Archive for the 'Caribbean News' Category

Aidonia to make another donation

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

Dancehall deejay Aidonia will be making a second instalment in his One Voice Foundation and Sheldon Lawrence Scholarship programmes to his alma mater, Maxfield Park Primary School in Kingston, on Friday.The initiative, worth almost $300,000, will be awarded to five grade-six students. The top student — who exemplifies good behaviour and attitude; maintains the highest [...]

UK-born reggae dancehall singer in Gambia

Monday, March 7th, 2016

Kingman, a UK-born reggae dancehall singer and songwriter, has arrived in The Gambia to promote his second album “Long Live Kingman 2016” comprising thirteen tracks. In this latest album, Kingman featured a Gambian upcoming artiste called Bas in a song entitled “Party Vibes”, produced by Ghetto Boy Music in Gambia He will play in concerts [...]

Miss Jamaica Is The First Dreaded Woman To Appear On Miss World

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

In case you missed it, a dreadlocked beauty queen competed in the Miss World competition. Dr. Sanneta Myrie, who was born to a single mother in Kingston, Jamaica, was midway through medical school when she decided to enter the beauty pageant. “I have always wanted to be a doctor and help people, but who wouldn’t want [...]

In her skin: Kamila McDonald-Alcock

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

This is part two of a feature In Her Skin, which will have Jamaican women sharing their philosophies on beauty, and revealing some of their own beauty secrets and practices. Here is Kamila McDonald-Alcock. “EXCUSE me, excuse me! Are you that lady?” As we got up to leave our table at Grosvenor Cafe´ in Kingston [...]

Dmedz marches on with Rebel Soldier

Sunday, September 20th, 2015

WITH his latest song, Rebel Soldier, singjay Dmedz continues the positive theme of Empower, his EP, which was launched last December. Rebel Soldier is the follow-up to Champion, a song the 28-year-old artiste pushed relentlessly for most of this year. “Rebel Soldier is reminding us that as black people we have to be proud of [...]

Jah Cure: ‘I only want the best because I’ve seen the worst’

Monday, August 10th, 2015

MUCH HAS been written in recent years about the state of reggae music. A combination of poor sales, the closure of specialist record shops, and young producers shifting away from traditional reggae sounds has led many writers (myself included) to question whether the beloved genre has suffered a decline. If indeed reggae is dying, Jah [...]

Reggae on a high at Geel

Monday, August 10th, 2015

Last Saturday, the 37th Reggae Geel festival closed in Belgium. True to form, it showcased a diverse package of acts including the Uprising Roots Band, Super Cat, Shaggy and Etana. Promoter Dee Prater estimates that over 66,000 fans attended the two-day event which she described as “more than successful”. “This year, I brought Super Cat [...]

5 Songs You Need to Hear by Rising Reggae Star Kabaka Pyramid – The Root

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

The young lion from Kingston held his own, exhibiting star quality as well as proving that people were ready for his music. Couple that with recent moves—including an appearance this year at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas; his U.S. tour with a stop at New York City’s SOB’s; and an impressive European touring schedule—and [...]

Hyde behind the camera

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

MUSIC video director and film producer Jerome Hyde has 10 years of experience under his belt. He has worked on major Hollywood films and television shows as well as videos for hip hop and reggae acts. Currently in Kingston for the inaugural Jamaica Film Festival, the 30-year-old Washington DC native wants to learn more about [...]

Mavado’s sis Joey Brooks finds Serenity

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Joey Brooks is enjoying some traction with her latest song, Serenity, a duet with her Live MB Music Productions label-mate Jay Prince. The 28-year-old singer is not surprised that the single is doing well. “We have great chemistry together, and the response to the song has been excellent. It’s been great,” she said. via Mavado’s [...]