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Ricardo Drue one of the fastest rising stars in soca, has captured his second straight Soca monarch crown in Antigua. Ricardo Drue became a household name off the success of his breakaway hit “Vagabond” which earned him the 2nd runner up spot in Trinidad’s International Soca Monarch. However before his international fame, Ricardo had captured the 2014 Soca Monarch title in Antigua. The reigning Monarch went into the Antigua Recreation grounds on Saturday 1st August 2015 to defend his title, and did so in spectacular fashion. Commanding the crowd andRead More
  Saint Lucia – The Saint Lucia Tourist Board and industry partners have hailed the just concluded North American Showcase “another fruitful and productive marketplace encounter”. The 2015 North American Showcase attracted twenty-five international wholesale and tour operator companies, and double that number out of the domestic market. According to the Director of Tourism Louis Lewis, another indicator of success for the Board has been the admirable level and quality of partner support extended by award winning Saint Lucian resorts and tourism and hospitality service providers. “The vision and aimRead More
VP Records’ subsidiary label and distribution arm VPAL Music will release Jersey City reggae-fusion ensemble Kiwi’s third full-length album A Room With A View on August 28, 2015. Kiwi finesses their melodic approach and strips down their sound to its rawest, most rhythmic elements on the new album. Rooted in reggae rhythms and tropicália-inspired melodies, Jersey City-based Kiwi dynamically blends jazz and soulful grooves into a uniquely uplifting sound. A Room With A View combines syncopated roots rhythms with outside influences that span decades and circle the globe. Founding member/vocalistRead More
CTWD Highlights the Healing Power of Film at 2015 Caribbean Studies Conference New Orleans, Louisiana – CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution (CTWD) presented an important panel discussion on the unique role of film and new digital technologies in healing the historical hurts created by our colonial past, that have fueled divisions between Africa and the Creole cultures of the Caribbean and the Americas. The presentation took place during the 40th Annual Conference of the Caribbean Studies Association (CSA) in New Orleans, Louisiana. Presenting on the panel were CTWD Chair, Dr. Keith Nurse;Read More
ETANA AND HER BAND RAW SOUL REBELS KICK OFF THEIR U.S. SPRING 2015 TOUR THIS WEEK IN SUPPORT OF LATEST ALBUM I RISE Following Her Recent Initiative to “Stop Ebola and Build For the Future” Jamaican Reggae Singer Joins Hawaiian Songstress Anuhea on June Dates for The Queen Of The Islands Tour On the heels of Etana’s United Nations’ performance and the release of her “Better Tomorrow” single for the “Stop Ebola and Build For the Future” campaign, the reggae singer along with her band Raw Soul Rebels will embarkRead More
Smoke Season Unleash Psychedelic Video For Their Single, “Bees” Indie-electronic Duo Drop Trippy New Music Video Los Angeles, CA – The indie electro-Americana act, Smoke Season just released a stunningly, psychedelic music video for their latest single, “Bees.” They combine a spellbinding myriad of kaleidoscopic footage, custom-created neon light installations, and natural topography, continuing their breathtaking music video imagery that has become Smoke Season’s signature trademark. “Bees” is available for download on iTunes and currently streaming on YouTube. The single’s effortlessly sensual and hypnotically rhythmic undertones are only further enhancedRead More
World Music Promotions Presents World Music Caribbean Forum I 2015 New York, New York Professional Development World Music Management 101 Tailored for Caribbean Artists IIDEA Group LLC 347 West 36th Street, Suite 605 New York, NY 10018 Saturday April 18, 2015 TIME: 3PM-5PM Registration Deadline April 10, 2015 http://www.wmcfnyc.org/registration-form.html “Women doing it for themselves” Panelist: Alice Backer, Social Media Professional, Lawyer, Curator of La Caye Musically Thursday & Moderator of this forum; Shirley Menard, Entertainment Lawyer, Label Manager of Jatta Records & Artist Manager; S. Madison Bedard, Branding & MarketingRead More
Throughout history, no artist has so dominated the world of music as Bob Marley. A musical, political and even spiritual icon, a figure of almost mythical proportions, both poet and prophet, Marley was the first Jamaican artist to give voice to the struggles of his people and the Rastafarian culture, and the first to gain worldwide fame. Today, Bob Marley remains one of the 20th century’s most important and influential entertainment icons. Marley’s lifestyle and music continue to inspire new generations around the world as his legacy lives on throughRead More
Silver Shadow Dance Recital – Wednesday December 10th, 2014 St. Lucia’s Leading Dance Institution & Cultural Organization, the Silver Shadow Performing Arts Academy will be staging its 10th annual Dance Recital scheduled for today Wednesday 10th December 2014 at the National Cultural Centre from 6pm. The Dance Recital is in celebration of the Silver Shadow’s 23rd Anniversary as a dance institution in St. Lucia. Silver Shadow’s Recital is a nonprofit activity. It is an event where parents/Guardians, Sponsors and closely affiliated persons are invited to witness the academy’s achievements forRead More
All Star Film-making Team to Steer ‘The 3D Distribution Project’ Bridgetown, Barbados CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution, (CTWD) this week announced the impressive international team of top film and cultural industry talent that will implement the “3D Distribution Project” an innovative project financed by the ACP Cultures+ Programme of the European Union. The aim of the 3D Project – which stands for Digital, Domestic, and Diaspora Distribution — is to expand markets for indigenous film, and contribute to the Caribbean film industry’s global competitiveness. The team consists of long-time CTWD associates asRead More