Jamaica’s Most Lyrical Female Artist Releases Video Saluting Real Rastafarians

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Karamanti, the woman many refer to as the most lyrical female in Dancehall, has just released the official video for her single FAKE RASTA. The song was released last year by Range Hill Records on the popular Rock Island Riddim (distributed by Zojak Worldwide) which also features the likes of Demarco and Jah Vinci.   Karamanti’s song questions the lifestyle of many who say they are Rastafarians while simultaneously engaging in practices and belief patterns that are contrary to traditional African lifestyle. While doing so, it also pays respect to the few authentic Rastafarians who are still locked on to ancient African cultures and traditions.    The video for FAKE RASTA was shot entirely in Kingston, Jamaica with only one or two scenes taken from Karamanti’s most recent tour in Denmark. Though it was directed by Karamanti, all scenes were shot by MJE and editing was done by Ramon Lindsay. The video can be viewed on Karamanti’s channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSuH39bSAEs   Anyone wanting to work with Karamanti may contact her management team via her website at www.karamantimusic.com

Karamanti – ‘Fake Rasta’ Official Music Video Released

Karamanti, the woman many refer to as the most lyrical female in Dancehall, has just released the official video for her single FAKE RASTA. The song was released last year by Range Hill Records on the popular Rock Island Riddim (distributed by Zojak Worldwide) which also features the likes of Demarco and Jah Vinci.

Karamanti’s song questions the lifestyle of many who say they are Rastafarians while simultaneously engaging in practices and belief patterns that are contrary to traditional African lifestyle. While doing so, it also pays respect to the few authentic Rastafarians who are still locked on to ancient African cultures and traditions.

The video for FAKE RASTA was shot entirely in Kingston, Jamaica with only one or two scenes taken from Karamanti’s most recent tour in Denmark. Though it was directed by Karamanti, all scenes were shot by MJE and editing was done by Ramon Lindsay. The video can be viewed on Karamanti’s channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSuH39bSAEs

Anyone wanting to work with Karamanti may contact her management team via her website at www.karamantimusic.com

VP Records Reggae Gold 2015 to Hit Stores in July 2015

Various Artists: Reggae Gold 2015 Genre: Reggae   Label: VP Records   Release Date: 17 July 2015

Reggae Gold 2015 – Artwork

Featuring Beres Hammond, Ikaya, Queen Ifrica, Yasha, Jah Cure and more, look out for various artists compilation album Reggae Gold 2015 which VP Records has slated for a release date of July 17.

The release of Various Artists Compilation: Soca Gold 2015

1. Raze - Fay-Ann Lyons 3:50 2. Party Done - Angela Hunte ft. Machel Montano 3:16 3. Our Time - Bunji Garlin 4:58 4. Ah Feeling - Lead Pipe & Saddis 3:48

Soca Gold 2015 – Artwork

Just in time for summer enjoyment Soca Gold 2015 featuring Fay-Ann Lyons,  Angela Hunte, Machel Montano, Bunji Garlin, Lead Pipe & Saddis, and more will be officially released on June 30th.

Reggae singer Little Pinchers to perform at the ROCKSTEADY ATL First Sunday Day Party in July coming off of his appearance in Jamaica with Sizzla.

Rocksteady ATL Day Party with Little Pinchers + Isis Swaby DJ Set ~ Sunday, July 5th

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ROCKSTEADY ATL SUMMER DAY PARTY  SUNDAY JULY 5 5PM-11PM  HOSTED BY: ARCHANGEL SUPERPEC  MUSIC BY:  DJ PASSPORT DJ CHIGGA OF LOVE PEOPLE SOUND KAHLIL WONDA OF HIGHLANDA SOUND  SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY: LITTLE PINCHERS  INFO: VAULTCLASSICS@GMAIL.COM  The Sound Table 483 Edgewood Ave, Atlanta, GA

Rocksteady ATL Day Party – July 5, 2015

Special Guest DJ just added: ISIS SWABY.  Isis Swaby is a Harlem bred DJ/Visual Artist/Musician and the daughter of reggae dub producer, Augustus Pablo.  She will drop in for an exclusive ALL VINYL set.  Check her out on soundcloud.

Special Guest DJ just added: ISIS SWABY.  Isis Swaby is a Harlem bred DJ/Visual Artist/Musician and the daughter of reggae dub producer, Augustus Pablo.  She will drop in for an exclusive ALL VINYL set.  Check her out on soundcloud.

Special Guest DJ at #RocksteadyATL ISIS SWABY, a Harlem bred DJ/Visual Artist/Musician and the daughter of reggae dub producer, Augustus Pablo, will drop in for an exclusive ALL VINYL set.

Lounge outside on the deck and dig some classic sounds at the “Rocksteady ATL Day Party,” Sunday July 5th at The Sound Table from 5pm onwards hosted by Archangel SuperPEC.

Archangel SuperPEC to host the First Sunday ROCKSTEADY ATL Day Party in July

Archangel SuperPEC to host the First Sunday ROCKSTEADY ATL Day Party in July

Guests can enjoy tasty menu items and potent cocktails like the Blackwell Rum Punch SPECIAL at this celebrated outdoor/indoor event space to accompany live DJ sets in the afternoon by world-class selectors DJ Chigga of Love People Sound, DJ Passport, and Kahlil Wonda of Highlanda Sound.  

Reggae singer Little Pinchers to perform at the ROCKSTEADY ATL First Sunday Day Party in July coming off of his appearance in Jamaica with Sizzla.

Reggae singer Little Pinchers to perform at the ROCKSTEADY ATL First Sunday Day Party in July coming off of his appearance in Jamaica with Sizzla.

It will then descend into the evening with an extra special live performance by reggae crooner Little Pinchers, and what’s more… It’s free!

Tasha T wins for Best Caribbean Style at the Black Canadian Awards

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Congratulations to Tasha T on winning in the “Best Caribbean Style”category of the prestigious “Black Canadian Awards” that took place on Saturday, June 6, 2015! The award was presented at a Black Tie gala hosted at the Queen Ann Theatre in Toronto, Canada.

  Decked out in a drop-dead couture outfit the inspired creation of  Canadian based "Dab Design" Tasha T looked stunning throughout the evening. When interviewed about this latest honor the petite songstress known for her big voice and conscious lyrics said "more than anyone could imagine I am extremely thankful to the Black Canadian Awards Committee for recognizing and nominating me for the award.  She went on to say that "I work non-stop writing to create statement music that hopefully will make a difference in the lives of all listeners and touring to promote my message. This award strengthens my energy and resolve to continue moving in the direction that I am headed, up-up-up!"

TASHA T WINS FOR BEST CARIBBEAN STYLE AT THE BLACK CANADIAN AWARDS

Arriving by a stretch limousine, an excited Tasha T stepped onto the red carpet looking radiant and was meet by adoring friends and fans. Following the announcement of her win Tasha T’s acceptance speech began with thanks to JAH for the many blessings she has received with further expressions of love to her family and deep gratitude to all the fans who took the time to vote for her. She also took time to express her gratitude to the RasVibe Records management team and to VP Records for their continual support.

Decked out in a drop-dead couture outfit the inspired creation of  Canadian based “Dab Design” Tasha T looked stunning throughout the evening. When interviewed about this latest honor the petite songstress known for her big voice and conscious lyrics said “more than anyone could imagine I am extremely thankful to the Black Canadian Awards Committee for recognizing and nominating me for the award.”  She went on to say that “I work non-stop writing to create statement music that hopefully will make a difference in the lives of all listeners and touring to promote my message. This award strengthens my energy and resolve to continue moving in the direction that I am headed, up-up-up!

13 Caribbean American Movers and Shakers to be Honored in Atlanta on June 14, 2015

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The announcement of the 13 honorees for the 2015 Caribbean American Movers and Shakers Awards was officially made public on Friday May 15, 2015. The 2015 list of honorees highlights the best of the City of Atlanta, Georgia. The event will be held at the chic urban Caribbean restaurant Negril Village, on Sunday June 14, 2015 at 4pm.

The annual recognition identifies professionals and civic minded individuals of Caribbean heritage, living in the metro Atlanta area, who have contributed to the multicultural community. This year’s honorees include:
  • Consul General of the Bahamas Consul General Randy Rolle,
  • Honorary Consul of Jamaica Mrs. Jewel Scott Esq.,
  • Founder Black Supply Institute Mr. Devin Robinson,
  • Founder 135th Street Agency Ms. Saptosa Foster,
  • National Black Latino Council Chairman Mr. Dan Vargas,
  • Music, TV/Movie and Media Executive Ms. Karen Marie Mason,
  • Professor and Engineer Dr. Sidney Rabsatt Sr., 
  • General Manager of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport Mr. Miguel Southwell,
  • American Hero Kwame James,
  • Television and Radio Personality Mr. Darian “Big Tigger” Morgan. 
  • This year we will be recognizing our Youth Pioneer Honorees Phoenix Girls,
  • Humanitarian of the Year: Mr.Saurel Quettan,Food for the Poor,
  • and our Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree, Anthony Quan, CFO and Strategy- Pacific Group at The Coca-Cola Company.
The 2015 Caribbean American Movers and Shakers Awards include a series of award events, in the prime markets of Atlanta, Georgia, New York City and Miami, Florida, throughout the year.  The Caribbean Media Network, in conjunction with affiliates, will host this memorable awards celebration on Sunday June 14, 2015, at Atlanta’s new urban chic multicultural hot spot, Negril Village Atlanta. This luxury venue is located in the heart of Midtown Atlanta, which will serve as a tropical oasis for this year’s celebration. The event will start promptly at 4:00p.m.Caribbean heritage
The 2015 Awards event, will be feature Caribbean American entertainment, lifestyle, and culture specialist, Red Carpet Shelley, and a variety of celebrity presenters. The atmosphere will be highlighted by the International DJ’s Highlanda Sound along side some special invited guests.
To purchase tickets and more information visit http://camsawards.eventbrite.com or www.camsnetworking.com.
FOLLOW: 
Red Carpet Shelley – @redcarpetshelle
Caribbean Media Network @cmnusa
Highlanda Sound @highlanda
MEDIA CONTACT:
Michael Thomas, Caribbean Media Network
info@infinitiglobalmedia.com

ROCKSTEADY First Sundays hosted by Shooks and Feedo with special guest Cartel Sound – June 7, 2015

Rocksteady  Roots reggae / Lovers rock / Dub  Hosted by Shooks and Feedo Red Square  with Highlanda Sound  and  Special guest DJ Phillip 5 of Cartel Sound  Sunday June 7th 8pm-12am  The Sound Table  483 Edgewood Ave. S.E. Atlanta  Complimentary Admission

Rocksteady
Roots reggae / Lovers rock / Dub
Hosted by Shooks and Feedo Red Square
with Highlanda Sound
and
Special guest DJ Phillip 5 of Cartel Sound
Sunday June 7th
8pm-12am
The Sound Table
483 Edgewood Ave. S.E. Atlanta
Complimentary Admission

Music video by Gully Bop X Stylo-G performing Who She Want

Music video by Gully Bop and Stylo-G performing “Who She Want”

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The latest video from Gully Bop is now available across the globe. “Who She Want” is the title and it is a merged effort with top-flight U.K. star, Stylo-G. The project is already receiving rave reviews. Upbeat, entertaining and layered with amusing lyrics, “Who She Want” has gained acceptance on mainstream radio such as BBC and Capital XTRA. It is in high rotation on both sides of the Atlantic with HOT 97 now in the mix. The single has climbed to the top of the iTunes chart in the UK and other territories, such as Bermuda where Gully Bop has six songs on their top 20 chart.

“This video is high quality and me happy for the response me a get. Big up to Stylo-G and him team for working close with my team to get it done. The World already see me in rags and rough life, so this video show a different side. Expensive car and money a flash, like a dream; it a show prosperity, from the gully to the money is the theme. We a motivate youths to start work for what them want and get it in a life,” Gully Bop shared.

The long-time aspiring artiste, who recently became a frequent flyer with a long list of tour dates, commenced his first offshore performance in March. Since then, he has been taking his concert to supporters at sold-out venues in the United Kingdom, Grenada, Guyana, The Cayman Islands, Barbados and additionally St. Vincent and the Grenadines. For a complete list of upcoming shows use www.bandsintown.com/GullyBop for tracking.

Alborosie Meets King Jammy: Dub Of Thrones

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Alborosie Meets King Jammy - Dub Of Thrones - Artwork

Alborosie Meets King Jammy – Dub Of Thrones – Artwork

VP Records/ Greensleeves announced the April 2015 worldwide release of Alborosie Meets King Jammy- Dub Of Thrones, a historic pairing of one of Jamaica’s most pivotal dub legends King Jammy with the modern Italian-born dubmaster Alborosie. Mixed by Alborosie at his Shengen studio and King Jammy at his studio in the Waterhouse district of Kingston, this old-school meets new-school dub battle delivers an authentic dub reggae listening experience.

The album’s throwback style and packaging captures the 1980’s reggae era and includes a fully-illustrated package by Tony McDermott, one of the illustrators of that time and today. The mostly instrumental collection will be available on CD, limited edition vinyl LP and digitally.

Alborosie and King Jammy plan to tour in support of this release throughout the summer. Dates will be announced shortly.

Christopher Martin’s “I’m A Big Deal” EP produced by Troy “Troyton” Hinds

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Christopher Martin - Steppin Razor (EP) - Artwork

Christopher Martin – Steppin Razor (EP) – Artwork

Jamaican reggae crooner Christopher Martin released his much-anticipated debut (EP) “Steppin Razor” on April 21st. The 5-song digital-only release balances sweetness, swagger, and sex appeal while showcasing Chris’s versatility and vocal excellence.

Steppin Razor TRACK LISTING:
1. Steppin Razor
2. I’m A Big Deal
3. We Are The Vibes
4. Secret Love (Creep)
5. Hide Away