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Posted On October 20, 2011By altonIn Discussion Groups, News

Vybz Kartel Asserts that…

Adidjahiem Records would like to announce that they are still the booking and management agents for Portmore Empire artists. In a statement issued through his lawyer Michael Deans, Adidjahiem Records CEO Adidja ‘Vybz Kartel’ Palmer stated that “Portmore Empire artists Vanessa Bling (Gaza Slim), Sheba, Tommy Lee, and Shawn Storm are still booked and managed by Adidjahiem Records. As such, any bookings or commitments coming through any other channels will not be honored.”Read More
Kingston, Jamaica – October 2011; With the global success of Singing Melody’s song “Collide” Shem Music Group has just released the video, adding momentum in market anticipation for the January 17th, 2012 release of the artists forthcoming album ‘They Call Me Mr. Melody.’ The video, shot entirely on location in Kingston, Jamaica, flows with the theme of a couple who is separated due to a mistake made on the part of the man. That mistake sees his in jail for some time, causing both he and his girl to reflectRead More
Kingston, JA/New York, NY – October 18, 2011 – (RAINE PR): Tad’s Record is once again partnering with Reggae icon Gregory Isaacs’ African Museum label for Gregory Isaacs -The African Museum & Tad’s Collection Vol. II , which will be released on October 25th, marking the one year anniversary of Isaacs’ passing. Part proceeds from the album sales will be donated to the Gregory Isaacs Foundation, which was established by his widow June Isaacs earlier this year. Ms. Isaacs will also utilize the tribute album to launch a drug awarenessRead More

Posted On October 20, 2011By altonIn Film-News, News

Magano and friends for Plug ‘n’ Play

The popular Friday evening jam session, Plug ‘n’ Play, presents conscious vibes and smooth connections on October 21 as rising reggae acts, Guidance and Magano will be joined by a host of talented friends at the Wyndham Hotel’s Jonkanoo Lounge in New Kingston. Plug ‘n’ Play has evolved into the trendiest weekend hot spot for good quality live music, and one of the unique things about this event is that focus is as much about the musicians as it is about the artistes. Claiming comparable spotlight is the Krucial band,Read More
October 17, 2011 – Multiple Grammy Award-winning Reggae Superstar Damian Marley has partnered with the Caribbean Education Foundation, Inc. (CEF) to headline its “STAND UP – Educate the Youths” BENEFIT CONCERT to help children in Jamaica attend high school. The STAND UP Benefit Concert will be held on Thursday, November 17, 2011 at the beautiful outdoor music venue, Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida. Proceeds from the concert will be donated to the Caribbean Education Foundation Jamaica Scholarship Programs. It is highly anticipated that STAND UP will be a spectacularRead More

Posted On October 20, 2011By altonIn Music Reviews, News

MEET TWO BROTHERS DETERMINED

In a recent interview on Bess 100 fm, brothers, Damion and Howard Hinds announced their intentions to transform the Reggae/Dancehall industry for the better. The brothers who hail from the Sea view Gardens community recently released their latest rhythm driven project, entitled Betta Way on their own D’Ave Productions label. Their reason for titling the project Betta Way is their belief that the Reggae/Dancehall industry is riddled with corruption and upcoming artists within the genre is in desperate need of a better way. Some of the points raised by bothRead More
The October edition of Big Night in Little Haiti features one of Haitian music’s biggest cultural artists – Bélo. He transcends the label of Haitian artists and has in fact become a major draw at world music festivals around the world. Keeping with the world music vibe for the night, the opening set features Lanzallamas Monofonica, one of Miami’s best multicultural ensembles. The concerts and full night of art, food, drinks and fun takes place Friday, October 21st at the Little Haiti Cultural Center in Miami – free admission toRead More

Posted On October 19, 2011By altonIn Interviews, News

Wasp Embarks On South African Tour

KINGSTON, JAMAICA :: OCTOBER 2011 :: Dancehall recording artiste Marvin Clarke better known as Wasp departed the island this week for South Africa where he’s set to embark on a two week tour of the African continent. The Cassia Park native known for hits such as ‘Wasp A Buss Di Place’, ‘Unfair Officer’ and ‘Cry Fi Dem’ is one of the billed headliners for the Lager Beer Summer Festival which gets on the way, October 15th in South Africa. Other confirmed acts on the festival include fellow Jamaican entertainers; CocoaRead More
“RICARDO DRUE RELEASES NEW TRACK SHAWTY FT BUNJI GARLIN” Singer, songwriter, and entertainer Ricardo Drue is back on the scene with a new style, sound and a new vision. Widely recognized for his past hits “Nah Leaving” featuring Soca Diva Patrice Roberts and “No Boring Gyal” the frontline singer for IMIJ & COMPANY blazes the heat yet again, this time collaborating with musical Icon and lyricist BUNJI GARLIN to bring you a remix to one of his releases for 2011/12 “SHAWTY.” With a mixture of Soca, R&b, Latin and aRead More

Posted On October 19, 2011By altonIn Music Reviews, News

DANCEHALL CULTURE EMBRACES VIOLENT LYRICS

Many people are not familiar with the name Zebidee, for one reason and one reason only; he refuses to continue singing gun tunes. Like many other dancehall artists, Zebidee started out doing nothing but gun music. His fame quickly spread in the streets, which resulted in him being invited to perform at several functions, and stage shows in his hometown of St. Elizabeth. As word started to leak into neighboring parishes, Zebidee began to realize the impact his songs were having on the youths. It was then that he decidedRead More