Caribbean Cultural News Category

CHRISTOPHER MARTIN AND RAGING FYAH JOIN VP RECORDS FOR THE UNVEILING OF A REGGAE MUSIC JOURNEY AT SANGSTER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Exhibition Chronicles the History of Reggae Music’s Biggest Label Caption: 1st photo: Pictured left to right: Patricia Chin – Founder VP Records and Dr. Rafael Echevarne – CEO MBJ Airports Limited, unveil A Reggae Music Journey exhibit at Sangster International airport, Montego Bay, Jamaica. 2nd photo: Raging Fyah looks at Dennis Brown photo exhibit at MBJ food court 3rd Photo; Christopher Martin sings “Big Deal” after ribbon cutting Photos byRead More
NEW YORK, NY – The Cherrytree Music Company, Brooklyn Knights Entertainment and 300 Entertainment are pleased to announce the release of Grammy-award winning dancehall/reggae icon, SHAGGY’s new album, Wah Gwaan?! – a collection that embodies the musician’s Jamaican roots, global reach, contagious joy and introspective side – on May 10, 2019.  Full tracklisting included below.  The compelling 12 tracks on Wah Gwaan?! – a Jamaican patois greeting meaning ‘what’s goin’ on?’ – are a revelation of an accomplished and multi-talented musical star. “Use Me, the album’s first single, has all the hallmarks of a Shaggy smash: an island vibe, witty wordplay, and an irresistible pop melody with a newRead More
 EarthKry Covers Roots by Bob Marley at Modes Rehearsal Studio in Kingston, Jamaica. Ahead of Jamaica’s self-contained band Earthkry tour as special guests of two-times GRAMMY nominated J Boog’s continental “ROSE PETALS WINTER TOUR”, the Roots Rock Reggae Band took the time to pay homage to the iconic Bob Marley with a cover of “ROOTS” in honor of his born day. Filmed at Modes Rehearsal studio in Kingston, Jamaica, EarthKry; Keyboardist Phillip Mcfarlane, Vocalist/Guitarist Aldayne Haughtron, Drummer Kieron Cunningham and Bassist Kamardo Blake were joined by guests musician percussionist Keith Cunningham and Oshane Love on the Saxophone ! Watch in FULL at https://tinyurl.com/ek-bobmarley  Read More
ÁNGELA AGUILAR, AIDA CUEVAS, FATOUMATA DIAWARA, NATALIA LAFOURCADE, SNATAM KAUR, SEUN KUTI, CRAIG MORRIS, AND SOFI TUKKER TO PERFORM AT PRELUDE TO THE 61ST ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS (Photo by Jonathan Mannion)  SANTA MONICA, CALIF. (JAN. 31, 2019) — The GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony will take place at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 10, from 12:30–3:30 p.m. PT, and will be streamed live internationally via GRAMMY.com. Preceding the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast, the Premiere Ceremony will be hosted by GRAMMY winner and current nominee (for Best Reggae Album) Shaggy and will feature a number ofRead More
Artists to Perform at the 23rd Annual Event Include Smokey Robinson, Buju Banton, French Montana, Ella Mai and More    Basseterre, St. Kitts (January 31, 2019) – The Ministry of Tourism and the St. Kitts Tourism Authority along with the St. Kitts Music Festival Committee are pleased to announce the complete roster of musical artists who will be performing at the 23rd Annual St. Kitts Music Festival taking place June 26 – 30, 2018.   “We are pleased to have such a diverse and exciting lineup of artists confirmed to perform in this year’s St.Read More
Leroy Artist Brown Throws Back With In The Book Reggae singer Leroy Artist Brown has released a remake of his classic track, In The Book, whichwas originally sung by him in the 1970s. “The song derives from a conversation that I had with a good friend but the conversation kept leading to the book. We had a good laugh about it and the idea stuck with me so I decided to write the song and the rest is history,” he explained. The song will be featured as the title track ofRead More
Two-time GRAMMY® winner James Ingram was a soulful, chart-topping singer and songwriter. A 14-time GRAMMY nominee, Ingram earned two GRAMMY Awards in the 1980s: Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male for “One Hundred Ways” and Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal for “Yah Mo B There,” a duet with Michael McDonald. As a songwriter, he collected several hits with an impressive roster of artists including Ray Charles, Michael Jackson, and the Pointer Sisters, among others. Ingram’s rich voice and masterful songwriting has made a lasting impact on theRead More
British-Jamaican Reggae singer Bitty McLean will be hitting the road with Sly and Robbie & The Taxi Gang for the North American Love Restart Tour. Promoting the LP of the same name, it was released in August 2018 and the singer is itching to take the sound on the road. “Since the album was released, I’ve been getting some great feedback so I’m really excited to feel the live energy from my fans,” McLean stated. The LP was produced collaboratively through three labels – Taxi Records, Silent River and Tabou1.Read More
CASTRIES – Tuesday, January 29, 2019 – Saint Lucia has won the award for the ‘Caribbean’s Leading Honeymoon Destination’ at the 26th annual World Travel Awards (WTA) in Jamaica at the Sandals Montego Bay on January, 28, 2019. Saint Lucia has won this award ten times, with the most recent honour in 2018. The red-carpet award ceremony celebrates the most prestigious travel professionals and tourism brands in the Caribbean and North America. The World Travel Awards followed with the 37th edition of the Caribbean Travel Marketplace, which is hosted by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) from January 29 – 31, 2019. “To be continuously recognized as theRead More
Three artistes announced for Jazz ‘n Creole 2019 Roseau, Dominica – (January 29, 2019) Three artistes have been announced for Dominica’s Jazz ‘n Creole carded for May 3 – 5, 2019, at Fort Shirley in the Cabrits National Park.  Marva Williams, Festival and Events Manager (Ag) at the Dominica Festivals Committee (DFC) made the announcement at a concert featuring British artiste Joss Stone.   On the line up for this year’s 10th edition of Jazz ‘n Creole are Johan Chuckeree of Trinidad and Tobago and Dominica’s own Mel and The Smith Brothers.    JohannRead More