album, “Surrender” and “You Make Me,” both major hits during this Carnival season in Trinidad, rendered Farmer the perfect title for his second studio effort. “I’m now celebrating my 30th anniversary in the music business and this year, Carnival will be extra special asRead More
Trinidad —- He’s been doing music for approximately seven years but in 2012 his breakthrough came via a collaborative single called ‘Extraordinary’ alongside one of T&T’s most talked about entertainers, Swappi. It was just what he needed to get him seen and heard and since the carnival season of 2012 began in late December, Mr. Renzo has been receiving the love from radio stations across the board. The 28-year-old Mt. Lambert, Trinidad resident who was born in Venezuela says the feeling is amazing. His breakthrough came after years of hardRead More

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The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust

A Lasting Tribute for a Lifetime of Giving Celebrating sixty years. From and for all generations of the Commonwealth Family LONDON, Today marks the formal launch of The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, on the 60th anniversary of the accession of the Queen to the throne. The establishment of the Trust was originally announced at the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Perth, Australia in 2011. The Trust aims to celebrate HM The Queen’s enormous contribution and unswerving dedication to the Commonwealth over the course of her 60 year reign.Read More
New York, New York With his first single titled “Do Sumn” currently blazing the International charts and recent entry on Hot 97 Boston Charts at #5 for the 1st week, it is clear that Konshens is off to a great start. Gearing up for the release of his worldwide debut album “Mental Maintenance” to be released on March 6th, Konshens the winner himself, is ready to take the promotion on the road. Poised to take his music worldwide, Konshens will leave the island for Jacksonville and Tampa Florida on Thursday,Read More
New York, NY: Jamaican born jazz prodigy Monty Alexander this year celebrates fifty years in the music industry, and to mark the milestone, Alexander is hosting a two-week Jazz & Reggae festival at the world-famous Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City. The festival is billed the Full Monty Experience and live performances run from February 20 to March 4, 2012. In a career spanning five decades, Monty Alexander has successfully bridged the worlds of jazz, pop, and the music of his homeland, reggae. The festival will primarily beRead More
Kingston,Jamaica – The vagaries of the music business are such that, you have put the work in to make it big and be relevant not just for today but for the future. You have to constantly reinvent yourself and grow with your fans. Alley Cat has managed to stay relevant over the years catering the growing and changing needs of the market and his fans. In 2011 Alley Cat released several projects which has been creating a buzz throughout North America, Canada, Europe and other areas. His latest video titledRead More
DIGICEL INTERNATIONAL POWER SOCA MONARCH and PLAY WHE GROOVY SOCA MONARCH COMPETITIONS 2012 FINALIST After flattening Arima Velodrome on Sunday with outstanding performances the finalists in the Digicel International Power Soca Monarch and Play Whe Groovy Soca Monarch Competitions 2012, who will be gearing up for Fantastic Friday, February 17th 2012 at the Hasely Crawford Stadium are …..(in alphabetical order): Play Whe Groovy Soca Monarch Finalists Digicel lnternational Power Soca Finalists 1. Kees Dieffenthaller -(Defending Monarch) 2. Destra Garcia 3. Dexter Stewart – Blaxx 4. Erphaan Alves 5. JW &Read More
Weapons of Mass Connection in a City with a New Direction One Love Nutrifest | New Beginnings: Feed your Heart, Body & Spirit a Wholistic approach to wellness through workshops, demonstrations and World Beat Music February 18, 2012 at Grand Central Park in Downtown Miami Miami, FL Grand Central Park, the newly landscaped grounds of the old Miami Arena comes alive with the One Love Nutrifest, a celebration of our collective souls and the magnetic energy that unites us all as a planet. This collective soul is very much aliveRead More
THE TRILOGY OF P.Y.F. As Machel Montano celebrates his three (3) decade contribution of musical mastery to the genre of Calypso/Soca, he continues to be the pilot of innovation for the industry. Machel’s recent release of his powerful, energized, stage/road friendly Soca anthem, “Pump Yuh Flag” also affectionately known as P.Y.F., is the first segment of a road-march ready trilogy. The song will be released as tri-factor that consists of: 1. The “Original” – Designed to ignite the Carnival masses 2. The “758 Re-Mix” – Orchestrated to elicit unbridled euphoriaRead More
It is one thing to trod and widen a well-worn path, but quite another to pull away from the crowd and produce music that reconnects the musical ear to long forgotten sounds. In their latest releases, Precision Productions unearth the soul of our music and breathe fresh new life into it with the use of all live instruments. The songs, vocalized by two Soca-soul veterans, Machel Montano and Benjai, are groovy elemental tunes that masterfully straddle the strength of the past and the vibrancy of our present culture. Benjai’s ‘TheRead More