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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 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
Estelle, Beenie Man, Christopher Martin & More to Perform in Jamaica with a Simulcast to Live Viewing Parties in Top Cities Across the Globe NEW YORK, NY – VP Records, the world’s largest reggae music company, will kick off its 40th Anniversary with a return to Jamaica for the launch of its highly anticipated, Strictly the Best compilation album. The event, Strictly The Best – LIVE Montego Bay will take place at UsainBolt’s Tracks & Records restaurant in Montego Bay on Wednesday, January 30.  For the first time VP Records is taking the launch of the seriesRead More
RECORDINGS BY AEROSMITH, MILES DAVIS, FATS DOMINO, ELLA FITZGERALD, DOLLY PARTON, TOM PETTY, NINA SIMONE, AND FRANK SINATRA AMONG 2019 GRAMMY HALL OF FAME® INDUCTIONS  25 RECORDINGS ADDED TO THE GRAMMY HALL OF FAME® RESIDING AT THE GRAMMY MUSEUM® SANTA MONICA, CALIF. (JAN. 24, 2019) — Continuing its ongoing commitment to preserving and celebrating timeless recordings, the Recording Academy™ has announced the newest inductions to its distinguished GRAMMY Hall Of Fame®. The latest additions recognize a diverse range of both singles and album recordings at least 25 years old that exhibit qualitative or historical significance.Read More
Are you longing for it yet…That Carnival ting? For a few, it is a sweet ache. For others, an insatiable craving. And the rest of us? We just know that we need it now! It is the kind of feeling that the current dictionary simply has no words for. However, the deep desires that it freely unleashes in Soca lovers, is expressed in every fete, by every bumper pushing seductively back, and in our bodies when our feet and waistlines take over the road.The Precision Productions team is quite familiarRead 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
Piarco, Trinidad (Sonique Solutions) – After 2 years of successfully bringing the world to Trinidad & Tobago’s Carnival, the ultra all-inclusive event ‘Gateway to the World’ returns to satisfy the festival appetites of T&T’s discerning party goers. With its theme ‘Welcome Home’ the 2019 edition of this all-inclusive affair takes place at the car park of the old Piarco International Airport on Friday 1st February and will deliver an event which is truly worthy and representative of the twin-island republic’s cosmopolitan culture. Organizers of the event, FODAT LTD, are goingRead More
Various ArtistsReggae MandelaGenre: ReggaeLabel: VP RecordsRelease Date: 8 February 2019Catalog Number: VP2524EAN/UPC: 054645252461Open This Promo VP Records celebrates the life and legacy of the South African leader, Nelson Mandela, 100 years after his birth and 25 years after his election in April 1994 as President of South Africa. Released for Black History Month 2019, Reggae Mandela chronicles the awareness within the reggae community of Mandela’s struggles, as well as the collective celebration of his victory over apartheid, his freedom, and his ascension to the presidency. The collection begins in the late 70s with the MightyRead More
St.Vincent, WI: “Skinny Fabulous Celebrates ‘Famalay’ Finding It’s Place on The USA ITunes Top 100 Reggae Charts” On January 10 th 2019, ‘Famalay ’ became the #1 selling song from the Caribbean globally on the iTunes Reggae Top 100 chart. Today, ‘Famalay’ is holding on to the #5 spot which is indicative of the support for the Soca track. While breaking the news on January 10 th via his social media channels Skinny addressed the fact that the placement occurred on a Reggae chart by saying “ I know thisRead More
Barbados’2018 People’s and Party Monarch Michael “Mikey” Mercer has his eyes set on Trinidad and Tobago’s 2019 Carnival celebrations. After creating quite a stir during the 2018 Cropover festivities with his party anthem ‘ Feting Family ’ the single entered Trinidad and Tobago without any formal introductions. His recent visit to Trinidad and Tobago was to officially introduce himself and promote the widely received track. The Bajan sensation is no stranger to accolades. When asked to share them his modest responses usually leaves recipients stunned. His Party Monarch titles wereRead More
CREDITS & INFO.:Produced by Black Carpet MovementVocals by Kurt Allen, Heaven ‘Snakey’ Charles and Russell CadoganTrombone by Burt MarcellinTrumpet by Rolston MathuraTenor Sax by Jamie GhanyMastered by Mice During the 1950’s to the early 1980’s Mano and the Mano Marcellin Ochestra used to thrill audiences locally, regionally and interna􀆟onally. They won sevenBrassorama 􀆟􀆩les, recorded albums and played for hundreds of dance par􀆟es and fetes throughout the country. The Music was sweet…and it was about the Brass!In 1965, he introduced amplified music into the Carnival parade which meant instead of musiciansRead More
Grammy Winning Artist Presents Lovers Rock Live with Intimate Performances Grammy Winning Artist Presents Lovers Rock Live with Intimate Performances New York, NY– Grammy Award winning artist Estelle will hit the East Coast this February with intimate performances as she presents the ‘Estelle Experience’ beginning in New York on February 6th and continuing onto Philadelphia, Virginia, Atlanta and Nashville, with more cities to be announced later. The Estelle Experience will give fans a chance to hear the story behind “Lovers Rock” from Estelle herself. Inspired by her parents love story, the album “Lovers Rock”Read More
 IRIE FM & Thousands of Fans “Crown” Richie Spice-“Young King of Reggae” 2018  New York, NY– Reggae & Rastafari champion Richie Spice returns to VP Records with a brand-new single “Beautiful Life” featuring Toronto based singer/songwriter Kathryn Aria, available worldwide January 18th.   The new single combines two of Richie’s strongest themes of love and consciousness. “Beautiful Life” simultaneously presents itself as a lover’s tune while bridging together the universal concept of ‘One Love’ for life and consciousness. Produced by Steven Stanley, the song is sure to become a staple in RichieRead More
Lose yourself in the rhythm of infectious carnivals; give yourself a rush from thrilling regattas, let the spirits move you at any of the delectable cook-outs complete authentic Caribbean drinks;  or simply free yourself during  a weekend road trip to party, holiday, and revel in other’s company for an entire weekend in beautiful resort location. Whatever your penchant, whatever your preference, the Caribbean has an event in 2019 to satisfy your wish. The CTO has compiled our most extensive list of events in member countries, making easy for you toRead More
CREDITS & INFO.:PICK YOUR POSITON (Roadmix Version) – DJSLINSHOT X Motto X Skinny FabulousWritten by Lashley ‘ Motto ‘ Winter & Gamal ‘Skinny Fabulous’ Doyle Mixed and mastered by Scratch MasterProduced by Teamfoxx – Lashley ‘Motto’ WinterRe mixed by @djslinshot (Germany)ASAP – LyrikalWritten by Lashley ‘ Motto ‘ Winter & Devon ” Lyrikal ” Martin Mixed and mastered by Scratch MasterComposed/Recorded by Wildfire at Rebel Muzik Studio, Queens NYProduced by Teamfoxx – Lashley ‘ Motto ‘ WinterFLING IT – Nessa Preppy Written by Nessa Preppy/Soca BantonMixed and mastered by Scratch MasterProduced by Lashley ‘Read More
Toronto, Ontario (Sonique Solutions) – In an era where the Calypso genre is losing some of its biggest musical icons, a team of musical professionals & enthusiasts hailing from Dominica, St. Vincent, St. Lucia, Trinidad, Barbados and North-America is paying homage to the legendary singer, The Mighty Sparrow with an updated 2019 version of the Calypsonian’s 1969 hit ‘Sa Sa Yea’ just in time for the 2019 Carnival season. The aptly titled ‘iDRUM Sa Sa Yea (2019 Version)’ was conceptualised by Dominican-born, Toronto-based international artist Davidson Elie, known by theRead More
For immediate release Kingston Jamaica January 2, 2019 Talented Jamaican born, US based Film Producer, Actress and Model, Jacinth Headlam – known for her lead role in the Caribbean favorite and multi award winning film ‘Diary of A Badman’ – has now added Published Author to her list of accolades with the upcoming international release of her first novel ‘Love After’. In ‘Love After’ Jacinth shares her most intimate and personal stories to help every reader overcome their pain, hurt, trauma, betrayals and insecurities. She gives an honest account of everythingRead More
From: Susan Smith [] Sent: Tuesday, January 8, 2019 9:33 AM To: undisclosed-recipients: Subject: Shatta Wale, YGF Records Promise Big Moves for 2019 Please consider this press release for publication. Thank you Shatta Wale, YGF Records Promise Big Moves for 2019 YGF Records has started off the new year quite impressively with the release of a sizzling new number titledIsland, by Ghanaian dancehall artiste Shatta Wale. Released to the artiste’s YouTube page on January 1st, it will be available on all platforms on January 11 for purchase. The high energy dance track has beenRead More
  Dancehall artiste Starface has released a counteraction for Munga’s hit song, ‘Nah Mad Over No Gal’. The single, released on the Konsequence Muzik label, will be officially released via iTunes soon. “The response has been incredible so far, mi phone no stop blow up, from people inna the industry, to people outside the industry, the bloggers, the selectors….everybody say it sell off,” Starface said. in the saucy song, she weighs in on the recent Spice-Nuffy debate with the disclaimer, “the streets say” before dropping a juicy tidbit about NuffyRead More
WORLD’S LARGEST INDEPENDENT REGGAE LABEL VP RECORDS CELEBRATES 40TH ANNIVERSARY Keepers of the genre to mark occasion with year-long celebration  NEW YORK, NY – VP Records, the world’s largest reggae music company, announces a year-long calendar of activities in celebration of its 40 years in the United States. The year will feature a variety of music and cultural events, products, historical exhibits and experiences, in Jamaica, across the U.S., Toronto, Canada and London, England. “VP is integral to the history of reggae and dancehall music. We take this responsibility seriously and weRead More