All posts by Ann J

Posted On August 12, 2018By Ann JIn Caribbean Cultural News


Reggae songstress, poet and Yoga enthusiast Janine Cunningham (aka Jah9) has teamed up again with legendary producer Clive Hunt to produce a fresh crop of compelling musical sojourns, summarized in the title of the extended play vinyl showcase “Feelings”. Jah9 specializes in feelings. Her unique vocal delivery spins a narrative thread that attracts fans of reggae and other genres to a new space along the musical landscape. Powered with emotional impact, each song presents a new feeling. As well as the instrumental versions, the EP contains the hit single “HardcoreRead More

Posted On August 12, 2018By Ann JIn Caribbean Cultural News


Culan’s “Easy to Love You” remix featuring dancehall star Konshens has all the right ingredients; seductive riddim, flirty lyrics, Culan’s raspy vocals and Konshens gritty panache. The video has been shot and will be premiering soon. “It was great to link up with Konshens on the remix, I’ve always thought he was a dope artist and I’m happy it can be a part of the legendary Reggae Gold compilation series this year,” said Culan of the collaboration and being on Reggae Gold 2018.Read More
Last night, multiplatinum GRAMMY® Award-winning artist Estelle performed at the Wingate Concert Series at Wingate Park in Brooklyn for their Afro-Caribbean Night. She performed a 40 minute set of hits like “Come Over”, “Thank You”, “Conqueror” and “American Boy.” She also performed songs “Love Like Ours” and “Better” from her upcoming project “Lovers Rock” out September 7th. After her performance, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, honored her with an award and the keys to the city of Brooklyn. Estelle shared her sentiments by expressing that Brooklyn was her firstRead More
On the heels of his fourth album A Matter Of Time debuting at #1 on the U.S. Billboard Reggae Album Chart, the Jamaican star Protoje announces new headlining dates for the end of the summer across the West Coast. The shows fall amidst his recently announced pair of dates supporting Ms. Lauryn Hill’s tour. See new dates in bold below and full schedule at Tickets will go on sale this Friday, July 20. Protoje is currently in Europe for the second leg of his A Matter Of Time Tour. HeRead More
The Caribbean has a new way to express pride in individual culture via fashion’s newest accessory called Cool Face – the multi-use fabric tubular bandana that can be used around the face, hair and wrist! Developed by Dancehall USA executive Nick Walker, Cool Face is a specially designed, and highly visible infinity fabric that fits securely in the position the wearer chooses to place it.  The product is light weight, breathable, quick-dry, provides (spf) protection, wicks moisture and can be worn over 16 different ways, the kind of product youRead More
Reggae songstress Queen Ifrica has announced her upcoming performances this summer. Starting in Sacramento at the Oroville Rock Reggae Jamfest on July 22nd, Queen will then head to Chino Hills California at the Big-League Dreams Venue and complete the run at Beres Hammond’s show at the The Ford Amphitheater in Coney Island New York on August 5th. Queen Ifrica’s 2017 release “Climb“ reached number one on the Billboard Reggae Chart in its first week., Climb was critically acclaimed for its inspirational lyrics and powerful messages. She has continued to supportRead More
Making his debut performance in Brooklyn, New York, Kabaka Pyramid performed at City Parks, Summer Stage festival. CityParks Shows plays a central role in activating City Parks Foundation’s mission to create vibrant and healthy urban communities through dynamic programming in parks for all New Yorkers. CityParks Shows brings hundreds of live music, dance and theater performances to communities throughout New York City’s five boroughs. The SummerStage festival showcased Kabaka Pyramid, Third World, Barrington Levy alongside DJs Federation Sound and DJ Gravy. Kabaka Pyramid alongside the Bebble Rockers electrified the crowdRead More

Posted On July 16, 2018By Ann JIn Caribbean Cultural News


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2018 marks the 25th anniversary of the iconic compilation series Reggae Gold. Now available for pre-orders and out July 27th everywhere, this milestone will be celebrated with a throwback mixtape by the legendary RoryStoneLove, featuring classic reggae jams from the likes of Maxi Priest, Capleton, Buju Banton, Beres Hammond and more from Reggae Gold albums in the 90’s. 1993 marked the first year in the series and it has since solidified its place of importance in the culture, being the premier compilation album for the latest and best in reggaeRead More