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Kingston, Jamaica: – Reggae artiste, Luciano, while confirming that there was a bottle-throwing incident at a concert in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, is emphasizing that it was “out of the ordinary” and definitely does not reflect his normal reception in the Motherland, Africa. Luciano, known as the Messenjah, has been unwavering in his support of Africa and all things African. He has consistently done conscious lyrics and has a huge fan base in certain parts of Africa, a continent he has toured many times. “A lot of people may not knowRead More
New York, NY, Nov 2011: Music fans in New York and D.C. will be able to close off 2011 on a high note as master pianist, Monty Alexander, continues to celebrate his 50th year anniversary of performing by offering up a mélange of music from Jamaica to Sinatra and Cole this December. Alexander, whose recent album, “Uplift” has held the number one spot on the Jazz World Radio charts for 14 straight weeks, will pay tribute to his musical heroes – Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole – as partRead More
Inner Circle remake Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg’s “Young, Wild & Free” with I-Octane and Bizerk Miami – Inner Circle teams up with reggae artist I-Octane and upcoming recording artist Bizerk of Alligator City on an island vibe remake of Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg’s recording “Young, Wild & Free”. Most people know Inner Circle via “Sweat” and “Bad Boys” the ubiquitous “Cops” theme song that typified Inner Circle as one of reggae’s most successful groups ever. On the legendary band’s latest release Blazzin Fire: Classic Cuts the album capturesRead More
Resurgent deejay Ojukwu Simpson more popularly known as Ninja Kid continues to gain traction on the local entertainment circuit with the release of several singles and a new video. With the festive season fast approaching the ‘Menke’ singer has partnered with telecommunication giants Digicel for their ‘Rappa-Pam-Pam Dis Christmas’ promotion. Ninja Kid under the tutelage of acclaimed producer Christopher Birch, recorded the track that provides the backdrop for the audio and visuals currently in rotation on various media outlets. “I am very appreciative to be able to work with aRead More
Konshens Goes Digital with the Launch of A New Mobile App New York, NY – (November 17, 2011) – International Reggae Rising Star Konshens continues to raise the bar as he recently unveiled the ‘Konshens App’. Currently available on the Android smart phone, the new App allows Konshens fans to have access to him on the go. The App supports a wide range of Konshens content, giving fans the opportunity to stay connected to him by receiving the latest Konshens updates. Fans will be able to scroll through his latestRead More
New York: Thunderous applause and a standing ovation from avid literary arts lovers cheered Jamaican writer Jean Lowrie-Chin on last night at the New York City launch of her book Souldance at the corporate offices of Ruder Finn Inc in midtown Manhattan. The audience in the jam-packed room was riveted by the passionate and dynamic readings of some of Lowrie Chin’s favorite poems and writings, some of which go back several years. It seemed the audience could not get enough of the soul-stirring lyrics from yard, and the session reachedRead More
New York – Noverber 2011: Written by Mystie Thongs – In a world that changes trends and tastes faster than one can blink a fake eyelash, Christmas remains the one time of year we all hold steadfast to tradition. For the past six years one production team, comprising of Natasha Andrews-Noel and Shawn Noel, has been giving parang lovers a musical anchor in West Indian Christmas tradition in their Christmas Parang Compilations. 2012 is no exception. According to Natasha, co-owner and managing director of the team, “This year we haveRead More
Jamaica – November 2011: The Gregory Isaacs Foundation, with the support Tad’s Record and the African Museum label, has released a public service announcement featuring footage of iconic Reggae singer Gregory Isaacs warning children about the dangers of drugs, and talking frankly about his struggles with drug addiction. Spearheaded by Isaacs’ widow June Isaacs, the PSA will be airing on all television stations in Jamaica throughout the month of November – the island’s Drug Awareness Month. Part sales proceeds from Tad’s Record’s latest release, Gregory Isaacs – The African MuseumRead More
The Valley, Anguilla —Tuesday, November 2011—Anguilla is one of the countries that will be observing Caribbean Tourism Month this November, under the theme, “One Sea, One Voice, One Caribbean”. The program, which is endorsed by the Caribbean Tourism Organization, has as its primary objectives the creation of opportunities to raise awareness among the people of the Caribbean as to the importance of tourism to the development of the region; the generation of media coverage of the Caribbean tourism product and each destination’s local tourism product; and the celebration of theRead More
The Soul Train Music Awards for 2011, have nominated Machel Montano for the prestigious award for the category of Best Caribbean Performance with his hit single, “Bend Over”. One of Montano’s more popular songs for 2011, “Bend Over” has left an indelible mark on many fans and concertgoers due to the catchy rhythms, lyrics and most of all, their spectacular performance. At every show, all are left with their jaws open as Machel Montano and his dancer Brithany Dookie performs to this song. Everyone stops and stares, literally. In thisRead More