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Brooklyn, NY, April 17, 2014 – On Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 12pm, Community2Community (C2C), the Brooklyn-based nonprofit, service organization working with communities in Haïti to achieve self-sufficiency, will kick off its 4th Annual “Hope and A Future” – A Celebration of Haïti at the Christian Cultural Center (CCC) Campus, 12020 Flatlands Avenue in Brooklyn, NY. Sponsored by the Christian Cultural Center, New York Daily News, WBLS FM/WLIB AM, and New York Amsterdam News, this year’s celebration will feature the C2C Ayiti Marché, (Haitian Kreyòl for “Open Market”) with internationalRead More
New York: Five months after Jamaican songbird Tessanne Chin beat out Wil Champlin and Christina Aguilera’s 16 year old protege Jacquie Lee to win season 5 of The Voice, tri-state area music fans will get the opportunity to see her perform live in concert on Memorial Monday, May 26, 2014 when she headlines the first annual Oracabessa Festival at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, NY. Other performers include Beenieman, Konshens and Assassin. “We are thrilled to have Tessanne perform live in New York for the very first time since sheRead More
“Garlin is on the verge of the elusive crossover success….merging of soca with EDM… expanding the future of Trinidad’s homespun genre.” May 15, 2014 – New York, NY] Trinidadian soca vocalist Bunji Garlin has inked an exclusive deal with RCA Records in conjunction with VP Records. The two labels will join forces to promote Bunji Garlin’s international smash hit “Differentology (Ready For The Road).” Garlin is thrilled to partner with RCA. “It’s an honor to be considered to be a part of this entity and I look forward to allRead More
New York, NY – Reggae sensation Hezron delivers the hits with his massive double-disc debut album, The Live I Live(d), available worldwide on May 27, 2014, with pre-order available now, from Tad’s Record. Born Hezron Clarke in St. James, Jamaica, this talented and accomplished vocalist and lyricist has been steadily building a name for himself over the years. He first earned his musical stripes by performing in his church choir as a child and later transitioned into R&B as a young adult, after migrating to the United States. As heRead More

Posted On April 17, 2014By altonIn Music Reviews, Music-News Radio, News

STEPHEN "RAGGA" MARLEY

To gear up for his upcoming summer album, Stephen “Ragga” Marley will kick off his Revelation Part II: The Fruit of Life Tour in Saint Petersburg, FL on April 12. Jo Mersa Marley, who is dropping his debut EP Comfortable this Spring, and Wayne Marshall, who is supporting his new album Tru Colors, will also join him on the road to perform in over 30 cities nationwide throughout April and May. Stephen, Jo and Wayne are all a part of the Ghetto Youths International label. Stephen “Ragga” Marley, the 8-timeRead More

Posted On March 6, 2014By altonIn News

Dancehall Re-visits The Arsenio Hall Show

New York, New York – As we celebrate black history month and reggae month during the month of February, the Jamaican flag has once again been raised high on mainstream television. On Thursday February 13th, 2014, The Arsenio Hall Show revisited the feature of dancehall entertainment for late night viewers. More than 10 years ago dancehall icon Shabba Ranks performed on the Arsenio Hall show, prior this to new syndication, with R&B super star Johnny Gill and it was a memorable one. Dancehall icon Patra also performed on The ArsenioRead More
New York, New York – Hats off to Team Shaggy and Friends. The momentum of such a worthy event began to build days after the announcement that Jamaica’s’ songbird Tessanne Chin was crowned winner of the 5th season of NBCs The Voice. After the announcement of her win, Shaggy and his team immediately announced the full line up of his annual charity event for Bustamante Children Hospital. Shaggy went on a media campaign along with some of the many artists who contributed their time and energy for this cause. ForRead More
It’s time for pace…We are talking about 160 bpm of pure vibes for Carnival 2014. While some are still basking in Christmas festivities, Ms. Alysha is sounding the alarm for Power Soca with her single “On The Truck.” Known for her ability to chant quickly, Ms. Alysha easily dishes out lyrics inviting you to “Climb Up” and “Wuk It Up On Top The Truck.” Sounds inviting right? A song that is geared for masqueraders requires only one thing to be done; oblige to her instructions. Teaming up with Homebase MusicRead More
Shaggy lives by a motto that has been adopted by people around the world. The motto is “it’s not about the award, it’s about the reward,” and reward is what Shaggy will receive to begin 2014! On January 4th, Shaggy and friends will celebrate at the artists annual concert called Shaggy and Friends. The event is produced by Shaggy and team to raise funds for the Bustamante Children’s Hospital in Jamaica. Now in its 8th year (7 years prior to that Shaggy was doing this on his own), Shaggy hasRead More
Established in 1993, Strictly The Best is the first annual reggae compilation in the business. This year’s installment Vol. 48 & Vol. 49, which features an explosive collection of trendsetting hits on two separate discs, is available this week (Dec. 17) and marks the series’ 20th anniversary. Year after year, the Strictly The Best series unveils a comprehensive collection of the genre’s most popular tunes and breaking hits. The go-to compilation features reggae’s biggest stars and is also a platform for new talent to gain notoriety in the industry. ThisRead More