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Roots Reggae Artist Spiritual Returns to Western U.S. Artist Embarks on the AWAKENING Tour Los Angeles, CA- Reggae artist from Jamaica, Spiritual will perform a series of dates throughout California and Southern Oregon this month. Spiritual returns to the Western U.S. after his most recent appearance at the 2018 Sierra Nevada World Music Festival. Performing with the Oufah Band, Spiritual shares a co-bill on several dates with the band Akae Beka that includes lead singer Vaughn Benjamin formerly of Virgin Islands’ roots reggae band Midnite. Spiritual will present conscious reggae music from his VP Records’ 2017Read More
  International Reggae singer Julian Marley is gearing up for the highly anticipated release of his fourth studio album, As I Am. Slated for an official 2019 release, fans are already getting a taste of what’s to come, since pre-orders went live on November 16th. All pre-orders come with an immediate download for the track, Straighter Roads. This is the first instant gratification track that will be made available through pre-orders prior to the release of the album. Produced by Ghetto Youths International and Zojak World Wide, the singer enlisted the creativeRead More
For immediate release: November 19, 2018 Bobby Konders Presents: Massive B Legacy – Volume 1drops today on Massive B Records Massive B Legacy Volume 1 is the first release in a series of compilations of greatest hits from the legendary Brooklyn sound system and record label. HOT 97 icon Bobby Konders started the Massive B movement in 1992 and this release marks the beginning of a celebration of Massive B’s rich musical legacy over the last 25+ years. Volume 1 showcases some past gems from the Massive B treasure chest, including severalRead More
The Drop: Estelle Presented by American Express     Los Angeles, CA– To celebrate the release of her latest album Lovers Rock, the GRAMMY Museum will welcome multi platinum GRAMMY Award-winning UK singer, songwriter, actress, and humanitarian Estelle to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate conversation and performance moderated by GRAMMY Museum Artistic Director Scott Goldman, Monday December 3rd at 7:30pm. (tickets at link below) Lovers Rock is Estelle’s most personal album to date, as it is not only a retelling of her parents’ love story, but also herRead More
NEW YORK, USA: Cali Gray is assembling a Hot Gyal Army. The New York-based soca/dancehall act issued the rally call for recruits across the United States, the United Kingdom and the Caribbean to join her all female self-empowered movement with the release of her new single “Hot Gyal Army”. Cali, real name Calika Grayson, challenges women everywhere to harness their intellectual and sexual energy on the Shawn “Spine” Stewart-produced track. She says every woman should be emboldened to express that power openly. “Too often we are told as women we shouldRead More
‘Rise & Reggae Tour’ with Dubtonic Kru and Aaron Nigel Smith coming to California, Oregon and Washington Jamaican Reggae legends, Dubtonic Kru are on tour on the West Coast this November in support of their new single entitled “Reggae Like Never Before”. The ‘Rise & Reggae (Like Never Before) Tour’ is being held on nine dates, with the inclusion of a highlight event called Plug N’ Play, an event known for showcasing developing artists alongside more experienced ones. The event was originated in Jamaica. The Rise & Reggae tour datesRead More
  GRAMMY Award-Nominated Julian Marley to Release First Album in 10 Years It has been close to a decade since GRAMMY award-nominated Julian Marley delivered his critically acclaimed “AWAKE” album, and while fans and music lovers have been clamoring for another musical offering, the reggae star as announced the January 25th release date of his fourth full length-album “As I Am”. Trodding on the footsteps of his iconic father Bob Marley’s message to voice the grievances of the downtrodden through the vibrations of music, Julian is inspired by life and spirituality, and while remaining true toRead More

Posted On November 21, 2018 By In Caribbean Cultural News

Kim Nain

KIM NAIN Known for her melodious lyrics and formidable flow, Jamaican born and raised singer and songwriter Kim Nain is making the way to the top. Being introduced to the flashing lights from a tender age, Kim Nain revels in the spotlight and is a natural on the center stage. She effortlessly can move from different genres of music and her voice does justice to whichever variety is selected. Celebrated for her fresh, organic and pulsating style, her lyrics are injected with her coy, playful persona, which leaves the listenerRead More
Tropicalfete, Inc.  Award  of Excellence this  year will be presented to Haitian American Painter Watson Mere that did the iconic painting “My Brothers Keeper” of Martin Luther King Jr. and Donald Trump that took the internet by storm. His Art work has been featured on MSNBC, PRI Media, and Washington Post to name a few. The award will be presented to Mr. Watson on December 16th at Brooklyn Music School Playhouse Theater during Tropicalfete Final production for the year the Finale. Our event is a show where the audience become partRead More
DAMIAN “JR. GONG” MARLEY’S WELCOME TO JAMROCK REGGAE CRUISE MARKS ITS 5TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY THIS DECEMBER The 2018 Sold-Out Voyage Celebrates with a Special Marley Brothers Performance and Its Biggest and Baddest Lineup Thus Far 2019 WTJRC Cabins Available for Sale Now Hailed as one of the most authentic, intimate and international reggae experiences, Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise will celebrate its fifth year on the high seas from December 1-6, 2018. The sold-out 5-day voyage aboard Royal Caribbean departs Ft. Lauderdale, FL with stops in Ocho Rios and Falmouth, Jamaica. This monumental yearRead More
Reggae crooner, Tarrus Riley, also known as “Singy Singy” is back with his new single “Guess Who” featuring Mykal Rose of the Reggae group Black Uhuru. They originally released their hit “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” in 1979 titled after the famous 1967 movie with Sidney Pottier. The re-imagined version by Tarrus Riley brings a fresh modern twist to the classic song, “Roots with a little pepper,” Tarrus says about the single. The video has premiered today on Tarrus Riley’s YouTube channel.The single will be available for streaming and download onRead More
Olatunji – Thank Mama Produced by: AdvoKit Productions in collaboration with Julian’s Promos Written by: Olatunji Yearwood, Bjorn Graham and Kit Israel Additional Background by: Olatunji Yearwood and Kit Israel Live Guitar by: Kit Israel Live Bass by: Gideon Bishop and Ira Storr Mixed and Mastered by: AdvoKit Productions Publishers: COTT / BMI / ASCAP / FOX FUSE LLC Artwork by: Tippa Tone @tippa_tone “Special thanks to Kasey Phillips of Precision Productions, Gregg White and the Ubersoca Cruise. 🏼” “Legend has it that when twin souls draw near each other aRead More
New York, NY– The new music video for “Contradiction” featuring Chronixx, by international reggae star Alborosie will exclusively premiere on Alborosie’s YouTube Channel this Friday at 12pm EST An energetic roots reggae track used to highlight issues that are apparent in society today, “‘Contradiction’ was ultimately a song born from the time we are living in and speaks to the current everyday life, social and political climate.” says Alborosie on the single. The video ends with a snippet of another popular track off the album “Lie.” Directed by Dameon Gayle,Read More
  Jah Bami (L) and Mighty Casey (R) Photo by: Raised Fist Propaganda For Immediate Release: October 26, 2018 Mighty Casey stands victorious with new video for “True Champion (ft. Jah Bami)” Reggaeville premieres first video from Casey’s Return of the Rudebwoy EP (available now – DubShot Records) The video for Mighty Casey’s raucous anthem was filmed on location at 2018’s Notting Hill Carnival, and directed by Brooklyn (by way of Trinidad) recording artist, Metric Man. “I really wanted to capture the essence and energy of Carnival. I wanted to use London as aRead More
  Call it serendipity or maybe a true blessing, but when the universe delivers a moment of inspiration just as you need it, all you can be is thankful. Earlier this year the team was fortuitous enough to experience such an instant. It came from hundreds of radiant faces dancing delightedly to Precision’s music in Japan. Two things immediately occurred. Firstly, a deep swell of gratitude encompassed everyone in studio, and secondly, the team was inspired to pass that feeling along to the world in music and songs. That flashRead More
MUNYA SHARES “HOTEL DELMANO” MUSIC VIDEO WATCH NOW VIA HIGHSNOBIETY (Credit: Samuel Pearson) “Sleek and atmospheric synth-pop that feels nostalgic and modern simultaneously—like glimpsing the future through a sepia-toned filter.” – Pitchfork “The song certainly evokes a dreamlike atmosphere, and an easy-going breeziness that characterizes the best French pop music. But ‘Hotel Delmano’ has a haunting edge, with hazy apparitions of a woman with blue skin leaving an impression that lasts.” – Stereogum “The lead single (and quasi title track) is ‘Hotel Delmano,’ a gorgeous, ethereal number with keyboards that sound like twilightRead More
VP Records Proud Sponsor of the Premier Caribbean Event Miami, FL– The end of 2018 Beach Road Trip (BRT) Weekend Tour will take place November 1-4 on the Historic Virginia Key Beach in Miami Florida. The headliners for the weekend include, Soca Monarch Machel Montano, dancehall artist, Alkaline, and a host of internationally known DJs. VP Records is proud to be a sponsor of the festival. The 4-day, all-inclusive weekend will launch with a Yacht Party on Thursday (November 1); a Welcome Check-In Party and The V Maui Wowi on FridayRead More
October 22, 2018 BERES HAMMOND’S “NEVER ENDING” LANDS AT NUMBER ONE ON BILLBOARD REGGAE CHART IN ITS FIRST WEEK “Hammond, at 63, remains an energetic and charismatic performer, his soulful, gravely vocals delivering timeless hits written about falling in and out of love and the bittersweet exchanges between those sentiments.” – Billboard New York, NY– VP Records is proud to announce that legendary reggae artist Beres Hammond’s new album “Never Ending” has debuted at number one on the Billboard Reggae Chart in its first week. The album was also numberRead More
“Tropicalfete – The Finale Concert: A Free Musical Gift to the Community” is Tropicalfete’s final concert each year. It will feature all our cultural art forms: our Steel Pan Ensemble, choir, stilt performers and masqueraders. In addition, there will be performances from live bands and various artists with music ranging from pop to soul to classical to zouk, chutney to reggae and calypso to highlight the Caribbean flavor. We will also be honoring someone in the community with the Tropicalfete Award of Excellence for his/her contribution towards the arts. ThisRead More

Posted On October 19, 2018 By In Uncategorized


Reggae songstress, poet and Yoga enthusiast Janine Cunningham (aka Jah9) has teamed up again with legendary producer Clive Hunt to produce a fresh crop of compelling musical sojourns, summarized in the title of the extended play vinyl showcase “Feelings”. Jah9 specializes in feelings. Her unique vocal delivery spins a narrative thread that attracts fans of reggae and other genres to a new space along the musical landscape. Powered with emotional impact, each song presents a new feeling. As well as the instrumental versions, the EP contains the hit single “HardcoreRead More

Posted On August 12, 2018 By In Caribbean Cultural News


Culan’s “Easy to Love You” remix featuring dancehall star Konshens has all the right ingredients; seductive riddim, flirty lyrics, Culan’s raspy vocals and Konshens gritty panache. The video has been shot and will be premiering soon. “It was great to link up with Konshens on the remix, I’ve always thought he was a dope artist and I’m happy it can be a part of the legendary Reggae Gold compilation series this year,” said Culan of the collaboration and being on Reggae Gold 2018.Read More
Last night, multiplatinum GRAMMY® Award-winning artist Estelle performed at the Wingate Concert Series at Wingate Park in Brooklyn for their Afro-Caribbean Night. She performed a 40 minute set of hits like “Come Over”, “Thank You”, “Conqueror” and “American Boy.” She also performed songs “Love Like Ours” and “Better” from her upcoming project “Lovers Rock” out September 7th. After her performance, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, honored her with an award and the keys to the city of Brooklyn. Estelle shared her sentiments by expressing that Brooklyn was her firstRead More
On the heels of his fourth album A Matter Of Time debuting at #1 on the U.S. Billboard Reggae Album Chart, the Jamaican star Protoje announces new headlining dates for the end of the summer across the West Coast. The shows fall amidst his recently announced pair of dates supporting Ms. Lauryn Hill’s tour. See new dates in bold below and full schedule at Tickets will go on sale this Friday, July 20. Protoje is currently in Europe for the second leg of his A Matter Of Time Tour. HeRead More