CARIBBEAT: Jamaica College and St. George’s College students to benefit from virtual fund-raising ‘True Blue Sound Clash’

(repost from New York Daily News) With coronavirus restrictions and innovations in communications technology, the Jamaica College Old Boys Association of South Florida is sharing the virtual “True Blue Sound Clash” with the world next Saturday from 7 p.m. to midnight, through an online agreement with VP Records. The special musical clash between the Jamaica College Old Boys Association of Florida and the St. George’s College Old Boys Association of…

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Style & Vibes Podcast Ep. 73-VP Records’ Miss Pat: Her Reggae Music Journey

Patricia Chin, affectionately known as Miss Pat to just about everyone, is the co-founder of VP Records with her late husband Vincent. VP Records is an independent Caribbean music record label, with music distribution and retail arms of the business. In this episode, Miss Pat shares parts of her musical journey, her impact on the music business, and her making moves in a male-dominated industry.  Miss Pat recently released Miss Pat:…

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The Women Essential To Reggae And Dancehall!

(Repost from GRAMMY’ By:  Jessica Lipsky In honor of Women’s History Month, highlights some of the foundational women who have shaped the sounds of reggae and dancehall as well as spotlights one artist who is taking one of the genres into the future. When many people think of reggae, one name immediately comes to mind: Bob Marley. The legend is just one of many prominent men—including the late Bunny…

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VP Records Retail Stores To Merge Facebook Pages

Retail customers of VP Records retail stores in Jamaica, NY and Miramar, FL will soon be able to interact with the company on a singular platform page. The merged Facebook page gives consumers a single point to ask questions about products, and to order products directly. The combined Facebook page will be a touchpoint for news of special events and happenings at the two locations as well as a streaming…

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Seven Takeaways From VP Records’ ‘Dancehall Anthems’: New Recordings From The Golden Era

(repost from Dancehall Mag) In a dynamic collage of potent harmonies and rhythms from the Golden Era of Dancehall and Reggae, VP Records has created a playlist to take us back in time while stirring fresh new feels. The project, Dancehall Anthems, released October 16, is a set of new recordings of classic Reggae and Dancehall songs from the ’70s and ’90s brought to you by a select list of deejays…

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Beres Hammond and Popcaan reveal video for “God Is Love”

(reposted from REVOLT TV) Back in February, Beres Hammond blessed the world with a live stream of his “Love From A Distance” concert, which saw additional support from Marcia Griffiths, Buju Banton, and Popcaan — the last of whom joined Hammond for the debut of their new collaboration “God Is Love.” Earlier this month, “God Is Love” saw an official release, allowing fans to enjoy the spiritually and emotionally charged effort…

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